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ReutersNEW 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...
HartfordOn April 12, the Avon Chapter of the Italian American service organization, UNICO, hosted a dinner dance in support of Connecticut Children's Medical Center. The event, held at the Farmington Club on the Polo Grounds in Farmington, featured dinner,...
Many predicted the 1980s crack epidemic would create a generation of children with major developmental and behavioral problems, but a new study found much of that hype hasn't panned out. Researchers from the Department of Pediatrics at the University...
ReutersNEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Kids who don't get vaccines when they see their pediatrician for a sick visit - despite being due for the shots - are more likely to fall behind on immunizations and routine check-ups, according to a new study. "It's pretty...
ReutersNEW YORK (Reuters Health) - U.S. states that require children and teenagers to wear helmets report fewer deaths involving bicycles and cars, according to a new study. Researchers analyzed the number of U.S. bicycle deaths between 1999 and 2010 and...
As legalized marijuana appears in an increasing number of American homes, so too does evidence of a dark side: accidental ingestion of pot and pot-infused food by young children. The results can be frightening to such children, who often suffer...
Caffeine-infused waffles and maple syrup are promoted as energizing alternatives to a morning mug of coffee. But the recent craze of adding caffeine to a range of kid-friendly snack foods — including popcorn, chewing gum, candy bars, mints,...
In the face of troubling childhood obesity rates and what it sees as low milk consumption rates, the dairy industry says it has a solution: Offer kids flavored milk that uses low-calorie artificial sweeteners. The only problem, industry...
ReutersNEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A review of past research finds that fever-reducing drugs have no effect on the speed of children's recovery from an infection, contrary to the fears of some doctors and parents. Researchers have debated for decades whether...
ReutersNEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Children with even slightly elevated blood lead levels are less likely to be ready to read when starting kindergarten, according to a new study. Lead has been shown to affect school performance, but what's important in this...
ReutersNEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Teenagers who text while driving are also more likely to engage in other risky activities, such as riding with an intoxicated driver or not wearing a seatbelt, a new study suggests. Researchers from the U.S. Centers for...
After the American Academy of Pediatrics announced its support for equal marriage rights for same-sex partners "as the best way to guarantee benefits and security for their children," advocates for the unmarried, while applauding the move, took...
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