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2021

For Boys, Sports Key to Mental Health

For Boys, Sports Key to Mental HealthMONDAY, Sept. 27, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Trying to fit soccer or Little League into your son's busy schedule? Canadian researchers offer some compelling reasons to do so.Little boys who play sports are less apt to be anxious or depressed later in childhood and more likely to be active in their early teens, according to the University of Montreal study."We wanted to clarify the long-term and reciprocal relationship in school-aged children between participation in sports and depressive and anxiety symptoms," said Marie-Josée Harbec, of the School of Psychoeducation at the University of Montreal, in Canada. She did the work as a doctoral student supervised by Professor Linda Pagani."We also wanted to examine whether this relationship worked differently in boys and girls between the...

Keep Your Kids Safe From COVID While Playing Sports

25 September 2021
Keep Your Kids Safe From COVID While Playing SportsSATURDAY, Sept. 25, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- COVID-19 shouldn't keep budding athletes on the sidelines. But it's critical to keep them safe from the coronavirus while playing sports.The National Athletic Trainers' Association has some timely tips.COVID vaccines for those 12 and older have been a game changer for many families. Being fully vaccinated can make returning to sports safer, the association said. But for kids too young to get the vaccine yet, it's important to take steps that lower the risk of spreading the virus.Remember, too, that kids have who been less active during the pandemic are at risk for injury. Plus, any child or teen who has recently had COVID-19 should have a heart evaluation before returning to physical activity.Before the sports season starts:Understand the...

Infant Deaths Spark Baby Loungers Recall

24 September 2021
Infant Deaths Spark Baby Loungers RecallFRIDAY, Sept. 24, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- The death of eight babies has prompted the Boppy Company and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to recall more than 3 million baby loungers, they announced Thursday.A year ago, the CPSC issued a safety warning about similar pillow-like baby products, CBS News reported.When babies are placed on their back, side, or stomach on these loungers there is a danger of suffocation. Between December 2015 and June 2020, eight infants died after being placed in these loungers, according to the CPSC and the Golden, Colorado-based company. "These types of incidents are heartbreaking," acting CPSC chairman Robert Adler said in the recall notice. "Loungers and pillow-like products are not safe for infant sleep, due to the risk of suffocation....

Obesity a Threat to Adults With Autism, But There May Be...

24 September 2021
Obesity a Threat to Adults With Autism, But There May Be HelpFRIDAY, Sept. 24, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Eating well and exercising regularly can be a challenge for anyone. But for those with autism spectrum disorder or intellectual disabilities, that challenge is exponentially greater.Many young men and women with autism and intellectual disabilities face a significantly higher risk for obesity, and all the health complications that follow. Yet, a small, new pilot study suggests that a diet and exercise program tailored to such individuals — and offered in a group environment with family support — can halt weight gain or even trigger notable weight loss.The program paired U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recommendations with "goal-setting to make progress towards eating more healthy foods and engaging in physical activity," explained...

Weight Loss in Childhood May Protect Boys Against Future Infertility

24 September 2021
Weight Loss in Childhood May Protect Boys Against Future InfertilityFRIDAY, Sept. 24, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Obese boys who lose weight may avoid fertility problems in adulthood, a preliminary study suggests.Even short-term weight loss might partially reverse weight-related alterations in reproductive function, the researchers said. Childhood obesity can have serious effects on adulthood health, including a risk of cancer, heart disease and type 2 diabetes. Obesity has also been linked to fertility problems in men and women. For the study, Dr. Solène Rerat and colleagues at Angers University Hospital in France studied how a 12-week weight-loss program in 34 boys, aged 10 to 18, affected markers of reproductive health and metabolism. Over the three months, the boys lost weight, and had improved insulin levels and increased testosterone levels, the...
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