Peanut sublingual immunotherapy safe, effective for kids
Researchers demonstrated that long-term use of sublingual immunotherapy, or SLIT, was an effective and safe option to treat peanut allergy in children aged 1 to 11 years, according to Read more
Pressuring Kids to Diet Can Backfire, Damaging Long-Term Health
Parents want the best for their children. Eat well. Get enough sleep. Exercise. But sometimes pressuring your teen to diet or lose weight may end up harming them, a new study suggests. Read more
Study: Bariatric Surgery OK for Kids with Psych Illness
Mental health disorders not predictive of outcomes Original Article: Study: Bariatric Surgery OK for Kids with Psych Read more
Nutrition programs in schools found to reduce obesity
The negative health effects associated with obesity make up a lengthy list. This is particularly important for children struggling to stay healthy, as many health risks can last through Read more
Food Additives and Child Health
Our purposes with this policy statement and its accompanying technical report are to review and highlight emerging child health concerns related to the use of colorings, flavorings, and Read more
Discover Mindful Eating For Kids! 75 Activities for Managing Picky Eaters, Overeaters, Speed Eaters and Every Kid In-Between
A must if you work with kids! Gain the skills and confidence to use mindful eating with the pint-sized set in your practice! Written by mindful eating expert and bestselling author of Read more
Parental Pacifier Sucking May Lower Kids’ Allergy Risks
Lower early-life total IgE production linked to mom or dad orally ‘cleaning’ pacifier Source: Parental Pacifier Sucking May Lower Kids’ Allergy Read more
Vitamin D supplementation may improve metabolic syndrome parameters in children with obesity
Children with overweight and obesity assigned to receive vitamin D supplementation for 1 year experienced decreases in BMI and fat mass and a rise in HDL cholesterol vs. similar children Read more
Breast-Feeding Is Good for the Mother, and Not Just the Baby
Women who breast-feed are less likely to develop breast cancer, ovarian cancer, Type 2 diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis and may have improved cardiovascular health. Source: Breast-Feeding Read more
Probiotics at Birth
Each year more than 600,000 babies die of sepsis. Researchers have found a simple way to prevent it: Feed babies probiotic bacteria that are common in kimchi, pickles and other fermented Read more
Researchers bid to tackle stigma following study of adolescents with type 1 diabetes
  Teenagers and young adults with type 1 diabetes commonly feel stigmatised which affects how they control their condition. A Canadian study found that two-thirds of participants Read more
Metformin in Pregnancy Tied to Heavier Toddlers
Effect seen in mothers with PCOS, gestational diabetes Source: Metformin in Pregnancy Tied to Heavier Read more
Mindful Eating for Kids
Healthy habits for kids that last a lifetime Source: Mindful Eating for Read more
Parents’ Alarming Claims About MiraLAX
For the past few years, the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia has been quietly conducting an FDA-grant funded study into parents’ reports of devastating side effects from Read more
The race to diminish peanut allergies in kids
New therapies could treat the allergies, not just the symptoms. Source: The race to diminish peanut allergies in Read more
Babies Who Eat Rice Cereal Have Higher Arsenic Levels, Study Finds
Multiple studies have found that rice-based foods contain traces of arsenic. Now a study finds babies fed rice cereals and other rice-based snacks have higher concentrations of arsenic in Read more
Breaking Down The Science Of Picky Eating
What makes us dislike certain foods? And why is everyone so concerned about what you’re eating, anyway? Jane Kauer, an anthropologist who has studied the topic, helps answer our Read more
Are Food Allergies On The Rise? Experts Say They Don’t Know
Despite assumptions that peanut and other allergies are becoming more common in the U.S., experts say they just don’t know. One challenge: Symptoms can be misinterpreted and diagnosis Read more
10-Month-Old Baby Weighs As Much As A 9-Year-Old Because Of Mysterious Condition : HEALTH : Tech Times
A 10-month-old Mexican baby weighs the same as an average 9-year-old child. Doctors say the baby may be suffering from a genetic condition called Prader-Willi syndrome. Source: 10-Month-Old Read more
Growth Chart Calculator for Preterm Infants
Pediatric clinical calculators and tools Source: Growth Fenton Read more
CDC Growth Chart Calculator for Ages 2 – 20y
Pediatric clinical calculators and tools Source: Growth CDC 2 – Read more
CDC Growth Chart Calculator for  0 – 36m
Pediatric clinical calculators and tools Source: Growth CDC 0 – Read more
Gestational diabetes often leads to poor metabolic health in offspring
Children of mothers who had gestational diabetes are more likely to have increased adiposity, an adverse cardiometabolic profile and early onset of puberty in girls compared with children Read more