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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Children's Health: Childhood obesity linked to poverty, parenting style ♦ Negative body image increases adolescent obesity risk ♦ World first blood test reduces risk,increases accuracy in prenatal testing

World first blood test reduces risk, increases accuracy in prenatal testing Research into a simple, accurate and low risk blood test that can detect fetal blood group, sex, and genetic conditions in unborn babies, report scientists. The new, simple and safe DNA blood test could spell the end of invasive amniocentesis and chorionic villus sampling.
Negative body image, not depression, increases adolescent obesity risk Negative body image significantly increases the risk of obesity regardless of whether youth have depression, according to researchers. For the study's purposes, persons with a body mass index of 30 or more were considered obese.
Don't delay: Having to wait doesn't help young kids exercise self-control Would your ability to resist a tantalizing cookie improve if you had to wait a few seconds before you could reach for it? The idea that natural urges 'die down' with time seems intuitive, but new research shows that it's being reminded about what not to do, not the passage of time, that actually helps young children control their impulsive behavior
Childhood obesity linked to poverty, parenting style With childhood obesity rates on the rise, a team of based researchers embarked on a study to show how authoritarian parenting and household income combine to affect kid's obesity risk.

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