Fathers rarely participate in family-based interventions to prevent childhood obesity
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  April 10, 2018  
  Children's Health  
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 Fathers rarely participate in family-based interventions to prevent childhood obesityFathers rarely participate in family-based interventions to prevent childhood obesity
 
Research shows that fathers play an important role in their children's eating and physical activity habits, but a new study has found that dads are rarely included in family-based interventions designed to prevent childhood obesity.
 
 
 Caffeine may help neonates at increased risk of acute kidney injuryCaffeine may help neonates at increased risk of acute kidney injury
 
Preterm neonates who are exposed to caffeine within the first seven days after birth have reduced incidence and severity of acute kidney injuries than neonates who did not, according to findings from the Neonatal Kidney Collaborative's Assessment of Worldwide Acute Kidney Injury Epidemiology in Neonates study, published in JAMA Pediatrics.
 
   Obesity may have negative impact on liver health in children as young as 8 years oldObesity may have negative impact on liver health in children as young as 8 years old
 
A new study published today in The Journal of Pediatrics is the first to show that weight gain may have a negative impact on liver health in children as young as 8 years old. The study found that bigger waist circumference at age 3 raises the likelihood that by age 8, children will have markers for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.
 
   Early life epilepsies should be treated with urgency as childhood cancersEarly life epilepsies should be treated with urgency as childhood cancers
 
Like childhood cancers, early life epilepsies represent many rare disorders with diverse underlying causes. Unlike childhood cancers, little has changed in the outcomes of early life epilepsies in the past few decades, despite advances in diagnostic technologies and availability of new treatments.
 
   Social barriers may prevent weight loss in obese childrenSocial barriers may prevent weight loss in obese children
 
A new study has found that parental mental health or financial stress and childhood behavioral issues can negatively impact weight loss in children.
 
 Research provides new insights about gender differences in airway disease risk
 
Research provides new insights about gender differences in airway disease riskHuman airways already demonstrate gender-based differences in DNA methylation signatures at birth, providing an early hint of which infants may be predisposed to develop respiratory disorders like asthma later in life, a research team reports in a paper published online April 3, 2018, in Scientific Reports.
 
 
 Research reveals how bacteria prepare sticky adhesion protein
 
Research reveals how bacteria prepare sticky adhesion proteinResearchers at Harvard Medical School, the University of California, San Francisco, and the University of Georgia have described how the protein that allows strep and staph bacteria to stick to human cells is prepared and packaged.
 
 
 Delaying school start times improves students' sleep and well-being
 
Delaying school start times improves students' sleep and well-beingA new study in SLEEP, published by Oxford University Press, indicates that delaying school start times results in students getting more sleep, and feeling better, even within societies where trading sleep for academic success is common.