Measles cases on the rise in Europe
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  August 22, 2018  
  Children's Health  
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 Measles cases on the rise in EuropeMeasles cases on the rise in Europe
 
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there is a sharp rise in the number of measles cases across Europe in the first six months of this year. Measles has affected over 41,000 individuals and killed 37, says the WHO.
 
   Rickets traced back to Roman EmpireRickets traced back to Roman Empire
 
Rickets is a disease of the growing bones among children that is caused due to deficiency of Vitamin D mainly due to lack of sunlight exposure. It was most commonly seen during the Victorian era due to smog and lack of exposure to sunlight among the children in the cities
 
   Exposure to tobacco smoke can considerably impact health of teensExposure to tobacco smoke can considerably impact health of teens
 
As little as one hour of exposure to tobacco smoke per week can significantly impact the health of teens, according to a University of Cincinnati study published in the September 2018 issue of Pediatrics.
 
 HPV and other adolescent vaccines do not negatively impact fertility in young women
 
HPV and other adolescent vaccines do not negatively impact fertility in young womenAdolescents who receive recommended vaccinations, including for human papillomavirus, have no increased risk of primary ovarian insufficiency, also known as premature menopause, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published today in Pediatrics.
 
 
 Grip strength of children predicts future cardiometabolic health
 
Grip strength of children predicts future cardiometabolic healthWhile other studies have shown that muscle weakness as measured by grip strength is a predictor of unhealthy outcomes -- including cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, disability and even early mortality -- this is the first to do so for adolescent health over time, a Baylor University researcher said.
 
 
 One out of two children not getting enough nutrients needed for their health
 
One out of two children not getting enough nutrients needed for their healthAmid the chaos of getting kids out the door in the morning and taming the hangry monsters that get off the bus in the afternoon, parents may be overlooking a critical part of setting their kids up for success during the school year: a nutrient-rich diet.
 
 
 Kids stressed out over societal discrimination show increased behavioral problems
 
Kids stressed out over societal discrimination show increased behavioral problemsIn a sign of the times, new USC research shows that some kids stressed out over recent public acts of discrimination show increased behavioral problems.
 
 
 Responsive parenting intervention promotes healthy weight in young children
 
Responsive parenting intervention promotes healthy weight in young childrenAn intervention designed to promote healthy growth that taught first-time moms how to respond with age-appropriate responses to their babies' needs resulted in children having lower body mass indexes when they were three years old.
 
 
 Incidence of coronary artery compression in children may be more common than previously thought
 
Incidence of coronary artery compression in children may be more common than previously thoughtThe incidence of coronary artery compression in children fitted with epicardial pacemakers may be slightly more common than previously believed, say noted cardiologists.