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Television Affects Children’s Fitness Level

Television Affects Children’s Fitness Level

A study has found that the more television children watch the larger their waistline and the less muscle strength and fitness levels they exhibit. Researchers from Montreal University surveyed parents asking how many hours their children [...]

Summer Sports Safe for Children and Teens

Summer Sports Safe for Children and Teens

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, playing sports in the summer heat is safe, although it is recommended that certain precautions be taken in order to avoid heatstroke. This statement, along with new guidelines, came [...]

The Link Between Asthma and Sunshine

The Link Between Asthma and Sunshine

A new study of more than 45,000 children and teenagers from nine Spanish cities shows that children who live in colder, wetter climates are at greater risk of suffering from asthma. This is because vitamin D, [...]

Unstructured Play – Important to Child Development

Unstructured Play – Important to Child Development

While signing children up for after-school lessons and sports teams is valuable, new studies reveal that allowing time for unstructured play is also valuable. Studies reveal that over the past 50 years, free, unstructured play in [...]

Kids Beat the Heat Best with Milk

Kids Beat the Heat Best with Milk

In a study involving children between 8 and 10 years of age, researchers at McMaster University have concluded that milk does a better job than water or sports drinks when it comes to rehydrating active children. [...]

Delaying Pregnancy Linked to Health Risks

Delaying Pregnancy Linked to Health Risks

The largest study of its kind has examined the impact of advanced maternal age of the health of babies and mothers.  The Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) report looked at more than one million births [...]

New Regulations for Sunscreens

New Regulations for Sunscreens

The now familiar SPF numbers tell how much protection you will receive against sunburns from UVB rays. U.S. consumers will soon know just how much protection each sunscreen product will provide from cancer causing UVA rays. [...]

Secondhand Smoke and Childhood Behavioural Problems

Secondhand Smoke and Childhood Behavioural Problems

A new U.S. study of more than 55,000 children younger than 12 years of age has linked secondhand smoke to behavioural problems in children. The study found that children who lived in homes where parents or [...]

Second Hand Smoke and Hearing Loss in Teens

Second Hand Smoke and Hearing Loss in Teens

After studying more than 1500 adolescents between the ages of 12 and 19, researchers have found that teens who are exposed to second hand smoke are more at risk of hearing impairment. The findings, published in: [...]

Deaths from Chicken Pox Eliminated

Deaths from Chicken Pox Eliminated

According to the Pediatrics journal, deaths in children from chicken pox has been virtually eliminated in North America, thanks to widespread vaccination programs. While chicken pox is generally a mild disease, it can have serious complications [...]