Household disinfectants could be making your kids to gain weight, study says
Researchers found that babies exposed to standard disinfectants could be obese by age 3. The makers of cleaning products called the study “sensational.” Source: Household Read more
Teasing Kids About Their Weight May Make Them Gain More
A long-term study finds that children who are bullied or shamed for their weight may gain more weight over time than peers who aren't Read more on NPR
Heavy Teen Boys May Face Higher Heart Disease Risk as Adults
Just a few extra pounds during adolescence may translate into higher odds for heart disease in adulthood, a new study of young men suggests. Source: Heavy Teen Boys May Face Higher Heart Read more
Dietary supplements linked with severe health events in children, young adults
Consumption of dietary supplements sold for weight loss, muscle building, and energy was associated with increased risk for severe medical events in children and young adults compared to Read more
Optimal Vitamin D Nutrition and Health in Childhood
  Vitamin D is critical for the prevention of rickets in children. Effects of high-dose vitamin D for non-bone related conditions remain uncertain. Vitamin D, along with adequate Read more
Discrepancies in Estimates on Food Insecurity
New research finds that while food insecurity among college students is a serious problem, studies on the issue may not provide accurate estimates of its magnitude. Source: New research finds discrepancies in estimates of food insecurity among college Read more
Fertility and Food: Factors to Consider for Conception
In the United States, approximately 6 percent of married women up to 44 years old are unable to get pregnant after one year of trying, and about 12 percent of all women have difficulty Read more
Colors of the Rainbow: talking about healthy eating to 4 year olds!
It is the British Nutrition Foundation’s Healthy Eating week this week (1st-5th June 2015), so I volunteered myself to go into my daughters nursery school to talk to the children about my Read more
Breastfeeding reduces child obesity risk by up to 25%, WHO finds
Breastfeeding can cut the chances of a child becoming obese by up to 25%, according to a major study involving 16 countries. Source: Breastfeeding reduces child obesity risk by up to 25%, Read more
Preventing Food Allergies: Recommendations for Pregnancy and Infancy
  Which infants are at-risk for developing food allergies? Should pregnant women avoid certain foods? Should solid food for infants be introduced early or delayed? Which formulas are Read more
Drinking water linked to fewer sugary drinks and calories in kids
Children and teens who drink water are less likely to consume sugary beverages throughout the day, according to a new study. Source:Drinking water linked to fewer sugary drinks — and Read more
How to get teens to give up junk food: Tell them they’re victims of corporate manipulation
Giving kids a lesson in how the junk food industry engineers food to be addictive–and how it targets kids in ads–is more effective in improving eating habits than simple nutritional Read more
Breastfeeding vital for brain development
Feeding premature babies mostly breast milk during the first month of life appears to stimulate more robust brain growth, suggests a recent study. The details were presented in the Meeting Read more
Herbals in Pregnancy May Endanger Mom & Baby
During pregnancy, even harmless-sounding “natural” supplements should be avoided, a new research review suggests. Source: Herbals in Pregnancy May Endanger Mom, Read more
Newborn’s ‘Microbiome’ Could Give Clues to Weight Later
A newborn’s first stool holds telltale clues about his risk for becoming an overweight 3-year-old, according to a European study. Source: Newborn’s ‘Microbiome’ Read more
A Genetic Risk Score Tries to Predict Whether a Child Will Become Highly Over Weight
A still-controversial test could be administered to toddlers to gauge their likelihood of becoming overweight. Source: A Genetic Risk Score Tries to Predict Whether a Child Will Become Read more
Children who follow dietary, physical activity, sleep recommendations have fewer mental health visits
There is strong evidence linking lifestyle factors such as poor diet, sleep, and physical activity with chronic disease in children.  After adjusting for body weight and demographic Read more
When Should I Introduce Peanuts to My Baby?
