Plan can cut unneeded antipsychotic drugs for foster kids

Kids in foster care are more likely to get a prescription for antipsychotic meds to treat behavioral issues, but a new plan could help fix the issue.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers | Jan. 21, 2020 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-adhd autism childrens-health foster-care medicaid medications

Sepsis accounts for 1 in 5 deaths worldwide

Twice as many people as previously believed die of sepsis worldwide—and a disproportionately high number of them are children.

Allison Hydzik-Pittsburgh | Jan. 17, 2020 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine childrens-health death immune-systems infections sepsis

Active babies may have lower obesity risk later

Infants who spend less time moving in their first year may have greater risk of obesity later. "Even in infancy it's important for children to move freely."

Barbara Benham-Johns Hopkins | Jan. 16, 2020 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine babies childrens-health exercise obesity

These toxic chemicals steal IQ points from American kids

Exposure to toxic chemicals, especially flame retardants and pesticides resulted in more than a million cases of intellectual disability in the US between 2001 and 2016, research finds.

NYU Langone Medical Center | Jan. 14, 2020 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine childrens-health cognition flame-retardants iq lead-exposure methylmercury pesticides pollution

Even around kids, many gun owners don’t lock up firearms

A survey of gun owners at a firearm safety event shows that an alarming number don't lock their guns up safely—even in the presence of children.

U. Washington | Jan. 10, 2020 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine childrens-health families guns parents safety

25% of kids with autism haven’t received a diagnosis

Black and Hispanic boys are most at risk for missed autism diagnoses, researchers say.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers | Jan. 9, 2020 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine autism childrens-health

Kids are getting medical care they don’t need

New research shows that kids are getting unnecessary medical care in the form of extra tests or prescriptions no matter the kind of insurance they have.

U. Michigan | Jan. 7, 2020 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine childrens-health insurance medical-tests medications

Salty drinking water may take a toll on education

Salt consumption in drinking water may have a negative effect on children's performance in school, research in Bangladesh finds.

National University of Singapore | Jan. 7, 2020 | futurity
~2 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine childrens-health education salt

Fearless kids may develop more callous traits

Two studies shed light on kids with callous-unemotional traits, characterized by a lack of empathy, guilt, and reduced sensitivity to others' emotions.

Michele Berger-Penn | Jan. 6, 2020 | futurity
~7 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine childrens-health emotions fear preschoolers social-lives

Brain scans can flag kids at risk for later depression

It can take years to diagnose children with psychiatric or attention disorders, but if conducted early, brain scans can predict future mental health issues.

Yasmin Anwar-UC Berkeley | Jan. 6, 2020 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine anxiety attention brains childrens-health depression mood

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