Tag: children

Diabetes in mothers raises risk of children having heart disease

Mothers-to-be with diabetes ‘face a greater risk of their children getting heart disease’  Scientists followed 2.4million children born in Denmark for 40 years Rates of early onset heart disease rose by 29% in people with diabetic mothers High glucose level has major implications for the development of a baby’s heart Mothers-to-be with diabetes may put

Best Children’s Hospitals 2019-20: Honor Roll and Overview

The annual U.S. News Best Children’s Hospitals rankings, now in their 13th year, offer guidance to parents seeking the best place for their very sick child. The top 50 medical centers are ranked in 10 specialties, including pediatric cardiology & heart surgery, pediatric cancer and pediatric orthopedics. In the 2019-20 rankings, 84 hospitals ranked among

Thousands of children are suffering burns from tea and coffee

Thousands of children are suffering burns from tea and coffee as health experts warn about the dangers of hot drinks Almost 900 accidents in 2018 in under two-year-olds were from hot drinks Total of 35,000 under-16s in England and Wales burned in five years Surgeons warned child burn victims need operations over a lifetime Thousands of

Third of children who need glasses aren’t wearing them

It’s a problem many teachers are familiar with, a student apparently struggling in class, but in fact just suffering from something that’s easily fixed—vision problems—with an inexpensive pair of glasses. It’s estimated that more than 3.4m children aged four to 16 in the UK have been diagnosed with a vision problem. Indeed, vision screenings are

As with adults, no easy way to address weight with children

There is no easy answer for achieving a healthy weight, regardless of age. The company formerly known as Weight Watchers was criticized when it introduced a food tracking app for children as young as 8. The app, which uses a well-known traffic-light system to classify foods, sparked a debate about how to approach weight loss

Using game technology to treat cognitively impaired children in Africa

Using a game designed for sub-Saharan Africa, Michigan State University researchers are rehabilitating children who suffer from cognitive impairment after surviving life-threatening diseases such as malaria and HIV. Known as Brain Powered Games, the project is the first of its kind, now providing both rehabilitation and computer-based assessment for African children. “The Brain Powered Games

How My Neglectful Childhood Affects My Children

My husband is a lover… and a yeller. He is thoughtful and understanding; sweet, kind and funny as hell; but his temper is short. When my daughter “acts out,” he immediately raises his voice. Of course, his response sounds harsh — at least on paper — but he does show restraint. His words may be

Children with mild asthma can use inhalers as needed

A new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis supports evidence that children with mild asthma can effectively manage the condition by using their two inhalers—one a steroid and the other a bronchodilator—when symptoms occur. This is in contrast to the traditional method of using the steroid daily, regardless of symptoms, and

Warning to adults: Children notice everything

Adults are really good at paying attention only to what you tell them to—but children don’t ignore anything. That difference can actually help children do better than adults in some learning situations, a new study suggests. Researchers surprised adults and 4- and 5-year-old children participating in the study by making information that was irrelevant at

Children ‘will be taught how to brush their teeth in SCHOOL’

Children ‘will be taught how to clean their teeth at SCHOOL’: Teachers could hand out brushes and toothpaste to pupils amid fears parents don’t supervise properly at home Dentists pull out rotten teeth from 1,000 under six-year-olds a month in the UK  Officials claim some parents may be unable to afford toothbrushes or paste   Health

Recommendations developed to prepare children for camp

(HealthDay)—In a policy statement issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics and published online June 17 in Pediatrics, recommendations are presented for the preparation of children for summer camps. Michael J. Ambrose, M.D., from St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and Edward A. Walton, M.D., from Ascension St. John Hospital in Detroit, developed

Jessie J Says She Changed Her Diet After Being Told She's Infertile

Last year, singer Jessie J revealed during a concert that doctors told her she’s infertile. Now, she’s opening up about the steps she’s taking to try to change that. In a new interview with the Heart Breakfast radio podcast, Jessie said that she’s changed her diet and lifestyle in hopes of having biological children one day. “I’ve always