child health

Overweight or obesity often start during primary school
Overweight or obesity often start during primary school September 23, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Every year 57,100 children who started primary school in England at a healthy weight end up obese or overweight by the time they leave, according to new statistics* published by Cancer Research UK. This worrying statistic adds to the fact ... Read More »

Sign language may be helpful for children with rare speech disorder
Sign language may be helpful for children with rare speech disorder September 21, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Using sign language with intensive speech therapy may be an effective treatment for children with a rare speech disorder called apraxia of speech, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers. They suggest further exploration of the results of a case study ... Read More »

Autism app wins coveted National iAward
Autism app wins coveted National iAward September 15, 2016 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

La Trobe University partnered with Salesforce to develop an early detection app to empower parents and caregivers to identify autism earlier and more accurately than ever before. The free app – called ASDetect – won the Project of the Year iAward in ... Read More »

The rise of the Fitbit kids: a good move or a step too far?
The rise of the Fitbit kids: a good move or a step too far? September 14, 2016 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The concept of tracking your fitness with wearable technology is not new but the rate at which activity trackers are being worn by school children is. And it’s causing quite a range of reactions. In the UK, a mother withdrew ... Read More »

Bacterial or viral? Now we can tell
Bacterial or viral? Now we can tell September 13, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Researchers from The University of Queensland and Imperial College London have developed a method to distinguish viral and bacterial infections in children, which will save lives and reduce antibiotic use. Associate Professor Lachlan Coin from the Centre for Superbug Solutions at UQ’s Institute for Molecular Bioscience said ... Read More »

Pioneering study of cannabis extracts in treating epileptic kids
Pioneering study of cannabis extracts in treating epileptic kids September 7, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A pioneering study, the Paediatric Epilepsy Lambert Initiative Cannabinoid Analysis (PELICAN), launches today not only to identify issues facing families living with epilepsy but also to analyse cannabis products being used in the community – with the potential to uncover new ... Read More »

Australia’s longest-running women’s health study to add children’s data
Australia’s longest-running women’s health study to add children’s data August 31, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Research linking two decades of data on Australian women with outcomes for their children will provide an unparalleled insight into child health and development. Professor Gita Mishra from The University of Queensland said the Mothers and their Children’s Health Study (MatCH) would help complete ... Read More »

Oral Immunotherapy Is Safe, Effective Treatment for Peanut-Allergic Preschoolers
Oral Immunotherapy Is Safe, Effective Treatment for Peanut-Allergic Preschoolers August 26, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Nearly 80% of peanut-allergic preschool children successfully incorporated peanut-containing foods into their diets after receiving peanut oral immunotherapy (OIT), a clinical trial has found. Peanut OIT involves eating small, gradually increasing amounts of peanut protein daily. Low-dose and high-dose OIT were safe ... Read More »

Playground Zoning Increases Physical Activity During Recess
Playground Zoning Increases Physical Activity During Recess August 25, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Most grade school students are likely to claim recess as their favorite period of the day; however, in many cases recess still can be sedentary with students not engaging in enough physical activity. Now researchers from the University of Missouri have found ... Read More »

Marijuana Exposure in Kids Rose after Recreational Use Legalised in Colorado
Marijuana Exposure in Kids Rose after Recreational Use Legalised in Colorado August 12, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

The legalisation of recreational marijuana in Colorado was associated with both increased hospital visits and cases at a regional poison center because of unintentional exposure to the drug by children, suggesting effective preventive measures are needed as more states consider ... Read More »







 
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