Dr. Quach and colleagues from Murdoch Childrens Research Institute and University of New England studied 3600 children from the Growing Up in Australia study. The children questioned three times in their first nine years of life, is the largest of its kind and the first to decisively show how crucial it is to get young children to bed earlier. “This is valuable information for parents, many of whom will know about how important it is for their kids to get lots of sleep overall but not much about how significant the bedtime itself is,” says lead researcher Dr Jon Quach… Results show children who are early-to-sleep have better health-related quality of life; and their mothers have improved mental health, compared with children who are late-to-sleep…
The HPV Vaccine Isn’t Just For Girls
When the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine was created, it was to designed to protect against cervical cancer. This led many to believe it’s something strictly for preteen girls and young women. But many physicians, including Johns Hopkins head and neck surgeon Carole Fakhry, M.D., want to see more boys and young men (ages 11 to 21) lining up to get the vaccine, too. This is why: According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the country. In spite of this, only 14 percent of boys ages 13 to 17 received all recommended doses (three shots) of the vaccine in 2013. To be clear, the number of same-age girls receiving all of the doses is pretty dismal, too: 38 percent. Roughly 70 percent of head and neck cancers—particularly cancers of the tonsils, tongue and face—in both men and women is caused by HPV…
adidas Reveals Christmas Day Pack
Christmas day games are an annual NBA tradition that has grown to include new kicks… Says adidas: The D Rose 6 features a mint-green and crystalized frost print upper contrasted by an iced green outsole and clean, white details throughout. Designed with rose gold hits at the tongue, faceted eyelets and heel cap, the Christmas Day edition delivers an elegant finish. The shoe also features crystalized graphics and gold details in the sockliner. The Crazylight Boost Low features a primarily white Primeknit upper with mint-green threads, while rose gold treatment to the laces and heel cap reflect the holiday season. The Crazylight Boost Mid is designed with a mint-green Primeknit upper and subtle white details along the shoe’s side panels and toe box, in addition to a rose gold heel cap… The D Rose 6 will run you $140 and the Crazy 8 goes for $110, with both dropping December 18 at adidas.com.