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Parents` attitude linked to kids` chronic pain

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 08, 2014, 08:47

Adolescents whose parents suffer from chronic pain may be more likely to develop ongoing pain too - especially if the parent tends to `catastrophize` pain, according to new research.

Teasing tied to less physical activity among kids

Last Updated: Saturday, December 21, 2013, 16:22

Children who are teased while playing sports tend to have a worse quality of life than their non-teased peers, a new study suggests. Some of them may also become less active over time.

`Stricter` parents have `thinner` kids

Last Updated: Saturday, November 30, 2013, 14:58

A new study has found that parents who lay down proper rules and regulations in the family house have slimmer kids.

Bigger bowls prompt kids to want more, waste more

Last Updated: Thursday, November 28, 2013, 13:10

Kids who are given larger bowls will ask for more cereal than when they`re given smaller bowls, and will more than likely overeat or waste the excess food, according to a new study.

Mum`s anxiety and depression rubs off adversely on children

Last Updated: Friday, October 25, 2013, 20:42

Researchers have discovered that a child, as young as 18 months of age, is at an increased risk of developing emotional and disruptive problems if his or her mother suffers from anxiety and depression symptoms.

Slightly early birth tied to lower adult achievement

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 01, 2013, 16:31

Being born just a couple of weeks early may influence a child`s long-term education and job prospects, hints a new study from Finland.

Skipping meds linked to more hospital visits for kids

Last Updated: Friday, September 06, 2013, 08:59

Kids and teens with asthma and type 1 diabetes often don`t take their medication as prescribed, and those that skip doses are more likely to end up in the emergency room, according to a new review.

Soda drinking tied to kids` behaviour problems: Study

Last Updated: Friday, August 16, 2013, 13:57

Children who drink soda tend to score slightly higher on scales that measure aggressive behaviour than kids who don`t drink the carbonated beverages, according to a new study.

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