Children's Health in the News

Poverty May Hinder Kids' Brain Development, Study Says

07/20/2015 - Reduced gray matter, lower test scores reported for poor children

Consumer Reports Takes Liquid Detergent Pods Off 'Recommended' List

07/16/2015 - Nonprofit also urges they not be used in homes with children under 6 years of age

Banning Soccer 'Headers' Won't Solve Concussion Problem: Study

07/13/2015 - Enforcing rules that limit aggressive body contact would be more effective, researcher says

U.S. Hospitals May Often Miss Signs of Child Abuse

07/13/2015 - Less than half follow up on suspicious fractures among at-risk kids, study finds

Asbestos Found in Kids' Crayons, Toy Kits: Report

07/08/2015 - Health experts, big retailer say they're concerned about findings on products from China

Noise From Fireworks Threatens Young Ears

07/03/2015 - Expert advises families to sit at least 500 feet from launch area

Fireworks Can Spark Bump in Air Pollution, Study Finds

07/01/2015 - July Fourth favorites release small particles that can harm the lungs, scientists find

Following Water Safety Rules Saves Lives, Red Cross Says

06/27/2015 - Children can drown within five minutes, experts warn

Keep Safety in Mind When Skateboarding

06/21/2015 - Experts offer tips on how to protect yourself from injury when catching 'air'

Thinking About a Pool? Think About Safety

06/19/2015 - Never assume someone else is watching the kids

Gun Violence Takes Toll on Kids' Mental Health, Study Finds

06/08/2015 - Even witnessing such incidents carries long-term consequences, researchers say

Safety Precautions Help Prevent Summer Camp Injuries

06/05/2015 - Accidents often happen during supervised activities, experts warn

Tips for Preventing Dog Bites

05/25/2015 - Even a friendly pooch may overreact when startled

Breath-Holding Games Are Killing Swimmers, CDC Warns

05/21/2015 - Even seasoned athletes are drowning because of dangerous underwater behaviors, agency says

Health Tip: Wear Baseball Gear

05/21/2015 - And make sure it fits correctly

Stomach Bug Traced to Swimming in Contaminated Lake Water

05/14/2015 - Safe hygiene practices can prevent norovirus outbreaks, CDC says

Mow With Safety in Mind

05/02/2015 - Expert offers tips on avoiding injury when cutting the grass

Put Car Seat on Your Summer-Travel Checklist

04/29/2015 - Expert clarifies age and size requirements

Phone-Focused Parents a Danger to Their Kids at Playground

04/27/2015 - This distraction raises odds of child injuries, study finds

Baby Swings, Car Seats Not Safe for Sleeping

04/24/2015 - To avoid suffocation, put infants down in a crib, expert says

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Teaching kids to be polite is easiest between the ages of 3 and 6, when they're most anxious to please adults.