Tag: children

New study raises questions about how fluoride affects children’s development

Water fluoridation has been hailed by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as one of the top great public health achievements of the 20th century, but a new study raises questions about its role as a potential neurotoxin in utero. The study, published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics

Is Blue-Green Algae Toxic for Children? What to Know

Three dogs died last week from blue-green algae poisoning after playing in a pond in a North Carolina park. And the tragic incident has parents wondering whether their children could be at risk, too. In a conversation with Parents.com, Hans W. Paerl — a professor of marine and environmental sciences

Mom’s Viral Rant Calling for Disney World to Ban ‘People Without Children’ Spurs Online Debate

One parent’s vented frustration spurred a heated debate: Should guests without children be allowed into Disney World? It all started when a Twitter user shared a screengrab of an old Facebook post made by an upset mother lashing out at childless adults for visiting the Walt Disney World theme park.

Children getting their hands on beauty products at home account for one ER visit every two hours

New US research has found that common everyday beauty and self-care products such as nail polish remover and shampoo are sending one child to the hospital every two hours due to them swallowing or being exposed to products. Carried out by researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Policy

Soon, a Robot May Be Able to Diagnose Depression And Anxiety In Children

One in five children suffers from . Diagnosing these kids is difficult, because those under the age of eight have trouble communicating their emotional states and rely on adults to understand what they’re experiencing. But artificial intelligence might be the answer. According to new research published in the Journal of

To grow up healthy, children need to sit less and play more

Children under five must spend less time sitting watching screens, or restrained in prams and seats, get better quality sleep and have more time for active play if they are to grow up healthy, according to new guidelines issued by the World Health Organization (WHO). “Achieving health for all means

Top 10 Best Countries To Raise Children & Start A Family

Parents around the world always look for the best situations for their children. It isn’t unheard of when couples intend to move to another country to ensure their baby boy or girl gets the best possible care and education. Even those who wouldn’t move out of their country tend to

Children and teens who supplement with vitamin K have a reduced risk of fractures

Researchers have discovered a new approach to make the bones of children and teenagers stronger. A pilot study from Poland, the U.S., and the Netherlands, which was published in the journal Nutrients, revealed that children and teenagers who consume more vitamin K were less likely to experience bone fractures. In the study,

Aromatherapy PROVEN by science: Rosemary aroma shown to significantly improve memory capabilities in children

Breathe in the goodness of rosemary! Scientists are acknowledging the herb’s ability to improve cognitive ability in children. A new study presented at the British Psychology Society Annual Conference highlighted a distinct difference in working memory between children exposed to rosemary essential oil and those who weren’t. Dr. Mark Ross, the co-author

Familiarity with a variety of healthy foods through the early years leads children to good eating habits later

For parents, encouraging children to eat healthier can be a daunting task, especially if their little ones are very picky. According to a review paper, the best way to remedy this is to introduce your children to different kinds of diets and an assortment of healthy food. Don’t be discouraged

Parents will soon be able to stay up-to-date with their children’s progress through email digest from Microsoft Teams

Microsoft today highlighted some of the new features coming to Microsoft Teams on Education. The new Email digest feature will allow guardians to stay up-to-date with their student’s progress. It will offer a quick look of the previous week’s assignment progress (detailing the missing or completed work), plus the upcoming

More children seeking help for loneliness

Childline has seen a 14% rise in the number of children contacting the charity about loneliness. In 2017/18, the charity delivered 4,636 counselling sessions on loneliness, compared to 4,063 the year before. Nearly 80% of sessions went to girls. Some said watching their friends socialise without them on social media