Infrastructure designed to encourage walking can help reduce childhood obesity
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  April 3, 2018  
  Children's Health  
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 Infrastructure designed to encourage walking can help reduce childhood obesityInfrastructure designed to encourage walking can help reduce childhood obesity
 
Children who live in more walkable neighborhoods have a smaller waist measurement and a lower BMI (body mass index). Those are the findings of a Montreal research team led by INRS professor Tracie A. Barnett. According to the results of the study published in Preventive Medicine by Adrian Ghenadenik (lead author) with Professor Barnett (senior contributing author), urban design is a factor in the development of childhood obesity.
 
 
 Study identifies potential genetic link in sudden infant death syndromeStudy identifies potential genetic link in sudden infant death syndrome
 
Rare genetic mutations associated with impairment of the breathing muscles are more common in children who have died from sudden infant death syndrome (also known as ‘cot death’) than in healthy controls, suggesting a possible genetic element of the disorder, according to a case-control study in the UK and USA published in The Lancet.
 
   SIDS study reveals unsafe sleep practices among babysitters, relatives and friendsSIDS study reveals unsafe sleep practices among babysitters, relatives and friends
 
Babies who died during their sleep while being watched by someone other than parents often had been placed in unsafe sleep positions, such as on their stomachs, or in unsafe locations, such as a couch, a new study has found.
 
   UGA study reveals cause for resurgence of pertussisUGA study reveals cause for resurgence of pertussis
 
A team of researchers including scientists from the University of Georgia has found that the resurgence of pertussis, more commonly known as whooping cough, in the U.S. is a predictable consequence of incomplete coverage with a highly effective vaccine.
 
   Children with autism and ADHD at increased risk for anxiety, mood disordersChildren with autism and ADHD at increased risk for anxiety, mood disorders
 
Children with both autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are at increased risk for being diagnosed with or treated for anxiety and mood disorders, according to a study published in Pediatrics today.
 
 Genetic links to cot deaths found in new research
 
Genetic links to cot deaths found in new researchCot death or Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is a rare but unexplained and tragic occurrence where babies between ages two and four months who are apparently healthy die unexpectedly during sleep. SIDS is responsible for around 300 and 2400 deaths in the United Kingdom and United States of America yearly. Researchers have now found a genetic link that could explain the occurrence and risk of such incidents.
 
 
 Study shows reliability, accuracy of expert panel in identifying abuse or injury in children
 
Study shows reliability, accuracy of expert panel in identifying abuse or injury in childrenWhen a child is brought to a pediatric emergency department with an injury, it can be difficult for physicians to precisely identify whether the injury is the result of abuse or an accident. One approach is to employ the opinion of a panel of pediatric injury experts.
 
 
 First-of-its-kind cancer drug effective in 93% of pediatric patients
 
First-of-its-kind cancer drug effective in 93% of pediatric patientsA first-of-its-kind drug targeting a fused gene found in many types of cancer was effective in 93 percent of pediatric patients tested, researchers at UT Southwestern's Simmons Cancer Center announced.
 
 
 Medicaid minus stigma: In Indian country, it’s part of the fabric of life
 
Medicaid minus stigma: In Indian country, it’s part of the fabric of lifeOn a crisp sunny day, Tyson Toledo, a precocious 5-year-old boy, hobbled into a private health clinic to have his infected foot examined.
 
 
 Lipodystrophy Treatment
 
Lipodystrophy TreatmentLipodystrophy is a term used to describe a collection of metabolic conditions that disrupt fat storage.
 
 
 What is Lipodystrophy?
 
What is Lipodystrophy?Lipodystrophy is a term used to describe a group of varying disorders which are characterized by abnormal loss of body fat over some or all body areas.