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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 [...]

Hiding Vegetables in Meals Helps Fight Obesity

Hiding Vegetables in Meals Helps Fight Obesity

According to researchers at Pennsylvania State University, preschool children consumed nearly twice as many vegetables and reduced their caloric intake by 11% when vegetables were hidden in their favourite foods. With childhood obesity rates on the [...]

Kids Exposed to Second Hand Smoke Miss More School

Kids Exposed to Second Hand Smoke Miss More School

Children who live in households where one or more parents smoke miss more school days than children who live in smoke-free households. The US study found that in homes with one smoker, children aged 6 to [...]

Overweight Children Have More Social Problems

Overweight Children Have More Social Problems

Young children who are considered overweight when they are four and five years old are at a higher risk of having social problems and suffering from bullying and teasing as they get older, according to a [...]

Children Should Get Two Shots of the Chicken Pox Vaccine

Children Should Get Two Shots of the Chicken Pox Vaccine

As of last fall, the Canadian Pediatric Society (CPS) recommends that children should get two doses of the chickenpox vaccination as it is more effective than just one shot. Chickenpox is a highly contagious viral infection [...]

The Dangers to Children from Second and Third Hand Smoke

The Dangers to Children from Second and Third Hand Smoke

What parents need to know about the dangers of second and third hand smoke. Second Hand Smoke By now every parent knows that smoking isn’t just bad for them, it’s bad for their kids with second [...]

The Dangers of Food Poisoning in Children

The Dangers of Food Poisoning in Children

What you need to know about food poisoning. Food Poisoning Every year in North America, there are millions of cases of food poisoning. Food borne illness can be serious particularly in the elderly, those with chronic [...]

Asthma and Dust Mite Allergies in Children

Asthma and Dust Mite Allergies in Children

Does your child have a dust mite allergy? Asthma and Allergies Dust mites are one of the most common indoor allergens and can cause sneezing, coughing, wheezing, difficulty breathing, watery eyes, runny noses, and they can [...]

Technology, Work and Sick Children

Technology, Work and Sick Children

How today’s parents are managing to work when a child takes ill. Technology and Parenting If you work in a job where your presence is a must such as health care or retail or many others, [...]

Headaches in Children

Headaches in Children

While headaches are common occurrences in childhood, certain types of headaches can signal something more ominous. Headaches are something we usually associate with adulthood, but they can and do show up in children, and for many [...]