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Kids need protection from exposure to psychological domestic abuse

May 15 2017 - 3:07pm
Domestic violence

Researchers say that exposure to psychological abuse between parents is associated with more damage to the wellbeing of children as they get older than physical domestic violence.

Domestic violence is a very traumatizing experience for children. Both physical and psychological domestic violence can have serious emotional consequences for kids as they grow up

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Look How Delighted This Toddler Is as Firefighters Rescue Him from Locked Car

May 13 2017 - 1:30pm
Child rescued from a locked car

Thank God it ended well for this toddler as he locked himself inside a car, but look how delighted he looks by the entire situation as firefighters in Cornwell, England are trying to rescue this 14-month-old little child.

His mother Kirsty Green, who posted this picture on Bud Community Fire Station's Facebook page, let her son Brandon in the backseat of her ca

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These Cute Little Children Are Looking For Help For Their Bullying Program To Add 10 More Schools

May 13 2017 - 12:10pm
Stop bullying Fundraiser

This morning I was looking thins up on Twitter and saw this cute picture of children from Ohio that have posted this picture asking for sponsors to add 10 more schools to their anti-bullying program.

As a father of three beautiful children I have a 7th grader in school and know well what is bullying. Especially children are more vulnerable in a school bus, after school ends.

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Risk of allergies in kids is increased by phthalates

May 4 2017 - 5:32am

Researchers say that phthalates increase the risk of kids getting allergies.

Phthalates are chemicals which are used in plastics as plasticizers. The risk of allergies in kids has been observed to be increased by exposure to phthalates.

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Natural Products and Remedies to Prevent or Stop Baby’s Diaper Rash

Apr 28 2017 - 3:28pm
Baby at Diaper Age

Let’s face it, no one is happy when the baby gets a diaper rash, but what can you do to prevent or remedy a rash without using harmful products, chemicals or drugs?

Even before I had children and we discovered a link between talcum and a potential to cause cancer, my mother warned me not to use

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Creating a "dog in a pill" for prevention of allergies and obesity in kids seems possible

Apr 8 2017 - 7:44am
Girl and dog

Researchers say that being exposed to pets may decrease allergies and obesity in children.

We often think of pets as being great companions for kids. This is true and dogs and other pets seem to generally be very good for the emotional development of children.

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Potential mother's should refrain from drinking alcohol

Apr 3 2017 - 6:43am
Drinking too much!

It has long been known that drinking alcohol during pregnancy can harm a baby. Now researchers are going even further with how dangerous alcohol can be for newborns and saying abuse of alcohol even prior to pregnancy may harm babies.

Babies have a much greater chance of being born healthy if their mothers adhere to healthy habits.

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Infants need adequate vitamin B1 for normal development

Mar 30 2017 - 6:45am

Researchers say that vitamin B1 (thiamine) deficiency in infants adversely affects their motor functioning when they are preschoolers.

An essential component for the healthy development of children is good nutrition. Lack of vital nutrients can cause serious developmental problems in kids.

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Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a treatment for anxiety in children with autism

Mar 29 2017 - 5:24am
Cognitive behavioural therapy

Anxiety has been reported to affect 30 to 80% of people diagnosed with Autism. But Cognitive behavioural therapy has been shown to help reduce anxiety in autistic children.

A recent study on cognitive behavioural therapy effectiveness, analyzed 36 children aged between 7-11, who underwent 16 sessi

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Natural ways to treat thyroid dysfunction and improve the life of Autistic children

Mar 23 2017 - 11:12pm
natural ways to improve the life of autistic children!

Thyroid dysfunction is frequently found in children with autism. A recent research suggested that the reason for that is because autistic children have a higher expression of Frα (Folate receptor α), during the early prenatal period, although expression decreases significantly in later gestation and postnatal thyroid tissue. The high expression of FRα in the early foetal thyroid, suggests that foetal and neonatal exposure to maternal FRααs could affect the development of the thyroid and may contribute to the pathology in autism. But, there are natural ways to treat thyroid dysfunction and improve the life of Autistic children.

The thyroid is an extremely important gland, because it secrets hormones responsible for metabolic rate and protein synthesis.

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Distracted Driving Might Be the Leading Cause of Car Accidents for Younger People

Mar 17 2017 - 11:36am
distracted driving, car accident

Recent news highlights the dangers of distracted driving amongst the youth. Here's what you should know and what to do.

Did you know that driving distracted actually has a huge impact on your safety?

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Flame retardants could be changing your child's behavior and not in a good way

Mar 9 2017 - 6:15pm
Flame retardants linked to child aggression and more

New research suggests flame retardants could be affecting your child's behavior, but not in a good way.

Oregon State University researchers found a strong association between exposure to the chemicals and behaviors in children that included aggression, bullying, hyperactivity and inattention.

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A New Dangerous Trend Among Children: Drinking Hand Sanitizer?

Mar 4 2017 - 4:01am
hand sanitizer, child health, children

Children have been spreading dangerous “dares” throughout the years. This newest one involves gulping down hand sanitizer.

Many dare challenges have been around throughout history. In the 20th century, children and teens used to play chicken with trains and cars.

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Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation improves working memory and symptoms of Autism and ADHD, say scientists.

