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Victims of childhood bullying more likely to be overweight as young adults

Recent study at King’s College in London found that children who had been bullied in elementary and middle schools have twice the potential to be overweight by the age of 18 as children who had never been exposed to prolonged periods of bullying.

“Children who were chronically bullied in school were 1.7 times more likely . . . → Read More: Victims of childhood bullying more likely to be overweight as young adults

Why Finland’s Newborns Sleep in Cardboard Cribs

Finland has one of the lowest infant mortality rates in the world, 2.52 for every 1,000 births, less than half that of the United States. Many believe this is for a very simple reason – a gift of a baby cardboard box.

“Finland provides all mothers-to-be with a baby box, but . . . → Read More: Why Finland’s Newborns Sleep in Cardboard Cribs

Teens with asthma almost twice as likely to smoke as their healthy counterparts

Recent study discussed at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting finds that adolescents with asthma are twice as likely to smoke as their counterparts without asthma.

“The study found 22 percent of the kids with asthma smoked, while only 12 percent of kids without asthma smoked,” said allergist Bradley . . . → Read More: Teens with asthma almost twice as likely to smoke as their healthy counterparts

PTSD May Affect Boys, Girls Differently, Brain Scans Show

Recent research finds that post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may affect brains of girls and boys in different ways.

“Researchers used MRI scans to examine the brains of 59 children, aged 9 to 17. The participants included 30 kids with PTSD and 29 without the disorder (the “control” group).”

“Girls and boys in the control group . . . → Read More: PTSD May Affect Boys, Girls Differently, Brain Scans Show