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Global childhood obesity up tenfold over past four decades
Leading UK charities have called for the government to curb marketing spend by junk food companies after a WHO report revealed a tenfold increase in global childhood obesity in the past 40 years.
Childhood vaccines may go into one jab
A technology that could eventually see every childhood vaccine delivered in a single injection has been developed by US researchers.
Iranian research team finds new method to detect childhood autism
A team of Iranian researchers has developed a new method, which takes advantage of an algorithm to detect child patients with autism using eye blinking.
Childhood cancer survivors at double the risk for chronic conditions
A study by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital found that childhood cancer survivors have double the risk for chronic conditions as the general population.
Study: Higher childhood IQ linked to longer life
Children with higher intelligence have a lower risk of major causes of death, including heart disease, stroke, and smoking related cancers, scientists say.
Childhood poverty may predict heart failure in adulthood
Growing up poor might put you at risk for heart failure in adulthood, a new study suggested.
Chemotherapy in childhood may leave lasting effects on memory
Childhood cancer survivors who had chemotherapy may have certain types of thinking and memory problems as young adults, a small study suggested.
Childhood obesity treatment as effective for parents
In the struggle against childhood obesity, doctors and parents have tried to engage and motivate kids to stay healthy. But a new study finds that programs aimed at parents — without the kids — may be just as effective a tool as therapies that include the whole family.
Bullying in childhood linked to health risk in adulthood
Being a bully or the victim of bullying in childhood can have long-lasting impacts on physical and mental health into adulthood, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh.
Childhood sleep apnea common but hard to diagnose
The cessation of breathing during sleep caused by enlarged tonsils is common in preschool-age children and can cause serious complications, but the methods normally used to diagnose the condition are subjective and unreliable.
Cause of fatal childhood disorder revealed in gene study
A gene involved in brain development that can lead to severe disability and infant death has been identified by scientists.
Recorded childhood cancers rise worldwide
Childhood cancers have risen across the globe by 13 percent over 20 years, according to data from the World Health Organization’s cancer section.
Could a Blood Test Spot Autism in Childhood?
Researchers say an experimental blood test has shown promise as a novel way to diagnose autism in children.
Childhood obesity causes rise in sleeping problems
Research shows a huge rise in the numbers of children being treated in hospital for sleep apnea — with 7,495 being seen by consultants last year.
Bangladesh falls short in tackling childhood stunting
Scampering up the wall of his tin shack in Bangladesh's capital, three-year-old Rozzob Ali has the same combination of mischief, charm and boisterous energy as many other boys.

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