February is National Children's Dental Health Month. It's sponsored each year by the American Dental Association (ADA) to raise awareness among families and policymakers about the critical importance to children of good practices of oral health. And for the sixth year in a row, the ADA opened the month with its national health outreach event, the ADA Give Kids A Smile campaign.
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Researchers have shown how to predict if a child who is infected with respiratory syncytial virus.
The use of powder, lotions and shampoo on infants markedly increased the levels of phthalates found in the babies' urine.
While children with fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) have identifiable craniofacial abnormalities, children with alcohol-related neurodevelopmental disorder (ARND) can have significant cognitive impairments without facial anomalies.
Wild Child's Quit Nits head lice products would be available in 44 states across the United States through a distribution agreement with CVS Pharmacies.
It's a staggering statistic: 700 million children breathe air polluted by tobacco smoke.
A European regulatory advisory committee recommended approval of a pediatric formulation of Abbott Laboratories' antiretroviral drug Kaletra.
For children who struggle to learn language, the choice between various interventions may matter less than the intensity and format of the intervention.
European CHMP has issued a positive opinion recommending approval of a new, lower-strength tablet formulation of Abbott's leading HIV protease inhibitor, Kaletra.
Illinois Governor sent a letter to congressional delegation urging them to provide needed support for a bipartisan State Children's Health Insurance Program bill.
About 9.7 million children worldwide under age five die annually from preventable and treatable causes.
FDA issued a Public Health Advisory to parents recommending that over-the-counter (OTC) cough and cold products should not be used to treat infants and children less than 2 years of age.
New York City parents and caregivers should keep products containing camphor away from children.
CHPA offered its support for today's FDA decision against the use of oral OTC cough and cold medicines in children under the age of two.
PBS KIDS Sprout announced a new multiplatform initiative, Sprout Smart.
Distributing car safety seats among economically disadvantaged children could be as cost-effective as long-established federal vaccination programs.
American Red Cross, Safety4Kids have joined to release the groundbreaking new children's safety and entertainment DVD entitled SeeMore's Playhouse: Fire Safety.
Child abuse prevention experts from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Injury Prevention Research Center and School of Medicine and Duke University Medical Center will undertake a $7 million statewide shaken baby prevention project.
Many parents who are fighting for an appropriate education for their child with disabilities encounter lies by disability educators.
About 120,000 additional uninsured children in Missouri could be eligible for benefits under MO HealthNet program.
Dee Rule is now making the media circuit and offering free advice to parents who need answers on child sleep routines.
Health Canada is advising consumers not to use Baby's Bliss Gripe Water (apple flavour) due to concerns about possible side-effects.
California received a C average on health and education for the 9.5 million children in the state.
As people shop for toys, they should keep in mind that some toys could pose a lead poisoning risk, especially for young children under the age of six. With this reminder, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) is offering facts about lead in some toys, tips for people buying toys for young children, and basic information about lead poisoning and prevention.
A new study showed that acute and chronic constipation together accounted for nearly half of all cases of acute abdominal pain in children treated at one hospital.