New project identifies effective community-based strategies to prevent childhood obesity
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 New project identifies effective community-based strategies to prevent childhood obesityNew project identifies effective community-based strategies to prevent childhood obesity
 
To improve success rates and combat continuing disparities in the fight against childhood obesity, the Childhood Obesity Declines Project is taking a systematic approach to studying community-based strategies that have led to declining obesity rates.
 
   Meningitis in Newborns: What to Look Out ForMeningitis in Newborns: What to Look Out For
 
Claire is Evidence & Policy Manager at the UK and international charity Meningitis Research Foundation (MRF). She discusses the signs and symptoms of meningitis in newborns, and the aims for the recent diagnostic eTool developed by the MRF.
 
   New SIDS Info app seeks to reduce infant sleep-related deathsNew SIDS Info app seeks to reduce infant sleep-related deaths
 
Peter LaMont's second child will be born next month, but the last time he put an infant to bed was 16 years ago. So, the Bridgewater father turned to the SIDS Center of New Jersey's new SIDS Info app to catch up on safe sleep recommendations for babies.
 
 Mother's depression can negatively affect child's cognitive development
 
Mother's depression can negatively affect child's cognitive developmentRoughly one in 10 women in the United States will experience depression, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The consequences, however, may extend to their children, report researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, who found that a mother's depression can negatively affect a child's cognitive development up to the age of 16.
 
 
 Elevated immune function during childhood linked to stunted growth
 
Elevated immune function during childhood linked to stunted growthElevated immune function during childhood results in as much as 49 percent growth reduction in Ecuador's indigenous Shuar population, researchers reported in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
 
 
 ECDC analysis highlights measles vaccination gaps in teenagers and young adults
 
ECDC analysis highlights measles vaccination gaps in teenagers and young adultsECDC data show that up to 80% of teenagers and young adults who contracted measles in 2017 had not been vaccinated. ECDC analysis of sub-national data indicates that even countries with high overall levels of vaccine coverage may have groups that are unvaccinated.
 
 
 Smartphone app effective in promoting proper child car seat practices
 
Smartphone app effective in promoting proper child car seat practicesA smartphone app designed to promote proper child car seat use among parents proved effective in a study led by researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
 
 
 Study: Young victims of cyberbullying twice as likely to attempt suicide and enact suicidal behavior
 
Study: Young victims of cyberbullying twice as likely to attempt suicide and enact suicidal behaviorChildren and young people under 25 who are victims of cyberbullying are more than twice as likely to self-harm and enact suicidal behavior, according to a study.