Child hospital admissions for asthma slump after smoking ban


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Child hospital admissions for asthma slump after smoking ban Hospital admissions for child asthma attacks fell by 12.3% in first year after 2007 smoking ban in EnglandExperts say law change may have made adults more aware of dangers of passive smoking By Jenny Hope PUBLISHED: 17:19 GMT, 21 January 2013 | UPDATED: 23:58 GMT, 21 January 2013 The number of children being admitted to hospital to be treated for asthma attacks has dropped sharply since the smoking ban came into effect.

Children who snore loudly twice a week "more likely to misbehave"


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Snoring link to children’s naughty behaviour: Youngsters who snore loudly twice a week ‘more likely to misbehave’ | UPDATED: 07:33 GMT, 13 August 2012 Children who snore loudly at least twice a week are more likely to misbehave, it is claimed.

Drinking coffee during pregnancy "won"t turn your child hyperactive"


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Drinking coffee during pregnancy 'won't turn your child hyperactive' | UPDATED: 14:45 GMT, 12 July 2012 If your children are hyperactive and can't settle don't assume drinking coffee during pregnancy was to blame, say researchers.

Smacking children increases their chances of mental illness later on, say scientists


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Adults smacked as children have higher risk of mental illness later on, say scientists Adults smacked as children were up to seven per cent more likely to develop mental health issues later on | UPDATED: 15:49 GMT, 2 July 2012 Adults who were hit or smacked as children face higher odds of mental health problems, including mood and anxiety disorders and problems with alcohol and drug abuse, researchers say.

Autism: Parents urged to be persistent as U.S study reveals one in 88 children has developmental disorder


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Parents who fear child may have autism urged to be pushy as early treatment 'crucial' Children who are identified early and get help have the best chance for reaching their potential, say experts | UPDATED: 10:48 GMT, 30 March 2012 At 18 months, Cristina Astacio spoke only a few words, wouldn't respond to her name and shunned other children in her day care group.

Women feel more pain than men in range of medical conditions, claims study


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Women feel more pain than men, claims study Agony: New research has found that women suffer more pain than men across a range of medical conditions (pictured posed by model) The argument that women handle pain better than men has been debated many times in the long-running battle of the sexes.