Archive for 'News'

Measles Deaths Preventable

Measles Deaths Preventable

Last week in Wales a young man died of measles, a highly contagious disease and one that is easily preventable with vaccination. It is a reminder to parents everywhere of the importance of vaccinating children against [...]

The Importance of Recess for Children

The Importance of Recess for Children

Throughout much of North America, there is a growing trend to shorten or even do away with recess entirely, in order to find more time to teach academics. In some classrooms, some teachers use recess as [...]

HPV Vaccination Does Not Lead to Sexual Activity

HPV Vaccination Does Not Lead to Sexual Activity

Over the years many parents have expressed concern that the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine given to girls before they become sexually active, could lead to higher incidence of sexual activity among teens. But a new study [...]

Exercise Benefits Children Throughout Their Lives

Exercise Benefits Children Throughout Their Lives

Recent studies suggest that by exercising now, children will enjoy  health benefits that last well into their senior years. According to the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine’s (AOSSM), children who regularly exercise in childhood are [...]

Kids Consume Too Much Salty Food

Kids Consume Too Much Salty Food

Pretzels, bacon, fries and many other processed foods should be avoided when it comes to feeding our children says The World Health Organization (WHO). For the first time, it has released new daily sodium consumption limits [...]

Sugar Helps Babies Tolerate Vaccines

Sugar Helps Babies Tolerate Vaccines

Mary Poppins sang that “a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down”, and it seems that this may be true.  A recent study found that infants, who on average receive more than a dozen vaccines [...]

Exercise Boosts Children’s School Performance

Exercise Boosts Children’s School Performance

When it comes to higher grades for our children, many parents resort to tutors and longer homework hours, but a better approach might be to increase recess time. Studies show a direct link between more exercise [...]

Flu Vaccine for Children

Flu Vaccine for Children

Should your child be getting a flu vaccine? Flu Vaccines Hi. I’m Joanne Wilson with The Parent Report. Now that fall is officially here, we can count on one thing.  More colds and flues.  It’s why [...]

Babies Should Eat Meat and Tofu As First Solids

Babies Should Eat Meat and Tofu As First Solids

It is now recommended that babies should be fed meat, fish, poultry and meat alternatives such as legumes and tofu beginning at 6 months of age. Commonly babies have been fed infant cereals, vegetables and fruit [...]

Hovering Parents Prevent Kids From Keeping Fit with Outdoor Play

Hovering Parents Prevent Kids From Keeping Fit with Outdoor Play

According to a study of about 2,700 children, the more parents hover while their child plays, the more sedentary that child becomes. The study by the North Carolina State University Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism [...]