Children’s caffeine intake ‘should be controlled’

Tighter controls are needed to prevent children consuming high-caffeine energy drinks, a BBC investigation has heard. Professor Mike Lean, an expert in nutrition, said children should be banned from buying highly-caffeinated drinks in the same way as alcohol. Manufacturers representatives have said youths should not be drinking them. But research for the European Food Safety … More Children’s caffeine intake ‘should be controlled’

Amber Teething Necklaces: A Caution for Parents

​When parents see their baby suffering, they just want a solution. Amber teething necklaces have become an increasing popular alternative treatment to ease teething pain. But, are they effective and safe? The answer is no. Watch Out For Faulty Claims According to Dr. Andrew Weil, a world-renowned leader and pioneer in the field of integrative medicine, … More Amber Teething Necklaces: A Caution for Parents

“Why do babies laugh out loud?” by Tom Stafford

What makes babies laugh? It sounds like one of the most fun questions a researcher could investigate, but there’s a serious scientific reason why Caspar Addyman wants to find out. He’s not the first to ask this question. Darwin studied laughter in his infant son, and Freud formed a theory that our tendency to laugh … More “Why do babies laugh out loud?” by Tom Stafford

“A letter to parents hesitant about vaccines” by Brian Elkins, MD

Dear concerned parent, I understand that you have concerns, doubts and maybe fears about immunizations, and that you may have chosen not to immunize your child. This is an emotional topic, and I know it is sometimes hard to even articulate exactly what those fears are — you may just feel uncomfortable about them. I … More “A letter to parents hesitant about vaccines” by Brian Elkins, MD

Nearly-term babies have elevated risk for ADHD

Very premature babies are known to have an increased risk for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and a new study suggests this may be true also for babies born only slightly early. “There has been quite a lot of research on very preterm birth and the increased risk for ADHD but less evidence when it comes … More Nearly-term babies have elevated risk for ADHD