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A study in Hypertension demonstrates that "prevalence rates of elevated blood pressure (BP) are increasing over time" in children. Researchers determined that the overall risk of elevated BP had risen 27% for children and teens between 1994 and 2008. The study focused on 11,638 children aged 8 to 17 whose...
An article in The New York Times' Well blog reports that more than four million computed tomography (CT) scans are performed annually on children, "and they are increasing the risk for future cancer.” A study revealed that “up to a quarter of children with a single abdominal scan received 20...
Reuters reports that new findings in the study of child abuse suggest that physical abuse can lead to poor physical health outcomes. The study was a follow-up to a previous one that showed experiencing physical abuse as a child to be linked to anxiety and depression later in life. The current findings...