5 Tips to Manage Your Child's Asthma

SATURDAY, Sept. 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) — For many children with asthma, coughing is an early warning sign of a flare-up, an expert says. Understanding asthma and knowing what to expect can help parents prevent or lessen the severity of asthma attacks, said Dr. Ronald Ferdman, a pediatric allergist-immunologist at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. He…

Parents Fret Over Fussy Eaters – but What Works?

FRIDAY, Sept. 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The nightly dinner battles many parents have with picky toddlers can be exhausting. Now, research suggests that either pressuring or rewarding kids to eat healthier may backfire. “These practices can reinforce fussy eating, increase preferences for unhealthy foods, and lead to excessive weight gain,” study author Holly Harris,…

Can Mouth Swab at Age 2 Predict Obesity?

FRIDAY, Sept. 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Bacteria in a toddler’s mouth might help predict later obesity, new research suggests. Scientists at Penn State University found the composition of microorganisms in the mouths of 2-year-olds offers clues to the child’s future weight. “One in three children in the United States is overweight or obese,” said…

Your Puppy Can Make You Very Sick: CDC

THURSDAY, Sept. 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Puppies can be cute and cuddly, but they also carry germs that might make you very sick, a new government report warns. An outbreak of antibiotic-resistant Campylobacter infections in 2017 and 2018 that sickened 118 people in 18 states was traced to pet store puppies, according to the…

Florence's Lingering Threat: Mold

THURSDAY, Sept. 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) — In the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, residents of the Carolinas are facing a new health threat: mold. Mold-related illnesses are a serious concern following severe flooding in North and South Carolina, say experts from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. “Where there’s dampness and water, there’s mold,”…