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 bombing with your child with meds to control his hyperactivity and short attention span, you might have w...Researchers found no connection between heart attacks, strokes and ADHD medications.
Watch Videos Related to Kids and Prescription MedicationKnow what, and how much your kids are taking. Credit: Getty Images Your child could be at risk of overdosing on prescription pain medications. WebMD reports a lot of prescrip...Researchers suggests pain meds for kids may be too heavy.
Even if you follow the directions on the label, you still may be giving your child the wrong amount of medicine. Credit: Getty ImagesIf you find yourself reading the instructions on over-the-counter children's medications repeatedly, just to be ...An examination of 200 of the top-selling over-the-counter medications for children reports a high level of variability and inconsistencies in medication labeling and measuring devices, according to a new study.
Parents want more research done on the safety of children's vaccines. Credit: Justin Sullivan, Getty ImagesHundreds of millions of dollars are spent each year on medical research related to children's health issues, yet parents have little or no...When asked, nearly nine out of 10 parents rate research on the safety of vaccines, and effectiveness and safety of medicines, as the most important topics regarding children's health, according to a recent poll.
Throat scratchy? Better call Mom to bring a cough drop. Credit: Getty ImagesImagine having to rush to your child's school every time he scrapes his knee, or leaving work to apply sunscreen before he heads outside for recess. For parents with k...Imagine having to rush to your child's school every time he scrapes his knee, or leaving work to apply sunscreen before he heads outside for recess. For parents with kids in the Wichita, Kan., school district, this is a reality.
School's out for summer, but what about the meds? Credit: Getty ImagesThis year, parents of kids going to Eisner and Crane Lake Camps in the Massachusetts Berkshire Mountains can't say they didn't get the memo. An e-mail went out recently st...
The pharmacy in my local grocery store is currently offering free antibiotics as part of a health and wellness initiative. To promote the freebies, signs reading "You didn't pay for the germs. Why pay for the antibiotics?" are on display throughout t...
Seems Tom Cruise has reversed his opinion about post partum depression. He's also gone public with his change of mind and heart. In a recent interview with Oprah Winfrey, for whom you'll recall he jumped all over a couch as he professed his love fo...