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Advent calendars adding to the childhood obesity crisis, warns TV's Dr Eva

Eating just one of the chocolates, no matter how small, can mean up to 100 calories. Stock photo: Getty Images Advent calendars adding to the childhood obesity crisis, warns TV’s Dr Eva Independent.ie Chocolate Advent calendars can have a serious effect on children’s health, a leading doctor has claimed. https://www.independent.ie/life/health-wellbeing/healthy-eating/advent-calendars-adding-to-the-childhood-obesity-crisis-warns-tvs-dr-eva-37600236.html https://www.independent.ie/incoming/article37599810.ece/adb45/AUTOCROP/h342/GettyImages-894206304.jpg Email Chocolate Advent calendars… Read More »

Childhood Asthma, Wheezing Linked to Maternal Blood Pressure in Pregnancy

November 27, 2018 Share this content: Elevated blood pressure in pregnant women may be associated with an increased risk for asthma in children. Elevated blood pressure in pregnant women is associated with lower lung function and an increased risk for current asthma and current wheezing in children age 10, with these associations being potentially trimester-specific.… Read More »

'Parents are playing their part in this too' – How childhood is shrinking and anxiety is rising

30-day challenge: students at Bishopstown Community School in Cork with teacher Alan White. Picture by Mark Condren ‘Parents are playing their part in this too’ – How childhood is shrinking and anxiety is rising Independent.ie It’s a sign of the times that in today’s schools, building emotional resilience and giving children the skills to cope… Read More »