Can the Use of Probiotics Effect Crying Babies?

First off, I want to congratulate Sheri Hall on the birth of her daughter Charlotte, born on October 13th weighing in at 8 pounds 4 ounces!!  Since babies have been on my mind in anticipation of Sheri’s maternity leave, a recent review about crying and colic behavior caught my eye. [Read more…]

The problem of dental care among the elderly

Healthy mouths and teeth are an important component in our overall health that enables us to eat healthy foods and keep bacteria at bay. Now there’s new information that older adults – especially those in long-term care facilities – are not getting the oral health care they need. [Read more…]

Does diet impact your brain?

We all know that the food we eat has an effect on health. There is plenty of evidence that the risks of developing health conditions, like heart disease and diabetes, are directly related to our diets. Now a new systematic review finds evidence that diet effects brain function as well.

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More evidence on exercise

Last week, we discussed the evidence on using exercise to treat depression. This week, there is a new review on the benefits of exercise – this time to treat heart disease. [Read more…]

Does exercise help alleviate depression?

If I come home in a bad mood, my husband usually suggests I head out for a run or over to the pool for a swim. That’s because he knows that exercise helps to improve my frame of mind. But does it also help improve the symptoms for people suffering from clinical depression? [Read more…]

New evidence on the stress of parenting sick children

It’s no surprise that the parents of chronically ill children face more stress than other parents. But now a systematic review lays out the evidence on exactly what causes this stress, and what health care providers should do to help. [Read more…]

The evidence on schools and risky behavior

Millions of youth across the globe returned to school this month after an extended summer break. In our family, we sent one to kindergarten and the other to preschool for the first time, which came with its own set of worries: bus rides, blankies and healthy snacks.

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Midwives: Good for moms and babies

In the United States, it’s common for pregnant women to see an obstetrician for prenatal care and to deliver their baby. But in most other parts of the world, it’s primarily midwives  – care providers who are often nurses and certified by a national organization – who care for pregnant women.

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