Tag: Pediatrics

ER Visits For Kids Swallowing Small Objects Has More Than Doubled Says Study

Researchers found that more than 759,000 children ended up in the emergency room for ingesting a foreign object. Coins and small toys or toy parts were identified as the most common objects swallowed accidentally by children younger than 6 years old.

Public Health April 12, 2019

Research Volunteers Swallow Lego Heads To Find Out How Long It Takes To Pass

What can people do in the name of science? Research volunteers swallowed lego heads and scoured their feces to find out how long it takes to pass the system.

Medicine November 25, 2018

10,000 US Children Visit ER Every Year Due To Burns From Hot Soup

A new study found that hot soup accidents have been causing children to get emergency treatments. Every year from 2006 to 2016, 10,000 children got burn injuries related to a microwavable and prepackaged soup.

Public Health November 3, 2018

Want Your Kids To Have Better Cognition? Limit Their Screen Time, Says Study

A new study found that children who get limited access to television, smartphones/tablets, and computers every day perform better in cognitive tests. Health officials said that children's screentime should only be limited to two hours a day.

Public Health September 28, 2018

Hives Could Be A New Symptom Of Influenza

When her son came home scratching from school, a Nebraska mom had no idea that her son’s hives were already an indicator of a flu infection. She immediately took to social media to spread this important warning.

Public Health February 1, 2018

One-Third Of US Childhood Lead Poisoning Is Undiagnosed

A published study reveals that a huge number of lead poisoning in children is left undiagnosed and untreated. Southern and Western States have the highest undiagnosed cases.

Public Health April 28, 2017

iPads, Tablets As Effective As Sedatives In Calming Down Children Before Surgery

iPad use before surgery has been shown to reduce anxiety in children. According to researchers, iPads performed at the same level as sedatives in calming children down.

Medicine August 29, 2016

Study Says Parents Are Still Making These Major Mistakes When It Comes To Babies' Sleep Safety

A new study found that parents are placing babies in unsafe sleeping environments by having them sleep in cribs with potentially harmful bedding and accessories, as well as not placing them on their backs.

Public Health August 15, 2016

Let Kids Suck Their Thumbs And Bite Their Nails: The Bad Habits Have This Positive Health Outcome

A new study found that children who suck their thumbs or bite their nails are less likely to develop allergies later in life than those who don’t.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 12, 2016

Why Does Lead Poisoning Hurt Kids Most?

Flint, Michigan, has a lead poisoning problem. But why are the kids so much sicker than the adults?

Life February 4, 2016

Pediatrician Group Recommends All Children To Get Screened For Cholesterol, Depression And HIV

The American Academy of Pediatrics released a new set of guidelines recommending cholesterol, depression and HIV screening in all children. The proposals were made as a response to the growing rates of childhood morbidity.

Life December 8, 2015

Antibiotic Use In Farm Animals To Blame For Drug Resistant Bacteria In Children

Researchers report that more children are becoming infected with superbugs in recent years. Their findings showed that abusing antibiotics on farm animals are partly to blame for this.

Life November 16, 2015

One In Five Pediatricians Dismiss Unvaccinated Patients: Survey

A U.S. study found that one in five pediatricians in the county refuses to treat unvaccinated children. Twenty-one percent of pediatricians 'often' dismiss families who chose not to have their children vaccinated for personal or religious reasons.

Life November 3, 2015

Pediatricians To Start Screening For Child Hunger as 7.9 Million US Children Live In Food-Insecure Homes

The AAP urges pediatricians to assess their patients for food insecurities in order to reduce child hunger throughout the US. This is important as malnutrition due to lack of food or nutrient dense ones can lead to unwanted health and growth consequences.

Life October 28, 2015

Pediatric Group Says Climate Change Poses Major Health Threat To Children

The AAP said that pediatricians should be more concerned with how climate change is affecting children's growth and development. Aside from showing evidence, the AAP's statement also included recommendations on how pediatricians can help to protect children from the negative impact of climate change.

