Natural cold and flu remedies for children

Natural cold and flu remedies for children

There have been many recalls on Children’s Tylenol and Motrin over the years due to inadequate (or non-existent) testing procedures. This should be a major concern for parents when their children fall ill. Homeopathic medicine has shown to have an 82.6 percent success rate versus conventional medicine at 67.3 percent response in regards to respiratory tract infections. This article will share some natural alternatives to over the counter medicines.

Medicine cabinet must-haves

These homeopathic medicines can be found at most health food store in quick dissolving tablet form and can be used for ...

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The weirdest baby names of 2012 — read them and weep!

The weirdest baby names of 2012 — read them and weep!

THE most unusual baby names of 2012 have been compiled by parenting website The Baby Centre.

The data comes from more than 500,000 parents of new babies who shared their names with the site, which releases the gruesome list annually.

The Baby Centre claims that each of the names was given to at least two children this year «so it’s not a fluke».

Remember, these are real babies who will go on to live their whole lives with these names — unless they change them by deed poll — so please be sensitive in your comments.

Most unusual girls names of...

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Vaccine myths unraveling: 600 percent increase in number of parents refusing vaccinations for their children (Australia)

Vaccine myths unraveling: 600 percent increase in number of parents refusing vaccinations for their children (Australia)

Parents across Australia are waking up in droves to the dangers of vaccines, as evidenced by new government figures showing a major uptick in the number of parents who are choosing not to vaccinate their children. According to the data, there has been a 600 percent increase in recent years in the number of informed vaccine opponents who are simply not willing to inject their offspring with toxic, and largely untested, chemical cocktails.

So many Australian parents are taking charge of their children’s health and making informed vaccination decisions, in fact, the Australian government is now w...

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Experts Warn of Misbehaving Tooth Fairy

Experts Warn of Misbehaving Tooth Fairy

Opinions of the tooth fairy as kind and giving may need to be revised following «mounting reports of less child-friendly activity,» says a paper published in the BMJ Christmas edition and appearing online today.

Researchers from across London became concerned following misdemeanours of the mythical character and a worrying trend in malpractice. One boy in particular became extremely distressed because the tooth fairy «had put a tooth in his left ear» after he left it under his pillow. Further investigation turned out he was right.

Further supporting their evidence are another two cases showing...

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Want Your Baby to Learn? Research Shows Sitting Up Helps

Want Your Baby to Learn? Research Shows Sitting Up Helps

From the Mozart effect to educational videos, many parents want to aid their infants in learning. New research out of North Dakota State University, Fargo, and Texas A&M shows that something as simple as the body position of babies while they learn plays a critical role in their cognitive development.

The study shows that for babies, sitting up, either by themselves or with assistance, plays a significant role in how infants learn. The research titled «Posture Support Improves Object Individuation in Infants,» co-authored by Rebecca J...

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Resistance to Cocaine Addiction May Be Passed Down from Father to Son

Resistance to Cocaine Addiction May Be Passed Down from Father to Son

Research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) reveals that sons of male rats exposed to cocaine are resistant to the rewarding effects of the drug, suggesting that cocaine-induced changes in physiology are passed down from father to son. The findings are published in the latest edition of Nature Neuroscience.

«We know that genetic factors contribute significantly to the risk of cocaine abuse, but the potential role of epigenetic influences — how the expression of certain genes related to addiction is controlled — is sti...

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Device Helps Children with Disabilities Access Tablets

Device Helps Children with Disabilities Access Tablets

Imagine not being able to touch a touch-screen device. Tablets and smartphones—with all their educational, entertaining and social benefits—would be useless.

Researchers at Georgia Tech are trying to open the world of tablets to children whose limited mobility makes it difficult for them to perform the common pinch and swipe gestures required to control the devices.

Ayanna Howard, professor of electrical and computer engineering, and graduate student Hae Won Park have created Access4Kids, a wireless input device that uses a sensor system to translate physical movements into fine-motor gest...

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