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Children’s Health News

Children’s Health News

Child’s Play Is Good for All of Us

New study finds that child play and physical activity are healthy for children and society as a whole.

“If all of the children who currently are sedentary started exercising every day, societies could save enormous amounts of money in the coming decades and have healthier citizens as a whole, according to a remarkable new study. . . . → Read More: Child’s Play Is Good for All of Us

Music, Video Help Sixth-Graders Master Hands-Only CPR

New study reports that CPR can be successfully performed by sixth graders, especially when thought with music and video.

“We were wondering why they need to wait until 12th grade when sixth graders have learned the circulation system and seem mature enough and are interested in learning hands-only CPR,” said study author Dr. Mimi Biswas. . . . → Read More: Music, Video Help Sixth-Graders Master Hands-Only CPR

Late teen years are key period for bone growth

New study finds that late adolescence, when teens grown most, is a very important time for gaining bone mineral and for healthy bone growth.

“Scientists analyzing a racially diverse, multicenter sample from a large, federally funded national study say their findings reinforce the importance of diet and physical activities during the late teen years, as . . . → Read More: Late teen years are key period for bone growth

Are Teenagers Replacing Drugs With Smartphones?

In the last decade, researchers have noticed that the use of drugs among young teens (despite the raging opioid epidemic in certain areas of American society) has been declining,

“… researchers are starting to ponder an intriguing question: Are teenagers using drugs less in part because they are constantly stimulated and . . . → Read More: Are Teenagers Replacing Drugs With Smartphones?

Should Your Baby Really Sleep in the Same Room as You?

Recent guidelines by the American Academy of Pediatrics that babies sleep in the same room as their parents for the first six months of their lives had a lot of parents worried that sleep would be impossible to come by during that period.

“The academy said that sharing a room could cut babies’ chance of . . . → Read More: Should Your Baby Really Sleep in the Same Room as You?

Why Playing Team Sports Is Good for Kids With ADHD

New study finds that team sports like soccer with constant action and movement may be better for children with ADHD disorders than sports with more downtime such as baseball or softball.

“The results surprised researchers, who expected the athletes with ADHD – which is characterized by symptoms such as inattentiveness, hyperactivity or both – “to . . . → Read More: Why Playing Team Sports Is Good for Kids With ADHD

How To Teach Your Child To Cope With Anger

Every child gets angry, but teaching a child to channel anger into healthy behavior is an opportunity for parents to turn a negative emotion into a positive teaching moment that will benefit their child all their lives.

What should a parent do? Here’s a wonderful list of practical advice, from showing your child how to . . . → Read More: How To Teach Your Child To Cope With Anger

New one-time treatment for head lice found safe for children

Pediatric News reports that a new, one time treatment for head lice has been found safe and effective for children as young as six months.

“The pooled safety data included results from 11 clinical trials including 1,372 patients. Of these, 700 were aged 6 months to 17 years, and patients were exposed to the novel . . . → Read More: New one-time treatment for head lice found safe for children

Why Is Measles Making An Unpleasant Comeback?

 Measles, once believed for the most part eradicated in the United States and Europe are making a comeback, mostly because some parents are not vaccinating their children against them.

“With measles outbreaks rapidly spreading across Europe and in the United States, health experts are reminding people in developed countries that vaccines save lives. In Germany . . . → Read More: Why Is Measles Making An Unpleasant Comeback?

Psychologists Find An Alarming Long-Term Effect Of Teen Sleep Deprivation

New research shows that getting teens to sleep more will help with anti social behavior and rule breaking and may make a difference in reducing criminal behavior later in life.

“Previous research has shown a link between antisocial behavior in kids ― breaking rules, not listening to parents and teachers, swearing and fighting ― and . . . → Read More: Psychologists Find An Alarming Long-Term Effect Of Teen Sleep Deprivation