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Then the girls were presented with nine figures, three of each body type, and they had to circle the three they'd most like to play with and one they would want as a best friend. The preschoolers were significantly more likely to choose the thin figure over the other two for a best friend. Similar results showed up for their circle of friends to play with.
As I am headed to the medicine cabinet to take my evening dose of calcium and vitamin D, I am also multitasking and reading an article in Pediatrics regarding vitamin D levels in children.
The study, published in Pediatric Allergy, Immunology and Pulmonology, noted infants of mothers who smoked during pregnancy had more pauses in breathing (infant apnea) and were less able to wake up from sleep in response to low oxygen.
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.
Why are we raising a bunch of stressed out kids?
"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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