MONDAY, Sept. 23, 2019 -- Experts agree that the first three years of a baby's life are a unique time of fast development.
Even though a newborn seems helpless, he or she is learning every minute, absorbing information through all five senses. That's why babies will try to put everything possible in their mouths. It's a way of understanding as well as exploring.
MONDAY, Sept. 23, 2019 -- It's hard to beat the comfort quotient of a hot, bubbling dish of macaroni and cheese, but the fat and calorie overload can be a health disaster. Here's how to make a lighter version with all the taste intact.
Start by choosing a whole grain pasta such as spelt or a gluten-free quinoa pasta. These typically have double the fiber of processed white pasta, plus iron and important B vitamins. Besides cashing in on more nutrients, quinoa pasta is lighter in color than whole-wheat varieties, so the finicky eaters in your house won't even notice the swap.
MONDAY, Sept. 23, 2019 -- If a child can't sit still or blurts out random thoughts in kindergarten or first grade, does the child have attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)? Or is the youngster just not mature enough to sit still yet?
Both are possibilities, and whichever might be true, new research suggests that the youngest kids in class are being diagnosed with ADHD, intellectual disability and even depression around 30% more often than their oldest classmates.
MONDAY, Sept. 23, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Fluctuating blood pressure may be associated with worsening dementia in people with Alzheimer's disease, according to new research.
The study published Monday in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension sought to add a new understanding about the links between Alzheimer's, the heart and blood vessels. Past research shows blood pressure variability could be connected to stroke, and researchers of the new study wanted to see if there was a similar link between yo-yoing blood pressure and Alzheimer's.