Category: Kids Health

Bifidobacteria supplement colonizes gut of breastfed infants

Supplementing breastfed infants with activated Bifidobacterium infantis (B. infantis) bacteria had a positive impact on babies’ gut microbes for up to a year, according to a recent study by researchers at the University of California, Davis and Evolve BioSystems Inc. The work will be presented June 9 at the annual meeting of the American Society

My kids are touchy-feely, & I'm proud of it

My twins love hugs, which is great, because their mother is a touchy-feely, in-your-face Jewess with no sense of personal boundaries. From the day my son and daughter were born, I was all up in their grill, and now that they are 6, I still hug and kiss them on the regular. For me, our

Infant omega-3 supplementation tied to decreased waist size

(HealthDay)—Omega-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 LCPUFA) supplementation in infancy is associated with reduced insulin concentrations and insulin resistance in boys and reduced waist circumference in both sexes at age 5 years, according to a study published online June 8 in Pediatrics. Valene H.L. See, Ph.D., from the Royal Perth Hospital in Australia, and colleagues

A royal-adjacent baby is on the way!

It’s official: World-famous bridesmaid Pippa Middleton — sister of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton — is pregnant. You may have heard the rumors that Pippa was with child a few days before Kate was admitted to St. Mary’s Hospital in London in the early stages of labor with dear wee Prince Louis on April

Childhood poverty worse in school holidays

The summer holidays are supposed to be a happy and carefree time for school children but the reality is they are often stressful for children from low income families. A new paper, “The Cost of School Holidays for Children from Low Income Families,” published in the journal Childhood by researchers at the University of Glasgow,

Wait — those twins are not Rumi & Sir?

Oh, to have the world wrapped around your bejeweled fingers like Beyoncé and Jay-Z. The incredibly famous couple tricked us all into thinking they had unveiled never-before-seen pictures of their twins, Rumi and Sir, on the first night of their joint “On the Run II Tour.” But even after that sneaky trickster move, they are

Oprah Winfrey's home is sacred ground, & Kaling’s kid knows it

It’s common knowledge that it’s Oprah Winfrey’s world, and we’re just living in it. In fact, even Mindy Kaling’s 6-month-old daughter, Katherine, knows Winfrey’s home is sacred ground. (Yes, little Katherine has already crossed off the lifetime bucket list item of chilling at Winfrey’s place.) During an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Kaling shared

Similar primary outcome for lower O2 sat in extreme preterm

(HealthDay)—Different target ranges for oxygen saturation as measured by pulse oximetry (SpO2) do not affect the composite primary outcome of death or major disability for extremely preterm infants, according to research published in the June 5 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. Lisa M. Askie, Ph.D., from the University of Sydney, and

10 Father’s Day Gifts You Can Order on Amazon Prime

Did Father’s Day completely sneak up on you this year? We’ve been there before. Of course, it’s not like you didn’t want to get your dad or partner something great; it’s just that you’ve been suuuuper-busy, right? And anyway, we’re pretty sure it’s safe to say dads (and dudes in general) are notoriously hard to

Get ready to squeal

Khloé Kardashian is raining baby True videos on our blessed heads, and we’re loving every second of it. On Tuesday, Kardashian shared brand-new video of her 7-week-old baby daughter — even capturing the cutest sneeze on record (yes, someone contact the Guinness Book of World Records, please — this is legit). The two new clips

Preschool program preps kids for academic success through elementary school

A program that helps low-income parents prepare their children for school has benefits that extend beyond kindergarten and into into third grade, according to Penn State researchers. The researchers found that the preschoolers of parents who participated in the program performed better academically, acquired better social emotional skills and needed fewer additional school services when

Asthma and flu: a double whammy

Asthma and respiratory viruses don’t go well together. Weakened by the common cold or the flu, a person suffering an asthma attack often responds poorly to emergency treatment; some must be hospitalized. This is especially true for preschoolers. But what if there were a simple solution to help ward off the double whammy of an

Luna's got this sister thing down

Our total BFF and mom crush Chrissy Teigen shared a photo with us a few days ago of brand-new baby boy Miles Theodore with his sister Luna Simone. We’re pretty sure she and husband John Legend won’t mind if we let you peek. OK, fiiine, so she posted it on Instagram for everybody to see: