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Healthy Infants Slow To Gain Weight Likely To Catch Up With Peers
2013-02-25 19:38:21

Jason Pierce, MSN, MBA, RN for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Newly published research findings from the University of Bristol found infants who demonstrated slower than average growth during the first nine months of life were likely to catch up with their peers over time. This should be reassuring to anxious parents of otherwise healthy babies who fall outside of the established growth curves. A child´s growth is tracked using charts, such as those developed by the...

2010-09-20 08:00:00

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The most common charts used by pediatricians to measure head growth in infants and toddlers may be inaccurate, potentially leading to delayed diagnoses, unnecessary tests, and parental worry, according to new research from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. The study, which appears online today in the journal Pediatrics, is the first study to evaluate the validity of these head-circumference curves in the U.S. primary care...

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2006-04-27 13:35:00

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA -- Twenty to 30 percent more young children may be overweight than previously thought according to new growth standards, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday. The U.N. agency said it hoped parents and pediatricians would begin applying its new guidelines -- which for the first time lay down optimal body mass index charts -- to halt "the increasing epidemic of childhood obesity." The standards also aim to help identify malnourished youngsters, which...

2006-04-27 07:35:00

GENEVA -- Children's growth is influenced more by environmental factors than genetics up to the age of five, the World Health Organization said on Thursday. The United Nations agency found that, despite differences among individual children, the average potential size of youngsters worldwide lies in a narrow range. "Children from India, Norway and Brazil all show similar growth patterns when provided healthy growth conditions in early life," the WHO said in issuing its new child growth...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.