A new study suggests that it is the physical activity, rather than the diet, which makes a huge difference in determining the weight of children. The study results are an analysis of the new data from the Lifestyle of our Kids (LOOK) longitudinal study. According to lead researcher Professor Richard Telford from the ANU College of Medicine, Biology and Environment and the Clinical Trials Unit at The Canberra Hospital, the new study provides one of the strongest evidences so far in the debate on how to tackle childhood obesity.
The 4-D scans of 15 healthy fetuses by Durham and Lancaster Universities has put an end to the debate among researchers about fetuses being able to open their mouth inside the womb. The study findings, where ultrasound scans have shown fetuses yawning in the womb, also suggest that yawning is a developmental process, and this could potentially give doctors another index of a fetus' health. The findings distinguish 'yawning' from 'non-yawn mouth opening' based on the duration of mouth opening with the help of 4-D video footage which closely examines all events where a mouth stretch occurred in the fetus, Medical Xpress reported.
A new study has revealed that music may have similar effects as medication for children with ADHD. The study, led by FIU Center for Children and Families Director William E. Pelham Jr., aimed at examining how distractions such as music and television affect children with ADHD.
Meals cooked at home are the best, for they are low on calories and high in their nutrient content. A new study reveals that those eating food outside tend to consume more calories than those who stick to home-cooked food. Since children and adolescents, compared to adults, are more likely to eat outside at either fast food or full-service restaurants, they are more likely to have poorer nutrient-intake, a new study suggests. Researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago in their study examined calorie intake, diet quality and consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages, particularly soda, on days when youngsters ate out as compared to days they did not.
Poor advice and parental anxiety are two of the most common reasons why parents and infants lose sleep and struggle with sleep deprivation for weeks, months, even years together sometimes, according to child health nurse and Sunshine Coast author Rowena Bennett. The Queenslander's new book "Your Sleepless Baby: The Rescue Guide" talks about various sleeping problems and also guides parents through a step-by-step process so that they can identify and find a solution to their baby's issues, reports Fraser Coast Chronicle.
Salvia, a herbal drug which is legal and commonly available in many countries, causes powerful hallucinations and has been linked to psychotic episodes. According to a new survey, the drug has been tried by about one in ten UK university students. In British universities, apparently, one in four students admitted to trying drugs that are legally available, and of them, 39 percent said they had experimented with salvia, one of the most powerful hallucinogenic herbs.
Following the publication of a new research which reveals that infants born with a thin placenta are twice as likely to die of a sudden cardiac arrest later in life when compared to others, a leading professor suggests that doctors must take a series of measures into consideration at birth to identify babies with such risk. Experts at a meeting in Parliament hosted by Shadow Health secretary Andy Burnham, will discuss and decide on the further installation and easy availability of potentially life-saving defibrillators in public places, apart from the introduction of a national screening program to identify young people at risk of cardiac arrest.
McLean Hospital biostatistician Nicholas Lange, ScD, warns against depending on brain imaging scans alone for the diagnosis of autism and suggests that large, long-term multicenter studies should be conducted in order to identify the biological basis of the disorder. "Several studies in the past two years have claimed that brain scans can diagnose autism, but this assertion is deeply flawed," said Lange, an associate professor of Psychiatry and Biostatistics at Harvard Medical School.
A new study suggests that even children as young as 5-year-olds are pretty selfish, but would show a generous behavior, if they know their actions are being watched.
According to Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, bullying among children is defined as repeated, negative acts committed by one or more children against another.
The relationship between a mother and child is perhaps the most sacred, intense and beautiful of all. A mother's care and nourishment is of utmost importance to the child's development and shapes his/her life ahead. A new study suggests that a nurturing mother not only cares for a child emotionally, but apparently, it also determines the size of her child's brain. When scientists scanned and compared the brains of two 3-year-old children, they found that the one who had been treated nicely and nourished by its mother had a considerably larger brain with fewer spots and lesser dark areas, compared to the neglected child.
A new study suggests that children born to overweight mothers face a higher risk of being obese themselves. However, breastfeeding and late introduction to solid food may help reduce this risk. The study suggests that overweight mothers and those who smoke during pregnancy are more likely to give birth to overweight babies. However, the research says that this risk can be reduced by 15 percent with breastfeeding and by delaying introduction to solid food.
A new study suggests that infants are more likely to understand and respond to words spoken in a local dialect than those used by their parents or spoken at home. Through a study at Plymouth University, psychologists reveal that toddlers are more receptive to accents spoken regionally, like the ones spoken in nurseries and playgroups, even if it is very different from the accents in which family members communicate at home. While the researchers said that these results were expected, it is a good sign as far as preservation of linguistic diversity in the future generations is concerned.
So here is yet another reason why you shouldn't fight with your spouse. The stress you are taking upon yourself is making your child fat! At least that's what a new study suggests.
A new study suggests that children who suffer brain injuries are more likely to grow up to be criminals.
Researchers from the University of Sheffield School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR) are today making a series of recommendations for NHS mental health trusts to change the way they collect and use patient feedback to improve the quality of care for inpatients.