While booster seats reduce a child's risk of injury by 59 percent compared to using only a seat belt, in some communities fewer than 21 percent of children 4 to 8 years old are properly secured in booster seats when they ride in cars.
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Since children represent a small market for devices, imposing requirements on manufacturers to conduct studies examining their use in pediatric patients could inhibit the development of new equipment for children.
Children who live in neighborhoods that their parents believe are unsafe are more likely to be overweight than those in neighborhoods perceived as safe.
The unusual movements of the comforting act of infantile masturbation can lead parents and physicians to believe a child is suffering from a movement disorder.
More than a half million babies were born too soon in the United States in 2004. Each year, about 1 in 8 live births are premature.
An organic diet given to children provides an immediate protective effect against exposures to two pesticides that are commonly used in U.S. agricultural production.
With the target date for elimination of neonatal tetanus about to pass, the disease remains a major public health problem in remote areas of Africa and Asia.\n\n
Childcare is quite safe overall, and child care fatalities are rarer than outside of paid care.
For children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), possessing a variant of a gene involved in brain signaling may predict antisocial behavio.
Bullying by elementary school children was associated with increased odds of lacking a feeling of safety while at school.
In their review of moist cough researchers found that a week long course of antibiotics resulted in the cough's disappearance in one of every three children treated.
The experimental cooling of newborns to prevent death and injury from oxygen deprivation during birth is extremely promising.
Does the practice of family dismissal promote or undermine immunization for particular children or children as a group?
The greater the number of reported symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) shown in childhood, the greater the risk a person is of becoming a regular smoker.
Home based counseling can lead to healthier eating habits among children with a family history of cardiovascular disease.
Children who don't tell anyone about being sexually abused often come from families that have rigid gender roles and other similar characteristics.
All information gathered to date supports the positive health value of breast feeding for infants.