Study Shows Women of Young Children Eat More Calories

Study Shows Women of Young Children Eat More Calories

Are you having a struggle with weight loss? Well, now you have someone to blame. According to a study from the University of Minnesota, mothers of young children were heavier and ate more calories, fatty foods, and sugary drinks than women without children. In addition, both parents were less active than those of the same age without children. The study was not a small one. There were over 1,500 adults with children younger than five and according to the report which is in the journal Pediatrics, mothers in this study with young children had a diet so poor, they’d have to walk three miles a day to not gain a pound.

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A Look at Growing Pains

A Look at Growing Pains

Growing pains…it’s one of those terms doctors hear growing up, but never came across in medical school or subsequent years of training. Sure enough, those pains may occur as our mothers told us. They do truly exist. In fact, they can be commonly found at certain times in our lives; not surprisingly, when we’re growing. According to a recent report, they occur in children within the ages of 3 and 5 and 8 to 12. If you remember your experiences with growing pains, they occur commonly in the legs and after exercise, even moderate exercise.

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The Correct Drug Dosages for Children

The Correct Drug Dosages for Children

Drug dosing is very important in children because children don’t take the same amount of medicine as adults. When the doctor calculates what the child’s going to have, it’s very important that that is evaluated and looked at from the standpoint of not overdosing a child. Children respond very well to medications if given in the proper dosages. That’s why when you see the pediatrician or the family physician and they write the dosage, make sure you look at it and you take it to the pharmacy, and they closely look at it, so there is not a discrepancy.

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Do Children in Daycare Develop More Health Problems?

Do Children in Daycare Develop More Health Problems?

Over the years, there has been a theory that children who attend daycare tend to develop more health problems; things like colds, ear infections, and throat infections. In the first few years of life, they can have more problems than the children who stay home, and it makes sense because there is an earlier exposure to problems. The theory also suggests that as the children get older, they have fewer infections and problems than the kids who stayed home and are more likely to be exposed to the various problems. A new study of 4,000 Dutch children from birth to eight years showed children who started daycare early were twice as likely to experience wheezing in the first year of life than those who didn’t go to daycare. By age five, daycare kids were slightly less likely to wheeze than non-daycare kids. By eight, the effects evened out and daycare attendants had no association with the wheezing.

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Sleep Difficulties in Children

Sleep Difficulties in Children

In trying to help their children fall back asleep, parents may be setting them up for poor sleep patterns later on. Researchers surveyed parents of 987 children from the ages of five months until the children turned six and found that many things parents did early on when their children woke up, like giving them food or drink, or moving the children to the parents’ bed, led to sleep difficulties later on. Some of the problems included bad dreams, inability to fall asleep, and the inability to get a full night sleep. This is from the University of Montreal.

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Monitoring Violence on Television

Monitoring Violence on Television

Violence on television. All you have to do is look at television and realize it’s getting worse and worse. One of the most difficult areas as a parent to regulate are the commercials that are on TV. You may have your children watching special shows trying to protect them, but during a sporting event, or any major event where the networks are trying to get a great deal of publicity, it is during those occasions when you will find violent advertisements for movies, or even shows that the networks are carrying.

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Gym Class or More Academics?

Gym Class or More Academics?

There is a great divide among educators: Is gym class important or is it more important to have an extra language course, or a computer class, or a math class? Let’s face it, there is a limited amount of time. We live in a competitive world where people are demanding more and more education, and quicker. But, according to a report in the British Medical Journal, there may be a middle ground. In the study, students were randomized to receive their normal three phys ed classes a week or to receive restructured lessons five times a week. They found exercise clearly takes the day.

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