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Screen Time, Even Before Bed, Has Little Impact on Teen Mental Health

A large new study casts doubt on the widely accepted notion that spending time online, gaming, or watching TV, especially before bedtime, can damage young people's mental health.

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3 Tips for Keeping Kids Healthy

One of the biggest challenges parents face is making sure their children stay healthy. Fortunately, there are a number of simple changes parents can make to improve their children´s health. This article discusses three possible ways to improve the health of little ones.

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Should Children with Hypertension Participate in Sports?

Most people think of hypertension as being an adult’s disease, but children get it too. Only about three percent of kids have high blood pressure, but studies show that the number is on the rise – due to the increase in obesity among kids. Most children with hypertension lead active lives, but what about sports participation? Should children with hypertension play competitive sports?

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Children Looking at Screens in Darkness Before Bedtime at Risk of Poor Sleep

Preteens who use a mobile phone or watch TV in the dark an hour before bed are at risk of not getting enough sleep compared to those who use these devices in a lit room or do not use them at all before bedtime.

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Childhood Constipation and Probiotics

Childhood constipation is more than just a nuisance, children who suffer frequently with constipation have a lower quality of life. Being constipated traumatizes kids, causes them pain and is inconvenient for parents.

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Kids Who Walk to School Have Healthier Hearts

Heart disease prevention starts during childhood, and the best way to help your child build a healthy cardiovascular system is to keep him active. One way to do this is to make sure he burns some calories getting to school in the morning.

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Malignant Melanoma Cases on the Rise. Protect Your Kids

Rates of malignant melanoma are soaring. Find out what you need to know to protect yourself and your kids against this common deadly form of skin cancer.

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Brain Matures Faster Due to Childhood Stress

Stress in early childhood leads to faster maturation of certain brain regions during adolescence. In contrast, stress experienced later in life leads to slower maturation of the adolescent brain. This is the outcome of a long-term study conducted by researchers of Radboud University in which 37 subjects have been monitored for almost 20 years.

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Child Peanut Allergies on the Increase

Are childhood peanut allergies on the rise? According to a study published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, the number of peanut allergies in children has more than tripled over an eleven year period.

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6 Research-Backed Methods for Soothing a Colicky Baby

If you are the parent of one of a colic infant, you are probably overwhelmed, exhausted, and looking for solutions. The research has explored swaddling and other effective remedies for soothing babies who suffer from colic.

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Don’t Blame Adolescent Social Behavior on Hormones

Reproductive hormones that develop during puberty are not responsible for changes in social behavior that occur during adolescence, according to the results of a newly published study.

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Too Much TV at Age Two Makes for Less Healthy Adolescents

Watching too much television at age two can translate into poorer eating habits in adolescence and poorer performance in school, researchers at Université de Montréal's School of Psychoeducation have found.

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