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Topic: Health

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Updated guidelines for US children and youth

Earlier this month the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released the second edition of the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. There are new key guidelines for children ages three through five and updated...Read more
|Comment|author: Julia Zvobgo
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Tackling child mental health with self care

Over the last ten years, there has been a 17 percent increase in anxiety disorders diagnosed in children and adolescents. This is according to the 2018 Children’s Mental Health Report done by the Child Mind...Read more
|Comment|author: Julia Zvobgo
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EU-wide mercury ban in children’s fillings

European countries are being urged to implement a ban on using mercury in dental fillings on children which came into effect July 1. Mercury is a dangerous neurotoxin that pollutes the environment, gets taken up the...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Weedy

UK child obesity worst in poorest cities

Thousands of UK children, mainly in deprived city areas, are already classed as severely obese when they leave primary school. A report by the Local Government Association (LGA) warns that severe child obesity rates are...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Weedy
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CITC Weekly Roundup: Friday 25 May

Here is our weekly round-up of global stories concerning children, their rights, and their wellbeing. This week we take a look at the different ways social media impacts children’s food intake, their mental health and puts them at risk...Read more
|Comment|author: Julia Zvobgo
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Boys with asthma risk more broken bones

Asthma is associated with childhood fractures for boys, but not girls, underlining the importance of bone health education says Cheryl Critchley, a writer for the University of Melbourne’s research publication platform, Pursuit. It is no secret...Read more
|Comment|author: Cheryl Critchley
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Early intervention increases educational gains for inner city children

Researchers followed the 30-year progress of 989 children who attended the Child-Parent Centers program in inner-city Chicago as preschoolers. Their findings suggest preventive interventions beginning in early childhood can promote long-term educational success that contributes...Read more
|Comment|author: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
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Inactive kids at risk of falls and fractures in old age

Sedentary children are more likely to suffer musculoskeletal disorders like osteoporosis in later life making them more prone to debilitating falls and fractures in old age. Brittle bones, fractures and loss of muscle mass and strength...Read more
|Comment|author: Dr Sharon Brennan-Olsen, Associate ProfessorChristine Rodda and Dr Rachel Duckham

Everything to play for

Introducing more play space to cities can help tackle health, societal and environment issues, says Samuel Williams of the planning and design specialists, Arup. We need to take play seriously. We need to take play seriously...Read more
|Comment|author: Samuel Williams