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AAP Clinical Report: Children’s Eating Disorders On The Rise
In the past decade, a growing number of children and adolescents have been diagnosed with eating disorders. In a new clinical report from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), “Identification and Management of Eating Disorders in Children and Adolescents,” published in the December 2010 issue of Pediatrics (published online Nov. 29), it is estimated that 0.5 percent of adolescent girls in the United States have anorexia nervosa, and 1 percent to 2 percent meet criteria for bulimia nervosa. [Medical News Today]

AAP Report: Managing Food Allergies At School
Food allergy is estimated to affect roughly 1 in 25 school-aged children and is a common trigger of anaphylaxis, a severe, potentially fatal, systemic allergic reaction. Studies of children with food allergy indicate that 16 percent to 18 percent have had a reaction in school. In a new clinical report, “Management of Food Allergy in the School Setting” in the December 2010 issue of Pediatrics (published online Nov. 29), the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) gives guidance on managing food allergies at school and on the prevention and treatment of food-induced anaphylaxis. [Medical News Today]

Elevated Blood Pressure Suffered By Up To 8 Percent Of Canadian Children
“We blame kids for being fat, we blame kids for being inactive, we blame kids not eating right or the families for not feeding their kids right,” says Terrance Wade, the Canada Research Chair in youth and wellness at Brock University. “But a lot of these things are not based on individual choices because your life choices and such are constrained by your life chances.”  [Medical News Today]

Sex Trafficking In U.S. Should Be ‘National Scandal,’ New York Times’ Kristof Write
Although “Americans tend to associate ‘modern slavery’ with illiterate girls in India or Cambodia,” New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof writes that he recently interviewed a college graduate who emigrated from China and “says she spent three years terrorized by pimps in a brothel in Midtown Manhattan.” [Medical News Today]

Kardashians to be Less Obvious About Stealing Children’s Money
The Kardashian sisters have backed off their latest pyramid scheme capitalist endeavor, the Kardashian Prepaid MasterCard, which is marketed to children and has hidden fees so unconscionable, even elected officials were denouncing it. (Right after they have a staffer write a briefing paper on “What the hell is a Kardashian, anyway?”) The Connecticut Attorney General opened an investigation to figure out if the Kardashian Prepaid MasterCard was illegal or just tasteless, causing the sisters K to return the money MasterCard gave them and demand to have their faces removed from the card. [Gawker]

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