NPR – Anya Kamenetz
They are popular. They are controversial. And now, video games have just become an internationally recognized addiction. On May 25, the World Health Organization officially voted to adopt the latest edition of its International Classification of Diseases, or ICD, to include an entry on “gaming disorder” as a behavioral addiction.
WAFF 48 – Staff Writer
When you think about someone dealing with high blood pressure, you might think about an adult but it can happen to kids too. There are new guidelines to help diagnose children with high blood pressure. It could put a child at a higher risk of developing heart disease as an adult.
Medical X-Press – Staff Writer
Cardiomyopathies (heart muscle diseases) in children are the focus of a new scientific statement from the American Heart Association that provides insight into the diagnosis and treatment of the diseases as well as identifying future research priorities. It will be published in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation.
The Colorado Gazette – Joan Nusbaum
Many of us have memories of gardening as a child. I was 10 when I planted my first garden. When Mom heard my younger sister scream, she thought I had cut off her toe with the shovel, only to find that Sis had just seen a worm. Children can participate in many gardening activities. Besides being educational, the interaction is a positive influence, builds relationships and develops healthy habits.
The Spectrum – Staff Writer
Did you know that 8 out of 10 toddlers don’t eat enough vegetables? With 85% of brain growth occurring in the first 3 years of life, most parents aren’t aware that it’s important to include nutrients, like vegetables, in their toddler’s diet to foster healthy brain development, cognition and behavior.