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2020

Calm Parenting Will Help Children Through Coronavirus Pandemic

Calm Parenting Will Help Children Through Coronavirus PandemicSUNDAY, April 26, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- The disruptions in daily life caused by the coronavirus pandemic could cause problems for children, but there are things parents can do to help their kids deal with the changes, experts say. "There are major stressors that children are experiencing, such as the inability to attend school, adjusting to home school, being in the house with their family all day, not being able to see their friends, worrying about grandparents and loved ones -- but they seem to be quite resilient and taking all of these changes in stride," said Alexandria Meyer, an assistant professor of psychology at Florida State University. Parents can reduce children's anxiety by limiting their exposure to the news related to COVID-19, having regular, open conversations...

AHA News: Most of the Nation's Teens Aren't Getting...

9 April 2020
AHA News: Most of the Nation`s Teens Aren`t Getting Enough ExerciseTHURSDAY, April 9, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- With the explosion of smartphones, teens have learned to swiftly scroll and type away using only their thumbs. But the rest of their bodies are woefully inactive – and the effects are far-reaching. Only about 1 in 4 high school students get the recommended hour a day of physical activity, according to statistics from the American Heart Association. Screen time is partially to blame, along with declining physical education programs in schools, experts say. Teens are missing out on the health benefits, which range from a stronger heart to better mental health. "Physically active children tend to be less obese and are less likely to develop hypertension, diabetes and cardiac disease, and they have better mental well-being as...

Kids of Mentally Ill Parents Have Higher Injury Odds

9 April 2020
Kids of Mentally Ill Parents Have Higher Injury OddsTHURSDAY, April 9, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Children of parents with mental illness are at increased risk for injuries, researchers report. Risk is highest before 1 year of age, but remains elevated to age 17, according to the new study. "Our results show there is a need for increased support to parents with mental illness, especially during the first year of life," said Alicia Nevriana. She is one of the study authors and a Ph.D. student in the global public health department at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden. "There are already recommendations for new parents to ensure their children's safety, but we think there is a need to update these recommendations also by taking into account parents' mental health," Nevriana said in an institute news release. For the study, the...

Hugs More Calming for Baby When Given by Mom or Dad

8 April 2020
Hugs More Calming for Baby When Given by Mom or DadWEDNESDAY, April 8, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- All hugs are not created equal -- and babies as young as 4 months are proof. Heart rates in infants less than a year old slowed more during a hug than a hold. And the hug had a greater effect when it came from Mom or Dad rather than from a stranger, according to a study published April 7 in the journal iScience. The findings offer some of the first proof that hugs help parents and infants bond, the researchers said. "Like most parents, we love to hug our children," said first author Sachine Yoshida of Toho University in Tokyo, Japan. "We also know that children love to be hugged by their parents. But what surprised us as scientists is how little we know about hugging." For the study, her team assessed infants' heart rates when they were...

U.S. Suicide Rate Climbed 35% in Two Decades

8 April 2020
U.S. Suicide Rate Climbed 35% in Two DecadesWEDNESDAY, April 8, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. suicide rate has jumped 35% in the past two decades, health officials reported Wednesday. From 1999 to 2018, the suicide rate rose from 10.5 to 14 per 100,000, according to a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Researchers found the rate of suicide rose by about 1% a year from 1999 to 2006, then increased to 2% a year from 2006 through 2018. The report also shows that men are more likely to die by suicide than women, and people in rural areas are at greater risk than their urban counterparts. "This report shows that there continues to be differences in suicide rates by sex, age group and urban and rural location," said lead researcher Dr. Holly Hedegaard, an injury epidemiologist at CDC's...
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