Posts Tagged "childrens health"

Later Affects of Childhood Bullying

Posted by admin on Apr 19, 2014 in About, Healthy Kids | 0 comments

Later Affects of Childhood Bullying

Childhood bullying can continue to damage mental and physical health long into adulthood, a new study that was reported in The Independent said. The study suggested victims were more likely to suffer from depression, ill-health and even joblessness up to 40 years later. According to researchers from Kings College London, the negative impact of bullying on people’s physical, mental and social wellbeing in adult life appeared to be comparable to that experienced by adults who had been taken into care as a child. A leading anti-bullying charity said that the “landmark” study reinforced...

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Children need more exercise – especially girls

Posted by admin on Aug 22, 2013 in Blog, Healthy Kids | 0 comments

Children need more exercise – especially girls

Half of all UK seven-year-olds do not do enough exercise, with girls far less active than boys, a study suggests. University College London researchers found just 51% of the 6,500 children they monitored achieved the recommended hour of physical activity each day. For girls, the figure was just 38%, compared with 63% for boys. Half of the group also spent more than six hours being sedentary each day, although some of this would be spent in class, the researchers acknowledged. The study, published in the online journal BMJ Open, found levels of activity varied among groups. For example,...

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Tackle the Most Common Toddler Complaints

Posted by admin on Sep 27, 2011 in Healthy Kids | 0 comments

Tackle the Most Common Toddler Complaints

Written by Stephanie Dolgoff from  www.Parenting.com – If your child won’t stop crying, take them to the emergency room. When your toddler is hurt and screaming and emotions are bubbling over, it can be hard to tell if a situation is a true emergency, something that can be treated in your doctor’s office or an issue you can handle at home. “It’s always better to call the pediatrician before going to the ER for anything but life-threatening emergencies,” says Lara Zibners M.D., a pediatric ER doctor and author of “If Your Kid Eats This Book,...

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Asthma

Posted by admin on Aug 25, 2011 in Health Conditions, Healthy Kids | 0 comments

Asthma

Asthma is a chronic disease in which sufferers have repeated attacks of difficulty in breathing and coughing. There seems to be an increase in the amount of asthma all over the world, especially in children. Asthmatics tend to be sensitive to various types of irritants in the atmosphere that can trigger this contraction response from the bronchial muscles. The bronchi also have an inner lining that becomes inflamed in asthma, which makes the lining swell and produce an excess amount of the mucus (phlegm) it normally makes. All of these processes contribute to the airway narrowing and the...

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Nosebleeds

Posted by admin on Aug 16, 2011 in Health Conditions, Healthy Kids | 0 comments

Nosebleeds

What is a Nosebleed? A nosebleed – more formally called epistaxis – can occur without any obvious cause. The blood usually comes out through just one nostril, although it may affect both. Causes and Risk Factors Many nosebleeds are idiopathic – that is there is no obvious cause, or the cause is unknown. But in children frequent colds and the drying effect of central heating can cause irritation of the delicate mucous membrane that lines the nose. This becomes inflamed, crusted or cracked, and is much more likely to bleed. Bumps to the nose, especially once it’s...

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ADHD

Posted by admin on Aug 11, 2011 in Health Conditions, Healthy Kids | 0 comments

ADHD

Poor concentration, hyperactivity and learning difficulties are some signs that a child or adult might have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). What is ADHD? Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is the most common childhood-onset behavioural disorder. Those affected have a greatly reduced ability to maintain attention without being distracted, to control what they’re doing or saying (because of impulsivity) and to control the amount of physical activity appropriate to the situation (that is, they’re restless and fidgety). ADHD is also called attention...

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