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Childhood head injuries linked to increased risk of adult mental illness and poorer life chances

Childhood brain injuries, including concussions, are associated with an increased risk of subsequent mental illness, poor school attainment and premature death, according ...

Specialized test detects bacterial infections in youngest infants with fever

Has potential to avoid painful testing, unnecessary antibiotics and hospitalizations ...

Children should eat less than 25 grams of added sugars daily

•In new recommendations from the American Heart Association designed to keep kids healthy, experts recommend children consume less than six teaspoons of added sugars per day. •Children and teens should limit their intake of sugar-sweetened drinks to no more than eight ounces weekly. •The recommendations advise that children under the age of 2 years should not consume foods or beverages with added sugars, including sugar-sweetened drinks. ... Full story

Blocking release of the hormone ghrelin may mediate low blood sugar effect in children taking beta blockers

DALLAS Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have identified a previously unknown role of a cellular signaling molecule involved in release of the “hunger hormone” ghrelin, a finding that could have implications for optimal treatment of children taking beta blockers. ... Full story

Australia’s longest-running women’s health study to add children’s data

Research linking two decades of data on Australian women with outcomes for their children will provide an unparalleled insight into child health and development. ... Full story

Study shows circadian rhythm does a lot more than keep time

Geneticists make a surprising new discovery into the role our circadian rhythm plays in normal development ... Full story

Study Finds Average of Two Injuries Every Hour in the U.S. from Strollers and Carriers

Although strollers and carriers are typically used to safely transport children, injuries do occur while using these products. A study conducted by the Center for Injury ... Full story

res to address diet and lifestyle essential to tackle childhood obesity, says College

Dr Helen Stokes-Lampard, spokesperson for the Royal College of GPs, said: “We are currently seeing a dangerous epidemic of childhood obesity across the country – the tragedy being that overweight children invariably have a life marred by ill-health, and increased risk of conditions such as cancer and diabetes ahead of them. ... Full story

Health Line: There Is Still Time For Immunizations, But Hurry

CINCINNATI—If you haven’t taken your child in for up-to-date immunizations, hurry. Now is the time to visit your family physician. Some schools have started in the Tristate, but many others will start during the next week or so. ... Full story

Latinos age slower than other ethnicities, UCLA study shows

Slower aging rate helps neutralize health risks related to obesity and inflammation ... Full story

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