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Why Babies Cry At Night

In the current issue of the journal Evolution, Medicine and Public Health, Harvard University’s evolutionary biologist David Haig offered a surprising hypothesis to help explain why babies cry at night and keep their parents up at all hours: ” The baby is delaying the conception of a sibling by keeping Mom exhausted and not ovulating.” . . . → Read More: Why Babies Cry At Night

Low Vitamin D in Mothers Tied to Cavities in Babies

A new study of vitamin D deficiency in pregnant women published in Pediatrics is associated with the development of cavities in babies.

About a third of the 134 pregnant women who participated in the study were deficient in vitamin D. 22 percent of their infants had deficient or thinning enamel and 23 percent had cavities.

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Soda Taxes = Healthier Kids

A number of studies have shown that increasing taxes on sodas and soft drinks have direct impact on both adult and child behavior – leading consumers to buy less soda, lose weight and be healthier – fewer cases of diabetes, fewer heart attacks and less cancer. Read more.

Teenage Brain Needs a Lot of Sleep

Teenage years are a period of concentrated learning and rapid biological change. Adolescence is also the time when the body needs increased amounts of sleep to keep up with the mental, emotional and physical growth.

A number of studies have shown that teenagers who get more sleep perform better in school, as well as at . . . → Read More: Teenage Brain Needs a Lot of Sleep