Category Archives: Kid’s Health

Vitamin D May Thwart Kids’ Winter Colds

But whether children without vitamin deficiency would benefit remains unclear, study finds THURSDAY, Aug. 23 (HealthDay News) — Taking vitamin D supplements may lower children’s risk of respiratory infections, according to a new study. The study included nearly 250 schoolchildren in Mongolia with low blood levels of vitamin D during winter. Taking a daily vitamin…

Popular Characters Can Help Kids Eat Healthy Foods Too

Branding tactics used to sell junk food also may be used to promote better nutrition, research shows TUESDAY, Aug. 21 (HealthDay News) — Superheroes and other popular kids’ characters have been used to sell junk food, candy and other sugary treats to children for decades, but new research shows they also can be used to…

College Freshmen Urged to Keep Excess Pounds Away

Dietitian says even small weight gain raises students’ risk for chronic disease SUNDAY, Aug. 19 (HealthDay News) — Although the dreaded “Freshman 15″ — a reference to the pounds gained by new college students — has been revealed by researchers to be a bit of an exaggeration, students should still take steps to avoid gaining…

Honey a Sweet Treatment for Kids’ Night-Time Cough

Given before bedtime, study found this home remedy improved symptoms of common cold By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 6 (HealthDay News) — Instead of reaching for a commercial medicine when your child is coughing through the night because of a common cold, Israeli researchers suggest giving honey a try. A teaspoon or two of…