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Teen brain volume changes with even small amount of cannabis use

At a time when several states are moving to legalize recreational use of marijuana, new research shows that concerns about the drug's impact on...

Bottle feeding infants is linked to left-handedness

Bottle feeding infants is associated with left-handedness, according to a new study from the University of Washington. The study found that the prevalence of left-handedness...

When to give kids medicine for coughs and colds

Although most colds in children don’t cause serious complications, they can cause anxiety in parents and caregivers. And colds are among the top reasons...

Probiotic could protect kids from eczema in the long run

Giving a probiotic supplement to pregnant mothers and their infants significantly reduces the chances of a child developing eczema for the first 11 years...

Infants fed soy-based formula show differences in reproductive system

In a recent study, researchers found that soy-based formula for newborns could cause differences in reproductive-system cells and tissues, compared to babies who used...

Worried about traveling with your kids over the holidays? Read this first

A little preparation can spare parents who travel with their children – and those around them – from feeling the blues this holiday season. Among...

Why vegan diets for babies come with significant risks

There are now more than 1m vegetarians and 500,000 vegans in the UK – and numbers are thought to be growing. While these people, identified...

Vitamin D deficiency in newborns is linked to schizophrenia

In a new study, researchers found that newborns with vitamin D deficiency have an increased risk of schizophrenia later in life. The study was done...

Chemicals in household products and personal care linked to earlier puberty in girls

In a new study, researchers found that chemicals that are widely used in personal care and household products are linked to girls entering puberty...

How to promote your baby’s healthy growth if feeding with formula

Babies should be fed on demand. While breastfeeding is the recommended approach to infant feeding, some mothers may not be able to breastfeed. Others may find...