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...