Archive for 'Health'

Heatstroke Symptoms

Heatstroke Symptoms

What to do if you suspect your child is suffering from heatstroke. Heatstroke Symptoms Those hazy days of summer can pose hazards such as heat stroke. While it’s important to keep children well hydrated, and cool [...]

Link Between Asthma and Allergies

Link Between Asthma and Allergies

The connection between your child’s asthma and allergies. Link Between Asthma and Allergies Asthma is one of the most common causes of emergency ward visits in Canada, and no wonder. It’s thought that about 12% of [...]

The Importance of Recess for Children

The Importance of Recess for Children

Throughout much of North America, there is a growing trend to shorten or even do away with recess entirely, in order to find more time to teach academics. In some classrooms, some teachers use recess as [...]

Teen Boys Should Avoid Taking Protein Supplements

Teen Boys Should Avoid Taking Protein Supplements

A new study has found that 38% of US boys in middle and high school use protein supplements, and 6% admit to trying steroids in the hopes of building muscle mass. While the dangers of steroids [...]

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 [...]