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According to a post on the Shots Blog at NPR Health, children who are slightly farsighted at age 6 are far more likely to be diagnosed as nearsighted by age 12. Nearsightedness, or myopia, typically develops between ages 8 and 12. The study showed that...
An article on Reuters Health cites a study from Spain stating that children exposed to secondhand smoke are “up to three times more likely” to develop attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The report from Tobacco Control goes on to...
According to CBS News, a study published in The Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs has found that children who had tasted alcohol by sixth grade were more likely to start heavy drinking and abuse the substance. While parents may think they are doing...