Study finds link between low neighborhood walkability and childhood asthma
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  June 13, 2018  
  Children's Health  
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 Study finds link between low neighborhood walkability and childhood asthmaStudy finds link between low neighborhood walkability and childhood asthma
 
Children living in neighborhoods that are not conducive to walking are more likely to develop asthma and to continue to have this condition through later childhood, according to a new study published in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society.
 
   Revisiting the marshmallow testRevisiting the marshmallow test
 
The marshmallow test is a simple social-science tests that was developed by Stanford psychologist Walter Mischel around six decades back. In this test a marshmallow is put before a child and they are told that they can have a second one if they can manage to wait 15 minutes before having the first one.
 
   Research provides insights into risk factors and prevention of childhood obesityResearch provides insights into risk factors and prevention of childhood obesity
 
The factors that contribute to overweight and obesity are complex, but one pattern is clear: having obesity during childhood increases the likelihood of having obesity as an adult.
 
 ‘Where the need is’: Tackling teen pregnancy with a midwife at school
 
‘Where the need is’: Tackling teen pregnancy with a midwife at schoolThe student comes in for a pregnancy test — the second time she has asked for one in a matter of weeks. She’s 15. She lives with her boyfriend. He wants kids — he won’t use protection. She loves him, she says. But she doesn’t want to get pregnant. She knows how much harder it would be for her to finish high school.
 
 
 Research shows link between higher serum vitamin D levels and lower cholesterol in children
 
Research shows link between higher serum vitamin D levels and lower cholesterol in childrenThere is a link between higher serum vitamin D levels and lower plasma cholesterol levels in primary school children, new research from the University of Eastern Finland shows.
 
 
 Study explores link between weight loss and pre-surgical psychiatric disorders in obese youth
 
Study explores link between weight loss and pre-surgical psychiatric disorders in obese youthPsychiatric disorders, a common comorbidity of severe obesity, especially for youth, should not disqualify an adolescent with severe obesity from bariatric surgery.
 
 
 Traumatic childhood experiences of parents could negatively impact their own children's health
 
Traumatic childhood experiences of parents could negatively impact their own children's healthTrauma experienced by a parent during childhood has long-reaching consequences - maybe even to the point of negatively impacting their own children's health, a new Drexel University study found.