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We need to stop perpetuating the myth that children grow out of autism
The Conversation, 10 September 2019.
While people differ in the range and severity of their symptoms, common features include difficulties with communication and social interaction, restrictive and repetitive behaviours and interests, and sensory sensitivities.
US: New tools to manage a family members health as well as your own
Harvard Health, August 2019.
More than 40 million people are caregivers for family members, and the job often comes without warning or training and leaves little time for self-care.
Living fit, living well — as a family
Amey Vance - The Spectrum, 16 May 2019.
“People of all ages benefit from physical activity,” said Dr. Brendon Holmes. “Children especially benefit when they learn to live an active lifestyle when they are young.”
Germany considers fines for not vaccinating children against Measles
Melissa Eddy - The New York Times 7 May 2019.
Outbreaks of measles have increased around the world, in part because of the anti-vaccination movement.
When families are divided on vaccinating their kids
Amal Ahmed - The Atlantic, 26 April 2019.
One sociologist advises that the best way to reason with family members who refuse to vaccinate themselves or their children is to try to listen empathetically first.
On the overmedication of school children
Governments give more money to schools that show more problems. The more children diagnosed with a disability at a school, the more money a state or federal program would allocate to that school.
“It is our future”: children call time on climate inaction in UK
Sandra Laville, Poppy Noor and Amy Walker - The Guardian, 25 February 2019.
Thousands of young people take time out of school to join protests across the country.
More than a quarter of Delhi children below 5 underweight
NDTV, 23 January 2019.
Malnutrition is not just lack of food, it is a combination of factors.
UK: NHS to prescribe ‘app therapy’ for children with mild depression
Denis Campbell - The Guardian, 23 January 2019.
Use of programs on smartphones for young people aged five to eight is recommended.
Healthy families: Replacing bad habits with good ones
John Sharry - The Irish Times, 13 January 2018.
With a little time and patience families can break bad habits by working together.
UK: Government review to improve the lives of autistic children
Department of Health and Social Care, 5 December 2018.
The government will collect evidence from autistic children, their families and their carers on how to improve the support they get.
Putting the family at the centre of newborn health
The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health, 28 November 2018.
The European Standards of Care for Newborn Health aim to define and harmonise “the care and treatment that shall be provided by a neonatal service”.
Needed for family caregivers
Sara Heath - PatientEngagementHIT, 16 November 2018.
About 70 percent of family caregivers feel ill-prepared for the job, underscoring a need for family engagement and support.
Children to be weighed and measured at school every two years
James Oaten - ABC Australia, 22 July 2018.
Children’s height and weight would be measured every two years unless parents opt out as part of an ambitious proposal to tackle Australia’s obesity epidemic.
Record number of children vaccinated in 2017
UNICEF, 16 July 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
New research suggests childhood exercise has a protective effect on health in later years, as well as improving brain power – even in inactive grownups.
Parents urged to monitor children to decrease overdose deaths
Paul Wesley Sullivan - WTOL, 26 May 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.
The lives of your children are in your hands
Peter Lipson - Forbes, 15 October 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.
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