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Summer camps are requiring children get vaccinated amid measles fears

Each summer, as Lauren Rutkowski and her husband Joel await the arrival of energized, sun-kissed children for their seven-week camp, the couple surveys the canoes and paddleboards, the arts and crafts, the food menus — and every camper’s vaccination records.


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US measles cases surpass 1,000 for 2019 as CDC urges parents to vaccinate their children

The number of measles cases in the U.S. this year has surpassed 1,000, the Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar announced on Wednesday.
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Physical inactivity proved risky for children and pre-teens

At what age do children lose the desire to exercise? Researchers (UNIGE) followed 1,200 pupils and found out that from the age of 9, the positive reasons for exercising begin to be replaced by displaced incentives: to get a good mark or improve your image with others. These results call for a more detailed analysis of how PE is taught in schools to counter physical inactivity leading to a sedentary lifestyle from an early age.
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Children of both young and old parents share risk for certain neurodevelopment disorders

Results of a new study reports that parental age is linked to the risk for the development of neuropsychiatric disorders in children, including autism spectrum disorder (ASD); attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD); obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD); and Tourette’s disorder/chronic tic disorder (TD/CT).
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School children who nap are happier, excel academically, and have fewer behavioral problems

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Jury Convicts Man In Murder Of 2 Sleeping Children

One of the nine alleged gang members accused in the 2016 murders of two children as they slept in their Georgia home, was convicted and sentenced to two consecutive life sentences without the possibility of parole plus 22 years.

According to Channel 2 Action News, Jamon Bynum, 28, was one of several men who stormed the home the evening of Oct. 22, shooting 11-year-old Tatiyana Coates and her brother, 15-year-old Daveon Coates, in their beds, authorities said.

Clayton County police believe the target was, Deundre Mitchell, who they suspected of stealing weapons from a DeKalb County apartment. Mitchell, who is from Chattanooga, also faces murder charges.

“They likely thought Deundre was one of the children in the bed,” Clayton County police Chief Kevin Roberts said at a news conference announcing indictments in the case last year. “But (Tatiyana and Daveon) could not have known the harm that was coming their way.”

Bynum is the first suspect to go to trial in the case. He was convicted on 43 counts, the jury reportedly brought down a guilty verdict after deliberating for just 20 minutes.

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I first met Judith Kerr, one of Britain’s most cherished children’s authors and illustrators, at her son Matthew Kneale’s apartment in the Jewish Ghetto in Rome in the mid 2000s. Over wine we discussed geopolitical winds of change, American farm life (she was immensely curious about my upbringing in rural America) and, for reasons I don’t quite remember, bikini waxing. It would be the first of many stimulating conversations I had with her over the years, each one a sort of full-immersion into the mind of a creative genius. Every time I saw Grandma Judy, as she was known to all of us in Rome whose children were friends with her two grandchildren, we caught up on politics, my family’s farm, and whatever pop cultural trend was topping the news. But the thing I will remember most about her is the way, when she approved of something, whether it was wine or politics, it was simply “rather wonderful.”

The last time I saw her was in Rome, maybe a year before she died. She was concerned about the direction of far-right politics in Europe because she knew first-hand how wrong things can go. Kerr was born in Berlin, Germany, in 1923. She and her Jewish parents fled in 1933 after Kerr’s father, German-Jewish journalist and theater critic, Alfred Kerr, had openly criticized the Nazi regime. They were rightfully concerned about their safety.

The journey of these Jewish refugees, via Switzerland, Paris and ultimately London, inspired her 1971 semi-autobiographical book, When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit, which recounts her painful difficulty in choosing only one toy to take with her on their journey. It wasn’t what she took that she remembered, but the pink rabbit she left behind she worried about. She surmised Hitler and his goons had stolen it. A few years before she died, she traveled to Germany to accept a recognition award. Her pink rabbit, just as she suspected, was not there waiting.

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These doctors risked their careers to expose the dangers children face in immigrant family detention

Dr. Scott Allen and Dr. Pamela McPherson were used to working behind the scenes, quietly documenting the devastating things they’d seen.


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The enduring effects of mother-child interactions as children become adults

Interactions between a mother and her child have been linked to cognitive outcomes in childhood, but little work has looked at farther-reaching effects. In a new study that examined data from the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study, more positive mother-child interactions during the first 16 years of life predicted higher education in adulthood, which predicted less decline in episodic memory, or the memory of autobiographical events.
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Maternal nut consumption during pregnancy linked to improvements in neurodevelopment in children

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Former White House chief of staff joins unaccompanied migrant children shelter board

Former White House chief of staff John Kelly has joined the board of directors for a company that operates shelters for undocumented migrant children.
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What Is Causing Early Puberty In African-American Children?

WHAT IS THE CAUSE OF EARLY PUBERTY IN GIRLS AND BOYS?

