Daily consumption of a pediatric synbiotic supplement may improve the number of spontaneous weekly bowel movements in children with intermittent constipation, says data from a new randomized double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial.
Childhood stunting costs low-to-middle income countries (LMICs) up to 1.2% of their annual gross domestic product (GDP), and could be cheaply remedied via nutritional shifts, according to research published in Lancet e-Clinical Medicine.
A new study analysing the impact of a probiotic on the symptoms of children with Tourette syndrome has concluded that probiotics do not have tic-reducing effects but may have benefits on comorbidities such as attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder...
Polar lipids, specific amino acids, and psychobiotics are of “critical importance” for normal neurodevelopment in young children, aside from the traditionally recognised vitamins and minerals, multinational research has suggested.
If your child misbehaves, you may only have yourself to blame, a new study suggests. Recent research indicates the gut microbiome could be a potential determinant of how a child’s environment ultimately impacts their neurobiological function and mental...
Out of 120 school students analyzed by Saudi researchers, academic performance was higher for students classified as moderately or highly active physically. Serum levels of vitamin E were also higher in the more active students.
Maternal milk supplementation, combined with breastfeeding support in late pregnancy and the early postpartum period, can have a positive impact on exclusive breastfeeding, according to an Abbott study.
A collaboration between MilliporeSigma and Washington University in St. Louis seeks to explore the differences between gut microbiomes of healthy and malnourished children, and then restore any imbalances using optimized supplements.
Excellent though it could have been for sales, the UK's Food
Standards Agency will not be recommending omega-3 and vitamin and
mineral supplements for all school children as a result of a review
of studies investigating the effect...
Detailed images of the gristle, bones and connective tissue used to
make cheeseburgers and chicken nuggets are being used in a UK-wide
poster campaign to increase children's awareness of what is in
their favourite junk foods...
Protecting the heart through healthy eating starts in earliest
childhood, says the American Heart Association which released its
new dietary recommendations for children and adolescents this week,
an initiative that coincides with...
Herbal medicines like ginger and chamomile may help alleviate
gastrointestinal complaints in children, but more research into
their effects is needed, according to a new review article. Some,
such as star anise, could prove dangerous.
Not enough is known about complementary and alternative medicines
(CAM) given to children to help alleviate the symptoms of common
ailments, warn researchers who have reviewed clinical studies into
the effects of herbals in children...
Healthy foods targeted at children may be coming up against a
critical barrier to sales - most parents fail to recognise obesity
and overweight problems in their children, according to a study out
Women who ate fish regularly during pregnancy had children with
better language and communication skills by the age of 18 months,
shows a new study, which supports previous evidence that fatty
acids found in the food boost children's...
The lifestyles of today's parents, which has created the booming
market for unhealthy convenience foods, are partly to blame for the
rise in childhood obesity, suggests a new report. But a backlash
against junk food and the food...
While bottled water consumption in the UK is on the increase, most
of this is being driven by adults. But a new report commissioned by
the leading British bottled water company Highland Spring shows
that kids, who are rarely catered...
Two studies of children's breakfast eating habits appear to show
that kids who eat oatmeal at the start of the day perform better in
memory tests - good news for Quaker Oats which sponsored the
A cartoon which was created to encourage British children to eat
more fruit and vegetables is to become the focus of a new
Department of Health campaign, reports BBC Online.Trials have shown
that the cartoon prompted a dramatic increase...
Persuading children to eat healthily may not be as difficult as was
once feared. New research from the Institute of Grocery
Distribution (IGD) in the UK has shown that children as young as
seven are aware of the need for a balanced...