Early Eye Checks for Kids a Smart Move

SATURDAY, Sept. 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The earlier the better when it comes to having your child’s vision checked, eye experts say. “Babies must have a vision screening by a health care professional soon after they are born, which must include an evaluation of the ‘red reflex’ of the eyes,” said Marcela Frazier. She’s…

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ADHD Rates Rising Sharply in U.S. Kids

FRIDAY, Aug. 31, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The number of ADHD diagnoses among children has risen dramatically in the past two decades, going from 6 percent to 10 percent, a new report shows. However, it’s still an open question whether all of these diagnoses represent a true increase in ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) among…

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Taming Those High-Calorie Temptations

FRIDAY, Aug. 31, 2018 (HealthDay News) — It’s the dieter’s tug-of-war: the need to lose weight versus the urge to eat high-calorie foods. Scientists say the easy availability of sweets and other treats has made the desire for them stronger over time. Couple that with a sedentary lifestyle that burns fewer and fewer calories, and…

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