A: The past 100 years shows that all US girls and boys are experiencing puberty at earlier ages. Girls’ periods have decreased from 16-17 yrs to 12-13 years of age. And boys are showing signs of puberty 6mo to 2 years earlier as well.

Early puberty or precocious puberty (PP) is when a child’s body begins developing into an adult too soon, that’s before 8 in girls and before 9 in boys. This includes rapid growth of bones and muscles, changes in body shape or size and development of the body’s ability to reproduce. It has health implications such as, shorter adult height, psychological impact with increase risk of depression and anxiety, increase risk of certain cancers, diabetes, and heart disease.

Known causes of early puberty include: problems in the brain, certain tumors, genetic disorders, hormonal disorders, exposure to estrogen or testosterone. In many cases, the cause is unknown. This is an area of ongoing research.

Link to environmental exposures:

  • A CDC 2012 analysis found that girls exposed to higher levels of common        household chemicals had periods earlier than those with lower exposures.
  • Endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) may trigger early puberty. Chemicals in the environment that mimic or interfere with hormones and their actions in the body. Exposure to these chemicals are disproportionate among minority and low-income populations.
    • BPA(bisphenol A), phthalates, parabens and phenols found in plastics, canned foods, cleaning and personal care products. Girls appear to be more sensitive and they are disproportionately consumed by African Americans (AA).
    • Essential oils, lavender and tea tree have been shown to cause early breast development in boys but is reversible when stopped.
    • Phytoestrogens in soy products, consumed in excess are linked to breast development which resolves with decreased consumption.

These chemicals are everywhere in our lives. Be knowledgeable of them and try to avoid them in your everyday products by reading ingredients list and choosing products wisely.

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WHAT ARE SOME OF THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF EARLY PUBERTY?

A: Signs of early puberty include: growth of breast and menses in girls, enlargement of testes and penis, facial hair and deep voice in boys, pubic hair or underarm hair, growth spurt, acne, adult body odor

HOW MUCH DOES OBESITY PLAY A FACTOR?

A: Obesity is a risk factor for precocious puberty, as well as being female and AA. Obesity may trigger early puberty due to higher levels of obesity related hormones. African American (AA) children have higher rates of obesity.

So maintaining healthy weight is important in preventing early puberty.

HOW IS EARLY PUBERTY DIAGNOSED?

A: It’s important that parents notice changes in their child’s body and visit the doctor for concerns. Also regular well visits should detect early signs of puberty. Diagnosis includes a careful history and physical exam, blood tests, X-ray of the hand or wrist to determine bone age, some children may need MRI or ultrasound to help determine the type of early puberty-central vs peripheral. The child may be referred to a pediatric endocrinologist.

ARE THERE TREATMENT OPTIONS AVAILABLE?

A: Yes. Treatment depends on the cause. Sometimes treatment is not recommended, especially when no cause is identified. Then monitoring and follow up is key. Medications are used to stop full pubertal progression under the care of a pediatric endocrinologist.

Many causes are not preventable but maintaining a healthy weight and avoiding hormonal exposures are important to preventing early puberty.

WHAT’S THE BEST WAY TO EXPLAIN TO A CHILD WHAT’S HAPPENING TO THEM?

A: First, it’s very important to already be talking to children about their bodies! Naming body parts properly and discussing them without shame or embarrassment is key. That way, if early puberty occurs, your child will likely tell you what they see and feel comfortable talking about it and having the doctor examine them.

Your pediatrician can help explain early puberty to you and your child. Also, encourage your child to ask questions anytime.

WHEN IS PUBERTY TOO EARLY?

A: Currently, puberty before 8 in girls and before 9 in boys is considered too early. Although AA girls as young as 7 may be acceptable.

DOES DIET AFFECT EARLY PUBERTY?

A: A diet that promotes obesity may increase risk for early puberty. Also, endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) in foods seem to contribute to early puberty. This is an area of ongoing research. See links provided.

WHAT CAN PARENTS DO TO HELP THEIR CHILD DURING PUBERTY?

A: Be proactive and tell your child about puberty before it starts. Read about puberty with your child. They should understand why their voice is changing, acne is on their face and why they smell. If your daughter is showing signs of puberty, get her prepared for the menstrual period.  Stock her back pack or purse with  personal care supplies and make sure she knows how to use them. Also, puberty, especially early puberty can be an emotional experience. Check in with your child often and listen! Keep the lines of communication open. And don’t forget to utilize your pediatrician.

DO HOUSEHOLD PRODUCTS AFFECT EARLY PUBERTY?

A: Endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) in household products seem to contribute to early puberty. This is an area of ongoing research. See links provided.

