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02 Dec

HealthDay Now: What To Expect From Psychedelic Therapy

In a HealthDay Now interview, we spoke to award-nominated actor, Tony Head, a research participant in a Johns Hopkins clinical trial of psilocybin. Tony was diagnosed with stage 4 prostate cancer in 2011 and he shares how his experience with psilocybin helped him face his fears of dying.

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16 Aug
2 Million Infant Swings, Rockers Recalled Due to Strangulation Danger

2 Million Infant Swings, Rockers Recalled Due to Strangulation Danger

Millions of infant swings and rockers are being recalled because crawling babies can get entangled in straps that dangle beneath them.

The recall applies to MamaRoo and RockaRoo swings and ...

15 Aug
One Back-to-School Worry for Parents: Traffic Dangers

One Back-to-School Worry for Parents: Traffic Dangers

The dangers of school traffic is a major worry for many parents, a new poll finds.

In fact, a third of more than 900 parents surveyed last spring said speeding and distracted parent drivers are their main concern, and drivers who don't follow the rules should be banned ...

12 Aug
Wind Can Uproot Kids' Bouncy Castles, With Tragic Results

Wind Can Uproot Kids' Bouncy Castles, With Tragic Results

FRIDAY, Aug. 12, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Inflatable bounce houses are big, colorful, cheap to rent and practically scream "childhood fun." So, what could possibly go wrong?

It turns out plenty. For one thing, the air-filled party staples are vulnerabl...

12 Aug
1 in 4 Kids Hospitalized With COVID Have Symptoms Months Later

1 in 4 Kids Hospitalized With COVID Have Symptoms Months Later

More than a quarter of kids hospitalized with COVID-19 or a complication called multisystem inflammatory syndrome (MIS-C) continue to have health problems more than two months later, a new study finds.

A follow-up of COVID cases from 25 hospitals found that 27% of childr...

09 Aug
B 8/11 -- Pandemic Showed Teachers' Key Role in Spotting Child Abuse

B 8/11 -- Pandemic Showed Teachers' Key Role in Spotting Child Abuse

Teachers play a critical role in the early detection and reporting of child abuse, according to a new study that found school closures during the height of the...

05 Aug
COVID May Be Tied to Rise in Brain Infections in Children

COVID May Be Tied to Rise in Brain Infections in Children

FRIDAY, Aug. 5, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- COVID-19 may be linked to a rise in bacterial brain infections in children, a new study suggests.

When the pandemic hit, doctors at Helen DeVos Children's Hospital of Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, Mich., saw ...

26 Jul
Gun Deaths Rose 30% Among U.S. Kids in a Decade

Gun Deaths Rose 30% Among U.S. Kids in a Decade

TUESDAY, July 26, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- A grim new analysis finds that American youth became 30% more likely to die as a result of gun violenc...

12 Jul
Key Players in Keeping Kids Safe From Guns: Pediatricians

Key Players in Keeping Kids Safe From Guns: Pediatricians

Pediatricians may become the trusted middle men between gun owners and non-gun owners when it comes to talks about gun safety, a new study shows.

University of Pennsylvania researchers found parents were more open to politically sensitive discussions about gun locks and ...

09 Jul
Cycle Safe: Find the Right Bike Helmet for Your Child

Cycle Safe: Find the Right Bike Helmet for Your Child

Wearing a bike helmet can save the life of your young child or teenager, but it needs to fit well to really do its job.

A well-fitting bike helmet significantly reduces the odds of serious head injury or death due to a bicycle, scooter or skateboard accident, experts say...

08 Jul
How Childhood Abuse Can Haunt the Senior Years

How Childhood Abuse Can Haunt the Senior Years

Poor mental and physical health among older adults may trace back to childhood abuse, a Canadian study suggests.

The study, published online July 7 in the journal

30 Jun
Many Parents Ignore Fireworks Safety

Many Parents Ignore Fireworks Safety

Many U.S. parents don't take proper precautions to protect their children from fireworks-related burns and injuries, claims a new survey released just ahead of the Fourth of July.

24 Jun
Pediatricians' Group Urges Parents to Get Youngest Kids Vaccinated Against COVID

Pediatricians' Group Urges Parents to Get Youngest Kids Vaccinated Against COVID

Now that a COVID-19 vaccine has been approved for kids under age 5, a leading medical group urges parents to discuss it with their health care provider.

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) suggests that parents ask their children's doctor or other clinician any ques...