Life October 27, 2015

Pediatricians Issue Guidelines To Protect Bodies and Brains Of Young Football Players

American football is gaining attention for the observed negative impact it has on players when it came to long term brain health. The AAP gave recommendations and guidelines on how to reduce the risk of these happening to younger players.

Life October 25, 2015

Pediatricians Urged To Combat Childhood Malnutrition By Asking Kids If They Are Hungry

Food insecurity unknowingly increases in U.S. families and this could hasten childhood malnutrition. Pediatricians are now urged to ask patients health assessment questions that could evaluate this growing issue.

Life October 23, 2015

Lithium Is Safe And Effective For Short-Term Treatment Of Children With Bipolar Disorder

In a new study on children with bipolar disorder, almost half of study participants placed on lithium - a long-established medication for the condition in adults - significantly improved their symptoms. Only a fifth of those on placebo achieved the same results.

Life October 14, 2015

Family Doctors Treat One In Three U.S. Children With Mental Health Issues

New research discovered that 34.8 percent of kids seeking outpatient mental health care are treated only by a primary care physician. A collaboration between primary care providers and mental health specialists is called for to properly address children's mental health issues.

Life October 13, 2015

Number Of Cases Of ADHD Diagnosed At Earlier Age On The Rise

More children under the age of six are being diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, a report finds. Experts are split over whether overdiagnosis may be a factor.

Life September 3, 2015

Study Links Antibiotic Use With Increased Risk Of Juvenile Arthritis

The administration of antibiotics early in life may increase the risk of developing arthritis, researchers say.

Life July 21, 2015

Software Reads Facial Expressions To Monitor Kids’ Pain While In Hospital

Pain in children often goes unnoticed because they lack the skills to communicate it. New computer software could eliminate the need for self-reporting pain by reading it directly from the child’s face.

Life June 2, 2015

Alcohol In Movies Could Push Teens To Develop Drinking Habits

A new study suggests that seeing actors drink alcohol in movies seem to increase the chances that teenagers will develop drinking habits. However, this does not prove watching films with alcohol scenes causes teens to drink; only that it is a contributing factor.

Life April 14, 2015

Post-Concussion Bed Rest Best Kept to a Minimum

Adolescent concussion patients were studied, and the research revealed long periods of rest following such an injury may do more harm than good.

Life January 5, 2015

Avoid childhood obesity by having calm, fun family meals

New research shows that positive, calm and fun meals with the family could help children avoid obesity. The study was carried out by the researchers through the observation of dozens of hours of footage featuring family meals.

Life October 14, 2014

IUDs and implants get green light from doctors as best choice for birth control

Doctors should recommend IUDs and implants, not birth control pills, to teens, says the American Academy of Pediatrics. IUDs and implants each have a much lower failure rate than other forms of birth control.

Life September 30, 2014

A little video-gaming has its benefits, study shows

Video games have a reputation for leading to violence, among other negative qualities, but a recent study at Oxford University shows that in small amounts, video games may lead to better adjusted children.

Life August 5, 2014

Childhood abdominal obesity leveling off, but other types are still increasing

Researchers collected data from a survey and found the the number of children between ages 2 and 18 that are abdominally obese held steady between 2003 and 2012. Abdominal obesity, however, is only one such form of the condition.

Life July 21, 2014

Like mother, like daughter (or son): Study finds parallels in mother and child's activity levels

A new study published in Pediatrics has linked a mother's level of physical activity to that of their child, with more active mothers have more active children. An additional minute of moderate-to-vigorous activity or exercise per day increases a child's physical activity by 10 percent.

Life March 24, 2014

White mothers drive record surge in home births in U.S.

Out-of-hospital births seem to be rising in popularity, and the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that more white, non-Hispanic women are opting for this mode, compared to non-Hispanic black women and American Indian women. Nevertheless, pediatricians and obstetricians alike explained that mothers must be told of all the risks and benefits prior to making a decision.

Life March 6, 2014

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