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Mark Medoff, ‘Children of a Lesser God’ Playwright, Dies at 79

Mark Medoff, the playwright who wrote Tony Award-winning play “Children of a Lesser God,” died Tuesday in Las Cruces, N.M. He was 79. His daughter Jessica Medoff Bunchman posted news of his death on Facebook, and the Las Cruces Sun-News attributed the cause to cancer. “Children of a Lesser God” starred John Rubinstein and Phyllis Frelich […]

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Young children judge others based on facial features as much as adults do

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Brain wiring differences identified in children with conduct disorder

Behavioral problems in young people with severe antisocial behavior — known as conduct disorder — could be caused by differences in the brain’s wiring that link the brain’s emotional centers together, according to new research.
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Major study finds one in five children have mental health problems

One in five Ontario children and youth suffer from a mental disorder, but less than one-third have had contact with a mental health care provider. A new study included 10,802 children and youth aged four to 17 in 6,537 families. It replicated and expanded on the landmark 1983 Ontario Child Health Study of 3,290 children in 1,869 families.
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Reggie Bush Donates $10,000 to Nipsey Hussle’s Children, Starts GoFundMe to Reach $100,000

Reggie Bush has announced that he and wife Lilit Avagyan have donated $ 10,000 to Nipsey Hussle’s two children.

He also set a GoFundMe for a $ 100,000 goal for the children.

“[Nipsey] touched a lot of lives in a positive way,” Reggie said. “He wanted to make a difference in his community, and communities like it all around the world. As a tribute to Nipsey, I would like to offer support to his children, and all funds from this GoFundMe will be transferred directly into a trust that was created solely for his legacy, his two children, Kross & Emani,”

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A day after Kirstjen Nielsen’s abrupt departure as Homeland Security secretary, former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach essentially auditioned for her old job by showing up on one of President Trump’s favorite cable news programs for an interview.

During Monday night’s appearance on Tucker Carlson Tonight, Kobach—who previously vice-chaired Trump’s now-shuttered voter fraud commission—began the interview by telling host Tucker Carlson that the Department of Homeland Security has been the “biggest impediment” to enacting the president’s immigration policies.

“Leadership for the past two years has been unwilling to execute many of the president’s plans,” Kobach declared. “From direct personal experience, I have been in the room when the president has given express orders to leadership at DHS and been assured those orders will be carried out. Then a year later nothing has happened.”

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Parental behavior affects the involvement of children in cyberbullying

Experts have recently published a study of the perception that adolescents have of the upbringing they have had and their relationship to cyberbullying. In this way, the data obtained highlights that the involvement of families and their training in prevention programs is a fundamental as it has been shown that parental behavior has an influence on the involvement of children in cyberbullying.
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A ‘million word gap’ for children who aren’t read to at home

Young children whose parents read them five books a day enter kindergarten having heard about 1.4 million more words than kids who were never read to, a new study found. This ‘million word gap’ could be one key in explaining differences in vocabulary and reading development.
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Why Measles Is Back In The News And How To Protect Yourself And Your Children

ACCORDING TO THE CDC, NEARLY 400 INDIVIDUAL CASES OF MEASLES HAVE BEEN CONFIRMED IN 15 STATES SO FAR THIS YEAR. THIS IS THE SECOND GREATEST NUMBER OF CASES REPORTED IN THE U.S. SINCE MEASLES WAS DECLARED ELIMINATED IN 2000.

WHAT EXACTLY IS MEASLES?

Measles is caused by a virus.

WHY IS IT MAKING A COMEBACK AFTER BEING DECLARED ELIMINATED?

We have been seeing more outbreaks over the years. Most people who are getting measles are unvaccinated.

Measles is still occurring in many parts of the world. If a traveler has measles and comes to the US with the disease, it can then infect US communities where there are may be pockets of unvaccinated people.

HOW DO MEASLES SPREAD?
It is spread by coughing and sneezing and it is VERY contagious!

It is so contagious that the virus can remain for up to 2 hours in the air where someone infected coughed or sneezed- this can then make it easier for others to get infected. The CDC also states that “Measles is so contagious that if one person has it, up to 90% of the people close to that person who are not immune will also become infected.”

HOW IS MEASLES DIAGNOSED?
Your doctor will evaluate the symptoms you have, any possible exposures and possibly take blood tests or throat swabs (among other possible tests).

WHAT CAN I DO TO PROTECT CHILD AND FAMILY FROM GETTING THE MEASLES?

Getting vaccinated against the measles with the MMR vaccine is the best thing you can do to protect your child and family. Measles can be prevented with MMR vaccine and the vaccine protects against measles, mumps, and rubella.

Its also important to make sure all teens and adults in your household have immunity to measles, mumps and rubella.

WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF MEASLES?
Fever, cough, irritated eyes and runny nose followed by a rash that spreads over the body about 3-5 days after symptoms begin

WHEN DO YOU NEED TO GET VACCINATED FOR THE MEASLES?

