Home Schooled Kids at No Greater Health Risk: Study

Years of home-schooling don’t appear to influence the general health of children, according to a Rice University study. A report by Rice University kinesiology lecturer Laura Kabiri and colleagues in the Oxford University Press journal Health Promotion International puts forth evidence that the amount of time a student spends in home school is “weakly or… Continue reading Home Schooled Kids at No Greater Health Risk: Study

“The Dirty Dozen:” 12 Most Pesticide-laden Fruits and Vegetables

The Dirty Dozen. It just sounds, well, dirty. Somehow just not wholesome and good for you. If we’re talking about the Environmental Working Group’s “Dirty Dozen,” your instincts would be spot on. We all know that fruits and vegetables are good for us. Our moms, teachers, trainers, nutritionists and just about everyone else has pounded… Continue reading “The Dirty Dozen:” 12 Most Pesticide-laden Fruits and Vegetables

Obesity is a Risk Factor for Depression, Anxiety in Children and Adolescents

Obesity is linked with an increased risk of developing anxiety and depression in children and adolescents, independent of traditional risk factors such as parental psychiatric illness and socioeconomic status, according to new research being presented at this year’s European Congress on Obesity (ECO) in Glasgow, UK (28 April-1 May). The nationwide study comparing over 12,000… Continue reading Obesity is a Risk Factor for Depression, Anxiety in Children and Adolescents

Podcast: Five Weight Loss Diets (and One Diet Trend) That Suck

Most people, at some point, would like to lose weight. Some people really want to lose weight! Some folks want to lose a lot of weight. If you are, or have been, one of these people, you’ve probably realized that losing weight in the modern world can be a challenge! You may even have thought… Continue reading Podcast: Five Weight Loss Diets (and One Diet Trend) That Suck

Simple Test Predicts Prolonged Symptoms of Pediatric Sports Concussions: Study

Researchers from Children’s Hospital Colorado and the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Aurora, Colorado, have found that abnormal performance on the Romberg balance test can indicate that children and adolescents will experience prolonged symptoms following sports-related concussion. This finding is reported today in a new article by David R. Howell, PhD, and colleagues… Continue reading Simple Test Predicts Prolonged Symptoms of Pediatric Sports Concussions: Study

Media Multi-tasking Now Linked to Obesity

If your attention gets diverted in different directions by smartphones and other digital devices, take note: Media multitasking has now been linked to obesity. New research from Rice University indicates that mindless switching between digital devices is associated with increased susceptibility to food temptations and lack of self-control, which may result in weight gain. “Increased… Continue reading Media Multi-tasking Now Linked to Obesity

Recipe: Buffalo Chicken Dip

When it comes to snacking and partying (or just snacking,) let’s face the truth. Everybody loves a creamy, delicious, decadent dip! This mix-and-heat Buffalo Chicken Dip is all of that and more! Simple to make, easy to enjoy. It’s a crowd pleaser for sure! Cook it in the oven, on the range or even in… Continue reading Recipe: Buffalo Chicken Dip