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  • Maternal Caffeine Intake May Be Associated with Low Birth Weight

    Last Updated: 2014-11-30  ::

    Newborns who are underweight are at increased risk of complications, such as sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). This study found that higher maternal caffeine intake during pregnancy may be associated with a higher risk of having a low birth weight infant.
  • Prevent Eczema in Kids with a Daily Dose of Moisturizer

    Last Updated: 2014-11-30  ::

    The painful red, itchy, and scaly rash known as eczema is a common condition in children that is often stubborn to manage. Researchers have found that a daily dose of moisturizer may reduce the development of eczema in newborns who are at higher risk.
  • Broccoli Sprout Compound Associated with Reduction in Autism Symptoms

    Last Updated: 2014-10-31  ::

    Autism spectrum disorders is a complex neurodevelopmental disorder that affects 1 in every 68 children. Researchers have found that a phytochemical derived from broccoli sprout extracts may improve behavioral problems associated with autism.
  • Family Meals May Decrease Risk of Obesity in Teens

    Last Updated: 2014-10-31  ::

    Children and adolescents who are overweight are more likely to be overweight as adults, increasing their risk of health complications. Researchers have found that meals taken together as a family may protect children against becoming overweight or obese young adults.
  • Screen Time May Affect Social Interaction Skills in Children

    Last Updated: 2014-9-30  ::

    Television, smart phones, I pads and more offer continual opportunity for entertainment, information, and distraction. This excess screen time in teens has been linked to some health and behavior issues and researchers from California found that screen time may also impact social skills.
  • Nuts Associate with Lower Risk of Heart Disease and Diabetes

    Last Updated: 2014-8-28  ::

    Although once villainized, nuts have found popularity as a health food because of their healthy fats, fiber, and protein. This study found that having nuts in your diet may also decrease the risk of common chronic conditions.
  • Power Toothbrushes May Be More Effective Cleaners Than Manual Brushes

    Last Updated: 2014-8-28  ::

    There are many power toothbrush options now available but are they worth the investment? This study published in Cochrane Databases found that power toothbrushes may have the edge in cleaning teeth compared to manual toothbrushes.
  • Shoe Insoles Do Not Appear to Treat or Prevent Low Back Pain

    Last Updated: 2014-7-20  ::

    Shoe inserts are advertised as potentially helping a number of orthopedic issues but the most common and perhaps popular one is low back pain. Unfortunately, a study from Australia found that inserts were not helpful in decreasing low back pain.
  • Smoking May Drag Out Fracture Healing

    Last Updated: 2014-6-27  ::

    You've probably heard how smoking can affect your heart and lungs but your bones too? This randomized trial found that smokers had a greater risk of complications after a fracture than non-smokers.

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