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.
Sensory Therapy Might Work for Kids With Autism
THURSDAY, Dec. 5, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Children with autism can benefit from a type of therapy that helps them become more comfortable with the sounds, sights and sensations of their daily surroundings, a small new study suggests.
U.S. Pregnancy Rates Continue to Fall
THURSDAY, Dec. 5, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnancy rates continue to decline in the United States, a federal report released Thursday shows.
Why Johnny Can't Sleep
THURSDAY, Dec. 5, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Having involved parents and feeling connected to school increase the likelihood that a teen will get sufficient sleep, a new study finds.
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.
Less Physical Activity, More TV for Today's Moms, Study Finds
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 4, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- American mothers watch more TV and get less physical activity today than mothers did four decades ago, a new study finds.
Fertility Treatments Behind High Rates of Multiple Births: Study
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Over the past four decades, the rate of twin, triplet and other multiple births has soared, largely the result of fertility treatments, a new study finds.
More Than 6 Percent of U.S. Teens Take Psychiatric Meds: Survey
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 4, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Slightly more than 6 percent of U.S. teens take prescription medications for a mental health condition such as depression or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a new survey shows.
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.