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Released: 28-Feb-2020 11:05 AM EST
Kids eat more calories in post-game snacks than they burn during the game
Brigham Young University

Almost every parent knows the drill: When it's your turn, you bring Capri Suns and Rice Krispies Treats to your child's soccer game as a post-game snack.

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22-Jan-2020 8:00 AM EST
Study results will inform immunization programs globally
University of Adelaide

The results of the B Part of It study – the largest meningococcal B herd immunity study ever conducted – are published today in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Newswise: Parent Confidence Is Key to Keeping Kids From Unhealthy Foods
Released: 20-Jan-2020 11:05 PM EST
Parent Confidence Is Key to Keeping Kids From Unhealthy Foods
University of South Australia

As the countdown to a new school year begins, many parents will soon find themselves facing the often-arduous task of filling the school lunchbox which, despite the best of intentions, often ends up containing more junk food than nutrition. Cutting kids’ consumption of unhealthy food is the focus on a new study by the University of South Australia and Flinders University, where lead researcher and PhD candidate Brittany Johnson says there is clear connection between parents’ motivations, and their children’s intake of unhealthy foods.

Newswise: Most Youths Surviving Opioid Overdose Not Getting Timely Treatment to Avoid Recurrence
Released: 16-Jan-2020 11:00 AM EST
Most Youths Surviving Opioid Overdose Not Getting Timely Treatment to Avoid Recurrence
Johns Hopkins Medicine

A study of more than 4 million Medicaid claims records during a recent seven-year period concludes that less than a third of the nearly 3,800 U.S. adolescents and young adults who experienced a nonfatal opioid overdose got timely (within 30 days) follow-up addiction treatment to curb or prevent future misuse and reduce the risk of a second overdose.

Released: 20-Dec-2019 11:05 AM EST
Rise in serious harm to children caused by powerful painkillers, says study
Taylor & Francis

The proportion of high-strength painkiller poisonings among children which result in emergency hospital admissions has increased, according to research published in the peer-reviewed journal Clinical Toxicology.

Released: 19-Dec-2019 4:05 PM EST
Number of Youth Who Start Vaping at 14 or Before Has Tripled
University of Michigan

The number of e-cigarette users who began vaping at age 14 or younger has more than tripled in the last five years, say University of Michigan researchers.

Newswise: The rare genetic disorder identified in only three people worldwide
Released: 15-Dec-2019 5:05 PM EST
The rare genetic disorder identified in only three people worldwide
University of South Australia

An extremely rare genetic disease that causes severe degeneration in infants has been identified for the first time.

Newswise: Do summer holidays undo the good work of school?
Released: 11-Dec-2019 7:05 PM EST
Do summer holidays undo the good work of school?
University of South Australia

As thousands of Aussie kids start summer holidays this week, there’s no doubt parents will see an increase in kids’ screen time, snack time and general relaxation. After a busy school year, it’s well-deserved, but could this change in activity have an adverse impact on their health?

Newswise: How sand fly mating habits are helping tackle tropical disease in £2.5M project
Released: 11-Dec-2019 8:15 AM EST
How sand fly mating habits are helping tackle tropical disease in £2.5M project
University of Warwick

The tropical disease Leishmaniasis is being tackled by catching female sand flies who carry the parasite that causes the disease

Newswise: Fetal heart test may have predictive value for kids’ health
Released: 6-Dec-2019 3:20 AM EST
Fetal heart test may have predictive value for kids’ health
University of Washington School of Medicine

A low-oxygen environment in the womb may foretell which children should be followed closely, study indicates.


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