Children who have problems breathing during sleep tend to score lower on tests of mental development and intelligence than do other children their age, according to two studies funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today cleared for marketing a new laboratory blood test that will help doctors screen newborn infants for a variety of inherited diseases.
Children become overweight for a variety of reasons. The most common causes are genetic factors, lack of physical activity, unhealthy eating patterns, or a combination of these factors. In rare cases, a medical problem, such as an endocrine disorder, may cause a child to become overweight. Your physician can perform a careful physical exam and some blood tests, if necessary, to rule out this type of problem.
Study Confirms Safety of Placing Infants to Sleep on their Backs Infants Who Sleep on Back Have Fewer Fevers and Ear Infections
A team of researchers reports that infants who are placed to sleep on their backs are not at increased risk for health problems, and they are less likely to develop fevers, get stuffy noses, or develop otitis media (ear infection). Placing infants to sleep on their backs has been found to reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).
Why do we need vaccines? Vaccines protect us against deadly diseases like measles, mumps and whooping cough. How do vaccines work? When you receive a vaccine it helps your body create antibodies. Antibodies are your body's defensive cells that fight off any foreign substance (germs).\n
Kids in America bathe in sugar. It's in the drinks they drink, the snacks they eat, and the desserts they consume afterwards. Its even in foods not normally associated with sugar (sliced breads, hot dogs, catsup).\n