Showing posts with label Children. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Children. Show all posts

Monday, March 16, 2015

In a world of almost 10% of people suffer from asthma .The prevalence of the disease among the adult population is 5-7%, and 10% among children.

Today, doctors are faced with the problem of late detection of the disease, diagnosis is delayed by an average of 3-5 years. Often people do not pay attention to the first symptoms of asthma, and learn about its presence when develop severe forms of the disease.

"Asthma can occur at any age. But more often it is diagnosed in children. And boys disease recorded in 2 times more often than girls. However, by 20-30 years in the sex ratio in this disease aligned "- says allergist.

Occurrence of asthma to such factors as genetic predisposition, exposure to different allergens, viral and bacterial infections, adverse environment, poor nutrition, bad habits. All this has a negative effect on the immune system and the body becomes helpless against various diseases, including asthma before. Physicians are advised to pay attention to the complicated attacks and wheezing, cough , it may be the first signs of asthma. In such cases, the need to consult an allergist. Doctors also remind that cure the disease in the early stages is much lighter than its chronic form.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Parental love is affected not only the mental, but also on the physiological development of the child.

Neuroscientists at UCLA have shown that brain size beloved and abandoned child is really different.

In the experiment, the researchers compared the brain scans 3-year-olds, who were brought up in different environments (in the usual family or in a shelter). Analysis has shown that a child who suffers from a lack of parental love and attention, noticeable lack of the fundamental areas of the brain. It affects the cognitive development, the ability to adapt socially and compassionate feelings of others.

The lack of parental love in the first two years of life has a fundamental impact on the further development of the child.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Let us first clarify that no cell phone is dangerous for anyone. Unless it has razor blades hidden in the earpiece and have CS gas emit from the speaker, you can rest assured that the mobile phone is not dangerous. Driving on the wrong side of the road is dangerous, or smoking cigarettes made of asbestos is dangerous, but using a mobile phone is not. The question is, are mobile phones harmful to kids? And, does a child owning one present any sort of danger?

Yes they are

A mobile phone emits microwaves. Microwaves are a form of radiation that may be harmful to people. In a microwave the radiation is kept within a small box that has dissipated before you open the door. With a mobile phone the microwaves are external and so may be beamed though the child's skull.

But

The dose of radiation is so low that it is not harmful. The human body is built to withstand large doses of radiation, otherwise every pilot and coal miner would be dead within days. You also need to consider the fact that people at the top of tower blocks are not riddled with cancer, even though the mobile radiation from hundreds of mobile phones are passing through their apartment from the hundreds of mobile phones operating below them.

No they are not

A child would have to spend around five hours on the phone every day for a year before being a risk of getting cancer from the radioactive microwaves. Some mobile phones put out less microwaves than others, and some are built to direct the microwaves away from the skull. Older phones were bad at this, which is why some people did suffer from brain tumors as a result of using older phones.

But

The fact is that if your child is a heavy user of a mobile phone then they are being exposed too more radioactivity than the body is prepared to put up with. This is not a guarantee that they are going so suffer from cancer, but if the child is a heavy user then the chances are increased a little. This is not the case if the child is a heavy text user (which is usually the case), but is a problem if the child sleeps with the mobile phone under his/her pillow at night.

The human body is built for radiation

The reason our cells reproduce at such a fast rate is to guard against damage from radiation. The cells in our mind never reproduce, which poses a risk of permanent damage, but on the plus side, cancer works via uncontrollable cell reproduction, which brain cells are not too great at doing. This means that scuffing our knee is not such a bad thing, and so long as we do not scuff our brain matter then we should be okay. Microwave radiation is possibly harmful in long sustained doses, but in terms of radiation, a 30 minute plane flight is more harmful.

Theft poses a danger

A child having a mobile phone presents a much higher risk that the child is going to be mugged. This is a danger in itself, especially if the child is uncooperative. Mugging children is easy, and if you have no other way of getting money to feed your drug habit, then attacking a child to get a phone is not a problem for you. Plus, a lot of muggers will harm the child in order to stop the child from screaming.

Ironically, the unpopular kids with the older and less fashionable (i.e. less expensive) phones are the least likely to be mugged. This is also another way of getting the child to display the phone less often. The child with the most expensive phone will be playing with it all the time and have it out on display, which makes them a much more enticing robbery prospect.

Loss is a danger

Possibly not a danger in the physical sense, until the child returns home with no phone. At which point the child is in danger of getting one hell of a beating for losing the $500 item that he/she has just spent five months begging for.

Conclusion

Buy your child a phone, but not the most popular or expensive one. Encourage your child not to use the phone for calls so often, by instead encourage them to text instead of call. Also, encourage your child to use the phone less on argument that they should go out and get a life and stop messing around with something that basically robs them of their younger years. There is nothing worse than an adults only child memories being of playing "Angry Birds" or "Temple run." Or, for the people in their mid thirties right now, "Snake" and "Tetris."

