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Preventing Kids' Concussion is About Duty of Care, Not Cotton Wool (Op-Ed)

Posted by External 33 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 36 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 38 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 38 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 38 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 43 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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1 in 8 US Kids Gets Maltreated

Posted by External 60 days ago General — In the U.S., one in eight children are abused or neglected by the time they turn 18, a new study finds. Read More
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Playing outside could make kids more spiritual

Posted by External 92 days ago General — Children who spend significant time outdoors could have a stronger sense of self-fulfillment and purpose than those who don't, according to new research linking children's experiences in nature with how they define spirituality. "These values are incredibly important to human development and well-being," said a co-author. "We were surprised by the results. Before we did the study, we asked, 'Is i Read More
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