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Saturday, July 11, 2015

Children's Health: Blood pressure levels declined in past decade ♦ Risk of COPD may already occur in adolescence ♦ Many overweight teenagers do not recognize they are too heavy

Many overweight teenagers do not recognize they are too heavy More than a third of overweight or obese teenagers don't see themselves as being too heavy and think their weight is about right.
Less intensive chemo avoids irreversible side effects in children's cancer Children with a rare type of cancer called Wilms’ tumor who are at low risk of relapsing can now be given less intensive treatment, avoiding a type of chemotherapy that can cause irreversible heart problems in later life.
Risk of COPD may already occur in adolescence Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is one of most common causes of death in the world today -- active smoking accounting for approximately 85 percent of all cases. Yet ground-breaking research indicates that accelerated decline of lung function is not a prerequisite for COPD.
For children with allergies, reading food labels crucial It is estimated that one in every 13 children in the U.S. has a food allergy. Food allergy reactions can range from a rash to respiratory distress and even death. The uncertainty of how a child will react when exposed to food allergens is a great concern for parents.
Blood pressure levels, prevalence among U.S. children, adolescents declined in past decade Recent trends in blood pressure levels and prevalence of elevated blood pressure in the United States have been published in a new article

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