High childhood body mass index associated with later risk of developing hypertensive disorders during pregnancy

A study of nearly 50,000 women in Denmark, presented at this year’s European Congress on Obesity in in Glasgow, Scotland (28 April-1 May), reveals that those with overweight or obesity … Read More

To grow up healthy, children need to sit less and play more. New WHO guidelines on physical activity, sedentary behaviour and sleep for children under 5 years of age

Children under five must spend less time sitting watching screens, or restrained in prams and seats, get better quality sleep and have more time for active play if they are … Read More

Participation in sport can improve children’s learning and skills development, new Barça Foundation and UNICEF report finds

UNICEF/UN0199014/Noorani Children, including girls, play football at LEC centre of Boulaos in the city of Djibouti. Participation in sport improves children’s educational attainment and skills development including empowerment, leadership and … Read More

Fish-rich diets in pregnancy found to boost babies’ brain development

Women could enhance the development of their unborn child’s eyesight and brain function by regularly eating fatty fish during pregnancy. This is the suggestion from a small-scale study led by … Read More

Research says rapid weight gain during infancy may put children with ASD at increased risk for obesity

Childhood obesity is a serious public health concern that can have a profound impact on children’s health and well-being. Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are more likely to have … Read More

Half of world’s teens experience peer violence in and around school – UNICEF

© UNICEF/UNI177485/Heger Half of students aged 13 to 15 worldwide – around 150 million – report having experienced peer-to-peer violence in and around school, according to a new report released … Read More

Children’s growth pattern in the first three years affects respiratory health — Study

Image Source Children’s growth in the first three years of life affects the development of their lungs and the risk of asthma at 10 years of age. This is the … Read More