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Child Health and Safety
Breastfeeding may not be all it's touted to be when it comes to child health, contends one researcher. According to a new analysis, breastfed and formula fed infants have the same long-term health outcomes. Breastfeeding studies may be flawed and biased, according to scientists.
Researchers at Cornell University report that children with parents who are actively involved in their lives tend to be slimmer when they become adults. Their findings, published in PLOS ONE, are the result of one of the first-of-its-kind studies to use a method called “crowdsourcing” to discover predictors of obesity.
There has been a frenzied movement for the legalization of marijuana across the United States. The excitement over legalizing pot appears to have glossed over careful considerations of the actual potential health hazards associated with marijuana. Certainly, it's not a good idea to expose kids to marijuana, as new research has implied would likely occur more often with decriminalization.
Our kids are considered valuable marketing targets by food companies which often push nutritionally poor products. Families who are aware of the vital importance of good nutrition for their kids would like to be the primary influence on their eating habits. However, with the aggressive marketing campaigns by food companies aimed at kids in our schools it appears our families have competition for how they will ultimately influence what our kids wants to eat.
Kids can be particularly sensitive to infectious agents which can cause serious illness and are sometimes even deadly. It is therefore important to try to protect children from exposure to infectious agents. To effectively do so it is a good idea to remain aware of where these infectious agents can grow and to be very careful about hygiene around your kids.
Many parents of children with Autism often ask if Melatonin is useful in calming Autistic children or help them sleep. The research says it is good, but parents have to be careful about the dosage or else there are side effects.