Adding A Prize To Kids' Healthy Food Will Make Them More Likely To Eat It

McDonald’s might have been on to at least one thing it seems. Making meals happier by adding a seemingly inconsequential smiley face or sticker-prize to foods might make children more likely to eat that food. Many might assume that it’s the fries and chicken nuggets that kids are after, but …

Canadian Peds: 'Infant Eye Ointment Doesn't Work, The Mandate Should Be Repealed'

Pediatricians in Canada say that the antibiotic ointment that is applied to infants’ eyes as standard care in order to prevent contracting a “sexually transmitted” bacterial infection from the mother is ineffective.  The protocol has been used to ensure that infants do not end up with what is called “neonatal …

Fluoride In Drinking Water Can Cause Underactive Thyroid, New Research Says

New research out of the U.K. says indicates that fluoride can cause underactive thyroid. The higher rates of underactive thyroid occurred in areas where fluoride showed up in drinking water at a concentration greater than 0.3 mg per liter. Fluoride is added to drinking water in order to improve dental health …

Common Disinfecting Agents Discovered As A Possible Link To Infertility, But Only When Combined

A Virginia Tech biologist says that in 2012, her laboratory mice began having infertility troubles. Miscarriages became common, mice fetuses died in utero and the females were dying in labor. The mice that were born often had various birth defects. A geneticist at Washington State University was seeing a similar …

How to be the Perfect Mom

Today, I’m going to explain how to be the perfect mom. 1.       Set your self-expectations absurdly high. 2.       Never drop the ball. 3.       Resist the urge to yell or cry when you are frustrated. 4.       Scratch number three, just don’t get frustrated. 5.       Be 100% financially, ecologically, emotionally and physically …

British Officials Come To Similar Conclusions As Canadian Researchers About Midwife-Assisted Births

The New York Times editorial board issued a surprising opinion statement in support of midwife-assisted births and legislation that supported midwife-assisted births. The Times referenced strong research from the UK that reversed a decades-old stance on the critical importance of birthing in a hospital. The fact that Britain’s National Institute for Health and …

Scheduled Infant Feedings: The Promise Of Full Night's Sleep Is Dangerous

An article about training infants to eat on a strict schedule has been circulating on social media. The article was about a feeding strategy for newborns created by Drs. Lewis Jassey and Jonathan Jassey of Bellmore Merrick Pediatrics. The sibling duo doctors co-authored The Newborn Sleep Book which claims to be able to …