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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Children's Health: Antibiotic choice for treating childhood pneumonia ♦ How to predict biphasic allergic reactions in children ♦ Grandparents support helps reduce risk of child obesity

Study looks at antibiotic choice for treating childhood pneumonia Hospitals are doing a better job of using antibiotics less commonly associated with antibiotic resistance to treat children hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia .
How to predict biphasic allergic reactions in children Children are more likely to have a repeat, delayed anaphylactic reaction from the same allergic cause, depending on the severity of the initial reaction, reports the first pediatric study to look at the predictors for this phenomenon.
Smoking around your toddler could be just as bad as smoking while pregnant Children whose parents smoked when they were toddlers are likely to have a wider waist and a higher BMI by time they reach ten years of age. “We suspect the statistics we’ve established linking childhood obesity to exposure to parents’ smoking may underestimate the effect due to parents under reporting the amount they smoked out of shame, 40% of children are exposed to secondhand smoke in their own homes.
Grandparents support helps reduce risk of child obesity According to an English saying, it takes a whole village to raise a child. A new study has shown how important the support from grandparents could be. According to the study, emotional support from grandparents has a protective effect against child obesity.

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