Kids have structure during the school year which facilitates regular physical activity and healthy eating habits. But this ends during school holidays. How can we maintain these healthy habits?
A study showed that, on average, more greenery around primary schools was associated with better NAPLAN scores. Higher exposure to traffic-related pollution was associated with poorer scores.
Child health psychologists offer research-based strategies to prepare kids for pain-free and distress-free COVID-19 testing.
Back-to-school routines under COVID-19 look a little different than previous years. For one thing, kids need to wear masks. Which means many parents have mask questions.
Keeping kids active in winter can be a challenge, as cold temperatures and icy conditions often mean more time indoors. Here’s how to maintain a healthy activity level throughout Canadian winters.
We asked five experts if there should be a nation-wide ban on junk food in schools. Four out of five said yes.
Most kids bounce back quickly after a disaster and there are several strategies you can use to help.
I have worked on this problem for many years, and to be honest it still blows my mind to really think about just how complex it is.
Parents aren’t taught how to verify the health information they find online. So here are some ways to ensure the sources are credible and trustworthy.
While some indoor trampoline parks operate to a high safety standard, others don’t, and there’s nothing compelling them to lift their game.
While school sores – or impetigo – is a treatable condition, if left untreated it can lead to much more serious illness such as kidney and heart disease.
Halloween is upon us, and the sugar is horrible for your kids’ teeth and health. But fear not – there are things parents can do to lessen the impact of the candy binge.
Children with glue ear constantly struggle to hear at school, which may leave them frustrated, disengaged and unlikely to reach their full potential.
Having trouble getting your kids to eat? Here are six things you could do at the table, and before, to make meal times a bit less stressful.
Children’s cancer is a rare disease, which means the market is small and pharmaceutical companies have few incentives to develop drugs for these cancers.
Flatfoot is normal in infants and young children, and in the absence of any associated symptoms, treatment is highly debatable.
If a child is shy and poorly treated by other children their age, this may be cause for concern.
Some toddlers are unable to walk with their whole foot on the ground. This should be checked out by a health professional.
Developmental dysplasia of the hip is a chronic condition present from early childhood which can cause permanent disability if not identified and treated early.
The blame for pain in kids is often directed at school bags, computer and small-screen device usage, posture, or other biomechanical targets.