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Does Kids' Sipping a Parent's Drink Harm Them?

Posted by External 5 days ago General — A young child's sipping or tasting alcohol may not be an early signal that they will have drinking problems or behavior problems later. Rather, sipping may reflect their parents' attitudes toward children drinking alcohol, according to a new study. Read More
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Kids' Responses to Infections Linked with Depression Risk

Posted by External 19 days ago General — Kids with immune systems that react strongly to infections could have a higher risk of depression, a new study suggests. Read More
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Preventing Kids' Concussion is About Duty of Care, Not Cotton Wool (Op-Ed)

Posted by External 64 days ago General — Concussions are mild traumatic brain injuries which cause the connections between brain cells to stretch or break. Read More
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BMI May Miss 25% of Kids with Obesity

Posted by External 67 days ago General — Some children who have a normal body mass index (BMI) might actually be obese because of extra body fat that's not picked up by the measurement, a new study says. Read More
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Parents Should Read to Kids Starting in Infancy, Docs Say

Posted by External 69 days ago General — Doctors should encourage parents to read to their children often, and start well before they enter school, according to a new statement from the nation's largest group of pediatricians. Read More
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Many Kids with Persistent Coughs Have Whooping Cough

Posted by External 69 days ago General — Despite several vaccinations, whooping cough is prevalent amongst children who go to their doctors for persistent coughs. Read More
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Kids' risks from toxic metals in dirt downplayed when measured with standard tools

Posted by External 69 days ago General — A new laboratory method may improve risk estimates of children's soil exposures. As the study explains, soil ingestion is one of the most important pathways through which children are exposed to toxic substances. Children have higher exposure rates from soil than adults because of their hand-to-mouth behavior. As they play outside in dirt mounds and playgrounds, there is a risk that children will Read More
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Fitness Trackers for Kids Hit the Market

Posted by External 74 days ago General — As fitness trackers like Fitbit and Jawbone Up gain popularity, it was only a matter of time before kids got their own version of the activity-tracking devices. Read More
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