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High-dose vitamin D doesn't appear to reduce the winter sniffles for children

Giving children high doses of vitamin D doesn’t appear to reduce the winter sniffles, a new study has found. Dr. Jonathon Maguire, a pediatrician at St. Michael’s Hospital, led a randomized clinical trial in which 350 healthy children were given ...

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Children conceived using donor sperm have similar health and well-being to general population

Children conceived using donor sperm have similar health and well-being to the general population, according to a study published in Reproductive BioMedicine Online. The study of 224 Australian children aged between 5 and 11 was the largest study to date ...

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Babies born big more likely to become obese as children, study finds

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Infants born with a high birthweight are more likely to become obese as children, a new study suggests. By identifying at-risk infants early, doctors could work with parents to prevent weight gain and the health ...

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Treating Lyme disease: When do symptoms resolve in children?

For many Americans, the warmer weather of summer means more time spent outside: More gardening and yard work, more hikes in the woods, more backyard barbecues. But for this year in particular, some experts predict warmer weather will lead to ...

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Children shorter if they drink non-cow's milk, study suggests

Researchers have linked the consumption of non-cow’s milk with shorter height in children. A new study of more than 5,000 children has associated consumption of non-cow’s milk with shorter height, raising concerns about the nutritional content of cow’s milk alternatives. ...

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Children with bedroom TVs at significantly higher risk of being overweight

A UCL-led study of over 12,000 young children in the UK has revealed that 11-year-olds who had TVs in their bedroom at age 7 had a significantly higher body mass (BMI) and fat mass (FMI) and were more likely to ...

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Are soft contact lenses safe for children? Risks seem no higher than in adults

Available evidence suggests that soft contact lenses can be safely prescribed to children and adolescents, with no increase in adverse effects compared to adults, according to a review in the June issue of Optometry and Vision Science, the official journal ...

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Do children act out because parents check their smartphones too often?

As more and more of us admit to being unable to imagine our lives without a smartphone, a new study investigates the impact of technology on parenting and child behavior. New research suggests that parental use of technology might lead ...

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Traffic-related air pollution linked to DNA damage in children

Children and teens exposed to high levels of traffic-related air pollution have evidence of a specific type of DNA damage called telomere shortening, reports a study in the May Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. Young people with asthma also ...

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Migrant children less obese due to absent grandmothers

Children of migrants to Chinese cities have lower rates of obesity than youngsters in more affluent established urban families — probably because their grandparents are not around to over-feed them, a new study has found. Fewer opportunities for unhealthy snacking ...

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