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Friday, February 27, 2015

Childrens Health News:Concussion prevention in youth sports ♦ Teen girls from rural areas have undiagnosed asthma and be depressed ♦ Do genes play a role in peanut allergies?

Better concussion prevention in youth sports needed With mandated provisions in youth sports concussion laws high among Rhode Island Interscholastic League high schools, compliance with recommended concussion protocols was very limited, researchers have found. The study suggests that more concussion related standards should be written into law in order to raise compliance Continue Reading
Teen girls from rural areas have more undiagnosed asthma and be depressed  Teen girls who live in rural areas are more likely than their male counterparts to have undiagnosed asthma, and they often are at a higher risk of depression, "There's a lot of speculation about why females are more likely to be undiagnosed," says the lead researcher. "Maybe it's because boys are more likely to get a sports physical for athletics and they catch it then. Or maybe it's because girls attribute asthma symptoms to something else, like anxiety "Continue Reading
Unique emotion recognition treatment leads to improvement in children with high-functioning autism  A unique emotion recognition treatment has been found highly effective for children with high-functioning autism. Children in the treatment group demonstrated significantly improved emotion-recognition skills and lower parent ratings of autism symptoms.Continue Reading
Do genes play a role in peanut allergies? Researchers have pinpointed a region in the human genome associated with peanut allergy in U.S. children, offering strong evidence that genes can play a role in the development of food allergies.Continue Reading

When it comes to the digital playground we need to stop crying wolf  Kids are leading the transition to digital media today. But, while too much time online could cause developmental problems, media consumption habits may not be making our children less bright or sociable, after all. Continue Reading

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