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    Are today’s teens putting the brakes on adulthood?

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories (HealthDay)—Parents may still marvel at how fast their kids grow up, but a new study finds that U.S. teenagers are maturing more slowly than past generations. [...]

    Students’ self-concepts of ability in math, reading predict later math, reading attainment

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories Educational and developmental psychologists have tried to understand how skills and motivation are linked to academic achievement. While research supports ties between individuals’ concepts of their abilities and their achievement, we lack a complete p… [...]

    Toy gun popular with kids can cause serious eye injury, warn doctors

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories A toy gun that is popular with children can cause serious eye injuries, warn doctors in the journal BMJ Case Reports. [...]

    New phonics test will do nothing to improve Australian children’s literacy

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories Minister Birmingham released a report today recommending that all Year 1 students in Australia complete a phonics test. The panel responsible for the report has recommended that Australia adopt the Year 1 phonics screening check that has been used in E… [...]

    Parents not confident schools can assist child with chronic disease, mental health

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories If your child had an asthma attack during the school day, would school personnel know how to respond? [...]

    American Academy of Pediatrics announces its first recommendations on tattoos, piercings

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories Tattoos and body piercings are an increasingly popular form of self-expression, but it is important for young people to carefully consider the consequences and potential risks associated with body modifications, according to the first clinical report o… [...]

    Quality initiatives can reduce harm to newborns, shorten hospital stay and save millions

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories Sick newborns often rely on a ventilator to supply oxygen and are tethered to the life-saving device by a plastic endotracheal tube (ETT). The American Academy of Pediatrics has counseled health care providers that ordering a chest X-ray daily simply t… [...]

    Quality initiatives can reduce harm to newborns, shorten hospital stay and save millions

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories Sick newborns often rely on a ventilator to supply oxygen and are tethered to the life-saving device by a plastic endotracheal tube (ETT). The American Academy of Pediatrics has counseled health care providers that ordering a chest X-ray daily simply t… [...]

    Partnering with the community to advance health care quality for immigrant children

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories The grade school student has been a patient for a while, but during a routine visit, 9-year-old Pedro finally confides that he has had headaches and difficulty concentrating in school for weeks now. Pedro tells you he worries that his older brother—among those granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)—and his parents, undocumented immigrants, “will disappear” while he attends class. [...]

    Partnering with the community to advance health care quality for immigrant children

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories The grade school student has been a patient for a while, but during a routine visit, 9-year-old Pedro finally confides that he has had headaches and difficulty concentrating in school for weeks now. Pedro tells you he worries that his older brother—among those granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)—and his parents, undocumented immigrants, “will disappear” while he attends class. [...]