Nutritional supplements lower child mortality

Nutritional supplements may decrease mortality among babies 6-24 months old by as much as 27% in low- and middle-income countries, researchers say.

Amy Quinton-UC Davis | Nov. 12, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine childrens-health food lipids malnutrition supplements

Impulse control at 6 links preterm birth, deprivation

New research compares the impulse control of children who were either born very early/very tiny and those who experienced institutional deprivation.

Alice Scott-Warwick | Nov. 12, 2019 | futurity
~2 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine abuse babies birth-weight childrens-health premature-babies self-control

Acetaminophen during pregnancy linked to higher risk of ADHD, autism later

"...parents and providers may want to consider the benefit and potential risk when making a decision on the use of acetaminophen during pregnancy..."

Johns Hopkins University | Nov. 7, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine acetaminophen attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-adhd autism childrens-health pregnancy

Proton pump inhibitors for babies up infection risk

New research on proton pump inhibitors for babies finds that "being exposed to these drug levels actually puts the child at risk for having an extra infection event."

Vanderbilt U. | Nov. 7, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine acid-reflux babies childrens-health infections medications metabolism side-effects

2-minute screening flags suicide risk for kids in ER

A two-minute questionnaire given in pediatric emergency rooms nearly doubled the identification of children with an elevated suicide risk.

Barbara Benham-Johns Hopkins | Nov. 1, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine childrens-health emergency-department suicide teenagers

Poverty, not war trauma, harms cognition in child refugees

The burden of household poverty, rather than trauma and violence, affects child refugees' working memory, researchers say.

Mike Cummings-Yale | Oct. 30, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture childrens-health cognition poverty refugees trauma war

Why more kids don’t play outside

When kids don't have an opportunity to play outside, their physical, emotional, and social development can suffer, researchers say.

Neil Schoenherr-WUSTL | Oct. 28, 2019 | futurity
~2 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture childrens-health families green-space income neighborhoods parents play social-lives

What you can do to keep your kids safe from pesticides

Pesticides can have serious effects on the health of young kids, but there are things you can do to keep yours safe.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers | Oct. 24, 2019 | futurity
~1 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine childrens-health parents pesticides pregnancy

7 questions parents should ask before kids go on playdates

Just 1 in 4 parents have gotten questions about safety issues from another parent before a playdate, a new poll suggests. Here's what to ask.

U. Michigan | Oct. 21, 2019 | futurity
~7 mins   

Tags: featured society-and-culture childrens-health food guns parents pets safety social-lives

Does early lead exposure rob kids of sleep later?

Children exposed to lead may have a harder time getting a good night's sleep, a new study suggests.

Nardy Baeza Bickel-Michigan | Oct. 18, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine childrens-health lead-exposure sleep

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