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Grip strength of children gives clues about their future health

While other studies have shown that muscle weakness as measured by grip strength is a predictor of unhealthy outcomes -- including cardiovascular and metabolic...
Why cell phone use leads to distracted driving

Distracted driving: Half of Parents Use Cellphones While Driving with Young...

A new study from a team of researchers at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing (Penn Nursing)...

Testing more accurate than self-reporting of cheerleaders’ concussion recovery

Concussions have become a major public health issue, with both short- and long-term side effects. In sports, cheerleading has the highest rate of catastrophic...

Decline in CP diagnoses in premature infants suggests improvements in perinatal...

Cincinnati, OH, March 3, 2011 -- Cerebral palsy is a neurodevelopmental condition that affects motor function, more often in children born prematurely. Because cerebral palsy is a result of brain injury received shortly before, during, or soon afte...

Food-allergy fears drive overly restrictive diets

Many children, especially those with eczema, are unnecessarily avoiding foods based on incomplete information about potential food-allergies, according to researchers at National Jewish Health. The food avoidance poses a nutritional risk for these c...

Dog ownership is associated with reduced eczema in children with dog...

Children with eczema, a chronic skin condition that often begins in childhood, have a greater risk of developing asthma and food allergies....

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