Small changes to a child’s head size should not concern parents18 May 2015Measuring the size of a child’s head is done routinely worldwide to screen for possible learning or developmental problems but new research out today suggests that differences within the normal range of measurements are common – and mainly due to human error – and should not unduly concern parents.
Drinking in films linked to teenagers' alcohol use14 April 2015The more teenagers see alcohol being drunk in films, the more likely they are to try it themselves and the more likely they are to develop drinking problems, according to new research from Children of the 90s at the University of Bristol.
Rapid weight gain in first three months of life increases asthma risk8 January 2015Babies who gain weight rapidly in the first three months of life are more likely to develop asthma and for it to persist into adolescence. This is according to the latest research from Children of the 90s, which analysed information on height, weight and asthma symptoms in almost 10,000 people in the study at various points in time from birth to age 17.
Vitamin D link to short-sightedness ruled out19 December 2014New findings from Children of the 90s suggest that children with low levels of vitamin D in their blood are not at increased risk of developing myopia (short-sightedness).