Tag: Children

Facebook Will Be More Aggressive About Its Underage Policy

In response to a documentary that revealed Facebook’s lax attitude toward verification of underage users, the company has pledged to be more aggressive about enforcing its policies on underage accounts. Going forward, they will be deleted immediately.

Internet July 20, 2018

The Real Reason Why Americans Are Having Fewer Babies

A new comprehensive survey shows that parents don’t want to have more children right now because it’s too expensive to have a kid. There’s also the fact that women now have more freedom to choose not to have a child.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 7, 2018

4-Year-Old Girl With Cerebral Palsy Takes First Steps After Spine Surgery

A 4-year-old girl who was born with cerebral palsy took her first step without the assistance of a walker. The young girl received spinal surgery in May 2018.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 5, 2018

New CDC Map Shows Childhood Cancer Rates Are Higher In The Northeast

A map released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed that the Northeast has the highest rate of childhood cancer. The map also showed that states in the south had the lowest rate of cancer among children.

Public Health June 29, 2018

‘Fortnite’ Addiction Now A Recognized Mental Health Disorder: What Health Experts Say

Gaming disorder is classified as a mental health problem by WHO. Experts weighed in on children's addiction to video games like 'Fortnite' and what can be done to prevent it.

Public Health June 28, 2018

Mother Of 3 Recounts Horrifying Moment Her 12-Month-Old Daughter's Leg Broke While Going Down Slide

A mom of three shared on her Facebook page a horrifying photo of her daughter breaking her leg while going down the slide. The mother has since urged parents not to go on a slide with their children.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 27, 2018

Lawsuit Claims Immigrant Children Are Injected With Antipsychotic Drugs

A lawsuit said immigrant children were forcibly injected with antipsychotic drugs in one treatment center in Texas. The children reportedly experienced side effects that included feeling constantly lethargic and afraid of people.

Public Health June 21, 2018

'Helicopter Parenting' May Negatively Affect Children's Emotional Well-Being And Behavior

Researchers have suggested that children who have parents that are 'overbearing' will have a harder time regulating their emotions. The study also suggests that these children will face difficulties making friends and behaving in school.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 18, 2018

Parents’ Smartphone Habits Mold Children’s Unruly Behavior, According To New Study

Several studies in the past examined the harmful effects of smartphone use on young children. Now, a new study conducted highlights how parents’ smartphone habits could also shape their kids’ behavior.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 16, 2018

If You Swallow A Button Battery, Just Eat Some Honey Because It's 'Better Than Doing Nothing'

Over 2,500 kids swallow a button battery every year. To prevent major injuries and fatalities, parents should have their kids eat honey before going to the emergency room.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 12, 2018

Researchers Suggest Signs Of Autism Can Be Detected In Babies' Teeth

A team of researchers from New York suggests that baby teeth can show if a child will suffer from autism. The scientists collected data from 200 baby twins in Sweden to help confirm their theory.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 1, 2018

What's The Best Age For Learning A New Language?

Learning a new language can be tricky, and it's best to do it sooner in life for best results. Here's the best age to achieve native-speaker proficiency in another language, according to a new study.

May 2, 2018

Children Have Higher Energy Levels Than Adults And Are In Better Shape Than Professional Athletes, Study Says

According to a new study, children have a higher recovery rate after a physical activity than any functional adult and professional athlete. Children's faster heart rate recovery and metabolism contribute to this.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 24, 2018

Food Allergies In Children Are Being Caused By Baby Wipes Due To Skin Exposure

A new cause of the development of food allergies in children has been found. Using baby wipes can alter the way that children's skin absorbency works, leading to food allergies.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 6, 2018

Major Sports Leagues Are Pushing Junk Food To Children, Study Shows

A new study revealed that major sports leagues in the United States, instead of promoting a healthy lifestyle, are pushing junk food to children. Most of the advertisements for food and beverages during sports programs are for unhealthy products.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 27, 2018

Kids Now Draw Scientists As Women More Often Than Ever Before, Study Shows

When about 5,000 children were asked to draw a scientist in the 1960s and 1970s, nearly all of the drawings depicted a male scientist. A new study, however, revealed that kids now draw female scientists more often than ever before.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 21, 2018

California Couple Arrested After Keeping Three Kids In A Plywood Box 'Home' For Years, With No Running Water Or Electricity

A couple from Joshua Tree, California, kept their kids in a makeshift plywood shelter for roughly four years, with no electricity, running water, or sanitation. Authorities arrested the parents for willful cruelty to a child.

