Latest Kids: Misc. news

Higher Levels of Exercise in Childhood Improve Heart Health

Engaging in higher levels of physical activity in childhood is associated with better cardiovascular health indicators, according to a study published online June 11 in Pediatrics.

Suicide Attempts by Self-Poisoning Have Increased in Teens

In children aged younger than 19 years, the incidence and rate of suicide attempts using self-poisoning have increased since 2011, according to research published online May 1 in The Journal of Pediatrics.

2009 WIC Food Package Change Tied to Reduced Obesity Risk

Changes to the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children food packages in 2009 to better align food options with the 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans appear to be associated with improved childhood obesity outcomes in young children, according to a study published online April 23 in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Perinatal Complications Tied to Childhood Social Anxiety

Perinatal complications are associated with behavioral inhibition and social anxiety in children, according to a study published online March 19 in Infant and Child Development.