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New Study Shows Health Benefits of the Mediterranean Diet

The health benefits of the Mediterranean diet in warding off heart attacks and strokes startled even the experts reveals the article published on The New England Journal of Medicine’s Web site on Monday.

The findings were based on the first major clinical trial to measure the diet’s effect on heart risks and the results were . . . → Read More: New Study Shows Health Benefits of the Mediterranean Diet

Kids and Computer Games: How to Find the Right Balance

Finding the right balance for kid’s computer game activity is not easy for parents in today’s world. How much time is acceptable for a child to spend on computer game entertainment? One mother struggles to find the right answer. Read more.

Do Violent Video Games Cause Violent Behavior?

Does exposure to violent video games cause violent behavior in children and teenagers? This question is especially relevant today with ready access to realistic, powerful graphics and recent shootings that have shaken the nation.

An article in the New York Times explores this question. “A burst of new research has begun to clarify what can . . . → Read More: Do Violent Video Games Cause Violent Behavior?

How Much Screen Time Per Day Is Good For Your Child?

Dr. G, Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine writes that “American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that I ask you how much screen time your child uses each day. Then, I should recommend that your child (over the age of 2) have no more than two hours of those activities in . . . → Read More: How Much Screen Time Per Day Is Good For Your Child?

SimplyThick Formula Thickener May Harm Premature Infants

Food and Drug Administration issued a caution that SimplyThick formula thickener should not be fed to premature infants because it may cause necrotizing enterocolitis, or NEC, a life-threatening condition that damages intestinal tissue.

“An F.D.A. investigation of 84 cases, published in The Journal of Pediatrics in 2012, found a “distinct illness pattern” in 22 instances . . . → Read More: SimplyThick Formula Thickener May Harm Premature Infants