So, with all that concern, is it safe to give peanut foods to babies? When is the best time to introduce peanuts to babies? Source: When Should I Introduce Peanuts to My Baby? | Food & Read more
Prenatal omega-3 supplement can prevent high BP in children
Daily consumption by women of 600 milligrams docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) — an omega-3 fatty acid found in prenatal vitamins, fish-oil supplements and fish — can prevent high Read more
The Best (and Worst) Foods to Eat While Breastfeeding
As a new parent, your focus will of course fall singularly on your baby. That doesn’t mean you should forget the big lesson from every pre-flight safety demo, though: You have to Read more
Sedentary lifestyle increases risk for CVD in older women
Older women who were sedentary for long periods of time throughout the day had an increased risk for CVD, according to a study published in Circulation. Source: Sedentary lifestyle Read more
Study: 90 percent of kids with sleep apnea undiagnosed
The vast majority of children with sleep apnea go untreated because they don't know they have sleep apnea, a new study Read more on UPI
Stroke in a can? Study warns of diet drinks’ health risks for women 50 and older
A new study shows women 50 and above who consume more than one diet drink a day have a higher risk for strokes and heart attacks. Source: Stroke in a can? Study warns of diet drinks’ Read more
Overweight related cancers rise fastest among American millennials, study finds
The study could be a warning that if the obesity epidemic continues, fat-sensitive cancers will explode in the years to come. Source: Obesity-related cancers rise fastest among American Read more
Prolonged Low Body Weight in Young Kids Ups Risk for Anorexia Years Later
Young children with a persistently low body mass index (BMI) may be at greater risk for developing anorexia nervosa in adolescence. Source: Prolonged Low Body Weight in Young Kids Ups Risk Read more
6 Tips for Starting Your Baby on Solid Foods 
Your baby can eat most of what the rest of the family eats, provided it’s a safe size and texture. You can make your own baby food easily! Source: 6 Tips for Starting Your Baby on Solid Read more
Gym Class Is So Bad, Kids Are Skipping School to Avoid It
Not only does P.E. do little to improve physical fitness, but it can also lead to truancy and other disciplinary problems. Source: Gym Class Is So Bad, Kids Are Skipping School to Avoid Read more
Why Older Adults Should Eat More Protein (And Not Overdo Protein Shakes)
Whether because of illness or inactivity, many seniors need to up their protein game to maintain strength and mobility. Source: Why Older Adults Should Eat More Protein (And Not Overdo Read more
Raising Intuitive Eaters
The way we talk about food and our bodies can shape our kids’ views. Check out these four tips to raise kids to have a healthy relationship with food. Source: Raising Intuitive Eaters Read more
About 11 Percent of U.S. Adults Have Food Allergy
Nearly 11 percent of U.S. adults are estimated to be food-allergic, but 19 percent believe they have a food allergy, according to a study published online Jan. 4 in JAMA Network Open. Read more
Gwinnett schools look to reduce food waste
Gwinnett County Public Schools has partnered with Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful to set up “Food Waste Warriors,” using a $20,000 grant through the Keep America Beautiful/Lowe’s Read more
School Nutrition Programs May Slow Weight Gain in Teens
Preteens and teens who attend middle schools with nutrition policies and healthy-eating programs experience less of an increase in body mass index (BMI) compared to students who attend Read more
Exercise may improve thinking in sedentary seniors with cognitive decline
Older adults who already have some cognitive impairment, but not dementia, may find their thinking skills improve when they start doing aerobic exercise like walking or cycling a few times 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
Could Vitamin C Reduce Infant Harm From Smoking in Pregnancy?
Daily supplements of vitamin C might mitigate some of the harm to fetal lung development from smoking during pregnancy, according to a study. Source: Could Vitamin C Reduce Infant Harm From Read more
Bad Diet May Impair Female Fertility
Diet prior to conception correlated with time to achieving conception in a large, multinational, retrospective study. Source: Bad Diet May Impair Female Read more
WHY DOES HAIR TURN GRAY? SCIENTISTS MAY HAVE FOUND A NEW ANSWER
A new study has shed light on the role our immune system could play in our hair turning gray when we deal with stress or illness. Source:WHY DOES HAIR TURN GRAY? SCIENTISTS MAY HAVE FOUND A Read more
Want to increase fertility? Try dropping fast food
A healthy diet is just as important before pregnancy as during it. Women who eat more fast food and those who eat very little fruit take longer to get pregnant than women who include Read more
Early Antibiotic Use May Be Tied to Higher Childhood Body Weight
Antibiotics before age 2 associated with very small increase in body weight at 5 years of age Source: Early Antibiotic Use May Be Tied to Higher Childhood Body Read more
Veggies a Healthy Recipe for Older Women’s Hearts
Eating lots of vegetables may help older women keep their blood vessels healthy, Australian researchers report. Source: Veggies a Healthy Recipe for Older Women’s Read more
Vitamin D Insufficiency Associated With Insulin Resistance in Children
Further clinical trials are needed to explore the potential beneficial effect of vitamin D supplementation, via fortified foods and/or dietary supplements, on insulin resistance, and Read more
Risk for Fetal Loss Early in Pregnancy Not Greater With Noninsulin vs Insulin Therapy
Compared to standard insulin treatment, noninsulin antidiabetic agents did not present an increased risk for fetal losses or major malformations when used in the first trimester of Read more
Could Caffeine During Pregnancy Spur Weight Gain in Kids?
