Tag: Children's health

Midday Naps Lead To Happy Children With Higher IQs, Improved Academic Performances

Children can benefit greatly from taking a break in the afternoon for a nap. A new study showed a link between regular midday naps and greater happiness, better behavior, and even higher IQ.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 3, 2019

Nearly 500 Pakistani Children Infected With HIV

Since April, 607 individuals have tested positive for HIV in Pakistan and most of the cases involve children as young as 2 years old. Experts say unsafe medical practices are likely the root of the outbreak.

Public Health May 22, 2019

Taller And Heavier Children More Likely To Develop Kidney Cancer

Danish researchers found a link between the height, weight, and body mass index of children and cancer risk factors. Their study indicated that heavier and taller children have increased risks of having renal cell carcinoma later in life.

Public Health April 30, 2019

Autism Cure Cease Therapy Can Seriously Harm Children, Watchdog Warns

Autism Cease therapy can seriously harm children, a watchdog in the United Kingdom warned. At least 150 therapists were ordered to stop advertising Cease therapy as a cure, as it lacks credibility.

Public Health March 23, 2019

Children Have Higher Energy Levels Than Adults And Are In Better Shape Than Professional Athletes, Study Says

According to a new study, children have a higher recovery rate after a physical activity than any functional adult and professional athlete. Children's faster heart rate recovery and metabolism contribute to this.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 24, 2018

The Deadly Flu Season Has Killed 84 Children In The United States

This year, 84 children have died from the flu in the United States, according to the CDC. It's been reported that the flu season could last several more weeks, leading into spring. Here are the symptoms of the flu.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 19, 2018

WHO Prequalifies Affordable Typhoid Vaccine For Infants By Bharat Biotech

An Indian pharmaceutical company formulated a typhoid vaccine that could provide long-lasting immunity for infants older than 6 months. WHO announced that it will be in distribution in developing countries by 2019.

Medicine January 15, 2018

Mom Arrested After Subjecting Her Son To 13 Major Surgeries And 323 Hospital Visits: Munchausen By Proxy?

34-year-old Texas mother was arrested for injury to a child, after putting her son through 323 hospital visits and 13 major surgeries, all unnecessary. She is believed to suffer from Munchausen by Proxy.

Medicine December 15, 2017

In Italy, Kids Now Need To Get 12 Vaccines Before Enrolling In State-Run Schools

The Italian cabinet just approved a new law requiring parents to vaccinate their school-aged children. Proof of vaccination is required upon enrollment or parents will be fined.

Public Health May 20, 2017

Old-School Parenting, Health Methods From Grandparents Could Put Kids At Risk: Find Out How

Grandparents raising their grandchildren typically rely on old-school parenting techniques, which are outdated and in conflict with the latest child care guidelines and recommendations. Old health care method and practices can be harmful to children and lead to parenting mistakes.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 8, 2017

Baby Boxes: What Can They Do To Stop Sudden Infant Death Syndrome?

U.S. states are following Finland’s footsteps by giving away baby boxes to families with newborn babies. Can this initiative help lower rates of sudden infant death syndrome in the country?

Healthy Living/Wellness March 26, 2017

New Rotavirus Vaccine Could Save Half A Million Children Annually

Unlike other rotavirus vaccines, the new product is cheaper and doesn’t require refrigeration. Pending WHO approval, it could soon be available for large-scale immunization.

Medicine March 24, 2017

This Toddler’s Message To His Terminally Ill Baby Brother Will Bring Tears To Your Eyes

A mother witnessed her older son comforting his younger sibling, who is diagnosed with a rare and incurable form of cancer. The preschooler’s show of love for his baby brother is heartfelt and deeply moving.

Public Health March 10, 2017

CDC Report Highlights Rise In Number Of Children Getting Sick For Drinking Hand Sanitizer

Hand sanitizers make it more convenient to keep bacteria at bay but easy access to the alcohol-based product has also led to a spike in ingestion, which puts children’s health at serious risk.

