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Regular bedtime for preschoolers reduces odds of obesity, study says

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Jan 26, 2018 … COLUMBUS, Ohio — They’re two of the most dreaded words for young children, but potentially among the most important: It’s bedtime! A recent study shows that keeping a regular schedule when it comes to sleep (and other daily routines) may help young children regulate their emotions, and consequently, avoid obesity later in childhood. Researchers from the…

Study: Drinking artificially-sweetened beverages during pregnancy boosts child’s obesity risk

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Jan 24, 2018 … WASHINGTON — Drinking a Diet Sprite while you’re pregnant won’t necessarily lead to obesity for your child, but it can be a serious risk factor in some cases, a recent study finds. Researchers from the National Institutes of Health found that women who had gestational diabetes and drank at least one artificially-sweetened beverage a day…

Study: Poor sleep in early childhood leads to attention issues, social & emotional disabilities

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Apr 04, 2017 … BOSTON — Recent research has shown the importance and great benefits of a good night’s rest: in fact a study last month compares quality shut-eye to winning the lottery. Meanwhile, the negative health impacts of sleepless nights are also well documented — for adults. Now a new study shows how poor sleep in early childhood can significantly…

StudyFinds Blotter: Other Notable Health Studies & Research From May 5, 2022

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May 06, 2022 … There are dozens of studies, innovations, and research findings released everyday by institutions and clinics across the world. Here’s a look at some of the other notable health reports from May 5. Patient-Derived Micro-Organospheres Enable Cutting-Edge Precision Oncology A patient’s tumor cell response to therapy is affected by many factors, including genetic alterations, tumor microenvironment,…

Most children under 5 are spending an excessive amount of time in front of screens

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Feb 24, 2022 … CALGARY, Canada — According to a new study, most children under the age of 5 are spending an unhealthy amount of time on smartphones or in front of the television. Researchers found only a minority of children worldwide are meeting the recommended hours of screen time. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that children under the…

Overweight children developing heart problems as waistlines grow during pandemic

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Dec 15, 2021 … ATHENS, Ga. — Childhood obesity isn’t just ruining waistlines, it’s also paving the way for serious heart trouble among youths, a new study warns. Researchers from the University of Georgia have found that excess weight is leading to more artery stiffness among children, teens, and young adults — a major risk factor for heart disease. Obesity…

Passing more fast food restaurants on way to school won’t impact children’s weight, study concludes

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Jan 18, 2021 … FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Are your children destined for a “super-sized” future just because three new fast food restaurants opened up in town? Not necessarily, according to a new study. Researchers report the number of fast food locations on the route between a child’s home and school will not affect that child’s weight. It’s no secret…

Children’s packed lunches contain less sugar, but still not as nutritious as they should be

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Jun 27, 2020 … ENGLAND — Getting a child ready for school or camp is a task in and of itself. As most moms and dads know, preparing their daily lunch box is among the most important parts. But are meals these days more nutritious than in years past thanks to the recent war on sugar? Despite seeing a…

Study: Obese children lose more weight, feel less anxious when mindfulness added to diet

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Feb 13, 2020 … MEXICO CITY — Childhood obesity is linked to stress, but treatment strategies usually focus on diet and physical exercise. These strategies fail to address the mental health of the children. A new study from the Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social (IMSS) finds that combining mindfulness-based therapy with dieting will make obese children less stressed and hungry…

Sugar empire: Sweetened beverages accounted for 62% of children’s drink sales in 2018

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Oct 16, 2019 … Shocking report reveals that while nearly 9 in 10 children’s drinks show images of fruit on the packaging, about two-thirds of the products don’t actually contain any juice in them. HARTFORD, Conn. — Childhood obesity has become a major problem in the United States. Unfortunately, fruit drinks and flavored waters containing added sugars or low-calorie…

Class clown bias: Teachers discourage playfulness in boys more than girls

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May 21, 2018 … CHAMPAIGN, III — Gender bias is often noted to point out the differences in the treatment of men and women, but how are young children affected? A new study finds that elementary school teachers generally view playful boys as more disruptive and rebellious than girls exhibiting some of the same behavior. Researchers at the University of…