Go Ahead - Make a Mud Pie, Kiddo!
The joke is that experienced parents don't clean off a pacifier after it falls on the floor. A few extra germs just build the immune system, right? Well, they may be on to something.
Nursing Moms Should not Avoid Cow's Milk
Nursing moms who avoid milk in hopes of reducing their babies’ risk for food allergies should think twice: A new study finds that it may increase your baby’s risk for food allergies.
Babies Who Eat Fish at Lower Risk of Pre-School Wheeze
Some moms may be reluctant to give their baby fish because of concern over fish mercury levels. However, new moms may want to reconsider fish as part of their infant’s diet, as a recent study shows that feeding your baby fish in the first nine months can help prevent pre-school wheeze.
Fires Flare Up Asthma and COPD Attacks
The summer of 2011 is one for the record books. This hottest and driest summer in recent memory has led to many forest and home fires. These fires can lead to more asthma attacks and worsen respiratory conditions in those most sensitive in the population.
Breastfeeding Still the Best Baby Formula
Children's incidence of food allergies is on the rise. Labeling a baby formula as hypoallergenic is a fabulous marketing strategy, but it should deliver the goods as advertised.
Food Allergies Can Lead to Asthma
The beginning of the allergy march in babies and young children may originate from food allergies. Food allergies often begin in babies as early as three months old.
Managing Asthma Can Reduce ER Trips
When teaching children fire drills, the mantra is STOP, DROP, and ROLL. When teaching asthma attack prevention, a new mantra of MANAGE, ANTICIPATE, and AVOID is in order.
Diagnosis Made Easier to Swallow
Current tests for diagnosing food allergies are costly, time-consuming, and can potentially cause severe reactions. To solve some of these problems, researchers have developed an online tool for diagnosing allergies.
Sick and Abused
According to a study by Swedish researchers, children who are chronically ill are much more likely than healthy children to be victims of physical abuse.