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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

Pediatricians' Group Urges Action on Climate Change October 26, 2015

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

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

Paintball, BB Guns Can Severely Injure Kids, Study Finds October 23, 2015

Serious eye injuries, organ damage can occur, researchers warn

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

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

Dietary Supplements Land Thousands in the ER Each Year October 14, 2015

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

Child Safety Seats Often Incompatible With Cars: Study October 11, 2015

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

Bike Helmets Protect Against Severe Brain Injury, Study Says October 08, 2015

Researchers call for stricter laws

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

Further testing of all children with suspicious injuries could minimize misdiagnoses

Expert Offers Car Seat Safety Tips October 04, 2015

Most devices aren't used properly

Many Parents Overlook Booster Seat Safety September 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: Study September 14, 2015

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

Disaster Aftereffects May Linger for Children September 14, 2015

Difficulties may not be readily apparent, pediatricians' group says

Childhood Abuse Linked to Ulcerative Colitis Later in Life September 11, 2015

But study finds no association with another inflammatory bowel disease

When Clock Springs Forward, Teen Brain May Fall Behind September 08, 2015

Added sleep loss raises concerns about safety, researchers say

Some Sobering Stats on Kids and Drinking August 31, 2015

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

CT Scan Use in Kids Fell Over Past Decade August 24, 2015

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

Excessive Sports Training Hurts Kids, Expert Warns August 21, 2015

Parents should set limits to help prevent injuries

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

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

Protective Eyewear in Girls' Field Hockey Means Fewer Injuries August 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 Survey August 11, 2015

Adults more worried about both problems in latest poll

Old Electronics Potential Source of Lead Exposure in Kids August 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 Tips August 10, 2015

Many injuries occur getting on and off the bus

Liquid Nicotine From E-Cigs Poses Poison Danger to Kids August 03, 2015

Even small amounts of the chemical can cause serious illness, expert says

Poverty May Hinder Kids' Brain Development, Study Says July 20, 2015

Reduced gray matter, lower test scores reported for poor children

Consumer Reports Takes Liquid Detergent Pods Off 'Recommended' List July 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 July 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 July 13, 2015

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

Asbestos Found in Kids' Crayons, Toy Kits: Report July 08, 2015

Health experts, big retailer say they're concerned about findings on products from China

Noise From Fireworks Threatens Young Ears July 03, 2015

Expert advises families to sit at least 500 feet from launch area

Fireworks Can Spark Bump in Air Pollution, Study Finds July 01, 2015

July Fourth favorites release small particles that can harm the lungs, scientists find

Following Water Safety Rules Saves Lives, Red Cross Says June 27, 2015

Children can drown within five minutes, experts warn

Keep Safety in Mind When Skateboarding June 21, 2015

Experts offer tips on how to protect yourself from injury when catching 'air'

Thinking About a Pool? Think About Safety June 19, 2015

Never assume someone else is watching the kids

Gun Violence Takes Toll on Kids' Mental Health, Study Finds June 08, 2015

Even witnessing such incidents carries long-term consequences, researchers say

Safety Precautions Help Prevent Summer Camp Injuries June 05, 2015

Accidents often happen during supervised activities, experts warn

Tips for Preventing Dog Bites May 25, 2015

Even a friendly pooch may overreact when startled

Breath-Holding Games Are Killing Swimmers, CDC Warns May 21, 2015

Even seasoned athletes are drowning because of dangerous underwater behaviors, agency says