Tag: child

How to help when your child is struggling in school

(HealthDay)—Studies show that the earlier a child’s school struggles are addressed, the better the outcome will be. So it’s important for parents to tackle problems early on rather than ignore them or hope children will grow out of them. It’s often easy to spot a child who’s having difficulty with addition or subtraction, but other

Screen Time Linked to Poorer Child Developmental Performance

MONDAY, Jan. 28, 2019 — Screen time is associated with poorer performance on developmental screening tests among young children, according to a study published online Jan. 28 in JAMA Pediatrics. Sheri Madigan, Ph.D., from the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada, and colleagues examined the directional association between screen time and child development in a

Exploring ways to reduce child deaths in low-income countries

In Mozambique, the probability of dying in the first month after hospital discharge is high, particularly for babies under three months of age, according to a study led by the Barcelona Institute of Global Health (ISGlobal). The study also shows that an algorithm based on a series of simple clinical parameters can identify those children

12 Gifts for the Mom Expecting Her 2nd (or 6th) Child

Finding the perfect gift for a mom who’s expecting her second (or third or fourth or — *gulp* — fifth or more) child can be tough. She probably already has all the newborn necessities, like a crib and a high chair and whatnot, plus a million other things she never really needed in the first

First-of-its-kind surgery allows child with AFM to walk again

First-of-its-kind surgery allows child with mysterious polio-like disease to walk again – as CDC figures show rates are on the rise Brandon Noblitt, eight, of Greenville, South Carolina, came down with a common cold two years ago Within one week, he was left paralyzed and doctors diagnosed him with acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) His family

How to avoid raising a materialistic child

If you’re a parent, you may be concerned that materialism among children has been on the rise. According to research, materialism has been linked to a variety of mental health problems, such as anxiety and depression, as well as selfish attitudes and behaviors. But there’s some good news. A new University of Illinois at Chicago

How to Choose the Right Dentist for Your Child

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that kids should visit a pediatric dentist when their first tooth comes in or no later than their first birthday.  Here’s how to choose the right dental professional to help you keep your kid’s teeth in tip-top condition.  Finding a pediatric dentist The best way to find a

Pediatricians Make Change to Child Car Seat Guidelines

THURSDAY, Aug. 30, 2018 — Kids should ride in rear-facing car safety seats until they reach the highest height and weight their seat can hold, a leading pediatricians’ group now says. The previous advice from the American Academy of Pediatrics was to stop using a rear-facing seat when a child was 2 years old. “Fortunately,

Exposure to maternal HTN may up risk of ASD, ADHD in child

(HealthDay)—Exposure to hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (HDP) may be associated with an increase in the risk of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in offspring, according to a review published online June 6 in JAMA Psychiatry. Gillian M. Maher, M.P.H., from University College Cork in Ireland, and colleagues conducted a systematic literature