Category Archives: Kid’s Health

Food Allergies Can Make Kids Targets for Bullies

Some children reported that other kids intentionally contaminated their food with allergens By Jenifer GoodwinHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Nov. 2 (HealthDay News) — As the mother of a child with a severe peanut allergy, Nicole Smith was vigilant about reading labels and making sure teachers and school administrators understood that ingesting even a trace amount of…

Help Kids Breathe Easier on Halloween

Doctor tells how to avoid allergy, asthma triggers WEDNESDAY, Oct. 31 (HealthDay News) — Allergy and asthma triggers lurk everywhere on Halloween, but some simple measures can keep children safe, an expert says. Potential problems range from ingredients in candy to dust and chemicals in costumes, according to Dr. Stephen Apaliski, author of a book…

Smoking During Pregnancy Tied to Extra Weight in Kids

But breast-feeding and late weaning may cut some of the child’s risk, researchers say TUESDAY, Oct. 30 (HealthDay News) — Children whose mothers were overweight and smoked during pregnancy are at increased risk of being overweight, a new study has found. The researchers also found that a high birth weight and rapid weight gain during…

Mothers’ Weight-Loss Surgery Linked to Kids’ Heart Health

Siblings born after procedure had changes in genes related to obesity, disease in study MONDAY, Oct. 29 (HealthDay News) — Children born to mothers who have had weight-loss surgery and lost a large amount of weight may have better heart health than their brothers or sisters who were born before their mothers lost the excess…

Health Tip: Enjoy a Healthier Halloween

You don’t have to serve up ‘junk food’ (HealthDay News) — If you’re planning a Halloween party for the neighborhood kids, candy and other “junk food” aren’t your only options. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests these healthier alternatives: For trick-or-treaters, offer low-calorie drinks and treats. For party guests, serve veggies, fruit…