Children of Obese Mothers May Have Higher Risk of Fatty Liver During Teens

Maternal obesity does not only increase the risk of several pregnancy complications like gestational diabetes mellitus, high blood pressure or sleep apnea but it can also put the health of the child at risk. Obesity in pregnancy can have a negative impact on health later in life for the mother and the child. Children have a risk of future obesity and heart disease. According to a new study, published in the journal of Hepatology, children born to obese mothers are  twice as likely to develop non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) as adolescents….

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Gadget addiction making children emotionally detached

It’s a generation of emotionally detached children who are growing up addicted to gaming and porn due to changing lifestyle in metros. Doctors point out that as parents reduce engagement with children and number of nuclear families go up, a whole new generation is vulnerable to mental illness. “Most of the mental disorders in adults can be traced to experiences in childhood. Children need to be given love so that they grow up into loving adults,” says Dr Yusuf Matcheswalla, psychiatrist with Masina hospital. “Any severe trauma, physical or sexual…

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Flu shots, schools with equipment help children combat asthma

Kids with asthma require annual flu shots, schools with equipment and access to medications to treat asthma. The study, presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting made the suggestion. The first study looked at outcomes for kids with asthma following passage of a bill in Missouri which provides schools with equipment and access to medications to treat asthma. It also allows trained school employees to administer bronchodilator treatments to students when needed. “Schools that implemented the RESCUE programme (Resources for Every School Confronting…

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More children going to ER, being hospitalized with headaches

— A growing number of American children with headaches are being seen at pediatric emergency departments and admitted to the hospital, researchers report. The researchers at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh looked at headache-related visits made to their ER between 2007 and 2014. The children were all between 4 and 20 years old. Headache visits doubled from 2 percent to more than 4 percent of all visits, the researchers said. Hospital admission rates for children with a headache increased from 10 percent to 24 percent, the study found. Girls were…

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UK: Union highlights needs of refugee children

The National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers has highlighted the appalling impact of the global refugee crisis on the world’s children and young people, especially in terms of education. @UNICEF   At the UK Trades Union Congress’ Congress in Brighton on 14 September, the National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers (NASUWT) President, Kathy Wallis, urged the Government to play its full part in ensuring all refugee and displaced children are able to access education and are protected from abuse and violence. She made the call while…

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Nearly 50 million children “uprooted” worldwide

Across the globe, nearly 50 million children have been uprooted, migrating to find a better, safer life, with 28 million forcibly displaced by conflict and violence within and across borders, a new UNICEF study reveals.   Often traumatised by the conflicts and violence they are fleeing, these children face further dangers along the way, including the risk of drowning on sea crossings, malnourishment and dehydration, trafficking, kidnapping, rape and even murder. In countries they travel through and at their destinations, they often face xenophobia and discrimination. The plight of the…

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40% rise in children with cancer blamed on modern lifestyle

The number of cancer cases in children has leapt by 40% in less than two decades because of pollution, pesticides and gadgets, new analysis shows. There are 1,300 more diagnoses of the disease a year in people under the age of 25 compared to 1998 – costing the NHS £130m extra a year. Cases of colon cancer in children are up 200%, while thyroid cancer cases have more than doubled. Ovarian and cervical cancer cases have also seen stark rises – up by 70% and 50% respectively, analysis of ONS…

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