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If you make this mistake when your child is sick, you could be hindering their ability to recover, and extending their illness – because you’re actually interfering with their immune system...

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Too Many Children Taking Melatonin

22 Jun 2017 | 12,574 Views

Melatonin supplementation may help reset your internal clock leading to a better night's sleep, but its use in healthy children is controversial, especially for long periods. If your child has a hard time sleeping, here's what you should know about melatonin and other options for a good night's rest.

Is it Time to Dump Your Toothpaste?

14 Jun 2017 | 42,594 Views

The FDA has banned an antibacterial chemical in hand soap that Colgate continues to use in its toothpaste. This compound has been linked to endocrine disruption and impaired mitochondrial function. Recent research now finds it may trigger gut microbiome imbalance.

Parasites in Pools Are on the Rise

03 Jun 2017 | 120,644 Views

You may not have thought you'd be 'creeped out' by the prospect of your kids visiting a local pool, but there's a reason why you might: The 'crypto' parasite is causing double the diarrhea outbreaks as just a few years ago. Swallowing a single mouthful of contaminated water is all it takes. Here's how to protect yourself and others.

Health Benefits of Family Meal Time

25 May 2017 | 18,148 Views

Making the time to eat together as a family has multiple benefits to children's physical and emotional health. The more times you share a meal during any given week, the greater the payoff will be - and it doesn't have to be dinner only; family breakfasts are beneficial too.

Cotton Swabs Send Dozens of Kids to the ER Every Day

24 May 2017 | 19,115 Views

Nearly three dozen children are treated in the emergency room every day after injuring their ears with a cotton swab. Using a foreign object to clean your ear may be dangerous and is unnecessary. I'll give you tips to safely keep your and your child's ears clean and dry.

Pediatricians Now Advised 'It's Dangerous to Call Breastfeeding Natural'

03 May 2017 | 80,024 Views

A recent bioethical argument would like to remove the term 'natural' from public health initiatives, especially as it relates to breastfeeding. They contend the term will influence individuals to stop using science-based products, such as vaccines, GMOs and BPA.

Sleep Apnea in Children Linked to Detrimental Brain Changes

06 Apr 2017 | 179,165 Views

And it's even worse for men, affecting about half - kids who have it perform worse academically, it can trigger nerve cells in your brain to die, slash the amount of oxygen in your blood and mess with melatonin production. But this therapy can cut the severity in half.

Essential Oils Can Help ADHD

26 Jan 2017 | 112,061 Views

Among people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), inhaling essential oils or applying them topically to the skin may boost cognitive performance, focus, attention and more. Parents of children with ADHD have noted life-changing improvements in behavior and schoolwork from this simple and natural intervention.

Updated Guidelines Call for Introduction of Peanuts During Infancy to Reduce Risk of Allergy

18 Jan 2017 | 169,767 Views

Middle Eastern snack leads to stunning breakthrough in peanut allergy treatment. But it didn't come down like they expected. The evidence clearly showed this is the real driving factor behind peanut allergies. And it completely contradicts what you've been told.

Toxic Teethers - Be Careful What You Give Your Baby

21 Dec 2016 | 24,010 Views

They may offer your infant temporary relief, but long-term health problems from this common infant toy are cause for concern. Unfortunately, research has demonstrated even those labeled 'non-toxic' leach chemicals in your baby's mouth. Fortunately, there are healthy alternatives.

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