Kids Health

The frightful law about antibiotic overuse in kids

Illustrations by Olivia Mew Jennifer Chrysler is a self-proclaimed hippie mom with a pretty chill parenting style. She makes baby slings out of hemp, embraces all things organic and, her son, Mitchell, at two and a half, already knows the words to Bob Marley’s “Everything’s Gonna Be Alright.” The only time Chrysler gets stressed is...

Should we weird out about Nutella?

When I was little, we’d visit my Italian grandparents every Sunday afternoon. I could hardly wait to hug Nonna and then be handed the best snack of all time: Nutella spread between two slices of the squishiest white bread, tucked inside a sheath of paper towel. The napkin was useless though. Not a drop...

Ultimate beam to kids’ burns: Types and treatment

Photo: Erik Putz A toddler grabs the handle of a cooking pot on the stove. A baby is placed in too-hot bathwater. A preschooler knocks over a cup of coffee. A school-ager accidentally touches a hot curling iron or the glass door in front of a roaring fireplace. (We’re wincing at these scenarios, too.) The typical home...

Adolescent basin rates are on a rise, with tween girls generally during risk

Photo: iStockphoto Researchers from Johns Hopkins University, Columbia University and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration have found a troubling trend in the mental health of adolescents. According to the new study published in the December 2016 issue of Pediatrics, depression rates among U.S. tweens and teens have increased over the past decade. As...

Whole divert might be a healthier choice for kids than low-fat or skim

Photo: iStockphoto Young children who drink whole cow’s milk tend to be leaner and have higher vitamin D levels than those who consume low-fat or skim milk, researchers say. In a study of more than 2,700 children aged one to six, Toronto researchers found that those who drank whole milk had a body mass index score...

New investigate shows Canadian kids are among slightest active in a world

Photo: iStockphoto It’s well-established that Canadian children are not as active as they could be. Now a new study suggests they may be among the least active kids in the world. In June, the annual ParticipAction report card gave Canadian kids a D- for their level of physical activity, the fourth year in a row they...

Stage fright: How to assistance kids with opening anxiety

Photo: iStockphoto Tears, tantrums and tummy aches: all of these symptoms can accompany the common childhood experience of performance anxiety, a familiar topic for Bobcaygeon, Ont., mom Michelle Garrett.* When her son Jesse* was assigned his first class speech in grade three, it created a lot of tension in their home. “When he has to do...

RECALL: Cars Lightning McQueen pyjama set

Photo: HealthyCanadians.gc.ca Group Lemur Inc. has recalled their Cars Lightning McQueen 2-piece pyjama set after receiving a report of a child whose neck got stuck inside the garment. The products with the following UPC numbers are affected: 628221449004 628221448991 628221448984 628221448977 628221448960 628221448953 The recall was triggered because the fusing liner on the pyjama top may detach from the back of the applique, while still...

Ask Dr. Dina: What can we do to assistance when the child gets carsick?

We’ll be driving a lot over the holidays and our preschooler tends to get carsick. What can we do? Dealing with motion sickness ranks right up there as one of the yuckiest challenges parents have to face. It makes me nauseous just to think about the number of times we had to strip and...

3 ways to urge your kid’s tummy health after antibiotics

Illustration: Olivia Mew If you’re worried about the state of your kid’s gut health, microbiologist Brett Finlay says it’s never too late to change things for the better. In fact, he says, many studies show that within a day of changing your diet, you can improve the health of your microbes, even later in life....

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