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Novel strategy for obesity prevention in young children

Novel strategy for obesity prevention in young children

A novel approach to preventing overweight/obesity in young children by replacing traditional, individual well-child care with a series of group visits that emphasize nutrition-focused interventions during the first 18 months of life was associated with a significantly reduced obesity rate at 2 years of age. [More]
Parent, provider partnership benefits child's development during transition from home to non-parental care

Parent, provider partnership benefits child's development during transition from home to non-parental care

A new University of Illinois study reveals that the transition from home to child care is an important time for creating a partnership between parent and provider that benefits the child's development. [More]
Prevalence of autism spectrum disorder in U.S. unchanged, finds new CDC report

Prevalence of autism spectrum disorder in U.S. unchanged, finds new CDC report

Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health contributed to a new U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that finds the prevalence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) largely unchanged from two years ago, at one in 68 children (or 1.46 percent). [More]
Breastfeeding essential for first six months of newborns' life

Breastfeeding essential for first six months of newborns' life

Newborns should be breastfed exclusively for the first six months of life with continued breastfeeding until at least 12 months, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. This can be hard when new breastfeeding families have to rely on child care facilities because of a need to return to work in a specified time. What kind of breastfeeding support, if any, can they rely on from the child care facility? This question interested a team of researchers from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing [More]
Early childhood sleep problems predict later school adjustment

Early childhood sleep problems predict later school adjustment

A child who soothes themselves back to sleep from an early age adjusts to school more easily than those who don't, new QUT research has found. [More]
Orthopaedic care for patients in remote areas can be managed successfully, study finds

Orthopaedic care for patients in remote areas can be managed successfully, study finds

Orthopaedic care for patients living in remote areas may be managed through phone or email, allowing patients to receive treatment without travelling to a larger, urban hospital for care, according to a study presented today at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. [More]
Gender associated with risk of cardiovascular recurrence in adults

Gender associated with risk of cardiovascular recurrence in adults

Sex (biological and physiological characteristics) differences are increasingly being studied to assess symptoms, risk factors and outcomes for various diseases. Now, a new pan-Canadian study led by a team from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre, suggests that gender rather than sex is associated with the risk of recurrence of cardiovascular events in adults. [More]
Young African Americans, Hispanics fare worse when faced with Hodgkin lymphoma

Young African Americans, Hispanics fare worse when faced with Hodgkin lymphoma

African American and Hispanic adolescents and young adults fare far worse than their white counterparts when faced with a mostly curable type of cancer, Hodgkin lymphoma, a study by a UC Davis epidemiologist has found. [More]
No Jab No Pay initiative no problem for families in Cape York

No Jab No Pay initiative no problem for families in Cape York

The government’s No Jab No Pay initiative, effective from 1 January 2016 is set to be no problem for the majority of families in Cape York. [More]
Novel class of antimicrobials could be effective in fighting drug-resistant MRSA infection

Novel class of antimicrobials could be effective in fighting drug-resistant MRSA infection

A novel class of antimicrobials that inhibits the function of a key disease-causing component of bacteria could be effective in fighting methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), one of the major drug-resistant bacterial pathogens, according to researchers at Georgia State University. [More]
Child care centers play pivotal role in physical activity levels of preschoolers

Child care centers play pivotal role in physical activity levels of preschoolers

A new study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine finds child care centers play a pivotal role when it comes to the physical activity levels of preschoolers. Yet few children get to experience outdoor recess time as it is scheduled. Only 3 in 10 children had at least 60 minutes of a full child-care day outdoors for recess, as is recommended by guidelines. [More]
UGA awarded $8.2 million grant to improve lives of children and families in Georgia' child welfare system

UGA awarded $8.2 million grant to improve lives of children and families in Georgia' child welfare system

A team of University of Georgia faculty members, led by a researcher in the College of Family and Consumer Sciences, has received an $8.2 million grant from the Administration for Children and Families, a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, to improve the lives of children and families in the child welfare system in Georgia. [More]
Children consume more calories, fewer fruits and vegetables outside of child care centers

Children consume more calories, fewer fruits and vegetables outside of child care centers

A recent study conducted by researchers at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center has found that preschool age children are consuming more calories and fewer fruits, vegetables and milk outside of child care centers than what is recommended by the USDA's Child and Adult Care Food Program. [More]
ProfNet network experts available to discuss timely issues in your coverage area

ProfNet network experts available to discuss timely issues in your coverage area

Below are experts from the ProfNet network that are available to discuss timely issues in your coverage area. You can also submit a query to the hundreds of thousands of experts in our network – it's easy and free! [More]
Singapore's first large-scale pre-pregnancy study launched

Singapore's first large-scale pre-pregnancy study launched

KK Women's and Children's Hospital, Singapore Institute for Clinical Science of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research, the National University of Singapore and the National University Health System have launched Singapore's first large-scale pre-conception study which will involve 1,000 local couples. [More]
People who have more social support less likely to experience intimate-partner violence

People who have more social support less likely to experience intimate-partner violence

People who had more social support, including trust and a sense of belonging, were less likely to experience emotional or verbal abuse while in a relationship, said a study published today in the American Journal of Community Psychology. [More]
Kimberly-Clark's net sales decrease 4% to $4.7 billion in first quarter 2015

Kimberly-Clark's net sales decrease 4% to $4.7 billion in first quarter 2015

Kimberly-Clark Corporation today reported first quarter 2015 results and confirmed its previous guidance for full-year 2015 adjusted earnings per share. [More]
'Green' fragranced products may also emit carcinogenic hazardous air pollutants

'Green' fragranced products may also emit carcinogenic hazardous air pollutants

Dr. Anne Steinemann, Professor of Civil Engineering, and the Chair of Sustainable Cities, from the Department of Infrastructure Engineering, Melbourne School of Engineering, is a world expert on environmental pollutants, air quality, and health effects. [More]
Trust for America's Health supports President's proposal to end sequestration

Trust for America's Health supports President's proposal to end sequestration

The following is a statement from Jeffrey Levi, PhD, executive director of the Trust for America's Health (TFAH) and chair of the Advisory Group on Prevention, Health Promotion, and Integrative and Public Health. [More]
OCC partners commend EU decision that supports disability protections for obesity

OCC partners commend EU decision that supports disability protections for obesity

In a joint position statement, Obesity Care Continuum (OCC) partners agree with the premise behind a recent European Court of Justice ruling supporting disability protections for obesity under certain circumstances and call for these protections to be enacted in the United States. [More]
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