August 4, 2014

Diabetes rates increased sharply in children

In just eight years, diabetes in US children has skyrocketed, with a 21% increase in Type 1 diabetes (between 2001 and 2009), while Type 2 diabetes […]
June 10, 2014

Kids don’t need two parents to be happy – study

Single parents everywhere can breathe a sigh of relief, new research shows that children are equally happy whether they live with one parent or two. UK […]
January 13, 2014

Flu vaccine causes girl to develop sleeping disorder

Narcolepsy – a condition characterised by an extreme tendency to fall asleep during daytime – was the fate of 15-year-old school girl Chloe Glasson after she […]
October 11, 2013

Lifebouy gives back to communities this Global Hand Washing Day

ADVERTORIAL Did you know that hand washing is the single most effective way to reduce the spread of bacteria? Lifebuoy is the World’s #1 germ protection […]
September 7, 2013

Misbehaving teen: your yelling aggravates more

Do you have a teen throwing constant tantrums and ignoring your every request? A recent study reveals that meeting their behaviour with hostility has the opposite […]
August 13, 2013

Consistent bedtimes could boost brain power

According to a study published online in July, having an inconsistent bedtime routine could significantly impact cognitive performance in children. Some 11 178 children, that were a […]
August 4, 2013

The possible danger of that first sip of alcohol

A recent study has found that 37% of children have had their first sip of alcohol by age eight. The research for the study was done […]
July 19, 2012

Promise of Treating Some Food Allergies: Study

According to new findings from two relatively small studies — there is promise of treating some food allergies through oral immunotherapy. Even though oral immunotherapy cannot […]
July 13, 2012

Health Tip: Use Caution Before Giving Cough Medicine to Kids

(HealthDay News) — Most anyone can buy cough medicine at the local drug store, but that doesn’t mean it’s harmless, especially to youngsters. The American Academy […]
July 8, 2012

Tips for Memorable Family Road Trips

SUNDAY, July 8 (HealthDay News) — If you’re planning a family road trip vacation, you can take steps to make it easier and more enjoyable, according […]
July 6, 2012

Health Tip: If Your Child Has a Nightmare

(HealthDay News) — Everyone has bad dreams, but they can be especially frightening for young children. The Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital offers these suggestions for the […]
July 2, 2012

Spanking Batters Kids’ Mental Health: Study

MONDAY, July 2 (HealthDay News) — Spanking or slapping your children may increase the odds that they will develop mental health issues that plague them in […]
June 29, 2012

Summertime Is Tonsillectomy Time

FRIDAY, June 29 (HealthDay News) — Summer may seem like paradise for many kids, but sometimes their health can put a crimp in the fun: Summer […]
June 21, 2012

Study Ties Kids’ Allergy Risks to Antibacterials, Preservatives

THURSDAY, June 21 (HealthDay News) — Antibacterials and preservatives in products such as soap, toothpaste and mouthwash may be linked to an increased risk of allergies […]
June 18, 2012

Dramatic Rise in Kids Hospitalised With High Blood Pressure: Study

MONDAY, June 18 (HealthDay News) — The number of children hospitalised with high blood pressure nearly doubled in a single decade, according to a new study. […]