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|12/1/2016 - Vaccines linked with autism and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS); environmental toxins; processed foods loaded with preservatives, sugar and GMOs - when it comes to protecting the health of our kids, it's no wonder that parents can feel overwhelmed.
Sadly, Western medicine - along with government...|
|11/4/2016 - Is modern life making people sick? While many people have theorized that the way we lead our lives today is nothing short of unnatural, recent research indicates that we may indeed be making ourselves sicker and more prone to disease as time marches on. Experts are even warning of an upcoming cancer...|
|10/5/2016 - Have you read The Peanut Allergy Epidemic by historian Heather Fraser? She begins by asking us why the peanut allergy epidemic is only found in Western cultures, where at least 4 million people experience the mysterious phenomenon, yet there are virtually no reported cases in India, where peanuts just...|
|7/9/2016 - A British dietary group is blaming parents rather than junk food manufacturers for the growing epidemic of childhood obesity throughout the world, claiming that the portion sizes on many children's food plates are simply too large for them to remain slim and fit.
The ballooning of the next generation...|
|5/16/2016 - Health problems in children have risen significantly in recent years, and the cause is primarily environmental. That's the bottom line of a new report released by the Pesticide Action Network entitled "Kids on the Frontline," which details the harmful and potentially fatal health effects pesticides...|
|3/17/2016 - Children exposed to certain varieties of phthalates in the womb were nearly 80 percent more likely to develop asthma, according to a study conducted by researchers from Columbia University, Harvard University and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and published in the journal Environmental...|
|2/16/2016 - The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has just added three new vaccines to the Childhood Immunization Schedule, bringing the total to an almost unbelievable 74 vaccine doses recommended before the age of 17.
The agency also lowered the age of HPV (a sexually-transmitted virus) vaccination to include...|
|12/3/2015 - Although cases of measles and mumps declined after measles and mumps vaccines were introduced, scientists now realize that childhood infections serve a valuable function and may be necessary for normal development of the immune system. For example, earlier this year, a large Japanese study found that...|
|6/7/2015 - Breastfeeding is the healthiest option to give your little one the best start in life. The benefits go way beyond providing basic nutrition. In addition to providing all the vitamins, nutrients and immune-building substances a baby needs, researchers at the University of Haifa in Israel suggest that...|
|3/20/2015 - Just as the "cholesterol causes clogged arteries" myth is finally being put to rest, a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism reveals what may be a much more likely cause of modern heart disease: inadequate vitamin D intake.
Researchers from Finland found that adults...|
|3/17/2015 - Children with insufficient levels of vitamin D are more likely to have hardened arteries as adults, and more likely to develop cardiovascular disease, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Turku, Finland, and published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.
|5/7/2014 2:10:13 PM - Vitamin B3 may be a miracle treatment for the genetic childhood disease Friedreich's ataxia -- which currently has no treatment or cure -- according to a study conducted by researchers from Imperial College London, University College London and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)/Wellcome...|
|4/3/2014 - According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), "Approximately 17% (or 12.5 million) of children and adolescents aged 2--19 years are obese. Since 1980, obesity prevalence among children and adolescents has almost tripled."
As is the case with adults, carrying around...|
|12/6/2013 - Over the last 30 years, childhood obesity has doubled in young children and tripled in teens. Approximately one out of every three children are overweight or obese in the United States today, and children in the African American and Hispanic community are experiencing even higher childhood obesity rates....|
|11/21/2013 - Assuming that they even survive their treatments, children with cancer whose parents send them down the path of conventional chemotherapy and radiation could end up suffering a life of heart disease. These were the inferred findings of a new study recently presented at the American Heart Association's...|
|10/13/2013 - Comprehensive research compiled by expert immunologist Dr. J. "Bart" Classen has uncovered the disturbing fact that childhood vaccines are a common cause of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes, as well as the barrage of chronic illness symptoms typically associated with metabolic syndrome. Because they...|
|9/14/2013 - The "fall" in obesity rates among low-income, preschool-aged children in the United States from 2008-2011 that was recently reported by the CDC is making headlines, and Michelle Obama is taking credit, but have we really made any progress?
The decline may be considered scientifically significant,...|
|5/26/2013 - Incidences of childhood obesity have skyrocketed over the last couple of decades, and factors such as processed foods and limited exercise play a big role in it. However, an interesting contemporary study by researchers at the Division of Gastroenterology and Nutrition at Boston Children's Hospital...|
|5/5/2013 - Duke University is currently conducting a survey titled, "Finding Foods Fearful: A Study of Children and Adolescents with a Fear of Trying New Foods." In an attempt to "develop new treatments, help parents feel less blamed, and learn more about the development of taste preference," researchers are encouraging...|
|1/29/2013 - The National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC), a non-profit vaccine safety group, recently conducted an independent review of the contents of childhood vaccines and found that many of them are tainted with ingredients that would shock most parents. According to the manufacturer-produced package inserts...|
|1/27/2013 - Long known to dramatically increase the risk of certain chronic health conditions later in life, childhood obesity also has serious, immediate health consequences, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of California-Los Angeles and published in the journal Academic Pediatrics.
|12/21/2012 - A simple formula can calculate a newborn baby's risk of childhood obesity without the need for medical tests, according to a study published in the journal PLOS ONE.
