child health

Masculine boys, feminine girls more likely to engage in cancer risk behaviors
Masculine boys, feminine girls more likely to engage in cancer risk behaviors April 25, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Young people who conform most strongly to norms of masculinity and femininity—the most “feminine” girls and the most “masculine” boys—are significantly more likely than their peers to engage in behaviours that pose cancer risks, according to a new study led ... Read More »

More TV watching may mean less sleep for children
More TV watching may mean less sleep for children April 24, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A study that followed more than 1,800 children from ages 6 months to nearly 8 years found a small but consistent association between increased television viewing and shorter sleep duration. The report, by investigators at Harvard School of Public Health ... Read More »

Quality early childhood programs help prevent adult chronic disease
Quality early childhood programs help prevent adult chronic disease April 15, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

High-quality early childhood development programs with health care and nutritional components can help prevent or delay the onset of adult chronic disease, according to a new study by Nobel laureate economist James Heckman and researchers at the University of Chicago, ... Read More »

Not enough sleep and too much screen time linked to childhood obesity
Not enough sleep and too much screen time linked to childhood obesity April 14, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

The study, which examined the sleep habits of Australian children aged 4-8, revealed children who sleep less than their peers could be at risk of obesity. “We found that shorter sleep durations predicted higher BMIs (body mass index), which is ... Read More »

Happy, healthy children develop on the playing field
Happy, healthy children develop on the playing field April 13, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Playing a team sport at an early age can improve the health and wellbeing of children, particularly for young girls. Girls who take up a team sport before the age of eight and continue for at least two years are ... Read More »

Childhood virus may increase type 1 diabetes risk
Childhood virus may increase type 1 diabetes risk April 9, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

The most common cause of severe diarrhoea in children, the rotavirus infection, has been shown to accelerate the development of type 1 diabetes in mice, according to new University of Melbourne research. The study, published today in PLOS Pathogens, explored ... Read More »

Hand washing game: hot potato with soap
Hand washing game: hot potato with soap April 8, 2014 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Hot potato is an old favourite with kids. Use a bar of soap as the hot potato and it’s a fun way to teach kids about hand washing. They’ll also improve their motor skills and develop socially from playing this ... Read More »

Public smoking bans reduce preterm births and child hospital visits
Public smoking bans reduce preterm births and child hospital visits April 4, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The introduction of laws banning smoking in public places and workplaces in North America and Europe has been quickly followed by large drops in rates of preterm births and children attending hospital for asthma, according to the first systematic review ... Read More »

Sugar is on the menu in schools as canteen guidelines fail
Sugar is on the menu in schools as canteen guidelines fail April 2, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Guidelines used to rate school canteen menus should be overhauled to limit the sugar content of food and drinks, according to University of Sydney nutrition expert Kieron Rooney. Dr Kieron Rooney, a senior lecturer in biochemistry and exercise physiology in ... Read More »

Obesity associated with lower academic attainment in teenage girls
Obesity associated with lower academic attainment in teenage girls April 1, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Obesity in adolescent girls is associated with lower academic attainment levels throughout their teenage years, a new study has shown. The research conducted by the Universities of Strathclyde, Dundee, Georgia and Bristol is the most comprehensive study yet carried out ... Read More »







 
 
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