A new study, whose preliminary results will be presented today at the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress and soon be published in the Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention, shows that even low physical fitness, up to 20% below the average for healthy people, is sufficient to produce a preventive effect on most of the risk factors that affect people with cardiovascular disease.
Only a small share of Congolese villagers is the driving force behind most of the deforestation. They're not felling trees to feed their families, but to increase their quality of life. These findings are based on fieldwork by bioscience engineer Pieter Moonen from KU Leuven (University of Leuven), Belgium. They indicate that international programmes aiming to slow down tropical deforestation are not sufficiently taking local farmers into account.
New AAP guidelines say parents not only need to pay attention to the amount of time children spend on digital media -- but also how, when and where they use it.
Motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death among children in the United States, but a new study highlights how widely pediatric crash-related death rates vary from state to state. Researchers discovered annual mortality rates ranging from 0.25 deaths per 100,000 children in Massachusetts to 3.20 deaths per 100,000 children in Mississippi, with factors such as child seat-restraint use and state traffic laws playing a role in regional variation.
New research suggests youth athletes often head back into the game the same day after suffering a concussion, despite medical guidelines. An abstract of the study will be presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) 2016 National Conference & Exhibition.
A new study finds that the more time children spend using digital devices, the less likely they are to finish their homework. Children who spent two to four hours a day using digital devices outside of schoolwork had 23 percent lower odds of always or usually finishing their homework, compared to children who spent less than two hours consuming digital media. An abstract of the study will be presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) 2016 National Conference & Exhibition in San Francisco.
Suicide is the second leading cause of death among teens and young adults in Canada and the United States. New research questions whether there is a link between adolescent suicide highly publicized on social media with an increase in emergency departments visits by teens for suicidal thoughts and attempts.
Researchers already knew that adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) carry over into adult life, but a new study looked at the effect of these experiences in the childhood years. Study abstract authors, who will present their findings at the American Academy of Pediatrics 2016 National Conference & Exhibition in San Francisco, found that household dysfunction affects children's weight early in childhood, for example, and children exposed to early adversity also have increased risk for asthma, infection, somatic complaints and sleep disruption.
Most US adults surveyed agree e-cigarette use should not be allowed in places where smoking is prohibited, yet one-third of them allow the devices to be used within their home. Fewer than half said they knew that exhaled e-cigarette vapors contain nicotine that deposits on indoor surfaces. The abstract, 'Household rules about e-cigarette use and beliefs about harms to children,' will be presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) 2016 National Conference & Exhibition in San Francisco on Oct. 22.
Parents who post on social media often create their children's first digital footprints, which will follow them into adulthood. The situation creates new and often unanticipated risks, according to new research being presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) 2016 National Conference & Exhibition in San Francisco on Friday, Oct. 21. Authors of the abstract being presented, a pediatrician and a law professor, will outline their findings and offer healthy rules of thumb about online disclosures about children.