Food Intolerance Pediatrics / Children's Health

Can babies and toddlers drink almond milk?

Almond milk is a common alternative to cow’s milk for adults, but developing babies have different nutritional needs. Most doctors and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend that babies less than 1-year-old drink breast milk or, if breast milk is not available, dairy- or soy-based infant formula unless otherwise advised. Experts advise only introducing other […]

Dyslexia Pediatrics / Children's Health

Dyscalculia: Burdened by blunders with numbers

Between 3 and 6% of schoolchildren suffer from an arithmetic-related learning disability. Researchers at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich now show that these children are also more likely to exhibit deficits in reading and spelling than had been previously suspected. Addition and subtraction, multiplication and division are the four basic operations in arithmetic. But for some […]

Dyslexia Pediatrics / Children's Health

Childhood stress reduced by natural-terrain schoolyards

Playing in schoolyards that feature natural habitats and trees and not just asphalt and recreation equipment reduces children’s stress and inattention, according to a University of Colorado Boulder study. Working on class assignments or gardening in such settings also provide stress-reducing benefits for youth, according to a paper published in the journal Health & Place. […]