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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Children's Health:Childhood physical, sexual abuse linked to ulcerative colitis ♦ Depressed teens at risk of heart disease,♦ Identifying children at risk for sleep-disordered breathing

Kindergarten boys less interested in language activities A Norwegian study of kindergarten children reveals that girls are more interested in language activities than boys. As a result boys may receive less linguistic stimulation and become less prepared for school than girls.
Childhood physical, sexual abuse linked to ulcerative colitis Adults who were exposed to childhood physical or sexual abuse were approximately twice as likely to have ulcerative colitis.
Depressed teens at risk of heart disease, early monitoring urged Teens with major depression or bipolar disorder are at high risk of early heart and blood vessel disease. For the first time, experts urge early monitoring and assertive intervention to reduce risk factors for heart and blood vessel disease among teens with major depression or bipolar disorder.
Anesthesia professionals key to identifying children at risk for sleep-disordered breathing prior to surgery Knowing which risks may come into play before or during surgery is especially important where children are concerned. Implementation of a screening questionnaire helps anesthesia professionals identify children with symptoms of sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) before undergoing a general anesthetic
Kids, teens win when mental health providers team with family doctors Children and adolescents who receive integrated mental health and medical treatment are 66 percent more likely to have a good outcome than those who receive more traditional primary care.

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