Children's Health in the News

Older Cars a Bad Choice for Younger Drivers

12/19/2014 - Study found nearly half of teen crashes involved cars more than a decade old

Many Kids Exposed to Unneeded X-Rays, Study Finds

12/03/2014 - Limiting radiation, costs should be objectives, researcher says

Toddlers Hurt in Falls Often Not Warned About Climbing on Furniture

12/01/2014 - Researchers found parents of these kids also more likely to not use safety gates at home

Babies Still Sleeping With Soft Bedding Despite SIDS Risk: CDC

12/01/2014 - Over half have items in crib that may up odds of sudden infant death syndrome

Scooters Leading Cause of Toy-Linked Injuries in Kids

12/01/2014 - New report also shows that a child winds up in the ER with a toy-related injury every 3 minutes in the U.S.

Steer Clear of Cold Meds for Babies, FDA Advises

11/26/2014 - Drugs carry serious risks, and most infants, toddlers recover with rest and extra care

Adult-Sized ATVs Deadly for Kids, Report Shows

11/24/2014 - Study highlights risks associated with all-terrain vehicles

Young Children, Energy Drinks a Dangerous Mix

11/17/2014 - Study finds more than 40 percent of emergency calls to U.S. poison control centers involve children under 6

Falls Leading Cause of Serious Head Trauma for Kids, Study Shows

11/12/2014 - Seatbelts and bike helmets can help prevent severe head injuries, experts say

Laundry Detergent Pods Pose Poisoning Risk to Kids, Study Says

11/10/2014 - One death, more than 700 illnesses among young U.S. children

MIT Researchers Develop Safer 'Button' Battery

11/03/2014 - New technology promising in animal trial; might prevent serious injuries in kids

Halloween at the ER Is No Treat

10/31/2014 - Doctors' groups share tips for safe pumpkin-carving, trick-or-treating

Halloween Safety Tips for Kids With Asthma

10/30/2014 - Trick-or-treaters should bring quick-relief inhalers with them, experts advise

Plastics' Chemical May Affect Baby Boys' Genital Development

10/29/2014 - Link between phthalates and possible defect needs more study, researcher says

Tips for Safe Trick-or-Treating

10/25/2014 - Make sure costumes are visible, discard homemade goodies, expert advises

Traffic Pollution May Be a Risk While Pregnant

10/21/2014 - Reduced lung function seen in children at age 4, study says

Detergent Pods Pose Risk to Kids' Eyes, Researchers Warn

10/16/2014 - Young children may be attracted to the brightly colored chemicals, study suggests

Sleeping on Sofa Can Be Deadly for Babies, Study Finds

10/13/2014 - Researchers uncover higher risk for SIDS, suffocation

Study Finds Many Newborns Have Risky First Ride Home From Hospital

10/10/2014 - More than 90 percent of parents don't install, position the car seat correctly, researchers say

Fetal Exposure to Plastics Chemical Tied to Breathing Ills in Kids

10/06/2014 - Expert recommends pregnant women avoid canned foods, plastics containing BPA

Did You Know?

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You can help older siblings adjust to a new baby by including them in the planning process, taking them shopping for baby items, and explaining how they have an important role to play as older siblings and gentle caregivers.