April 17, 2013 2:07 pm
The nation’s infant mortality rate fell by 12 percent from 2005 through 2011, a promising pattern that researchers say may be due in part to a decline in premature births.
March 22, 2013 4:59 pm
It’s long been suspected, but a new European survey confirms it: Children living near areas of heavy traffic are more at risk of asthma.
March 5, 2013 1:35 pm
In first grade, a school allowed the transgendered girl to use the girls’ bathroom but soon told her family that she would have to either use the staff bathroom or the one in the nurse’s office.
March 1, 2013 11:41 am
Excess exposure to BPA, which interferes with the body’s production of certain hormones, has already been linked to increased obesity risks in kids as well as a heightened likelihood of heart disease, diabetes, and kidney disease later in life.
February 25, 2013 5:16 pm
A group representing pediatricians says disciplining students with out-of-school suspension or expulsion is counterproductive to school goals and should only be used on case by case basis.
January 31, 2013 3:32 pm
A 5-year-old faced with a pile of Legos did what boys have done since the dawn of time: He fashioned a weapon, ran about and made shooting sounds. That’s when the Massachusetts elementary school sent a letter to his parents and warned that the next time, their son Joe would be suspended.
January 28, 2013 2:28 pm
The American Academy of Pediatrics issued the first-ever guidelines for type 2 diabetic children Monday. ”Pediatricians and pediatric endocrinologists are used to dealing with type 1 diabetes. Most have had no formal training in the care of children with type 2,” author Dr. Janet Silverstein.
January 25, 2013 1:24 pm
A baby girl born with her heart outside her body has been discharged from the Texas hospital that saved her life. The birth defect is usually fatal, but Audrina survived a six-hour operation at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston to tuck her heart back into her body.
January 14, 2013 3:54 pm
Enough children are now using alternative therapies that physicians should be inquiring about it and parents need to volunteer information about any complementary medicine approaches their children are using to avoid any potential harmful interactions with conventional treatments
November 27, 2012 4:50 pm
When 7-year-old Mykayla Comstock was diagnosed with leukemia in July, it was less than three days before her mother filed Oregon medical marijuana paperwork so the child could take lime-flavored capsules filled with cannabis oil.