CDC recommends children get two doses of MMR vaccine, starting with the first dose at 12 – 15 months old, and the second dose at 4 – 6 years of age.

This vaccine (MMR) is very safe and effective. According to the CDC, “two doses of MMR vaccine are about 97% effective at preventing measles; one dose is about 93% effective.”

WHAT ARE POSSIBLE COMPLICATIONS FROM MEASLES?

Some milder consequences can include ear infections or diarrhea. But more serious consequences include pneumonia or swelling of the brain. Out of every 1,000 children who gets the measles, 1 or 2 will die from it.

WHAT SHOULD BE DONE IF SOMEONE IS EXPOSED TO MEASLES?

The first thing you should do is call your doctor (not necessarily go to the office in case you have acquired measles and are able to pass it to others), but call your doctor to find out next steps.

IS THERE A TREATMENT FOR MEASLES? 
There is no specific treatment for measles, but we can help manage the symptoms by making sure the person with measles gets plenty of rest, drinks lots of fluids, controls pain and fever.

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A study suggest that the risk of a child developing symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may be modulated by the mother’s diet during pregnancy. The research analyzed samples of umbilical cord plasma to quantify the levels of omega-6 and omega-3 that reach the fetus. The analysis showed a higher omega-6:omega-3 ratio to be associated with a higher risk of ADHD symptoms at seven years of age.
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Children with autism are in ‘in tune’ with mom’s feelings like other children

New research addresses limitations of prior autism spectrum disorder (ASD) studies on facial emotion recognition by using five distinct facial emotions in unfamiliar and familiar (mom) faces to test the influence of familiarity in children with and without ASD. Findings show no differences in the two groups of children and reveal that children with ASD are perceptive to their mother’s emotions, which may indicate greater potential to learn and socialize with people they know rather than with strangers.
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There’s new advice to prevent food allergies in children

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Differences in brain activity in children with anhedonia

Researchers have identified changes in brain connectivity and brain activity during rest and reward anticipation in children with anhedonia, a condition where people lose interest and pleasure in activities they used to enjoy. The study sheds light on brain function associated with anhedonia and helps differentiate anhedonia from other related aspects of psychopathology.
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Some children can ‘recover’ from autism, but problems often remain, study finds

Research in the past several years has shown that children can outgrow a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), once considered a lifelong condition. In a new study, researchers have found that the vast majority of such children still have difficulties that require therapeutic and educational support.
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First double-blind controlled trial of TNS shows reduced symptoms in some children with ADHD

Currently approved in Canada and Europe for adults with medication-resistant depression and seizures, trigeminal nerve stimulation (TNS) has been found to be an effective and safe means of treatment for children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), reports a new study.
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Academic performance of urban children with asthma worse than peers without asthma

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No link found between MMR vaccine and autism, even among children with other risk factors for autism

A nationwide cohort study of all children born in Denmark to Danish-born mothers between 1999 through 2010 concluded that the mumps, measles, and rubella (MMR) vaccine does not increase the risk of autism, does not trigger autism in susceptible children, and is not associated with clustering of autism cases following vaccination.
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Steep rise in self-poisonings in children and adolescents

Self-harm from self-poisoning in children and adolescents is not only increasing but starting at a younger age, finds new research. The study found there were more than 33,500 self-poisonings in young people in Australia from 2006 – 2016, with a 98 per cent increase over this time.
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How a Sri Lankan Mudhouse Vacation Brought Back My Children

I have spent a week in a mud hut in the middle of the Sri Lankan jungle. I have befriended frogs and looked elephants in the eye. I have been woken at dawn by the cacophonous sound of 100 different varieties of birds hawking 100 different varieties of bird sex. I have drifted on a paddleboard in a rainwater lake, eaten the seeds of the lotus flower, and munched my way through curries cooked on open fires made of bittergourds, snake fruit, jackfruit, taro root, and a multitude of other foodstuffs unknown to Western tongues.

Briefly, I became a better man; a man who shouts less at his kids, a man who communes with his higher power on an hourly basis, a man who reads Paulo Coehlo books and doesn’t snort with derision, who sits straight in his chair, and whose children engage in dinner time conversation rather than playing computer games and fighting.

Needless to say, the moment we got home, I was on email, my wife was on Instagram, and my son dashed into the playroom, switched on his Xbox and played Fortnite for five hours straight.

