Parents Archive – Women who reported not taking a daily prenatal vitamin immediately before and during the first month of pregnancy were nearly twice as likely to have a child with an autistic spectrum disorder as women who did take the supplements – and the associated risk rose to seven times as great when combined with […]

Vitamin D, which is primarily made in the skin following sun exposure, plays a role in protection against childhood asthma. Now, a new study led by Valencian researchers has shown that children who live in colder, wetter cities are at greater risk of suffering from this respiratory problem, since there are fewer hours of sunlight […] – Men who have been diagnosed with poor sperm quality and who are trying to have children should limit their cell phone use. Researchers have found that while cell phone use appears to increase the level of testosterone circulating in the body, it may also lead to low sperm quality and a decrease in […] – There is no doubt that undergoing infertility treatment is stressful, with high rates of anxiety and depression reported by many patients. Mind/body therapies designed to help women reduce stress earlier in the treatment process result in higher pregnancy rates, but little is known specifically about the impact of these therapies on women undergoing […] – Most obese adolescents are lacking in vitamin D, according to a new study from Hasbro Children’s Hospital. The researchers call for increased surveillance of vitamin D levels in this population and for further studies to determine if normalizing vitamin D levels will help to lower the health risks associated with obesity. The study […]

A link between low vitamin D levels and anemia in children has been discovered by pediatricians from Johns Hopkins Children’s Center. The findings, presented on May 1, 2011 at the annual meeting of the Pediatric Academic Societies in Denver, show that vitamin D deficiency may play an important role in anemia. Anemia, which occurs when […]