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Nearly 8 million US Kids Have Mental Issues

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Feb. 12, 2019 — Mental health problems in U.S. children are common, according to a new survey, with about one in six children of school age affected. The survey asked parents about anxiety, depression, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, because they are the most common. They also …

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After-School Programs Can Ease Kids’ ADHD

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Kids with ADHD often struggle just to stay on task or behave in school. So the idea of taking on more activities after school might feel like you’re asking for trouble. But new research shows that after-school programs could relieve some troubles for kids with this condition. …

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Psychology Around the Net: January 26, 2019

This week’s Psychology Around the Net takes a look at children taking mental health days, the definition of relationship cycling and what it can do to your mental health, career advice for having not only a successful but also a happy career, and more. Enjoy! Women Urged to Put Mental …

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Good Sleep Helps Kids Become Slimmer Teens: Study

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Dec. 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Regular bedtimes and adequate sleep during childhood may contribute toward a healthy weight in the teen years, a new study finds. The study included nearly 2,200 kids in 20 U.S. cities. One-third of them …

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FDA Approves New Children’s Vaccine

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Dec. 28, 2018 — The FDA has approved a new vaccine to immunize children against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (also known as whooping cough), hepatitis B, polio, and an invasive disease caused by Haemophilus influenzae type b, sometimes known as Hib. The vaccine will be for children 6 weeks to …

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Whopping Numbers on Whooping Cough – WebMD

By Len Canter HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The return of measles made headlines in recent years, but it’s not the only disease that poses a particular threat to kids that has experienced a resurgence. Another is pertussis, commonly known as whooping …

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Toys are us: How childhood objects may have shaped human history

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Tantalising evidence hints that key human innovations including the wheel and weaving were the outcome of, quite literally, child’s play Playing fosters imagination, a crucial ingredient in technological innovationKelly Davidson/Plainpicture By David Robson FEW origin stories are as perplexing as the invention of the wheel. Thomas Edison famously claimed that …

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Psychology Around the Net: December 22, 2018

Happy Holidays, sweet readers! Regardless of which holiday you celebrate — or even if you celebrate one at all — you’ve no doubt felt a mix of pleasant and not-so-pleasant emotions this month (why does this read like a horoscope?) — especially if you celebrate Christmas as you now only …

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Teething Jewelry Linked to Infant Death

FRIDAY, Dec. 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Teething jewelry products, such as necklaces, pose significant safety risks and have been tied to at least one baby’s death, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns. Potential threats include choking, strangulation, injury to the mouth and infection. These products should not …

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