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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29471182/the-impact-of-vitamin-a-supplementation-in-childhood-on-adult-outcomes-an-exploration-of-mechanisms-timing-of-exposure-and-heterogeneous-effects
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Yubraj Acharya
There is now a critical threshold of evidence documenting the relationship between one's exposure to shocks in early life and outcomes in adulthood. Using Nepal's vitamin A supplementation program, this study provides additional insights on the mechanisms and differences in effects by the timing of the first exposure and across different groups. The program's sequential rollout between 1993 and 2001 and the age eligibility provide an exogenous variation in exposure to the program. I utilize that variation and data on more than 700,000 individuals from the 2011 census to estimate the program's causal effect on long-term health and educational outcomes...
February 5, 2018: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29460216/methodological-considerations-in-couples-fertility-intentions-missing-men-and-the-viability-of-women-s-proxy-reports
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J Bart Stykes
Introduction Recent efforts show potential to advance research on unintended childbearing by taking a couple-level approach. However, this work has neither adequately addressed methodological concerns stemming from the challenges associated with male fertility data nor considered the viability of women's proxy reports of fathers intentions. Methods Data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Birth Cohort (ECLS-B) were used to assess the implications of low response rates among men on couples' unintended childbearing...
February 19, 2018: Maternal and Child Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456587/dietary-diversity-and-associated-factors-among-children-of-orthodox-christian-mothers-caregivers-during-the-fasting-season-in-dejen-district-north-west-ethiopia
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Gemechu Kumera, Endalkachew Tsedal, Mulatu Ayana
Background: Proper feeding practices during early childhood is fundamental for optimal child growth and development. However, scientific evidences on the determinants of dietary diversity are scanty. Particularly, the impact of fasting on children`s dietary diversity is not explored in Ethiopia. The aim of this study was to assess dietary diversity and associated factors among children aged 6-23 months, whose mothers/care-givers were Orthodox Christians during the fasting season (Lent), in Dejen District, North West Ethiopia, 2016...
2018: Nutrition & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455688/early-life-nutritional-status-and-metabolic-syndrome-gender-specific-associations-from-a-cross-sectional-analysis-of-the-brazilian-longitudinal-study-of-adult-health-elsa-brasil
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Bruna Lucas Briskiewicz, Sandhi Maria Barreto, Joana Ferreira do Amaral, Maria de Fátima Haueisen Sander Diniz, Maria Del Carmen Bisi Molina, Sheila Maria Alvim Matos, Letícia de Oliveira Cardoso, Gustavo Velasquez-Melendez, Maria Inês Schmidt, Luana Giatti
OBJECTIVE: In the present study we investigated gender-specific associations of low birth weight (LBW) and shorter relative leg length with metabolic syndrome (MetS) after adjusting for sociodemographic characteristics and health-related behaviours. We also investigated whether these associations are independent of age at menarche and BMI at 20 years old. DESIGN: Cross-sectional analysis. SUBJECTS: Baseline data from 12 602 participants (35-74 years) of the Brazilian Longitudinal Study of Adult Health (ELSA-Brasil), 2008-2010...
February 19, 2018: Public Health Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451460/early-childhood-conduct-problems-predict-economic-and-political-discontent-in-adulthood-evidence-from-two-large-longitudinal-uk-cohorts
#5
Gary J Lewis
Longstanding interest has been directed toward the etiology of sociopolitical attitudes. Personality traits have been posited as antecedents; however, most work addressing such links has been limited to cross-sectional study designs. The current study used data from two large (both Ns > 8,700), longitudinal cohorts of individuals from the United Kingdom who were parent-assessed on a measure of temperament (assessing anxiety, conduct problems, and hyperactivity) at age 5 or 7 years and on a range of sociopolitical attitudes at age 30 or 33 years...
February 1, 2018: Psychological Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447884/knowledge-and-attitudes-of-early-childhood-development-practitioners-towards-hearing-health-in-poor-communities
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Shouneez Yousuf Hussein, De Wet Swanepoel, Leigh Biagio de Jager, Faheema Mahomed-Asmail
OBJECTIVE: Within the educational sector of low-and middle-income countries (LMICs), formal and informal early childhood development (ECD) centers are often the first point of contact for majority of children. Since early hearing detection services are mostly absent in LMICs, these ECD centers may serve as the first point of access to screenings for these children. ECD practitioner awareness regarding hearing and hearing loss is essential for the successful implementation of hearing screening programs...
March 2018: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447064/childhood-origins-of-young-adult-environmental-behavior
#7
Gary W Evans, Siegmar Otto, Florian G Kaiser
Prospective, longitudinal analyses revealed that over a 12-year period from ages 6 to 18, individuals who grew up with mothers with more proenvironmental attitudes engaged in more proenvironmental behavior as young adults. A similar marginal association was uncovered between mothers' proenvironmental behaviors and the proenvironmental behavior of their young adult offspring. Maternal educational attainment, but not political ideology, was also associated with more proenvironmental behavior as children matured...
