Urgent improvements needed in the care of children with suspected appendicitis – study
Thousands of UK children undergo unnecessary appendix surgery each year in the NHS, a new study reveals. Surgery for appendicitis is the most common emergency operation in children.
Vitamin D Deficiency during Pregnancy Connected to Elevated Risk of ADHD
According to a study conducted in Finland, the risk of ADHD was 34 percent higher in children whose mother had a vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy than in…
Good aerobic fitness doesn’t protect children against type 2 diabetes, staying active does
Good aerobic fitness does not protect children against obesity-induced insulin resistance, which is a key risk factor of type 2 diabetes, a new study from Finland shows. However,…
Exposure to Smoking in Early Childhood Linked to Hyperactivity and Conduct Problems
In a recent study, children exposed to smoking in the first 4 years of life were more likely to exhibit symptoms of hyperactivity and conduct problems.