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Record number of children vaccinated in 2017
UNICEF, 16 July 2018. [17-07-2018]
Despite these successes, almost 20 million children did not receive the benefits of full immunization in 2017.
US: a third of children use dietary supplements
Alexandra Sifferlin -Time, 18 June 2018. [19-06-2018]
A third of kids and adolescents under age 19 regularly take supplements like omega-3 fatty acids, multivitamins and melatonin, a finding that researchers say is concerning because there is no proven benefit for healthy children.
The American CDC just announced 1 in 59 children are autistic
Ari Ne’eman - Vox, 28 April 2018. [29-04-2018]
There is no autism epidemic, however. The numbers are likely changing due to improved diagnosis and services, more inclusive diagnostic criteria and reduced stigma rather than a change in the actual number of autistic people.
Mental illness among Australian children rises, immunisation rates fall
Rachel Baxendale - The Australian, 25 February 2018. [23-02-2018]
Lack of parental engagement is the greatest factor behind the slump in Australian children’s educational attainment, despite a new study showing Australian parents spend more time with their kids than those in any other OECD country.
What terminally ill children taught a doctor about how to live
Alastair McAlpine - The Guardian, 9 February 2018. [09-02-2018]
A pediatric palliative care physician asked some of young patients what gave them joy and meaning – their answers surprised him.
UK: Prime Minister commits to tackle loneliness
UK Government, 17 January 2018. [19-01-2018]
Theresa May announced that the government is accepting a series of recommendations from the Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness.
Why Britain needs to do more to get children cycling
Peter Walker - The Guardian, 16 September 2017. [16-09-2017]
Learning to ride is a wonderful milestone for children and promotes good health in later life, but the UK is lagging behind.
What to do if a child is getting sicker and no one is listening
Kate Aubusson - The Sydney Morning Herald, 7 September 2017. [09-09-2017]
In Australia, a rapid response program called REACH is designed to enable families to speak up and call for help if a patient is deteriorating while they are in hospital.It stands for Recognise, Engage, Act, Call, Help is on its way.
Young at heart: why children who exercise become healthier adults
David Cox - The Guardian, 28 August 2017. [28-08-2017]
New research suggests childhood exercise has a protective effect on health in later years, as well as improving brain power – even in inactive grownups.
10 Parents urged to monitor children to decrease overdose deaths
Paul Wesley Sullivan - WTOL, 26 May 2017. [27-05-2017]
Deaths of Americans from drug overdoses have risen yearly from 2002 through 2015, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. The number of deaths from opioid drugs also spiked in 2015 compared to 2013.
11 The lives of your children are in your hands
Peter Lipson - Forbes, 15 October 2016. [15-10-2016]
About half of kids under a year old who get whooping cough end up in the hospital. About 1/100 die of it. And you and I are to blame.
12 Why is American home birth so dangerous?
Amy Tuteur - New York Times, 30 April 2016. [30-04-2016]
In much of the developed world, home birth is a fringe practice, at about 2 percent of births or less, for obvious reasons: Childbirth is inherently dangerous, and if an emergency occurs, the baby or even the mother may die. In contrast, home birth in the United States is dangerous.
13 The reason school children are shattered
Daily Mirror, 24 April 2016. [24-04-2016]
More than three quarters of British children say they feel shattered at school because of irregular sleep patterns, a survey has revealed. The Travelodge study found nearly half don’t have a fixed bedtime routine with experts warning of the ‘extremely detrimental’ impacts sleep deprivation has on children's long term health and wellbeing.
14 Do children in day care get sick more often?
Linda Searing - The Washington Post, 22 April 2016. [22-04-2016]
Parents sometimes fear that sending young children to day care means they will get sick more often. Are such concerns valid?
15 Parents may not know how much sleep children need
Fox News, 16 March 2016. [17-03-2016]
Many parents have only a poor understanding of how much sleep their children need, a New Zealand study found. Many parents also reported that TV watching, playing, and late dinners interrupted their kids’ regular bedtimes.