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Study affirms self-reported sleep duration as a useful health measure in children

While sleep questionnaires are commonly completed by children and their parents, there has been a lack of data comparing the validity of these self-reported sleep parameters. A new study indicates that these sleep characteristics are relatively accurate compared to one another, and they vary only slightly from objective sleep measures.
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Children with autism, co-occurring ADHD symptoms lag in key measures of independence

A pair of new studies has provided new insight into the challenges faced by children on the autism spectrum who exhibit symptoms of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). According to the findings, these children have difficulty with adaptive behavior, a key measure of independence.
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Positive findings with dasotraline for ADHD in children ages 6-12

A new study in children aged 6 to 12 years of dasotraline, a promising new treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), showed significant improvement in efficacy in the treatment of ADHD compared to placebo beginning at week 1 and continuing throughout the study.
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Immersive virtual reality therapy shows lasting effect in treatment of phobias in children with autism

New research shows that an immersive virtual reality environment treats 45 percent of children with autism, freeing them from their fears and phobias — and that the treatment lasts.
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Children who eat lunch score 18 percent higher in reading tests

The powerful connection between nutrition and education has been revealed by new research from ESMT Berlin. Primary school children who attended a public free lunch program over an extended period were shown to have significantly better learning outcomes.
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The more the merrier? Children with multiple siblings more susceptible to bullying

A child with more than one brother or sister is more likely to be the victim of sibling bullying than those with only one sibling, and firstborn children and older brothers tend to be the perpetrators.
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Parents arrested after young children found locked in dog cage, living in squalor

A mother and father were arrested in north Texas on Tuesday after four young children were found living in squalor in a barn without food or water, authorities said.
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Why children struggle with the ‘cocktail party effect’

Researchers have clarified the development of the ability to attend to a speaker in a noisy environment — a phenomenon known as the ‘cocktail party effect.’ Published in JNeurosci, the study could have implications for helping children navigate the often-noisy surroundings in which they grow and learn.
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Climate change poses greater risk of mental health challenges for children born to depressed mothers

Climate change poses an exponentially greater risk for mental health problems in children born to mothers with prenatal depression who also experience natural disaster-related stress. That is the message of a new study of infants born to New York City mothers shortly after Superstorm Sandy.
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Children looking at screens in darkness before bedtime are 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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Handguns are more popular in US homes, with deadly consequences for children, study says

Fewer Americans are likely to own a gun now than 40 years ago, but those who do are more likely to own handguns over rifles or shotguns. As the proportion of those with handguns has increased, so has the number of children under the age of 5 who are dying from firearm injuries, according to a new study.


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Giving children the skills they need to tackle life’s toughest challenges

Mental health is not just an adult issue. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suicide rates have tripled over the last 15 years among girls 10 to 14 years of age in the United States. More detailed analyses of the data only paint a bleaker picture for some minority populations.
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Nancy Pelosi and her entourage are acting like children

Bismarck said that politics is the art of the possible. It looks like House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats regard politics as the art of intransigence. In his brief remarks Saturday on border security, Donald Trump outlined a plan that made multiple concessions to Democratic desiderata in exchange for $ 5.7 billion to fund 230…
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Wearable sensor can detect hidden anxiety, depression in young children

Anxiety and depression in young children are hard to detect and often go untreated, potentially leading to anxiety disorders and increased risk of suicide and drug abuse later. In a new study, researchers showed a wearable sensor detected these ‘internalizing disorders’ in children with 81 percent accuracy, reducing to 20 seconds what would take clinicians months to diagnose, opening the door to inexpensive screening that could be part of routine developmental assessments.
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To get their children mental health assistance, parents are forced to give up custody

Advocates blame decades of inadequate health care funding.
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‘Fox & Friends’ Host: Immigrants Might Kill Your Children

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Ainsley Earhardt is angry.

The Fox & Friends co-host spent the morning fear-mongering with context-free examples of violent crimes allegedly committed by undocumented immigrants in the United States, claiming that “illegal aliens,” once in the country, will commit atrocities against American citizens and their families.

“You’re waking up this morning you’re trying to put food on the table, you’re going to work—many people go to jobs they don’t like—and then you look at the numbers,” said Earhardt. “You’re spending about $ 80,000 over the course of one of those illegals’ lifetime to keep them here in the United States. You’re paying for them, and you’re working hard to pay for them.”

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Can a video game-based ‘digital medicine’ help children with autism and co-occurring ADHD?

Researchers evaluated a digital medicine tool designed as an investigational treatment for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and co-occurring attention/deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
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How US children and teens die: Study reveals the widespread and persistent role of firearms

America lost 20,360 children and teens in 2016 — 60 percent of them to preventable injuries, a new study shows. But while death rates from the top cause — motor vehicle crashes — have declined steadily since 1999, rates from the second-leading cause — firearms — have gone up. It’s the first time all causes of child and adolescent death have been tallied by both mechanism and intent.
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Opioids are killing more children and teens, too, study says

A growing number of children and adolescents in the United States are dying from opioid poisonings, a new study shows.


