New Child Safety Zone Journal

By SNJ Associates | We dedicate this collection of news and information to all children. At SNJ Associates we search, review and organize hundreds of articles regarding child safety and pass them on to our readers at our sister site www.newchildsafety.com

Kids need structure more than warmth from their parents, according to a top child psychologist

Children need both affection and structure in order to develop into secure, happy adults.<p>But if parents can only provide one, it should be structure, said Lisa Damour, a psychologist who specializes in adolescent girls, and the author of <i>Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions</i> …

Parenting

A Search for the Flavor of a Beloved Childhood Medicine

My quest to identify where amoxicillin’s taste came from—and why it inspires such nostalgia<p>Until about middle school, I got an annual ear infection, as well as a bout of strep throat about once every two years. For these ailments, I would inevitably be prescribed what was referred to in my home as …

Antibiotics

A Shocking Number of Kids Suffer Traumatic Brain Injuries at the Playground

A new study finds the number of kids treated for traumatic brain injuries suffered at the playground has increased significantly.<p>One would think given recent industry improvements to improve safety at the playground, serious injuries would be on the decline. A new study published in the June 2016 …

Parenting

The Whole World Is Getting Fatter, Study Finds

Nearly a third of the world’s population is overweight or obese now, and it’s getting worse, researchers reported Monday.<p>The number of obese people has doubled since 1980 in 73 countries, the global team of researchers wrote in the New England Journal of Medicine. Twelve percent of adults and five …

Research

Obesity rising in nations rich and poor, especially in kids

NEW YORK (AP) — The global obesity problem now affects 1 in 10 people in the world, it is rising in countries rich and poor, and in many countries it is increasing faster in children than adults, according to a new study.<p>The researchers estimated more than 107 million children and 603 million …

Diabetes

Can a drug that fights parasites also help with autism?

A 101-year-old drug that is often used to treat people in Africa with parasitic infections may help ease some of the symptoms of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in children, a new study finds.<p>However, researchers are urging caution about the preliminary results of the drug, called suramin. The study …

Medicine

Vaccinated vs. Unvaccinated: Mawson Homeschooled Study Reveals Who is Sicker

The Mawson study is a groundbreaking study of vaccinated vs. unvaccinated American children that shows more chronic illness among vaccinated children.

Vitamin D linked to lower body fat in toddlers

Vitamin D in the first year of life may help children gain muscle mass and avoid excess body fat as toddlers, say researchers who were surprised to …

Family plea for help after son attacked stepping off school bus

This is absolutely heartbreaking. The family of this teenage boy, who was attacked after getting off a bus, is pleading for help to find the culprits …

Why You Lose Your Appetite When You're Upset

Stress and hunger are closely linked.<p>The Question: Why does stress cause some people lose their appetite while others self-soothe with more food than normal?<p>A family emergency, difficult breakup or even the drastic acts of a new president can leave a person without a desire to eat. On the other …

Wellness

For Safer Internet Day, online security tips for parents and kids

Tuesday is Safer Internet Day, an annual event calling attention to the need for more safety-conscious online behavior every day of the year.<p>“We want …

Parenting

SNJ Weekly Research News: Marijuana Medical Research: What Does the National Cancer Institute Say?

Cannabinoids primarily act on the nervous system and specifically the central nervous system. Also, they interact with the immune system. Common …

NCS Interent Safety Rules ~ Help For Parents & Caregivers to Know Along With Understand What Our Kids Are Doing Online

We all know the Internet gives our kids a lot of benefits and opens up their whole world. Along with the great things about the Internet, we must …

Safer Internet Day

Loblaws recalls one type of PC Organics baby food due to ‘dangerous bacteria’

Loblaws Co. is recalling one batch of PC Organics Apple, Blueberry and Green Pea baby food.<p>The company says there is a chance that the bacteria …

Due

Miscarriages May Be Prevented With Progesterone

For women who have had multiple miscarriages, a safe and inexpensive progesterone treatment may increase their chances of completing a pregnancy. In …

Pregnancy

Social and Emotional Skills: What to Expect at Different Ages

Social and Emotional Skills: What to Expect at Different Ages<p>Kids mature and develop at different paces, but there are certain social and emotional …

Autism may begin early in brain development: Brains of mice with autism-like symptoms develop neural defects when first circuits take shape

Brains of mice with autism-like symptoms develop neural defects when first circuits take shape<p>An overload of neural connections typically observed in …

Baby Sign…why?

<i>Signing with your child opens up his world to communication!</i> Picture this: your sweet 1-year-old child is lying on the floor screaming. You ask what …

Parenting

You Can Volunteer To Cuddle Drug-Addicted Babies To Help Them Heal

Health<p>Could there be a sweeter and more rewarding volunteer opportunity?!<p>Kate Desmond · January 20, 2017<p>Flickr | makelessnoise<p>Just try not to get …

3-Year-Old Dies After Being Strangled by Window Blind Cord

The toddler's death serves as a horrific warning to all parents.<p>Elsie Mahe, the three-year-old daughter of former Philadelphia Eagles player Reno …

What a Mom of 4 Kids With Diabetes Wants You to Know

Meet the Hayes family, who are living with diabetes...times four.<p>It's hard for me to imagine caring for one child with diabetes. But four? Sounds impossible. And yet, for the Colorado-based Hayes family, that is reality. Four out of five of Bubba and Julie Hayes' kids have type 1 diabetes.<p>Their …

Parenting

This bacteria is getting harder for kids to fight

When 6-year-old Logan Peon got an ear infection last year, his pediatrician in Chicago gave him antibiotics. That should've been the end to a typical …

Medicine

How smartphone light affects your brain and body

There's something incredibly powerful about the blue lights that the designers of our smartphone, tablet, and laptop screens have been able to create. The lights in these screens glow so bright that we can see them even during a sunny day. At night, they're bright enough that they've been compared …

Sleep

Everyone is born creative, but it is educated out of us at school

Businesses urgently need innovative people, so we must dispel the myth that creativity is something mysterious that cannot be encouraged<p>Whenever I hear the phrase “creative industries” I’m always surprised. I ask myself, are there any uncreative industries? If so, how do they survive? Why aren’t …

Creativity

Nunavut adopts Finland's baby box program to reduce infant mortality

The box packed with supplies given to new parents doubles as baby's first crib<p>​Nunavut is giving out more than 800 baby boxes to parents of newborns …

Sports injuries called leading cause of vision loss in children

Basketball, baseball and paintball top sport-related causes of eye injuries for males<p>Sports are about fun and games, but about 30,000 people in the …

7 essentials for car travel with kids

1. A portable potty and TP. If you're at that stage, this is priority number one.<p>2. Pillows. It comforts kids to have their own and they make the …