Study finds children who use touch pad gadget device are more likely to share critical info with doctor.
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Child Health and Safety
A simple infection control intervention in elementary schools - disinfecting frequently-touched surfaces and using alcohol-based hand sanitizers - helped reduce illness-related student absenteeism.
Young children enrolled in family child care homes are unlikely to be meeting physical activity recommendations for their age group.
Active video games, such as the Nintendo Wii, are quickly becoming the most coveted gaming systems on the market. Beyond entertainment value, these systems appear to be helpful in encouraging youth to exercise.
Children's health care measurement and data collection at the state level could enrich understanding of variations in child health system performance.
FDA is warning consumers not to use or purchase Mommy's Bliss Nipple Cream, because the product contains potentially harmful ingredients that may cause respiratory distress or vomiting and diarrhea in infants.
New research finds that minority children and adolescents who visit the pediatric emergency department more often receive diagnoses of severe mental health disorders than their white peers.
"Diagnostic decisions may have a significant influence on the course of one's mental health care. Emergency services is in a critical position as it is often the point of entry into the mental health system for many people," said Jordana Muroff, Ph.D., the study's lead author.
Health problems long considered adult conditions and caused in large part by lifestyle factors are rapidly afflicting children and leading to a surge in pediatric use of prescription drugs to treat these ills.
Our homes, schools, playgrounds and neighborhoods are riddled with preventable asthma triggers that leave millions of children gasping for air. But a new report released today by PolicyLink and The California Endowment lays out a plan for what we all can do to make our children's air safer and healthier.
The new report, Breathing Easy from Home to School: Fighting the Environmental Triggers of Childhood Asthma, provides a blueprint for dramatically reducing the community factors that contribute to asthma development and spark asthma attacks.
Children with multiple sclerosis also suffer from thinking skill problems, cognitive problems and have low IQ scores.
Programs that promote household cleaning, home repairs and parental awareness of lead hazards are not effective at protecting children from exposure to this poison.
Cutting the umbilical cord doesn't necessarily sever the physical link between mother and child. Many cells pass back and forth between the mother and fetus during pregnancy and can be detected in the tissues and organs of both even decades later. This mixing of cells from two genetically distinct individuals is called microchimerism. The phenomenon is the focus of an increasing number of scientists who wonder what role these cells play in the body.
MedImmune presented results from a retrospective chart review that evaluated the use of Synagis as a preventive measure against respiratory syncytial virus disease in high-risk infants.
Contrary to prevailing assumptions, children are more vulnerable to the harmful effects of lead exposure at the age of 6 than they are in early childhood.
About 1/3 of children undergoing treatment at pediatric intensive care units suffer from delusional memories, hallucinations, and post traumatic stress disorder.
More than a quarter of US children do not meet vaccine recommendations.
Children who attend day care or play groups have about a 30% lower risk of developing the most common type of childhood leukaemia than those who do not.
ESA Biosciences donated LeadCare system test kits to the University of Washington for use in its Children's Health International Medicine Project of Seattle (CHIMPS).
Many parents are under the assumption that any medicine prescribed by a health care provider for their child is safe and approved by FDA for use in children. But are they right?
A majority of US parents aren't aware of the critical benefits of DHA in the development of their children's heart, brain and eyes.
Children with migraine are more likely to have sleep disorders, such as sleep apnea and lack of sleep, than children without migraine.
Boys are twice as likely as girls in US and Asia to receive recombinant human growth hormone for growth hormone deficiency, illnesses that affect height, and short stature of a non-medical nature.
Perrigo Company has received final approval from FDA to manufacture and market over-the-counter Children's Cetirizine Hydrochloride Oral Solution and Children's Cetirizine Hydrochloride Oral Solution.
The toxic plastics chemical known as Bisphenol A (BPA) may be linked to a number of serious reproductive and developmental problems that are common in the US population. The smallest and hungriest babies are the most vulnerable from exposures to BPA at levels that pose risks.
Medications specifically made for adults and administered to children in health care facilities are putting young patients at greater risk for drug errors, according to a Joint Commission alert issued today to improve pediatric safety.