Every year, your family probably faces its share of colds, sore throats, and viruses. When you bring your child to the doctor for these illnesses,...

December 31, 2009 AP OSLO, Norway – Aker University Hospital is a dingy place to heal. The floors are streaked and scratched. A light layer of dust coats the blood pressure monitors. A faint stench of urine and bleach wafts from a pile of soiled bedsheets dropped in a corner. Look closer, however, at a microscopic level, and this place is pristine. There is no...

Autumn is here and most children have been back to school for the better part of a month now—signaling the unofficial start of a new season, in more ways than one. I am not talking about just colder weather but also the resurgence of colds and the flu, too Children contract an average of three to eight colds per year—and they’re two to three times more likely to...

Friendly bacteria or probiotics have gotten a lot of press lately. Activia commercials with well know star Jamie Lee Curtis have touted the importance of gastrointestinal function with “friendly bacteria.” Probiotics l documented in improving gastrointestinal functions however a new study from the University of Milan showed that probiotics also play a key role...