Children's Health

  • 5/24/2018
    According to a new study, rather than choosing soda, teens are more likely to be having sports drinks--but are they healthy?
  • 4/7/2018
    We already know that obesity contributes to many health issues, and now you can add another one. New research indicates that childhood obesity is linked to developing cancer at an earlier age.
  • 12/28/2017
    Life can often be hectic, so the idea of everyone sitting down to eat dinner together might seem difficult. But if you can pull it off, it may be very much worth your while.  Find out why...
  • Cannabis and Children | Mental Health Blog
    10/24/2017
    Cannabis: will it be helpful to your kids? Or harmful to them?  Learn how you should be careful.
  • 7/15/2017
    A new study has shown that doing this one thing with your friends can be just as dangerous as texting while driving. Who knew? And at one time or another, we all do it.
  • Brand Recognition & Child Obesity | Health Blog
    6/13/2017
    New research suggests that young kids who can recall the types of foods sold by popular brands have a better chance of being overweight or obese.
  • How to Get Kids to Eat Veggies | Children's Health Blog
    7/26/2016
    A simple marketing strategy promoting vegetables may be effective in getting children to consume more of them at meals.
  • How to Not Overfeed Your Infant | Natural Health Blog
    6/21/2016
    Using larger sized bottles to feed young babies may be associated with excess weight by the time they are just a few months old.
  • Naturally Treat Child ADHD | Children's Health Blog
    6/14/2016
    Kids with ADHD may benefit greatly from making positive, health-related lifestyle changes.
  • Diet Drinks Dangerous When Pregnant | Prenatal Health Blog
    5/26/2016
    Women who drink artificially sweetened beverages daily during pregnancy have double the risk of their infants being overweight by their first birthday.
  • Reduce Toddlers Sweet Snacks For Healthy Adult Weight | Health Blog
    5/5/2016
    Toddlers who choose to eat sweet snacks rather than salty ones may face a greater risk of becoming overweight children.
  • Fast Food Kids Meals Healthier? | Children's Heath Blog
    4/19/2016
    Many popular restaurants are offering a greater variety of food choices that include some healthier, lower calorie items on their children's menus--but you need to be careful.
  • Obesity Impacts Boys' Puberty | Children's Health Blog
    2/13/2016
    Boys who are overweight tend to go through puberty earlier than usual, but curiously, boys who are obese tend to go through puberty at a later point.
  • Healthy Baby Formula Alternatives | Children's Health Blog
    2/6/2016
    When it comes to feeding infants, there really is no "good" alternative to breast milk--although theoretically one could be formulated around plant proteins.
  • Downfall of Helicopter Parents | Natural Health Blog
    2/6/2016
    When parents act in a manipulative or controlling manner, at least some of their college-student children convert the stress they feel into mean actions toward their friends and classmates.
  • Why is Nearsightedness in Kids Increasing | Children's Health Blog
    2/4/2016
    Rates of myopia have increased steadily worldwide—in fact, they’ve skyrocketed—and particularly among children in Asian nations.
  • Best Toys for Building Language Skills | Children's Health Blog
    1/12/2016
    Fancy electronic toys that feature lights, music, and talking may be detrimental to your baby's language development.
  • Scheduled C-Section Health Risks & Dangers | Children's Health Blog
    1/5/2016
    All babies delivered via C-section are at higher risk of developing health problems over time, but those who are born after a "scheduled" C-section face the greatest risk.
  • Antidepressants Cause Autism | Natural Health Blog
    12/29/2015
    A new study asserts that if mothers take antidepressants during pregnancy, there's far more likelihood that their kids will be born with autism.
  • Mitochondrial Transfer, 3 Parent Babies | Health Blog
    12/22/2015
    Thanks to a law in Great Britain, babies can now be born to three genetic parents—one father and two moms.
  • Obesity Passes Through Male DNA | Health Blog
    12/15/2015
    Obesity is written into the sperm. A father's lifestyle choices actually affect the way his sperm develops.
  • Lower Anxiety in Kids with Dogs  |  Children's Health Blog
    12/10/2015
    Children who live with a dog may be significantly less likely to develop clinical anxiety.
  • Little Exercise Outdoors for Kids in Day Care | Children's Health Blog
    11/28/2015
    Fewer than one-third of youngsters enrolled in day care appear to get a sufficient amount of outdoor play time.
  • Late Bedtimes and Weight Gain in Teens | Weight Loss Blog
    10/24/2015
    Late night bedtimes rather than fewer hours of sleep per night may be a major factor in unhealthy weight gain in teenagers.
  • Childhood Stress Leads to Disease | Children's Health Blog
    10/17/2015
    Emotional distress during childhood may be associated with an increased risk of developing chronic health conditions including cardiovascular disease and diabetes as adults.
