Archive for 'Health'

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, [...]

The Benefits of Feeding Children Organic Foods

The Benefits of Feeding Children Organic Foods

The foods you feed your children can help them avoid the negative affects of pesticides. Organic Foods Most of us are well aware that pesticides were designed to be toxic. Over 90% of people are routinely [...]

Food Safety During the Summer Months

Food Safety During the Summer Months

Some food safety tips for the long hot days of summer. Summer Food Safety During the summer there are more opportunities for food to become spoiled and lead to food poisoning. It why we need to [...]

Iron in Children’s Diets

Iron in Children’s Diets

Why is iron so important for our kids health? Iron in Children’s Diets When children don’t have enough healthy red blood cells, they can become anemic. Usually this is due to iron deficiency, and believe it [...]

How to Shop for Healthy Food

How to Shop for Healthy Food

A few simple tips on how to shop for the healthiest foods for your family. Healthy Food When it comes down to it, choosing the healthiest foods for your family isn’t all that difficult. According to [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Childhood Asthma Tied to Magnetic Fields

Childhood Asthma Tied to Magnetic Fields

A new study published in the Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine journal suggests that pregnant women who are exposed to high levels of magnetic fields are more likely to give birth to children who develop [...]

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 [...]