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Does Smoking Cannabis Indoors Affect Children's Health?

Over the past few years, an increasing number of both federal and state governments around the world have decriminalized and/or legalized the medicinal and/or recreational use of cannabis. Since cannabis is most commonly smoked indoors, it is crucial to investigate the potential effects that secondhand cannabis smoke can have to others, particularly children. This article […]

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3 in 5 parents say their teen has been in a car with a distracted teen driver: Teens driving with teens: More than half of parents in a new national poll believe their teen has been in an unsafe situation riding with a teen driver

It’s a highly anticipated rite of passage for many high schoolers — finally getting to drive your friends around. But having teens who carpool with peers can be a nerve-wracking experience for many parents, with more than half in a new national poll saying their child has probably been in an unsafe situation as a […]

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Ultrasound guidance improves first-attempt IV success in IV access in children

Children’s veins are small and sometimes difficult to access during necessary medical treatment. When caregivers used ultrasound to guide placement of intravenous (IV) lines in children with presumed difficult access, they had higher success rates on their first attempt. Researchers from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) report that this technique reduces the number of needle […]

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Early puberty in girls may be ‘big bang theory’ for migraine

Adolescent girls who reach puberty at an earlier age may also have a greater chance of developing migraine headaches, according to new research from investigators at the University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine. “We know that the percentage of girls and boys who have migraine is pretty much the same until menstruation begins,” says […]

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Wearable motion detectors identify subtle motor deficits in children: Could lead to early intervention, help prevent disability

A wristwatch-like motion-tracking device can detect movement problems in children whose impairments may be overlooked by doctors and parents, according to a new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The findings, published April 26 in JAMA Network Open, could help identify children with subtle motor impairments so they can be treated […]

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Cold-parenting linked to premature aging, increased disease risk in offspring: Unsupportive parenting may have several negative health implications for children

New research out of Loma Linda University Health suggests that unsupportive parenting styles may have several negative health implications for children, even into their adult years. The study found that the telomeres — protective caps on the ends of the strands of DNA — of subjects who considered their mothers’ parenting style as “cold” were […]

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Cognitive behavioral therapy for kids with long-term conditions

The mental health of children and young people with some long term physical conditions could benefit from cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), according to a recent study from the University of Exeter Medical School. The systematic review used robust methods to bring together and make sense of the best science in this area. Among a range […]