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Teenage Drivers? Be Very Afraid

Latest advice for parents of teenage drivers is to be involved, very involved.

Experts recommend that parents spend a lot of time talking to their kids, explaining the rules and regulations of good driving behavior, and teaching their teens to be patient and in no hurry.

“If you’re going to . . . → Read More: Teenage Drivers? Be Very Afraid

Transition from milk-based diet to family food impacts Infants’ gut bacteria

A new study from the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, and the University of Copenhagen reveals that gut bacterial composition established in early childhood may help scientists understand its relation to diseases later in life. The study finds that “it is the transition to eating the family’s food and not the weight of . . . → Read More: Transition from milk-based diet to family food impacts Infants’ gut bacteria

Gradual Drop in Adolescent Metabolic Syndrome Severity Linked to U.S. Dietary Changes

A new study finds that American teenagers are eating healthier diets and this has resulted in a drop of cases of metabolic syndrome among adolescents.

“A study in the March 2016 Pediatrics shows that among adolescents with metabolic syndrome, a cluster of risk factors that boost the odds of developing heart disease and type . . . → Read More: Gradual Drop in Adolescent Metabolic Syndrome Severity Linked to U.S. Dietary Changes

9 Important Questions About Zika Virus, Answered

Scientists are trying to find out quickly as much as possible about the Zika virus, a virus suspected in causing thousands of birth defects in newborn babies.

Recently, the World Health Organization “declared that clusters of these birth defects in French Polynesia and Brazil, as well as their possible link to Zika virus, are . . . → Read More: 9 Important Questions About Zika Virus, Answered

NFL Players in Denial on Brain Trauma; Parents Can’t Afford to Be

Football is one of the most popular sports in America today. Television rating are high and the popularity of fantasy football is on the rise. Kids play football in schools all over the country.

This is happening despite the fact that study after study proves that football is dangerous to the human brain. And . . . → Read More: NFL Players in Denial on Brain Trauma; Parents Can’t Afford to Be