Tag Archives: Children’s Health
Autism, schizophrenia, ADHD, and bipolar disorder risk in kids may be linked to older dads, according to research. American and Swedish researchers analyzed data from over 2.6 million Swedes. Men who fathered children after the age of 24 faced higher … Read More
The more children you have, the longer viruses will stick around, says the appropriately termed BIG LoVE (Better Identification of Germs – Longitudinal Viral Epidemiology) study out of Utah.
The University of Utah researchers found that people who lived with… Read More
Consumer Reports is removing liquid laundry pods from its list of recommended detergents.
This decision comes in the wake of reports that more and more children are being harmed by the liquid laundry packets. In a report published on their… Read More
The American Optometric Association has pledged increased support for comprehensive eye exams among children.
The association conducted a survey of parents where 89% said they believed vision screenings would detect eye problems in children. The AOA said this is untrue.… Read More
If there’s one gift that all kids have come to expect during these holidays, it’s toys.
Canadians spent more than $466 million on toys, electronic games, and hobby supplies – in 2012 alone. That same year, department stores in the… Read More
Many of us grew up hearing guilt-driven lectures from parents and grandparents telling us how much harder things were for them growing up.
“As a boy growing up, if I needed to get anywhere, I’d have to walk there,” my… Read More
An article published in the International Journal of Obesity lends more weight to the idea that we lead by example, and are being mirrored by the younger generation in more ways than we may realize (or want to be). Recent… Read More
The heated debate that makes all moms cringe with guilt continues: nature vs. nurture. Darwinistic versus Freudian theories have long been argued in trying to determine the true cause behind human psychology and behaviors. Could the way we behave be… Read More
The other day something happened in my office that made me question how we are raising our children. If you’ll indulge me, I’d like to share that story with you.
One of my medical colleagues in the office, Eva, is… Read More
When we think of a victim of a heart attack, our minds tend to automatically visualize an older adult. But, shockingly, people of all ages can experience a heart attack – even someone in their twenties. Moreover, according to a… Read More
Fruit consumption is an important part of everyone’s diet, but perhaps even more important for children. Fruit consumption for children not only provides many vitamins and minerals, but it also helps promote growth. Good child health includes the consumption of… Read More
Next time you think of spoiling your grandkids with sweet treats, you might want to reconsider. Grandparents naturally want the best for their grandkids, and academic success plays an important role in paving the path for future career success. So… Read More