16 Overweight children in Africa and Asia
Melissa Healy - Los Angeles Times, 25 January 2016. [27-01-2016]
Driven by the growing availability of fatty, sugary foods and beverages in low- and middle-income countries, 41 million children age 5 and under are overweight or obese, a number expected to grow to more than 70 million children worldwide during the next decade, a new World Health Organization report says.
17 Children as young as two are using antidepressants
Rachel Eddie - Daily Mail Australia, 10 January 2016. [11-01-2016]
There are 1,022 Australian children aged two to six taking antidepressants, according to Daily Telegraph, while 26,000 children under the age of 16 are using the medications. Many studies have shown a correlation between antidepressant use in children and suicidal ideation, although there is no consensus on the issue in the medical industry.
18 Stop giving children sweets as rewards
Shari Miller - Daily Mail, 10 January 2016. [11-01-2016]
Parents should think twice before rewarding their children’s good behaviour with sweets, according to a leading nutritionist. Professor Susan Jebb, of Oxford University, says family attitudes should change as part of a wider strategy on tackling obesity - and there should be an alternative to the ‘easy option’ of handing out sweets to youngsters.
19 UK: Fewer obese children starting school
Sarah Boseley - The Guardian, 26 November [30-11-2015]
Fewer obese children are starting in school reception classes in England, according to results from the school measurement programme, but a fifth still start their school life overweight and a third are overweight or obese by the time they leave for secondary school.
20 Study links passive smoking to problems in children
ABC, 30 September 2015. [30-09-2015]
Children whose mothers smoke during pregnancy — and even those born into smokers’ homes — are nearly twice as likely to develop behavioural problems, researchers have said. A study of some 5,200 French primary school children linked exposure to smoking with a range of troubling behaviour such as aggression, disobedience, lying and cheating.
21 The big problem with children's vitamins
Carolina Buia - Newsweek, 14 June 2015. [15-06-2015]
Dietary supplements —a broad term that includes vitamins, minerals, herbs, botanicals, probiotics and amino acids— are big business. The $26 billion industry has grown by 27 percent in the last five years. Pediatric supplements are a $573 million chunk of that, according to Euromonitor, a market research firm. The most popular supplement is the vitamin category. Researchers at U.C. Davis Children’s Hospital have estimated that one-third of U.S. children take some sort of daily vitamin.
22 Inadequate hydration among U.S. children
Harvard Chan School, 11 June 2015. [12-06-2015]
More than half of all children and adolescents in the U.S. are not getting enough hydration—probably because they’re not drinking enough water—a situation that could have significant repercussions for their physical health and their cognitive and emotional functioning, according to the first national study of its kind from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
23 Climate change and the health of children
Fiona Stanley and Sallie Forrest - The Guardian, 10 June 2015. [10-06-2015]
Doctors for the Environment Australia’s latest report finds that children are more vulnerable to global warming than adults for four major reasons: their behaviour exposes them to risks, their bodies respond differently, they depend on others, and they can have a lifetime of exposure to potential harms.
24 Parents are 'poisoning' their children
Tamara Cohen, Daily Mail, 31 May 2015. [01-06-2015]
The chief executive of NHS England said the rising burden of obesity is ‘the new smoking’ and said families have a responsibility not to put their offspring at risk of diseases linked to weight gain like diabetes, heart disease and cancer.
25 Want your children to sleep better at night?
Tyler Stahle - Herald Times Online, 20 May 2015. [20-05-2015]
Recent research from Jodi Mindell, a psychology professor at Saint Joseph’s University, suggests that getting children to bed and having them sleep through the night doesn't always have to be a struggle. “Creating a bedtime routine for a child is a simple step that every family can do,” said Mindell. “It can pay off to not only make bedtime easier, but also that a child is likely to sleep better throughout the entire night.”

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