Kids' Health News

Parental obesity and autism risk in the child

Several studies have looked at possible links between maternal obesity during pregnancy and the risk of developmental disorders in the child. However, paternal obesity could be a greater risk factor than maternal obesity, according to a new study from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health.As the first researcher to study the role of paternal obesity in autism, Dr.

Health benefits of 'green exercise' for kids shown in new study

Children who are exposed to scenes of nature while exercising are more likely to experience health-enhancing effects after activity, according to a Coventry University study published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.

Better-targeted treatment in pediatric radiotherapy

For the first time, researchers have been able to demonstrate that the use of helium ions in radiation therapy could provide accurate treatment to tumours while helping to spare healthy organs.

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