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Concussion Laws Helping Student-Athletes, Study Finds December 22, 2014

Researchers believe raising public awareness made a big difference, too

Older Cars a Bad Choice for Younger Drivers December 19, 2014

Study found nearly half of teen crashes involved cars more than a decade old

Many Kids Exposed to Unneeded X-Rays, Study Finds December 03, 2014

Limiting radiation, costs should be objectives, researcher says

Toddlers Hurt in Falls Often Not Warned About Climbing on Furniture December 01, 2014

Researchers found parents of these kids also more likely to not use safety gates at home

Babies Still Sleeping With Soft Bedding Despite SIDS Risk: CDC December 01, 2014

Over half have items in crib that may up odds of sudden infant death syndrome

Scooters Leading Cause of Toy-Linked Injuries in Kids December 01, 2014

New report also shows that a child winds up in the ER with a toy-related injury every 3 minutes in the U.S.

Steer Clear of Cold Meds for Babies, FDA Advises November 26, 2014

Drugs carry serious risks, and most infants, toddlers recover with rest and extra care

Adult-Sized ATVs Deadly for Kids, Report Shows November 24, 2014

Study highlights risks associated with all-terrain vehicles

Young Children, Energy Drinks a Dangerous Mix November 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 November 12, 2014

Seatbelts and bike helmets can help prevent severe head injuries, experts say

Laundry Detergent Pods Pose Poisoning Risk to Kids, Study Says November 10, 2014

One death, more than 700 illnesses among young U.S. children

MIT Researchers Develop Safer 'Button' Battery November 03, 2014

New technology promising in animal trial; might prevent serious injuries in kids

Halloween at the ER Is No Treat October 31, 2014

Doctors' groups share tips for safe pumpkin-carving, trick-or-treating

Halloween Safety Tips for Kids With Asthma October 30, 2014

Trick-or-treaters should bring quick-relief inhalers with them, experts advise

Plastics' Chemical May Affect Baby Boys' Genital Development October 29, 2014

Link between phthalates and possible defect needs more study, researcher says

Tips for Safe Trick-or-Treating October 25, 2014

Make sure costumes are visible, discard homemade goodies, expert advises

Traffic Pollution May Be a Risk While Pregnant October 21, 2014

Reduced lung function seen in children at age 4, study says

Detergent Pods Pose Risk to Kids' Eyes, Researchers Warn October 16, 2014

Young children may be attracted to the brightly colored chemicals, study suggests

Sleeping on Sofa Can Be Deadly for Babies, Study Finds October 13, 2014

Researchers uncover higher risk for SIDS, suffocation

Study Finds Many Newborns Have Risky First Ride Home From Hospital October 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 October 06, 2014

Expert recommends pregnant women avoid canned foods, plastics containing BPA

Smoke-Free Subsidized Housing Could Save Nearly $500 Million October 02, 2014

U.S. government study suggests reducing secondhand smoke exposure cuts costs

Whooping Cough Vaccine Rates During Pregnancy Fall Short: CDC September 25, 2014

Infants at highest risk for illness and death from the infection

Health Tip: Check Your Child for Head Lice September 24, 2014

Inspect the hair in a well-lit room

More Schools Stocking Shots That Counter Serious Allergic Reactions September 19, 2014

Having epinephrine auto-injectors on hand can save lives, advocates say

Small Number of Drugs Behind Kids' Accidental Poisonings: CDC September 15, 2014

Narcotic painkillers, addiction medications and sedatives top the list

Few Students With Asthma, Allergies Have School Emergency Plan September 12, 2014

Schools must be well prepared to deal with life-threatening reactions, researchers caution

E-Cigarette Refills Pose Danger to Kids, Experts Say September 09, 2014

British researchers warn of accidental liquid nicotine poisoning from easily accessed e-cartridges

Serious Childhood Burns Tied to Long-Term Mental Health Risks September 04, 2014

Adults injured by fire when young are at increased odds of depression, study finds

Pediatricians Offer New Dental Recommendations August 25, 2014

American Academy of Pediatrics urges fluoride use on first teeth to prevent decay

What Parents Need to Know About Sports Participation August 24, 2014

Carefully assess the school's athletic program, expert advises

More Children Hit by Cars in September, Experts Say August 18, 2014

Drivers and students need to know and follow traffic safety rules

Poorly Packed Lunches Can Cause Food Poisoning August 08, 2014

Health officials share tips for keeping perishables safe

Hot Cars Can Quickly Prove Deadly for Kids August 05, 2014

Expert offers tips on protecting small passengers from heat-related tragedies

Expert Offers School Bus Safety Tips August 01, 2014

Almost 140 children and adults die every year in school transportation accidents

Food Is a Common Choking Hazard for Kids, Doctor Says August 01, 2014

Experts warn that children under 5 are most vulnerable

Teens, ATVs a Dangerous Combo July 14, 2014

Iowa study found three-quarters of kids drove the off-road vehicles, more than half were in accidents

Spoon Measurements Behind Many Child Drug-Dosing Errors: Study July 14, 2014

Experts recommend medications be administered in milliliters only

Burn Injuries More Common in Summer July 12, 2014

Doctor shares tips for safe use of fire pits, barbecues and campfires

Guard Your Kids Against Bug Bites This Summer July 06, 2014

Mosquitoes, ticks and fleas transmit diseases, so reach for insect repellant before sending them outdoors

Be Safe When Mowing The Lawn July 05, 2014

If children are tasked with chore, be sure they understand the risks and know how to cut grass safely

Eye Doctors Offer Fireworks Safety Tips July 03, 2014

But they caution that displays are best left to professionals

Have a Fun -- But Safe -- Fourth of July July 01, 2014

Hands, head, eyes at greatest risk for injury with at-home fireworks, expert says

Childhood Vaccines Vindicated Once More July 01, 2014

No link to autism found in large review of previous research on measles, mumps, rubella vaccine

Tips for Keeping That Bounce House Safe June 22, 2014

Children get hurt when colliding with others or falling, expert says, so supervision is needed

For Safety's Sake, Don't Leave Kids in Cars June 21, 2014

Warmer weather puts them at risk of heat stroke, other dangers, expert says

Teen Bullies, Victims Armed More Than Other Kids, Study Says June 09, 2014

But experts disagree on findings' significance

Injuries From Swallowed Magnets on the Rise in Kids, Study Finds May 16, 2014

Small, spherical magnetic sets introduced in 2009 tied to more cases and worse outcomes

Water Poses More Danger for Black Youths Than Whites: CDC May 15, 2014

Evidence suggests they are less likely to have been taught basic swimming skills, researcher notes

As Summer Arrives, CDC Offers Pool Chemical Safety Tips May 15, 2014

Injuries can occur when people ignore instructions or get careless with these hazardous products

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