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26 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.
27 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.
28 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.
29 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.
30 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.
31 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.
32 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.”
33 How to help their children not becoming obese
Ann Robinson - The Guardian, 11 May 2015. [12-05-2015]
Childhood obesity is a global public health challenge in UK. The alarming rise noted in the 1990s may have levelled off in the past 10 years, but still one in 10 kids in England are obese by the time they start primary school. By the time they leave, one in five is obese and a third are overweight. The UK is rapidly catching up with the US, is level pegging with Australia and has the dubious distinction of having the fattest kids in Europe.
34 A regular bedtime routine does help young children
Naomi Greenaway - Daily Mail, 9 May 2015. [09-05-2015]
According to the results of a new study, regular bedtime routines are crucial in promoting good sleep habits in children aged six and under. Not only do those with regular nightly routines fall asleep more quickly; they are less likely to wake up during the night and stay asleep on average over an hour longer too. Despite the many positive outcomes of a set sleep pattern, less than 50 per cent of the children included in the study did have regular bedtimes.
35 One hour of TV a day doubles the risk of obesity
Anna Hodgekiss - Daily Mail, 27 April 2015. [28-04-2015]
Children who watch even one hour of TV a day have a significantly higher risk of becoming overweight or obese, researchers have warned. This study is the first to look specifically at the link between TV watching and obesity among five-year-olds, the authors claim.
36 How to encourage children to enjoy new foods
Helen O’Callaghan - The Irish Examiner, 21 March 2015. [22-03-2015]
A 2013 Safefood survey of 180 eating establishments (pubs, cafes, restaurants, fast food outlets) found children’s menus very limited. Almost one in three didn’t offer a main course alternative to battered fish fingers/chicken nuggets/burgers or pizza. About 40% exclusively provided chips with the main meal — availability of lower fat alternatives like mashed potato or rice was limited. And less than half of the menus listed vegetables.
37 Our children are at risk and here's why
Paul A. Offit - USA TODAY, 5 March 2015. [06-03-2015]
According to a paper published in the journal Pediatrics this week, more than 90% of physicians reported that in a typical month, at least some parents would ask to delay or spread out vaccines. Presumably, these same physicians wouldn’t let parents’ walk out of their offices refusing to treat a bacterial pneumonia with antibiotics. But every year in the United States, children die of preventable forms of meningitis and pneumonia because their parents chose not to immunize them. And in about 20 years, thousands more will die from cancers caused by human papillomavirus for the same reason.
38 UK: many children will be 'fat for life'
Lizzie Parry - Daily Mail, 3 March 2015. [04-03-2015]
One in 10 children are obese when they start primary school at the age of four, shocking new figures have revealed by the Health and Social Care Information Centre And in the space of five years, childhood obesity rates double, with one in five children leaving primary school obese. Experts today warned that not enough is being done in schools to tackle the childhood obesity epidemic, urging the Government to increase compulsory physical activity levels.
39 The challenges of palliative care for children
Barbara Sadick - Wall Street Journal, 16 February 2015. [17-02-2015]
Medical centers are creating teams that specialize in a more challenging task: delivering palliative care for young children. Despite a popular misconception, palliative care isn’t just about keeping patients comfortable until they die. Rather, palliative-care teams complement the usual array of physicians, specialists and clinicians, helping patients by managing pain, treating symptoms and ensuring that they have the best possible quality of life.
40 More fast food shows less academic improvement
Alexandra Svokos - The Huffington Post, 23 December 2014 [24-12-2014]
Fast food has long been linked to obesity, but a new study suggests that it may also affect children's educational achievement. The study, led by Kelly M. Purtell at Ohio State University, tracked students between fifth and eighth grade, when students are assessed in reading, math and science.
41 Daylight savings may encourage to exercise more
Stephanie Castillo - Medical Daily, 23 October 2014. [24-10-2014]
Children are particularly prone to unhealthy habits and behaviors, thanks in no small part to commercials heavily advertising fast- and unhealthy food. In fact, childhood obesity, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has more than doubled in children (quadrupled in adolescents) over the last 30 years.
42 9 in 10 US children eat too much salt
Fox News, 9 September 2014. [10-09-2014]
A report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that more than 90 percent of American children ages 6 to 18 consume too much sodium daily, mostly from processed foods sold in stores, putting them at risk later in life.
43 TV gives children a 'bad example' on food
Medical News Today, 4 July 2014. [05-07-2014]
Unhealthy food choices that carry bad consequences in real life are shown in a positive light by television programs aimed at children, an analysis of broadcast output has found.
44 Could arguing with family and friends lead to an early death?
Alice G. Walton - Forbes, 9 May 2014. [10-05-2014]
The Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health reports a strong link between the amount of arguing a person does and the risk of dying from any cause over the next 10 years.
45 Raw milk movement puts children needlessly at risk
The News Tribune, 25 April 2014. [25-04-2014]
Raw milkers probably don’t remember a time when children were crippled by polio, killed by diseases that now are rare or sickened by unpasteurized milk.
46 More reforms needed to put children's safety first
Cheng Lu (Xinhua) - People, 21 March 2014. [21-03-2014]
China’s record on child safety is once again under fire after suspected food poisoning in a rural kindergarten.
47 Electronic Cigarette Poisoning Impacts Children
Fred Bodimer - CBS, 21 February 2014. [22-02-2014]
Nearly half of the electronic cigarette poisoning cases seen in the St. Louis area over the past year have been in young children.
48 Parents often underestimate children's weight: study
Genevra Pittman - Reuters, 4 February 2014. [08-02-2014]
Half of parents with an overweight or obese child think their kids are slimmer than they actually are, according to a new review of past studies.
49 Public health impact of food allergies in the US
American Academy of Pediatrics, 22 November 2018. [25-11-2018]
Childhood food allergy is a life-threatening chronic condition that substantially impairs quality of life.
50 Life after critical illness in children
The Journal of Pediatrics, July 2018. [26-08-2018]
When it is a child whose life is saved, the mental health effects can extend to parents and siblings. Anxiety and stress may crop up as a reaction to what they have seen.
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