Antibiotics may be at least partially to blame for the recent rise in allergies, as well as a host of other health ailments. Researchers at the University of Minnesota have found a link between antibiotic use in infants, and the resulting changes in gut bacteria, with a host of ailments ranging from increased allergies and obesity to diseases later in life.
Food allergies can be an underlying cause of many childhood illnesses such as skin ailments, digestive issues or respiratory problems, but in many cases you can minimize, or even prevent, the onset of an allergic response. Here's what you need to know about food allergies:
Your cat or dog may not have blinked an eye when you brought your baby home from the hospital, but now that she’s crawling all over them, it could be a different story. Here’s how to keep them both safe.
There are so many choices to think about when it comes to deciding whether or not to have your infant son circumcised. Religion, healthcare, pain, and tradition are all at the forefront of parent's thoughts when making this important decision. While experts are still undecided as to whether the benefits or the drawbacks win out, one thing is for sure. You need to look at all the pros and cons of circumsicion choices during your pregnancy because infant circumcisions should be done as soon after birth as possible.
A few simple steps can make the difference between a year full of sick days and a healthy family. Here are four easy ways to help keep your family cold and flu-free this year.