Many parents are now turning to probiotics to give their child’s digestive system a boost. With a healthy digestive system, your child is more likely to maintain the best possible overall health.
Children with Crohns and Colitis (Inflammatory Bowel Disease) may have difficulty in school due to frequent absences that are largely the result of mental struggles such as depression rather than the disease itself, a new study finds.
A follow-up study was conducted of a double-blind trial in Argentina designed to assess the effect of calcium supplementation on incidence of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy. Six hundred fourteen women received 2 g per day of calcium or placebo from week 20 of gestation until delivery. Dental examinations were performed on 195 randomly selected children whose mothers participated in the study. The researchers who performed the dental exam were blinded to the mothers treatment assignment.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Tom Vasich tellls us that UC Irvine anesthesiologists have learned that an acupressure treatment applied to children undergoing anesthesia noticeably lowers their anxiety levels and makes the stress of surgery more calming for them and their families,