Kid’s Health

Can probiotics prevent colic?

According to a new study, supplementing with probiotics during pregnancy and while breastfeeding may reduce colic in newborns. The research, conducted by the University of Bari, looked at 66 pregnant…

 
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Nestlé baby biscuits found to contain excess acrylamide

A French study found that Nestlé’s P’tit Biscuits contain levels of acrylamide—a chemical contaminant known to increase the risk of cancer—that are over the European benchmark levels. The survey, carried…

 
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Let Go Of The Myths And Get The Truth Behind ADHD

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common diagnosis within children, in fact according Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 6.4 million children between four and 17 years of age…

 
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Adjust To Your Child’s Anxiety

Figuring out if your child is suffering from anxiety might be hard to decipher. Here are several symptoms your child might be struggling with anxiety: Clinging, crying and/or tantrums when…

 
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Depressed moms not “in sync” with their children

Depressed moms not “in sync” with their children According to a study from Binghamton University, mothers with a history of depression are not physiologically “in sync” with their kids. Researchers…

 
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Depressed moms not “in sync” with their children

According to a study from Binghamton University, mothers with a history of depression are not physiologically “in sync” with their kids. Researchers measured heart rate variability, which is a physiological…

 
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Mom doesn’t always know best

Mothers still go by the common saying, “A chubby baby is a healthy baby,” a new study finds. Many mothers could accurately estimate their child’s weight, but more than half…

 
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Salmon may protect your baby from asthma

Pregnant women who eat salmon may have children who are less likely to develop asthma, new research suggests. According to a Southampton University study, children whose mothers consumed oily fish…

 
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The Pain of Harsh Words

Watch those harsh words directed towards children. A new study out of McGill University found that emotional abuse may be as harmful as physical abuse and neglect. Emotional abuse includes…

 
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We Tried It! Nudge Food Made Better Macaroni & Cheese

Sure, it’s good for you, but how does it taste? We decided to put some natural food products to the ultimate test – a group of picky eaters – to…

 
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Picky Little Eaters

Got a picky eater at home? You’re not alone. Selective eating – especially among young children – is a common problem that many families find themselves faced with. However, while…

 
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15 Steps to Healthier, Happier Kids

The early childhood is the most important developmental stage in human life, with many crucial advancements in the physical, social, cognitive, emotional and linguistic realms taking place within the span…

 
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Help for Kids with Rare Illnesses

The Rare Genomics Institute (RGI) is an international non-profit that gives rare disease patients access to cutting-edge research technologies. It has recently announced the launch of the newest addition to…

 
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Formula Feeding your Baby? Take extra precaution during algal bloom season

Health Canada has recently updated its advice for parents of young, bottle-fed infants when it comes to their consumption of tap water during blue-green algal blooms. These blue-green algae, or…

 
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How Canada Plans to Tackle Childhood Obesity

The Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care issued its latest guidelines on the prevention and management of childhood obesity. With 1 in 3 children classified as either overweight or…

 
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What is torch disease?

The human body has a built-in shield that protects the vulnerable developing foetus. In most cases, even when mom falls ill, the baby is fine. Yet certain diseases specifically target…

 
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Does your kid need Probiotics?

Trillions of bacteria live in your child’s gut. Sound like a lot? Research shows it may not be enough; at least not enough of the good bacteria. A less than…

 
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Innovation and Insight

Uncovering ground-breaking new research on the biomedical links in autism spectrum disorder. by sonya doherty, nd This year, one in every 165 children will receive the devastating diagnosis of autism…

 
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Treating Young Children’s Coughs and Colds

This season, treating cold and flu symptoms is on the minds of Canadian parents. But before you reach for the usual over-the-counter medicine, you should know that Health Canada has…

 
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Soothing Teas for Kids

Soothing Teas for Kids Medicinal teas are a natural alternative to medicine for many childhood ailments. Here’s how to tell what type of tea your child needs and learn how…

 
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The Tooth Health Connection

The Tooth Health Connection Tooth damage may signal celiac disease; here’s why early detection is the key to keeping your teeth looking good. By Lio Perron WHILE ALL CHILDREN SHOULD…

 
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