Healthy Living News

Oct242014

Pregnancy Diabetes May Affect Daughter's Weight

by Howard LeWine, M.D.
Harvard Medical School

Daughters of women with high blood sugar during pregnancy may be more likely to become overweight as children, a new study finds. The risk was especially strong if the mothers developed gestational diabetes while they were...read more

Categories: Women's Health, Diabetes, Pregnancy, Children's Health

Oct202014

Seeing Film Violence May 'Desensitize' Parents

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

As they watch more violence or sex in movies, parents may be less bothered by it and more likely to let their kids watch, a new study suggests. The study included 1,000 parents of children ages 6 to 17. Researchers asked them...read more

Categories: Women's Health, Men's Health, Children's Health

Oct132014

Calm Family Meals Linked with Normal Weight

by Claire McCarthy, M.D.
Harvard Medical School

Research has linked family meals with a lower risk of childhood obesity. A new study suggests that a nice, calm atmosphere at mealtime also may help. The study included 120 families. Researchers asked them to record a week of...read more

Categories: Children's Health, Weight Management, Fitness, Family Health

Oct062014

Teens and Parents Like School-Based Health Centers

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

School-based health centers make good medical homes for teens, a new survey finds. Researchers questioned about 500 teens who visited a school-based health center in Denver, Colorado. They wanted to know which services they...read more

Categories: Children's Health

Oct022014

Timing of 1st Gluten Not Linked to Celiac Risk

by Robert H. Shmerling, M.D.
Harvard Medical School

Children have the same risk of developing celiac disease regardless of when they start eating foods containing gluten, 2 new studies suggest. People with celiac disease have pain, diarrhea, gas and other symptoms if they eat...read more

Categories: Children's Health, Newborn & Babies' Health, Diet & Fitness, Nutrition News

Sep222014

Outbreak of Severe Virus Now in 22 States

by Claire McCarthy, M.D.
Harvard Medical School

At least 160 cases of a sometimes severe virus have been confirmed in 22 states, U.S. health officials say. The cause of the confirmed cases is enterovirus D68. It is part of a family of germs that cause the common cold. Most...read more

Categories: Women's Health, Men's Health, Children's Health, Infectious Diseases

Sep152014

Study: Kids Get Double Antibiotics Needed

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

Doctors prescribe antibiotics twice as often as needed for children with common respiratory infections, a new study concludes. The study was based on 24 previous articles. They were published between 2000 and 2012. This was...read more

Categories: Children's Health, Medications

Sep022014

Infant Feeding and Long-Term Health

by Claire McCarthy, M.D.
Harvard Medical School

Breastfeeding leads to fewer ear, throat and sinus infections. But it doesn't lead to fewer colds, lung or urinary infections. And it doesn't necessarily protect children from developing food allergies. So says a series of...read more

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