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Children also gossip

Five-year-olds affect the reputation of others through gossip ...

Inadequate financial savings tied to increased childhood health risks

Study links “asset poverty” to higher risk of childhood obesity and chronic illness, as well as overall health of children ...

Seeing the Benefits of Failure Shapes Kids’ Beliefs About Intelligence

Parents’ beliefs about whether failure is a good or a bad thing guide how their children think about their own intelligence, according to new research from Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. ... Full story

Parents and social media: do as I say, not as I do

Concerns around use of social media among children ... Full story

Odyssey helps with journey of parenting your teen

Health and Social Wellbeing Improvement ... Full story

Duke Expert: What Parents Should Ask Before Their Kids’ X-Rays, CT Scans

DURHAM, N.C. -- Whether a child is complaining of intense stomach pain or has a head injury after a car crash, doctors may recommend a computed tomography, or CT scan, to investigate possible injuries. ... Full story

Insulating houses keeps children out of hospital

A new study from the University of Otago, Wellington has found that retrofitting insulation to current 2008 standards in existing houses reduces hospitalisation rates for all children by six percent. Department of Public Health researchers analysed data from the Warm Up New Zealand programme and found that hospitalisation rates for children in households where any member carried a Community Services Card were reduced by 12 per cent. ... Full story

Study reveals the obstacles mothers face in getting help for their critically ill children

Researchers interviewed caregivers of 252 children who were admitted to the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) of the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital, as well as the caregivers of 30 children who died prior to PICU admission. The research team critically examined every step of the journey, from the first point of contact with the healthcare system to finally being admitted to the PICU. The findings revealed that this process took a mean of 12.3 hours and sometimes included ambulance journeys and multiple referrals. ... Full story

Spanking does more harm than good

ANN ARBOR—An analysis of 50 years of research showed no evidence that spanking does any good for children; instead, it increases their risk of detrimental outcomes. ... Full story

Mortality rate of poor children in the US is in decline

Wealthier individuals have a lower mortality rate than poorer people. ... Full story

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