Recent laboratory analysis of several used face masks worn by children revealed the presence of dangerous pathogenic bacteria. The samples were send by a group of parents to the University of Florida’s Mass Spectrometry Research and Education Center. Continue reading
Even though hot dogs are nutritionally bereft processed foods, Americans still consume seven billion of them every summer Continue reading
Lessons From Pottenger’s Cats
“If proper nutrition and exercise are absent when facial structures are developing, dentition always suffers. The kitten kept on a deficient diet for 10 months has an inadequate jaw with crowded, irregular and poorly aligned teeth.” ~ Francis Pottenger, MD Continue reading
As the weather warms up and the days get longer, the thoughts of kids and adults alike naturally turn to lazy afternoons by the pool or on the beach. For a child that has yet to learn how to swim, however, those fantasies can be a bit less appealing. These are ten of the reasons why you might want to consider enrolling your child in swimming lessons, rather than opting to teach him yourself or simply Continue reading
Italian researchers have confirmed that a certain oral probiotic species significantly reduces ear infections, throat infections and tonsillitis among children and adults with recurring infections.
In the most recent study, published in March’s Journal of Expert Opinion on Biological Therapy from Continue reading
Children are not the only ones at high risk of developing the chronic neurological disorder narcolepsy in conjunction with the pandemic swine flu vaccine Pandemrix, according to a new study. The latest among several in recent years to link the two, the new paper found that people age 20 and younger have a roughly tripled risk of developing narcolepsy if they get the H1N1 jab, Continue reading
Research from the University of North Carolina has shown that children at risk of developing schizophrenia have brains that function differently than those not at risk.
Brain scans of children who have parents or siblings with the illness reveal a neural circuitry that is hyperactivated or stressed by tasks that peers with no family history of the illness seem to handle with ease. Continue reading
PepsiCo Introduces ‘Kickstart’ Soda for People who absolutely Hate Themselves
Ah, there’s nothing like a heavy dose of caffeine, corn syrup and highly acidic phosphoric acid in the morning. And bringing it to you is none other than PepsiCo, the company that habitually uses aspartame, MSG and GMOs across its product line. Apparently drinking an aspartame-laced, caffeine-spiked soda for lunch and dinner isn’t enough: PepsiCo wants to own Continue reading
Findings could lead to greater understanding of sex differences in language acquisition
Male rat pups have more of a specific brain protein associated with language development than females, according to a study published February 20 in The Journal of Neuroscience. The study also found sex differences Continue reading
A new program offering online psychiatric appointments will serve children who, in many cases, would otherwise wait months before receiving treatment.
The Pediatric Telepsychiatry Pilot program in Champaign County will offer Continue reading
Did You Know……your daily jogging routine could cause a host of unpleasant side effects? Are you an avid, or even occasional jogger? Do you jog beside main roads? If so, you’re putting yourself at risk for an abundance of nasty conditions, such as… Continue reading
- Up to 2 million children in the European Union (EU) are born with methylmercury exposures that exceed the EU’s safe limit.
- Of them, 200,000 have levels above the World Health Organization’s (WHO) recommended maximum for mercury exposures.
- Exposure to mercury while the brain is still developing has been linked to lower IQ, and therefore a lower lifetime learning potential; Continue reading
More evidence has emerged showing the complete failure of modern vaccines to provide any real protection against disease. A recent study published in The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) reveals that an astounding 97 percent of children affected by a mumps outbreak that swept the Northeast back in 2009 had already been vaccinated for the condition in accordance with recommended government guidelines. Continue reading
The next time you reach for the bacon, ham, pork chops or pork steaks, you may want to rethink your dining choice: A majority of samples of “the other white meat” that were obtained in a recent study contained bacteria, potentially deadly drugs or a combination of both.
According to Consumer Reports, samples of U.S. pork chops Continue reading