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1 in 7 Low-Income Preschoolers Is Obese

CDC stats do show the epidemic might be slowing down among poor families THURSDAY, July 23 (HealthDay News) -- One in seven preschoolers from low-income families in the United States are considered obese, a new government report shows. However, the same report finds that the news i...

Overweight Preschoolers Raise Their Heart Disease Risk

Study found they showed early signs of cardiovascular trouble WEDNESDAY, March 11 (HealthDay News) -- In yet another sign that obesity poses health risks at any age, new research shows that overweight children as young as age 3 can begin to show signs of cardiovascular disease risk fac...

Amid rising childhood obesity, preschoolers found to be inactive

The rate of childhood obesity has risen significantly in the United States, with many children becoming overweight at younger ages. At the same time, the number of preschoolers in center-based programs is also on the rise. Now a new study finds that, contrary to conventional wisdom, preschoolers d...

Aggressive preschoolers found to have fewer friends than others

Preschoolers who are aggressive, angry, and inattentive tend to have fewer playmates than their non-aggressive classmates, whether they are boys or girls. In comparison, non-aggressive children do better at interactions with many peers over time. Those are the findings of new research that use...

Chinese Preschoolers Participate in Fund Drive to Help the Victims of Sichuan Quake

Four and five year-old Chinese students learn the lesson of helping others in the wake of the Sichuan earthquake NANJING, China, May 16 /PRNewswire/ -- In the aftermath of the devastating Sichuan earthquake, even the youngest members of China are looking for ways to join in the ...

How Best to Treat Preschoolers With ADHD? The Harvard Mental Health Letter Discusses the Options

BOSTON, Sept. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is no longer diagnosed just in schoolchildren. ADHD has already become the most common mental health diagnosis for children ages 3 to 5. Researchers have now begun to explore the use of drugs and other t...

Nonmedicinal treatment touted for preschoolers with ADHD

Non-medicinal interventions are highly effective in preventing the behavioral and academic problems associated with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), according to a five-year study led by researchers at Lehigh Universitys College of Education. The study, titled Project Achieve an...

New treatment reduces severity of asthma attacks in preschoolers

This release is available in French . Montreal, January 22, 2009 The largest study of its kind on preschoolers has demonstrated that preventive treatment with high doses of inhaled corticosteroids is effective in reducing the severity and duration of asthma attacks triggered by colds. Dr....

Close ties between parents and babies yield benefits for preschoolers

Having close ties with parents is obviously good for preschoolers, but what does that really mean? It means that the preschoolers are better able to control their own behavior by showing patience, deliberation, restraint, and even maturity. Thats the finding of a new study conducted by researc...

Child mental health experts issue psychiatric medication treatment guidelines for preschoolers

The number of preschool-age children being treated with stimulants, antidepressants and other psychiatric drugs is on the rise, despite limited research and a lack of clinical practice guidelines. In a first step toward standardizing treatment approaches, child mental health professionals from the...
Preschoolers in Medical Dictionary

Sleeping problems

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Preschoolers in Biological News

Names turn preschoolers into vegetable lovers

Do you have a picky preschooler who's avoiding their vegetables? A new Cornell University study shows that giving vegetables catchy new names like X-Ray Vision Carrots and Tomato Bursts left preschoolers asking for more. When 186 four-year olds were given carrots called "X-ray Vision Carrots"...

News from the April 2009 Journal of the American Dietetic Association

... choosing a vegetarian diet." Other studies published in the April 2009 Journal of the American Dietetic Association include: Diet Quality of preschoolers in Greece Based on The Healthy Eating Index; The GENESIS Study Underreporting of Food Intake among Mexican/Mexican-American Women: Rates and Correlat...

News from the January 2009 Journal of the American Dietetic Association

...ways meet the nutritional needs of preschool children and how making time for meals directly influences diets of young adults. Packing a Lunch for preschoolers May Not Be a Good Idea Approximately 13 million children in the United States eat three or more meals and snacks each day at one of the country's 1...

In child care, relationships with caregivers key to children's stress levels

...eclines over the course of the day. But recent research has found that many preschoolers in full-day child care have increases in cortisol from morning to afternoon...mber/December 2008 issue of Child Development . The study looked at 191 preschoolers attending 12 child care centers in a small southeastern U.S. community to d...

Parents shape whether their children learn to eat fruits and vegetables

...a preschooler's eating patterns for his or her lifetime. To combat the increasing problem of childhood obesity, researchers are studying how to get preschoolers to eat more fruits and vegetables. According to researchers at Washington University in St. Louis, one way is early home interventions teaching paren...

Childhood obesity among Quebec Cree raises concerns

...ildren. In a study published recently in the American Journal of Public Health, University of Alberta researchers found that up to 65 per cent of Cree preschoolers in northern Quebec communities were overweight or obese. Dr. Noreen Willows, a community nutritionist at the University of Alberta, and her colleagu...
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