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Intellectual curiosity and confidence help children take on math and reading

Children’s personalities may influence how they perform in math and reading, according to a new study.
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Children of problem drinkers more likely to marry someone with a drinking problem

Children of parents who have alcohol use disorder are more likely to get married under the age of 25, less likely to get married later in life, and more likely to marry a person who has alcohol use disorder themselves, according to a new study.
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How parents protect children from the long-term effects of stress

When young children experience violence or poverty, the effect can last well into adulthood. But new research suggests that a strong parental relationship could override some of these effects, by changing how children perceive the environmental cues that help them distinguish between what’s safe or dangerous.
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Widespread brain alterations in children with callousness

Children with elevated levels of callous traits — such as a lack of remorse and disregard for other people’s feelings — show widespread differences in brain structure compared with children with lower levels of the traits, according to a new study.
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Ebola cases surge in Congo, with women and children disproportionately sick

There have been 18 more cases of illness and five more deaths reported in just two days in the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo, according to the Ministry of Health. Since the outbreak began, the total number of probable cases is now 471, including 273 deaths, the ministry reported Thursday.


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Explore the world: 10 of the best maps for children

Younger readers will discover dinosaurs, stars, explorers, landmarks and more in these atlases and travel books chosen by Vivien Godfrey, head of Stanfords

This book was already popular in our children’s department and has been made even better with this special edition, which includes 16 new maps. The collection of 68 maps takes you through 58 countries and six continents. It is packed with illustrated information, which includes famous historical figures, local dishes, festivals, wild animals and landmarks. Each page is a work of art to revisit, because each time you look you will notice something new.

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Emotional suppression has negative outcomes on children

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Music supports the auditory skills of hearing-impaired children

Researchers have found evidence that children with hearing impairment and cochlear implants can benefit from hobbies involving music and especially singing.
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Children who start school a year early more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD

Children who enter elementary school younger than their peers are more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD. Children born in August in states with a Sept. 1 cutoff birth date for school enrollment have a 30 percent higher risk for ADHD diagnosis than peers born in September, which may reflect over-diagnosis.
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What is the Rickshaw Challenge 2018, what’s the route, who is taking part in Children in Need and how can I donate?

CHILDREN in Need 2018 is finally here and with it comes the annual Rickshaw Challenge, headed up by a team of teenage cyclists.

Here is everything you need to know about what the challenge is all about…

Meet the 2018 Rickshaw Challenge contestants
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What is the Rickshaw Challenge?

The One Show’s Rickshaw Challenge has returned for the eighth year and launched on Wednesday, October 10.

A team of six young people, who have been supported by BBC Children in Need-funded projects, will be joined by Matt Baker on the eighth day.

The challenge itself started on Friday, November 9 and came to an end on Friday, November 16.

They will cross the finish line in time for this year’s Children in Need Appeal Show.

What is the route for the 2018 challenge?

The 2018 Rickshaw Challenge began on Friday, November 9 in Calais, France.

They then pedalled 31 miles through the service tunnel of Channel Tunnel, which has only been used by professional cyclists before.

From there, to complete Day One, they headed from Folkestone to Ashton.

Day Two saw the cyclists travel from Ashford to Linfield and then spend Day Three working to get to Hook.

On Day Four, their journey took them to Royal Wootton Bassett.

Then, they cycled to Malvern on Day Five and to Ironbridge on Day Six.

After travelling to Chester on Day Seven, the challenge came to an at Salford Quays on Day Eight.

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Alex and Matt are joined by Maisie who will be taking part in the Rickshaw Challenge

Who is taking part in the Rickshaw Challenge this year?

The Rickshaw challenge features a diverse and inspiring group of young people from all different backgrounds.

Abbie, 16, is from London and was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma at the age of 12. She fought her cancer diagnosis with various treatment methods and finally heard happy news in October 2015. Throughout her journey, she was supported by Teens Unite, which runs motivational workshops for young people following a cancer diagnosis and helped rebuild Abby’s confidence.

Harry, 17, is from Plymouth and was diagnosed with quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy and Worster-Drought Syndrome at the age of one. He’s had multiple surgeries to help him use his legs more easily. Harry also struggles with communication. He’s been supported by Friends and Families of Special Children, which supports disabled children and their families. He is determined to show the world that he can do anything through the Rickshaw Challenge.

Kayla is a 16-year-old from Derry. Kayla’s mother has passed away from an alcohol-related disease following her battle with alcoholism and her father suffers from a rare flesh-eating bug. She cares for his dad and has been supported by Bogside and Brandywell Health Forum which provides a safe space for young people and empowers them.


Kieran, 18, is from South Wales and cared for his mum and younger siblings throughout his youth until he was unable to cope. By 13, Kieran was placed in foster care and started attending The Hwb Torfaen, a project that supports young people to encourage skill development and volunteering.

Maisie, 16 is from Southampton and has achondroplasia, the most common form of dwarfism. She has gone numerous operations to ease her movements and straighten her leg. At the age of 4, Maisie was introduced to Dwarf Sports Association and says it’s had a really positive influence on her life.

