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Obese Kids as Bright as Thinner Peers

Science Daily Obesity is not to blame for poor educational performance, according to early findings from research funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). In a study that combines statistical methods with genetic information, researchers dispel the false … Continue reading

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OxyContin: Painkillers for Kids

Soren Dreier Zen-Haven The maker of OxyContin is seeking Food and Drug Administration approval to label the controversial painkiller for use by children as young as 6 in a move that could serve to extend the company’s expiring patent on … Continue reading

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Study: Kids with behavior problems, disabilities bullied more, more likely to bully others

Susan Swearer EurekAlert Students with ‘observable’ disabilities much more likely to bully, be bullied in school. Students receiving special-education services for behavioral disorders and those with more obvious disabilities are more likely to be bullied than their general-education counterparts – … Continue reading

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Preschool mental health checks

Jill Stark Sydney Morning Herald THREE-YEAR-OLDS will be screened for early signs of mental illness in a new federal government program that will consider behaviour such as sleeping with the light on, temper tantrums or extreme shyness as signs of … Continue reading

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Gabor Mate Lecture – “Hold On To Your Kids”

“This presentation is hosted in partnership with: The Thunder Bay District Health Unit, Lakehead Public Schools, Special Education Advisory Committee and North of Superior Counselling Programs. The Presentation Title is “Hold On To Your Kids: Why Parents Need to Matter … Continue reading

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Walking to School, Libraries and Markets Helps Keep Kids Slimmer

Bonnie Rochman Time A cluster of studies relies upon geographical data-mapping to analyze the impact of neighborhood on children’s health. If you care about your kids eating healthy, getting enough exercise and avoiding obesity, pay close attention to where you … Continue reading

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Mom’s Exposure to Air Pollution Can Increase Kids’ Behavior Problems

Alice Park Time Pregnant women who are exposed to high levels of air pollution may be putting their children at increased risk of developing anxiety, depression and attention problems, a new study finds. In urban areas, nearly everyone is exposed … Continue reading

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Years of research point to strain kids put on relationships

Sharon Jayson USA Today Sleep-deprived new parents snapping at each other isn’t exactly new comedy fodder, but there’s a twist on the relationship-havoc that babies cause in the new movie Friends with Kids that makes it clear you don’t have … Continue reading

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Kids’ abnormal breathing during sleep linked to increased risk for behavioral difficulties

Kim Newman EurekAlert Risk of problems later in childhood can double with snoring and apnea. March 5, 2012 — (BRONX, NY) — A study of more than 11,000 children followed for over six years has found that young children with … Continue reading

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Kids’ language issues tied to moms’ low vitamin D: study

Kerry Grens Reuters Mothers who had low vitamin D levels while they were pregnant are more likely to have a child with a language impairment than moms who had higher levels of the vitamin, according to a new study from … Continue reading

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