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NAC and Autism

The antioxidant, N-Acetylcysteine, or NAC, was found to lower irritability in children with autism as well as reduce the children's repetitive behaviors in a small pilot study. While further, larger studies are necessary; NAC could provide promising support for addressing repetitive behavior in autism. Currently, there is no medication to...

Post on Mon, Jun 04, 2012 by Margo Gladding

Exercise Improves Test Scores in Children

Exercise Improves Test Scores in Children

Do you want your kids to get better grades? Make sure they are active! A new study in the journal Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise suggests exercising both the brain and the...

Post on Tue, Mar 13, 2012 by Paula Gallagher


4 Tips for Healthy Kids: Back...

It’s back-to-school time. But homework isn’t the only thing your children will be bringing home. The spread of germs and viruses leading to colds and flu will probably make their way into your front door as well. Children need to eat healthy foods and exercise every day to maintain good...

Post on Mon, Sep 26, 2011 by Paula Gallagher


Focusing on Kids' Attention Span

The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), an independent health advocacy organization, is blaming the abundance of food dyes in processed foods for promoting hyperactivity in children. They point to studies that support the idea that, basically, food dyes are bad. One study published in the...

Post on Thu, Sep 08, 2011 by Paula Gallagher


Fluoride Lowers Children's IQ

A new study pre-published in Environmental Health Perspectives, a publication of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, shows that exposure to fluoride may lower children's intelligence. Fluoride is added to 70% of U.S. public drinking water supplies. More than 500 children aged 8 to 13 from two different towns...

Post on Wed, Jan 12, 2011 by Paula Gallagher

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