Healthy Living News

Mar232015

Training Parents May Help Kids with ADHD

by Henry H. Bernstein, D.O., M.H.C.M.
Harvard Medical School

Training parents to care for their children with ADHD may lead to improved behavior, a new study suggests. The study included 156 low-income children, ages 6 to 12. Their doctors had referred them to specialists to find out if...read more

Categories: Children's Health

Mar172015

Report Backs Raising Age to Buy Tobacco

by Claire McCarthy, M.D.
Harvard Medical School

Raising the legal age to buy cigarettes to 21 would reduce smoking rates 12% by the time today's teenagers are adults, a new report estimates. The report comes from the Institute of Medicine. It studied the issue on behalf of...read more

Categories: Tobacco Cessation, Children's Health

Mar092015

Parents Say Portal Helps with Kids' Asthma

by Henry H. Bernstein, D.O., M.H.C.M.
Harvard Medical School

A secure patient portal with information, decision support and tracking tools may help improve management of childhood asthma, a new study suggests. The study included 60 families. Each family had a child with moderate to...read more

Categories: Children's Health, Asthma, Family Health

Mar022015

21% of Teen Girls Report Dating Violence

by Claire McCarthy, M.D.
Harvard Medical School

More than 1 in 5 high school girls has been physically or sexually assaulted by someone she dated, a study finds. The study was based on a government survey that is repeated every 2 years. But in 2013, researchers added an...read more

Categories: Children's Health

Feb232015

Doctors Give Tips on Healthy Eating at School

by Claire McCarthy, M.D.
Harvard Medical School

A little sugar and fat is OK in kids' diets if it can encourage them to consume nutritious foods, a large group of doctors for children says. Examples might include chocolate low-fat milk or ranch dressing as a dip for...read more

Categories: Children's Health, Diet & Fitness

Feb172015

U.S. Teens Losing More Sleep Over Time

by Henry H. Bernstein, D.O., M.H.C.M.
Harvard Medical School

Over the last 20 years, U.S. teens have been getting less sleep, a new study finds. Between 1991 and 2012, researchers surveyed more than 270,000 students in 8th, 10th and 12th grades. Each year, they asked the students...read more

Categories: Children's Health, Sleep

Feb022015

Toddler Foods Found High in Salt, Sugar

by Henry H. Bernstein, D.O., M.H.C.M.
Harvard Medical School

Many foods for toddlers contain high amounts of salt or added sugars, a new study shows. Researchers looked at information on more than 1,000 infant and toddler foods. The foods were commonly found in U.S. grocery stores in...read more

Categories: Children's Health, Newborn & Babies' Health, Nutrition News