February 1, 2018: Psychological Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29446037/developing-healthy-food-preferences-in-preschool-children-through-taste-exposure-sensory-learning-and-nutrition-education
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REVIEW
Chandani Nekitsing, Marion M Hetherington, Pam Blundell-Birtill
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The present review was undertaken in order to summarize and evaluate recent research investigating taste exposure, sensory learning, and nutrition education interventions for promoting vegetable intake in preschool children. RECENT FINDINGS: Overall, taste exposure interventions yielded the best outcomes for increasing vegetable intake in early childhood. Evidence from sensory learning strategies such as visual exposure and experiential learning also show some success...
February 14, 2018: Current Obesity Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29439624/telepractice-delivery-of-family-centred-early-intervention-for-children-who-are-deaf-or-hard-of-hearing-a-scoping-review
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Melissa McCarthy, Greg Leigh, Michael Arthur-Kelly
Introduction The use of telepractice, a method of delivering services through telecommunications technologies that provides two-way, synchronous audio and video signals in real-time, is becoming increasingly commonplace in early childhood education and intervention for children who are deaf or hard of hearing. Although the use of telepractice has been validated in the health sector as a viable and effective alternative to in-person service provision, evidence to support its use in the delivery of family-centred early intervention is still emerging...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29439191/how-consistent-are-associations-between-maternal-and-paternal-education-and-child-growth-and-development-outcomes-across-39-low-income-and-middle-income-countries
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Joshua Jeong, Rockli Kim, S V Subramanian
BACKGROUND: Maternal and paternal education are associated with improved early child outcomes. However, less is known about how these relative associations compare for preschool children's growth versus development outcomes; and across country contexts. METHODS: We analysed data from 89 663 children aged 36 to 59 months in 39 low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs). We used linear regression models with country fixed effects to estimate the joint associations between maternal and paternal education and children's growth and development outcomes...
February 8, 2018: Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29439065/protocol-for-a-prospective-school-based-standardisation-study-of-a-digital-social-skills-assessment-tool-for-children-the-paediatric-evaluation-of-emotions-relationships-and-socialisation-peers-study
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Emma J Thompson, Miriam H Beauchamp, Simone J Darling, Stephen J C Hearps, Amy Brown, George Charalambous, Louise Crossley, David Darby, Julian J Dooley, Mardee Greenham, Mohinder Jaimangal, Skye McDonald, Frank Muscara, Lyn Turkstra, Vicki A Anderson
BACKGROUND: Humans are by nature a social species, with much of human experience spent in social interaction. Unsurprisingly, social functioning is crucial to well-being and quality of life across the lifespan. While early intervention for social problems appears promising, our ability to identify the specific impairments underlying their social problems (eg, social communication) is restricted by a dearth of accurate, ecologically valid and comprehensive child-direct assessment tools...
February 8, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29435405/does-educational-marginalization-mediate-the-path-from-childhood-cumulative-risk-to-criminal-offending
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Starr J Solomon, Jukka Savolainen, W Alex Mason, Jouko Miettunen, Stacy-Ann A January, Marjo-Riitta Järvelin
Purpose: Early exposure to multiple risk factors is known to predict involvement in criminal offending. The purpose of this study was to examine the processes responsible for this association. Specifically, the focus was on the capacity of adolescent educational experience to mediate the effect of childhood cumulative risk (CCR) on criminal offending, net of expected continuity in antisocial propensity and behavior. Methods: Data from the Northern Finland Birth Cohort Study 1986 ( n = 5,743) were used to estimate a structural equation model to examine the hypothesized pathways...
September 2017: Journal of Developmental and Life-course Criminology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29433498/what-does-an-enabling-environment-for-infant-and-young-child-nutrition-look-like-at-implementation-level-perspectives-from-a-multi-stakeholder-process-in-the-breede-valley-sub-district-western-cape-south-africa
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L M Du Plessis, M H McLachlan, S E Drimie
BACKGROUND: Breede Valley is a sub-district of the Cape Winelands district, Western Cape Province, South Africa. The administrative capital of the district is situated in the semi-rural town Worcester. Findings of a baseline survey in Worcester revealed poor infant feeding practices and childhood under- and overnutrition, with particular concern over high levels of stunting and low dietary diversity. Maternal overweight and obesity was high. These characteristics made the site suitable to study multi-sectoral arrangements for infant and young child nutrition (IYCN)...
