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Hackensack offers children VR games to cope with hard procedures

Virtual reality goggles are being used to help children at Hackensack University Medical Center stay calm during painful or uncomfortable procedures. The goggles enable a patient to play games or relax on a virtual beach, among other scenes, while getting blood drawn or undergoing a spinal tap or an IV insertion, among other unpleasant treatments.… Read More »

Be careful of assigning the diagnosis of ADHD to young children just entering school

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common diagnosis in children today, and is increasingly a diagnosis assigned to adults, too. ADHD is a real thing, despite some having some skeptics and a few outright denialists; differences in brain scans between persons who have it and who don’t show there is a definite physiological basis… Read More »

High-Sugar Cereal TV Ads Promotes Obesity in Children, Warns Study

High sugar cereal ads promote obesity in children. (Photo Credits: Pixabay) Children’s exposure to TV ads about high-sugar cereals influences their food intake, which increases their health risks for obesity as well as cancers, warns a research. The study, led by a team from the Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, US, showed that high-sugar cereals… Read More »