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Could eBooks help encourage children to eat vegetables?

Could eBooks help encourage children to eat vegetables?

New resources that hope to encourage children to eat vegetables have been launched. The resources, based on the evidence that children who are exposed to...
Prediabetes: an emerging health threat can lead to type 2 diabetes

Prediabetes: an emerging health threat can lead to type 2 diabetes

A new study has shown that nearly one in five adolescents aged 12-18 years, and one in five young adults aged 19-34 years, are...
Sheep offer an insight into monitoring foetal heart health

Sheep offer an insight into monitoring foetal heart health

Research on sheep has provided an insight into how we can monitor foetus heart health. Changes in heart rate, due to low oxygen conditions, experienced...
Call for urgent research as cannabis use links to stroke and heart problems

Call for urgent research as cannabis use links to stroke and heart problems

A new study has called for urgent research into the health effects of cannabis when not used for medical purposes. Two new preliminary studies –...
scotland energy drinks consultation

Scotland energy drinks consultation to consider age ban

A consultation has been launched in Scotland to examine the potential implications of a ban on the sale of energy drinks to children. The consultation...
Fewer food choices at high prices are impacting child health in Ethiopia

Fewer food choices at high prices are impacting child health in Ethiopia

Study find that the rural poor in Ethiopia usually live near lower-quality food markets that sell fewer food groups at high prices, adversely impacting...
Potential therapy to treat detrimental effects of prenatal cannabis exposure

Potential therapy to treat detrimental effects of prenatal cannabis exposure

Potential therapies for the detrimental effects of prenatal exposure to THC have been discovered using a preclinical animal model. A new study using a preclinical...
World Mental Health Day: UK young people report being happy

World Mental Health Day: UK young people report being happy

Friendship, school and a good night’s sleep have all been named as key factors in a young person’s happiness. The findings have been published in...
Study shows fish eaten in early childhood can reduce risk of disease

Study shows fish eaten in early childhood can reduce risk of disease

A new study suggests that children should be introduced to fish or cod liver oil early in life, from when they are about a...
Smartphone technology detects early signs of eye disorders in children

Smartphone technology detects early signs of eye disorders in children

Researchers have designed a prototype smartphone app that can detect early signs of eye disorders in children. The Baylor University researcher's app is designed to...

High lead levels during pregnancy linked to child obesity

Children born to women who have high blood levels of lead are more likely be overweight or obese. This is compared to those whose mothers...

Severe morning sickness associated with higher risk of autism

Children whose mothers had hyperemesis gravidarum – a severe form of a morning sickness – during pregnancy were 53% more likely to be diagnosed...

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