Public Health March 4, 2017

Children Who Watch Too Much TV May Face Lower School Readiness: Study

Parents who worry that their children are watching too much TV may find their concerns justified when it comes to the impact on academic skills. More than two hours of screen time proved to affect school readiness in kindergartens.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 3, 2017

Healthy Diet For Kids: Only One-Third Of Parents Believe They Follow Recipe To Healthy Eating

Only one-third of the parents in the United States self-reported using a recipe to healthy eating for their children, according to a new poll. Additionally, one in five parents doesn't believe it's important to limit fast food intake.

Public Health February 26, 2017

Congenital Heart Disease: What It Means For Your Baby’s Health

Congenital heart disease is one the most common birth defects seen today. Know more about the different types of CHD, the potential causes and risk factors, and the available treatment options for this condition.

Public Health February 24, 2017

Party Pooper: Experts Warn Popping Balloons Can Lead To Permanent Hearing Loss

Hearing experts from the University of Alberta measured noise produced from bursting balloons, and discovered that it can be louder than a shotgun blast and cause permanent hearing loss.

Public Health February 1, 2017

Taking Fish Oil During Pregnancy May Help Lower Asthma Risk For Babies: Study

Researchers in Denmark have discovered a potential link between fish oil and better protection from asthma. Their study suggests that mothers who take fish oil supplements during pregnancy make their babies less likely to develop the respiratory condition.

Healthy Living/Wellness December 29, 2016

Diet Quality In US Children Still Low But Improving: Study

The quality of diet consumed by children in America has improved significantly between 1999 and 2012; however, it is no way near the recommended levels, reports a recent study. Disparities in race and socioeconomic status play an important role in the quality of food consumed by children.

Public Health November 26, 2016

WHO Urges To Stop Online Junk Food Ads On Kids' Apps

The World Health Organization has released a report that warns parents to protect their kids from pervasive junk food ads on mobile apps. Experts believe stricter regulations must be put in place to prevent ballooning obesity rates.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 7, 2016

Washington State Couple Facing Charges After Injecting Their Young Children With Heroin As 'Feel Good Medicine'

Three children in Washington state were removed from their home in November 2015 after their parents had drugged them with heroin. The children are now in protected custody, and their parents risk jail and a $100,000 bail.

Public Health November 2, 2016

Avoid Screen Time For Toddlers: New Guidelines For Children’s Media Use Released By American Academy Of Pediatrics

Exposure to media is potentially damaging for children, especially toddlers. Aside from setting some 'ground rules', the conference of the American Association of Pediatrics did not impose a strict interval for the time spent by children consuming media every day.

Healthy Living/Wellness October 21, 2016

Dental Sealants Effective Against Cavities But Most US Children Don’t Have Them: CDC Vital Signs Report

Dental sealants are proven to be highly efficient among children, preventing up to 80 percent of cavities. However, up to 7 million children are in need of dental sealant programs, which could save up to $300 million in dental treatments.

Public Health October 19, 2016

Dosing Errors With Kids' Liquid Medicine Common Among Parents

Most parents in the United States unknowingly give too much or too little liquid medicine to their kids, a new study suggests. Such errors in dosing can have negative consequences, researcher said.

Medicine September 13, 2016

iPads, Tablets As Effective As Sedatives In Calming Down Children Before Surgery

iPad use before surgery has been shown to reduce anxiety in children. According to researchers, iPads performed at the same level as sedatives in calming children down.

Medicine August 29, 2016

Sesame Street Teams Up With Kinsa To Launch First Connected Product And App For Children’s Health

Sesame Street enters the health tech market by teaming up with Kinsa for the Elmo Smart Ear Thermometer and app.

Gadgets July 20, 2016

Let Kids Suck Their Thumbs And Bite Their Nails: The Bad Habits Have This Positive Health Outcome

A new study found that children who suck their thumbs or bite their nails are less likely to develop allergies later in life than those who don’t.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 12, 2016

Exercise Helps Children Learn, Make Better Grades In School: Experts

Play and exercise improve learning and boost brain power in school kids. An international panel of experts says time-out exercise or physical activities in school can help improve academic performance, promote core values and develop important life skills.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 28, 2016

Effects Of Perfectionism: How Intrusive Parenting Is Harmful To Children

Parents often push their kids to excel in school in pursuit of good grades. However, new research suggests that this type of parenting may be harmful to children. How does it affect youngsters?

