US could face surging numbers of teens with diabetes

Medical X-Press – Cara Murez

As many as 220,000 young people under the age of 20 could have type 2 diabetes in 2060, which would represent a nearly eight-fold increase, a research team that included scientists from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found. Type 1 diabetes cases could increase, too, by as much as 65% in the next 40 years.

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Ask the Pediatrician: How can I help my child feel better with a fever?

Medical X-Press – Staff Writer

If your infant or child is older than 6 months and has a fever, they probably do not need to be treated for the fever unless they are uncomfortable. The key is to watch your child’s behavior. If they are drinking, eating and sleeping normally, and they are able to play, you do not need to treat the fever. Instead, you should wait to see if the fever improves by itself.

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‘Might’ or ‘might not’: Three-year-olds do not deploy possibility concepts in decision-making

Medical X-Press – Christopher Packham

Developmental stages in children at young ages happen rapidly, considering the comparatively more leisurely changes that young people experience when they’re older; many parents will relate—often with haunted, shell-shocked expressions—that the differences between a two-year-old and a three-year-old are vast and challenging. Cognitive psychologists at Harvard University recently conducted a study exploring whether young children develop the ability to consider alternative possibilities when planning, and at what ages.

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Doctor: These are the three pieces of health advice all parents need to know for their kids in 2023

The Daily Mail – Sophie Haslett

A GP and mum has revealed the three pieces of health advice that all parents need to be aware of for 2023.

Melbourne doctor Preeya Alexander said all parents should be thinking about sun safety for their kids from birth, you need to make sure you have introduced allergens to your kids and you can consider additional immunisations to the ones which are required.

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Protecting children’s hearing from noisy toys, gifts

Medical X-Press – Katie Dease

Hearing loss often is thought of as something that happens to the elderly. But we live, work and play in a noisy environment, and hearing loss affects the lives of people of all ages. The Hearing Health Foundation reports that nearly 50 million people in the U.S. suffer from hearing loss in at least one ear, including 20% of teens. In younger children, hearing loss may be caused by playing with noisy toys.

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