Dogs Can Prevent Children from Having Eczema and Asthma

Dogs are able to protect people and children in particular not only from attacks and other physical threats, but also from certain diseases. For example, the U.S. researchers from the Allergy and Immunology Research Center (ACAAI) assure that when there is a dog in a family, children are less prone to eczema and asthma. This sounds a bit unexpected, isn’t it?

Children with ADHD Learn Better when They Move

There are children who were born to immediately jump out of a cradle to run away. They are not able to sit still even for five minutes or concentrate for a long time. These are children with ADHD (Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder).

Dyslexia: Diagnosis or an Empty Word?

The term "dyslexia" has not only become widespred in the West; it is now recognized as the most common of all learning disabilities. And yet, many recent headlines proclaim that "dyslexia doesn't exist". Of course, one should always beware of such radical statements found online. But where does the truth lie?

ADHD: Disease, Excuse, or Parents’ Fault?

While some years ago the acronym ADHD was unintelligible to many, by now everyone has probably heard of the Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder. More and more children are being diagnosed with it and given medication to treat the disease. But is it a disease?

Baby Sunscreen

The sun is what keeps every little living being ticking, and we cannot imagine our life without it. However, it uses what can well be referred to as the carrot-and-stick approach. It emits UV light, which may cause severe burns and create a potential for cancer. This specifically applies to infants and toddlers.

What is the Difference Between ADD and ADHD?

Educating a child with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) or Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) is not an easy task. Parents of such children can hear complaining feedbacks from teachers about bad manners, misbehave or even naughtiness. According to the recent estimation by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are approximately 6.4 mln children with ADHD.

Sitting in One Place Makes Kids Depressed?

Information society has significantly expanded our horizons, but at the same time brought some considerable disadvantages. One of those is sedentary lifestyle that numerous office workers all over the world experience. Moreover, with the spread of technology it has become one of the main ways to occupy spare time among kids.

Simple Things that Can Kill Your Kids

While many parents are cognizant of the potential risks that lurk around their children, others still find it difficult to adjust to the reality that those familiar and seemingly harmless household products can be potentially deadly.

War on Obesity Victims: Children

For most of the past three decades, we have been concerned about the rising incidence of adult obesity. However, all of a sudden there has been an explosion of childhood obesity all over the globe.

Does Vaccination Cause Autism?

No, autism is not encouraged by a worldwide three-in-one MMR (mumps, measles and rubella) vax. The myth that vaccination is coherent to autism derives from a notorious scientific article. Later the magazine retracted it because its author had been caught in a deception.

Public Enemy Number One: Childhood Obesity

The statistics about childhood obesity are alarming. In 2013, there were more than 42 million children considered obese or overweight. These numbers are expected to reach nearly 70 million by the year 2025, if the current trend continues. There is no question that if no intervention is undertaken then these children will continue to gain weight during adolescence and adulthood. Obesity is not a trivial disorder but associated with a number of serious health problems that include an increased risk of diabetes, stroke, he

Mood Swings in Children

Mood swings in children are not the matter of surprise or worry. It is absolutely normal as children want and need to express the way they feel. However, kids do it in a different way and it is not always easy to decide whether this is a problem or just another whim. Mood swings start becoming a problem and represent a case for worry when a kid experiences extreme changes in mood - from depression to mania that intersect with periods of aggression and even violence. There is a special term for such kids' extreme cha...

Discussing Baby Teething Symptoms

Under the term of teething one understand the process when teeth appear from the gums. In order to handle the process properly parents should be well aware of the timing and the expected reactions from a baby. It is not a very pleasant process and therefore is fraught with pretty a number of sleepless nights for the family. One of the most important things is to have knowledge of baby teething symptoms and sequence as well. It is different form baby to baby when teeth start to appear. Generally, in the majority teet...

Children with Autism Helping Tips

Autistic spectrum disorder is a very serious disorder and it is a much more frequent condition than most people suppose. It is not an easy thing to deal with as children with autism require a lot of patience and wisdom and right approach. Here are some tips on the account of how to behave with children with autism in order to help them and create better environment for socializing. First of all it is important to get the right diagnosis and a proper specialist evaluation. If the diagnosis is set it is easier to find...

Auditory Dyslexia

Auditory dyslexia is a form of an illness of dyslexia and is also frequently called "dysphonetic dyslexia". It is universally known as learning disability and as opposed to visual dyslexia it is a condition that concerns phonological processing. The condition involves problems with individual distinguishing letter sounds in the words and the difficulty for a brain to make sense of the sounds that make up words. It is not that these people do not listen but rather it is difficult for them to make sense of what they hear...

Keep Your Child Healthy – Childhood Obesity Prevention

Given the fact that the obesity rate is growing fast, parents are concerned about their kids and childhood obesity prevention. The given article describes 3 ways of preventing obesity in children. People tend to blame the problem of obesity on fast food and processed food, or companies producing video games for making kids overweight. People think that this is their fault as they create temptation for children and put the ads which make children want to do something that provokes obesity. Though, it?s no good blaming t...

Healthy Child Nutrition

Health is the condition of total physical and social welfare, natural body position. One of the most important segments of healthy life-style is in regular feeding. The main rule that forms persons health is that nutrition should be well-balanced and efficient. Food should cover person’s power consumption; maximally correspond to person’s enzyme system. It is essential to obey feeding regime (time between eating should be not less than 2 hours and not more then 4,5 hours). Balanced nutrition is an optimal proportion...

Children Nail Biting

If you notice your child bites own nails, this can be an occasional biting or a forming habit. Many people suffer from nail biting even in adult age, so it’s recommended to stop this habit as early as you can. In addition nail biting causes a range of health problems to your child. These are various fungal infections on nails. Also your child constantly gulps new bacteria from fingers. As children can play on street, bacteria from ground or other surfaces can pass to child’s mouth. Finally, nail biting prevents normal ...

The Main Causes of Child Obesity

Child obesity sounded like a joke even fifty years ago. Today it becomes common and thus many start considering it insignificant and thus unimportant to cure, but medical researches show a direct connection between extra weight and such health problems as diabetes, heartburn or asthma. If your child is obese, most probably he will keep his weight during whole life. Certainly, this is not law and there are exceptions, but for overweighted child it will be definitely hard to return to normal weight in adult age due to me...

Possible Dangers of Childhood Obesity

Many parents think if their child has good appetite, this is simply wonderful and find nothing serious in slowly increasing weight. Other part of parents think their baby eats too little and try to make their son or daughter eat more. We all know good appetite is one of signs of normal body functioning, but is overeating healthy? The answer is clear. Overeating and thus obesity can cause numerous problems to your child and you. Overweight is one of biggest health problems in America. We all know eating fat food is n...