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Many parents fail to set rules to limit children's exposure to tobacco smoke, according to new study

...exposure to tobacco smoke. A study involving 1,770 parents and guardians in New York and New Jersey finds tha...econdhand smoke. The research also finds that many parents consistently make no effort to protect their children from secondhand smoke in public places. The fi...

More exhaust inhaled by kids inside school buses than by others in the area, says new UC study

...ng driven to school in passenger vehicles and that parents shouldn't yank their kids from bus ridership. "School buses are built like a tank, and the chances of children getting killed or seriously injured from a traffic accident in a private passenger vehicle are significantly greater than if they are on a...

Teens believe oral sex is safer, more acceptable to peers

...completed a questionnaire during class after their parents consented to their participation. The mean age of the participants was 14.5 years; 58 percent were girls and 42 percent were boys. Their ethnic diversity was similar to that of their schools: approximately 40 percent White, 24 percent Latino, 17 perc...

Early home environment and television watching influence bullying behavior

...ional support and cognitive stimulation from their parents are significantly less likely to become bullies in... on whether the child ate meals with both parents, parents talked to the child while working and spanking. The average number of hours of television watching w...

Education program reduces incidents of shaken baby syndrome

...d education program about shaken baby syndrome for parents of all newborn infants in the region before leavin...use of commitment statements, agreements signed by parents that show that they received and understood the educational materials. Nurses at the hospitals were...

Vigorously active adolescents are leaner, fitter

...e main one. Something has to give." He encourages parents to put children in environments where they can be active and safe, such as after-school and weekend programs. "They can do their schoolwork when they get home; they will just not be able to watch as much television." Dr. Gutin noted that the finding...

Certain weight control behaviors may precipitate obesity among adolescent girls

...weight problems than other behaviors. Furthermore, parents who are overweight may also contribute to their ad...dical weight-control, were depressed and had obese parents were more likely to become obese. On the other hand, the authors found that eating high fat foods, b...

Grandmothers' smoking linked to grandchildren's asthma decades later

...School preventive medicine researchers interviewed parents or guardians of 908 Southern California children participating in the USC Children's Health Study, which includes children and teens recruited in grades 4, 7 and 10. Of the participants, 338 children had asthma by age 5, while another 570 children we...

Will cancer vaccine get to all women?

...ccination, despite a survey showing 80 per cent of parents favour vaccinating their daughters. "Abstinence is...lis is more optimistic. His surveys in the US show parents overwhelmingly favour getting their daughters vaccinated. "Doctors tend to fear the worst," he says....

Research reveals emotional trauma parents face when a child is diagnosed with diabetes

...tes can be a traumatic and life-changing event for parents and researchers doubt whether many of them ever co... The intensity of the emotions expressed by the 38 parents taking part in the study surprised the team of researchers, led by Lesley Lowes from the Department ...

New research reveals working mothers do not adversely impact on children's diets

...tion from over 2000 11 year old children and their parents (in 1984-5) reveals no evidence that number of parents in the household or family meals are associated with children's diets, while maternal employment is ...

Breakthrough for kids with epilepsy

... have a significant every day value for counseling parents whether their child should undergo epilepsy surgery," states corresponding author, Ingrid Tuxhorn, MD. Twelve months post-surgery, 82% of children showed stable improvements in development and three children showed gains of greater than 15 points in ...

The World Congress on Cornelia de Lange Syndrome in Italy

... is an important opportunity for professionals and parents to refresh and update their knowledge about this specific syndrome. In fact, on the one hand, the rare nature of the condition makes it difficult to find doctors and therapists expert in the rehabilitation, educational, preventive and therapeutic ap...

Lower vaccination rates put children at risk

... younger age, greater use of CAM products and with parents unsure about the safety of vaccines. Results of t...non CAM has become over the past few years. Nor do parents necessarily understand the importance of sharing information about their child's alternative therapy...

Simple questions may determine children's exposure to smoke

... smoke (ETS) exposure (secondhand smoke) by asking parents just three questions, according to an article in t... as questions on the social characteristics of the parents including education, marital status, type of health insurance and race. Homes where no one smoked in...

Parents who don't vaccinate their children may believe vaccines cause harm

...ght cause harm was the most common reason given by parents who choose not to have their children vaccinated f..., one of the JAMA/Archives journals. The number of parents of school-age children claiming non-medical exemptions from vaccination requirements has been increa...

3 questions may provide good clues to smoke exposure

...ital. "Our interpretation of this finding is that parents tell pediatricians what they perceive is the 'socially desirable' response that they are not heavy smokers and that they do not expose their children." Although further research is needed and the study can be expanded, Groner says data from the stu...

Response of New York City public school children to September 11

...ion anxiety (12.3 percent, fear of being away from parents or family) and probable post-traumatic stress disorder (10.6 percent). Higher levels of exposure corresponded to higher prevalence for all probable anxiety/depressive disorders. "This study had six main findings," the authors report. First, six mont...

Babies show ripple effects of mothers stress from 9/11 trauma

...ous traumatization based on hearing stories of how parents suffered, rather than a 'transmitted' biological trait. "In the current study, reduced stress hormone levels were observed in infants, suggesting a larger role for very early environmental, genetic, or genetic-environmental interactions than previous...

Therapy to overcome fears helps children with obsessive-compulsive disorder

...versus CBT for treating children, our results give parents and health care providers more insight as they choose treatment," says Dr. Abramowitz. Exposure and Response Prevention In exposure and response prevention, children learn strategies to manage obsessional fears and compulsive urges by gradually ...

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