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Are Antibiotics a Recipe for Obesity in Childhood?

Are Antibiotics a Recipe for Obesity in Childhood?

Latest Healthy Kids News By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 22, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Children who receive multiple antibiotic prescriptions early in life may be vulnerable to obesity, two new studies suggest. In one study, researchers found that 4-year-olds who’d received more than nine antibiotic prescriptions in their lives were twice as likely to […]

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Could a Kid’s Microbiome Alter Their Behavior?

Could a Kid’s Microbiome Alter Their Behavior?

Latest Healthy Kids News By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 21, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Young school-aged children with behavior problems may have different bacteria in their guts than their well-behaved peers, new research suggests. The study also noted that parents may play a key role in development of the particular bacteria in their child’s […]

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Why Are Fewer U.S. Kids Going to Pediatricians?

Why Are Fewer U.S. Kids Going to Pediatricians?

Latest Healthy Kids News By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 21, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Little Johnny’s cough has lasted for days, leaving Mom and Dad wondering if the symptoms warrant a trip to the doctor. A new study suggests that such parents may choose to skip that standard pediatric sick visit. Overall visits to […]

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‘Kangaroo Care’ Reduces Infant Deaths

‘Kangaroo Care’ Reduces Infant Deaths

Latest Healthy Kids News TUESDAY, Jan. 21, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Low birth weight babies stand a better chance of surviving when their mothers hold them close throughout the day, a new study finds. This technique is called kangaroo care because it mimics how kangaroos shield their babies in their pouch. In women, it involves […]

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Parents Can Help Their Sleep-Deprived Teens

Parents Can Help Their Sleep-Deprived Teens

Latest Healthy Kids News WEDNESDAY, Jan. 15, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Mom and dad may be key in curbing the epidemic of drowsy teens, a new study suggests. American teens aren’t getting enough sleep, which can lead to anxiety, depression and suicidal thoughts. Sleepy teens also are more likely to get into car crashes and […]