According to a pilot trial from the Stanford University School of Medicine and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, a specific antioxidant supplement may be an effective therapy for some features of autism. The study, involving 31 children with the disorder, appeared in the June 1 issue of Biological Psychiatry.
Finding new medications to treat autism and […]
The results are in. Mothers who led by example and persuaded, rather than ordered, their kids to eat their vegetables had healthier diets, said Sharon Hoerr, MSU professor of food science and human nutrition.
The study conducted by Michigan State University and which appears in a recent issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, […]
Swedish Teens with More Folic Acid in Diet Show Better Grades
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A small study conducted with Swedish teenagers has shown that those whose diets had more folic acid (a B vitamin) got better school grades than others with lower folic acid levels. The research was published in the […]
Behavior Problems in Children and Second-hand Smoke at Home
Children who come from households where second-hand smoke is present may have a greater risk of behavior and learning problems than kids from non-smoking homes, according to a new study which has appeared in the journal Pediatrics . The US study examined 55,000-plus children under the […]
A recent French study suggests that young children are more responsive than adults to others’ facial expressions while eating. They’re more likely to want a given food after seeing a picture of someone looking happy while eating it.
The small research project studied the responses of 120 adults and children. The subjects were shown photos […]
In late March, 2011 the US Department of Agriculture announced greatly expanded funding for the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program for the nation’s schools.
The funds — $158 million for the 2011/2012 school year, a $48 million increase over the previous year’s level – go to all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, […]
Bed wetting (Enuresis) commoner in boys.
Nighttime bedwetting is a problem for about 5 out of every 100 kids, but according to a new study sponsored by the Journal of Pediatrics, it’s twice as common in boys as it is in girls.
The study, conducted by scientists at Prince of Wales Hospital at the Chinese […]
Teens Become a Victim of Cigarette Makers Advertising…
The Marlboro Man and other tobacco and smoking images can influence teenagers to start smoking, a recent study has shown..
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s statistics state that almost twenty-five percent of American high schoolers smoke. About a third of these will go […]
California Study: Extreme Obesity in Children Increases Esophagus Reflux Risk by 40 Percent
Children who are extremely obese have a 40 percent greater likelihood of developing gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) than normal-weight children, according to a large-scale study completed earlier this year by managed-care insuror Kaiser Permanente of Oakland, California. Additional findings showed that moderately […]
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Worsening Constipation in Children
Though most doctors generally agree to treating mild constipation in some of the children they see, gastroenterologists at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center report what they believe is a current troubling trend of ever more children with more serious […]