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Child Abuse Costs Nations Billions of Dollars a Year: PanelFebruary 12, 2016

Laws, parent education and sex-abuse prevention programs are effective ways to keep kids safe, experts report

Homemade 'Dewshine' Can Be DeadlyFebruary 09, 2016

2 teens have already died from toxic mix of soda and racing fuel, expert says

Super Bowl Safety: Protect Kids From Toppling TVsFebruary 06, 2016

Poorly positioned televisions injure thousands of children a year, experts say

Child Abuse at Daycare, Youth Groups Rarer Than Thought: SurveyFebruary 02, 2016

Kids at higher risk at home than while in the care of such organizations, study finds

Homeless Youth More Likely to Visit Drop-In Center Than ShelterFebruary 01, 2016

Services offered help teens find jobs and housing

Boys Victims of Dating Violence, TooJanuary 29, 2016

Survey of 'at risk' teens finds males as likely as females to suffer abuse

Preventable Ills Cause Nearly 8 Million Childhood Deaths GloballyJanuary 25, 2016

Diarrhea, respiratory infections are top killers, research shows

Majority of Americans Supports 'Smart' Guns, Survey RevealsJanuary 21, 2016

Finding counters claims there is no market for childproof weapons, researchers say

Kindergartners With Traumatic Life Experiences Struggle More in SchoolJanuary 14, 2016

Multiple adverse events linked to poorer concentration, more aggression, researchers find

Acetaminophen Tops List of Accidental Infant PoisoningsJanuary 13, 2016

Other common dangers included cough/cold meds, ibuprofen and diaper rash creams, data shows

Kids With ADHD May Be More Likely to Have Accident in Traffic: StudyJanuary 08, 2016

Research points to impulsive behavior and problems paying attention as key reasons

Make Toy Safety a Top ConcernDecember 24, 2015

Dangerous playthings account for thousands of injuries each year in U.S.

Tiny Turtles Carry Salmonella ThreatDecember 23, 2015

Though banned as pets in U.S., they're still sold illegally and children are often the ones sickened, CDC finds

Agricultural Pesticides May Affect Kids' BreathingDecember 03, 2015

Early exposure to organophosphates could raise risk of COPD later, researchers suggest

Delayed Clamping of Umbilical Cord May Be Better for PreemiesDecember 01, 2015

Waiting 45 seconds was linked to enhanced motor skills among infants in study

Assessing Health Issues of Child RefugeesNovember 27, 2015

Medical profiles of newly arrived children are important for treatment, researcher says

Weekend Childbirth Riskier, British Study SuggestsNovember 25, 2015

Infant deaths, maternal infections lower on weekdays, study finds

First Year of Life Poses Highest Risk for Child Abuse: StudyNovember 24, 2015

Babies this young are also three times more likely to die of their injuries than those hurt accidentally

Ban Crib Bumpers Because of Rising Deaths, Researchers SayNovember 24, 2015

Many of these fatalities were preventable, study reveals

Most First-Time Moms Plan to Follow Vaccine ScheduleNovember 20, 2015

11 percent intend to spread out the recommended inoculations, survey finds

Drug Overdose Rates Soaring Among U.S. YouthNovember 19, 2015

Report finds prescription painkillers, heroin largely to blame, with some states hit especially hard

Teens, Parents Share E-Cigarette Concerns, Poll FindsNovember 16, 2015

Both groups want tighter controls on devices' use, health warnings on packaging

How to Keep Your Baby's Slumber SafeNovember 14, 2015

Babies should be placed on their back and in their own bed to sleep, pediatrician advises

Military Deployment Tied to Greater Odds of Child Abuse, NeglectNovember 12, 2015

Periods during and just after deployment are highest risk, study finds

Scarlet Fever Resurfacing in Some Parts of the WorldNovember 05, 2015

Outbreaks of the childhood disease reported in Britain and Asia, study finds

Many Parents Unaware of Emergency Plans at Kids' Pre-schoolsOctober 30, 2015

Less than half knew crisis plans are online, poll finds

Keep Kids Safe This HalloweenOctober 29, 2015

Doctors' group offers tips for avoiding fright-night injuries

Kids Drawn to 'Gateway' Flavored Tobacco Products, FDA FindsOctober 26, 2015

Sweet-tasting additives have widespread appeal, expose teens to nicotine

Safe Tackling OK in Youth Football, Pediatricians' Group SaysOctober 26, 2015

New policy statement urges proper training, supervision to avoid injuries among young players

Pediatricians' Group Urges Action on Climate ChangeOctober 26, 2015

Natural disasters, diseases and excess heat threaten children's health, says American Academy of Pediatrics

Paintball, BB Guns Can Severely Injure Kids, Study FindsOctober 23, 2015

Serious eye injuries, organ damage can occur, researchers warn

Hospital Care for Nonfatal Gun Wounds Costs $679 Million a YearOctober 15, 2015

Average hospital stay is seven days, U.S. study finds

Dietary Supplements Land Thousands in the ER Each YearOctober 14, 2015

Weight-loss products, energy boosters are common culprits, study finds

Child Safety Seats Often Incompatible With Cars: StudyOctober 11, 2015

Parents should take measurements to ensure seats fit properly inside vehicle, researchers advise

Bike Helmets Protect Against Severe Brain Injury, Study SaysOctober 08, 2015

Researchers call for stricter laws

Routine Screening for Child Abuse Might Spot More Cases: StudyOctober 05, 2015

Further testing of all children with suspicious injuries could minimize misdiagnoses

Expert Offers Car Seat Safety TipsOctober 04, 2015

Most devices aren't used properly

Many Parents Overlook Booster Seat SafetySeptember 17, 2015

Used properly, they can reduce risk of serious injuries by 45 percent, researchers say

Tricycle Accidents Send More Than 9,000 Tots to ER a Year: StudySeptember 14, 2015

Many kids are too young for a three-wheeler, expert says

Disaster Aftereffects May Linger for ChildrenSeptember 14, 2015

Difficulties may not be readily apparent, pediatricians' group says

Childhood Abuse Linked to Ulcerative Colitis Later in LifeSeptember 11, 2015

But study finds no association with another inflammatory bowel disease

When Clock Springs Forward, Teen Brain May Fall BehindSeptember 08, 2015

Added sleep loss raises concerns about safety, researchers say

Some Sobering Stats on Kids and DrinkingAugust 31, 2015

Report finds many starting at younger ages, so more likely to binge drink

CT Scan Use in Kids Fell Over Past DecadeAugust 24, 2015

More children are undergoing MRI scans and ultrasounds, which don't carry radiation risks

Excessive Sports Training Hurts Kids, Expert WarnsAugust 21, 2015

Parents should set limits to help prevent injuries

Breast-Feeding May Pass Common Chemical to Baby, Study ShowsAugust 21, 2015

And PFASs appear to lower effectiveness of some childhood vaccinations, researchers add

Protective Eyewear in Girls' Field Hockey Means Fewer InjuriesAugust 17, 2015

Eye-related injuries dropped, and rate of concussions didn't rise after requirement, study says

Sexting, Internet Safety for Kids Big Concerns in SurveyAugust 11, 2015

Adults more worried about both problems in latest poll

Old Electronics Potential Source of Lead Exposure in KidsAugust 10, 2015

Man who worked at recycling company brought toxins home to his kids via his clothes and hair, expert says

Expert Offers School Bus Safety TipsAugust 10, 2015

Many injuries occur getting on and off the bus