Life & Style March 3, 2018

The Deadly Flu Season Has Killed 84 Children In The United States

This year, 84 children have died from the flu in the United States, according to the CDC. It's been reported that the flu season could last several more weeks, leading into spring. Here are the symptoms of the flu.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 19, 2018

Caesarean Section Risks Highlighted In New Study: Dangerous Pregnancies For Mothers, Health Issues For Children

New research highlighted the risks associated with caesarean section deliveries for both mothers and children. Mothers may face dangerous pregnancies in the future, while children may be exposed to a variety of health issues.

Public Health January 25, 2018

Parents In Portuguese Village Encourage Young Children To Smoke At Epiphany Festival

Parents in the village of Vale de Salgueiro in Portugal give cigarettes to children as young as 5 years old during the annual Epiphany celebrations. Why do they do this?

Feature | Health January 7, 2018

Autism Spectrum Disorder Plateaus In US Kids After 20 Years

New data showed that prevalence of ASD leveled off among American children and teenagers for the first time in decades. Which ethnicity could be more prone to the disease?

Public Health January 3, 2018

Eating Fish Helps Kids Grow Smarter And Sleep Better

A new study from the University of Pennsylvania revealed that greater fish consumption among children resulted in higher IQ test scores and better sleep. The improvement is attributed to omega-3 fatty acids, which are found in many kinds of fish.

Healthy Living/Wellness December 27, 2017

Young Children Now Spend More Than 2 Hours Per Day On Screens

Kids age 8 and below spends more time using the media than six years ago. A new report reveals that 42 percent of children age 8 and below already have their own gadget - compared from 7 percent in 2013 and 1 percent in 2011.

Healthy Living/Wellness October 20, 2017

Pediatricians Issue New Guidelines For Identifying High Blood Pressure In Children

High blood pressure in children may soon be easier to identify and manage with AAP's new guidelines. The guidelines recommend annual routine blood pressure measurements and use of blood pressure lowering medications.

Public Health August 21, 2017

Higher Childhood IQ Linked To Longer Life Span: Study

A study has associated high childhood IQ levels with reduced mortality rates. Researchers believe smarter kids make better lifestyle choices that reduce the risk of life-threatening diseases.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 30, 2017

Sun Tan On Kids Is Not A Sign Of Good Health

Parents, beware: having your kids sun tanned is not a sign of good health, a new study has revealed. Researchers said a sun tan or sun burn is caused by damaged skin.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 27, 2017

Every Day, 19 Kids In The United States Are Killed Or Injured In Shootings

Shootings in the United States are responsible for at least 19 deaths or injuries among children, a new report has warned. The study underscores the urgency of tackling gun violence today, as well as preventing child deaths from shootings.

Public Health June 19, 2017

Colorado Campaign Wants To Ban Sale Of Smartphones For Children Below 13 Years Old

Use of touchscreen devices such as tablets and smartphones pose health risks to children. Now, a campaign in Colorado seeks to stop retailers from selling phones for use by children younger than 13 years old.