Childhood obesity is a growing problem in the world's wealthier countries - for example, more than 15 percent of all British children...|
|11/22/2012 - Parents who give their young children acetaminophen (Tylenol) and various other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) to treat fevers and other ailments could be putting them at serious risk of developing childhood asthma. A new study out of Denmark links the use of these potentially deadly...|
|10/12/2012 - Our modern lifestyle has created unprecedented levels of tooth decay in both children and adults. According to Weston A. Price, a dentist who researched the link between diet and tooth decay, the modern diet is lacking important fat-soluble vitamins such as vitamins A and D, as well as a substance known...|
|9/19/2012 - Purple carrots, raspberry bushes and a bounty of schoolyard-grown vegetables are sprouting up around the nation. Edible schoolyards are teaching children about sustainability, nutrition and the fun of growing, cooking and eating their own food. As more of these gardens germinate from an idea to a full...|
|8/10/2012 - Obesity is an epidemic in the United States. Advances in technology and cheap, empty calories have created a lazy and fat population. New generations of children are getting thrown into this culture and are turning up with a higher incidence of diseases. Estimates state up to one-fifth of the global...|
|4/14/2011 - Nearly one-forth of students are overweight or obese. Though junk food and fast food ads aren't completely to blame for childhood obesity, they do contribute to the overall problem.
The Impact of Banning Junk Food Ads Aimed at Kids
The Australian Medical Association has requested a ban on junk food...|
|4/2/2011 - Childhood obesity has reached epidemic levels in recent years. According to the Institute of Medicine, obesity in preschool aged children and teens has more than doubled since the 1970`s while the obesity rate in children 6 to 11 has more than tripled. Protecting advertising revenue and financial interests...|
|2/21/2011 - Most people understand the importance of a well balanced diet, including the minimum daily requirements of vitamins and minerals, to prevent chronic disease. These critical cofactors of life are repeatedly shown to promote health and prevent a myriad of chronic diseases from diabetes and dementia to...|
|1/24/2011 - According to the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, the rate of childhood obesity has tripled in the last 30 years. Junk food is one of the culprits for the obesity epidemic. Kids are exposed to junk food in many ways, from unhealthy parental role models to marketing...|
|12/30/2010 - In a recent article in the Chicago Tribune "Link between autism and vaccines discredited," Dr. Cory Franklin makes the definitive claim that vaccines do not cause autism. The study to which his article refers was published in Pediatrics, the online journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Researchers...|
|8/28/2010 - Leukemia is a cancer of the bone marrow. Every year there are 2000-3000 children diagnosed with this cancer in the United States. Leukemia is the most common childhood cancer and is most common in children under the age of 10. But in Asia those statistics look very different. They have a much lower...|
|6/18/2010 - Survivors of childhood cancers are nearly 10 times more likely to suffer from cardiovascular disease as adults than people who did not have cancer as children, according to a study conducted by researchers from Emory University and published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention.
|9/28/2009 - Children living with parents who use pesticides around the home are significantly more likely to develop brain cancer than children who are not exposed to such chemicals, according to a study published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives.
Researchers matched each of 400 fathers and 250...|
|9/19/2009 - Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), a malignant disease of the bone marrow, is the most common cancer diagnosed in children. In fact, nearly one third of all pediatric cancers are cases of ALL. Although this form of cancer can be cured in many cases, in the worst case scenarios the cancer crowds out...|
|8/18/2009 - Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), a malignant disease of the bone marrow, is the most common cancer diagnosed in children. In fact, nearly one third of all pediatric cancers are cases of ALL. Although this form of cancer can be cured in many cases, in the worst case scenarios the cancer crowds out...|
|6/11/2009 - Phthalates used in food packaging could be linked to childhood obesity, according to two recent studies conducted by the Mount Sinai School of Medicine that included research conducted on more than 900 children in East Harlem and surrounding communities. The studies have added to a growing body of evidence...|
|4/29/2009 - Children who live in homes where parents use pesticides are twice as likely to develop brain cancer, according to the results of a new study published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives. The study evaluated more than 800 fathers and more than 500 mothers that live in residential areas...|
|2/21/2009 - In an announcement that's picking up considerable press, the Alliance for a Healthier Generation (which includes the American Heart Association and the William J. Clinton Foundation) has announced it's doing something to prevent kids from getting fatter. They're calling for kids to visit dieticians,...|
|2/16/2009 - Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is a condition marked by persistent cycles of fatigue and recovery accompanied by diverse symptoms affecting multiple organ systems. It causes long-term tiredness which cannot be relieved by rest or sleep.
