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Thursday, January 14, 2016

Children's Health: Parents in dark about using epinephrine for kids’ food allergies ♦ Long-term benefits of improving your toddler's memory skills ♦

Parents in dark about using epinephrine for kids’ food allergies When a child has a food allergy, it’s critical for pediatricians and allergists to show parents when and how to use an epinephrine auto-injector and to provide a written emergency food allergy action plan for home and school. But many parents say doctors don’t give them this potentially lifesaving information about their children’s emergency care. This communication gap needs to be fixed.
Long-term benefits of improving your toddler's memory skills Preschoolers who score lower on a memory task are likely to score higher on a dropout risk scale at the age of 12, new research shows.The authors offer suggestions for how parents can help kids improve their kid's memory
Physical activity may help keep overweight children fit High body adiposity, low physical activity, and particularly their combination are related to poorer physical fitness among 6-8 year old children. These results suggest that physically active overweight children have better fitness compared to their inactive peers
Immigrant kids' diet is different, less nutritious than mom's The diet of Mexican immigrant children in the US is different from what their mothers eat, according to sociologists, and that may mean kids are trading in the generally healthy diet of their moms for less nutritious American fare.

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