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 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.
October 18, 2012 4:04 pm
Biomedical ethicist Dr. Ilina Singh and colleagues interviewed children and their families about ADHD, behavior, medication and identity across four contexts: home, school, the doctor’s office and peer groups. The report is intended not only to highlight ethical and social issues surrounding ADHD but also to help families, doctors, teachers and the children themselves to understand from a child’s perspective what it is like to live with ADHD.
July 31, 2012 4:50 pm
Brianna Warrhunter took her child to hospital in Trenton Wednesday after a daycare worker noticed an “unexplained rash,” the Trenton woman wrote in a complaint she sent to the Ontario Medical Association. Warrhunter said she told the doctor her daughter didn’t have immunizations as she and the father are “conscientious objectors” of immunizations. “Her tone turned from friendly to rude,” said Warrhunter, alleging the Trenton Memorial Hospital doctor promptly stopped the exam and left the room saying she could not help the girl.