All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘pediatrics’

Fussy: TV Study Finds Difficult Infants Watch More Media

It has been known for decades now that too much TV can be a bad thing, especially for children. Recent research has even linked excessive TV viewing habits to obesity and elevated cholesterol in kids. Now it appears that too much TV can be an issue for even the youngest of children. A new study published today in the journal …

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Sibling Bullying Could Affect Mental Health, Shows Study

A new study published this week in the journal Pediatrics shows that the aggression so commonly seen among siblings can negatively impact the mental health of children and adolescents. Researchers from the University of New Hampshire (UNH) looked at sibling aggression data from the UNH Crimes Against Children Research Center’s National Survey of Children’s Exposure to Violence (NatSCEV), which samples …

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Bouncy Castle Injuries See Huge Rise in U.S.

A new study published today in the journal Pediatrics shows that injuries to children associated with inflatable bounce houses has risen dramatically over the past fifteen years. According to researchers, bouncy castle-related injuries that were treated in U.S. emergency departments increased 15-fold from 2005 to 2010. In 2010, more than 30 children per day (one every 45 minutes) were treated …

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High Cholesterol: Doctors Debate Whether Children Should Be Tested

High cholesterol should be a concern for everyone, including children. However, following a government-appointed panel’s recommendation that widespread screening be implemented for America’s youth, some doctors believe such practices should be frowned upon. According to thoughts published in Pediatrics on Monday, critics of the program are speculating that the agressive guidelines set forth by the aforementioned panel have been influenced …

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Web-Based Autism Diagnosis Helps Patients

Researchers at Harvard Medical School have significantly reduced from hours to minutes the time it takes to accurately detect autism in young children. The process of diagnosing autism is complex, subjective, and often limited to only a segment of the population in need. With the recent rise in incidence to 1 in 88 children, the need for accurate and widely …

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