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Online ratings influence parents’ choices of physicians for their children

U-M research shows almost three-quarters of parents aware of physician-rating Web sites, about a quarter have used them to select children’s docs ...

Pack a healthy snack for kids’ best start to school

Health and Social Wellbeing Improvement ...

Kids eat better if their parents went to college

Children whose parents completed some post-secondary education were more likely to eat vegetables during the school week, says a UBC study. Photo: Wikimedia Commons ... Full story

Yes, physically disciplining kids is an act of violence

by Bernadette Saunders - Children endure many forms of violence, from slapping and pushing, to fatal assaults; almost one in five of the world’s homicide victims in 2012 were under 20. ... Full story

Improving the health and wellbeing of young Bristolians

A new project to improve the health of children across Bristol gets underway this month as experts from across the city join forces to tackle the inequalities faced by 20,000 youngsters living in poverty. ... Full story

Fighting Parents Hurt Children’s Ability to Recognize and Regulate Emotions

Exposure to verbal and physical aggression between parents may hurt a child’s ability to identify and control emotions, according to a longitudinal study led by NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. ... Full story

Babies Learn Words Differently as They Age, MU Researcher Says

Study findings can help speech therapists, parents broaden toddlers’ vocabularies ... Full story

New data show child mortality rates falling faster than ever

WHO, UNICEF, World Bank Group, UN-DESA Population Division joint news release ... Full story

Avoiding Abuse: Empathy, Realistic Expectations Key to Raising a Child with Disabilities

SLU Researchers find higher expectations and lack of empathy toward children trigger abuse and neglect ... Full story

Work together to promote global child health, pediatricians urge

Academic health centers in the United States have growing opportunities to bolster patient care, education and research on global child health, three pediatricians from Emory and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta write in an editorial in JAMA Pediatrics. ... Full story

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