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Find the latest news stories from Canada.com on the topic Family Health.





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Babies show inherent dislike for those who are different: UBC study
Babies, just like adults, may have a mean streak, says a new study out of the University of British Columbia.
Newspaper: Canada.com
Feed: Family Health Date: 2013-03-13 11:07:45



Health Canada warns mould can develop on Fisher Price baby sleeper
Health Canada is warning parents to be on the lookout for mould in a freestanding infant sleeper and playtime seat made by Fisher Price.
Newspaper: Canada.com
Feed: Family Health Date: 2013-02-07 07:04:09



Report: Emergency room visits tied to energy drinks, especially among youth, double since 2007
A new U.S. government survey suggests the number of people seeking emergency treatment after consuming energy drinks has doubled nationwide during the past four years, the same period in which the supercharged drink industry has surged in popularity in convenience stores, bars and on college campuses.
Newspaper: Canada.com
Feed: Family Health Date: 2013-02-07 07:04:09



More kids taking alternative therapies, but doctors rarely told: study
A growing number of Canadian children with chronic illnesses are being treated with complementary medicine, researchers say, but parents don't always tell doctors they are using the alternative therapies.
Newspaper: Canada.com
Feed: Family Health Date: 2013-02-07 07:04:09



Researchers pinpoint gene behind rare disorder in kids, treat successfully
TORONTO - Canadian researchers have used the power of genomics to identify the cause of a rare Parkinson's-like disease in children of one extended family and come up with a treatment to help reverse its effects.
Newspaper: Canada.com
Feed: Family Health Date: 2013-02-07 07:04:08



Bundling baby: How much do little kids need to wear in Canada's cold winters?
It's a question all new parents — or parents new to our climate — ask at some point or another as Canadian winters descend: How much bundling do you need to do to protect babies and little children from the cold?
Newspaper: Canada.com
Feed: Family Health Date: 2013-02-07 07:04:08



One in five Canadian high-school students mix booze with energy drinks, survey says
One in five Canadian high-school students consume alcohol mixed with energy drinks, a new national survey has found.
Newspaper: Canada.com
Feed: Family Health Date: 2013-02-07 07:04:08



Overweight children at risk of a new 'beast,' doctors warn: Obesity hypoventilation syndrome
Canadian doctors are warning of yet another serious but hidden complication of obesity in children that, if untreated, can be fatal. “Obesity hypoventilation syndrome,” or OHS, occurs when fat tissue lodges in the upper airways, affecting a child’s day and [...]
Newspaper: Canada.com
Feed: Family Health Date: 2013-02-07 07:04:08



17 cold and cough remedies recalled over faulty child-proof caps, could cause harm
A major supplier of cold and cough remedies is recalling 17 products because the child-resistant mechanism of the bottle caps can fail, putting children at risk for potential harm.
Newspaper: Canada.com
Feed: Family Health Date: 2013-02-07 07:04:08





Experts say more awareness, better enforcement may be helping to reduce child sex abuse
Increased public awareness of how child predators operate, along with better law enforcement and policies to protect children, may be helping to reduce child sex abuse despite this year's headlines about cases connected to institutions like Penn State University, the Boy Scouts and the BBC.
Newspaper: Canada.com
Feed: Family Health Date: 2012-11-29 19:01:18



Facing bias, loss of children, disabled parents should get more support, advocates say
Millions of Americans with disabilities have gained innumerable rights and opportunities since Congress passed landmark legislation on their behalf in 1990. And yet advocates say barriers and bias still abound when it comes to one basic human right: To be a parent.
Newspaper: Canada.com
Feed: Family Health Date: 2012-11-26 11:08:10



Attention-deficit patients are more likely to commit crimes when off ADHD drugs, study finds
Older teens and adults with attention deficit disorder are much less likely to commit a crime while on ADHD medication, a provocative study from Sweden found.
Newspaper: Canada.com
Feed: Family Health Date: 2012-11-22 19:00:36



