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Overweight teens lose weight for the right reasons
Overweight teens lose weight for the right reasons January 13, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Most heavy teens’ attempts to lose weight don’t work, but a new study shows a big secret of those who do succeed. They do it more for their own sake rather than to impress their peers or please their parents. ... Read More »

Could Playing Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker” and Other Music Improve Kids’ Brains?
Could Playing Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker” and Other Music Improve Kids’ Brains? January 12, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Children who play the violin or study piano could be learning more than just Mozart. A University of Vermont College of Medicine child psychiatry team has found that musical training might also help kids focus their attention, control their emotions ... Read More »

Maternal Supplementation with Multiple Micronutrients, Compared With Iron-Folic Acid, Does Not Reduce Infant Mortality
Maternal Supplementation with Multiple Micronutrients, Compared With Iron-Folic Acid, Does Not Reduce Infant Mortality January 11, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

In Bangladesh, daily maternal supplementation of multiple micronutrients compared to iron-folic acid before and after childbirth did not reduce all-cause infant mortality to age 6 months, but did result in significant reductions in preterm birth and low birth weight, according ... Read More »

Text Messaging Reminders Increase Second Dose Influenza Vaccinations in Children
Text Messaging Reminders Increase Second Dose Influenza Vaccinations in Children January 10, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Researchers at the Mailman School of Public Health and Columbia University Medical Center studied the impact of text message reminders for the second dose of influenza vaccine required for many young children to protect them against the virus. The findings showed that sending text ... Read More »

Dogs, cats and other animals may improve social skills of children with autism
Dogs, cats and other animals may improve social skills of children with autism January 9, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Dogs and other pets play an important role in individuals’ social lives, and they can act as catalysts for social interaction, previous research has shown. Although much media attention has focused on how dogs can improve the social skills of ... Read More »

Kids not negatively impacted by weight management programs
Kids not negatively impacted by weight management programs January 8, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Weight management programs for overweight children do not negatively impact body satisfaction, research shows. Published in Appetite, researchers at Monash University investigated changes in body perception and satisfaction in overweight and obese children aged five to nine-years-old participating in a weight ... Read More »

Parental History of Suicide Attempt Associated with Increased Risk in Kids
Parental History of Suicide Attempt Associated with Increased Risk in Kids January 7, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A suicide attempt by a parent increased the odds nearly 5-fold that a child would attempt suicide, according to a report published online by JAMA Psychiatry. Other studies have established that suicidal behaviour can run in families but few studies have ... Read More »

Parents’ BMI Decreases with Child Involved in School-Based, Community Obesity Intervention
Parents’ BMI Decreases with Child Involved in School-Based, Community Obesity Intervention January 6, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Parents of children involved in an elementary school-based community intervention to prevent obesity appear to share in in its health benefits.  A new analysis of Shape Up Somerville: Eat Smart Play Hard™ shows an association between being exposed to the ... Read More »

Smart seat to rescue kids left in cars
Smart seat to rescue kids left in cars January 4, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Summer brings a greater risk of babies or toddlers left unattended in cars – sometimes with devastating consequences. For example, last summer Ambulance Victoria paramedics rescued an average of four children a day from cars. To lessen this risk La ... Read More »

Community-based program for troubled teens halves crime rates
Community-based program for troubled teens halves crime rates January 2, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

An innovative community based program aimed at engaging and upskilling troubled teenagers has halved juvenile crime rates in Armidale NSW over a seven year period, new research from UNSW, University of New England and the Hunter Medical Research Institute has ... Read More »







 
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