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Slight hearing loss linked to poorer school performance
Children with slight hearing loss scored less well in their cito test, taken in the final year of primary school, and showed more behavioral problems than young teenagers who hear well.
Only use melatonin on physicians advice
As many as one in seventeen young teenagers use the sleeping aid melatonin on a weekly basis to help them sleep better. This is the conclusion of the long-term Generation R population study in Rotterdam. Researchers warn parents to be careful when using melatonin without a physician's advice, because the long-term effects on children are unknown.
Noise damage in one out of seven children
Nearly one out of seven children aged between 9 and 11 years in the Generation R population screening suffers from noise-induced hearing loss.
Lights for Sophia
Elementary schools and clubs will again be able to join in Sophia’s Lights Walk this year, which will be taking place in December.
Teaching prize for Sophia Children’s Hospital lecturer
Patricia Kalkman, pediatrician at Sophia Children’s Hospital, was voted Lecturer of the Year in Erasmus MC’s Education Center.
Erasmus MC completely smoke-free
The entire Erasmus MC campus is to be smoke-free by 1 January 2020.