10 Ways to Protect Your Child’s Spine From Heavy School Backpacks

Posted on Sep 25, 2013

Research clearly shows that there is an association between heavy backpacks and risk of back pain in children. [More]

'Junk Food' Exposure Risks Kids' Mental Health

Posted on Aug 21, 2013

"Junk food" during pregnancy and in early childhood is linked to a significantly increased risk for poor mental health, including anxiety and depression, in very young children, new research shows. [More]

Too Much Tuna Means Too Much Mercury for Kids

Posted on Sep 23, 2012

A coalition of consumer groups says kids should eat much less canned tuna to avoid mercury poisoning. [More]

Lower Vitamin D Levels found children with Type 1 Diabetes

Posted on Aug 30, 2012

August 28, 2012 — Children with type 1 diabetes mellitus show lower levels of serum vitamin D than those without the disease, even in a subtropical region of Australia, where sunlight is in abundance. [More]

Vitamin D Supplementation Reduces Respiratory Infections

Posted on Aug 20, 2012

August 20, 2012 — Supplementing vitamin D in the diets of school children may cut the incidence of acute respiratory infections (ARIs) by as much as half, according to results from a randomized controlled trial carried out in Mongolia. [More]

Zinc Plus Antibiotic Reduces Treatment Failure in Infants

Posted on Jun 1, 2012

Infants with serious bacterial infection who received zinc in addition to standard antibiotic therapy were less likely to suffer treatment failure. [More]