Children's Health - Brain networks develop differently in boys and girls at puberty, research shows
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  October 2, 2019  
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   Brain networks develop differently in boys and girls at puberty, research showsBrain networks develop differently in boys and girls at puberty, research shows
 
Scientists have found that brain networks develop differently in males and females at puberty, with boys showing an increase in connectivity in certain brain areas, and girls showing a decrease in connectivity as puberty progresses.
 
   Study: Teen girls who stay up late are more likely to gain weightStudy: Teen girls who stay up late are more likely to gain weight
 
Teen girls--but not boys--who prefer to go to bed later are more likely to gain weight, compared to same-age girls who go to bed earlier, suggests a study funded by the National Institutes of Health.
 
 Impulsive behavior associated with less sleep and more screen time
 
Impulsive behavior associated with less sleep and more screen timeA paper published today in Pediatrics suggests that children and youth who do not sleep enough and use screens more than recommended are more likely to act impulsively and make poorer decisions.
 
 
 Drinking 100% fruit juice has many positive attributes for children, report finds
 
Drinking 100% fruit juice has many positive attributes for children, report findsA new report published in the July issue of the Journal of the American College of Nutrition by pediatrician Dr. Robert D. Murray supports existing scientific data maintaining juice as part of a healthy diet.
 
 
 Youngest children in class at greatest risk of ADHD, depression
 
Youngest children in class at greatest risk of ADHD, depressionThe youngest children in any class at school are, on average, at a 40% higher risk of being diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and a 30% increased risk of depression or intellectual disability compared to the oldest, says a new study published on September 23, 2019 in JAMA Pediatrics.
 
 
 Sleep studies may be an unreliable predictor for treatment of children with sleep apnea
 
Sleep studies may be an unreliable predictor for treatment of children with sleep apneaPediatricians routinely advise parents of children who snore regularly and have sleepiness, fatigue or other symptoms consistent with sleep disordered breathing, to get a sleep study; this can help determine whether their child has obstructive sleep apnea, which is often treated with surgery to remove the tonsils and adenoids (adenotonsillectomy).
 
 
 Paracetamol use during pregnancy linked to childhood behavioral problems
 
Paracetamol use during pregnancy linked to childhood behavioral problemsA new study by researchers at the University of Bristol has found further evidence linking paracetamol intake during pregnancy with potential adverse behavioral and cognitive outcomes during childhood. Lead author, Jean Golding, says the findings reinforce the advice that women should be cautious when taking medication during pregnancy.
 
 
 UK government considers compulsory immunization for all school children
 
UK government considers compulsory immunization for all school childrenImmunization efforts have been implemented across the globe. But, the rates of immunized children are dropping. In the United Kingdom, health officials have expressed alarms the drop in take-up of routine childhood vaccinations, leaving thousands of children under-protected from 13 different diseases.