In Brief: Mar. 11, 2002

UNSETTLED SLEEPERS Kids who snore are nearly twice as likely to have attention and hyperactivity problems while they are awake as children who are sound sleepers. Researchers at the University of Michigan studied 866 children and found that 22% of the habitual snorers had high hyperactivity scores, compared with only 12% of the non-snorers. The link was even more pronounced when boys under 8 were studied: 30% of those snorers were hyperactive, as opposed to 9% of those who did not snore often.

OBESE KIDS Mothers who worry about their children gaining weight could actually make the problem worse. According...

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