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Childrens Health

Millions of children misdiagnosed with ADHD for being younger than their classmates

Research out of Michigan State University (MSU) has revealed that nearly a million children, and counting, may have been misdiagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) simply for being younger, and thus more immature, than the other kids in their grade.

Vitamin D needed for both mother and baby: Study

Feeding children vitamin D-rich foods and supplements after birth may be too late to ensure optimal bone health if mom’s intake was inadequate during pregnancy, new data has revealed.

Up to 95 percent of infants are vitamin D deficient but only 1 percent get vitamin D supplements

Two studies published in the journal Pediatrics highlight that although vitamin D deficiency is widespread among infants in the United States, most pediatricians remain unaware of the problem.

British girls undergo horror of genital mutilation despite tough laws

Female circumcision will be inflicted on up to 2,000 British schoolgirls during the summer holidays – leaving brutal physical and emotional scars. Yet there have been no prosecutions against the practice

Teach Children Gardening and Give Them a Natural Head Start in Life

A new study conducted for Britain's Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has found that encouraging children to learn gardening boosts their development by helping them become happier, more confident, and more resilient. In addition, gardening also helps teach children patience and the benefits of a healthy diet and lifestyle.

Lack of sunlight exposure causes mothers to give birth to babies with multiple sclerosis

A recent study out of Australia has found that natural sunlight plays a very important role in the development of unborn children.