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Flame retardants affect social behavior in young children

Chemicals added to furniture, electronics and numerous other goods to prevent fires may have harmful developmental consequences for young children.

15 March, 2017

Probiotics show promise for ADHD

A new review of dietary approaches to ADHD has turned up some interesting theories about the connection between gut and brain.

7 February, 2017

Physically active kids are less prone to depression

Being active, getting sweaty and roughhousing offer more than just physical health benefits for young children, according to new research.

31 January, 2017

Try acupuncture to relieve infant colic

New research reveals that acupuncture may be an effective treatment option for babies with infantile colic helping to reduce stress and pain for babies – and parents.

17 January, 2017

Early antibiotics link to kids’ food allergies

Antibiotic treatment within the first year of life is associated with an increase in the risk of developing food allergy, new research suggests.

2 September, 2016

Is there a link between light exposure and kids’ weight?

The wrong kind of light at the wrong times of day could be fuelling the obesity crisis among young children, say Australian scientists.

31 August, 2016

Common chemicals damage child brain development

Scientists and health advocates have joined together to warn that poorly regulated industrial chemicals threaten the normal brain development of our children.

4 July, 2016

Hard water link to infant eczema

Living in a hard water area is associated with an up to 87% increased risk of eczema in very young children, according to a new study.

19 May, 2016

Treat kids’ tummy upsets with apple juice

Children with mild gastroenteritis and minimal dehydration can be effectively treated with diluted apple juice rather than electrolyte drinks.

3 May, 2016

Could omega-3s keep teen minds sharp?

Teens with the lowest omega-3 status performed worse on tests for memory and information processing; could supplements provide an easy and inexpensive solution?

22 February, 2016