Children's Health in the News

Teens, ATVs a Dangerous Combo

07/14/2014 - Iowa study found three-quarters of kids drove the off-road vehicles, more than half were in accidents

Spoon Measurements Behind Many Child Drug-Dosing Errors: Study

07/14/2014 - Experts recommend medications be administered in milliliters only

Burn Injuries More Common in Summer

07/12/2014 - Doctor shares tips for safe use of fire pits, barbecues and campfires

Guard Your Kids Against Bug Bites This Summer

07/06/2014 - Mosquitoes, ticks and fleas transmit diseases, so reach for insect repellant before sending them outdoors

Be Safe When Mowing The Lawn

07/05/2014 - If children are tasked with chore, be sure they understand the risks and know how to cut grass safely

Eye Doctors Offer Fireworks Safety Tips

07/03/2014 - But they caution that displays are best left to professionals

Have a Fun -- But Safe -- Fourth of July

07/01/2014 - Hands, head, eyes at greatest risk for injury with at-home fireworks, expert says

Childhood Vaccines Vindicated Once More

07/01/2014 - No link to autism found in large review of previous research on measles, mumps, rubella vaccine

Tips for Keeping That Bounce House Safe

06/22/2014 - Children get hurt when colliding with others or falling, expert says, so supervision is needed

For Safety's Sake, Don't Leave Kids in Cars

06/21/2014 - Warmer weather puts them at risk of heat stroke, other dangers, expert says

Teen Bullies, Victims Armed More Than Other Kids, Study Says

06/09/2014 - But experts disagree on findings' significance

Injuries From Swallowed Magnets on the Rise in Kids, Study Finds

05/16/2014 - Small, spherical magnetic sets introduced in 2009 tied to more cases and worse outcomes

Water Poses More Danger for Black Youths Than Whites: CDC

05/15/2014 - Evidence suggests they are less likely to have been taught basic swimming skills, researcher notes

As Summer Arrives, CDC Offers Pool Chemical Safety Tips

05/15/2014 - Injuries can occur when people ignore instructions or get careless with these hazardous products

Car Crash Risk May Go Up During Pregnancy

05/12/2014 - Second trimester increase noted in large Canadian study, but reason remains unclear

Tips for New Moms on Mother's Day

05/09/2014 - FDA experts offer advice on doctor visits, use of medications

In Crashes That Kill Children, It's Their Driver Who's Often Drunk

05/05/2014 - Finding highlights need for additional penalties for those convicted of drunk driving with a child passenger, MADD says

With Kids In Car, Parents Still Likely to Use Cellphones

05/02/2014 - Study shows 90 percent admit to driving while distracted by talking, texting or giving food to a child

Trampolines Linked to More Than 1 Million ER Visits Over a Decade

05/02/2014 - Study finds cost of those injuries topped $1 billion

Dispatcher-Assisted CPR Boosts Cardiac Arrest Survival in Kids: Study

04/30/2014 - When bystanders follow experts' instructions, more brain function can also be preserved, findings show

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Only 32 percent of U.S. children attend physical education classes daily. Parental encouragement can help them be more active outside of school.