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  • Breastfeeding May Decrease the Risk of Childhood Obesity

    Last Updated: 2015-2-20  ::

    Obesity is associated with a complex combination of factors but the earliest feeding habits may play a role in childhood obesity. A review of studies across several countries found that breastfeeding may decrease the risk of obesity in childhood.
  • Tonsillectomy May Reduce Number of Sore Throat Days in Children

    Last Updated: 2015-2-20  ::

    Removing the tonsils is a common procedure in children. It is often recommended for children with recurrent infections of the throat to reduce sick days. A study, completed in the United Kingdom, found that a tonsillectomy was associated with fewer sore throats in children who were selected to have the surgery.
  • Research Review Finds Little Support for Nearly Half of Medical Talk Show Recommendations

    Last Updated: 2015-1-25  ::

    Health and medical shows are some of the most popular talk shows on television. The hosts, highlighted as experts, offer a plethora of information but this study has found that almost half of those recommendations have little research support.
  • Strength Training, Tai Chi, and Aerobics May Improve Balance in People With Knee Osteoarthritis

    Last Updated: 2015-1-25  ::

    Osteoarthritis can make basic movement more difficult and in older adults this can increase the risk of falls. Balance is a major factor in falls and a complication of osteoarthritis but this trial has shown that strength, tai chi, and aerobic training may effectively improving balance in people with osteoarthritis.
  • Exercise During Pregnancy May Decrease the Risk of Cesarean Birth

    Last Updated: 2014-12-30  ::

    Exercise during pregnancy has been associated with many benefits for mom and baby. This review supports the trend and finds that even one day of purposeful activity per week may reduce the need for cesarean birth.
  • Maternal Caffeine Intake May Be Associated with Low Birth Weight

    Last Updated: 2014-11-30  ::

    Newborns who are underweight are at increased risk of complications, such as sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). This study found that higher maternal caffeine intake during pregnancy may be associated with a higher risk of having a low birth weight infant.
  • Prevent Eczema in Kids with a Daily Dose of Moisturizer

    Last Updated: 2014-11-30  ::

    The painful red, itchy, and scaly rash known as eczema is a common condition in children that is often stubborn to manage. Researchers have found that a daily dose of moisturizer may reduce the development of eczema in newborns who are at higher risk.

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