4D scans show foetuses yawn in the womb
Growing into a fully formed human being is a long process, and scientists have found that unborn babies not only hiccup, swallow and stretch in the womb, they yawn too. Researchers who studied 4D scans of 15 healthy foetuses also said they think yawning is a developmental process which could potentially give doctors a new[...]
Newspaper: Canada.com
Feed: Family Health Date: 2012-11-22 19:00:36



Jokes, stories, video clips in operating room can ease kids' fears of anesthesia
For children who need an operation, the idea of being put to sleep can be one of the most frightening parts of surgery, especially when they see that anesthesia-inducing masked person descending towards their face.
Newspaper: Canada.com
Feed: Family Health Date: 2012-11-19 10:59:06



Rebirth of human milk banks in Canada to save babies, health-care dollars
When Jannette Festival worked as a nurse at Calgary's Foothills hospital, she often saw tiny preemies who weren't able to get breast milk from their mothers.
Newspaper: Canada.com
Feed: Family Health Date: 2012-11-10 08:18:29



Sudden death in young adults not caused by exercise, study suggests
The stories are always shocking: A young, often super fit teenager or young adult drops like a stone during an athletic event, dead before they hit the ground.
Newspaper: Canada.com
Feed: Family Health Date: 2012-11-10 08:18:29



Crying over needles? Fall flu shot available for kids in nasal spray
Alberta health officials say for the first time children will be able to get a seasonal flu vaccine through nasal spray instead of needles.
Newspaper: Canada.com
Feed: Family Health Date: 2012-10-03 11:02:27



Benefits of circumcision outweigh risks: pediatrics group
The American Academy of Pediatrics has issued new guidelines saying the health benefits of infant circumcision outweigh the risks of the surgery, but the influential physician's group has fallen short of a universal recommendation of the procedure for all infants, saying that parents should make the final call.
Newspaper: Canada.com
Feed: Family Health Date: 2012-09-07 07:00:32



Breastfeeding, early milk not tied to puberty timing
Some research has hinted that breastfeeding or milk drinking might affect when kids hit puberty, but a new study casts doubt on that.
Newspaper: Canada.com
Feed: Family Health Date: 2012-09-07 07:00:30



Teens choose videos to tackle topic of depression
When reaching out to young people, Ginny Dennehy knows it's important to communicate on their terms.
Newspaper: Canada.com
Feed: Family Health Date: 2012-09-07 07:00:29



Being uncircumcised - not foreskin tightness - key risk for urinary infection
Urinary tract infections are far more common in uncircumcised boys than in their circumcised counterparts, but whether their foreskin is tight or more retractable makes no difference in how prone they are to becoming infected, a study suggests.
Newspaper: Canada.com
Feed: Family Health Date: 2012-07-11 07:59:31



Fruit juice targeted in the war on obesity
Over the last decade, America's war on obesity has targeted some fairly obvious culprits, including fast food, pastries, fried foods and soda. But recent scientific studies and a new government-sponsored documentary have identified a new, less obvious enemy: fruit juice.
Newspaper: Canada.com
Feed: Family Health Date: 2012-05-24 12:10:23



'Five S's' ease babies' pain during vaccinations
Some physical comfort and a soothing voice may make routine vaccinations a little easier on babies without resorting to painkillers like acetaminophen, a new study suggests.
Newspaper: Canada.com
Feed: Family Health Date: 2012-04-18 20:29:21



Children should be taught the value of flossing at an early age
To help ensure they don't get cavities, Ericka Behar has made flossing mandatory for her children, a six-year-old boy and a two-and-a-half-year-old girl.
Newspaper: Canada.com
Feed: Family Health Date: 2012-04-11 09:51:32



Video: Kids' makeup
From nail polish to shiny lip gloss, we look at if makeup for children may or may not be unsafe.
Newspaper: Canada.com
Feed: Family Health Date: 2012-04-10 09:37:15



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