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Children Pay A Long-Term Price For Their Parents’ Smoking Habits

A new study finds that children who were exposed to second hand smoke suffer a number of long lasting diseases through their lives and have a shorter life expectancy.

“Breathing secondhand smoke during childhood can lead to long-term breathing and health problems and a shorter life expectancy, according to a new scientific statement from the . . . → Read More: Children Pay A Long-Term Price For Their Parents’ Smoking Habits

Study Finds Alarming Number Of Babies Sleeping In Unsafe Environments

A recent study of babies sleeping in their home environments, based on video footage, shows that a lot of parents are poorly informed about what the safest ways for babies to sleep is.

“According to the report, researchers filmed infants at home for one night at the ages of 1 month, 3 months and 6 . . . → Read More: Study Finds Alarming Number Of Babies Sleeping In Unsafe Environments

Should You Salt a Child’s Food?

With salt getting a bad rap for causing high blood pressure and other health problems, parents wonder if it’s safe to salt their children’s food. The exerts say, yes it is safe, as long as salt is used in moderation.

“High salt intake is linked with an increased risk of high blood pressure, and the . . . → Read More: Should You Salt a Child’s Food?

Food commercials change children’s eating priorities

More and more children in affluent countries are suffering from obesity, diabetes, high cholesterol and high blood pressure. Poor diet and lack of exercise are a big part of the problem, but a recent study found that exposing children to junk food advertising multiple times a day is also a big culprit.

“Researchers have found . . . → Read More: Food commercials change children’s eating priorities