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Health News for Pediatrics

HealthDay News: Pediatrics

If Kids Think Someone's Watching, They're More Likely to Wash Their Hands

Hand washing is one of the best ways to prevent infectious diseases, and placing cameras over sinks might boost youngsters' hand hygiene, new research suggests.
Spring Cleaning Safety Tips

While doing their spring cleaning, families will use a wide range of products that can cause accidental poisonings, an expert says.
Health Tip: If Your Child is Constipated

Constipation among children often isn't worth worrying about, and resolves on its own. But you shouldn't ignore signs that the problem may be serious, and that your child should be examined by a doctor.
Tonsillectomy May Spur Weight Gain in Kids, But Won't Cause Obesity: Study

Some children gain weight after having their tonsils removed, but this weight gain is typically confined to younger, underweight children and doesn't seem to add to obesity rates, a new study finds.
Most Medical Devices Approved for Kids Only Tested on Adults: Study

Most medical devices approved for use in children are not tested on pediatric patients before they are marketed, a new Harvard study finds.
Low Birth Weight, Lack of Breast-Feeding Tied to Inflammation Risk in Adulthood

Years later, people who were underweight at birth, and those who were breast-fed only a short time or not at all, could be at increased risk for chronic inflammation and related health problems, a new study suggests.
Small Childbirth Change Might Help Prevent Iron Deficiency in Babies: Study

Changing how newborns are held immediately after birth could boost the use of delayed cord clamping and potentially reduce the number of infants with iron deficiency, according to a new study.
School Bans on Chocolate Milk May Backfire

Banning chocolate milk from schools may sound like a good move for kids' health, but efforts to do so haven't turned out that way, a small study found.
Health Tip: Avoid Diaper Rash

Diaper rash can be sore and painful for your little one, but there are things you can do to help keep diaper rash at bay.
Experimental Measles Drug Shows Promise in Animal Trials

Scientists have successfully tested in animals a new drug that might one day protect people infected with measles from getting sick, according to a new report.

 

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