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26 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.
27 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.
28 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.
29 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?
30 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.
31 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.
32 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.
33 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.
34 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.
35 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.
36 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.
37 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.
38 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.
39 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.
40 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.”
41 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.
42 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.
43 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.
44 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.
45 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.
46 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.
47 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.
48 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.
49 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.
50 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.
 
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