Pediatrics 

Frequency of Crib-Related Injuries Cause for Concern, Study Finds

Although safety standards continue to improve, crib injuries occur at alarming rates. Credit: Getty Cribs, playpens and bassinets are supposed to function as secure locations where parents can place their baby or toddler and be confide...Although safety standards continue to improve, crib injuries occur at alarming rates.

Gay Teens Receive Harsher Penalties From Schools, Law Enforcement, Study Reveals

A study has found that U.S. gay and lesbian teens -- especially girls -- are more likely to be punished by schools and the criminal justice system. Credit: Getty
During a year when gay bullying and suicides are increasingly gaining media attent...
Lesbian teens are particularly at risk for unequal treatment from schools and the criminal justice system.

Hearing Loss in One Ear Can Cause Language Problems

Your child is late to talk and his preschool teachers are concerned. So, what do you do? Chances are, you follow the school's recommendation, enroll him in speech therapy and hope some one-on-one attention will get his tongue rolling. But that ...

Obese Children May Be at Increased Risk for Heart Disease

Your cheerfully-chubby child may already be developing a risk for heart disease, according to an article published today in the online version of Pediatrics. Being overweight as a child may be more dangerous than many people realize. "We see ...

Soccer Injuries Affect Boys and Girls In Different Ways, Report Finds

Concussion rates in soccer players are similar to those ice hockey and football players. Credit: Getty Images
What sort of injury is your child likely to suffer on the soccer field? That all depends. In boys, ankle injuries are the most common. F...

Third-Hand Smoke Harming Kids

Smokers-and your children--beware. Even though you may smoke outside, or roll down the window to let in fresh air when you're smoking in the car, toxins remain in your hair and on your clothes that can ultimately poison your kids. Sound scary? well, ...

Autism more common in rainy climates

According to experts, the increasing number of autistic children can be partly attributed to the fact that doctors are better able to diagnose the condition than they used to be. But better diagnostic techniques cannot account for the fact that autis...

Grandparents take better care of the kids

If your child care situation involves grandparents, you can rest easy knowing they are in good hands. In fact, according to a new study published in the latest issue of Pediatrics, your children might be safer with their grandparents than they are wi...

Does lack of sleep lead to obesity in kids?

A new study published today in the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine suggests a link between lack of sleep and obesity. Researchers studied 915 children at six months, a year and two years as well as interviewed their parents to collect...

Would you bring your child to a chiropractor?

There's an interesting article in the January issue of Pediatrics regarding chiropractic care and children. According to the review, parents should be wary of chiropractic spinal adjustments, saying they could possibly cause injury. Out of the 13 pub...

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