Phoebe, 19, is from Leicester and has had a stammer since she was 8. It made her feel isolated and impacted her self-confidence. She was supported by Action for Stammering Children which helped her gain confidence while communicating and provided a support network.

When is Children in Need 2018?

Children In Need is held in November each year.
The Appeal Show 2018 can be watched on Friday, November 16.


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DWTS’ John Schneider Gets Emotional Over His Strained Relationship with His Children

John Schneider is hoping he can mend his strained relationship with his three children.

In an exclusive clip of Monday’s Dancing with the Stars, the Dukes of Hazzard alum, who played Bo Duke on the comedy series from 1979-85, gets emotional while explaining how country music and DWTS has affected his life.

“What country music means to me is it’s three chords and the truth and it shines a light on things that happen in everyday life that are wonderful, not so wonderful, and that are heart-wrenching,” Schneider, 58, says.

“I’ve been going through a divorce now for four years and it’s awful. The worst part about it is that it’s wedged itself in between my three adult children and myself. Nothing I can do except hope one day one of my kids will call me up or show up. I look in the crowd every Monday thinking maybe tonight, maybe tonight.”

“If it weren’t for this music and now Dancing with the Stars, I don’t think I can survive it,” he admits. “It gives me great joy at a time where I desperately needed it.”

Earlier on in the season, Schneider briefly spoke towards his relationship with his children. whom he is not on speaking terms with.

“I’m hoping that I will do my family proud, I’ll do my love over there proud,” said Schneider told host Erin Andrews, referencing his girlfriend, Alicia, and added, “and maybe my children will speak to me again.”

After 21 years of marriage, Schneider’s estranged wife Elvira “Elly” Schneider filed for divorce in Los Angeles County on Nov. 14, 2014. She cited irreconcilable differences as the reason for their split, according to court documents.

In September 2016, Schneider — he shares adult children Leah, Chasen, and Karis with Elvira — was ordered to pay his ex $ 18,911 every month, TMZ reported.

But in June, Schneider was sentenced to three days behind bars in the Los Angeles County Jail in June for failure to pay more than $ 150,000 in owed alimony payments to Elvira. The actor was released on the same day as his initial booking because of California’s overcrowded prison system, but his legal woes were not done with that.

Schneider was also ordered to serve an additional 120 hours behind bars for contempt, but that sentence was suspended by the court on the condition that he fulfills a four-part list of conditions, including filing back taxes to help clear title to their property in Apple Valley so that it could be transferred to her, paying his ex half of his owed earnings from Maven Entertainment, and offering certain financial disclosures before the end of the year.

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Preschool children show awake responses to naptime nonsense words

Hearing has long been suspected as being ‘on’ all the time — even in our sleep. Now scientists are reporting results on what is heard and not heard during sleep and what that might mean for a developing brain. Preliminary results show preschool children seem to have memory traces for sounds heard during nap time.
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Multiple children dead from virus in New Jersey

Multiple children have died as a result of a flu-like adenovirus at the Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Haskell, New Jersey. CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports.


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Grandparents: Raising their children’s children, they get the job done

Millions of children are being raised solely by their grandparents, with numbers continuing to climb as the opioid crisis and other factors disrupt families. New research shows that caregivers who step up to raise their grandchildren are overcoming unique challenges to manage just as well as biological and adoptive parent caregivers.
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Brent Taylor was months from finishing his tour and is survived by a wife and seven children

Brent Taylor, the mayor of North Ogden, Utah, and an energetic and beloved figure in Utah politics, was killed Saturday in an incident in Afghanistan, where he was serving as a member of the state National Guard.


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Mental health diagnoses among US children, youth continue to rise at alarming rate

The number of children and adolescents visiting the nation’s emergency departments due to mental health concerns continued to rise at an alarming rate from 2012 through 2016, with mental health diagnoses for non-Latino blacks outpacing such diagnoses among youth of other racial/ethnic groups, according to a retrospective cross-sectional study.
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Children who experience violence early in life develop faster

A study has shown that exposure to violence early in life — such as physical, emotional, or sexual abuse — is associated with faster biological aging, including pubertal development and a cellular metric of biological aging called epigenetic age.
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New lawsuit accuses Trump and 3 of his children of conning ‘thousands’ of people in marketing ploy

The suit says Trump, his children and their company "received millions of dollars in secret payments" from a videophone company, ACN, in exchange for Trump promoting the firm without disclosing the endorsement was paid for. 
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Brainwave activity reveals potential biomarker for autism in children

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) affects children’s social and intellectual development. Conventional diagnostic methods for ASD rely on behavioral observation. Researchers have now identified a potential quantifiable biomarker for diagnosing ASD. Using magnetic brainwave imaging, they correlated altered gamma oscillation with the motor response of children with ASD, which is consistent with previous key hypotheses on ASD. The means of observation potentially offers a noninvasive, impartial form of early diagnosis of ASD.
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$500 Billion: Study Finds Parents Spend More on Adult Children than Retirement

Recent study insights reveal a telling tale of the extent of a parent’s love — and maybe even negligence — when it comes to their adult children. According to research, retirement security has taken a backseat for parents who are putting their children’s financial well-being ahead of their own future financial security, and they’re halting their golden-year plans just to make sure their offspring are thriving.

