Drug Labels Still Lack Infant Info, Study Finds
MONDAY, Dec. 9, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Drug labels often lack infant-specific information, despite U.S. government legislation encouraging drug studies involving children, a new study finds.
Kids' Liver Transplant Success Varies by Race, Research Shows
MONDAY, Dec. 9, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- White children in the United States have higher liver transplant survival rates than blacks and other minority children, a new study finds.
Kids Who See Movie Violence Also See Smoking, Drinking, Sex: Study
MONDAY, Dec. 9, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Violent movie characters are also likely to drink alcohol, smoke cigarettes and engage in sexual behavior in films rated appropriate for children over 12, according to a new study.
Nebulizers May Not Deliver Full Drug Dose to Kids With Asthma
FRIDAY, Dec. 6, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Nebulizers -- devices that transform liquid asthma medications into an easy-to-inhale mist -- aren't providing people with asthma a full dose of medication, according to a small new study.
Measles Still a Threat, U.S. Health Officials Warn
THURSDAY, Dec. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Although measles has been virtually eliminated in the United States, outbreaks still occur here. And they're usually triggered by people infected abroad, in countries where widespread vaccination doesn't exist, federal health officials said Thursday.
Slower Brain Connections May Be at Root of Dyslexia
THURSDAY, Dec. 5, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Glitches in the connections between certain brain areas may be at the root of the common learning disorder dyslexia, a new study suggests.
Health Tip: Limit Lead Exposure for Kids
(HealthDay News) -- Lead poisoning can lead to behavioral problems, hearing problems, kidney damage and lowered IQs in children, so it's important for kids to avoid any sources of lead.
Health Tip: Toys to Avoid for Young Children
(HealthDay News) -- Toys with straps or strings -- even guitar straps -- can pose a strangulation hazard for young children.
Health Tip: Prevent Headaches in Teens
(HealthDay News) -- Headaches are common among teenagers, whose busy and irregular schedules can be a prime factor.
Ecstasy Use on Rise Again Among U.S. Teens: Report
TUESDAY, Dec. 3, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- The number of U.S. teens who wind up in the emergency room after taking the club drug Ecstasy has more than doubled in recent years, raising concerns that the hallucinogen is back in vogue, federal officials report.