‘Time-outs’ not associated with long-term negative effects in children

It’s an age-old debate: are time-outs bad for kids? Now, a new study suggests that despite sometimes getting a bad rap in the news, the common disciplinary strategy isn’t linked to harmful effects in children. Researchers compared emotional and behavioral health between kids whose parents reported using time-outs and those who didn’t over a roughly eight-year period. The result: no […]

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Early life environment may lead to high blood pressure in children

Where a mother lives and the temperature outside while she is pregnant, among other environmental factors, can impact whether her child is prehypertensive or hypertensive during childhood, according to a study published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Exposure to negative lifestyle factors in pregnancy, such as obesity, physical inactivity, poor diet, and alcohol and tobacco […]

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Junk food intake in children reduced by health education that addresses emotional issues

Teacher training followed by classroom education with information, activities, and emotional support improves lifestyles in teachers and students, according to research to be presented at ESC Congress 2019 together with the World Congress of Cardiology. The study suggests that knowledge alone is insufficient to change behaviour. “Numerous studies have addressed health issues in the school setting, but most have focused […]

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Learning to teach mindfulness to children can help teachers reduce their own stress

As the use of mindfulness has increased globally, its importance in education has also been recognised. Though it is not yet on any curriculum, it is being used in schools around the world to improve pupils’ well-being, mental health, social and emotional learning, concentration and cognition. Many schools are now enrolling their teachers on mindfulness courses too, so that they […]

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What happens to the children when parents fight?

(HealthDay)—”Don’t fight in front of the kids.” Sounds like familiar advice that’s been passed down from generation to generation. But as it turns out, it’s not always the fighting, but rather the way you fight that can have a negative—or a positive—effect on your children. Researchers E. Mark Cummings and Patrick Davies have studied this topic for decades. They say […]

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Kristin Davis Cries Describing Racism Her Adopted Children Experience

Feeling vulnerable. Kristin Davis broke down in tears during the Monday, July 8, episode of Red Table Talk while describing the racism her African-American, adopted son and daughter have experienced. “It’s one thing to watch it happening to other people, but another to watch it happening to your child,” the Sex and the City alum, 54, told Jada Pinkett Smith and Adrienne Banfield-Norris on […]

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Holidays disrupt drug routines of children with diabetes

Children with type 1 diabetes find it difficult to adhere to their drug routines during school holidays and weekends. Holiday distractions cause a 20 percent reduction in adherence to taking medications that assist managing their condition and other associated conditions, which may have serious consequences for their health. “The research, published in the journal Archives of Disease in Childhood, shows […]

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First anticoagulant approved for preventing VTE recurrence in children

(HealthDay)—Fragmin (dalteparin sodium) injection has been granted the first approval for subcutaneous use in preventing recurrence of symptomatic venous thromboembolism (VTE) in children aged 1 month or older, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced. Fragmin has been approved for use in adults since 1994. Approval in children was based on a trial of 38 pediatric patients with symptomatic deep […]

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Benlysta approved for children with lupus

(HealthDay)—The intravenous drug Benlysta (belimumab) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat children with lupus, a chronic disease that triggers inflammation and damages tissues and organs throughout the body. Approved for adults since 2011, Benlysta is the first lupus treatment in the United States approved for children, the agency said in a news release. “While […]

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Suicide-related ED visits increased in children from 2007 to 2015

(HealthDay)—From 2007 to 2015, the number of emergency department visits for suicide attempts (SA) and suicide ideation (SI) doubled among children, according to a research letter published online April 8 in JAMA Pediatrics. Brett Burstein, Ph.D., M.P.H., from the Montreal Children’s Hospital, and colleagues performed a repeated cross-sectional analysis of the National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey emergency department database […]

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