The Vitamin D Council has come out with something interesting. It says that while the causes of eczema aren’t fully understood as yet, there does seem to be a connection between having low vitamin D levels and the common skin condition known as eczema.
When you child starts to crawl and then to walk, don't be in too much of a hurry to put him or her into shoes.
For example, many parents will buy children their first pair of shoes before they are even walking. However, research has shown that wearing shoes may actually be doing more damage than good. While parents may feel that children need a good pair of shoes to protect their feet and ankles as they grow, the shoes themselves can actual hinder muscle development - even causing problems for muscle development from toes right up to hips.
We share a host of benefits for children who can go barefoot...
We have written on this subject before but now new research published in the British Journal of Dermatology has found that babies had a lower risk of developing atopic eczema in their first year IF their mothers take a Vitamin D supplement.
Here in the UK, the Secretary of Health has launched a call for evidence to improve vitamin D levels in the UK population while at the same time talking openly about vitamin D - and racial health disparities due to vitamin D deficiency.
Dyscalculia (pronounced to rhyme with Julia) is a specific cognitive impairment affecting the understanding of numbers. Those who suffer from this condition could have trouble with numbers - namely doing simple calculations, remembering numbers or even putting them in size order.
Unfortunately, bullying has always been around and is actually natural, being a product of crowd behaviour in a competitive society - echoing animal behaviour in the wild.
Estimates of bullying among children point to ten to fifteen percent of any group of children repeatedly bullying others while a similar percentage of children are repeatedly targeted by bullying children...
We all need a daily dose of drama and this can be by reading a story, by watching a drama on TV or by listening to a play on the radio - and ten minutes is long enough to improve our mental wellbeing and creativity.
Here in the UK, air purifiers and ultraviolet light are being tested in schools in a pilot scheme to tackle the spread of viruses in confined spaces. Find out more about air purifiers and how they can help in the home too.
One of the worst discomforts that comes with eczema in children is the itchiness and how this makes them want to scratch - and to keep on scratching until the skin bleeds. We share some sympathetic ways to help these children who are having to deal with the discomfort of eczema.