Feb 28 2017 - 2:10am
transcranial Direct Current Stimulation improves biomarkers in Autism and ADHD

Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) method has been found to improve cognitive skills like working memory, sensory processing and behavioural traits related to autism and ADHD ( Attention deficit-Hyperactivity disorder).

In a recent study 12 young adults suffering from autism, who presented speech impediment and intellectual disability, were subjected to 10

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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) restores cognitive function in people with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Feb 23 2017 - 3:36am
Hyperbaric chamber improves cognitive function, reveals new research

A double blind controlled trial of children aged 2-7 in the Autism Spectrum Disorder, has brought new hope for people with ASD. The 62 children involved in this trial underwent 40 sessions of Hyperbaric therapy, and it was found that “Children with autism who received hyperbaric treatment at 1.3 ATM and 24% oxygen for 40 hourly sessions had significant improvements in overall functioning, receptive language, social interaction, eye contact, and sensory/cognitive awareness compared to children who received slightly pressurized room air.”

The use of hyperbaric treatment involves inhaling up to 100% oxygen at a pressure greater than one atmosphere (atm) in a pressurized chamber.

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Mercury to blame for sharp rise in Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnosis

Feb 19 2017 - 4:12am
Autism a neurological disorder

The theory that Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is only caused by a genetic defect, has been blown out of the water, with recent studies suggesting that ASD symptoms are caused by neurological damage, likely induced by an inflammatory process, triggered by high levels of mercury in the body.

It is well known that Mercury is a neurotoxin and that it induces inflammatory mediator release from human

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Treating girls like sexual objects should be discouraged

Jan 26 2017 - 6:05am
A young girl enjoying nature

Researchers have observed there is a direct association between the sexual objectification of girls and aggression directed towards them. An awareness of this problem should lead to aggressive initiatives to discourage treating girls as if they are sexual objects.

Our society has become increasingly violent in recent years and much of this violence has been directed against young girls.

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Food industry pledge for healthy meals falls flat

Jan 24 2017 - 7:49pm
Children's menus no healthier, despite restaurant industry pledge in 2011

A Harvard study shows children's menus are still laden with salt, calories and fat, despite a 2011 pledge from national restaurant chains to serve up better nutrition.

Perhaps you remember the Kids LiveWell pledge that was launched by the National Restaurant Association in 2011 that now appears like more rhetoric than action.

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There are ways to help your child sleep well

Jan 3 2017 - 8:11pm
A child sleeping

Sleeping well at night is essential to the healthy development of children and there are ways you can help your child sleep well at night.

Getting adequate good quality sleep is essential for the healthy development of children in body and mind. There are many ways you can help your child sleep well naturally at night.

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When it comes to kids ear infection, more antibiotic better than less

Jan 3 2017 - 2:39pm

Researchers put to test best practice when it comes to treating kids' ear infections. What researchers found is that giving too short a course of antibiotics can be inffective. What's the best way to help your child when they are crying and tugging at their ears?

Researchers publishing in the New England Journal of Medicine also found longer time taking antibiotics did not cause any side effects or antibiotic resistance among children age 6 to 23 months.

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Kids have less asthma attacks with indoor smoking bans

Dec 29 2016 - 6:27am
No smoking

Researchers have found that there are less visits to the emergency room by kids for asthma after bans on indoor smoking.

Asthma is a very serious potentially life threatening condition for kids to have to cope with. Bans on indoor smoking can have a positive impact for kids in dealing with this condition.

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Unsafe advertising for infant sleep environments could be deadly

Dec 28 2016 - 7:40am
A baby's room

Researchers say advertisers often depict sleeping environments which are unsafe for infants.

It is very important to be very careful about the safety of environments for babies due to the unusually fragile nature of developing infants.

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There may be BPA leaching from your baby's teether

Dec 9 2016 - 6:47am
Kids and bpa

There are many teethers on the market which may soothe your baby but which may also contain low levels of BPA.

Every baby likes to spend time chewing on teethers. However even though just about all teethers seem to soothe a baby not all teethers are healthy for a baby.

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Protect kids from tobacco smoke for better social well being

Nov 22 2016 - 6:47am

Researchers have reported there is an increased risk of delinquency and dropping out of school by 12 years old when children are exposed to tobacco smoke at home early in life.

It's clearly bad for the respiratory health of young kids when they are exposed to tobacco smoke.

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Weird Health: Autism Miracle Cure Warning

Oct 27 2016 - 6:15am
Don't fall for autism cure hoax, say health authorities.

A “church” claims to have a miracle cure for autism. Here’s a weird health warning about an autism miracle cure that is a dilution of a bleaching chemical.

According to a recent ABC News report, parents with an autistic child need to be aware that a so-called “miracle cure” for autism is being promoted by members of the Genesis II Church of Health and

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3 Remedies to Soothe Your Newborn's Crying

Oct 26 2016 - 5:29pm

Does your new bundle of joy seem to cry a lot? Here's a small checklist you can go through to see what might be bothering her. If your baby's still crying, you can try these three remedies.

Congratulations on your newborn! The woes of labor have passed and now you've brought a new light into the world. Hopefully your new joy is quiet and very loving.

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