Kids who receive several rounds of antibiotics before age two may be at an increased risk of being overweight by age five, suggests a new study.
When a parent carrying a screaming toddler with a middle-ear infection or other common ailment shows up, many pediatricians instinctively reach for their prescription pads. Despite warnings about the risk of resistance, antibiotics remain one of the most frequently used weapons in routine care. Show More Summary
Parents and pediatricians will often reach for antibiotics to treat middle ear infections, strep throat, fevers and other common ailments of childhood. But new research suggests that doing so, and prescribing broad-spectrum antibiotics in particular, increases those children's risk of...
Bottom Line: The use of broad-spectrum antibiotics by children before the age of 24 months was associated with increased risk of obesity in early childhood. Author: L. Charles Bailey, M.D., Ph.D., of the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, and colleagues. Background: Obesity is a major public health problem. Show More Summary
A potential unintended consequence of the broad-spectrum drugs
Preventing childhood obesity may begin at home, but there’s plenty nurses can do to help parents embrace healthy lifestyle choices, says one expert. For tips about diet and exercise to stick, clinicians need to take the time to interview families about their habits, she adds.
Preventing childhood obesity may begin at home, but there's plenty nurses can do to help parents embrace healthy lifestyle choices, says Rita John, DNP, EdD, CPNP-PC, DCC, director of the pediatric primary care nurse practitioner program at Columbia University School of Nursing.
TV news and notes:- Michelle Obama will appear on "The Chew" Monday, Oct. 3. The first lady will discuss improving school nutrition and her Let's Move initiative, aimed at fighting childhood obesity. She will be accompanied by assistant...Show More Summary
A study from three sociologists based out of North Carolina State University charges that First Lady Michelle Obama's campaign to promote healthy eating and decrease childhood obesity rates is classist and sexist in its implementation. Show More Summary
A report from a group of retired military leaders, which has campaigned for improved childhood nutrition, shines a light on obesity in the military and its risks to readiness.
A recent meta study shows that a history of childhood abuse can increase the risk of obesity as much as 50 percent. Dr. J finds the claims plausible, but cautions against letting your past determine your future. Dr. J: Don’t Let a History of Childhood Abuse be an Excuse to Delay a Weight-Loss Program is a post from:
The meat industry has a serious case of the Mondays. A growing number of school districts, including ones in Los Angeles, San Diego, and Miami, are committing to keep meat off the menu for one day a week to combat childhood obesity.Show More Summary
A child's health is inextricably linked to the neighborhood in which he or she grows up
Childhood obesity has always been a big concern for most countries as obese children are likely victims of chronic diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, and stroke when they move into later part of their adult life. Show More Summary
September is Childhood Obesity Awareness Month
The premise that obesity contributes to childhood asthma -- rather than the other way around -- is the focus of a new study.
Michelle Obama has spent much of her term as First Lady of the United States on a campaign to combat childhood obesity and promote healthy eating habits for kids and all Americans. Amazingly, though the cause of children’s health would...Show More Summary
We’ve heard it said, time and time again: what we feed our infants is important to their future health. But just how important? Could it mean the difference between childhood obesity and a normal, healthy weight? Could it make the difference...Show More Summary
A new article in the September issue of Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, the scientific journal of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI), examines the premise that obesity contributes to childhood asthma - rather than the other way around.
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (September 3, 2014) – For years, doctors have known that there is a link between childhood obesity and asthma, but have found it difficult to determine which condition tends to come first, or whether one causes...Show More Summary