23 Jun
Long COVID Can Hit Kids, Even Babies

Long COVID Can Hit Kids, Even Babies

Even babies aren't immune from the effects of long COVID, Danish researchers report.

Their study found that about one in three kids aged 14 and younger who tested positive for the virus were suffering from mood swings, trouble remembering or concentrating, and rashes as ...

21 Jun
Updated Infant Sleep Guidelines: No Inclined Products, Bed-Sharing

Updated Infant Sleep Guidelines: No Inclined Products, Bed-Sharing

New infant sleep guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) stress that parents make sure their infants sleep alone on their back on

21 Jun
Pandemic Gave Clues to Cause of Rare Heart Condition in Kids

Pandemic Gave Clues to Cause of Rare Heart Condition in Kids

A decline in cases of a rare heart disease in children during the COVID pandemic may provide clues about its cause and how to prevent it, researchers say.

Kawasaki disease (KD) affects fewer than ...

17 Jun
COVID Is More Dangerous Than Flu for Kids, Study Finds

COVID Is More Dangerous Than Flu for Kids, Study Finds

COVID-19 poses far more danger to kids than seasonal flu, a new study confirms.

"We found the impact to pediatric hospitalization among the two viruses are not equivalent and, in fact, children admitted with COVID-19 or MIS-C experienced longer stays and required mo...

15 Jun
Feds Warn of 14 Infant Deaths in Rockers From Fisher-Price, Kids2

Feds Warn of 14 Infant Deaths in Rockers From Fisher-Price, Kids2

At least 13 infant deaths have been reported in Fisher-Price's Infant-to-Toddler Rockers and Newborn-to-Toddler Rockers since 2009, while there has been one death reported with a Kids2 Bright Starts Rocker, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and both companies ...

15 Jun
Kids' Access to Insulin Pumps: Race, Income Matters

Kids' Access to Insulin Pumps: Race, Income Matters

Overall use of insulin pumps among U.S. youngsters with type 1 diabetes has climbed in recent decades, but those who are poor or from minority groups are less likely to have the devices, a new study finds.

14 Jun
Kids Can Suffer Severe Injuries at Trampoline Parks

Kids Can Suffer Severe Injuries at Trampoline Parks

Bouncing on a trampoline is always risky, but kids are more likely to suffer serious injuries at a trampoline center than at home, according to researchers who are calling for mandatory safety standards at the centers.

U.S. emergency departments treat nearly 100,000 chil...

11 Jun
Pandemic Means Many Kids Didn't Get Lifesaving Swim Lessons

Pandemic Means Many Kids Didn't Get Lifesaving Swim Lessons

Many children missed out on potentially lifesaving swimming lessons during the pandemic, so parents should enroll them in classes as soon as possible, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends.

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10 Jun
Drownings in Home Pools, Hot Tubs Kill Hundreds of Kids Each Year

Drownings in Home Pools, Hot Tubs Kill Hundreds of Kids Each Year

Hundreds of U.S. children die in pool and hot tub drownings each year, and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is urging parents to redouble safety efforts this summer.

That's because many children have been away from the water during the past two years du...

03 Jun
Melatonin Poisoning Cases Soaring Among U.S. Kids

Melatonin Poisoning Cases Soaring Among U.S. Kids

It's a startling statistic: A new study finds the number of kids accidentally poisoned by the over-the-counter sleep aid melatonin has soared by 530% over the past decade.

F...

23 May
3-Dose Pfizer COVID Vaccine Spurs Strong Response in Youngest Kids

3-Dose Pfizer COVID Vaccine Spurs Strong Response in Youngest Kids

Pfizer/BioNTech says a three-dose regimen of its COVID-19 vaccine appears to provoke a strong immune response in the youngest age group of children - those aged 6 months to 5 years.

This is the only age group not yet approved for COVID-19 vaccination by the U.S. Food and...

23 May
Poll Finds COVID Low on Parents' Summer Camp Checklist

Poll Finds COVID Low on Parents' Summer Camp Checklist

When choosing a summer camp for their children, many U.S. parents prioritize location, cost and activities. Only one in 10 said COVID-19 precautions are important, a new survey reveals.

Among parents who said

20 May
Mystery of Hepatitis Cases in Kids Deepens as CDC Probe Continues

Mystery of Hepatitis Cases in Kids Deepens as CDC Probe Continues

Evidence continues to mount that a specific strain of adenovirus could be implicated in a wave of American children who've developed acute hepatitis of unknown origin, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials said Friday.

