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Health Tip: Prevent Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease

Health Tip: Prevent Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease

Published 04/30/2018

(HealthDay News) -- Hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) most often affects infants and children younger than age 5, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.

Children that young lack immunity to the viruses that cause HFMD. the agency says.

Typical symptoms of the highly contagiou...

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Preschool, Day Care Not Asthma Triggers: Study

Preschool, Day Care Not Asthma Triggers: Study

Published 04/13/2018

FRIDAY, April 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Breathe easy, Mom and Dad. Sending your young children to preschool or day care probably won't increase their risk of developing asthma.

In fact, researchers report, it may help protect your kids against the respiratory disease.

Investigators at the Univ...

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Even Toddlers Endangered by Opioids, Other Addictive Drugs

Even Toddlers Endangered by Opioids, Other Addictive Drugs

Published 04/10/2018

TUESDAY, April, 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The youngest victims of America's addiction crisis are not the teenagers tempted by tobacco, pot and pills.

Rather, they are tens of thousands of toddlers and preschoolers who are accidentally poisoned when they get into the drug stash of a parent or o...

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Rear-Facing Car Seats Protect Tots in Crashes From Behind: Study

Rear-Facing Car Seats Protect Tots in Crashes From Behind: Study

Published 04/03/2018

TUESDAY, April 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Rear-facing car seats provide effective protection for children in rear-end crashes, researchers say.

Previous studies have shown that rear-facing car seats significantly reduce infant and toddler injuries and deaths in front- and side-impact crashes. Bu...

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Reading With Your Toddler Boosts More Than Just Language Skills

Reading With Your Toddler Boosts More Than Just Language Skills

Published 03/27/2018

TUESDAY, March 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- All those hours spent reading bedtime stories may pay off for you and your little ones beyond language and brain development: New research suggests it's also good for social and behavioral skills.

Evaluating prior studies on parent-child reading in chil...

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For Kids With Earwax, Skip Cotton Swabs, Expert Urges

For Kids With Earwax, Skip Cotton Swabs, Expert Urges

Published 03/09/2018

FRIDAY, March 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Cotton swabs might seem like handy tools for clearing wax from children's ears, but they just might do more harm than good.

In fact, each year roughly 12,540 injuries to children's ears stem from the use of cotton swabs, according to a study cited by Dr....

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Health Tip: Protect Baby from Whooping Cough

Health Tip: Protect Baby from Whooping Cough

Published 02/19/2018

(HealthDay News) -- Vaccination is the best way to prevent whooping cough, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.

Whooping cough (pertussis) is a very contagious disease that causes about half its victims aged 1 or younger to end up in the hospital, the agency says.

The CDC offers t...

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Health Tip: Controlling Pinkeye

Health Tip: Controlling Pinkeye

Published 02/09/2018

(HealthDay News) --Pinkeye, medically called conjunctivitis,is an inflammation of the thin tissue covering the white part of theeyeand the inside of the eyelid.

It's easily spread as hands become contaminated with discharge from an infected eye or by direct contact with surfaces such as contamina...

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If You Suspect a Child Is Being Abused or Neglected, Report It

If You Suspect a Child Is Being Abused or Neglected, Report It

Published 02/05/2018

MONDAY, Feb. 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- You should alert authorities if you suspect a child is being hurt or is in danger, a child abuse expert says.

The issue is in the spotlight with the recent arrest of David and Louise Turpin, the California couple accused of abusing their 13 children for ye...

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Asthma Worse for Overweight Preschoolers: Study

Asthma Worse for Overweight Preschoolers: Study

Published 12/28/2017

THURSDAY, Dec. 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Preschoolers with asthma may have worse symptoms if they're overweight.

Compared to those with a healthy weight, heavy kids with untreated asthma had 37 more days with symptoms a year, according to a new report.

The study findings show that "early life...

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Health Tip: Kids and Window Blinds

Health Tip: Kids and Window Blinds

Published 12/28/2017

(HealthDay News) -- Window blind cords are potential choking and safety hazards for young children.

Nearly 17,000 children under age 6 were treated in U.S. emergency rooms for window blind-related injuries from 1990 through 2015, data published recently in the journal Pediatrics found.

The Americ...

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Published 12/12/2017

Brain networks that help babies learn to walk ID’d

Autism risk, walking linked via brain connections

byJim Dryden•December 7, 2017

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Published 12/12/2017

Decline in Kids' Ear Infections Linked to Pneumococcal Vaccine The shots are effective in killing the main bacterial cause, but other germs are growing, researchers find

ByMaureen SalamonHealthDay Reporter

MONDAY, Aug. 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- American kids' ear infections dropped threefold ov...

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32nd Annual Trouble in Toyland Survey Finds Dangerous Toys on Store Shelves

32nd Annual Trouble in Toyland Survey Finds Dangerous Toys on Store Shelves

Published 11/21/2017

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 CONTACT: Dev Gowda, Toxics Advocate, 630-915-6025, Kara Cook-Schultz, Toxics Director, 405-613-0970, Chicago, IL – Stores nationwide are still offering dangerous and toxic toys this holiday season and, in some cases, ignoring explicit government safety regulations in t...

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Most U.S. Parents Can't Find Good Childcare: Survey

Most U.S. Parents Can't Find Good Childcare: Survey

Published 11/20/2017

MONDAY, Nov. 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Two-thirds of U.S. parents with young children say it's difficult to find a childcare or preschool facility that meets their health and safety standards, new survey results show.

Researchers questioned more than 300 parents nationwide who had at least one...

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Health Tip: Safety Advice for the Holidays

Health Tip: Safety Advice for the Holidays

Published 11/17/2017

THURSDAY, Nov. 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The joyous holidays may end up being a nightmare if a child gets hurt during the festivities.

The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests how to keep little ones safe:

Clean up immediately after a holiday party. A toddler could choke on leftover food or...

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Childhood Spanking Could Heighten Adult Mental Health Woes

Childhood Spanking Could Heighten Adult Mental Health Woes

Published 11/09/2017

THURSDAY, Nov. 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Adults who were spanked as kids may face heightened risk of certain mental health problems, a new study suggests.

The study found that those who were spanked were more likely to have abused drugs or attempted suicide.

And that was with other factors --...

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Cooling Down Sibling Rivalries When They Heat Up

Cooling Down Sibling Rivalries When They Heat Up

Published 11/07/2017

TUESDAY, Nov. 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Sibling rivalry -- the jealousy and competition between your children -- can start even before baby number two is born, according to experts at the C.S. Mott Children's Hospital of Michigan Medicine.

How siblings relate to each other and to parents can c...

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