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Infants & Fluoride: New Warning from Dentists
In a little-noticed but dramatic turnaround, the nation's leading fluoride advocate, The American Dental Association (ADA), issued an alert on November 9th urging parents to avoid fluoridated water when reconstituting infant formula.
Dec 6, 2006, 15:46
Binge eating disorder: what you need to know
People with binge eating disorder often eat an unusually large amount of food and feel out of control during the binges.
Dec 5, 2006, 16:17
Eating fruits, veggies in pregancy may cut miscarriage risk
Eating fruits and veggies in pregnancy may reduce the risk of miscarriage, suggests a study published in the International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Dec 5, 2006, 11:29
Average U.S. Child Consumes Too Many Calories
It's no secret that American kids eat too much. Now, a new study provides some specific numbers that could help fight the obesity epidemic.
Dec 5, 2006, 09:04
Sugar control in diabetics cuts preeclampsia risk
Pregnant women with type 1 diabetes may lower their risk of developing preeclampsia if their blood sugar is well controlled during pregnancy during the second trimester, a new study suggests.
Dec 3, 2006, 20:22
Junk food diet may prove lethal for kids
A junk food-rich diet may prove detrimental to the health of children, according to a review of several studies. The most worrisome factor to emerge from the review is that abdominal fat is fast acquiring nightmarish proportions in young children.
Nov 8, 2006, 20:31
Fermented milk reduces risk of food allergies in children
Fermented milk may help reduce risk of certain food allergies in babies, according to Taiwanese researchers, who attributed the possible benefit to friendly bacteria or probiotics found in Kefir, a traditional fermented drink, which is used to usually wean babies.
Oct 16, 2006, 20:44
Base supplement helps prevent osteoporosis
Taking a potassium citrate supplement can increase bone density in older women, helping prevent osteoporosis and fractures, finds a study published in the November issue of The Journal of The American Society of Nephrology.
Oct 12, 2006, 00:10
Not all babies born to diabetic moms need calcium check
Routinely checking the blood calcium level of every infant born to diabetic mothers may not be justified, according to a new study presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics annual meeting in Atlanta.
Oct 9, 2006, 22:57
Measures to Combat Childhood Obesity Not Effective Enough
(foodconsumer.org) - The effect of childhood obesity on the overall health of America's children and adolescents is slowly beginning to sink in, but measures to tackle it are not effective enough, says a new report by the Institute of Medicine.
Sep 14, 2006, 12:48
Progess Slow in Fight Against Childhood Obesity
(HealthDay News) -- While there's more recognition of the obesity epidemic plaguing American children and many new programs to fight it, the effectiveness of these efforts is not clear, a new federal report warns.
Sep 13, 2006, 16:42
Typical Diet Deficient in Nutrient Linked to Infant Brain Development, Memory
A new study by researchers from three of America's top universities suggests U.S. women aren't getting adequate amounts of a nutrient thought to promote normal fetal brain development.
Sep 7, 2006, 12:02
Older fathers more likely to have autistic children
The paternal age may have a significant effect on a child’s risk of developing autism. Children fathered by older men are more likely to develop autism or related disorders than those fathered by younger men, a new study found.
Sep 4, 2006, 17:21
Low prenatal vitamin E may raise childhood asthma risk
(foodconsumer.org) - Women whose vitamin E intake during pregnancy is below par may be putting their babies at an increased risk of childhood asthma, a new study suggests.
Sep 2, 2006, 13:18
Low Vitamin E in Pregnancy May Boost Baby's Asthma Risk
(HealthDay News) -- Children of mothers who take in too little vitamin E during pregnancy may be at higher risk for asthma by age five, a new study suggests.
Sep 1, 2006, 20:22
USDA Gives Tips for Keeping Kids' Food Safe All Day
From the morning off-to-school rush until the kids come home after the bell sounds, knowing how to keep food safe is an important first lesson to learn during the new school year. By heeding USDA's key back-to-school food safety messages, parents and kids will know how to avoid the risk of foodborne illness.
Aug 18, 2006, 23:54
Study illuminates birth defects caused by copper deficiency
A new study reveals the timing of developmental events that critically depend on copper. While copper deficiency is rare in humans, the findings suggest that suboptimal copper metabolism might contribute to birth defects, according to the researchers.
Aug 10, 2006, 00:38
Breast-feeding helps children cope with stress
New evidence now suggests breast-feeding may make children more capable of coping with stress when they grow up, according to a new study published in the journal Archives of Disease in Childhood.
Aug 2, 2006, 23:34
'Prebiotic' Reduces Risk of Eczema in Infants
(HealthDay News) -- Adding a supplement to infant formula that encourages the growth of beneficial intestinal bacteria lowers the chances of high-risk babies developing eczema, an international team of researchers report.
Jul 27, 2006, 09:39
Morning sickness seen as a protective relfex
(foodconsumer.org) - Morning sickness during pregnancy is actually a protective reflex, which shields the baby from poisons in the unhealthy foods eaten by the mother.
Jul 12, 2006, 18:00
Fish Oil Fat Could Shield IV-Dependent Infants
(HealthDay News) -- Doctors have long known that the prolonged feeding via IV -- otherwise known as parenteral nutrition -- can trigger serious liver damage in babies and young children.
Jul 11, 2006, 13:31
Breast-Feeding May Protect Against Bed-Wetting
Children breast-fed longer than three months less likely to wet, study suggests
Jul 6, 2006, 09:13
Breastfeeding: What you need to know
Breasfedding is best for the baby and the mother. The following is cited from 4women.gov, reflecting the opinion of the federal government regarding breastfeeding.
Jul 3, 2006, 17:05
Nutrition a major factor in rise in twin pregnancies
The commonly held view that IVF is the only culprit in the steady increase in the numbers of twins born over the past thirty years was challenged by a scientist speaking at the 22nd annual conference of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology in Prague, Czech Republic, Wednesday 21 June 2006.
Jun 21, 2006, 23:46
Iron in Infant Formula May Raise Adult Parkinson's Risk
(HealthDay News) -- The high amount of iron consumed by babies reared on infant formula may increase their risk for developing Parkinson's disease as adults, suggests a study involving mice.
Jun 15, 2006, 21:26
Having twins linked to dairy consumption
(foodconsumer.org) - Women who consume dairy products are five times as likely to produce twins, according to research conducted by Gary Steinman, M.D. of the Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New Hyde Park, New York.
Jun 15, 2006, 13:57
Taking Vitamin E supplements during pregnancy may be harmful
Taking Vitamin E supplements during pregnancy, a pregnant woman may inadvertently be doubling the chances of a stillborn,
Jun 13, 2006, 22:55
Mercury in some canned light tuna may be risky
Pregnant women should completely avoid eating canned light tuna because it may contain mercury at a level that might harm the f etuses, suggests a new report released June 6.
Jun 7, 2006, 09:26
Weight Gain In Females Linked To Heartburn
June 1, (foodconsumer.org) - A few extra pounds on a woman can increase the risk of developing heartburn even if the woman is not overweight or obese
Jun 1, 2006, 15:54
Alcohol drinking during pregnancy harms child's IQ
Those who are ready to get impregnated need to take note: Drinking alcohol during pregnancy, particularly during the first or second trimester can permanently harm the cognitive development, lowering IQ in the child, a new study found.
May 29, 2006, 08:33