NewsTag: kids

When the dinner table turns into a warzone between parents and kids

Wednesday 16th January 2019 - David Coleman - Independent

Healthy eating is not an issue that I often get asked about. Most parents do feel that they offer their children a healthy mix o... Read more →

'We worry so much about the kids, we forget to worry about ourselves'

Thursday 13th December 2018 - Bill Linnane - Irish Independent

A December wedding is a bad idea. There are some benefits to it - most of the guests decline the invite as it is an opportune ti... Read more →

How to get kids to eat their vegetables

Friday 23rd June 2017 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

The key to getting children to eat vegetables lies in persistence, the results of a new study suggest. According to the findings,... Read more →

Dental service for kids under severe pressure

Friday 7th October 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

The public dental service, which provides services to children of school-going age, is being ‘pushed to the brink', it has b... Read more →

Parents wants kids to do more PE

Friday 16th September 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

The vast majority of parents think that schools should dedicate more time to physical education (PE), a new survey has found. Acc... 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 →

Parents urged to give kids smaller portions

Wednesday 31st August 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Parents are being urged to give their children child-sized portions at mealtimes. According to Safefood, there has been a major i... 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 →

Early bedtime for toddlers cuts risk of obesity

Monday 8th August 2016 - Sarah Slater - Irish Health

Earlier bedtimes for toddlers leads to lower numbers of obese teenagers, a leading sleep expert claims. Putting children to bed... Read more →

Inspectors find kids' ward 'poorly maintained'

Friday 5th August 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

A children's ward in one of the country's busiest hospitals has been found to be ‘poorly maintained', with limited space and... Read more →

Medical cards for all seriously ill kids in 2017

Wednesday 13th July 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

A campaign group, which has been fighting to ensure that all seriously ill children have access to medical cards, has said that it... Read more →

Make sure kids get 60 mins exercise per day

Friday 8th July 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Physiotherapists are reminding parents of the importance of making sure their children get at least 60 minutes of exercise per day... Read more →

Junk food ads influence kids' eating habits

Wednesday 6th July 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Children as young as eight describe junk food advertising as ‘tempting' and ‘addictive', with some admitting they coul... Read more →

'Hidden harm' of parental drinking highlighted

Wednesday 6th July 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Children living with parents who drink in a harmful way are ‘among the most vulnerable in society', members of the Oireachta... Read more →

Kids in single-mother families 'well-adjusted'

Monday 4th July 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

While young children who grow up with single mothers have questions about the absence of their fathers, they tend to be well-adjus... Read more →

Eye screening in 5th/6th class ending

Monday 9th May 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Optometrists have expressed their disappointment at a decision by the HSE to end routine eye screening of children in fifth and si... Read more →

Kids with asthma miss 10 days of school a year

Wednesday 4th May 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Over 185,000 Irish children aged between one and 14 have asthma and each misses an estimated 10 days of school every year as a res... Read more →

450 kids with arthritis on waiting list

Wednesday 4th May 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Almost 450 children with the painful joint disease, arthritis, are currently waiting to be seen by specialist doctors, Arthritis I... Read more →

Planning permission granted for kids' hospital

Friday 29th April 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Planning permission for the new national children's hospital has been granted. An Bord Pleanála has ruled that the new hos... Read more →

Parents warned about rewarding kids with food

Wednesday 13th April 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Parents be warned - rewarding your little ones with food may lead to them becoming emotional eaters. According to UK researchers,... Read more →

Kids bombarded with alcohol messages in sport

Wednesday 2nd March 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Children and teenagers are being bombarded with messages about alcohol at sport events and this may encourage early drinking, the ... 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 →

Kids catch up to eight colds a year

Wednesday 2nd September 2015 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Risk increases at back-to-school time The average school child in Ireland can expect to catch up to eight colds and two to three ... Read more →

Mums wants more PE in schools

Thursday 30th July 2015 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

The vast majority of mothers in Ireland think schools need to dedicate more time to physical education (PE) and mental health, a n... 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 →

Weekend screen time bad for teen bones

Thursday 11th June 2015 - Deborah Condon -

Teenage boys who spend a lot of time at the weekend looking at various screens have poorer bone health, a new study has found. Th... Read more →

Bullied teens often depressed by 18

Wednesday 3rd June 2015 - Deborah Condon -

People who are bullied during adolescence are much more likely to suffer with depression in early adulthood, a new study has found... 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 →

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 →

GPs should not treat teens as kids

Tuesday 14th April 2015 - Deborah Condon -

GPs need to be aware of how fast teenagers can change and they should not treat this group ‘as though they were young childr... 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 →

Success for Cork infant with rare diabetes

Wednesday 25th February 2015 - Deborah Condon -

A baby born with a rare form of diabetes that only affects one in every 200,000 infants, has been successfully treated at Cork Uni... 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 →

New ambulance transfer service for kids

Monday 15th December 2014 - Deborah Condon -

A new critical-care ambulance service, which will transfer seriously ill children between hospitals, has been launched.The Paediat... Read more →

Kids' juices contain more sugar than Coke

Friday 14th November 2014 - Deborah Condon -

Some juice drinks aimed at children contain more sugar than Coca Cola, experts have warned. They carried out a survey of 203 frui... Read more →

Sport may benefit boys' math skills

Friday 12th September 2014 - Deborah Condon -

Boys who are very physically active during their early years of school may have better reading and math skills, a new study sugges... Read more →

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