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Sweetened Beverages Not Linked to Childhood Weight Gain
Posted: Monday, June 16, 2008
There is little or no connection between sugar-sweetened beverage consumption and childhood obesity. A recent study indicates that these beverages are not the cause of increased weight gain in children and teenagers.

Sun Light Helps Prevent Type 1 Diabetes
Posted: Thursday, June 05, 2008
Sun light, which is a major source of vitamin D, appears to lower type 1 diabetes risk for children. This discovery was recently made at the University of San Diego Moores Cancer Center.

Early Life Sleep Apnea Could Lead To Cardiovascular Disease
Posted: Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Sleep apnea during early childhood might greatly increase the risk of later life cardiovascular disease, according to a recent Israeli study. The study found that the condition often starts early in life, enhancing the importance of the findings.

Public Food Program A Good Investment
Posted: Tuesday, May 13, 2008
A recent Cornell "cost-effectiveness"study has shown that a New York program that aims to educate low-income adults about healthy diets and nutrition yields a $10 to $1 cost benefit. Low-income individuals characteristically have much higher rates of conditions closely linked to poor diets, such as heart disease and diabetes.

Parents of Autistic Children More Likely To Have Mental Disorders
Posted: Monday, May 05, 2008
The parents of children with autism were found to be nearly twice as likely to have suffered and been hospitalized for some form of psychiatric condition, a recent study attests. The results could help better understand the roots of autism, and why it develops in children.

Diabetes Linked With Complications and Death in Cystic Fibrosis
Posted: Tuesday, April 29, 2008
In patients with cystic fibrosis, diabetes is common early in life and is linked with impaired nutrition and growth, increased rates of terminal respiratory failure, and death,�French researchers report.

Blood Pressure in Diabetic Children Predicts Level Later in Life
Posted: Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Higher blood pressures in childhood correlated with higher levels in young adulthood, European researchers reported In a study of nearly 900 type 1 diabetics.

Low Glycemic Index Diet Yields Improvements in Diabetic Youth
Posted: Tuesday, April 29, 2008
In children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes, consumption of a low glycemic index diet may reduce glucose excursions and improve overall glycemic control, according to results of a National Institutes of Health-sponsored study.

Diabetic Child Dies While Parents Pray
Posted: Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Madeleine Neumann, an 11 year old type 1 diabetic, died March 23rd due to lack of treatment for her condition. Her parents, Dale and Leilani Neumann, viewed their daughters worsening condition as "a test of faith," and instead of getting her medical help, let her die while they prayed. The parents have been charged with second-degree reckless homicide and face up to 25 years in prison.

Child Screen Time Associated With Obesity
Posted: Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Obesity is a growing problem in America, especially among its youth. Lack of exercise in children, often supplanted by time in front of television and computer screens, greatly increases the chance of a child being obese, a new study shows. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) had previously made a list of suggestions to pediatricians, parents, and children alike, in order to best manage their physical activity and "screen time." The study aimed to test these suggestions.

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