| Jul 26, 2013
| 5:00 PM
You know you shouldn't have, but you did. You got sunburned. And now you're itching to know what to do about it.
Here are a few tips from Dr. Latanya Benjamin, a pediatric dermatologist at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford University and an...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 1:14 PM
Every day, 34 children are treated in U.S. emergency rooms for choking on food, and the food they’re most likely to be choking on is candy, according to a new study.
Hard candy accounted for 15.5% of the nonfatal choking incidents documented in...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 10:00 AM
The nation's pediatricians keep saying that television can be harmful for babies and toddlers, but this time, they mean it literally. A new study finds that in 2011 alone, televisions falling on children caused some 17,000 injuries that warranted a trip...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 8:45 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A type of therapy developed to treat victims of military trauma can help ease distress and depression among mothers of babies born prematurely, a new study finds.
"Having a premature birth is an extremely traumatic event for...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 10:54 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Close to half of pediatricians do not use a professional interpreter when seeing patients and families with a limited understanding of English, according to a new study.
"We were surprised that the majority of pediatricians...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 2:33 PM
The numbers of kids 15 and under who got hurt riding all terrain vehicles (ATVs) went up 35% between 2001 and 2004 — but then fell 37% between 2004 and 2010, a team of researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 10:41 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - It's known that women, as a group, outlive men, but the female survival advantage begins at birth and may stem from some fundamental vulnerability of boys, according to a new study.
Researchers looking at U.S. national data on...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 1:02 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Kids and teens with asthma and type 1 diabetes often don't take their medication as prescribed, and those that skip doses are more likely to end up in the emergency room, according to a new review.
More than half of children...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 9:10 PM
(Reuters) - The rate of circumcisions performed on newborn boys in U.S. hospitals dropped 6 percentage points over the last three decades, with an especially steep decline in Western states, according to U.S. government data released on Thursday.
| Jul 8, 2013
| 5:52 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Close to one-quarter of teenagers and young adults treated for assault injuries in a Michigan emergency room reported owning or carrying a gun, according to a new study.
Most of those weapons were obtained illegally,...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 1:32 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Programs designed to prevent childhood obesity in the home don't affect kids' weight a year or more down the line, according to a review of the evidence.
But that conclusion comes from only a small number of available...
| Apr 14, 2013
Last summer Kelly Bruski went to the store with her sons to buy a birthday gift for her boyfriend.
When the boys, now 6 and 9, chose a magnet desk toy called Buckyballs, "I saw they were really picking out a gift for themselves," said Bruski, a sales...