Child Development

5 ways to help your kids sleep better

Though it’s not easy, it is possible to change the poor sleep habits of children in preschool and elementary school, experts say. It’s with the...

We need to stop perpetuating the myth that children grow out of autism

Around 1% of the population has an autism spectrum disorder, with estimates ranging from one in 150 to one in 70. While people differ in...

How parents and caregivers can help keep children with autism safe

Preventable injuries are the leading cause of death for Canadians under the age of 45. Unfortunately, individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are two to...

Micronutrient supplement may help treat ADHD

In a new study, researchers found that children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) who took micronutrients had lower levels of bacteria linked to the psychological...

Marijuana may change autism-linked gene in sperm

In a new study, researchers found a specific gene linked to autism appears to undergo changes in the sperm of men who use marijuana. The...

There’s no evidence c-sections cause autism or ADHD

A new study that combines data from over 20 million births has found that a cesarean section delivery is associated with autism spectrum disorder...

Changes linked to autism risk may be detected in early-mid pregnancy

In a new study, researchers have identified a link between autism and steroid hormone changes detected in the mother's blood. These changes, which suggest increased...

Learn colors with Disney Marvel pop up lollipops and nesting rainbow bowls!

This cute video helps young kids learn four colors: red, yellow, green and blue with Disney Marvel pop up lollipops and a set of...

Learn numbers with Disney Marvel pop up lollipops and rainbow candies!

This lovely video helps young kids learn numbers 1 – 10 with Disney Marvel pop up lollipops and rainbow candy balls. It combines superhero cartoon...

This wearable device can predict aggressive outbursts in people with autism

What would you do if you could predict the future a minute in advance? That might not seem like a long time, but for caretakers...

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Scientists find the major cause of autism

In a new study, researchers discovered that autism is 80% reliant on inherited genes. That means that environmental causes are only responsible for 20% of...
These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

In a recent study from the University of East Anglia, researchers find that long-term use of anticholinergic antidepressants is linked to a higher risk...

This popular painkiller may harm your blood sugar

In a new study, researchers found popular pain drug opioid tramadol (marketed as ConZip and Ultram) may increase the risk of developing hypoglycemia, or...

Popular high blood pressure drug may increase risk of bowel disease

High blood pressure harms one in ten adults across the globe, and it increases the risk of heart attack and stroke. The most common treatments...
Common painkiller may harm your immune system, damaging heart and kidneys

Common painkiller may harm your immune system, damage heart and kidneys

In a recent study, researchers found that a widely used type of painkiller may increase risks of heart failure and kidney disease. The type of...