Lowering Your Blood Sugar Levels The Natural Way

Lowering Your Blood Sugar Levels The Natural Way

When it comes to diabetes, management of blood sugar levels is essential. It will help delay the onset of diabetes complications which can seriously affect a person’s way of life. It involves following a strict diet coupled with regular physical activity. Sometimes it may also involve using diabetes medication in order to bring down blood […]

Babies Taking Antibiotics Have Higher Risk of Developing Food Allergies 

Babies Taking Antibiotics Have Higher Risk of Developing Food Allergies 

Antibiotics have been quite important in trying to help eradicate some of the epidemic-causing diseases of the world.  They have been quite effective in treating a number of infections that has allowed to recover and survive what may have been fatal conditions in the past. But the use of antibiotics has also its downsides. Careless […]

Study: Zika Possibly Treatable With Existing Drugs

Study: Zika Possibly Treatable With Existing Drugs

The Zika virus has recently been in the spotlight since it became an epidemic in several parts of the world. With its ongoing threat especially when it affects pregnant women and newborns, scientists are now looking into possible treatments to keep the disease at bay. One of the approaches that researchers are taking is by […]

Eye Gazing May Indicate Autism In Babies

Eye Gazing May Indicate Autism In Babies

A study suggests that the length of time that a baby looks into other people’s eyes may help provide sign whether the infant may likely develop autism. Researchers from the Marcus Autism Center and Emory University found that infants who later developed autism began spending less time looking at people’s eyes between 2 to 6 […]

Study Links Autism To Too Many Neurons In the Brain

Study Links Autism To Too Many Neurons In the Brain

A recent preliminary study has indicated that autism may possibly be linked to people having too many neurons in a part of the brain that is responsible for cognitive development as well as social skills and communication. The same study also suggests that autism may also develop while the baby is still on the mother’s […]

Hearing Evaluation in Children

Hearing Evaluation in Children

Hearing plays an essential role in a child’s social, emotional and cognitive development during the first few years of growing up. Full or even partial loss of hearing can severely impact a child’s capacity to learn how to speak or comprehend language.The condition though, can be treated and it is highly recommended that a baby be evaluated as early as 3 months old. When Should Hearing Be Evaluated? Although most inborn hearing conditions are detected by hearing screening, defects complicated by…

Types of Hearing Loss In Children

Types of Hearing Loss In Children

Interference in the transmission of sound to the inner ear is called conductive hearing loss and is typically brought about by ear infections in infants and young children. Mildly threatening, medicine or surgery is often used to correct the condition.Sensorineural hearing loss is a rare condition which is caused by problems in the auditory cortex of the brain and includes any malformation, dysfunction, or damage to the inner ear (cochlea). Cochlear hearing loss involves problems with either the…

How Hearing is Tested In Children

How Hearing is Tested In Children

The kind of test is determined by the child’s age, development or physiological conditions. Behavioral tests use calibrated speech and pure tones to elicit behavioral responses from a child which are then observed and studied. Pure tones are distinct pitches of sound but sometimes other calibrated signals can be used to get frequency information. An infant’s eye movements, a head-turn by a toddler, placement of a game piece by a preschooler, or a hand-raise by a grade-schooler can be considered …

Childhood Hearing Loss Symptoms And Treatment

Childhood Hearing Loss Symptoms And Treatment

If your child passes the hearing screening, you should still continually monitor if for any signs and symptoms. Within your baby’s first year, he or she should be able to:jump to sudden loud noisesat 3 months, recognize your voiceat 6 months, look towards attention-getting sounds. at 12 months, utter words like “Mama” or “bye-bye”  Here are some symptoms you should watch out for during your child’s transition from baby to toddler:loss or degradation of speechfrequent inattentionlearning difficul…

Kids' Tummy Aches Eased by Imagination

Kids' Tummy Aches Eased by Imagination

According to a new study, children who would get tummy aches often may get more relief when they use their imagination to feel better. This study was published in the November edition of the Pediatrics, and it suggests that more children with chronic stomachaches got better when their treatments included guided imagery in addition to standard medical care. Researcher Miranda van Tilburg, PhD, of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, says in a news release, “What is especially exciting…