Learn about the risks of children have of getting bipolar with bipolar parents. Teaching toddlers to swim reduces the risk of drowning in this medical report.
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Dr. Susan Sharma: This is insidermedicinein60 from Boston. According to research in the journal Pediatrics, watching TV before age 2 is not associated with cognitive development at age 3. Researchers surveyed 872 mothers of children under age 2 and found that there was no significant link between each additional hour of TV watched and cognitive development. The researchers note that the study was limited because the content of the TV viewed was not assessed. From Pittsburgh, according to research in the Archives of General Psychiatry, children of bipolar parents are at increased risk of developing the condition. In a study of over 600 children, researchers found that those with parents affected by bipolar disorder had a 14 fold increased risk of developing bipolar spectrum disorders. They also had an increased risk of anxiety and other mood disorders. Finally, from Bethesda, according to research in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, teaching toddlers to swim reduces the risk of drowning. In a study of drowning cases, researchers found that only 3% of 1 to 4 year olds who drowned had taken formal swimming lessons, compared to 26% in a control group. Drowning is the second leading cause of injury death among 1to 14 year olds. For Insidermedicinein60, I'm Dr. Susan Sharma.