Dietary and physical activity intervention reduces LDL cholesterol level in children

Medical X-Press – Staff Writer

An individualised and family-based physical activity and dietary intervention reduced the plasma LDL cholesterol concentration of primary school children, a new study from the University of Eastern Finland shows. The findings of the Physical Activity and Nutrition in Children (PANIC) Study ongoing at the University of Eastern Finland were published in the European Journal of Nutrition.

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6 expert tips for defusing kids’ quarantine meltdowns

Medical X-Press – Staff Writer

When kids and teens chafe under COVID-19 quarantine, how can parents stop the meltdowns and misbehavior? Start with understanding: Young people miss their friends and their freedom. Younger kids might respond by throwing tantrums. Teens might isolate themselves, ignore social distancing rules or sneak out to see friends.

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Significant factors in the development of children’s motor skills

Medical X-Press – Staff Writer

A recent study among three- to seven-year-old children shows that children’s motor skills benefit if a child was older and participated in organised sports. Additionally, the study provided information about the importance of temperament traits for motor skills. More specifically, traits such as activity and attention span persistence were found to be positively associated with motor skills. This was a rather novel result, as the association between motor skills and temperament during early childhood is not yet widely understood.

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What’s The Difference Between Measles & Heat Rash? Here’s What A Pediatrician Says To Look For

Romper – Alison Kresta and Kelly Glass

Child vaccination rates fell this year, according to a recent report by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). It’s not off the table for children to get the measles, but heat rash is already a common childhood skin condition. Instead of freaking out over every bump or patch of red or brown skin, it’s important to know what to look for especially as the weather warms up and everyone wants to know the difference between measles and heat rash. While one is caused by a highly contagious virus, the other is uncomfortable, but easier to treat. There’s more you need to know about measles and heat rash, according to experts.

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