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The study, published in the journal Pediatrics, looked at 201 patients aged between 10 and 18-years-old who had been referred to the hypertension clinic at URMC's Children's Hospital. They found 101 had hypertension, or sustained high blood pressure. Of these, 28 per cent had learning disabilities, well above the general population's rate of five per cent.
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"Fifteen- to 19-year-olds have the most sexually transmitted diseases. Even though they are waiting, they are having risky sex and not taking precautions," Weller said. According to Weller, it's important to provide sex education at a young age. "The younger one receives sexual education, the less likely you are to engage in risky sex," she said.
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"Stroke in children is uncommon but not as rare as we used to think," E. Steve Roach, MD, chair of the statement writing group and professor of pediatric neurology at the Ohio State University College of Medicine, says in a news release. About 10 out of every 100,000 children have a stroke each year. The risk is greatest during the first two months of life.
The No. 1 brain booster for preschoolers is one-on-one time with parents. Even though this is a time to learn independence, the parent-child attachment is still there at this age.