child health

A vital step for childhood stroke
A vital step for childhood stroke (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

The Stroke Foundation has welcomed and endorsed Australia’s first clinical guidelines for children with stroke, saying the guidelines were a vital step forward in recognising and treating some of the disease’s youngest sufferers. The guidelines, developed by doctors from the ... Read More »

Sleep and screen time the focus in new physical activity guidelines for young children
Sleep and screen time the focus in new physical activity guidelines for young children (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

New National Guidelines on physical activity, sedentary time and sleep for young children were launched on 21st November by the Federal Minister for Health, the Hon Greg Hunt MP, at Parliament House in Canberra. University of Wollongong (UOW) early childhood ... Read More »

New codeine recommendations implemented
New codeine recommendations implemented (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Consumers and health professionals are advised that the recommendations of the safety review of codeine use in children and rapid metabolisers have now been implemented. The Product Information (PI) documents for all prescription codeine products have been updated to reflect ... Read More »

First graders fitter than expected
First graders fitter than expected (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Childhood obesity is often attributed to a lack of exercise. So what about sports among elementary school students? A team from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) pursued this question and collected the results of fitness tests for first-year students ... Read More »

Link between childhood obesity and snoring
Link between childhood obesity and snoring (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Poor nutrition and lack of exercise lead to the increasing prevalence of obesity which, in turn, is the major predictor of diabetes and future risk of cardiovascular disease in western societies. Excess weight is also closely associated with obstructive sleep ... Read More »

Tablet devices are a potential risk for young children
Tablet devices are a potential risk for young children (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The use of tablet devices among young children may increase the risk of neck, back and arm pain and reduce physical activity, new Curtin University research which recommends traditional toy play has found. The research, published in Applied Ergonomics, investigated ... Read More »

Babies with severe respiratory illness have double the risk of childhood asthma
Babies with severe respiratory illness have double the risk of childhood asthma (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

If children develop severe respiratory illness before two years old, they are at least double the risk of developing asthma later in childhood, a study of NSW babies has found. A study of all children born in NSW between 2000 and ... Read More »

Tenfold increase in childhood and adolescent obesity in four decades
Tenfold increase in childhood and adolescent obesity in four decades (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

The world will have more obese children and adolescents than underweight by 2022, according to a new study by Imperial College London and WHO. The number of obese children and adolescents (aged 5 to 19 years) worldwide has risen tenfold ... Read More »

Anxiety and depression caused by childhood bullying decline over time
Anxiety and depression caused by childhood bullying decline over time (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A new UCL-led study has provided the strongest evidence to date that exposure to bullying causes mental health issues such as anxiety years later. The study, published in JAMA Psychiatry and funded by MQ: Transforming Mental Health and the Economic ... Read More »

Farsighted children struggle with attention
Farsighted children struggle with attention (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Farsighted preschoolers and kindergartners have a harder time paying attention and that could put them at risk of slipping behind in school, a new study suggests. An estimated 4 to 14% of preschoolers have moderate farsightedness, or hyperopia, but it ... Read More »

 
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