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Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Children's Health: Not ordinary growing pains ♦ Olive, sunflower oil on baby skin weakens natural defenses ♦ Childhood family breakups harder on girls' health,

Olive, sunflower oil on baby skin weakens natural defenses Using olive or sunflower oil on newborn babies' skin damages the barrier which prevents water loss and blocks allergens and infections, new research has found.
Not ordinary growing pains A recent study shows that acupuncture may be a safe and effective adjunctive integrative medicine treatment for chronic pain in pediatric patients.
Childhood family breakups harder on girls' health, A childhood family breakup can have long-term negative consequences for the children. Recent research looks at overall health, depression, and smoking as a health-related behavior and finds that, for girls, all three are worse.
Children's ability to detect sugar varies widely Sensitivity to sweet taste varies widely across school-aged children and is in part genetically-determined. The findings may inform efforts to reduce sugar consumption and improve nutritional health of children.

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