Doctors baffled as teens who go to the same school all fall ill with the same symptoms
Twelve teenage girls from the same school in New York, all strangely started having Tourettes-like symptoms such as facial tics, uncontrollable body movements and verbal outbursts.
High School student Thera Sanshez, 17, who is one of the twelve affected girls, woke up from a nap last October, stuttering uncontrollably. Her symptoms have ... Continue reading
A quarter of UK toddlers lack essential Vitamin D – and over 70% of mums don’t realise the importance
Did you know that your toddler or child should be having daily supplements of vitamin D?
No surprises if you weren't aware. New research has revealed that 74% of parents know nothing about this advice, reports the BBC.
Vitamin D is key to strengthening your immune system; so UK guidelines suggest all children ... Continue reading
School Food Trust publishes voluntary guidelines on suitable food and drink for 1 to 5 year olds
New food guidelines aimed at increasing nutrition, avoiding too much salt and sugar and reducing obesity in toddlers has been welcomed by the Government.
The School Food Trust has published suggested menus for children aged 1 to 5 in nurseries, pre-schools and those being looked after by childminders. The voluntary spring/summer ... Continue reading
Elmo and gang produce new episodes to help children learn key skills
The creators ofSesame Streetare to produce new episodes of the popular show that promote the learning of core subjects, which they are referring to as STEM: science, technology, engineering and math.
Their lead comes from none other then Mr Obama himself, who has been promoting new education schemes stating that STEM subjects ... Continue reading
Campaigners call for bald dolls to help young girls cope better with cancer and hair loss
Barbie may be getting a brand new look as a campaign pushing for the doll’s manufacturer to make a bald Barbie gains momentum.
Four-year-old Genesis Reyes, who lost her hair after cancer treatment, inspired the campaign when she said she didn’t feel like a princess without her hair. A parent of another ... Continue reading
Barnardo’s warns more foster carers are needed for older children in England
Children aged over 10 urgently need more foster parents, a charity has warned.
According to children’s charity Barnardo’s, more foster carers prefer to take in babies and younger children, leading to the needs of older children being “forgotten.”
Official figures analysed by the charity show nearly 12,000 (43%) of those who entered foster ... Continue reading
Council calls to scrap 30 pupil limit for infant classes
London council has suggested the limit on infant class sizes should be extended beyond 30 pupils. Sutton council says this limit should be raised to allow 32 children in a class so that primary schools can cope better with the squeeze on primary places. The number of primary school pupils is expected to ... Continue reading
Kids under 10 feel pressured to lose weight, and bullying is playing a role
Nearly a quarter of children aged 7 to 18 have gone on a diet because of bullying and the need to fit in, results of a poll have revealed.
According to the poll of 1,500 young people (aged 7 to 18), nearly a quarter have been on a diet in the year ... Continue reading
Active children do better at school, according to new review
Children’s physical activity has been linked to their school success in a new review by a Dutch research team. Looking at the evidence from 14 studies of children’s exercise and school performance, the team found that those who took part in sports could generally expect better test scores.
The team is hoping ... Continue reading
Child’s foot won’t need to be amputated thanks to rubber Toy Story boots
Lewis Kemp, 2, managed to avoid major injury to his foot in a car accident due to his rubber Buzz Lightyear wellington boots. The toddler, who was knocked down after running out in front of a car, might have needed the bottom of his leg cut off or pins in ... Continue reading
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