There are a wide range of factors involved in the development...|
|2/11/2009 - What follows is a collection of quotations from naturopathic physicians, health authors, researchers and doctors on the dangers of vaccines. I assembled these quotes from a private library of health books and published them here to make this entire collection public.
Here, you'll learn how vaccines...|
|1/7/2009 - Children today are faced with many struggles. The most serious and widespread health problem they face, unfortunately, is obesity. Between 1986 and 1998 a national survey conducted showed that the incidence of obesity doubled in children between the ages of four and twelve. This is a 12% increase during...|
|12/28/2008 - Is your child constipated, or showing signs of constipation? If so, you may want to do something about it, especially in view of the findings of recent research conducted at Nationwide Children's Hospital. The study found that the negative impact on children suffering from constipation as well as the...|
|12/1/2008 - Women who do not get enough vitamin D while pregnant place their children at increased risk for tooth enamel defects and early childhood tooth decay, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Manitoba, Canada, and presented at the General Session of the International Association...|
|11/28/2008 - One the most important indicators of the state of health of Americans today may be the ever increasing rate of overweight and obese children. The Institute of Medicine has found that one-third of American children are either obese or at risk for obesity. The Center of Disease Control has found that,...|
|2/8/2008 - It's taken as an article of faith that vaccinations have improved our lifespan. We take our children to the doctor for their injections without question. We think of ourselves as bad parents if we don't. It's simply one of those things that we don't question, as if it's obvious. It's gone so far now...|
|1/29/2008 - "You are what you eat." A once universal theme of awareness has become all but lost to us when it comes to improving our children's eating habits. I fondly remember my first grade teacher, Mrs. Hooks, warmly walking down each row of desks passing out snacks. It was the time of the day every one looked...|
|5/8/2007 - In the wake of findings that food is the most-advertised product on television programming viewed by children, the Boston-based Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood (CCFC) recently issued a statement calling for "policies that will protect children from junk food marketers."
CCFC's Dr. Susan...|
|11/20/2006 - Teenagers who experienced high blood-lead levels during childhood appear to suffer more accidental injuries than those who had lower lead exposure, according to new research conducted by University of Cincinnati (UC) environmental health experts.
The UC team reports these findings in the October...|
|10/24/2006 - Children who are overweight as toddlers or preschoolers are more likely to be overweight or obese in early adolescence, report researchers in a collaborative study by the NIH and several academic institutions.
The researchers periodically collected height and weight measurements of a sample of children,...|
|10/12/2006 - Nearly 80 percent of children diagnosed with pediatric cancer will become long-term survivors due to advances in treatment, according to a new study published in the Oct. 12 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, but it also states that those survivors will likely live for 20 to 30 years with...|
|9/19/2006 - The prevalence of childhood asthma and wheeze rises around 2 to 3 per cent for every indoor swimming pool per 100,000 of the population across Europe, indicates research published ahead of print in Occupational and Environmental Medicine.
The researchers analysed the rates of wheezing, asthma, hay...|
|9/12/2006 - Fifty percent of adults with high blood pressure were overweight as children, according to a new study by Tulane University epidemiologist Sathanur Srinivasan. The study links childhood obesity to the development of both high blood pressure and metabolic syndrome in adulthood.
|9/6/2006 - Fifty percent of adults with high blood pressure were overweight as children, according to a new study by Tulane University epidemiologist Sathanur Srinivasan. The study links childhood obesity to the development of both high blood pressure and metabolic syndrome in adulthood.
|8/29/2006 - The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) has awarded 14 research grants that will explore how federal, state and local school food policies can help prevent childhood obesity, especially among low-income and minority populations who have the highest risk for being overweight. Over the past three decades,...|
|8/28/2006 - Household insecticides may increase the risk of childhood leukaemia, suggests French research in Occupational and Environmental Medicine .
Leukaemia is the most common childhood cancer in France, affecting 43 in every million children every year.
|8/28/2006 - As childhood obesity continues to grow on an epidemic scale in the United States, experts are suggesting a number of simple ways parents can encourage healthy eating early in life. One of the simplest ways is integrating whole grains into a child's diet. ...|
|7/20/2006 - Recent studies indicate that exercise can help build and maintain healthy bones. But just how early should one start? At the IOF World Congress on Osteoporosis in Toronto, Canada this week, several studies highlighted the importance of exercise in children and adolescents for building peak bone mass...|
|10/25/2005 - Childhood asthma is fast becoming an epidemic in the United States. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, close to one in 13 schoolchildren have asthma, with the numbers of new diagnoses rising sharply since 1980. Close to 4.2 million children had asthma attacks in the last year. For parents,...|
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|9/22/2005 - You have probably seen your nurse insert a syringe into a large vial, extract some liquid, and then leave a substantial amount of vaccine in the original container. If you've witnessed this seemingly benign procedure, you've seen how vaccine manufacturers are saving money at the expense of public health....|
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