Tag Archives: Children

How To Use Crystals With Children

Children love crystals. Children are more aware and open than adults, and consequently, they are sensitive to the subtle energies of crystals and their healing powers. Crystals can be used in many ways with kids, including babies. This lens looks at how crystals can help with issues such as confidence, calmness, sleep and study, and how to use stones safely

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Is Your Child Stressed? Get Them A Dog

We tend to associate stress with adult responsibilities, such as work deadlines or raising a family. However, children can feel stressed too, and long-term stress can have negative effects on their health just as it does on that of adults. New research investigates the effect of having a pet on how children experience stress. New research suggests that pet dogs

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Could Your Dog Give You Norovirus?

Norovirus is the leading cause of foodborne illness in the US. You can also catch it from infected people and contaminated surfaces. Now, new research raises the question of whether humans can catch it from dogs. The study raises enough evidence for a further investigation into whether dogs can pass norovirus onto humans. Writing in the Journal of Clinical Microbiology,

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Dog Sledding Offers A Healthy Dose Of Adventure For Children With Cancer

A team of sled dogs racing through the snowy forests of northern Canada conjures up the timeless spirit of exploration. But the intrepid youths on the sleds may not be exactly what you’re picturing – they’re young girls and boys with cancer. A young cancer patient bonds with a sled dog as part of an expedition organized by Sourire à

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Therapy Dogs Have Calming Effect On Children Having Cancer Treatment

There are many stories of the positive effect that therapy dogs can have on children with cancer and their families. But until now, there has been little hard scientific evidence to back them up. The study suggests therapy dogs can have a calming effect on young cancer patients. A new trial presents some of the first solid data to support

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Children With Pets Have Less Stress

A pet dog may protect your child from childhood anxiety, according to research published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Dogs follow human communication cues. Childhood mental illness and obesity are significant public health concerns in the US. Since they start in childhood, preventive and early intervention approaches are needed. Pet dogs have been linked with health benefits

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