There’s new evidence that even moderate amounts of caffeine consumed by a mom-to-be might affect her child’s weight years later. Source: Could Caffeine During Pregnancy Spur Read more
Obesity Risk in Infants Born to Women With Diabetes – Endocrinology Advisor
Parents and healthcare workers should carefully consider the risk for obesity in infants born to women with diabetes, especially infants born large for gestational age, and should initiate Read more
Toddlers’ Girth Points to Later Risk of Fatty Liver Disease
Higher waist circumference of toddlers predicts development of pediatric nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) by age 8, according to a prospective study. Source: Toddlers’ Girth Read more
10 Tips for Starting Yoga at 50+
Medical practitioners and health-focused websites are increasingly recommending yoga to those of middle age and up, perhaps because yoga can help make you more flexible and mobile, improve Read more
Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Brush Your Teeth Right After A Bout Of Morning Sickness
What’s the first thing you do after a bout of morning sickness? Brush your teeth, right? Actually, according to dental health experts, that way lies disaster. Source: Here’s Why Read more
Pregnant Kidney Stone Formers Have Higher Risk of Gestational Diabetes
Pregnant women with vs without a history of nephrolithiasis are more likely to experience gestational diabetes and preeclampsia. Original Article: Pregnant Stone Formers Have Higher Risk of Read more
Even light exercise can increase men’s lifespan
A study looked at the effects of a few minutes of light physical activity on senior men and found that modest levels of activity may improve Read more
Pregnancy and Celiac Disease
The Gluten Intolerance Group offers this advice for Celiac and Pregnancy.     Read on the GIG website: Pregnancy and Celiac Disease   – The Gluten Intolerance Group of Visit GIG Website
Kids With Food Allergies Web Resources
With one in 13 children now having a food allergy, Kids With Food Allergies' services are needed more than ever. We are a vital lifeline to families raising children with food Visit KidsWithFoodAllergies.Org
Better Food Assistance Programs Might Lower Childhood Obesity Rates
In 2009, food packages from the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program were made more healthy by adding fruits, vegetables and whole grains, and by reducing the amount of juice, milk and Read on HealthDay News
Insufficient evidence vitamin D, calcium prevent fractures
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force said today that it recommends against low doses of vitamin D or calcium for the prevention of fractures in post-menopausal Read more
Many Women With Heart Disease Falling Short on Exercise
Too many women with heart disease aren't heeding exercise guidelines, and that could translate into even more health problems down the road, new research Read on HealthDay News
Breastfeeding Vital for Brain Development for Premature Infants
Feeding premature babies mostly breast milk during the first month of life appears to stimulate more robust brain growth, suggests a recent Read more at Deccan Chronicle
Even a Little More Exercise Might Help Your Brain Stay Young
Alzheimer's and dementia are not an inevitable part of normal aging, and a little exercise might help keep them at bay, a new study HealthDay News
Chemicals in Food May Harm Children, Pediatricians’ Group Says
  Food and food packaging manufacturers have always argued the point that there isn’t any proof that substances in their products are harmful.  Pediatricians don’t Read more
Harnessing Exercise Games To Help Kids (and Parents!) Lose Weight
  Obese kids may be able to drop weight with the help of an unlikely aid: video games. Special exercise video games helped overweight children drop pounds – and improve their Read more
Pre-Pregnancy Vitamin D Intake Reduces Gestational Diabetes Risk
Vitamin D insufficiency is common in pregnant women; pre-pregnancy vitamin D supplementation may help them avoid gestational diabetes, per a new study. Read more at Diabetes In Control