February 13, 2018: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29429197/-early-childhood-development-and-risk-factors-in-rural-china-a-cohort-study
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Y Cui, J Q Gao, A Yue, L Tang, R F Luo, Rozelle Scott
Objective: To investigate the development status and risk factors of infants and toddlers in rural China. Methods: In this cohort study, 603 infants (6-12 months of age, Phase Ⅰ) in the rural areas of QinLing-Bashan (Qin-Ba) in Shaanxi were recruited in the control group that received no intervention from April 2013 to October 2015. Three follow-up visits were performed every six months (Phase Ⅱ(12-18 months of age), Phase Ⅲ (18-24 months of age) and Phase Ⅳ(24-30 months of age)). In all the 4 phases (Ⅰ-Ⅳ), general data of the children and the families were collected by questionnaires, early childhood growth and development were assessed by door to door visits, children's hemoglobin levels were determined by laboratory tests, and the cognitive and motor development screening was conducted by the Bayley Scales of Infant and Toddler Development...
February 2, 2018: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29424264/youth-resistance-training-the-good-the-bad-and-the-ugly-the-year-that-was-2017
#15
Avery D Faigenbaum
The good news is that a growing body of evidence recognizes resistance training as foundational to long-term physical development. Original research and reviews published in 2017 conclude that early exposure to developmentally appropriate resistance training can improve markers of health, increase muscular fitness, enhance physical literacy, and reduce the risk of injury in young athletes. Although the papers discussed in the commentary add to our understanding of the pleiotropic benefits of youth resistance training, they also raise concerns...
February 9, 2018: Pediatric Exercise Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29415674/observations-on-the-health-of-infants-at-a-time-of-rapid-societal-change-a-longitudinal-study-from-birth-to-fifteen-months-in-abu-dhabi
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Hazel Gardner, Katherine Green, Andrew S Gardner, Donna Geddes
BACKGROUND: Rapid economic and cultural transition in the United Arab Emirates has been accompanied by a rise in chronic disease. Early childhood is known to affect health outcomes in adulthood. This prospective longitudinal study examined the general health of Emirati infants born in a government maternity hospital in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi in October 2002. METHODS: One hundred twenty-five women, who had recently given birth, were interviewed as part of a larger study encompassing a wide range of cultural, social, and behavioural aspects of health...
February 7, 2018: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29408912/effect-of-maternal-height-on-caesarean-section-and-neonatal-mortality-rates-in-sub-saharan-africa-an-analysis-of-34-national-datasets
#17
Esther Arendt, Neha S Singh, Oona M R Campbell
RATIONALE: The lifecycle perspective reminds us that the roots of adult ill-health may start in-utero or in early childhood. Nutritional and infectious disease insults in early life, the critical first 1000 days, are associated with stunting in childhood, and subsequent short adult stature. There is limited or no opportunity for stunted children above 2 years of age to experience catch-up growth. Some previous research has shown short maternal height to lead to adverse birth outcomes...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29406480/evaluation-of-predictors-of-mortality-associated-with-childhood-heart-failure-in-nigeria-a-2-center-study
#18
Wilson E Sadoh, Blessing Okperi, Paul Ikhurionan, Promise Monday, Ayebo E Sadoh
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the predictors of mortality in childhood heart failure (HF) in 2 tertiary hospitals. METHODS: A 51-month retrospective review of case notes of children with HF admitted into children's emergency rooms of 2 tertiary centers in Southern Nigeria was done. Bio-data and certain sociodemographic variables including mortality were abstracted. Bivariate and multivariate analyses were done to evaluate the predictors of mortality in HF...
February 5, 2018: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29404718/sociocultural-risk-factors-for-developmental-delay-in-children-aged-3-60%C3%A2-months-a-nested-case-control-study
#19
Aylin Demirci, Mehtap Kartal
Identifying children at risk for developmental delay (DD) is important for improving prognosis. In this sense, we estimated sociocultural factors that may be associated with DD in early childhood. In our nested case-control study, 95 were included in the case group and 190 were randomly selected to control group. To identify the risk factors, we conducted a backward conditional logistic regression and a final multivariable model was developed. Maternal age of ≥35 years, low maternal and paternal education level, low socioeconomic level, consanguineous marriage, and delivery by cesarean section increased the risk of DD...
February 6, 2018: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29399910/mothers-experience-of-caring-for-a-child-with-early-onset-scoliosis-a-qualitative-descriptive-study
#20
Bonnie Lauder, Peter Sinclair, Jane Maguire
BACKGROUND: Chronic childhood disease has a major impact on health related quality of life. Caring for a child with a chronic illness is well documented but the specific experiences of parents who care for children with Early Onset Scoliosis (EOS), a rare but devastating illness, has not been explored. Numerous studies have described the interrelated psychological, financial, social, physical and logistical factors that impact on the experience of the care giver role with various diseases, but in the case of EOS, limited studies have been conducted about the parental experience...
February 5, 2018: Journal of Clinical Nursing
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