Category Archives: Pediatrics

Omega-3 Prevents Long-term Psychosis

A new study shows that adolescents and young adults considered to be at high risk for developing psychosis, show significant reductions in their progression to psychotic disorder 7 years after a 12-week treatment of omega-3 PolyUnsaturated Fatty Acids (PUFAs). This … Continue reading

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Antibiotics linked to Child Obesity

Children who take repeated antibiotics are more likely to become obese by the age of 5, according to a new study, published on September 29 2014 in JAMA Pediatrics. The study examined the health records of nearly 65000 children found … Continue reading

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10 Ways to Protect Your Child’s Spine From Heavy School Backpacks

Every fall, I get asked by concerned parents about how school bags can affect their children’s spines. Research clearly shows that there is an association between heavy backpacks and risk of back pain in children. A study involving 1,403 school … Continue reading

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“Junk food” is linked to anxiety and depression even in very young children

“Junk food” during pregnancy and in early childhood is linked to a significantly increased risk for poor mental health, including anxiety and depression, in very young children, new research shows. A large, prospective study included 23,020 women and their children … Continue reading

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Zinc Plus Antibiotic Reduces Treatment Failure in Infants

According to a randomized, double-blind study, infants with probable serious bacterial infection who received zinc in addition to standard antibiotic therapy were less likely to suffer treatment failure. The results indicated that zinc supplementation reduced the incidence of treatment failure … Continue reading

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