psyc 4070 class 7 notes

psyc 4070 class 7 notes - March 10, 2008 Chronic Illnesses...

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March 10, 2008 Chronic Illnesses -least common in mid-childhood -asthma on the rise in mid-childhood and it’s major cause of school absences What is asthma? -chronic inflammation of airways  -affects 10%-20% of US school-age children Causes of Asthma -certain genes -infections -exposure to allergens Research on Exercise -30 minutes of vigorous exercise at least 3X/week can enhance nood, add brain mass,  brain cells, improve circulation, and cognition -newest reseach says that exercising everyday is better -suggests schools that eliminating school physical education programs is shortsighted- hurting their own cause -US kids lack adequate exercise-are not fit Causes -TV -lack parental models -few Physical Education classes -when done right, PE can improve health, reduce childhood onset diabetes and teen  depression, boost neurogenesis, and has other benefits Illness and Health in the US -vaccines eradicated some diseases (ex. Bacterial meningitis) -reduced rubella, mumps, and chicken pox Fatal childhood disorders -birth defects, cancer and heart disease Tobacco exposure -more risk of pneumonia, bronchitis, middle ear infections, burns, and asthma Low-income risks -poor health- due to malnutrition Cancer -2 nd  leading cause of death in childhood -common in white blood cells (leukemia), brain, bone, lymph system, muscles, kidneys,  and nervous system -likely in advanced stage at diagnosis Cognitive Development
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