Here are some problems facing kids today.
• Food colouring and hyperactivity
The link found between food colouring, preservatives and hyperactivity.
About 1 child in 12 stutters, but early treatment reduces the likelihood of it carrying over into adulthood.
• Indoors, and short-sighted
Children who spend time outdoors are less likely to become short-sighted and require glasses
• Best medicines for fever in kids
Paracetamol versus ibuprofen comparison for fever in young children.
• Good fish, bad fish
Good fish are rich in omega-3 fatty acids. Bad fish are contaminated with industrial pollutants.
• Your daily bread, now with iodine
Alarmed by the dangerously low levels of iodine in our population, our food regulators have decided iodine must be added to bread.
• Will magnesium prevent cerebral palsy?
Researchers say magnesium given to pregnant women may help prevent
• Academic achievement in twins
Are twins at an intellectual disadvantage compared to children who are single births? Not anymore.
• Febrile seizures in kids
Febrile seizures in kids are usually thought to be harmless.
• Catching the early babies
As mothers get older, their chances of a premature birth are rising too.
• Let's get virtual
Interactive tennis, golf and soccer - idle entertainments, or are they actually good exercise?
• Sleepwalking: the twilight zone
Don't be alarmed by the glassy stare: sleepwalking is simply due to a disruption to sleep patterns,
• Confident kids, healthy adults
Kids with high levels of confidence and self-control are more likely to be healthy in adulthood
• Do head lice only like clean hair?
Do nits bug you?
• Chronic cough in children
Researchers looked at whether chronic cough in children needs to be treated, and if so how?
• The winter flu jab
Winter!, It's time to think about getting the flu shot
• Cash for kids' development
An innovative program in Mexico involves women being given cash as long as their children attend school
• Handling aggressive children
Researchers say the best way to deal with aggressive children is to be firm but loving, set clear limits and stick to them.
• Maintaining weight loss in kids
Researchers have found that like adults, when children are put on a weight loss program they fail to keep off the weight