Tag Archives: children

When starting school, younger children are more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD, study says

Could a child’s birthday put him or her at risk for an ADHD misdiagnosis? The answer appears to be yes, at least among children born in August who start school in states where enrollment is cut off at a Sept. 1 birth date, according to a new study led by Harvard Medical School researchers. The… Read More »

Study finds probiotics not effective in treating children with viral intestinal infections

A quick Google search for ‘probiotics’ reveals several websites suggesting the benefits of probiotics for gut health and their efficacy in treating common stomach bugs. However, the published literature on probiotics suggests a much different story. Researchers from The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and other paediatric hospitals across Canada worked with lead researchers at… Read More »

How to Ensure Good Dental Hygiene in Children

Oral health and dental hygiene are one of the biggest factors in the overall health and well-being of a child. However, oral health is often overlooked or misunderstood by parents and it can lead to problems for their children. Infections, loss of teeth, discolouration and bad positioning can be the worst consequences of poor practice… Read More »