New Measures to Tackle Childhood Obesity in Britain
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  June 27, 2018  
  Children's Health  
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 New Measures to Tackle Childhood Obesity in BritainNew Measures to Tackle Childhood Obesity in Britain
 
Shops may soon be barred from selling energy drinks to children as the UK government gears up to tighten the efforts to curb childhood obesity. Several other proposals have been made to achieve these goals.
 
   Separating migrant children from parents at US border tantamount to child abuseSeparating migrant children from parents at US border tantamount to child abuse
 
Pediatricians and experts on child trauma are expressing deep concerns regarding the effects of separating migrant children from their parents at the United States borders and what this could bring about in the child as they grow.
 
   Experts issue urgent call to protect infants from sleep-related deathsExperts issue urgent call to protect infants from sleep-related deaths
 
Dr. Kyran Quinlan and colleagues at Rush issue an urgent call for prevention strategies for sleep-related infant deaths in his viewpoint, "Protecting Infants From Sleep-Related Deaths" published in the June 18 online issue of JAMA Pediatrics.
 
 Etiologies of growing pains
 
Etiologies of growing painsIf you are a parent who has been awakened from slumber with a child crying in pain, you can understand my distress at watching my son wake up in pain night after night.
 
 
 Young cancer survivors need more support as they feel dissatisfied with their sexuality
 
Young cancer survivors need more support as they feel dissatisfied with their sexualityFeeling unattractive and dissatisfied with their sexual ability - that is reality for many teenage and young adult cancer survivors.
 
 
 Autistic teens who are bullied have higher rates of depression
 
Autistic teens who are bullied have higher rates of depressionResearchers at the University of Bristol, using questionnaire, clinic and genetic information on 6091 young people from the Children of the 90s longitudinal study, found that children with autism and those with autistic traits had more symptoms of depression when they were 10 years old than their peers and that this continued at least up to the age of 18.
 
 
 Dieting for Obese Children
 
Dieting for Obese ChildrenWith over a third of school-aged children dangerously overweight or obese, obesity is an increasingly significant issue for the younger generation. Therefore, encouragement of a healthy and balanced diet is an effective way to reduce obesity in this population and, with simple lifestyle changes, can be easily achieved.