child health

Safety Advisory About Not Feeding Peanuts to Infants and Young Children at Risk for a Peanut Allergy
Safety Advisory About Not Feeding Peanuts to Infants and Young Children at Risk for a Peanut Allergy March 21, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Paediatric specialists and surgeons are concerned with parents getting the wrong message regarding the safety/desirability of letting babies and young children eat peanuts to prevent them from developing peanut allergies.  Last week’s news coverage of a scientific article published February ... Read More »

Divorce fuels sugary beverage consumption
Divorce fuels sugary beverage consumption March 17, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Children of recently separated or divorced families are likelier to drink sugar-sweetened beverages than children in families where the parents are married, putting them at higher risk for obesity later in life, according to a new study from San Francisco ... Read More »

Time to take a stand against the sale of caffeinated energy drinks
Time to take a stand against the sale of caffeinated energy drinks March 15, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

International health experts are calling for a stronger regulatory stand on the use of energy drinks and curb the growing harm caused by their consumption. The call comes following an international conference at Deakin University late last year that looked ... Read More »

Warning on use of drug for children’s sleep
Warning on use of drug for children’s sleep March 12, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Sleep researchers at the University of Adelaide are warning doctors and parents not to provide the drug melatonin to children to help control their sleep problems. Melatonin is a hormone produced in the body with the onset of darkness. It ... Read More »

Seasonal flu vaccine: 2015 seasonal influenza vaccines for use in children
Seasonal flu vaccine: 2015 seasonal influenza vaccines for use in children March 10, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

From the age of 6 months For the 2015 influenza season, the following trivalent and quadrivalent influenza vaccines will be registered and available for use in children from the age of 6 months: BGP Products# – Influvac (trivalent) GlaxoSmithKline – ... Read More »

Daytime naps linked to poorer night-time sleep in young children
Daytime naps linked to poorer night-time sleep in young children February 28, 2015 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Children who have daytime naps beyond the age of two may be poorer sleepers at night, QUT researchers have found. The study, led by Professor Karen Thorpe from QUT’s Faculty of Health and Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation (IHBI), ... Read More »

New Sleep Durations Recommended
New Sleep Durations Recommended February 21, 2015 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The US National Sleep Foundation (NSF), along with a multi-disciplinary expert panel, issued its new recommendations for appropriate sleep durations. The report recommends wider appropriate sleep ranges for most age groups. The results are published in Sleep Health: The Journal ... Read More »

Physical education guidelines for healthier, happier, longer and more productive living
Physical education guidelines for healthier, happier, longer and more productive living February 18, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The time children and adults all over the world spend engaging in physical activity is decreasing with dire consequences on their health, life expectancy, and ability to perform in the classroom, in society and at work. Macquarie University’s Dr Dean ... Read More »

Meal planning creates most stress for working mums
Meal planning creates most stress for working mums February 17, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

New Flinders research shows planning dinners creates more stress for working mums than cooking itself. What’s for dinner mum? A seemingly harmless questioned asked by millions of children every day is actually the most stressful part of food-related jobs for ... Read More »

Mindfulness-based program in schools making a positive impact
Mindfulness-based program in schools making a positive impact February 8, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A social and emotional learning program started by Academy Award winning actress Goldie Hawn to help school children improve their learning abilities, be more caring, and less stressed is now backed by new scientific evidence. In a study from the ... Read More »







 
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