This is a guest post by Kate Funk, an occasional guest-blogger and a full-time online tutor. She currently represents rushtutor.com which provides homework help online for everybody who needs it.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

You struggle with organizing your life. It seems hard to focus on information. You're constantly lost in your own world. Most adults don't realize that ADHD is more than just a disease for children, it also affects close to 5 percent of the adult population in the United States, many of which were undiagnosed cases when they were growing up. If you think you have ADHD, the good news is that you're not alone. There are medications to help you control this disorder, but many patients benefit more from getting help from others and learning tips and tricks to teach themselves how to better manage their condition. Before you consider medicines, you want to take a look at your resources.

1. Your Family Doctor

Quite a few adults with ADHD discover that they may have the disorder at the same time one of their children is diagnosed. If you're working on controlling your child's ADHD with your doctor, you could feel comfortable enough to discuss with them the possibility of you also seeking treatment. Explain to them the difficulties you've faced that are similar. Some doctors are happy to admit that they're not familiar enough with ADHD to make a firm diagnosis, but they can refer you to an ADHD specialist who can.

2. Mental Health Centers

You might feel that there is a stigma attached to seeking help from mental health professionals, but many of the reasons people need therapy or assessment are very common. If you find out what kind of mental health resources are available in your area, they will almost certainly have someone on staff who is an expert in ADHD and can give you more information. If there is a college or university near you with a strong psychiatry department, they could be a good source of information as well.

3. Therapists and Coaches

If you're going to get serious about controlling your ADHD symptoms, there are professional coaches available that are accredited through the Institute for Advancement of ADHD Coaches. These professionals can help you with both long-term goals and daily life. They will discuss with you the changes you want to make in your behavior and what steps you can take to get there. Many therapists have experience in adult ADHD as well, and they will be able to teach you ways to change your thinking.

4. Support Groups

Support groups are incredibly essential for anyone struggling with a mental disorder, and adult ADHD is no exception. When you listen to other people's stories, you will know how many regular, everyday people like you are affected by ADHD and be able to relate to what they're going through. You can also get ideas for how other people cope with the condition, which can leave you feeling less worried about your future.

Adult ADHD can have a major impact on your life, and it is not something to be taken lightly. If you suffer from ADHD, you have a much higher chance of problems at work and problems in your relationships. Along with that comes the feeling of never really being in control of your life. You owe it to yourself not to struggle anymore, and the first step to making that a reality could be reaching out to someone who is willing to lend a hand.

Sarah Martin writes for medical blogs. If you've been dealing with a short attention space, look into the ways in which training and mentoring can help you be more focused.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Child obesity is becoming a more and more serious problem now, more than ever, and it is vital for you to teach your children proper eating habits. They need to be learned from the youngest of age. Once a kid does get used to eating healthy, these habits stick for a lifetime. And if they do it without a problem at home, they will surely do it not only at school too, but everywhere else as well.

All problems, connected with children's bad eating habits are usually rooted in the household. When a parent rarely prepares homemade dishes, but rather buys takeaway meals from fast food franchises, this is when kids start developing these ill eating habits. It's a proven fact, that children are constantly exposed to all sorts of junk food, but it is their parents duty to keep their sons and daughters away from them and to help them lead a healthy diet. Here are a couple of useful tricks on how to do so.

1.Guide the choice of food, don't dictate it
Have a big variety of healthy foods at home. Without any junk food in the house, there is simply no way the kids could consume such. Leave everything that is not healthy in the store.

2.Provide healthy alternatives
It is vital that you have alternatives to all the products that are considered not healthy to you and your family. For example, kids are known for craving sweets almost constantly. There is a way of getting round this problem - fruits. Always have lots of different fruits in store - apples, grapes, peaches, etc. A different option would be for you to make healthy homemade snacks, for example, such made of oats, honey and various dried fruits.

3.Encourage the kids to eat slowly
Fast eating could be the cause of many health disorders. Plus, fullness and hunger can be better detected when one eats slowly. And that is how the second serving could be avoided. You can achieve that by eating together as a family as often as possible and making the meals a pleasant experience? How can this help? Well, one thing is for sure, your children won't be in a hurry to finish their dish as fast as possible and leave the table.

4.Involve kids in the shopping and cooking process
Shopping for healthy foods together will teach your children a thing or two, and when they are already old enough to go to the store on their own, they will know how to do proper shopping. Same goes for the cooking. Cooking healthy meals together is not only quality time spent together, but also something like lessons for the future when your son/daughter will have to cook on his/her own.

5.Do not allow eating meals or snacks in front of the TV
Watching TV while eating can be really distracting in the sense that the eating becomes the secondary action, and one does not pay attention the whether s/he is full. This often leads to overeating.

6.Prepare your child's school meals
Having control in the household is relatively easy, but what happens when the kids are out of sight?
The school cafeteria offers a decent amount of junk food to be distressed about. And if you would like your son or daughter to stay away from them, prepare him/her tasty meals to take to school.


7.Make the change "from the inside"
Instead of forcing any changes upon your child, rather make him/her realize the necessity of these changes. Explain, in a calm manner, that healthy eating is the way to a long and healthy life.

The change for good happens slowly, especially when it comes to children. This is why you will need to be as patient as possible.

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