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Boys who drink soda pop, fruit punch, lemonade and other sweetened beverages are at nearly double the risk of being overweight and obese compared to their peers according to research out of the University of Saskatchewan. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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