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Dubai is rewarding two-year-olds with gold for losing weight. Bad idea.

Skip the baklava, win some gold. Many in Dubai will be encouraging their kids to pass on the the traditional Eid-al-Fitr feasts to participate in the emirate’s “ 379 more words

Scientists: 'Helicopter Parenting' Leads To Overweight Kids

NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Scientist say parental fears could be making kids fat. For the first time, researchers say they can prove that ‘helicopter parenting’ – adults who micromanage their child’s every move – may be contributing to the childhood obesity epidemic. 431 more words


Antidepressant drugs do not improve well-being in children and adolescents

In an article published in Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics the effects of antidepressant drugs on well-being in children and adolescents are analyzed.

Recent meta-analyses of the efficacy of second-generation antidepressants for youth have concluded that such drugs possess a statistically significant advantage over placebo in terms of clinician-rated depressive symptoms. 154 more words

Dr. Peter Nieman

A kid's point of view: Nature deficit disorder

Have you ever heard of nature deficit disorder? This is what happens when a kid does not get enough time outside. It can cause a bunch of behavioral problems and it can make you fat, stressed out and less creative, too. 222 more words

Got World Cup Fever? Go Play!

If you’re like me, you’ve been glued to the television on many occasions over the last couple of weeks since the start of the quadrennial World Cup competition, soccer’s ultimate championship. 273 more words


Child Chow

What did you feed your kids this morning? You know you have to feed them real, actual food, right? You can’t just give them a sack of circus peanuts for lunch. 664 more words

Coconut Water v. Sports Drinks: Which Wins?!

By Dr. Phoenyx Austin

I love infographics, and I regularly come across health-related infographics that offer great fitness and nutritional advice. So I’ve now decided to start sharing these infographics on my site under the subcategory of… 169 more words