Tag: children’s health

New Study: Early Exposure to Mercury Blocks Effects of Exercise on the Brain

New Study: Early Exposure to Mercury Blocks Effects of Exercise on the Brain

According to new research funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), part of the National Institutes of Health, cognitive function improves with aerobic exercise, but not for people exposed to high levels of mercury before birth. This is one of the first 

Could Children with Allergies Have An Increased Risk of Heart Disease?

Could Children with Allergies Have An Increased Risk of Heart Disease?

According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI), 8.3 million American children have respiratory allergies, 9.5 American children have skin allergies and nearly 6 million children in the U.S. have food allergies. Though the organization reports that early identification of childhood allergies 

Could Vitamin D Help Reduce Ear Infections in Children?

Could Vitamin D Help Reduce Ear Infections in Children?

About 75 percent of children get ear infections and by one years old, 60 percent will have had at least one.[1] Ear infections occur when fluid is trapped in the middle of the ear. It is a common side effect of a cold, throat infection 

The Importance of Vaccinating your Children

The Importance of Vaccinating your Children

The CDC has recently released guidelines on what parents need to know regarding vaccinating their kids. Nowadays, many school health programs include the major vaccinations to make sure every child is safe from preventable illnesses. However, when schools don’t provide them, the request to make 

New Study: Antipsychotic Medication Prescribed to Children Who Don’t Need It

New Study: Antipsychotic Medication Prescribed to Children Who Don’t Need It

A new study has found that kids suffering from ADHD or other behavioral issues are being treated too quickly and incorrectly with antipsychotic medication. The most extensive analysis of antipsychotic medication use among children and adolescents of its kind was performed by the Journal of 

Sun Exposure: How to Protect your Kids

Sun Exposure: How to Protect your Kids

Photo by Nikola Radojcic on Unsplash Summer is just around the corner – that means more time outdoors, barbecues, the beach, and of course, a lot more exposure to the sun. The sun has some great health benefits, like boosting your Vitamin D levels, mood,