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No Flu Outbreak Here , West Australians Told

...rincess Margaret Hospital on the weekend with sick toddlers in their arms, the Health Department urged families not to worry. But Dr.Buynder himself now reassured the parents, "The Health Department has done a public health investigation and has looked for potential links between the three children who trag...

Social Dealings at Three can Predict Future Academic Performance

...en who had received EHS programming as infants and toddlers continued to show fewer behaviour problems and more positive approaches to learning. These findings have boosted the long-held belief that early childhood intervention is key to helping children who are at risk of behaviour problems, poor developme...

Second-hand Smoke Exposure in Pregnancy Linked to Kids' Psychological Problems

...ro have colic and are hard to sooth as infants. As toddlers they are overactive and oppositional. Later on they are irritable, inattentive and low on pleasure," he added. Funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, the research also supports a 2006 report by the U.S. Surgeon General that found passiv...

Day Care Centres Possibly Give Rise to More Infection, an Australian Study

...original and one in five non-Aboriginal babies and toddlers had been admitted at least once because of infection. The most common were respiratory infections, bronchiolitis, pneumonia, ear infection and gastroenteritis, according to the study published in the Paediatric Infectious Disease Journal . Dr ...

Abnormal Face Processing in Toddlers With Autism

...ool of Medicine researchers found that these same toddlers do not have difficulty looking at photographs of f...ch May 3-5 in Seattle, Washington, also found that toddlers with ASD spend most of the time examining the eyes. This is a surprising finding, given that avoid...

Experts Call for Warning Lables on Fruit Juice to Save Kids' Teeth

...she believed much of it was a result of babies and toddlers sipping on juices or cordial throughout the day. Dr Sawyer said parents should limit juices, milk and cordial drinks to meal times. Water should be sipped throughout the day to avoid early childhood caries. It is recommended babies should never...

Toddlers to Be Trained to Improve Their Communication Skills

...nd to the crisis and give confidence to babies and toddlers to "talk" to each other and adults. It will also be intended at children with learning difficulties. Children's Minister Beverley Hughes sanctioned the plan and said it will be used in 200 Government-backed Sure Start children's centres, assisting...

Improved Meningitis Vaccine for Africa Expected to End Deadly Scourge

...ere the vaccine will be licensed. A total of 600 toddlers participated in the Phase II study. They were enrolled at two clinical sites in Africa: Center for Vaccine Development (CVD)-Mali and the Medical Research Council (MRC) Laboratories in The Gambia. Dr. Brown Okoko, principal investigator at the MRC ...

Sleep-related Breathing Disorder may Affect Premature Infants

...sleep-related breathing disorder among infants and toddlers born prematurely occurs earlier than expected in ...study also found that prematurely born infants and toddlers at-risk for snoring and an SRBD have a lower current body weight independent of age. "These findin...

Dogs Reasoning on Par With Human Toddlers: Study

...an their heads. The analysts concluded that the toddlers were able to reason that the only reason their mum...se her mouth was otherwise occupied, just like the toddlers who concluded that their mothers had used their heads to switch on the light because their hands wer...

Day Care Centres Possibly Give Rise to More Infection, an Australian Study

...original and one in five non-Aboriginal babies and toddlers had been admitted at least once because of infection. The most common were respiratory infections, bronchiolitis, pneumonia, ear infection and gastroenteritis, according to the study published in the Paediatric Infectious Disease Journal . Dr ...

Vaccine Helps Reduce Frequent Ear Infections

...een shown to help reduce the number of infants and toddlers developing frequent ear infections, according to new study. //The research was carried out by Katherine A. Poehling, M.D., a pediatrician at Brenner Children’s Hospital, part of Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. “This is exciting news...

Learning Words by Inference More Powerful for Toddlers

...names an unfamiliar object, or inference, in which toddlers use reason (such as process of elimination) to mentally "fasten" an unfamiliar word to an unfamiliar object. Based on previous research, Brinster posited that the young children would learn words more quickly via inference. According to her pre...

Poor Behavior Is Linked to Time in Day Care

...er age 5 are in day care centers, many starting as toddlers and continuing until they enter kindergarten. Some 4.8 million are cared for by a relative or a nanny, and 3.3 million are at home with their parents. Preschool peer groups probably influence children in different ways from one-on-one attention. I...

Early Life Growth Spurts Protect Against “Bad” Cholesterl

Tall toddlers and rapidly growing teens are likely to find themselves with lower cholesterol, particularly the “bad” type, in later life, suggests// research in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. Conversely, piling on the pounds after the age of 15...

Experts Confirm the Double Dose Flu Vaccine for Infants

... the effectiveness of two doses of flu vaccine for toddlers and kids aged between 6 and 21 months. The researchers analyzed data for 5193 healthy children between the ages of six and 21 months seen at practices during the 2003-2004-flu season. The kids were defined as being partially vaccinated if they h...

Childhood Obesity Linked to Foot Pain

...urgeon has treated weight-related foot problems in toddlers to teenagers. 'As foot and ankle surgeons, we can reduce the aches and pains so these children can run around and play like all the other kids, but parents need to watch their childrens’ lifestyles and diets,' he says. For more information on ped...

Sweetened Drinks in Sipper Cups Hasten Tooth Decay in Toddlers

...ffering fruit juices and sugar added beverages to toddlers in sipper cups.//Apart from mealtimes, its ideall... The academy cautions parents to use sippers for toddlers sparingly and specifically only to help then in their transition from bottle feeding to drinking fro...

The Healthy Start Scheme Promises Toddlers A Healthy Start

...Its primary aim is to provide healthy nutrition to toddlers between 1// and 4 and nursing mothers from low-income households and all expectant mothers below 18. The Healthy Start scheme offers vouchers, which provide £2.80 worth of fresh fruit and vegetables, vitamin supplements, milk or infant formula. Hou...

Picture Book Reading Helps Toddlers Grasp Complex Actions

...y DeLoache, PhD, University of Virginia, tested if toddlers could imitate specific target actions on novel rea... the youngest children's reenactment. The 18-month toddlers were less able to follow the directions given in the book containing colored-pencil drawings then wh...

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