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Early Intervention Helps Autistic Children

Early Intervention Helps Autistic Children

According to a recent study, children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder can benefit from early intervention as early as 18 months. The study, out of the UC Davis MIND Institute in Sacramento, California says that certain [...]

Flame Retardant Harmful to Fetuses

Flame Retardant Harmful to Fetuses

A new study by a team of Canadian and American researchers has provided further evidence that chemicals found in flame retardants are harmful to fetal development.  The chemicals known as PBDEs (polybrominated diphenyl ethers) are found [...]

Limiting Kids’ TV Time a Challenge

Limiting Kids’ TV Time a Challenge

A recent study out of the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, has shown just how difficult it is to curb the TV viewing time of young children.  According to researchers, children who spend too much time [...]

Why Young Children Should Get the Flu Shot

Why Young Children Should Get the Flu Shot

A new study suggests that vaccinating young children against the flu significantly reduces emergency room visits. After comparing the number of children that visited ER departments at Montreal’s Children’s Hospital and the Children Hospital in Boston, [...]

Positive Sibling Relationships Build Confidence

Positive Sibling Relationships Build Confidence

Negative sibling relationship are strongly linked to aggressive, anti-social behavior and even delinquency and substance abuse later in life, according to research out of the Prevention Research Center for the Promotion of Human Development.   However, improving [...]

Brain Structure of Infants Predicts Early Language Skills

Brain Structure of Infants Predicts Early Language Skills

A University of Washington study has found that infant brain structure can help predict children’s language ability at one year of age. By using brain imaging, researchers are better able to understand how infants’ early brain [...]

Children’s Fitness Linked to Good Grades

Children’s Fitness Linked to Good Grades

Middle school children who are fit have better grades than unfit children according to research out of Michigan State University. The researchers studied the link between how children  scored on standardized tests and the grades on [...]

Heatstroke Symptoms

Heatstroke Symptoms

What to do if you suspect your child is suffering from heatstroke. Heatstroke Symptoms Those hazy days of summer can pose hazards such as heat stroke. While it’s important to keep children well hydrated, and cool [...]

Kids in Cars and Heatstroke

Kids in Cars and Heatstroke

Every summer children die after being left in a hot car.  It’s why leaving a child unattended in a vehicle just isn’t acceptable. Kids in Cars Again this summer, several young children died of heat stroke [...]

Melanoma Skin Cancer on the Rise in Children

Melanoma Skin Cancer on the Rise in Children

With spring upon us, and children spending more time in the outdoors, it’s time for parents to remind themselves of the importance of protecting their children from UV radiation more than ever. A study out of [...]