Health Concerns

Home-made cold & flu remedy that actually works

My nose could compete with Rudolph’s for lighting up Santa’s way through the night; the scary barking sounds my throat produces would make any bloodhound envious. Stumbling downstairs to get kids ready for school: my older one is also getting ready for a Rudolph’s nose competition; my middle one is barking; only my dear little [...]

Study shows that milk does not strengthen bones, but accelarates ageing instead

Every day some myth is created and some old days one is discredited. Here is a new study about milk. Who would think? We’ve been brought up knowing that milk is rich in calcium, a key component of bones, and it’s good for us. The new scientific study in the British Medical Journal suggests that not [...]

A respiratory virus has affected kids in 10 US states

Doctors and parents are very concerned about a mysterious respiratory virus that has affected children in 10 US states.  Fall is usually a flu season and time for viruses outbreak, but this virus is very rare. The illness is a respiratory virus, that brings common cold symptoms that are much more severe than regular cold. [...]

Drowning people don’t call for help!

Somehow the image of a distressed novice swimmer, thrashing in the water and calling for help is the first thing that comes to my mind when I think of drowning. Wrong. While such behavior is often shown in the movies and could still occur, this is not drowning yet. Apparently, drowning person is not capable [...]

Tylenol may weaken infant vaccines

My babies always feel out of sorts after a series of vaccines. Their body temperature would rise, as well as their fussiness. My pediatrician routinely advises to give them some Tylenol to make them feel better. Apparently – not a good idea. An international research team led by Roman Prymula, MD, of the University of [...]

Save the baby teeth!

Even though those teeth in your little one’s adorable smile are just temporary, we still have to take great care of them. How do you brush your kids teeth? Parents of toddlers probably want to ask: “how do you keep the baby from squirming away?” Parents of school-age kids probably would rephrase it: “How do [...]