Childhood cancer patients' art comes to life

submitted by: mdanderson
This animation was created with drawings by the young cancer patients of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Children’s Art Project (CAP). All CAP proceeds are invested directly into programs for childhood cancer patients at MD Anderson, giving hope, normalcy and a promising future for young lives interrupted by cancer. Programs funded by the project include college scholarships, educational programs and other opportunities that prepare pediatric patients for successful lives...

Association between prenatal polychlorinated biphenyl exposure and obesity development at ages 5 and 7y: a prospective cohort study of 656 children from the Faroe Islands

submitted by: jltp@mac.com
Abstract Background: Chemicals with endocrine-disrupting abilities may act as obesogens and interfere with the body's natural weight-control mechanisms, especially if exposure occurs during prenatal life. Objective: We examined the association between prenatal exposure to polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and p,p?-dichlorodiphenyldichloroethylene (DDE) and subsequent obesity at 5 and 7 y of age. Design: From 1997 to 2000, 656 pregnant Faroese women were recruited. PCB and DDE were...
Authors: Jeanett L Tang-Péronard, Berit L Heitmann, Helle R Andersen, Ulrike Steuerwald, Philippe Grandjean, Pál Weihe, Tina K Jensen

Sugar-sweetened beverages and weight gain in children and adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis

submitted by: vmalik
Background: The relation between sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) and body weight remains controversial. Objective: We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to summarize the evidence in children and adults. Design: We searched PubMed, EMBASE, and Cochrane databases through March 2013 for prospective cohort studies and randomized controlled trials (RCTs) that evaluated the SSB-weight relation. Separate meta-analyses were conducted in children and adults and for cohorts and...
Authors: Vasanti Malik, An Pan, Walter Willett, Frank Hu

How to tell children their sibling has cancer

submitted by: mdanderson
Download from iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/itunes-u/how-to-tell-children-their/id431848... . Pediatric cancer affects the whole family. Stress may cause parents to focus only on their ill child, forgetting that their other children need help coping with the new family dynamic brought about by cancer. Morgan Henry, a social work counselor at MD Anderson Cancer Center, shares important conversations to have with cancer patients’ siblings, including telling them their brother/sister...

How to talk to a child about loved one’s death

submitted by: mdanderson
Download from iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/itunes-u/how-to-talk-to-child-about/id431848... . How do you tell a child their loved one is dying or has a terminal illness? There’s no one way, but Morgan Henry, a social work counselor at MD Anderson Cancer Center, works with families to help children cope when their loved one has a poor prognosis. Henry shares insights on how and when to start that conversation, how to answer kids’ questions, when to bring in a grief counselor and...

Television, Adiposity, and Cardiometabolic Risk in Children and Adolescents

submitted by: amandastaiano
Background: It is largely unknown how TV use relates to depot-specif?c adiposity or cardiometabolic risk in children. Purpose: To examine relationships between having a TVin the bedroom and TV viewing time with total fat mass, abdominal subcutaneous and visceral adiposity, and cardiometabolic risk in children and adolescents. Methods: A cross-sectional study of 369 children and adolescents aged 5–18 years was conducted (2010 –2011; analysis 2011–2012). Waist circumference;...
Authors: Amanda E. Staiano, Deirdre M. Harrington, Stephanie T. Broyles, Alok K. Gupta, Peter T. Katzmarzyk

30 Years of K-12 Educational Programming at Fermilab (Engaging Students in Our Science)

submitted by: icamvid

Marge Bardeen speaks at the 2012 "Becoming Engaged" Workshop about Fermilab's child education programs and shares lessons she has learned about engaging students in science.

Loss of Interleukin-10 Signaling and Infantile Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Implications for Diagnosis and Therapy

submitted by: gastro@scivee

Drs. Klein and Kotlarz discuss their manuscript, "Loss of Interleukin-10 Signaling and Infantile Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Implications for Diagnosis and Therapy." To view the print version of this abstract go to http://bit.ly/Pc8Vce.

Science Nation - Sleep Deprived Kids

submitted by: nsf
Getting enough shut-eye really matters for children, and those who are poor need it the most - We all know kids, especially, need a good night's sleep in order to thrive. After studying thousands of children, psychologist Mona El-Sheikh, a professor of child development, says children who don't get enough shut-eye suffer serious consequences. For more on this topic and more Science Nation reports, visit http://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/science_nation/index.jsp

Role of Video Games in Improving Health-Related Outcomes

submitted by: brianprimack
Context: Video games represent amultibillion-dollar industry in the U.S. Although video gaming has been associated with many negative health consequences, it also may be useful for therapeutic purposes. The goal of this study was to determine whether video games may be useful in improving health outcomes. Evidence acquisition: Literature searches were performed in February 2010 in six databases: the Center on Media and Child Health Database of Research, MEDLINE, CINAHL, PsycINFO, EMBASE,...
Authors: Brian A. Primack, Mary V. Carroll, Megan McNamara, Mary Lou Klem, Brandy King, Michael Rich, Chun W. Chan, Smita Nayak