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Child Health and Safety
Children with burns can experience emotional difficulties as a result of physical disfigurement and spray on skin is helping child burns victims cope with the trauma of scarring.
Clinical trial led by St. Jude shows treatment with drug increases hemoglobin levels, reduces need for transfusions and improves quality of life.
Doctors are increasingly unlikely to testify in child abuse cases because of high profile cases in recent years.
Intervention strategies that aim to reduce violent behavior in school children and teens can either address a whole school or class, or alternatively target the children who already have threatening or aggressive behavior.
Children with serious skin conditions feel their quality of life is impaired to the same extent as those with chronic illnesses such as epilepsy, renal disease and diabetes.
Children's vulnerability to taking up smoking after trying just a single cigarette can lie dormant for three years or more.
Children are especially vulnerable to the effects of secondhand smoking, both because they are small and still growing and because they're often a "captive audience" for tobacco smoke.
After testing the two most common treatments for empyema in children, researchers concluded that the enzyme urokinase should be the primary treatment against infection in the lung lining.
The toddlers of women who smoked during pregnancy begin to show a pattern of behavior problems as early as 18 to 24 months of age.
Children's behavior as early as age 3 can predict whether they will use alcohol and illicit drugs in adolescence.
Day care study found that reducing the ratio from 5 children for every caregiver to 3 children for every caregiver significantly improved the quality of the caregiver child interaction, particularly for infants.
One of the first studies ever to examine the development of "modern racism" in children finds that by fourth grade, children are making decisions about fairness that take race into account.
Research predicting children's late language emergence has revealed that parents are not to blame for late talking toddlers.
iSTART model illustrates brain mechanisms that lead to autistic behaviors and show the symptoms of autism.
Experience seems to play an important early role in how infants learn to understand and talk language.
Children living with many siblings or with adults in addition to their parents visit the doctor less often and use fewer prescriptions than children in more typical families, according to a new analysis.
Children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) may experience a 13 month delay before they are diagnosed.
Study predicts which children are most likely to be injured by fireworks, how and where their injury will occur and from what kind of fireworks.
Children afflicted with insect bite rashes are often misdiagnosed or referred for extensive and costly tests.
While nature decides whether children like meat and fish, it is nurture that seems to be most influential when it comes to broccoli, carrots and sponge pudding.
Young children who stutter are more apt to be emotionally aroused, less able to settle down once aroused and less able to control their attention and emotion during everyday stressful or challenging situations.
Children living in trailer parks have a hard time reaping the benefits of small town living unless they work exceptionally hard to build bridges to the nearby community.
They are the children of methamphetamine users, and they were the subject of a study to get a child's eye view of what happens in these families and how it affects the children.
Young children involved in car crashes may have a greater chance of survival if secured in a child restraint system, such as a safety seat than if buckled only in a seat belt.
Parents usually identify problems in their autistic children during the first year of life, but most diagnoses are not usually made until children are older.
A child is up to 2.5 times more likely to be backed over by a minivan or truck than by a car.