Last Updated: 2014-11-30  :: Maternal Caffeine Intake May Be Associated with Low Birth Weight

Newborns who are underweight are at increased risk of complications, such as sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). This study found that higher maternal caffeine intake during pregnancy may be associated with a higher risk of having a low birth weight infant.

Last Updated: 2014-11-30  :: Prevent Eczema in Kids with a Daily Dose of Moisturizer

The painful red, itchy, and scaly rash known as eczema is a common condition in children that is often stubborn to manage. Researchers have found that a daily dose of moisturizer may reduce the development of eczema in newborns who are at higher risk.

Last Updated: 2014-10-31  :: Broccoli Sprout Compound Associated with Reduction in Autism Symptoms

Autism spectrum disorders is a complex neurodevelopmental disorder that affects 1 in every 68 children. Researchers have found that a phytochemical derived from broccoli sprout extracts may improve behavioral problems associated with autism.

Last Updated: 2014-10-31  :: Family Meals May Decrease Risk of Obesity in Teens

Children and adolescents who are overweight are more likely to be overweight as adults, increasing their risk of health complications. Researchers have found that meals taken together as a family may protect children against becoming overweight or obese young adults.

Last Updated: 2014-9-30  :: Screen Time May Affect Social Interaction Skills in Children

Television, smart phones, I pads and more offer continual opportunity for entertainment, information, and distraction. This excess screen time in teens has been linked to some health and behavior issues and researchers from California found that screen time may also impact social skills.

Last Updated: 2014-8-28  :: Nuts Associate with Lower Risk of Heart Disease and Diabetes

Although once villainized, nuts have found popularity as a health food because of their healthy fats, fiber, and protein. This study found that having nuts in your diet may also decrease the risk of common chronic conditions.

Last Updated: 2014-8-28  :: Power Toothbrushes May Be More Effective Cleaners Than Manual Brushes

There are many power toothbrush options now available but are they worth the investment? This study published in Cochrane Databases found that power toothbrushes may have the edge in cleaning teeth compared to manual toothbrushes.

Last Updated: 2014-7-20  :: Shoe Insoles Do Not Appear to Treat or Prevent Low Back Pain

Shoe inserts are advertised as potentially helping a number of orthopedic issues but the most common and perhaps popular one is low back pain. Unfortunately, a study from Australia found that inserts were not helpful in decreasing low back pain.

Last Updated: 2014-6-27  :: Smoking May Drag Out Fracture Healing

You've probably heard how smoking can affect your heart and lungs but your bones too? This randomized trial found that smokers had a greater risk of complications after a fracture than non-smokers.