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Saturday, May 2, 2015

Children's Health: Babies' lives were saved by 3-D printing ♦ Childhood bullying causes long-term mental health problems ♦ Breast milk sharing risky

Childhood bullying causes worse long-term mental health problems than maltreatment Bullying adversely affects children in later life more than being maltreated, according to new research. A new study shows that children who have been bullied by peers suffer worse in the longer term than those who have been maltreated by adults
Maternal obesity increases risk of type 1 diabetes in children   A study of more than 1.2 million children in Sweden has concluded that children of parents with any type of diabetes are more likely to develop type 1 diabetes (T1D), and that maternal overweight and obesity increases the risk of the child developing T1D when neither parent has diabetes.
Toxic combination of air pollution and poverty lowers child IQ Children born to mothers experiencing economic hardship, who were also exposed during pregnancy to high levels of PAH (polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons), scored significantly lower on IQ tests at age 5 compared with children born to mothers with greater economic security and less exposure to the pollutants.
How babies' lives were saved by 3-D printing A new study reports outcomes for three boys who became among the first in the world to benefit from 3D printed devices that saved their lives
Breast milk sharing among friends, relatives increasing, but still risky A new study offers insight into the attitudes around the growing -- and unregulated -- practice of breast milk sharing. Results indicate that friends and relatives are sharing breast milk with each other, but that many may not be aware of the risks, even when the milk is from someone they know. The study also found that healthcare practitioners are being left out of the milk-sharing dialogue-- and that there are untapped opportunities to encourage women to donate desperately needed, extra breast milk for premature babies.

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