  • Children Sitting Too Long | Children's Health Blog
    10/10/2015
    Sitting isn't just bad for adults. As it turns out, sitting for prolonged periods of time is very bad for young children as well.
  • Children's Growing Fast Food Diet | Children's Health Blog
    9/29/2015
    Approximately one-third of all children and teenagers in the United States are eating pizza or fast food every single day.
  • Natural Solutions to Kill Lice | Health Blog
    9/1/2015
    There is new research offering evidence once again that common lice treatments are no longer effective in many parts of the United States.
  • Vaccination Side-Effects, Vaccine Safety, Dangers of Vaccines, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Diphtheria, Polio, Flu Vaccine
    8/29/2015
    When it comes to vaccines, reason and nuance are in short supply and, in any case, despised on both sides of the argument.
  • Physically Active Teens | Exercise Health Blog
    8/15/2015
    Regular activity during adolescence is associated with health benefits in middle age that include a lower risk of mortality from disease.
  • Importance of Naming Your Child Before Birth | Child Health Blog
    8/4/2015
    Babies who have not been named may face an increased chance of falling victim to a medical mistake while in the hospital.
  • Overweight Cartoon Characters & Child Obesity | Health Blog
    7/28/2015
    According to new research, kids tend to indulge in extra helpings of junk food after seeing cartoons featuring plump characters.
  • Benefits of Genetic Diversity | Health Blog
    7/18/2015
    New research suggests that when there is greater genetic diversity between two parents, they may produce more intelligent kids.
  • Birth Month as Disease Predictor | Natural Health Blog
    6/25/2015
    According to new research, your birth month might make a big difference in your health--and there might be real scientific reasons for it.
  • Breastfeed to Lower Childhood Leukemia | Alternative Cancer Blog
    6/20/2015
    Nursing may lower the risk of pediatric leukemia by 14 to 19 percent.
  • Car Seat Napping Deadly | Baby Health Blog
    5/12/2015
    A recent study found that putting young children to sleep in any type of sitting device, including a car seat, may actually put them at risk of death.
  • Be Active During Pregnancy | Health Blog
    4/21/2015
    According to new research, maintaining physical activity while pregnant may help decrease the risk of having a baby born with a heart defect.
  • Teenage Violence Rising | Natural Health Blog
    3/19/2015
    An astonishing one in every five teenage girls reported that some type of violence had been inflicted upon them by their partner in the past year. And their male peers are it risk too.
  • Dishwasher Too Clean For Immunity | Natural Health Blog
    3/7/2015
    If you have kids, too much cleanliness leads not necessarily to godliness, but perhaps instead to asthma, allergies, and increased vulnerability to illness
  • How To Get Kids to Drink More Water | Children's Health Blog
    1/6/2015
    According to new research, getting kids to drink more water may be as simple as making water more accessible.
  • Early Puberty Brings on Depression -- Mental Health Blog
    12/11/2014
    Children who have an early onset of puberty are more likely to experience depression and a host of related problems during their teen years.
  • DEHP Toxins & Babies -- Children's Health Blog
    11/27/2014
    Premature infants who spend the beginning of their lives in an NICU are placed in contact with a significant amount of phthalates through the plastic medical devices by which they are surrounded
  • Youth Smoking Trends -- Natural Health Blog
    11/22/2014
    Youth tobacco smoking rates putting millions at risk of premature death. One quarter of all high school students in the US use tobacco in some form.
  • Infant Sleeping Deaths Due to Sofas | Children's Health Blog
    10/30/2014
    Strangulation or suffocation was almost twice as common in the babies who died while sleeping on a sofa as compared to those who died sleeping in a crib.
  • How To Prevent Gestational Diabetes -- Prenatal Health Blog
    10/14/2014
    The risk of gestational diabetes can be cut nearly in half for women if they adopt some healthier habits before and during pregnancy.
  • Age Children Start Bullying -- Health Blog
    9/9/2014
    Bullying often begins among very young children, and both being a bully and being victimized by a bully at this age is associated with obesity in boys.
  • 8/7/2014
    The vast majority of children and teenagers who are overweight firmly believe that their weight is actually normal.
  • Youth Fitness Decline | Children's Health Blog
    7/26/2014
    A new study by the Centers for Disease Control has found that physical activity among children peaks as early as age two and then begins a steady decline.
  • Free Time for Kids | Children's Health Blog
    7/24/2014
    A new study has found that kids' development is more advanced when they have greater amounts of free time and spend less time in scheduled structured activities.[
  • 6/17/2014
    Both the timing and frequency of introducing a vegetable to a baby appear to be integral to achieving success in the child developing a taste for that particular item
  • pregnant eating
    5/13/2014
    According to new research, nutrition and a woman's diet just prior to and at the time of conception may have a permanent effect on the DNA of her child.
