Health & Safety: Big Kids


Measles Pose Threat to Unvaccinated Infants

Children and adults who remain unvaccinated and develop measles put others in their community at risk. Credit: Getty Images The United ...U.S. seeing worst measles outbreak since 1996.

No Link Found Between ADHD Drugs and Heart Problems

WebMD reports kids who take drugs for ADHD are not at a greater risk for heart attacks or strokes. Credit: Getty Images If you're bombi...Researchers found no connection between heart attacks, strokes and ADHD medications.

CT Scans Not Always Best Response to Head Injuries

It might be a good idea to observe children for awhile before getting them a CT scan. Credit: Getty Images One of the first things you ...Your kid ought to have his head examined? Maybe. Maybe not.

Canadian Kids Waiting Too Long for Surgery, Researchers Say

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Twenty-seven percent of children linger too long on government waiting lists for necessary surger...
Kids waiting three years for surgeries they should get in three months.

Kids May Be Overdosing on Prescription Meds, Report Says

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Know what, and how much your kids are taking. Credit: Getty Images Your child...
Researchers suggests pain meds for kids may be too heavy.

Safe Kids USA Helps Soothe Parental Fears

Safe Kids USA is sponsoring a webcast to educate parents about sports injury prevention. Credit: Corbis Is it safe to sleep with your b...Organization helps prevent childhood injuries.

Safe Kids USA and Johnson & Johnson to Air Webcast on Sports Injuries

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Johnson & Johnson are sponsoring a webcast May 2 at 12 p.m., to educate parents of...
Panel will discuss preventable sports injuries in children.

Heart Defects in Minority Children Yield Greater Risk of Death, Study Shows

Black children with heart conditions have a greater chance of dying before age 5 than their white peers. Credit: Getty Images The resul...Black children with heart conditions have a greater chance of dying before age 5 than their white peers.


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