Parents struggle with what to do when their child has headache, shows study
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  July 25, 2018  
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 Parents Struggle with What to Do When Their Child Has Headache, Shows StudyParents Struggle with What to Do When Their Child Has Headache, Shows Study
 
Parents sometimes struggle with what to do when their child has a headache: go to the ER, to the doctor, or wait it out at home, a new national poll suggests.
 
   Parental incarceration affects health behaviors of children in adulthoodParental incarceration affects health behaviors of children in adulthood
 
A new study published in Pediatrics found that young adults who had a parent incarcerated during their childhood are more likely to skip needed healthcare, smoke cigarettes, engage in risky sexual behaviors, and abuse alcohol, prescription and illicit drugs.
 
   So called "safe" food additives may not be so says AAP policy statementSo called "safe" food additives may not be so says AAP policy statement
 
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has released a new policy statement in the journal Pediatrics. Their statement says that at present there is little information regarding the cognitive and physiological effects of food additives and more information needs to be obtained.
 
 Community college education can increase physician diversity and access to primary care
 
Community college education can increase physician diversity and access to primary careMedical school graduates who attended community college are more likely to select family medicine for their residency training and to be from groups traditionally underrepresented in medicine, new UC Davis Health research shows.
 
 
 Connection between self-regulation and obesity appears to be different for girls and boys
 
Connection between self-regulation and obesity appears to be different for girls and boysA toddler's self-regulation – the ability to change behavior in different social situations – may predict whether he or she will be obese come kindergarten, but the connection appears to be much different for girls than for boys.
 
 
 Therapy dogs found to be effective in reducing ADHD symptoms in children
 
Therapy dogs found to be effective in reducing ADHD symptoms in childrenIn a first of its kind randomized trial, researchers from the UCI School of Medicine found therapy dogs to be effective in reducing the symptoms of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder in children.
 
 
 Availability of athletic trainer in high school reduces injury rates in girls' sports, shows study
 
Availability of athletic trainer in high school reduces injury rates in girls' sports, shows studyAvailability of a full-time certified athletic trainer in high school reduces overall and recurrent injury rates in girls who play on the soccer or basketball team, according to a study published in Injury Epidemiology. Schools with athletic trainers were also better at identifying athletes with concussion.