More Evidence US Childhood Vaccinations Are Dropping Amid Coronavirus PandemicThe number of childhood vaccines administered in Michigan has dropped by as much as 22% amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to a report released Monday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
What Eye Conditions You Should Be Screening For In ChildrenDuring a child’s first years of life, the brain cells that control vision grow rapidly.
Maryland Youth Needing Psychiatric Care Find Long Waits, DrivesTraveling long distances to access inpatient psychiatric care is a familiar problem for the parents of children and adolescents living in rural areas, especially in Maryland, where 18 of its 24 jurisdictions are considered rural under state law and 25 percent of Maryland’s 6 million residents live within those areas.
Child Sex Abuse Cases Treated In ERs Rose More Than 70 Percent In 7 Years, Study SaysThe number of US adolescents admitted to emergency rooms for injuries related to sexual abuse more than doubled between 2010 and 2016, according to a new study.
Here Are The Top 34 Bestselling 'Fruit' Drinks For Kids Deemed UnhealthyAmericans spent $1.4 billion on the most popular brands of children's fruit drinks and flavored waters last year. Yet according to nutritional guidelines, none of the drinks were healthy.
Most Young Children Shouldn't Drink Plant-Based Milk, New Health Guidelines SayMost children under the age of 5 should avoid plant-based milk, according to new health guidelines.
Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease In ChildrenNonalcoholic fatty liver disease, excess buildup of fat in the liver (specifically in people who don’t regularly drink or abuse alcohol), doesn’t only affect adults. It happens to be the leading cause of chronic liver disease in children.
Protect Your Sporty Child From ConcussionsEvery year, doctors diagnose more than a million concussion cases in the United States. Those most likely to suffer such a brain injury include adolescents ages 15 to 19. Many of those injuries result from sports activities.
Functional Abdominal Pain In ChildrenDoes your child complain of stomachaches a lot? It may be what’s called functional abdominal pain.
US Children Aren't Eating Enough Seafood, Study SaysThe humble tuna sandwich, once a lunchbox staple, is making less frequent appearances in school cafeterias across the nation. American children are eating relatively little fish and shellfish in comparison to meat, according to a new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics.
When To Screen For Autism? New Study Suggests As Young As 14 MonthsWhen screening for autism spectrum disorder, a new study suggests that children can be reliably diagnosed with autism at an age earlier than what is currently recommended.
Number Of Children Going To ER With Suicidal Thoughts, Attempts Doubles, Study FindsThe number of children and teens in the United States who visited emergency rooms for suicidal thoughts and suicide attempts doubled between 2007 and 2015, according to a new analysis.
More Screen Time For Toddlers Is Tied To Poorer Development A Few Years Later, Study SaysAmong toddlers, spending a lot of time staring at screens is linked with poorer performance on developmental screening tests later in childhood, according to a new study.
Rhode Island Hospital Gets $1.9M to Study Childhood HealthRhode Island Hospital is getting a nearly $1.9 million federal grant to study how environmental factors in early childhood can affect the health of children and adolescents. Democratic U.S. Sen. Jack Reed announced last week that the National Institutes of Health is awarding the money.
Study: Children's Use Of E-Cigarettes On The RiseChildren—like adults—are increasingly trying electronic cigarettes, according to the first large national study to gauge use by middle and high school students.