Nearly half of all births in China are delivered by cesarean section, the world's highest rate, according to a survey by the World Health Organization (WHO) — a shift toward modernization that isn't necessarily a good thing.
Cadmium is a soft, whitish metal that occurs naturally in soil. It's perhaps best known as one half of rechargeable nickel-cadmium batteries, but also is used in pigments, electroplating and plastic.
A study on children's multimedia usage released yesterday found that “cyber bullying” activities are becoming a popular trend that is reaching into the real world. Scholars urge adults to get familiar with computer technology to avoid a “digital gap.”
Children in Taiwan have been becoming more overweight at a very rapid rate over the last decade.
2009/12/14, 3 Comments
Ubiquitous smoking scenes in cartoons such as “One Piece” (海賊王) and “Hikaru no go” (棋靈王) have irked the Department of Health (DOH), which is worried that kids will pick up the bad habits after watching the TV programs.
2009/12/11, 2 Comments
Parents who let their kids romp in the mud and eat food that has fallen on the floor could be helping to protect them against maladies like heart disease later in life, a U.S. study showed Wednesday.
Some children get severely obese because they lack particular chunks of DNA, which kicks their hunger into overdrive, researchers report.
Beverage can tops are still finding their way into the stomachs of some children, especially teens, despite being redesigned in the 1970s to keep people from swallowing them, U.S. researchers said on Monday.
The first rigorous study of behavior treatment in autistic children as young as 18 months found two years of therapy can vastly improve symptoms, often resulting in a milder diagnosis.