Tag: "kids" at medical news
Media coverage of autism differs dramatically
...e part of readerslists of do's and don'ts to keep kids
healthy, for example. Although genetics research doesn't fall into that easy formula, Hallmayer, who studies the genetic causes of autism, said parents whose children have the disease would benefit from greater insights into the scientific process....
Less television and more gathering around the dinner table prevents
...rgarten to third grade, researchers concluded that kids
who watched the most TV were at the greatest risk of being or becoming overweight. Children who ate fewer meals with their families also were at risk for becoming overweight. "Other research has shown that children who eat meals with th...
MIT graduate student wins $30,000 Lemelson-MIT student prize for life-saving inventions
...gn Squad, a new engineering-based reality show for kids
ages 9-13 that will air nationally on PBS beginnin...mess-making. Ball hopes that through this program, kids
will be empowered to explore and embrace the elements of engineering that surround them each day. ...
Fixed versus growth intelligence mindsets: Its all in your head, Dweck says
... "I think it had just as negative an effect on the kids
at the top [as those at the bottom] who were defining themselves in those terms." From that experience, Dweck became fascinated with intelligence, convinced that IQ tests are not the only way to measure it. "I also became very interested in coping ...
Drug treatment improves learning in mice with Down syndrome symptoms, Stanford/Packard study shows
...cal and environmental interventions that may allow kids
with Down syndrome to live more normally."...
Northwestern surgeon invents teaching technology for scary patient exams
.... in Education from Stanford University. "Other kids
at college are well fed and all they have to worry about is studying. I worried how will I pay my bills, will the lights go out, is the check going to bounce?" she said. Now she talks to and encourages black students to go into medicine. She tell...
Early sex may lead teens to delinquency, study shows
...adult. They may feel like they can do things older kids
do, and for some that may include delinquency." And these negative effects of early sex may last through adolescence and into early adulthood. When the same respondents were surveyed again in 2002 when most were between the ages of 18 and 26 ...
Hot tubs hurt fertility, UCSF study shows
...o-tech," Turek said. "Couples really prefer having kids
at home and not with technology. This is a way to help them do that."Turek advises men who would like to conceive a child to "treat your body like a temple: Eat well, sleep well and take good care of yourself." The studys 11 patients were identifie...
Severe PTSD damages children's brains, Stanford/Packard study shows
...replicated in children. The researchers focused on kids
in extreme situations to better understand how str..., MD. "We're talking about traumatic stress. These kids
feel like they're stuck in the middle of a street with a truck barreling down at them." Carrion, a...
Online book helps children understand the effects of stroke
...can make it challenging to find time to explain to kids
the causes and effects of a stroke, which adults may only partially understand themselves. "For kids, this can be very frightening," Goldberg comments. "The stroke patient's changes in mood and ability to communicate are scary to a child who doesn'...
Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder at risk for alcohol problems
...keley. "Later on, it may be that only a subset of kids
with ADHD namely, those with more aggressive or antisocial behavior patterns are at risk by young adulthood." Molina says her findings support this theory. "For example, 42 percent of those children with ADHD who also had serious, persistent be...
Healthy schools project gets an 'A'
...r nutrition and exercise. "Were just trying to get kids
excited about physical activity and healthy eating...Russel-Weston stresses. "Parents can talk to their kids
about what theyre learning in school. Its important that they are informed so that they know how to ...
Chronic family turmoil and other problems cause physical changes
...ervasive and persistent in our society. Low-income kids
and especially low-income kids
who are nonwhite bear a disproportionate burden of cumulative risk exposure." The researchers also f...
National Academy of Sciences' Institute of Medicine report calls for more dairy foods at school
...ollege of Medicine. "The report wants to encourage kids
to eat more fruits, vegetables, whole grains and especially dairy foods, which give kids
three of the five "nutrients of concern" identified by the Dietary Guidelines, specifically, calcium...
Parents can sneak veggies into kids' diet
Washington, D.C --- Parents who want their kids
to consume fewer calories and eat more vegetables ...ment. Parents often find it difficult to get their kids
to eat vegetables. The researchers developed two variations of pasta, and served the dishes to 61 ...
RAND study finds alcohol advertising and marketing associated with adolescent drinking
...s often think they don't have to worry about their kids
drinking before they get to high school, but sixth...ues, as well as drinking," Collins added. "Getting kids
to think critically about ads may lessen any effects the ads have." The study by RAND, a nonprofit...
Chunky adolescents' cardiovascular health is headed in wrong direction
...cting) as he looked across the three categories of kids
from thinnest to heaviest. Although the incremental increases dont guarantee eventual hypertension, its not a good sign, says Dr. Dong. "If you become hypertensive when you are 42, it doesnt go up just like that," he says, snapping his fingers. "B...
Full-term, low-birth-weight babies at significantly greater risk for early respiratory symptoms
...tween the ages of 4 and 7, about 70 percent of the kids
with respiratory symptoms reported cough. During the full 7-year follow-up, 38.9 percent of the study population had at least one wheezing episode; 51.7 percent reported cough at night; and 37.3 percent a lower respiratory infection at a specific...
Indoor smoking bans: Are they creating unhealthy outdoor zones for secondhand smoke?
...s a college town, and we have thousands of college kids
standing shoulder to shoulder outside bars and restaurants on weekend nights. In select areas outside certain establishments, we believe many of these young people are exposed to elevated levels of secondhand smoke, says researcher Luke Naeher, Ph.D...
Tiny newborns face higher risk of death at community hospitals, Stanford/VA study finds
...and neonatal support. "It's not good to move these kids
around," said Phibbs. "The best way to transport a very premature infant is inside the mother. "It's not that we think the community services are bad or poorly staffed," he added. "But a regional structure of services may be best able to help these...
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