According to the study, “The Financial Journey of Modern Parenting: Joy, Complexity and Sacrifice” which was conducted by Merrill Lynch in partnership with Age Wave, parents today spend $ 500 billion annually on their adult children — ages 18-34 — double the amount they contribute each year to their retirement accounts.

More than 2,500 American parents were surveyed for the study which marks the third in a multi-year research series from Merrill Lynch and Age Wave, a company that studies maturing consumers.

“In this new era of delayed financial independence of young people, financial planning is no longer a solo or coupled activity,” Ken Dychtwald, Ph.D., CEO, and founder of Age Wave said in a news release. “It’s become an ongoing family project with longer and different social, housing and economic interdependencies than we’ve seen before.”

80% of parents say they would be willing to make a major financial sacrifice for adult children, including dipping into their savings or cutting back their lifestyles. 25% would take on debt or pull money from retirement accounts. The research also found 31% of early adults ages 18-34 live with their parents, but even if the child is out of the house, parents are chipping in on school costs, health insurance, rent, and car expenses. 59% expect to help pay for their children’s weddings, 26% expect to contribute to their children’s first homes, and one-third plan to contribute to their grandchildren’s college costs.

Despite the financial sacrifices, 93% of respondents said being a parent was the most rewarding aspect of their lives and 94% said raising their children — and the costs that come with doing so — has been worth “every penny.”

“When emotions and money become intertwined, parents risk making financial decisions that can compromise their — and their children’s — financial futures,” Lisa Margeson, head of retirement client experience and communications at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, said in the release. “Parents can navigate this difficult balance by setting clear boundaries about their level of support, fostering financial independence in adult children, and reconciling spending on children with long-term savings goals to avoid jeopardizing their own financial security.”

 

 

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Smoke alarms using mother’s voice wake children better than high-pitch tone alarms

Researchers examined characteristics of four different smoke alarms to determine which ones worked best to wake children. The researchers found that a sleeping child was about three times more likely to be awakened by one of the three voice alarms than by the tone alarm.
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Remy Ma And Papoose Say They’ll Have More Children [Video]

On Thursday, October 25, The Real welcomed rappers and songwriters Remy Ma and Papoose back to the show to talk about the theme of their upcoming baby shower, plans for having future children, and to perform their new single “Golden Child” which features the sound of their unborn baby’s heartbeat.

When asked if they’ll try for another baby in the future, Remy says yes. She tells the ladies of The Real, they underwent IVF and have one more embryo. She says if all goes well they’ll have another baby in 2020.

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Unique patterns of neural communications found in brains of children with autism

A research team studying MRI scans of school-age children’s brains found unique patterns of neural communication involving the amygdala, the area of the brain responsible for processing social information. In children with ASDs, the amygdala connections with other parts of the brain proved to be weaker with some regions — and stronger with others — when compared with typically developing children of the same age.
Teen Health News — ScienceDaily

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Children as young as seven suffer effects of discrimination, study shows

Children are sensitive to and suffer the impacts of discrimination as young as seven years old, new research finds. Previous studies have shown children can identify racism at that age, but the study is the first to study the impacts on children under 10 years old. The study also suggests that a strong sense of ethnic-racial identity is a significant buffer against these negative effects.
Child Development News — ScienceDaily

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Loss of first baby tooth a positive experience for children

Scared, ashamed, happy or proud — how do children feel when they lose their first baby tooth? Scientists have now found that children’s feelings are predominantly positive. The study also reveals that previous visits to the dentist’s as well as parental background and level of education affect how children experience the loss of their first tooth.
Child Development News — ScienceDaily

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Children with autism, developmental delays nearly 50 percent more likely to be overweight, obese

A new study reveals that children with developmental delays, including autism spectrum disorder (ASD), are up to 50 percent more likely to be overweight or obese compared with the general population.
Child Development News — ScienceDaily

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Father’s nicotine use can cause cognitive problems in children and grandchildren

A father’s exposure to nicotine may cause cognitive deficits in his children and even grandchildren, according to a new study. The effect, which was not caused by direct secondhand exposure, may be due to epigenetic changes in key genes in the father’s sperm.
Child Development News — ScienceDaily

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Gene variants raise risk of migraines in African-American children

Researchers have discovered common gene variants associated with migraines in African-American children. The research adds to knowledge of genetic influences on childhood migraine and may lead to future precision medicine treatments for African-American children with these intense headaches.
Child Development News — ScienceDaily

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