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HPV Vaccination Does Not Lead to Sexual Activity

HPV Vaccination Does Not Lead to Sexual Activity

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 [...]

Exercise Benefits Children Throughout Their Lives

Exercise Benefits Children Throughout Their Lives

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 [...]

Food Allergies – Signs and Symptoms

Food Allergies – Signs and Symptoms

If your child has trouble breathing or gets hives after eating, then she may have a life threatening food allergy. In children, particularly young ones, intolerance to certain foods is fairly common. But actual food allergies, [...]

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 [...]

Body Image and Eating Disorders in Teens and Preteens

Body Image and Eating Disorders in Teens and Preteens

In the quest for thinness, has your teen developed an eating disorder? Is your teen or adolescent excessively concerned about her shape and weight? Is she irritable, depressed, or withdrawing from friends? When combined with weight [...]

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 [...]

The Use and Misuse of Antibiotics in Children

The Use and Misuse of Antibiotics in Children

With the emergence of super bugs, there’s good argument for being judicious in our use of antibiotics. It’s hard to believe that around a half a century ago, before antibiotics became widely used, just the thought [...]

Migraine Headaches Hurt Children’s School Performance

Migraine Headaches Hurt Children’s School Performance

A recent study has shown that children who suffer from migraines are three times more likely to perform below average in school compared to children that don’t suffer from migraine headaches at all. The study examined [...]

Boys Are Reaching Puberty Earlier

Boys Are Reaching Puberty Earlier

A recent study has found that boys are reaching puberty two years  earlier than previously reported, according to research out of the University of Vermont and published in the American Academy of Pediatrics Journal. On average [...]

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