Healthy Living/Wellness June 26, 2016

What To Do When Kids, Teens Suffer Concussion From Sports And Recreational Activities

Nearly 2 million children suffer concussions during sports and recreational activities. Of this number, between half a million and 1.2 million cases go untreated.

Neuroscience June 21, 2016

Here's How Much Sleep Your Child Should Get

An expert panel has released the first sleep guideline for children and teens. Experts believe that having enough hours of sleep is important in ensuring the best health for kids.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 14, 2016

Study Finds Link Between Kids Exposed To Domestic Violence And Suicide Attempts

New research suggests that adults who were exposed to domestic violence when they were kids are more likely to attempt suicide. Experts advise professionals to consider a wider range of interventions.

Public Health June 14, 2016

Mother Of Child With Down Syndrome Writes Open Letter To Doctor Who Advised Abortion

'My child was perfect,' a mother of a child with Down syndrome recently wrote in a heartfelt open letter to her specialist who suggested she abort her baby. Here is her story.

Feature | Health June 9, 2016

Music Stars Entice Teens With Unhealthy Junk Food And Beverages: Study

Teens today idolize and follow A-list music celebrities such as Beyoncé. New research suggests that most of these pop stars endorse food and beverages that may be unhealthy for youngsters.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 7, 2016

More Kids Mistake Detergent Tabs For Sweets: How To Keep Your Child Safe

Each day, one child is mistaking laundry tabs for sweets and eating them, a new report has revealed. We list down a few simple tips to keep your child safe from poison.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 5, 2016

Does Increasing Minimum Wage Improve Child Health?

According to researchers, minimum wage levels have an effect on the kind of health a young child can have. Do higher minimum wages mean better health for children?

Public Health June 1, 2016

Consumer Advocates Call For Tougher Regulations To Protect Children From Dangers Of Button Batteries

Consumer advocates are calling for stricter regulations on button batteries to protect children from accidentally swallowing them. Currently, only the toys meant for children below three years of age come with secure compartments for button batteries.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 31, 2016

What Happens When Kids Hear Their Mom's Voice? The Brain Lights Up

A mother's soothing voice can activate many different regions of the brain, a new study revealed. These regions are very crucial to how kids navigate the world.

Neuroscience May 17, 2016

E-Cigarette Poisoning Surges In Young Children: Study

A new analysis found an alarming surge in e-cigarette poisoning among young children. Immediate government action is called for towards the regulation of these tobacco and nicotine products to lower the numbers and prevent further poisoning.

Public Health May 9, 2016

Kids With ADHD Have More Trouble Getting Deep Sleep: Study

A new study in Denmark provides evidence that kids with ADHD find it more difficult to sleep than other kids. The research could help experts develop long-term treatments.

Neuroscience May 6, 2016

More Than 1 Million Kids Aged 5 Below Die In India Annually: Report

Because of the lack of proper health and medical care systems in India, more than 1 million children who are 5 years old and below die each year. The country registers the highest mortality rate in a 15-nation list.

Public Health April 27, 2016

Regular Toothpaste Just As Effective As Pricey Children's Toothpaste

Both regular adult toothpaste and the overtly expensive children's toothpaste that supposedly make bogus claims contain almost the same levels of fluoride, according to a new study. This makes the former just as effective as the latter.

Life April 20, 2016

Overall Health, Well-Being No Different Among Kids With Same-Sex Parents And Kids With Opposite-Sex Parents

A study showed that the overall health of kids raised by same-sex parents has no difference with those who were raised by opposite-sex families. The study also found that children with positive parent-child relationships have better general health.

Life April 19, 2016

It Pays Off To Be Born Later: Kids Of Older Mothers End Up More Educated, Taller And Healthier

Children of older mothers might end up being more educated, healthier and taller, reveals new research. This finding counters other studies that suggest there are greater risks in delayed childbearing.

Life April 14, 2016

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