Child Health

Are Your children Christmas Toy Allergy / Irritant Free or Asthma Friendly?

Are Your children Christmas Toy Allergy / Irritant Free or Asthma Friendly? Finding bedding and stuffed toys you can safely give to a child with asthma is easier this holiday season with the Asthma Friendly Certification Program, which puts its mark on toys and household items that meet their standards of "asthma and allergy trigger avoidance ... including both allergens and irritants." They do not contain any fabric or fillings known to aggravate asthma. Also, they can...

Make Your Baby Sleepy and Stop Crying by Just One Simple Technique

Make Your Baby Sleepy and Stop Crying by Just One Simple Technique You may wonder about how to get your child to sleep through the night. Maybe you have a new baby and want to learn how to help them develop good sleep habits that will last a lifetime. Sleep problems are some of the most common problems parents face with their kids. Some children may have chronic sleep difficulties, and many children (like most adults!) are actually going through their days sleep...

Children with Obesity, High Blood Pressure, Diabetes and High Cholesterol

Children with Obesity, High Blood Pressure, Diabetes and High Cholesterol More than half (52%) of the 1,168 9- to 13-year-old boys and girls polled said too many children are overweight. And most kids seem to know the reason why so many children are overweight - more than half the respondents said overweight kids either don't exercise (29%) or don't eat right (25%). Not only are overweight and obese children at risk for serious health conditions like type 2 diabetes,...

Caesarean Delivery / C-section Carries a Higher Risk of Birth Injury

Caesarean Delivery / C-section Carries a Higher Risk of Birth Injury Caesarean birth — also known as a C-section — is the birth of a baby through an incision in the mother's abdomen. Although C-sections are sometimes planned due to pregnancy complications or previous C-sections, most first-time C-sections occur unexpectedly. Getting the unexpected news that you need a C-section can be stressful, both for you and your partner. In an instant, your expectations...

Binge Eating or Uncontrollable Overeating Might be Woeful for Obese Children

Binge Eating or Uncontrollable Overeating Might be Woeful for Obese Children Binge eating is a pattern of disordered eating which consists of episodes of uncontrollable overeating. It is sometimes as a symptom of binge eating disorder. During such binges, a person rapidly consumes an excessive amount of food. Most people who have eating binges try to hide this behaviour from others, and often feel ashamed or depressed about their overeating. Eating binges can be followed...

Flu Vaccine is Completely Safe for Children

Flu Vaccine is Completely Safe for Children When the flu vaccine is in short supply, certain people need it more than others. You may also want to ask about a nasal mist vaccine, which came on the market in 2003 and is now approved for use in people between the ages of 5 and 49 years. This nasal mist isn't for everyone, though. Your child's doctor will be able to tell you if this form of flu vaccine is right for your child. Typically, it...