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  March 9, 2018  
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 Maternal smoking during pregnancy contributes to asthma severity and poor lung function in kidsMaternal smoking during pregnancy contributes to asthma severity and poor lung function in kids
 
A new study published in the journal CHEST highlights the burden of obstructive lung disease in US children and implicates tobacco smoke exposure through maternal smoking during pregnancy as more strongly associated with worse lung function than current, ongoing TSE in school-aged children with asthma.
 
   Obesity among kids still high finds new survey reportObesity among kids still high finds new survey report
 
According to a new study, the rates of obesity among kids in the United States did not decrease for any age group and continued to rise among many subgroups. This new study has shown that overall the numbers have not fallen between 1999 and 2016 as hoped for. Of particular concern, previously documented racial and ethnic disparities, especially at the most extreme weight categories, showed no sign of abating.
 
   Adolescent, young adult cancer survivors have stronger social networks than non-cancer peersAdolescent, young adult cancer survivors have stronger social networks than non-cancer peers
 
Survivors of adolescent and young adult cancer often have stronger social networks than their non-cancer peers, according to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital researchers, who hope to translate that support into better lives for the nation's growing population of cancer survivors.
 
 Air pollution exposure during fetal life related to brain abnormalities, cognitive impairment in children
 
Air pollution exposure during fetal life related to brain abnormalities, cognitive impairment in childrenA new study performed in the Netherlands has linked exposure to residential air pollution during fetal life with brain abnormalities that may contribute to impaired cognitive function in school-age children. The study, published in Biological Psychiatry, reports that the air pollution levels related to brain alterations were below those considered to be safe.
 
 
 Babies resembling their fathers are healthier
 
Babies resembling their fathers are healthierA new study has shown that babies that look like their fathers and spend more time with their fathers are likely to be healthier at their first birthday. The study comes from researchers at the Binghamton University, State University of New York. The paper is titled, “If looks could heal: Child health and paternal investment,” and was published in the latest issue of the Journal of Health Economics.
 
 
 Study shows possibility of improving pediatric asthma care
 
Study shows possibility of improving pediatric asthma carePediatric asthma is the most common chronic childhood condition and a leading cause of pediatric hospital admissions.
 
 
 Sexting among teenagers on the rise and cause for concern
 
Sexting among teenagers on the rise and cause for concernAccording to a new study, there is a rising trend of sexting among teenagers and younger children over the last decade and this may be a challenge for carers and parents alike.
 
 
 Parent mentors highly effective at providing Latino children with health insurance coverage
 
Parent mentors highly effective at providing Latino children with health insurance coverageLatino children have the highest uninsured rate in the United States. However, new study findings in the March issue of Health Affairs show parent mentors are highly effective at providing uninsured Latino children with health insurance coverage.