3-Minute Wait to Clamp Umbilical Cord Reduces Anemia
November 16, 2011, MyHealthNewsDaily Staff
Doctors should wait at least three minutes before clamping a baby's umbilical cord after birth.
Educating Teens, Parents May Reverse Lack of Vaccinations
November 14, 2011, Cory Hatch, MyHealthNewsDaily Contributor
Vaccinations rates have improved , but are still lower than the coverage goal.
Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Raises Risk of Flu Death in Children
November 11, 2011, Madhumita Venkataramanan, MyHealthNewsDaily Contributor
Children infected with MRSA who did survive lost a lot of their lung function.
Newborn and Mom Co-Sleeping Study Stirs Controversy
November 08, 2011, Maureen Salamon, MyHealthNewsDaily Contributor
Should babies sleep with their mothers?
Future Obesity Clues Could Surface in 6-Month-Olds, Study Suggests
November 07, 2011, Joseph Castro, MyHealthNewsDaily Staff Writer
Excess weight-for-length gain in the first 6 months of life was particularly risky for the children.
Teen Highway Fatalities Drop with Limits on Licenses
November 07, 2011, Remy Melina, MyHealthNewsDaily Contributor
Placing limitations on teens' driving licenses dramatically reduces the rate of fatal crashes among teen drivers, a new study shows.
Head Injuries Among Kids Drop, But Death Rates Unchanged
November 04, 2011, Rachael Rettner, MyHealthNewsDaily Staff Writer
The number of head injuries in children is decreasing, but the rate of deaths from these injuries has not changed.
Legalized Medical Pot Doesn't Spur Teen Use, Study Finds
November 02, 2011, Remy Melina, MyHealthNewsDaily Contributor
Legalizing medical marijuana did not increase its illegal use among youths, a Rhode Island study shows.
Premature Births in the US: Rate of Each State
November 01, 2011, Karl Tate, MyHealthNewsDaily Infographic Artist
Preterm birth, or birth before 37 weeks gestation, can cause death or lifelong health challenges.
Kids with ADHD More Likely to Sustain Injuries, Study Finds
October 31, 2011, Rachael Rettner, MyHealthNewsDaily Staff Writer
Kids with ADHD are more prone to injuries than kids without the disorder, a new study suggests.
MDs Get a Guide on Screening Teens for Drugs
October 31, 2011, Cory Hatch, MyHealthNewsDaily Contributor
Doctors should routinely screening teenagers for drug and alcohol use, and should use simple questions to figure out teens' level of use.
11 New Warning Signs Help Spot Mental Illness in Children
October 28, 2011, Rachael Rettner, MyHealthNewsDaily Staff Writer
Eleven warning signs can be used by parents to help diagnose mental illness in their children.
5 Surprising Halloween Health Hazards
October 27, 2011, Rachael Rettner, MyHealthNewsDaily Staff Writer
Here are five surprising hazards to keep an eye out for this Halloween.
Prenatal Exposure to Antidepressants Makes Rats Act Autistic
October 24, 2011, LiveScience Staff
Antidepressant exposure during brain development causes autism-like behavior in rats.
BPA During Pregnancy May Cause Behavior Problems in Girls
October 24, 2011, Cory Hatch, MyHealthNewsDaily Contributor
BPA exposure after a child was born had no affect on behavioral and emotional control, according to the study.
Hypertension May Increase Risk of Birth Defects
October 19, 2011, MyHealthNewsDaily Staff
Drugs called angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors may lower blood pressure, but they don't reduce babies' risk of birth defects.
New Rules to Fight Crib Death: Breast-Feeding and Vaccinations
October 18, 2011, Rachael Rettner, MyHealthNewsDaily Staff Writer
In addition to placing babies on their backs, they should be breastfed and immunized to reduce the risk of SIDS.
Sledding Poses Significant Risk of Head Injury in Kids
October 15, 2011, Rachael Rettner, MyHealthNewsDaily Staff Writer
Parents should survey the snowy course for possible risks and consider equipping their kids with helmets.
Best Car Booster Seats for Kids: New Ratings
October 14, 2011, MyHealthNewsDaily Staff
The best seats ensure that lap and shoulder belts fit the child properly.
Safest Booster Seats for Kids: Complete List of New Ratings
October 14, 2011, by MyHealthNewsDaily.com, staff
The best booster seats route safety belts properly over kids' laps and shoulders.
Children's Mental Health Issues are a Growing Cause of ER Visits
October 13, 2011, Sarah C.P. Williams, MyHealthNewsDaily Contributor
A shortage of outpatient mental health specialists may be partly to blame for the rise.
Folic Acid Helps Tots Avoid Language Difficulties
October 12, 2011, MyHealthNewsDaily Staff
This is the first study to look for signs of folic acid's effects on neurodevelopment after birth, the researchers said.
Young Kids' Parents Can Make Food Ads Less Tempting
October 06, 2011, Remy Melina, MyHealthNewsDaily Contributor
Commercials heavily influence what foods kids want to eat, but parents' opinions do play a role in their food choices, and can encourage children to make healthier decisions, a new study shows.
Newborns Left Vulnerable When Mom Waits to Get Whooping Cough Vaccine
October 06, 2011, Sarah C.P. Williams, MyHealthNewsDaily Contributor
Babies are most vulnerable to pertussis during the earliest part of their life.
Anesthesia May Put Kids at Increased Learning Disorder Risk
October 03, 2011, Rachael Rettner, MyHealthNewsDaily Staff Writer
Anesthesia drugs may pose risks to children, but their true effect on kids' brains is far from certain.