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Children Suffering With Asthma At Higher Risk Of Becoming Obese

Children suffering from asthma are more likely to become obese, according to a new study. An early diagnosis and treatment of asthma may help in the prevention of obesity.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 20, 2017

Eating Fruits During Pregnancy May Boost Child's IQ

Eating fruits during pregnancy may boost a child's IQ, a new study has found. Prenatal fruit consumption specifically resulted in higher scores in cognitive tests when the children reached 1 year of age.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 29, 2016

Saving Lives In Poor Nations Costs $5 Per Person: Health Study

Johns Hopkins researchers said 4 million lives worldwide could be saved each year with better maternal and child health services. It costs only about $5 per person a year in healthcare spending.

Life April 11, 2016

New Vaccination Schedule Recommends HPV Vaccine For 9- And 10-Year-Olds With History Of Sexual Abuse

New CDC vaccination schedules now recommend the HPV vaccine for children ages 9 and 10 if they have a history of sexual abuse. Experts highlighted the need to protect the child victims from a higher HPV infection risk.

Life February 2, 2016

Asia Accounts For Half Of Overweight And Obese Children In World: Childhood Obesity Causes And Prevention

About half of the world's obese children, 48 percent, live in Asia. It's a result of environmental changes and will require societal changes to fix, according to the World Health Organization.

Life February 1, 2016

Childhood Asthma Rates Dropping But Racial Disparities Remain

Asthma cases in children have been dropping, according to a study, signifying the beginning of a downward trend for the disease. However, researchers still saw clear racial disparities in the numbers.

Life December 28, 2015

Moderate Amount Of Caffeine During Pregnancy Not Harmful To Baby's IQ

Coffee-loving women who worry about living without caffeine during pregnancy now have something to make them feel better. A new research found that moderate caffeine intake during pregnancy does not have any negative effects on a baby's behavioral and cognitive abilities.

Life November 22, 2015

Antibiotic Use In Farm Animals To Blame For Drug Resistant Bacteria In Children

Researchers report that more children are becoming infected with superbugs in recent years. Their findings showed that abusing antibiotics on farm animals are partly to blame for this.

Life November 16, 2015

Lead Exposure Increases Risks Of Sleep Problems In Children: Study

There's a long list of reasons why lead exposure is bad for the health. Penn Nursing researchers, however, are adding sleeping problems to the list, further making the case against exposure to lead.

Life November 13, 2015

97 Percent Of Children In West Virginia Have Health Insurance Coverage

Let the children play! Actually, they can do whatever they want, especially if they live in West Virginia, as the state has 97 percent of its children covered by health insurance.

Life November 3, 2015

Pediatric Group Says Climate Change Poses Major Health Threat To Children

The AAP said that pediatricians should be more concerned with how climate change is affecting children's growth and development. Aside from showing evidence, the AAP's statement also included recommendations on how pediatricians can help to protect children from the negative impact of climate change.

Life October 27, 2015

1 In Every 5 Kids In US Suffering From Obesity: CDC

According to a CDC report, a lot of children are obese and rates are steadily rising, which could also be an indicator of health in adults in the future.

Life August 28, 2015

Administering Morphine After Child Surgery Potentially Dangerous

Morphine may be effective for managing pain but it’s not very safe for children. A study provides an alternative, which is just as effective and less risky to use.

Life January 28, 2015

Study Casts Doubt on Relationship Between City Living and Asthma

Dear city, it’s not you; it’s them. Study highlights irrelevance of city living to asthma risk, noting other factors have more effect than a child’s surroundings.

Life January 22, 2015

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