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Childrens Health

Save school lunch from snack-happy government standards

The biggest news about the Child Nutrition Act pending in Congress isn't increased funding, or more vegetables and whole grains in school meals. The reason we need this bill passed now is to save children from government standards that are destroying kids' health.

Chemical pesticides linked to ADHD in children

Exposure to pesticides may be one of the causes of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to a study conducted by researchers from Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York and published in the Journal of Pediatrics.

Using ultrasounds to determine gestational age could result in baby's death

Ultrasounds can be a great way to monitor the development of an unborn baby, but improper use of them could have potentially fatal outcomes for the child.

It's not the bugs in Similac that make me sick - let's recall the other ingredients (opinion)

t has been a few days since Abbott Laboratories, makers of Similac infant formula, issued a recall after discovering some of its products may have been contaminated with beetles (and beetle larvae).

The Lady Gaga saga and the coming generation of youth left behind

They say you can best determine the character of a celebrity by the character of their fans. By that measure, you'd be shocked to learn about Lady Gaga's fans.

What baby boys eat determines how strong, masculine they become

The phrase "you are what you eat" really is true, according to a new study published in the online journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Why all pregnant women should take 4000 IU of vitamin D a day

Mothers who took 4,000 IU of vitamin D daily cut their risk of premature delivery by half, in a study conducted by researchers from the Medical University of South Carolina and presented at the annual meeting of the Pediatric Academic Societies in Vancouver.