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Pollen Exposure during Pregnancy May Increase Asthma Risk in Babies

1 month ago   |   By Medindia Health

Pollen exposure during pregnancy may increase the risk of developing respiratory diseases such as asthma and other allergies in babies. Umbilical cord blood can be a marker to predict the development of these diseases.
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Dairy Consumption May Reduce Heart Disease, Death Risk

Dairy Consumption May Reduce Heart Disease, Death Risk

1 month ago   |   By Medindia Health

Dairy consumption may lower heart disease and death risk. Therefore, consuming three servings of dairy products such as milk, yogurt, cheese and butter per day can help protect your heart health and reduce mortality risk.
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Science Again Says Spanking Hurts Kids Long Term

Science Again Says Spanking Hurts Kids Long Term

The American Academy of Pediatrics says new evidence and research not only show that spanking affects a child's brain development and increases aggression in young children as... Read more ...

Low carb diets DO work and are the best way to help slimmers keep weight...

Low carb diets DO work and are the best way to help slimmers keep weight off, study finds

A new study from Boston Children's Hospital has found that levels of ghrelin, a hormone that increases appetite, were lower in those on a low-carb diet than a high-carb diet. Read more ...

Large Babies Born to Diabetic Mothers are at High Obesity Risk

Large Babies Born to Diabetic Mothers are at High Obesity Risk

Large for gestational age babies born to mothers with diabetes are at a higher risk of becoming overweight or obese during childhood, compared to AGA babies. Obesity in LGA... Read more ...

Rare polio-like disease strikes 90 US children and 252 under investigation...

Rare polio-like disease strikes 90 US children and 252 under investigation, new CDC data reveal

A total of 90 cases of acute flaccid myelitis have been confirmed in American children, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed today, but denied that there... Read more ...

Your mother's love life determines how many romantic partners you have

Your mother's love life determines how many romantic partners you have

Researchers say the findings, based on data of mothers and children in the US since 1979, show mothers pass relationship skills to their kids, which influence how they interact... Read more ...

Are you getting enough vitamin D? Low levels linked to compromised immune...

Are you getting enough vitamin D? Low levels linked to compromised immune function

From the day a child is born, to every “well baby” doctor visit thereafter, Americans are trained to believe that vaccination is immunization. If you don't receive every... Read more ...

The Nutrition Maneuver All Parents with ADHD Kids Should Make

The Nutrition Maneuver All Parents with ADHD Kids Should Make

This is a guest post by Jill Castle, a registered dietitian, childhood nutrition expert, blogger and podcaster over at The Nourished Child. You can learn more about nutrition... Read more ...

Improved Nutrition Education Programs Can Help Fight Anemia in India

Improved Nutrition Education Programs Can Help Fight Anemia in India

Iron deficiency anemia has become more widespread among children and women in India. Effective public health and nutrition programs can help in reducing the burden of anemia in... Read more ...

What It's Like To Not Have Parents By Choice

What It's Like To Not Have Parents By Choice

I don't have relationships with any of my family members-not with my grandparents, sibling, my mother or my father. Even though I don't have parents by choice, because of the... Read more ...

Why I Won't Let My Tween Use Social Media

Why I Won't Let My Tween Use Social Media

There is a new phenomenon in parenting that is quite baffling to me. Instead of making rules for kids that are rooted in their welfare and best interest, parents are letting... Read more ...