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Why Young Children Should Get the Flu Shot

Why Young Children Should Get the Flu Shot

Studies show 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, researchers found [...]

Mummy Pizzas

Mummy Pizzas

What you’ll need English muffins Pizza sauce Black olives Scallions Red or green pepper Cheese sticks or slices How to make it Heat the oven to 350º F. For each mummy, spread a tablespoon of pizza [...]

The Link Between Childcare and Obesity

The Link Between Childcare and Obesity

According to a recent study, childcare settings can have a big impact on a child’s weight and activity level.  The study found that children in certain childcare settings are about one and a half times more [...]

The Health Benefits of Pets for Children

The Health Benefits of Pets for Children

According to a Finnish study, babies who have close contact with dogs or cats during their first year of life are less likely to experience respiratory infections such as colds and ear infections, compared to those [...]

Parents Get Less Colds Than Childless Adults

Parents Get Less Colds Than Childless Adults

According to researchers, parents are less likely to suffer from a cold than non-parents.  Researchers from the Carnegie Mellon University exposed about 800 adults to the common cold virus and then monitored them while in quarantine.  [...]

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 [...]

Sugary Beverages a Factor in Childhood Obesity

Sugary Beverages a Factor in Childhood Obesity

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.  [...]

Computers & TV in Bedrooms Linked to Children’s Weight and Sleep Problems

Computers & TV in Bedrooms Linked to Children’s Weight and Sleep Problems

A recent study out of the University of Alberta has shown that computers and televisions in children’s bedroom negatively affects their sleep and weight. This research is the first to find a correlation between sleep, diet [...]

Fast Food Affects Kids’ Immune System

Fast Food Affects Kids’ Immune System

A recent European study of nearly a half a million children in 50 countries has concluded that fast food consumed by children three or more times a week impairs immune function, increasing the risk of asthma [...]

Happy Teens Become Healthier Adults

Happy Teens Become Healthier Adults

Teenagers who are happy and positive during adolescence are found to have better general health as adults and are less likely to take part in risky behaviours, according to a recent study published in the July [...]