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.
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Child Health and Safety
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.
Survey examines the public's views of over-the-counter children's cold and cough medications in the wake of recent concerns raised by FDA.
Bullying is everywhere. It happens not only in schools, but it happens at home among siblings, in prisons, in the workplace.
Airway obstruction is the second leading cause of accidental death in Kansas children ages 14 and under.
Immigrant children are five times more likely than those born in the US to have lead poisoning.
The child welfare systems in Fulton and Dekalb counties show significant improvements in the last year.
Doctors should do a simple rectal examination for constipation when trying to determine the cause of abdominal pain in children.
New legislation by the European parliament will improve the regulation of drug treatment for children. Regulation of drugs for children in Europe.
A survey examined parents' views in light of recent concerns about the safety and effectiveness of giving over-the-counter cold and cough medications to children.
As they're searching the web for information about recalled toys, now parents have a new worry: what to do on Christmas morning when their kids are disappointed because the unsafe toy they wanted isn't under the tree.
Lead, Arsenic, Other Harmful Chemicals Are Found in Popular Toys; Michigan-based Ecology Center Releases Testing Results and Consumer Action Guide at HealthyToys.org.
Innovative New Medicine Delivery System helps parents ensure that children receive correct medicine dosage.
The effects of lung transplantation on the survival and quality of life in children with cystic fibrosis are uncertain.
Broome County Child Passenger Safety Program is reminding all parents and caregivers about the importance of completing and mailing in the registration cards on new child safety seats.
A new report maps an uneven picture of child health in Toronto. The report, presented to the City's Board of Health, calls on the provincial and federal governments to adopt a child poverty reduction strategy with identified targets and timelines.
"The majority of Toronto's young children are healthy, safe and developing normally," said Dr. McKeown. "However, we have identified significant disparities in young children's health that are related to neighbourhood and family income, family structure, and country of birth."
In Florida, 16 percent of all children live in food insecure households, which means they do notalways know where they will find their next meal.