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A visit from a social robot improves hospitalized children’s outlook

Written by | 20 Oct 2021

A new study from UCLA finds a visit from human-controlled robot encourages a positive outlook and improves medical interactions for hospitalized children. Robin is a social companion robot […]

Parental smoking may increase children’s risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis

Written by | 16 Oct 2021

New research published in Arthritis & Rheumatology links parental smoking with an elevated risk of rheumatoid arthritis in children when they reach adulthood. Among 90,923 participants in the Nurses’ Health […]

Is your child a fussy eater?

Written by | 2 Oct 2021

Whether it’s an exclusive appetite for ‘white’ foods or an all-out refusal on veggies, when you have a fussy eater on your hands, mealtime can be more than […]

Do Alexa and Siri make kids bossier? New research suggests you might not need to worry

Written by | 28 Sep 2021

University of Washington. Chatting with a robot is now part of many families’ daily lives, thanks to conversational agents such as Apple’s Siri or Amazon’s Alexa. Recent research […]

Midodrine reduces incidence of fainting in younger patients

Written by | 23 Aug 2021

Researchers report in a newly published study of vasovagal syncope in younger, otherwise healthy patients, that treatment with oral midodrine significantly decreases fainting spells. Vasovagal syncope is the […]

Ultraprocessed foods now comprise 2/3 of calories in children and teen diets

Written by | 19 Aug 2021

“Some whole grain breads and dairy foods are ultraprocessed, and they’re healthier than other ultraprocessed foods. Processing can keep food fresher longer, allows for food fortification and enrichment, […]

Breastfeeding, even for a few days, linked to lower blood pressure in early childhood

Written by | 27 Jul 2021

Babies who were breastfed, even for a few days, had lower blood pressure as toddlers and these differences in blood pressure may translate into improved heart and vascular […]

Air pollution linked to high blood pressure in children

Written by | 4 May 2021

A meta-analysis of 14 air pollution studies from around the world found that exposure to high levels of air pollutants during childhood increases the likelihood of high blood […]

Reduced hormone supply in pregnant mothers linked to ADHD in their children

Written by | 10 Nov 2020

Low levels of key, body-regulating chemicals in mothers during the first three months of pregnancy may interfere with the baby’s brain development, a large American study shows. These […]

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