Child Health

54
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Feb 11, 2009
Diaper rash can be quite an unpleasant thing for your baby, if you change disposable diapers seldom, but what about more serious complications like UTI(Urinary Tract Infection)? Japanese scientists conducted a study to find if there is a link between the frequency of disposable diapers changing and the occurrence of UTI in babies.

16
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Dec 25, 2007
A study published in German magazine for doctors showed that television and DVD designed for children do more harm than good to the development of child's brain. Babies who watch television cannot process all the changing images and sounds they see and hear, Professor Manfred Spitzer of Ulm said.

13
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May 13, 2009
Berries increase the level of dopamine, a brain chemical that boosts numerous brain functions. Eating berries is a good way to improve memory and attention as well as help children solve different tasks.

7
votes
May 14, 2010
Making your child follow regular dental care routine can be tricky and require imagination and patience from the parents. Every parent knows how important is to choose a good toothbrush to keep your child interested in tooth-brushing and enjoying the process.

6
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Jan 24, 2011
If your child has difficulties saying certain sounds or letters or pronounces some sounds incorrectly, Speech Buddies may help overcome these problems.

5
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Apr 19, 2010
Children, who use electronic readers, might become more interested in reading and improve their reading abilities, scientists say.

Lotta Larson, a professor at Kansas State University says that e-readers such as Amazon Kindle e-Reader encourage children's reading due to its interactive features.

5
votes
Mar 09, 2010
Fever is one of the primary concerns for parents, especially during the colds an flu season. Nowadays there is a wide variety of thermometers available on the market and it is quite difficult to find a right thermometer that will suit your baby or toddler the best. What are the most popular and accurate thermometers to take your baby's temperature?

5
votes
Feb 16, 2010
New moms, who have to spend days and nights with their baby, watching for the minor signs of breathing, can now use a baby monitor with video camera. The Luvion Platinum Digital Video Baby Monitor is designed for all the restless parents, who want to have a peace of mind.

4
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Mar 29, 2011
Every parent knows how difficult is to make your child eat those veggies and beat the junk food addiction. In many cases, actions are much better than words, especially when you use a hi-tech way to persuade your child into eating healthier.

Count your peas is an iPad application developed by Design Seedling that is aimed at making healthy eating fun for children. This app uses interactive games and lots of useful information that help kids organize their eating better. The Count your peas app features a calculator to count servings, based on the Food Pyramid groups. Parents together with their children can view how much calories their food contains and how much they actually need to eat. They can find out the key recommendations on each food group to become nutritionally smarter.

There is also a variety of fun games and tools that makes the learning more entertaining, including the tic tac toe game with whole grain cereals or completing a dried bean mosaics.

5
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Mar 10, 2009
Men who became fathers at older age produce less intelligent children their younger counterparts, scientists claim.
Previous studies linked father's age to the risk of developing such health conditions as autism, schizophrenia, dyslexia, epilepsy and dwarfism.

4
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Sep 01, 2010
New parents, who are worried about their baby, may soon be able to use specially designed clothing that tells about such vital signs as heartbeat, activity level and emotional state.

5
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Sep 06, 2007

A lot of foods for children include artificial food color and additives (AFCAs). These AFCAs significantly increase hyperactive behaviors in children. The negative effect, brought by the AFCAs, can last till middle childhood.

4
votes
Jun 02, 2009
TV watching is not good for babies' cognitive development because kids tend to hear and say fewer words, a new study revealed.

Dmitri Christakis, a professor of pediatrics and the leading author of the study at the University of Washington, said that TV watching considerably reduced communication between parents and their babies, which is vital for infants' language development.

4
votes
Apr 29, 2009
More girls show puberty signs earlier than it was several years ago, a new study says.

The study at Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen, Denmark found that there is an increased number of girls in Europe, who start developing breasts and begin to menstruate at an earlier age.

3
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Feb 03, 2011
If you have children, you probably know how often you need to take a child's temperature and how challenging it may be. Thanks to the release of new non-contact thermometers, this task becomes so much easier for parents.

3
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Aug 25, 2010
As children grow up, their interests and preferences change, and this refers to their oral care as well. Crest and Oral-B has released a newest complete line of oral care products called Pro-Health FOR ME, specially designed for children aged eight and up. The novel products for tweens were developed to stimulate healthy dental care habits and to avoid the most common problems.

3
votes
Jul 16, 2010
Most parents struggle to take their child's temperature, because children can be worried about the unknown objects inserted inside their bodies. Many children are also too fidgety to keep them in place for some time to take the temperature. This makes the procedure very difficult to perform and decreases the accuracy of the readings.

3
votes
Jan 06, 2010
An innovative device for weight loss is more effective at treating childhood obesity than common treatments, a new study shows.

Mandometer, a computerized scale developed by scientists at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, helps you eat less and more slowly during meal.

3
votes
Dec 30, 2009
Daytime wetting is quite common problem for children that can be caused by various reasons. Fortunately, for most children the condition is likely to resolve on its own over time. However, the wetting incidents become quite stressful events for children and their parents

2
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Feb 13, 2012
More and more children face the problem of obesity because of the sedentary lifestyle and unhealthy eating. And today parents need more than just words to get their kids moving.

The new health gadget MOVband was designed specially for children to make them more physically active. The device was developed by a teacher, a fitness instructor and a mother of three and uses latest accelerometer technology. The system combines the wrist worn band with the MOVband Challenge, a school-ready program.



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