Children's Health in the News

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

Smoke-Free Subsidized Housing Could Save Nearly $500 Million

10/02/2014 - U.S. government study suggests reducing secondhand smoke exposure cuts costs

Whooping Cough Vaccine Rates During Pregnancy Fall Short: CDC

09/25/2014 - Infants at highest risk for illness and death from the infection

Health Tip: Check Your Child for Head Lice

09/24/2014 - Inspect the hair in a well-lit room

More Schools Stocking Shots That Counter Serious Allergic Reactions

09/19/2014 - Having epinephrine auto-injectors on hand can save lives, advocates say

Small Number of Drugs Behind Kids' Accidental Poisonings: CDC

09/15/2014 - Narcotic painkillers, addiction medications and sedatives top the list

Few Students With Asthma, Allergies Have School Emergency Plan

09/12/2014 - Schools must be well prepared to deal with life-threatening reactions, researchers caution

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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.