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Is The Use of Bleach In The Home Leading To Increased Infections In Children?

Added April 10, 2015, Under: Children's Health, Diseases, Environment, Parents, Vaccines, Vitamin D

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Advertisers have greatly aided and abbetted a household trend in recent years to free our homes of the slightest possibility of any germs being allowed to lurk - undetected. The sales of disinfecting cleaning products has rocketed as a result. New research from Europe Now researchers from the University of Leuven in Belgium have raised health concerns about the use of bleach, saying: “The frequent use of disinfecting cleaning products – caused by an erroneous belief, reinforced by advertising, that our home ...

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Pregnancy & The Popular Ultrasound

Added March 19, 2015, Under: Babies, Children's Health, Parents, Pregnancy, Technology

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During recent years, the ultrasound scans have become commonplace during pregnancy. But how important are they to your health and that of your unborn child? Ultrasound is an electronic technology. It uses the reflection of pulses of high frequency sound to produce an image and may be used in a variety of circumstances during pregnancy. Most will assume that the routine use of ultrasound in early pregnancy will result in the earlier detection of problems and improved management of pregnancy complications. ...

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Eczema & Is There A Link To That Daily Bath?

Added March 3, 2015, Under: Babies, Children's Health, Environment, How To, New Moms, Parents, Skin Conditions

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In the distant past, people (however wealthy) did not make a habit of having regular baths or showers. It was only in the middle of the twentieth century that bathrooms and shower rooms started to become so popular and now, over sixty years later, most in the Western world would not dream of going without their daily shower. In the same way, babies and children are bathed just about every day of their young lives - often for the sake ...

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Whether Commercial or Homemade & Natural, Vapor Rub Is Helpful In Many Ways

Added February 28, 2015, Under: Children's Health, Headaches & Migraines, How To, Parents

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We have all heard of the long standing remedy known as Vicks VapoRub and we all recognize its aroma! Although mostly known for rubbing on the chest at bedtime, to relieve coughs and congestion during the night, I wonder if you knew that Vicks has many other uses? Most people are able to use Vicks VaporRub without experiencing any negative side effects, although mild skin irritation is sometimes reported.  Vicks VapoRub has been around for over a hundred years and is ...

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Chickenpox, Sunlight & Shingles

Added February 24, 2015, Under: Children's Health, Parents, Skin Conditions, Vitamin D

Baby with Chicken Pox

It is peak season for chickenpox – that highly-contagious, blistering virus which for most children is unpleasant. Chicken pox is a great example of natural immunity In the past, every child would get chicken pox – it was an expected childhood illness – and most would get over it very quickly. At the same time, parents and grandparents would be regularly exposed to the virus which would help them to produce antibodies to protect them from shingles (all in the same virus ...

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Is Self Harming, Self Injuring or Self Mutilation A Disturbing Modern Trend?

Added January 13, 2015, Under: Children's Health, Parents

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It can be hard for people to understand why someone would want to deliberately hurt or injure themselves. But we need to be aware of this growing problem and how the habit can even be addictive. The sad truth is that if some people are not helped to stop self-harming, there is a risk that it could go too far and cause serious damage or even accidental death. I have read that 1 in 10 young people in the UK are ...

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What is Your Child Swallowing With His Soft Serve Ice Cream?

Added December 29, 2014, Under: Children's Health, Nutrition, Parents

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Many people enjoy ice cream and this can be at any time of the year as a regular treat or for a special occasion. Many of us grew up with the memory of the ice cream truck making its way through the neighborhood while alerting us to its progress with happy sounding chimes. But do we need to be concerned about the ingredients that go to make this yummy dessert especially as those soft serve ice creams so popular with children ...

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How to Make Your Own Honey & Lemon Throat Lozenges

Added December 2, 2014, Under: Health, How To, Parents

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Yes it is that time of the year again, in the Northern hemisphere, when scratchy throats, runny noses and just an all “round bunged up” feeling is the order of the day. But instead of rushing off to get over-the-counter medications (which are full of chemicals), you can turn to more natural remedies. Here is one such remedy whatever your age... Homemade honey and lemon throat lozenges This is a special recipe you can make yourself with honey and lemon to suck (for ...

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Top 10 Facts To Know About Sleep & Why You Need Enough

Added October 25, 2014, Under: Health, Parents

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Suffering from lack of sleep, whether you know it or not, is probably one of the most common conditions affecting people in the Western world today and yet, we cannot over emphasize the importance of sleep. Here are those 10 facts While you might not know about them, there are definitely some with which you will be able to identify. 1. 18 Days, 21 hours and 40 minutes is the record for the longest period someone has deliberately gone without sleep. During that ...

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How Safe Is Your Supplement?

Added October 10, 2014, Under: Children's Health, Nutrition, Parents, Top 10

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A few months ago we wrote about vitamin supplements in our post “Supplements, What Do We Need & How Should We Store Them?” But there is more you need to know when making a decision on supplements. There is a big division between high quality plant-based supplements and the cheaply produced and priced synthetic versions, while certain additives and fillers can be a real problem when taken in large and regular doses. The statistics show With more than 50% of the US population ...

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