  • 4/1/2014
    New research has found that head lice in North America have become resistant to the standard over-the-counter products that used to exterminate them quickly.
  • 3/20/2014
    A new study has established a link between having a television in the bedroom and heavier children.
  • acetaminophen and preganancy
    3/11/2014
    A new study as concluded that when a mother-to-be takes acetaminophen, the baby she is carrying faces a greater risk of having ADHD a few years later.
  • 2/25/2014
    Preschoolers develop a better sense of an appropriate portion for their hunger when they are permitted to serve food to themselves rather than being pressured to eat greater amounts.
  • 2/22/2014
    The American Dental Association (ADA) announced last week its recommendation that as soon as babies cut their first tooth, they should start brushing with fluoride toothpaste.
  • 2/11/2014
    Children and adolescents under the age of 20 across the U.S. are at risk for serious injuries caused by a gun at a rate of approximately 20 per day.
  • Parental Puffery May Affect Children's Health | Natural Health Blog
    1/14/2014
    Children who are lacking in confidence do not benefit from overstated parental compliments and in fact do not attempt more complicated tasks after hearing them.
  • How the Internal Clock Affects Children's Health | Natural Health Blog
    1/4/2014
    Children's individual melatonin levels are what dictate when they are truly ready to fall asleep, and an arbitrary bedtime set by parents merely fights against this fact.
  • Inconsistent Parents Negatively Impact Their Children's Health | Natural Health Blog
    12/10/2013
    Parents who set strict boundaries as to what is appropriate behavior for their children tend to have kids who are thinner than their peers with parents who are less consistent.
  • 11/26/2013
    New research has found that depression can be eased significantly in teens by having them do something we should all be doing daily: exercising.
  • 10/5/2013
    According to new research, approximately 10 percent of high school seniors report knocking back 10 alcoholic drinks or more in a sitting.
  • 9/26/2013
    There appears to be an association between using certain common prescription painkillers shortly after conception and having a child with birth defects.
  • 8/27/2013
    New research has found that many children who have blood-lead levels of lead lower than 20 mcg (once considered safe) are experiencing behavioral issues affecting them at school.
  • Children's health
    8/20/2013
    According to pediatric dermatologists, acne has begun to strike younger and younger kids. It is appearing in some cases in children who are only 7 or 8 years old.
  • Medical Marijuana, Pet Health
    6/15/2013
    There are several issues now cropping up due to the ready availability of marijuana thanks to its "medical" legalization in a number of states that should be on people's radar.
  • Benefits of A Pacifier
    5/21/2013
    A Swedish study has found that introducing bacteria from an adult mouth via pacifier into a baby's mouth decreases the risk of allergies in the baby.
  • Autism diagnosis
    5/9/2013
    There is new research suggesting that anomalies present in the placenta at birth may help determine a higher risk of autism in babies.
  • Prescription drug abuse
    5/7/2013
    A recent survey conducted across the United States in 2012, found that 24 percent of high school age kids actually admit to abusing prescription medications.
  • High Sodium
    4/4/2013
    Recent research has found that ready-to-eat toddler products are very likely to be quite excessive in sodium content--and not the good kind.
  • Risk of smoking
    3/26/2013
    Kids whose parents divorced while they were under the age of 18 have a much greater chance of starting to smoke as they get older.
  • Baby Delivery
    3/2/2013
    New research suggests that the method of a baby's delivery and whether or not a new mother breastfeeds may very well be the two most important decisions parents can make for the health of their child.
  • Vitamin D Deficiencies
    1/15/2013
    Research has shown that young children and teenagers with weight problems are at a much higher risk of having low levels of vitamin D than their peers who are at average weights
  • concussion long term effects
    1/5/2013
    Recent research has found that even in kids with mild concussions that produce no obvious symptoms (think soccer), there are differences in the brain even several months after the trauma takes place.
  • 11/27/2012
    According to new research, parents transmit their anxiety levels and fear over dentist visits to their children, unwittingly passing down and instilling this same fear in them.
  • 11/3/2012
    According to a new study, teenagers face double the risk that adults do of getting hit by a car as they cross the street, thanks to their constant involvement with technology and participation in "adult" activities such as drinking.
  • 10/18/2012
    A new study conducted at the University of Helsinki in Finland has found that the effects of hypertension during pregnancy can lead to a lower IQ for the child.
  • 10/11/2012
    A recent study has found that 92 percent of television episodes on television programming contain instances of “social aggression” suh as social bullying. This translates to an average of 14 bullying incidents in each viewing hour.
