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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Childrens Health: Infant growth affected environmental pollutants ♦ Nuts lower teenagers' risk of metabolic syndrome ♦ Keep kids home from school + more

Infant growth affected by exposure to environmental pollutants  Even though the levels of two environmental pollutants have declined over the last 20 years, they may still have adverse effects on children's development. The researchers found that maternal levels of DDE ( levels to which the fetuses were exposed to in utero) were significantly associated with rapid growth in early life. They also found that levels of PCB153 in milk were associated with decreased infant growth.Continue Reading
Nuts may help lower teenagers' risk of metabolic syndrome  Modest consumption of nuts every day is associated with an improved cardiovascular risk profile among adolescents, a new analysis of a large national database shows Continue Reading
When to keep kids home from school  For many reasons, a child being home from school while sick can be stressful. Parents worry about the severity of their child’s illness and about the child missing school, all while trying to shuffle work schedules to be home Continue Reading
Parents' depression can lead to toddlers in trouble  A father's or mother’s depression during the first years of parenting can put their toddlers at risk of developing troubling behaviors such as hitting, lying, anxiety and sadness during a critical time of development Continue Reading
New quality measures approved for childhood sleep apnea  A work group of physicians from leading academic medical centers across the United States has developed new quality measures for the detection and treatment of childhood obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a potentially morbid, life-altering condition that affects hundreds of thousands of children and adolescents nationwide.Continue Reading

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