Air pollution linked to childhood anxiety


Exposure to air pollution is a well-established global health problem associated with complications for people with asthma and respiratory disease, as well as heart conditions and an increased risk of stroke, and according to the World Health Organization, is responsible for millions of deaths annually. Emerging evidence now suggests that air pollution may also impact the metabolic and neurological development of children.

A new study from researchers at the University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center looks at the correlation between exposure to traffic-related air pollution (TRAP) and childhood anxiety, by looking at the altered neurochemistry in pre-adolescents.

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A importância de usar a linguagem afetiva com as crianças







Fale de forma bondosa comigo, sem levantar a voz, mas com a firmeza de quem pode me convencer de tudo o que sou capaz de fazer. Fale comigo com sorrisos mais uma vez, para que eu aprenda rápido que neste mundo manda o amor, e não o medo. Presenteie-me palavras de afeto sempre que puder para que eu possa dominar o quanto antes a linguagem das emoções…

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Mindfulness and meditation will now be part of the curriculum in 370 schools in England


Most of the time, when children act out by kicking and screaming expletives, it is because they do not understand what they are going through, and cannot find a better way to release their feelings. When a child acts out, know that it is most likely because they are struggling to understand complex emotions that they are feeling for the first time in their lives.

Schools in England have started to tackle this problem in a new way, and that is by teaching mindfulness and meditation in the classroom to improve the youth’s overall mental health. In 370 schools across the country, children will be taught how to meditate, techniques for muscle relaxation and breathing exercises for mindfulness. The secondary school students will also get a more hands-on education to learn about awareness and how to increase this in their everyday lives. This program is being done under the mental health study that the British government is running up until 2021.

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