Healthy Living News

May182015

Study: Kids Don't Move Much in Preschool

by Claire McCarthy, M.D.
Harvard Medical School

Young children may not get much physical activity in a day at preschool, a new study finds. The study included nearly 100 preschool children from 10 child-care centers. Researchers spent 4 full days at each center, watching...read more

Categories: Children's Health

May052015

Poor Kids No Thinner after School-Food Law

by Claire McCarthy, M.D.
Harvard Medical School

Since California started restricting foods sold from school vending machines and snack bars, students have become a bit less likely to be overweight. But almost all of the change occurred in high-income neighborhoods, a study...read more

Categories: Children's Health, Weight Management

Apr272015

More Newborns Treated for Drug Withdrawal

by Claire McCarthy, M.D.
Harvard Medical School

The number of newborns getting treated for narcotic withdrawal has sharply increased in the last decade, a new study suggests. The study looked at neonatal abstinence syndrome. This is a group of symptoms that affect newborns...read more

Categories: Newborn & Babies' Health, Children's Health

Apr172015

Ideas to Help Children Swallow Pills

by Henry H. Berstein, D.O., M.H.C.M.
Harvard Medical School

It can be hard to teach kids to swallow pills, but a few techniques can be helpful, a study shows. The study looked at previous research on pill swallowing among children. Few studies had been done. Researchers found 5 small...read more

Categories: Children's Health, Medications

Apr132015

Study Links Alcohol in Films, Teen Drinking

by Claire McCarthy, M.D.
Harvard Medical School

Teens who have seen a lot of alcohol drinking in movies may be more likely to drink themselves, a new study concludes. Researchers used information from a long-term study of British children. When they were 15, about 5,000 of...read more

Categories: Children's Health

Apr062015

Breast Milk Bought Online May Not Be Pure

by Henry H. Bernstein, D.O., M.H.C.M.
Harvard Medical School

Breast milk bought online may contain some cow's milk, a new study finds. In the study, about 10% contained cow's milk. Researchers bought 102 samples of human milk advertised online. They tested the DNA in each sample. DNA in...read more

Categories: Newborn & Babies' Health, Children's Health