We need to focus on cholesterol levels even in childhood

Medical X-Press – Staff Writer

Today, the main focus is on lowering high cholesterol levels in adults in order to prevent atherosclerosis. Professor Kirsten Holvenat the Department of Nutrition at the University of Osloissues a clear warning: we start the process of prevention too late, when the narrowing of arteries is already too far advanced. She advocates that parents should know the level of their children’s cholesterol.

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Here’s How To Tell If Your Toddler Has An Ear Infection

Romper – Jessica Booth

For parents, few things are more upsetting than a toddler with an ear infection. Not only are they extra cranky, but it can be hard to figure out exactly what is bothering them, especially before they start really speaking. Unfortunately, toddlers are sick all the time (my 2.5-year-old, for example, has been congested for the last four months), and since their endless energy can make it easy to miss things, figuring out how to tell if your toddler has an ear infection can be a little tricky.

Read More: https://www.romper.com/parenting/how-to-tell-if-your-toddler-has-ear-infection

Positive Parenting Can Help Reduce Obesity Rates

Moms – Ashley Wehrli

A new study has found that positive parenting can help to reduce obesity rates. When we think of parenting and child development, we may underestimate how much is connected. How parenting styles and attitudes can impact the health and wellbeing of a child. This goes for their mental health and their physical health. Childhood obesity is a large problem across the US, and a lot of the world and researchers are always looking for ways to reduce the rates and prevent it from happening in the first place. Childhood obesity can have large impacts on a child’s health, both now and in the future.

Read More: https://www.moms.com/positive-parenting-can-help-reduce-obesity-rates/

4 Ways to get your kids to exercise 

Pink Villa – Aastha Pahadia 

Children spend an inordinate amount of time sitting in class or in front of the television, and their mobility is likely to be even more restricted as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Inactivity, on the other hand, prevents children from shaping their motor skills and strengthening their hearts, lungs, and muscles. It can also predispose them to a sedentary lifestyle, and even obesity, as adults.

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Children With Insomnia Likely To Continue Suffering Into Adulthood

Moms – Ashley Wehrli

A new study has found that children who suffer from insomnia will likely continue to suffer into adulthood. Sleep is vital for the health and wellbeing of everyone, and this includes children. Children are going through rapid periods of growth, and this relies on sleep. They also need rest to ensure they succeed in school and can maintain physical health. However, there are conditions out there that can make sleep elusive, and studies are important in looking at the causes and possible treatments for these conditions to hopefully curb them as a child ages.

Read More: https://www.moms.com/childhood-insomnia-continue-into-adulthood/