Blood pressure connected to eye health in young children

Medical X-Press – Staff Writer

Young children with narrow retinal artery diameters were more likely to develop higher blood pressure, and children with higher blood pressure levels were more likely to develop retinal microvascular impairment during early childhood, according to a new study published today in Hypertension, an American Heart Association journal. This is the first study to show this connection in children.

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Understanding ‘big emotions’: Early intervention helps reduce toddler tantrums

Medical X-Press – Sherry Landow

Parents of young toddlers with challenging behaviors have found support through a new early-intervention program aimed at children aged 12-24 months, a study has shown. The unique program focuses on not only addressing the child‘s behavioral problems, but also enriching the relationship between the parent and the child. It was developed by researchers at UNSW Sydney and the early parenting organization, Karitane.

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