It’s not unusual for adults to choose to go on fad diets in order to lose weight for a special occasion. While no one expects fad diets to work long term, they are eager to try nearly anything to lose those stubborn pounds. However, there are good reasons why children should avoid fad diets even […]
Findings of a new study conducted by autism researchers at the Saban Research Institute at the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles have created a buzz in the autism community. Their study has found that children born to parents living near major freeways are twice as likely to have an autism spectrum disorder compared to children […]
Cosmetics industry analysts report that expenditures for anti-aging products have created a 15 billion dollar market for creams, injections, and compounds that promise to slow or reverse aging. We might think that the focus of this industry push are the baby boomers who are approaching later adulthood, but this is not what analysts tell us. […]
It’s a well known fact that obesity is associated with Type II diabetes. The American Academy of Pediatrics has recommended increased physical activity as the primary method to improve obesity and obesity related illnesses in children. There are many studies that show that aerobic and resistance (muscle) training improve abdominal fat distribution, liver fat content, […]
There are somewhere near 120,000 adoptions a year in the U.S., and the annual number of adoptions has increased over the past decade. No two adoptions out of this large number are alike, and so are the many reasons why people choose to adopt. A few percent of these are kinship or inter-relation adoptions where […]
Anxiety and worry can cause many health problems in teens, it can lead to depression, problems in school and other health issues. Not only does it affect the way your teen thinks about him/herself and the world around him or her, but it also affects your teen’s body functions, such as increased heart rate or […]
Even Shakespeare wrote about it – the contrary nature of teens. Romeo and Juliet were given strict orders to stay away from each other but neither did. And the young couples in Midsummer Night’s Dream running off into the forest? That might have earned those teens a trip to the Nunnery, which was a sort […]
Does it feel like your “stress temperature” has gone up around ten degrees the last few years? According to the American Psychological Association’s Stress in America survey, your kids are feeling it too. The new survey details the impact of different types of stress on the family, and the news raises some serious concerns about […]
How long has 3-D technology been around? Most of us might think of crowds of teenagers in a 1950’s movie house watching horror flicks like “Bwana Devil” in 3-D. But 3-D technology, or stereoscopy as its technically called, made its debut on the scene in 1838 with the first stereoscope. And the first actual 3-D […]
Great news for parents. Nickelodeon has just launched a new product which provides kids with an innovative and fun way to help them kick-start a healthy and active lifestyle alongside their favorite Nickelodeon characters. Nickelodeon Fit was created to motivate and engage children to participate in a series of exercises featuring their beloved characters from […]
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