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Saturday, December 5, 2015

Children's Health: Weaker breaths in kids linked to early pesticide exposure ♦ Newborns in intensive care exposed to thirdhand smoke residue ♦ Teaching parents about the importance of breakfast

Weaker breaths in kids linked to early pesticide exposure A new study links early exposure to organophosphate pesticides -- widely used in agriculture -- to reduced lung capacity in kids. The findings are the first to show exposure effects on lung health in children
Teens know dangers of driving and cellphone use, yet do it anyway Researchers sat down with 30 teens to better understand their perceptions of driving and distractions such as cell-phone use. Their ultimate goal is to develop an intervention to keep teens safe on the roadways
Teaching parents about the importance of breakfast has benefits for both parent and child Both in-person and online education are effective in reducing breakfast-skipping and improving nutrition in children
Newborns in intensive care exposed to thirdhand smoke residue Despite hospitals operating a smoke free policy, newborns in intensive care may still be exposed to thirdhand smoke residue from their smoker parents,

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