Public Health June 19, 2017

Parents' Smartphone Obsession May Affect Children's Behavior

If you’re wondering why your child has been acting up lately, it may have something to do with you spending too much time on your smartphone. A new study linked child behavior problems to parents' heavy use of digital technology.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 26, 2017

Old-School Parenting, Health Methods From Grandparents Could Put Kids At Risk: Find Out How

Grandparents raising their grandchildren typically rely on old-school parenting techniques, which are outdated and in conflict with the latest child care guidelines and recommendations. Old health care method and practices can be harmful to children and lead to parenting mistakes.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 8, 2017

Young Tarzan Girl: 8-Year Old Found Living With Monkeys In India [Update]

An 8-year-old girl behaving like an animal and with no understanding of human language has been found by the Indian police in the Katarniaghat Wildlife Sanctuary in Uttar Pradesh, India. Authorities say she appears to have lived with animals for quite some time.

Feature | Culture April 8, 2017

Flu Vaccination Can Save Lives Of Children: Study

A CDC study revealed that vaccinated children run a lesser risk of succumbing to flu virus, compared with non-vaccinated kids. The result was determined after a data analysis of four flu seasons from 2010 to 2014.

Public Health April 5, 2017

Parents Live Longer Than Childless People: Why Having Children Is Tied To Longevity

Fathers and mothers are more likely to live longer than their childless peers. Swedish researchers offered some possible explanations why having children is linked with extended lifespan.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 14, 2017

BusyKid Is The App For Tracking Chores Where Children Learn How To Make Money

BusyKid is a new platform that allows parents to track chores and pay allowances to their children, who in turn learn about earning, saving and spending.

Apps/Software February 15, 2017

Liver Disease In Children Linked To Fructose Intake, Says New Study

Liver ailments in children and adolescents may be linked to consumption of fructose, according to researchers. Sugar intake and uric acid levels are independently responsible for the occurrence of liver diseases.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 14, 2017

BEWARE: Pet Medicines Pose Serious Harm To Children

Pet medicines must be kept out of reach of children. In Central Ohio, 88 percent of accidental poising cases among children involved medicine for dogs.

Public Health February 12, 2017

Are First-borns Smarter Than Their Siblings? Study Says Yes

Children who were born first are generally smarter than their younger siblings, but not because of genetics, a new study suggests. Researchers said it's all because of the advantages first-borns receive from parents.

Neuroscience February 12, 2017

Flu Cases In Children Still On The Rise, Doctors Warn

Pediatric flu death is considered a key marker of a harsh flu season. Thus experts are closely watching flu cases in children in the current flu season, which is fast turning into a harsh one.

Public Health February 8, 2017

Physical Activity Can Protect Children From Depression, Says New Study

A new study explores the inter-relationship between physical activity and depression in children. The study reveals that children with higher activity posed a lower risk of depression.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 31, 2017

Kids Are Closer To Pets Than Their Own Siblings: Study

University of Cambridge researchers examine children’s relationship with their pets and find that they derived more satisfaction from animal companions and got along better with them than with their siblings. These pets may then wield a great influence on kids’ development.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 30, 2017

As Early As Age 6, Girls Are Less Likely To Feel Brilliant Than Boys

Six-year-old girls are less likely than boys to believe their gender is poised for brilliance, and they instead tend to veer away from activities that require those smarts. These are some findings of a new study that probes how far back those gender perceptions set in.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 27, 2017

WHO Urges To Stop Online Junk Food Ads On Kids' Apps

The World Health Organization has released a report that warns parents to protect their kids from pervasive junk food ads on mobile apps. Experts believe stricter regulations must be put in place to prevent ballooning obesity rates.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 7, 2016

Device Use During Bedtime Doubles Risks Of Poor Sleep In Children

Device use has been shown earlier to lead to sleeping problems. Now, researchers are saying using smartphones or tablets in bed specifically doubles risks of poor sleep in children.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 1, 2016

Obese, Lean Children Have Different Gut Bacteria: Study

Efforts are in place to address obesity in children and teens but the problem persists. In a new study, researchers have found that obese children and teens and their leaner counterparts have different gut microbiota.

Public Health September 21, 2016

What's Choking Game? Warning Signs Parents Must Recognize

An 11-year-old boy, who played the deadly choking game, died of accidental asphyxiation last week. The choking game involves strangling of the neck or compression of the chest in hopes of getting euphoric in an instant.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 9, 2016

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