Mother’s Day is typically a time to pay tribute to our own, individual mothers, or at least the person who we had a personal, mother-like relationship with. On an individual basis, our mothers of course had their strengths and their weaknesses, their days of sorrow and days of peace. But why don’t we take a […]
On April 30, 2010, McNeil Consumer Healthcare announced a voluntary recall of many of their children’s over-the-counter medications. This recall is not due to any adverse reaction to the medications; McNeil noted that the medications did not meet their quality standards. One example is that a medication may have a higher concentration of the active […]
A new study to be published in Early Childhood Research Quarterly by Michaella Sektnan reveals that at-risk children who are better able to control their impulsive thoughts and behaviors have better academic performance in reading, mathematics, and vocabulary. Sektnan used data on 1,298 children from birth through the first grade from the National Institute of […]
A recent article published in the Journal of Allergy & Clinical Immunology looked at the relationship between asthmatic children and vitamin D levels. The study showed that 47% of the children studied had low levels of vitamin D. In addition there was an inverse relationship between levels of vitamin D and allergy markers; high levels […]
A new study from the Stanford University School of Medicine and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital has found that many patients who do not meet full criteria for Anorexia Nervosa or Bulemia Nervosa are still extremely imparied, and the diagnosis they now receive, “Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified,” may delay their ability to get treatment. The study’s […]
In a recent study comparing treatment regimens in adolescents with ADHD and substance abuse problems, patients were given Concerta with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and placebo with CBT. The results were surprising, it appeared that both treatment groups had similar reductions in ADHD symptoms. The patients who were treated with Concerta did have more side effect symptoms such as […]
Bullying is no longer about the strong picking on the weak in the schoolyard. Many students are using texting, e-mails, chat rooms and social networks to intimidate a peer. The damage done by cyber bullies is not easily recognized and can be infinitely more painful. Cyber Bullying Statistics,Based on 2004 i-SAFE survey of 1,500 students […]
A new study published in the journal Pediatrics suggests that mothers who spank their 3 year old children are placing them at risk for becoming aggressive themselves by age 5. Three-year-old children who were spanked two or more times in the previous month had a 50 percent increased chance of being aggressive when they turned […]
Many obese patients like to blame their weight problems on their genes. A recent study in the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine evaluated a specific variant of the FTO gene that controls fat mass and exercise has shown that daily moderate to vigorous excercise can counteract the effects of the gene. Previous studies showed that there […]
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