Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Children.

According to experts from the Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center at Johns Hopkins Children’s, inflammatory bowel disease today is increasingly common in kids, which was once a medical rarity in children, but many of them may not be diagnosed in a timely manner.


Smoke-free air laws effective at protecting children from secondhand smoke

Researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) have found that children and adolescents living in non-smoking homes in counties with laws promoting smoke-free public places have significantly lower levels of a common biomarker of secondhand smoke exposure than those living in counties with no smoke-free laws.


Smoking during pregnancy linked to behavioral problems in children

Smoking during pregnancy may significantly increase the risk of behavioral problems in a mother’s child later in life. New research set to be published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health suggests that mothers who smoke while pregnant are essentially toying with the brain chemistry of their future children.



De-worming for Children in Johannesburg, South Africa.

The City of Johannesburg is to offer de-worming medication, catch-up immunization and administer Vitamin A to children under the age of 12 during national Child Health Week.

The City of Johannesburg's Health Department spokesperson, Nkosinathi Nkabinde, urged parents to sign the consent forms that will be sent to the day-care centres and pre-primary schools to give the health personnel permission to administer these services at certain campaign posts.


High quality Children's Vitamins & EFA's from Nordic Naturals

Karlynn Johnston of Super-Natural Moms, did some research into children's vitamins. She came across a lot of helpful information concerning the difference between synthetic and whole food vitamins.

She explains that Whole food vitamins are comprised of organic/higher quality foods, and the aim is to have them free of chemicals such as pesticides and herbicides, certified organic supplements have a higher chance of being free from toxins. She thinks that the organic standards could be better, and as we all know, are not governed the same across the board.


Acupuncture treatment for Children at Washington DC Hospital.

Dr. David Sniezek provides medical acupuncture at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, DC. He is also teaching doctors and his medical staff how they can help their patients by using medical acupuncture for children suffering with pain and other conditions such as nausea and vomiting.


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