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.
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Researchers say that vitamin B1 (thiamine) deficiency in infants adversely affects their motor functioning when they are preschoolers.
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 treat here or there is not harmful, but repeatedly offering a nutrition-poor diet to children will ultimately affect their long-term health.
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.
Recent news highlights the dangers of distracted driving amongst the youth. Here's what you should know and what to do.
New research suggests flame retardants could be affecting your child's behavior, but not in a good way.
Children have been spreading dangerous “dares” throughout the years. This newest one involves gulping down hand sanitizer.
Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation improves working memory and symptoms of Autism and ADHD, say scientists.
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).
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) restores cognitive function in people with Autism Spectrum Disorder
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 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.
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.
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 have found that there are less visits to the emergency room by kids for asthma after bans on indoor smoking.
Researchers say advertisers often depict sleeping environments which are unsafe for infants.
Did you know that mosquitoes and horse flies aren't the only flying insects that try to suck your blood? Those very small bugs you can barely see – gnats – can also bite and suck your blood. But do they have Zika?
Although the use of e-cigarettes has become very trendy among teens researchers have found they may harm their lungs.
There are many teethers on the market which may soothe your baby but which may also contain low levels of BPA.
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.
The FDA recently released an update on how to have a safe Halloween this year. But don’t wait until the night of, as some tips require pre-Halloween attention.
A new study shows that in children’s residential facilities kind and sensitive care-giving is vital for emotional and mental health just like this is important for kid's with families.
Are you treating your infant’s teething pain with some homeopathic teething tablets or gels sold at your local pharmacy? Here’s why that could be putting your infant’s health at risk of a seizure or other medical complication.
Tonsillectomies are no fun for the child or the parent because of the pain that follows surgery for the next several days. Find out now why some health experts believe that parents should avoid what has been the normal course of treatment for many years.
Imperial College London reports a type of sugar which is found in some women's breast milk may protect babies from a bacterium called Group B streptococcus which can cause a life threatening infection.
Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health reports prenatal BPA exposure has been linked to anxiety and depression in boys.