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Thursday, October 1, 2015

Children's Health:Childhood stress impacts adult health ♦ Legal drinking age of 18 tied to high school dropout rate ♦ Kids allowed to be kids make better parents

Legal drinking age of 18 tied to high school dropout rate Although there have been calls to lower the legal drinking age from 21, a new study raises the possibility that it could have the unintended effect of boosting the high school dropout rate.
Kids allowed to be kids make better parents Mothers who took on burdensome care giving roles as children -- and weren't allowed to just 'be kids' -- tend to be less sensitive to their own children's needs
Discovery provides insight into life-threatening respiratory distress in newborns St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital scientists advance understanding of intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy, a liver disorder that leaves infants born to affected mothers at risk for severe respiratory distress
Pediatric injuries from toppled TV sets: Risk factors, strategies for prevention After a thorough review of medical articles describing head injuries caused by toppled television sets in children, researchers assessed the risk factors associated with these events. Based on their assessment, the researchers developed strategies to prevent these injuries.
Childhood stress impacts adult health A 45-year study of nearly 7,000 people born in a single week in Great Britain in 1958 found psychological distress in childhood -- even when conditions improved in adulthood -- was associated with higher risk for heart disease and diabetes later in life.

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