Child Health

Math Anxiety causes Brain to feel Physical Pain

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(Best Syndication News) - A study from the University of Chicago found that anxiety experienced doing math can cause a person to feel physical pain. The researchers found that the brain areas that register a threat of bodily harm, and in some instances physical pain, are activated when people are stressed over math problems.

Sian Beilock, professor of psychology at the University of Chicago, said that the brain response of a person suffering from math anxiety is similar to someone feeling physical pain. Sian said that the pain could be similar to a burning sensation experienced on a stove.

Increased Risk for Overweight Children if Mom Smoked during Pregnancy

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(Best Syndication News) - Risk factors for children becoming overweight were assessed in a new study. The researchers found that children born to women who smoked during pregnancy had a higher risk of becoming overweight. In addition, children that were at a higher birth weight and had rapid weight gain during the first year of life were also at an increased risk for becoming overweight during childhood.

The study results were published in the online edition of the Archives of Disease in Childhood.

Eddie Bauer Rocking Bassinet Recall announced for Suffocation Concerns

Dorel Juvenile Group’s Eddie Bauer branded Rocking Wood Bassinet recall - CPSC

(Best Syndication News) - The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the voluntary recall of Dorel Juvenile Group’s Eddie Bauer branded Rocking Wood Bassinets. The concern is that the locking mechanism at the bottom of the bassinet may not properly hold when the spring is not installed. The infant could tip to one side, which puts the child at risk of suffocating.

Around 97,000 of the Eddie Bauer Rocking Wood Bassinets are being recalled so that consumers can get a free repair kit to remedy the problem. The bassinets were sold at Target, Toys R Us, and Sears store nationwide. They were also sold online through these stores and on Ebay. The bassinet crib sold for around $150 between December 2007 and January 2011.

Dorel Juvenile Group received 17 reports regarding this bassinet. The majority of the reports involved infants under three months old. Two cases involved infants who had breathing problems when they rolled into the side of the bassinet.

Less Sleep and Obesity associated with Kids who have TV and Electronics in Bedroom

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(Best Syndication News) - Children who have a TV, computer, video game console, or mobile phone in their bedroom are at an increased risk for being overweight or obese, according to a study conducted by researchers at the University of Alberta.

The researchers conducted a survey of almost 3,400 5th grade students in the province of Alberta, Canada. They wanted to see if there was a relationship between a child’s sleeping habits, the number of electronic devices in their bedroom, and their weight. Around half of the students surveyed had a TV, DVD player, or video game console in their bedroom. They discovered that 21 percent of the children had a computer, and 17 percent had a mobile phone. Only 5 percent of the students had all three kinds of electronics.

Dream On Me High Chair and Infant Swing recall announced for Strangulation Concern

Dream On Me High Chair and Infant Swing Recall announced - CPSC

(Best Syndication News) - The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the voluntary recall of Dream On Me high chairs and infant swings because the child could slip down and get stuck, which poses a strangulation danger. No injuries were reported in association with either product safety recall.

Bistro High Chair Recall

Around 90 high chairs are involved in this product recall. The problem is that the tray and seat bottom allows the child to slip down and become entrapped causing a strangulation hazard when the user does not properly secure the safety harness. Additionally, there are exposed springs on the seat and armrest that could cause the child to be pinched.

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