• How can exercise help my kids sleep better?
    • How can exercise help my kids sleep better?

      Posted on July 28, 2015

      Two of the chief concerns that parents often have about their children are that they aren’t getting enough exercise, and that they aren’t sleeping well. Sleep and exercise might be two activities that are poles apart, but they actually help each

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    • Signs of heart disease present in obese children
    • Signs of heart disease present in obese children

      Posted on July 29, 2012

      According to a study published in Archives of Disease in Childhood journal, two thirds of obese children exhibit a problem with their health which is a contributor to heart disease. High cholesterol, blood sugar and high blood pressure may already be present by 12 years of age.

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    • Childhood obesity affected by TV habits
    • Childhood obesity affected by TV habits

      Posted on July 19, 2012

      A recent study from Canada has shown that the number of hours spent watching TV between two years and four years old can have a detrimental effect on the size of a child’s waistline by the age of 10. The study, which was published in a BioMed Central journal, looked at the television habits of 1,314 children. One extra hour of TV viewing each week at age four could affect the muscle fitness of a child aged 10 and also increase the size of their waste by half a millimetre.

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  • Underage boy held for drink-driving offence

    Filed under: News — Posted by: Linda on May 21, 2011

    A boy aged just nine years old has been breathalysed and held in custody, after being caught drink-driving. The young boy from Cumbria, was released without charge when the police discovered his age. He was deemed not old enough to be accountable for his actions. As the number of children under the age of 18 who are arrested in the North of England has risen dramatically within the past two years, safety campaigners are demanding that action be taken to stop car crime among children.

    Included in the thousands of underage arrests made since 2009 are a ten year old and four children aged 11, who were arrested for stealing cars in Northumbria. Seven kids in Cleveland, aged 12 were also arrested for car crime. A ten year old was arrested by North Yorkshire police for stealing a car, and a 12 year old was arrested for aggravated car theft by Durham police.

    In a two year period 2,467 children up to the age of 18 were arrested for a variety of offences which includes car theft, teenage drinking and driving, aggravated vehicle taking and driving while underage. Following the increase in children being arrested for crimes which put their own and other people’s lives at risk, Kath Hartley from Brake, a charity which campaigns for speed limits to be lowered, demanded that road safety be taught in school. She said:

    It is incredibly concerning that young people are risking their own and other people’s lives on the road. This must be addressed as a matter of urgency.

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