Category Archives: Growing Kids

DOH: Give Children the Best Milk in the World

DOH: Give Children the Best Milk in the World

  Reiterating the need to breastfeed, the Department of Health in Region 10 reminds mothers to put their babies interest first. Dr. Jocelyn P. Torrecampo of DOH  during the “Talakayan ...

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Child Obesity an ‘Exploding Nightmare’ in Developing World: WHO

Child Obesity an ‘Exploding Nightmare’ in Developing World: WHO

  Geneva, Switzerland – Childhood obesity has reached alarming rates globally and become an “exploding nightmare” in the developing world, including Africa where the number of obese and overweight children under ...

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Obese Kids as Young as 8 Show Signs of Heart Disease

Obese Kids as Young as 8 Show Signs of Heart Disease

  Miami, United States – Some obese children as young as eight show significant signs of heart disease, according to research presented Tuesday at a major US cardiology conference. Researchers compared ...

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Passive Smoking Causes Behavioural Problems in Children: Study

Passive Smoking Causes Behavioural Problems in Children: Study

  Paris, France – Children whose mothers smoke during pregnancy — and even those born into smokers’ homes — are nearly twice as likely to develop behavioural problems, researchers said.  A ...

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Morbidly Obese Toddler Had Adult Diabetes: Report

Morbidly Obese Toddler Had Adult Diabetes: Report

Paris, France – A three-year-old who tipped the scales at 35 kilograms (77 pounds) has become one of the youngest people ever diagnosed with a lifestyle-related form of diabetes that strikes ...

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Farm Dust Protects Kids Against Asthma, Allergies

Farm Dust Protects Kids Against Asthma, Allergies

  Miami, United States – Researchers have long known that growing up on a farm seems to protect children against allergies and now they know the secret lies in the dust, ...

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Study Links Homework to ‘Family Stress’

Study Links Homework to ‘Family Stress’

  Washington, United States – With youngsters in the United States getting ready to go back to school, a new study indicates that the homework they bring home is adding to ...

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