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Physical inactivity begins at a younger age than originally indicated, study finds

Gateshead Millennium Cohort Study found that activity levels begin to drop at a much earlier...

Physical activity in children starts to decrease by age seven

Physical activity levels may start to tail off as young as seven, rather than during...

Study suggests clever teenagers more likely to drink alcohol and use cannabis

Brainy teenagers are more likely to drink alcohol and use cannabis than their less...

Childhood behavioural difficulties linked to exposure to insecticides

Exposure to a particular group of synthetic chemicals may be linked to behavioural...

Severe deprivation in early childhood can affect mental health in adulthood

Severe deprivation and neglect in childhood can have a psychological impact on early...

Teens who use e-cigarettes are on a ‘one-way bridge’ to smoking

Teenage e-cigarette users may be on path to becoming smokers as they are less likely to...

High dose cancer treatment halts sexual development

Survivors of childhood cancer who were treated for brain tumours or received high-dose...

Heavy alcohol use in adolescence alters brain electrical activity

Long term heavy alcohol use in adolescence alters cortical excitability and functional...

Grapes pose danger of choking for under 5s

Grapes are among foods that must be cut up to prevent risk of choking small children,

Neonatal support lessens damage to brain due to low birth weight

Neonatal intensive care units have lessened brain damage due to low birth weight,

Cognitive therapy effective for children and adolescents with PTSD

Cognitive therapy can be an effective treatment for children and adolescents with post...

Heavy alcohol use in adolescence alters brain development

Young people who drink heavily throughout their teenage years risk altering the development...

Children in low income countries have higher risk of death from emergency surgery

The likelihood of dying after emergency abdominal surgery is up to seven times higher for a...

Adjusting to being a dad makes for a happy family

Dads who rapidly adjust to the novelty of parenthood make better fathers and produce...

Significant decrease in parents’ income following childhood cancer diagnosis

Childhood cancer adversely affects parents’ income and employment years after the child’s...

Steroid use could help prevent childhood stroke

Trialled use of steroids to prevent childhood stroke is justified, concludes an extensive...

Parents who lack social confidence have shy babies

Babies whose parents feel uncomfortable in social situations are less interested in other...

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