Saturday, May 23, 2015

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LONDON (Reuters) - Victims of childhood bullying are more likely to be overweight or obese as adults and have a higher risk of developing heart disease...
As a nurse, Amber Williams was well aware of the medical recommendations for starting her daughter on solid foods.
Researchers have identified a new problem associated with childhood obesity – failure to finish high school.
Researchers also spot genetic mutation linked to impulsiveness
At least two hours recommended every day, study authors say
Even as U.S. youngsters get heavier, moms and dads think they look about right, surveys find
Children's health fares better when their divorced parents share custody, a recent study found. Researchers analyzed data on 147,839 children in sixth and ninth grades, mostly 12- and 15-year-olds. Around 69 percent lived with both parents; 10 percent lived about an equal amount of time with each parent through a joint custody agreement, and 21 percent lived mostly or entirely with one parent.
Numbers remain unchanged since 2007; boys still twice as likely to have the condition as girls
Growing up in an orphanage in Haiti, Thomy Elusme brushed his teeth regularly and never got a cavity. Yet by his teenage years, a few teeth had started to become loose and one eventually fell out. After coming to New Jersey to live with a host family, the soft-spoken 20-year-old had to have a second one pulled.
Study found a 511 percent jump between 2010 and 2012
Study details Americans' changing views on sexual behavior over last four decades
Q: What are symptoms of childhood asthma? A: Symptoms include: A change in normal breathing, such as coughing or wheezing, often interrupting sleep or play.
Starting athletics early, focusing on just one sport contribute to risks
Also rising are costs to treat infants' withdrawal symptoms, study says
Playing with guinea pig in stressful situation was calming, study finds
Even seasoned athletes are drowning because of dangerous underwater behaviors, agency says
And make sure it fits correctly
But most of that increase has been among patients who have less serious illness
Many raped when incapacitated by drugs or alcohol, researchers find
First-time surgeries also lower chances of vaginal delivery for subsequent births, researchers find
Study finds link between childhood victimization and adult health problems
If the angry bouts last longer than 10 minutes
But fewer white kids aged 5 to 11 are taking their own life, study shows
Researchers also spot genetic mutation linked to impulsiveness
Parents may not realize that wheezing, shortness of breath could be allergy
Try this twist on a classic Chinese dish that uses less sodium, but still packs in the flavor.

Have questions about your child's health? Ask! Our panel of area doctors may be able to help.

OUR GROWING LIST OF EXPERTS

 

 • SARAH LEVIN ALLEN, Ph.D., CBIS
Assistant Professor of Psychology at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

 

STEPHEN ARONOFF, M.D., M.B.A.,
Temple University Hospital

 

PETER BIDEY, D.O.
Medical Director of Family Medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

 

CHRISTOPHER C. CHANG, M.D., PhD, MBA, FAAAAI, FACAAI
Associate Professor of Medicine in division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Clinical Immunology at UC Davis

 

MARIO CRUZ, M.D.
Drexel University, St. Christopher's Hospital for Children

 

KATHERINE K. DAHLSGAARD, Ph.D.
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

 

MAGEE DEFLICE, M.D.
Division Chief of Allergy and Immunology at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children

 

GARY A. EMMETT, M.D.
Nemours Pediatrics, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Jefferson Medical College

 

HAZEL GUINTO-OCAMPO, M.D.
Nemours duPont Pediatrics/Bryn Mawr Hospita

 

RIMA HIMELSTEIN, M.D.
Crozer-Keystone Health System

 

JESSICA KENDORSKI, Ph.D., NCSP, BCBA-D
Associate Professor in School Psychology/Applied Behavior Analysis at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

 

ANITA KULICK
President & CEO, Educating Communities for Parenting

 

JANET ROSENZWEIG, MS, PhD, MPA
Vice-President for Programs & Research for Prevent Child Abuse America

 

BETH WALLACE SMITH, R.D.
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

 

W. DOUGLAS TYNAN, Ph.D.
Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Jefferson Medical College

 

FLORA KOPLIN WINSTON, M.D.
Scientific Director of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Center for Injury Research and Prevention