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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Children's Health: Maternal chronic stress linked to more dental cavities in children ♦ Childhood kidney stones associated with atherosclerosis. ♦ Benefits of word repetition to infants

Teens with bulimia recover faster when parents are included in treatment Involving parents in the treatment of adolescents with bulimia nervosa is more effective than treating the patient individually.
Maternal chronic stress linked to more dental cavities in children Chronic maternal stress, when measured by biological markers, has been found for the first time to be associated with a higher prevalence of cavities among children Chronic stress was also found to be linked to lower probabilities of breastfeeding and dental visits by children.
Physical activity, sadness, and suicidality in bullied U.S. adolescents Across the U.S., nearly 20% of students report being bullied on school property. Bullying is associated with academic struggle, low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, and self-harm. Exercise has been widely reported to have robust positive effects on mental health including reduction in depression, anxiety, and substance abuse, and now research suggests that exercise for 4 or more days per week is associated with an approximate 23% reduction in both suicidal ideation and attempt in bullied adolescents in the United States.
Childhood kidney stones associated with atherosclerosis. A recent study is the first to examine and identify a link between kidney stones in children and thickened or hardened arteries -- precursors to a wide variety of cardiovascular diseases. Understanding the connection between kidney stones and cardiovascular risk factors in children may help physicians and parents implement prevention measures to reduce future risk of stroke, heart attack or other forms of vascular disease for affected children.
Benefits of word repetition to infants  New research suggests that young infants benefit from hearing words repeated by their parents. With this knowledge, parents may make conscious communication choices that could pay off in their babies' toddler years and beyond

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