A License to Parents?

A License to Parents?

It's a comment we often hear in response to stories of child neglect: that parenting should require a license. Researcher Dr. Frank Ainsworth from James Cook University in Australia says that while the suggestion is based on concern for children, it is fraught with problems.

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Motivations for Sexting Can be Complicated, UA Researcher Says

Motivations for Sexting Can be Complicated, UA Researcher Says

Amidst a surge in research and media reports on the potentially negative consequences of "sexting," a University of Arizona researcher is exploring what motivates young people to send sexually explicit images of themselves via text message in the first place.

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Psychology can help prevent deadly childhood accidents

Psychology Can Help Prevent Deadly Childhood Accidents

CHICAGO -- Injuries have overtaken infectious disease as the leading cause of death for children worldwide, and psychologists have the research needed to help predict and prevent deadly childhood mishaps, according to a presentation at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association.

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33% of New Childhood Asthma Cases in Europe Attributable to Air Pollution

33% of New Childhood Asthma Cases in Europe Attributable to Air Pollution

Barcelona, 8 August, 2019-. Up to 11% of new childhood asthma cases could be prevented each year if European countries complied with the WHO PM2.5 air quality guidelines. Moreover, 33% of new annual cases could be prevented in European countries if they were able to reduce air pollution levels to the lowest levels recorded in the literature.

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Child Improve Their Oral Hygiene

4 Ways to Help Your Child Improve Their Oral Hygiene

As a parent, you understand the importance of your children having good oral hygiene. Regular oral care can help prevent tooth and gum disease, as well as more serious problems later. However, teaching children good habits can be challenging. After all, they can be stubborn.

by Hannah Smith

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The Life of an Orphan

The Life of an Orphan

by Eric Hamilton

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Understanding How Tics are Suppressed May Help Some at Risk for Tic Disorders

At least 20 percent of elementary school-age children develop tics such as excessive blinking, throat clearing or sniffing, but for most of those kids, the tics don't become a long-term problem. Conventional wisdom has held that most tics go away on their own and that only in rare cases do they become chronic or develop into a disorder such as Tourette syndrome.

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Genetics Influence How Protective Childhood Vaccines are for Individual Infants

A genome-wide search in thousands of children in the UK and Netherlands has revealed genetic variants associated with differing levels of protective antibodies produced after routine childhood immunizations. The findings, appearing June 11 in the journal Cell Reports, may inform the development of new vaccine strategies and could lead to personalized vaccination schedules to maximize vaccine effectiveness.

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Children who Use Asthma Tracking App have Better Disease Control and Fewer Hospital Visits

(Salt Lake City) - An app that allows parents and doctors to monitor a child's asthma has a big impact on managing the disease. When families monitored symptoms with asthma Tracker and adjusted care accordingly, children had better asthma control and made fewer visits to the emergency department. Using the app also meant that children missed fewer days of school and parents took fewer days off work, improving quality of life. Results of the study were published online in the journal Pediatrics.

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Heart Damage for Young Adults

Heart Damage From Preterm Birth may be Corrected with Exercise in Young Adulthood

Venice, Italy - 3 May 2019: Heart abnormalities caused by premature birth may be corrected with exercise in young adulthood, according to research presented today at EuroCMR 2019, a scientific congress of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).1

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Child PTSD

Children develop PTSD when they 'overthink' their trauma

Children are more likely to suffer Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) if they think their reaction to traumatic events is not 'normal' - according to new research from the University of East Anglia.

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8 Products That Will Help Your Kids Reading Skills

8 Products That Will Help Your Kids Reading Skills

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Teens Who Seek Solitude May Know What's Best for them, Research Suggests (IMAGE)

Teens who seek solitude may know what's best for them, research suggests

Despite stigma, solitude doesn't have to be problematic for adolescents and young adults

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How team sports change a child's brain

Team sports associated with less depression in boys as young as 9

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Where are teens getting their electronic cigarettes?

University of Cincinnati study finds that daily users are much more likely to purchase electronic cigarettes from stores and websites illegally than their peers who less frequently vape

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Infants knows the difference between friends and strangers laugh

The study shows five-month-olds can make judgments about relationships through co-laughter

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Chatterpies, haggisters and ninuts could help children love conservation

Weaving stories and intriguing names into children's education about the natural world could help to engage them with species' conservation messages, new research shows.

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Too Much TV Deprives Child of Enriching Developmental Activities

Too much time in front of the bedroom TV deprives the child of more enriching developmental activities and may explain, in part, less optimal body mass, poor eating habits and socio-emotional difficulties as a teenager, says the study, published Dec. 26 in Pediatric Research.

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New study highlights the influence social media has on children's food intake

New University of Liverpool research, published in Pediatrics, highlights the negative influence that social media has on children's food intake.

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Lowering lactose and carbs in milk does not help severely malnourished children

Treating hospitalized, severely malnourished children with a lactose-free, reduced-carbohydrate milk formula does not improve clinical outcomes, according to a study published February 26 in the open-access journal PLOS Medicine by Robert Bandsma of the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada, James Berkley of the KEMRI/Wellcome Trust Research Programme in Kilifi, Kenya, and colleagues.

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Intervention with at-risk infants increases children's compliance at age 3 (IMAGE)

Intervention with at-risk infants increases children's compliance at age 3

Children who are maltreated often develop problems complying with directions and expectations of parents and other authority figures.

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Machine learning could eliminate unnecessary treatments for children with arthritis

An algorithm predicted disease outcome in children suffering from arthritis, helping doctors better tailor treatment

by Staff Reporter

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How young adults experience pain affects self-injury

Study shows that young adults may hurt themselves on purpose, specifically to feel physical pain

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