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2009-02-04 13:26:01

Those with asthma may be more vulnerable to negative effects of excessive TV watching Urban children with asthma engage in an average of an hour more of screen time daily than the maximum amount American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends. This is the first study to examine screen time among children with asthma. "We know that both asthma and excessive screen time can be associated with other difficulties, including behavior problems, difficulty with attention, poor school performance and...

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2009-01-26 09:03:02

Researchers announced Monday that limiting free time at school could cause disorderly classrooms and deprive children of exercise and an imperative possibility to socialize. 10,000 children aged 8 and 9 had better classroom behavior if they had a 15-minute break contrasting to those who did not have one, Dr. Romina Barros and colleagues at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York stated. "The available research suggests that recess may play an important role in the learning, social...

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2008-12-29 12:15:00

Researchers reported new findings on Monday that suggest a correlation between family rejection of lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) teens and their health. LGB children whose parents respond negatively toward them have a higher risk of developing serious health problems, such as depression, illegal drug use, risk for HIV infection, and suicide attempts, according to lead author Caitlin Ryan, Director of the Family Acceptance Project. Ryan led a team of researchers at the C©sar E....

2008-10-14 00:00:03

By The Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) - The nation's leading pediatricians group says children from newborns to teens should get double the usually recommended amount of vitamin D because of evidence that it might help prevent serious diseases. To meet the new recommendation of 400 units daily, millions of children will need to take daily vitamin D supplements, the American Academy of Pediatrics said. That includes breast-fed infants - even those who get some formula, too, and many teens...

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2008-10-13 12:05:00

Newborns and teenagers should receive twice the recommended amount of Vitamin D due to evidence that shows it may help prevent serious diseases, a leading pediatricians group reported Monday. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, newborns and teenagers should consumer 400 units each day. Millions of kids will need to take daily vitamin D supplements "“ including those who get some formula, too, and many teens who drink little or no milk at all. Infants who drink formula...

2008-10-13 09:00:05

By LINDSEY TANNER By Lindsey Tanner The Associated Press CHICAGO The nation's leading pediatricians group says children from newborns to teens should get double the usually recommended amount of vitamin D because of evidence that it may help prevent serious diseases. To meet the new recommendation of 400 units daily, millions of children will need to take daily vitamin D supplements, the American Academy of Pediatrics said. That includes breast-fed infants - even those who get some...

2008-10-10 12:00:42

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is introducing a revolutionary, next-generation point-of-practice resource to the nation's pediatricians this week as the organization holds its annual National Conference & Exhibition. The Web-based resource is called Pediatric Care Online(TM), and it is receiving high praise for ease-of-use and the assembly of immediate knowledge it makes available in the office and through mobile devices. "It is fast and easy to navigate, and every hit is...

2008-10-01 12:00:31

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Blood stream infection rates are rapidly declining, life expectancy among cystic fibrosis patients has doubled, and care for children with asthma and inflammatory bowel disease is significantly improving. These are the results of four highly successful quality improvement (QI) initiatives chosen by the Alliance for Pediatric Quality (Alliance) and its task force of pediatric quality and safety experts from a pool of more than 50 programs. The goal...

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2008-09-19 13:00:00

Public confidence in the safety of vaccines is at a low, and a new coalition of 22 major medical groups says that needs to be restored to avoid risks for deadly disease outbreaks in the United States. The Chicago-based American Medical Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics and 20 more of the nation's most influential health-related groups released the strong message Thursday. The recent concern stems from a rash of measles outbreaks in several U.S. cities.In August, health officials...

2008-09-19 09:00:08

By Associated Press CHICAGO -- A new coalition of 22 major medical groups says public confidence in vaccine safety needs to be restored to avoid risks for deadly disease outbreaks. Thursday's message comes from the Chicago-based American Medical Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics and 20 more of the nation's most influential health-related groups. Their concern stems from recent measles outbreaks in several U.S. cities. Last month, health officials said 131 children had...


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