Thursday, 16 August 2007

Child Health

Children in single-father families miss out on health care//Child Health NewsChildren living in the custody of single fathers are less likely to have access to affordable health care and visit the doctor less often compared to children living in families with a single mother or both parents.[ Read more... ]

Intuitive mind-reading in infants//Child Health NewsOne of the unique characteristics of humans that distinguish us from the animal kingdom is the ability to represent others, beliefs in our own minds.[ Read more... ]

Promoting child safety with computers//Child Health NewsComputer technology that provides parents with customized safety information can be an effective way to help their children avoid injury, according to a study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Johns Hopkins Children's Center.[ Read more... ]

Obesity and poorer school attendance go hand in hand//Child Health NewsNew research in the U.S. has found that there is a connection between school attendance and obesity.[ Read more... ]

Seat belt injuries in children//Child Health NewsIll-fitting seatbelts raise the risk of serious injury to children involved in car accidents. And seat belt injuries should alert physicians to look for signs of more serious consequences, particularly spinal cord injury, which is not always immediately apparent.[ Read more... ]

Diet foods and drinks for children may lead to obesity//Child Health NewsDiet foods and drinks for children may inadvertently lead to overeating and obesity, says a new report from the University of Alberta.[ Read more... ]

7-step guide to understanding tonsils and strep//Child Health NewsFifteen-year-old Kaci Jawegg's family knew the signs and symptoms all too well: It would start with itchy ears, followed by a sore and scratchy throat.[ Read more... ]

Inhaled nitric oxide safe for very premature infants//Child Health NewsA nationwide study led by researchers at UCSF provides evidence that inhaled nitric oxide is safe and effective for the prevention of the most common type of long-term lung disease of very premature infants.[ Read more... ]

Underinsured children in the U.S. increasingly at risk for not getting needed vaccines//Child Health NewsDue to limited federal and state funding for vaccines, underinsured children in the United States are increasingly at risk for not getting needed vaccines, according to a new study published August 8 in the Journal of the American Medical Association.[ Read more... ]

Parents' depression impacts child's symptoms of depression//Child Health NewsA parent's struggle with stress or depression can lower a child's quality of life -- and it could hinder an overweight youngster's attempts to lose weight, too, University of Florida researchers say.[ Read more... ]

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