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Kids and young people

Technology may be useful for children with disabilities

Researchers asked children and young people with disabilities to test watches and special smartphones. This technology can contribute to an everyday life with more play and entertainment.

Easing the transition from kindergarten to primary school

Most children successfully make the leap from kindergarten to primary school. But not every six-year-old is looking forward to this change. Researchers say there is much that can and should be done to make the transition smoother.

Are kids safer in a child seat or a bike trailer?

Where you choose to cycle, your expertise and your weight – all these factors count with regard to the safety in riding a bicycle with a child as a passenger.

Kids are distracted by internet ads

It’s hard for them to avert their eyes from animated advertisements.

Major social differences between young people in Oslo

Young people from disadvantaged families in the capital of Norway have poorer mental health than others. They also have lower educational ambitions, exercise less, participate less in organised leisure activities, and are more often bullied.

Parents learn to listen to their depressed teens

Family-based therapy model focuses on fixing relationships before tackling depression.

Quicker treatment of newborn jaundice brings big benefits

More effective light therapy reduces the risk of brain damage and minimizes infants’ separation from parents

Sports help victims of bullying

Boys who are bullied may avoid enduring mental health problems if they participate in sports activities, according to a large Nordic study.

Nations mustn’t become “Neverlands”

The kids are closing in on 30, but they still live at home with parents and are without jobs, spouses or children. Are the ranks of a Peter Pan Generation rising?

Teens’ breakfast habits affect future health

Adolescents who skip breakfast or opt for something sugary in the morning are raising their risks of health problems as adults.