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Childhood trauma associated with worse impulse control in adulthood, U-M study finds

Abuse or neglect associated with worse executive function in adults, whether or not they have bipolar disorder ...

Study reveals link between food advertising and child food consumption

New research by University of Liverpool health expert Dr Emma Boyland has confirmed that unhealthy food advertising does increase food intake in ...

Growth plate fractures in children’s ankle injuries are much rarer than previously thought

By Emily de Medeiros - A new study led by The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) found that lateral ankle injuries in children without X-ray evidence of a fracture are most often sprains that can be easily treated with a removable splint. ... Full story

Children in joint physical care have better health than children living with one parent

In Sweden one in ten school children live in joint physical custody, that is, they move between their parents. The trend suggests that it will be even more common in the future. How do kids who move between their parents actually feel? A recently completed research project shows that they are fine compared to children living alone with one parent. ... Full story

New research reveals mindful parenting reduces child stress

Children benefit when they’re parents are more mindful of their emotions ... Full story

Common gene mutation bad for liver values, good for blood lipids in children

A common mutation in the TM6SF2 gene raises liver values but at the same time improves blood lipid values in healthy children, according to a recent study from the University of Eastern Finland. ... Full story

South Africa’s child mortality reduction deemed ‘a successful failure’

As the 25-year period for the UN Millennium Development Goals concludes on 31 December, to be replaced by the Sustainable Development Goals, a deeper analysis of factors outside defined goals is necessary to learn why some countries failed. This is an argument presented by researchers at Umeå University in an article published today in the scientific journal PLOS Medicine. ... Full story

Parent touch, play and support in childhood vital to well-being as an adult

Did you receive affection, play freely and feel supported in childhood? Childhood experiences like these appear to have a lot to do with well-being and moral capacities in adulthood. ... Full story

Study: Earlier Intervention Leads to Better Weight Recovery in Children with Multiple Risk Factors for Weight Faltering

Pioneering Use of Video Helps Families Establish Healthy Habits and Mealtime Routines ... Full story

Children’s Ability to Detect Sugar Varies Widely

Some children are 20 times more sensitive to sweet taste than others ... Full story

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