Children's Health

No Sign That Antidepressants in Pregnancy Harm Kids’ Brains: Study

Large Swedish study found no link between mom's use of the drugs and kid's intellectual disabilityFor women battling depression, the decision over whether or...

Too Few Children Get EpiPen When Needed: Study

First-line treatment for severe allergic reaction is often neglectedEpiPens are the go-to solution when a child has a severe allergic reaction. But many kids...

Sugary Drinks in Pregnancy Tied to Heavier Kids Later

2 or more sweet drinks a day in second trimester linked to an extra 2 pounds in 8-year-oldsCould a pregnant woman's craving for...

Medication Mistakes Have Doubled in U.S. Since 2000: Study

Poison control centers get one call every 21 seconds about a potentially serious mix-upEvery minute of every day, three Americans call a poison control...

The Neighborhood Sandbox: A Breeding Ground for Germs

Bacteria, parasites and other nasty surprises may be hiding in the sand Kids love to play in sandboxes, and it helps them develop motor...

Smoking Skyrockets in Movies Aimed at Young: Study

Rise prompts call for R rating on movies that show or imply tobacco useProgress to keep tobacco use out of kid-friendly movies is apparently...

Bullying Takes Financial Toll on U.S. School Districts

Absenteeism by fearful kids linked to an extra $276 million in expenditures in California each yearBullying can come with a hefty hidden cost for...

Soft Contact Lenses Safe for Kids and Teens, Review Finds

Infection rates no higher than for adults, and actually lowest for younger kidsSoft contact lenses are as safe for children and teens as they...

Guard Against Hearing Loss From Fireworks

Don't get too close to those loud booms, hearing specialist suggestsWatching a fireworks display can be a treat for your eyes, but the noise...

Concussion Can Spur Short-Term Change in Women’s Periods

Odds of abnormal menstrual bleeding jump 6 times after serious head injury, study saysAfter a concussion, a young woman might notice that her next...
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