NewsTag: children

Staring at screens too long 'can change structure of child's brain'

Wednesday 12th December 2018 - Joseph Archer - Irish Independent

Young people who spend more than seven hours a day staring at a screen have different brain structures compared to the average c... Read more →

Be careful giving medicine to children

Thursday 23rd March 2017 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Parents are being reminded to be particularly cautious when giving medicines to children, as an incorrect dose can be harmful. Ac... Read more →

Smartphones disrupting children's sleep

Tuesday 1st November 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Children who use screen-based media devices at bedtime, such as smartphones and tablets, are much more likely to get poor sleep, w... Read more →

Kids unaware of risk of approaching some dogs

Wednesday 14th September 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

While young children understand that they should not approach angry dogs, they do not realise they should be just as cautious arou... Read more →

Mealtimes a major source of drama

Tuesday 6th September 2016 - Deborah Condon -

Most parents find it difficult to get their children to eat at family mealtimes, with almost one in four resorting to bribery to g... Read more →

Teacher-student relationship key to behaviour

Wednesday 17th August 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

With thousands of children getting ready to go back to school shortly, a new study has found that those who have a positive relati... Read more →

Children struggling with parental separation

Thursday 21st July 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Parental separation is a source of major anxiety for children, however the legal processes involved in separation, such as family ... Read more →

Many parents concerned about social media

Tuesday 19th July 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Very few parents believe that social media sites are a positive influence on their children, with many concerned about the anger a... Read more →

Bedwetting has major impact on children

Friday 17th June 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Bedwetting can have a big impact on the emotional state of children, with many worrying that their friends will find out and other... Read more →

More hospice services for children needed

Wednesday 25th May 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

More hospice and palliative care services are urgently needed for children in Ireland, LauraLynn has said. LauraLynn is the only ... Read more →

Irish children getting too many treats

Monday 9th May 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Over 40% of parents in Ireland give their children treat foods, such as crisps and chocolate, at least once a day, new research ha... Read more →

Sugar tax will not solve nation's dental crisis

Friday 22nd April 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Many Irish children have high levels of tooth decay, but introducing a sugar tax to tackle this ‘will not provide a miraculo... Read more →

At least 1% of Irish children have autism

Monday 4th April 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

At least 1% of children in Ireland have autism, which is similar to rates in the UK and US, a new study has shown. Autism, also k... Read more →

Children waiting up to five years for eye care

Wednesday 23rd March 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Children who require eye care in the public system have to wait up to five years to be seen depending on where they live, the Asso... Read more →

Antibiotic resistance high among children

Monday 21st March 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are usually treated with antibiotics, however a new study has found that these drugs may be ineffe... Read more →

Kids not active enough in winter

Monday 29th February 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Children are not active enough during the winter and need to be given more opportunities to exercise during this time, new researc... Read more →

Wicklow could lead way with 'no-fry zone'

Tuesday 9th February 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Wicklow could lead the way for other counties in Ireland by creating a ‘no-fry zone' close to schools in order to protect ch... Read more →

Post-separation contact 'facilitates abuse'

Tuesday 21st July 2015 - Deborah Condon -

Women and children who have left homes where they were abused, risk further abuse because of post-separation contact between child... Read more →

Packaging key to kids' food choices

Wednesday 1st July 2015 - Deborah Condon -

Children are more likely to reach for healthy foods if the packaging appeals to them, a new study has found. "The food industry h... Read more →

Ireland's smacking law criticised

Wednesday 27th May 2015 - Deborah Condon -

The controversial issue of parents smacking their children is being highlighted again after the European Committee of Social Right... Read more →

Bowel cancer risk for overweight teens

Tuesday 26th May 2015 - Deborah Condon -

Teenagers who are very overweight may be much more likely to develop bowel cancer later in life, a new study has found. It is alr... Read more →

Kids' nightmares linked to psychosis

Friday 22nd May 2015 - Deborah Condon -

Children who experience persistent nightmares may be more likely to suffer psychotic symptoms in their late teens, a new study sug... Read more →

Irish women having kids later in life

Thursday 14th May 2015 - Deborah Condon -

The proportion of women in Ireland giving birth for the first time in their 40s is higher than the EU average, new figures have sh... Read more →

Parents think overweight kids 'about right'

Friday 8th May 2015 - Deborah Condon -

Most parents perceive their overweight children to be ‘about the right weight', a new study has found. This week, new figur... Read more →

Unsupported dads linked to kids' bad behaviour

Thursday 7th May 2015 - Deborah Condon -

A child's behaviour is more likely to be troublesome in families in which the father does not feel supported by his partner, a new... Read more →

1 in 5 kids think nuggets are healthy

Wednesday 29th April 2015 - Deborah Condon -

At least one in five Irish children aged between six and 12 years think that chicken nuggets are healthy, while a similar number b... Read more →

Childline getting calls from suicidal kids

Tuesday 21st April 2015 - Deborah Condon -

More than 300 children who were at urgent risk of suicide called Childline last year, the ISPCC has revealed. The children's char... Read more →

