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Omega-3 Intake During Pregnancy Closely Related To Infant Development
Posted: Friday, April 11, 2008
Omega-3 fatty acid consumption during the last trimester of pregnancy appears to help with the motor and cognitive development of the infant. Higher omega-3 concentrations in the blood of the infants (which was also representative of a higher content in the mothers blood) was revealed to be strongly correlated to advanced development, according to a recent study.

Epidemic Of Type 2 Diabetes Linked To Vaccine Inflammation
Posted: Wednesday, April 09, 2008
Newly published data by Dr. J. Barthelow Classen in The Open Endocrinology Journal shows a 50% reduction of type 2 diabetes occurred in Japanese children following the discontinuation of a single vaccine to prevent tuberculosis.

Not Enough Sleep As A Child Could Lead To Future Problems
Posted: Tuesday, April 08, 2008
Children with sleeping problems are more likely to develop psychological problems, such as depression, aggression and anxiety, according to a new study.

Inactive Children at High Risk For Metabolic Syndrome
Posted: Saturday, April 05, 2008
Children leading a sedentary life style are much more likely to develop heart problems, a recent study has shown. Researchers investigating early onset metabolic syndrome (MS) in adolescents concluded that inactive kids were more than six times more likely to develop MS by their teenage years than those with active lifestyles.

Parents With High Blood Pressure Pass It On to Their Children
Posted: Friday, April 04, 2008
Individuals who have one or two parents with hypertension appear to have a significantly increased risk of developing elevated blood pressure throughout their adult lives. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, often clusters in families, according to background information in the article. Researchers estimate that between 35 percent and 65 percent of high blood pressure is heritable.

Caesarean Births More Often The Last
Posted: Thursday, April 03, 2008
Women who have their first child by Caesarean section birth are less likely to have subsequent children, a recent study reports. With over 600,000 births being accounted for, it was found that women giving birth to their first-born are 12 percent less likely to have more than one child than those that deliver their first-born vaginally.

Cognitive Impairment May Precede Type 2 Diabetes
Posted: Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Impaired cognitive function at age 11 appears to be associated with an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes later in life, a study indicates.

High Fructose Corn Syrup and Diabetes
Posted: Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Researchers at Rutgers University found that soft drinks sweetened with HFCS may contribute to the development of diabetes, particularly in children.

FDA Approves First Insulin Analog for Use in Insulin Pumps by Children, Adolescents
Posted: Wednesday, March 26, 2008
The FDA has approved insulin aspart (rDNA origin) injection (NovoLog) for continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII) by external insulin pump in pediatric patients aged 4 to 18 years. It is the first and only insulin analog approved for this use.

More Kids with Diabetes, Few Specialized Docs to Care for Them
Posted: Thursday, March 20, 2008
The number of physicians who specialize in caring for kids with diabetes and obese kids at risk for the disease is not keeping pace with demand for care. For every 290 children with diabetes, there is only one board-certified pediatric endo available to care for them.

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