  • 9/8/2012
    It seems that many school supplies, including the cute designer wares, are full of toxic phthalates. These chemicals have been linked to ADHD, asthma, obesity, inflammation, cancer, birth defects, and other issues.
  • 8/30/2012
    A new study out of Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia has found at child consumption of drinks with sugar alternatives such as diet sodas has more than doubled over the past 10 years.
  • 8/14/2012
    A new study has found that the children who are fittest tend to earn higher scores on standardized testing. The research, conducted at the University of North Texas in Denton, found that fit kids performed better on both math and reading grade-level tests.
  • 7/31/2012
    Children who suffer from a catastrophic illness has become a growing concern. To help parents, we added a list of articles, blogs, and podcasts concerning the common health dangers facing children today that you can read or listen to below.
  • 7/28/2012
    Researchers have found that people who have no children are roughly twice as likely to catch colds as those who do have children.And the protection is cumulative -- the greater the number of children you have, the less likely you will get sick.
  • 6/19/2012
     A recent study found that country kids have a far lower incidence of food allergies than their counterparts in big cities do. The researchers found that a whopping 9.8 percent of children living in urban centers have some kind of food allergy, while 6.2 percent of those living in rural areas do.
  • 5/26/2012
    New research shows that obesity may be among the most important of variables when it comes to complications during pregnancy -- including a greater risk of getting a C-section, gestational diabetes, and preeclampsia.
  • 5/24/2012
    The state of California passed a law in 2007 that placed restrictions on the type of food sold in vending machines and as cafeteria extras in the schools. A recent study found that, as a result, California high schoolers have an overall caloric intake that is almost 800 calories a week less, on average, than the typical teenager in other states
  • 5/19/2012
    It's common for musicians to hail from musical families. The clan of Johann Sebastian Bach, for instance, was full of musicians, with five of his own children considered important composers and 45 other relatives achieving some mark in the musical world.1 (The same might be true of baseball.
  • 5/17/2012
    Whooping cough, otherwise known as pertussis, has reached epidemic proportions in Washington (state). There have been more than 1,100 cases recorded between January and early May.
  • 5/5/2012
    The latest fad among the teen set involves drinking an even more insidious "beverage" -- hand sanitizer. That's right. Kids are guzzling hand sanitizer in an attempt to get drunk.
  • 5/3/2012
    A new study finds that those who are accustomed to using several types of media at once may actually be better than the rest of us at integrating the data processed from more than one sense while executing a specific task.
  • 4/5/2012
    According to a CDC study, for the first time in 40 years, the amount of preschoolers who have cavities has increased -- and not just one or two stray cavities, buit often approaching the double digits.
  • 3/6/2012
    New research has found that children may be more likely to have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder if their mother had diabetes during pregnancy.
  • 2/23/2012
    New research finds that it's those with higher IQs are more likely to use illegal substances such as marijuna, cocaine, and amphetamines.  
  • 2/16/2012
    A recent study, which took place at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, shows that differences of opinion between parents and teens are totally normal, but the way a parent handles them can potentially benefit or harm the child.
  • 2/2/2012
    Recent research at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore has found that 20 percent of Americans 12 and older already have some level of hearing loss. Hearing loss, especially starting at such a young age is troubling in itself.  But what is especially disturbing are the links recently discovered between hearing impairment and the risk of developing dementia.
  • 1/31/2012
    A recent study has found that children who often head a soccer ball are at risk for developing a brain injury. For kids on a team who practice and play several times a week, heading the ball is part of their training, and they may do quite a bit of it.
  • 1/19/2012
    Are people whose children have become grossly overweight unfit parents? That is one of the questions brought up by the recent removal of an Ohio third grader from his home by authorities.
  • 1/17/2012
    Once again, the American Academy of Pediatrics has issued a statement to parents reminding them to place a limit on the amount of time their children under the age of two are in front of a screen.  Coming more than a decade after their initial warning back in 1999, the basic sentiment is the same, but some of the details have changed.
  • Babies allergic to cats and other pets
    1/14/2012
    According to The Centers for Disease Control, pets can reduce blood pressure, cholesterol, and triglycerides. A study from the University of Buffalo found that, in fact, stockbrokers who petted their dogs while under duress lowered their blood pressure more effectively than those who took ACE inhibitors.  And a related study by the Delta Society found that being with pets lowered levels of the stress hormone cortisol in less than five minutes.
  • 1/10/2012
    New studies on BPA have found that it may be particularly detrimental for pregnant women because it can adversely affect the growing fetus. The research indicates that exposure to BPA in the womb could result in behavioral issues during the preschool years.
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