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More Children Accidently Poisoned by 'Essential Oils' May 13, 2016

Tennessee poison center reports doubling of dangerous exposures since 2011, mostly in kids

Swaddling May Increase Chances of SIDS May 09, 2016

Study found wrapping blanket tightly around sleeping baby raised risk by almost 60 percent

Even in Taxis, Kids Belong in Safety Seats May 02, 2016

But study finds only 11 percent of children were properly restrained

More Kids Burned, Hospitalized as Fireworks Sales Rules Ease May 02, 2016

Findings don't show direct link to serious injuries, but reassessment of laws needed, researchers say

Playground-Related Brain Injuries on Rise in U.S. May 02, 2016

ERs treat more kids, perhaps because of greater concussion awareness, experts say

'Wandering' a Hazard for More Than a Third of Kids With Autism May 02, 2016

In study, many were unaware they might be in danger, couldn't distinguish strangers from people they knew

1 in 4 Hospitalized Newborns Gets Heartburn Drugs, Despite Risks April 27, 2016

Study shows use is common, but prior research suggests a danger to babies

Spanking: More Harm Than Good? April 27, 2016

It can lead to psychological, learning problems in kids, analysis of 75 studies suggests

Skateboarding Mishaps Send 176 U.S. Kids to ERs Every Day April 27, 2016

Protective gear is essential for preventing injuries, experts say

More Kids Being Poisoned by Detergent Pods: Study April 25, 2016

Parents of young kids should not have these products in the home, experts say

Teen Moms May Ignore Advice for Helping Babies Sleep Safely April 21, 2016

Awareness of SIDS risk didn't spur young mothers to follow recommendations, study finds

FDA Launches Ad Campaign Against Chewing Tobacco April 19, 2016

Health officials targeting rural teens with messages about health risks of smokeless tobacco products

Simple Steps Can Keep Lawn Mowing Safe April 15, 2016

Before cutting the grass, review these safety tips

Stay Safe in the Water This Spring Break March 29, 2016

Vigilance at the beach is key, especially for young children, expert says

Simple Changes in Bad Neighborhoods Might Lower Teen Murder Rates March 07, 2016

Adding streetlights, maintaining vacant lots could make a difference, researchers suggest

Head Lice No Cause for Panic, Expert Says March 07, 2016

But ask your pediatrician if a prescription remedy is needed

Chemical-Free Cosmetics May Be Safer for Teen Girls, Study Suggests March 07, 2016

Lower levels of hormone-disrupting chemicals seen in adolescents after trying products without potentially harmful ingredients

Lawn Mowers Can Cause Severe Injuries to Kids March 03, 2016

Study found that more than half of accidents required amputation

Paid Family Leave Tied to Decline in Child Abuse February 26, 2016

California study found hospital admissions for abuse-linked head injuries dropped after policy enacted

Kids With Autism More Likely to Wander, Less Likely to Recognize Danger February 19, 2016

Researchers concerned about risks to children with developmental issues, as well as the stress on parents

Do Benefits of City Gardening Outweigh Risks? February 16, 2016

Lead and other soil contaminants aren't a concern for all vegetables, expert contends

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

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

Homemade 'Dewshine' Can Be Deadly February 09, 2016

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

Super Bowl Safety: Protect Kids From Toppling TVs February 06, 2016

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

Child Abuse at Daycare, Youth Groups Rarer Than Thought: Survey February 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 Shelter February 01, 2016

Services offered help teens find jobs and housing

Boys Victims of Dating Violence, Too January 29, 2016

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

Preventable Ills Cause Nearly 8 Million Childhood Deaths Globally January 25, 2016

Diarrhea, respiratory infections are top killers, research shows

Majority of Americans Supports 'Smart' Guns, Survey Reveals January 21, 2016

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

Kindergartners With Traumatic Life Experiences Struggle More in School January 14, 2016

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

Acetaminophen Tops List of Accidental Infant Poisonings January 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: Study January 08, 2016

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

Make Toy Safety a Top Concern December 24, 2015

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

Tiny Turtles Carry Salmonella Threat December 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' Breathing December 03, 2015

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

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

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

Assessing Health Issues of Child Refugees November 27, 2015

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

Weekend Childbirth Riskier, British Study Suggests November 25, 2015

Infant deaths, maternal infections lower on weekdays, study finds

First Year of Life Poses Highest Risk for Child Abuse: Study November 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 Say November 24, 2015

Many of these fatalities were preventable, study reveals

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

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

Drug Overdose Rates Soaring Among U.S. Youth November 19, 2015

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

Teens, Parents Share E-Cigarette Concerns, Poll Finds November 16, 2015

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

How to Keep Your Baby's Slumber Safe November 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, Neglect November 12, 2015

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

Scarlet Fever Resurfacing in Some Parts of the World November 05, 2015

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

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

Less than half knew crisis plans are online, poll finds

Keep Kids Safe This Halloween October 29, 2015

Doctors' group offers tips for avoiding fright-night injuries

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

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

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

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

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