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Secondhand smoke linked to childhood meningitis

Secondhand smoke linked to childhood meningitis

«Meningitis link to smoking in pregnancy: Cigarettes can treble child’s chance of developing the disease,» the Daily Mail reports.

The headlines follow the publication of a review that has looked at whether children exposed to secondhand smoke (passive smoking) could be at increased risk of meningococcal meningitis. Meningococcal meningitis (caused by the bacteria Neisseria meningitidis) is the most common type of bacterial meningitis in the UK. If it progresses to a blood infection (septicaemia), the condition can be fatal.

The 18 studies included in the review found that children and adoles...

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Children who eat their own boogers may have stronger immunity than peers

Children who eat their own boogers may have stronger immunity than peers

It is a nasty little habit that most parents try to dissuade their children from engaging in as early on in their childhood years as possible. But one particular piece of scientific research actually suggests that kids who eat their own boogers may end up building stronger immunity compared to their peers, and go on to live healthier, happier lives.

This is the somewhat unusual assessment made by Dr. Friedrich Bischinger, a professor and lung specialist out of Austria, whose research involving boogers and immunity led him to make this somewhat shocking claim. According to Dr...

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Occasional Family Meals Enough to Boost Kids’ Fruit and Veg Intake

Occasional Family Meals Enough to Boost Kids’ Fruit and Veg Intake

Eating meals together as a family, even if only once or twice a week, increases children’s daily fruit and vegetable intake to near the recommended 5 A Day, according to researchers at the University of Leeds.

The study of primary school-aged children, funded by the National Institute for Health Research Public Health Research (NIHR PHR) Programme, also suggests parental consumption of fruit and vegetables and cutting up portions of these foods boosted children’s intake. It is published today in the British Medical Journal’s Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health.

Overall, this study found...

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Symptoms Of Sensory Disorders In Children

Symptoms Of Sensory Disorders In Children

Sensory disorders in children need to be identified early for proper intervention. Discussion of the symptoms that present themselves in the 7 sensory categories.

Does your child overreact to loud noises, avoid certain textures, appear overly uncoordinated, or simply seem to lack self-control? If so, he or she may be experiencing some kind of sensory disorder. Of course, all children usually undergo a variety of sensory issues while exploring and interacting within their environments...

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The ten worst ways your children are being poisoned right now: vaccines, food, video games and more

The ten worst ways your children are being poisoned right now: vaccines, food, video games and more

Modern children are being poisoned like never before in the history of human civilization. No wonder the rate of autism in America has skyrocketed to 1 in 88 children over the last few decades, putting autism squarely in the «epidemic» category.

But don’t expect any CDC action on this epidemic. The CDC knows full well why autism rates are exploding across America, but instead of admitting the truth, the CDC is running a cover story to protect the corporate interests of the real culprits: the medical corporations poisoning children for profit (see below).

It’s not just medical companies that ar...

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Family Meals Help Kids Eat More Fruit & Veggies

Family Meals Help Kids Eat More Fruit & Veggies

One or two family meals a week may help kids eat more fruits and vegetables, a new study suggests.
In the U.K. study, children whose families always ate meals together consumed 4.4 ounces (1.5 portions) more fruits and vegetables a day compared with children whose families never ate together.
And kids who had family meals just once or twice a week consumed 3.4 ounces (1.2 portions) more produce a day.
«Modern life often prevents the whole family from sitting round the dinner table, but this research shows that even just Sunday lunch round the table can help improve the diets of our families,» ...

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Diy Beauty Products: 5 Simple Bath Salt Recipes

Diy Beauty Products: 5 Simple Bath Salt Recipes

Five homemade bath salt recipes that are easy to make for yourself or to give as gifts. Includes list of natural ingredients you can customize yourself.

There are a variety of bath salts available on the market. But customizing your own can be fun, rewarding, and be used as gifts for various occasions. A homemade gift is much more personal and special than a card or an ill-fitting sweater. Below are five bath salt recipes that are easy to make but look like you spent hours working on them.
Ocean Essence Bath Salts

1 cup Epsom salts
1 cup baking soda

4-5 drops blue food coloring

4 drops jasmine...

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The many benefits of yoga for kids

The many benefits of yoga for kids

Many children live a fast paced lifestyle between school, busy parents, sports and activities. It may not seem like it, but they are inundated with stresses such as peer pressure, competition, finding balance and over stimulation. Teaching yoga to children at a young age has tremendous health benefits and can give them the means they need to handle many life situations.

Help grow the body, mind and soul

Physical benefits include increased strength, flexibility, body awareness and coordination. Yoga helps to improve concentration and relaxation...

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Two Cups of Milk a Day Ideal for Children’s Health, New Research Shows

Two Cups of Milk a Day Ideal for Children’s Health, New Research Shows

New research has answered one of the most common questions parents ask their doctors: How much milk should I be giving my children? The answer is two cups per day.

«We started to research the question because professional recommendations around milk intake were unclear and doctors and parents were seeking answers,» said Dr. Jonathon Maguire, a pediatrician at St. Michael’s Hospital and the lead author of the study.
Dr...

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High levels of vitamin D deficiency observed in critically ill children

High levels of vitamin D deficiency observed in critically ill children

There is something to be said for allowing your children copious amounts of free time outdoors to ride their bicycles, engage in sports activities, and play with their friends, especially if you want them to grow up to be healthy, strong, and vibrant members of society. And a recent study published in the journal Pediatrics clearly illustrates this point, having found that many of the most critically ill children are also the ones with the most severe vitamin D deficiencies, which means these young ones are not getting enough natural sunlight exposure to maintain proper health.

For their study...

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