"The evidence is accumulating th...

19 May
CDC Advisers Recommend Pfizer Booster Shot for Kids Ages 5 to 11

CDC Advisers Recommend Pfizer Booster Shot for Kids Ages 5 to 11

A panel of science advisers to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevent recommended on Thursday that a single booster dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine can be given to 5- to 11-year-olds.

The move is expected be confirmed by a sign-off from CDC director Dr. Ro...

17 May
FDA Authorizes Pfizer Booster Shot for Kids Ages 5 to 11

FDA Authorizes Pfizer Booster Shot for Kids Ages 5 to 11

A single booster dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine can be given to 5- to 11-year-olds, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today.

The third shot can be given at least five months after healthy kids complete the two-dose vaccine series, the FDA said. Its act...

17 May
Biden Signs Law Banning Sleep Products Tied to Infant Deaths

Biden Signs Law Banning Sleep Products Tied to Infant Deaths

The manufacture and sale of products known as crib bumpers and sleep incliners - linked with more than 200 infant deaths in the United States - will be banned under a new law

06 May
CDC Investigating 109 Cases of Severe Hepatitis Among Kids

CDC Investigating 109 Cases of Severe Hepatitis Among Kids

Five children have died in a mysterious wave of acute hepatitis that has sickene...

29 Apr
Alabama Cases of Acute Hepatitis in Kids Show Link to Viruses: CDC

Alabama Cases of Acute Hepatitis in Kids Show Link to Viruses: CDC

The origins of a continuing outbreak of acute, potentially lethal hepatitis striking children in countries around the world has experts mystified. But a cluster of recent cases in Alabama all show ties to c...

19 Apr
Some Pot Edibles Mimic Candy, Raising Dangers for Kids

Some Pot Edibles Mimic Candy, Raising Dangers for Kids

Marijuana edibles that mimic the packaging of popular snack foods pose a risk to children, a new study warns.

Researchers looked at the packaging of more than 200 types of edibl...

04 Apr
Half of Americans Now Think Playing Football 'Inappropriate' for Kids: Survey

Half of Americans Now Think Playing Football 'Inappropriate' for Kids: Survey

As sign-ups for youth football get underway this spring, a new study reveals that Americans may love their football, but half now believe that kids should not play the tackle version of the game.

The researchers found that of nearly 4,000 U.S. adults surveyed, only 45% a...

04 Apr
Big Drop Seen in Kids Getting Opioids After Surgery

Big Drop Seen in Kids Getting Opioids After Surgery

Efforts to cut back on risky opioid use for pain after surgery are trickling down to kids.

New research shows that fewer Americans under the age of 18 were prescribed narcotics to treat surgical pain between 2014 and 2017, and these numbers dropped even more rapidly begi...

31 Mar
Even During Omicron, Pfizer Vaccine Slashed Hospitalizations for Kids Aged 5 to 11

Even During Omicron, Pfizer Vaccine Slashed Hospitalizations for Kids Aged 5 to 11

The Pfizer COVID vaccine significantly reduced U.S. children's risk of severe illness and hospitalization during the recent Omicron surge, according to a new study.

But researchers noted that only 27% of 5- to 11-year-olds in the United States and just 57% of 12- to 17-y...

30 Mar
COVID Vaccine Safe for Kids Who've Had MIS-C, Small Study Suggests

COVID Vaccine Safe for Kids Who've Had MIS-C, Small Study Suggests

COVID-19 vaccines appear to be safe for kids who have had a rare complication called MIS-C after being infected by the coronavirus, according to a new small study.

Some kids get

22 Mar
Antibodies From COVID Infection Shield Kids for Up to 7 Months

Antibodies From COVID Infection Shield Kids for Up to 7 Months

Antibodies from a COVID-19 infection linger in most children for up to seven months, even...

16 Mar
Omicron Wave Had 5 Times as Many Small Kids Hospitalized Compared to Delta

Omicron Wave Had 5 Times as Many Small Kids Hospitalized Compared to Delta

Omicron appears to have hit America's youngest children much harder than any previous variant of the virus, a new government report shows.

Five times as many kids aged 4 and younger landed in the hospital during the Omicron wave than were hospitalized when Delta was the ...

