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Child passive smoking 'increases chronic lung risk'

Child passive smoking 'increases chronic lung risk'

Health
Non-smoking adults have a higher risk of dying from serious lung disease if they grew up with parents who smoked, according to US research.The researchers said childhood passive smoking was "likely to add seven deaths to every 100,000 non-smoking adults dying annually".The study of 70,900 non-smoking men and women was led by the American Cancer Society.Experts said the best way to protect children was to quit smoking.If participants lived with a smoker during adulthood, there were other health implications, the study found.Smoke exposure of 10 or more hours every week increased their risk of death from ischemic heart disease by 27%, stroke by 23% and chronic obstructive lung disease by 42% compared to those who lived with non-smokers.The study was publish...
Erika Christensen gives birth to second child at home

Erika Christensen gives birth to second child at home

Entertainment
Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Parenthood alum Erika Christensen said she gave birth at home Friday with the help of her husband, Cole Maness. "It happened! It happened this morning. And it will go down in family history because babygirl's own, incredible Dad delivered her all by himself. My fault entirely as I didn't know she would come so quickly and didn't call the doc until far too late. He came straight over and arrived about one minute after she joined us in the world. Haha! My Mom too. You should've seen their faces when they walked in to hear her little wail," the actress wrote on Instagram. She included in her post a photo her mother snapped of her and Maness holding their newborn in their bed. "Meet Ms. Polly. She's chubby-cheeked and rosy and so beautiful," Christensen added. She married Man...
Australian Archbishop Philip Wilson resigns over hiding child abuse

Australian Archbishop Philip Wilson resigns over hiding child abuse

World
July 30 (UPI) -- Pope Francis on Monday accepted the resignation of Adelaide Archbishop Philip Wilson less than a month after he was sentenced to a year in detention for failing to report decades-old child abuse allegations. Wilson was the most senior Catholic official to be convicted on the charge. Magistrate Robert Stone sentenced the 67-year-old on July 3, but delayed a hearing to determine whether he could be given home confinement. Wilson "decided that his conviction means he can no longer continue as archbishop because to do so would continue to cause pain and distress to many, especially to survivors and also in the Archdiocese of Adelaide," a statement from the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference said. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull was among a number of political and religiou...
Here's how to save for your child who may need life-long care

Here's how to save for your child who may need life-long care

Finance
If you have a family member with a significant disability, you may be wondering how to care for her or him. Special needs trusts are an option but they often require substantial amounts of money — as much as $ 100,000 up front — and the services of a lawyer. A less expensive way of establishing a trust for a family member with special needs is the pooled trust, available to people with modest assets. Whether or not you have one of these special needs trusts, the ABLE account is another way to set money aside. Not only is it less expensive, it’s much easier. ABLE accounts are tax-advantaged savings accounts f...
What life is like when your child is diagnosed with PANDAS

What life is like when your child is diagnosed with PANDAS

Health
Brian Barnes is a father living in suburban Minnesota with his wife Natalie Barnes and their four children. Their oldest son Parker was just 10 years old when the Barnes family says he went from being a rambunctious and outgoing boy to having odd tics and strange moodiness in April 2017. For months, the Barnes say, Parker had seizures and was dealing with debilitating anxiety, rage and depression. An emergency room doctor recommended that Parker be evaluated by a psychiatrist. As Parker was evaluated, one doctor became struck by one factor in his case. She learned that Parker's symptoms had first begun months earlier, when he had been diagnosed with strep throat, and said he might have something called Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infection...