Kids' bedrooms should be screen-free

Monday 20th April 2015 - Deborah Condon -

Parents are being urged to keep televisions and phones out of children's bedrooms, as these may be impacting on the amount of slee... Read more →

Schools still providing unhealthy foods

Friday 10th April 2015 - Deborah Condon -

Many secondary schools are continuing to offer their students unhealthy foods that are high in fat, salt and sugar, the Irish Hear... Read more →

Low support for free GP care for under-6s

Wednesday 8th April 2015 - Deborah Condon -

While most people are in favour of free healthcare, the vast majority do not believe that providing free GP care to all children a... Read more →

Main type of disability in kids is intellectual

Tuesday 31st March 2015 - Deborah Condon -

At least two in three children with disabilities in Ireland have multiple disabilities, new research has found. According to a ne... Read more →

Medicine warning for parents of young kids

Thursday 26th March 2015 - Deborah Condon -

Parents are being urged to be particularly careful when giving medicines to children, as an incorrect dose or certain drug combina... Read more →

Dangers of liquitabs to kids highlighted

Thursday 19th March 2015 - Deborah Condon -

Parents and childminders are being reminded of the importance of keeping liquid detergent capsules out of children's reach. Also ... Read more →

The battle for our children's health

Monday 16th March 2015 - Deborah Condon -

The Government is being urged to automatically grant medical cards to children with severe disabilities. The call comes from nati... Read more →

GPs get fee offer for under six scheme

Tuesday 3rd March 2015 - Deborah Condon -

GPs are likely to be offered around €100 a year per child under the Government's plans for free GP care for children under si... Read more →

Govt 'failing' kids in poverty

Monday 23rd February 2015 - Deborah Condon -

The Government has received an ‘F' grade for its treatment of children living in poverty. The Children's Rights Alliance (C... Read more →

Naps beyond 2 may not benefits kids

Wednesday 18th February 2015 - Deborah Condon -

Children who nap beyond the age of two may have poorer sleep quality overall, a new study suggests. The length and quality of sle... Read more →

Warning about detergent child poisoning risk

Wednesday 11th February 2015 - Paul Cullen -

Paracetamol and liquid detergent capsules were the most common causes of infant poisoning cases handled by a Dublin children&rsquo... Read more →

Most GPs oppose under-6 scheme - NAGP

Tuesday 10th February 2015 - Deborah Condon -

GPs have insisted that Health Minister, Leo Varadkar, has underestimated the amount of opposition to the proposed scheme of free c... Read more →

Lab to benefit kids with heart problems

Friday 6th February 2015 - Deborah Condon -

A new state of the art laboratory, which will benefit children with heart problems, is being built at Our Lady's Children's Hospit... Read more →

Pre-pregnancy health linked to child obesity risk

Tuesday 3rd February 2015 - Deborah Condon -

Women who improve their health before they become pregnant could reduce their child's risk of becoming obese later in life, a new ... Read more →

Big wait for kids' dermatology service

Thursday 29th January 2015 - Deborah Condon -

Children who need to access dermatology services at Temple Street Children's Hospital now face being placed on an additional waiti... Read more →

Flesh bug a bigger child killer than meningitis

Friday 23rd January 2015 - CLODAGH SHEEHY -

SEVEN children have died from a flesh-eating bug which has been spreading over the past two years – and is now killing far m... Read more →

Smartphones reduce kids' sleep

Thursday 22nd January 2015 - Deborah Condon -

Children who sleep in the same room as their smartphone may be getting less sleep every night, a new study has found. The US stud... Read more →

Kids' sleep quality affects maths skills

Friday 16th January 2015 - Deborah Condon -

Children who get a good night's sleep perform better in maths and languages, a new study suggests. Canadian researchers looked at... Read more →

Fast food affects kids' academic skills

Thursday 8th January 2015 - Deborah Condon -

Children who eat fast food may have poorer academic skills, a study has found.The consumption of fast food has already been linked... Read more →

Free GP care for under sixes may be ready by Q2 next year

Friday 19th December 2014 - RTE -

The HSE has said it hopes to implement free GP care for children under six years by the second quarter of next year.It also plans ... Read more →

Not enough sleep ups kids' obesity risk

Thursday 11th December 2014 - Deborah Condon -

Children who do not get enough sleep or who have sleep-related breathing problems may have an increased risk of becoming obese by ... Read more →

Poor children 50% more likely to have health problems

Tuesday 7th October 2014 - Alison Healy - Irish Times

Report finds one in six three-year-olds have a serious long-standing health condition. 6,600 children have been diagnosed with ast... Read more →

Children’s hospitals say no decisions made about future use of sites

Tuesday 26th August 2014 - Paul Cullen - Irish Times

Sale of hospitals at Crumlin, Temple Street or Tallaght could raise millions of euro to offset cost of new project, estimated at &... Read more →

Health guide: Ten ways to get your children active

Friday 30th May 2014 - Grainne Cunningham - Independent

Irish children have been given a D-minus for physical exercise in the new report grading youngsters in 15 countries worldwide, but... Read more →

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