24 Feb
New Drug May Help Curb COVID-Linked Inflammatory Disorder in Kids

New Drug May Help Curb COVID-Linked Inflammatory Disorder in Kids

A drug developed for an autoimmune disease shows promise in treating a potentially life-threatening inflammatory condition in children who've had COVID-19, researchers say.

The rare condition is called

18 Feb
FDA Warns of Infant Formula Powders Tied to Infections

FDA Warns of Infant Formula Powders Tied to Infections

Several powdered infant formula products have been recalled by Abbott Inc., following reports of four infants developing bacterial infections after consuming the products, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Thursday.

"As this is a product used as the sole source ...

11 Feb
FDA Postpones Decision on Pfizer COVID Vaccine for Kids Under 5

FDA Postpones Decision on Pfizer COVID Vaccine for Kids Under 5

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Friday that it will postpone an advisory panel meeting that was slated for next week to weigh Pfizer's COVID vaccine for use in young children.

The FDA took the step after Pfizer notified the agency that it would like to wa...

10 Feb
1 in 3 People Now Exposed to a Harmful Pesticide

1 in 3 People Now Exposed to a Harmful Pesticide

One in three Americans is exposed to a common and potentially harmful weed killer called 2,4-D, and children may be especially at risk, new research suggests.

Exposure to high levels of the chemical has been linked to cancer, reproductive problems and other health i...

05 Feb
Your Baby's Developed a Cough: Expert Advice on What to Do

Your Baby's Developed a Cough: Expert Advice on What to Do

If your baby has a cough, you might immediately think it's COVID-19, but coughing is a common wintertime symptom, a pediatrician says.

Dr. Mona Patel of Children's Hospital Los Angeles offers some advice on what to do when your

04 Feb
U.S. Kids Still Dying From Toppling TVs, Furniture

U.S. Kids Still Dying From Toppling TVs, Furniture

Before your eyes become glued to the Super Bowl or the Winter Olympics, make sure your TV and furniture are anchored to the wall to protect little ones from potentially deadly tip-overs.

Between 2018 and 2020, an average of 22,500 Americans a year required emergency depa...

02 Feb
How the Placenta Shields the Fetus From COVID-19

How the Placenta Shields the Fetus From COVID-19

The placenta was designed by nature to keep baby both nourished and safe. Now, research reveals how it protects the developing fetus from a new foe: The virus that causes COVID-19.

"The

02 Feb
Parents: What You Need to Know About Kids & COVID-19

Parents: What You Need to Know About Kids & COVID-19

As the number of U.S. children with COVID-19 continues to surge, there are a number of things parents should know, a pediatric infectious disease expert says.

"What used to be the average number of children with COVID for the whole hospital is now the average just for th...

28 Jan
Stay Safe When Winter Storms Cut Your Power

Stay Safe When Winter Storms Cut Your Power

With a major winter storm bearing down on most of the U.S. Northeast, making a plan to keep your family warm and safe if power is knocked out is crucial.

That's true for any kind of big weather event, one expert said.

"Preparing in advance is especially important ...

24 Jan
Many Kids Aren't Wearing Helmets While Sledding, Poll Finds

Many Kids Aren't Wearing Helmets While Sledding, Poll Finds

When American kids do downhill skiing or snowboarding, they almost always wear a helmet, their parents say, but they're far less likely to do so when cruising down a neighborhood hill on a sled.

That puts them at risk for serious

21 Jan
Many Marijuana Vendors Aim Advertising at Kids: Study

Many Marijuana Vendors Aim Advertising at Kids: Study

Some recreational pot shops are using tricks from the old playbooks of alcohol and tobacco companies to target underage users on social media, a new study reports.

Despite state laws restricting such marketing, researchers found marijuana retailers on social media promot...

19 Jan
No Evidence Breastfeeding Can Transmit Coronavirus

No Evidence Breastfeeding Can Transmit Coronavirus

Breastfeeding moms can rest easier: New research finds no evidence their milk transmits the virus that causes COVID-19 to their babies.

"Breast milk is an invaluable source of nutrition to infants," said lead author Dr. Paul Krogstad of the University of California, Los ...

18 Jan
Her Arm Got Caught in Family's Treadmill. It Could Have Been Worse.

Her Arm Got Caught in Family's Treadmill. It Could Have Been Worse.

It can happen so fast.

One moment, a family is eating dinner together like usual. Soon after, they go off to do other things before being brought back together by a child's scream.

That is what unfolded in the Beckman home in State College, Pa., one October ...

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