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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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05 Oct
Half of Cases of Childhood Blindness in U.S. Didn't Have to Happen

Half of Cases of Childhood Blindness in U.S. Didn't Have to Happen

More than half of sightless children in the United States did not have to lose their vision, according to a new study.

The findings suggest the need to prioritize addressing preventable vision loss in all children in America, said study co-author Dr. Scott Lambert, a pro...

28 Sep
Study Probes Links Between Vaccines and Asthma in Kids, With Inconclusive Results

Study Probes Links Between Vaccines and Asthma in Kids, With Inconclusive Results

Aluminum in childhood vaccines has long been the cause of speculation about a potential link to allergies and asthma, but a new

28 Sep
Sleep Experts Warn Against Giving Melatonin to Children

Sleep Experts Warn Against Giving Melatonin to Children

Use of the over-the-counter sleep aid melatonin is increasing among young people, and calls to poison control centers and visits to the emergency room are also on the rise.

This is mostly because young children and teens are accidentally ingesting more of the supplement...

26 Sep
Thousands of U.S. Kids Have Died Riding ATVs, Many More Sent to ERs

Thousands of U.S. Kids Have Died Riding ATVs, Many More Sent to ERs

Pediatric surgeon Dr. Rony Marwan has seen way too many kids who have been seriously injured in all-terrain vehicle (A...

21 Sep
High Levels of PFAS 'Forever' Chemicals in Kids' School Uniforms

High Levels of PFAS 'Forever' Chemicals in Kids' School Uniforms

Your children's school clothes may look neat, but are they safe to wear?

Maybe not.

Researchers found high levels of dangerous chemicals called per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (

21 Sep
Back to School: Keeping Kids Safe From Dangerous Food Allergies

Back to School: Keeping Kids Safe From Dangerous Food Allergies

The back-to-school season may bring on stress for parents of children who live with food allergies.

Parents can help reduce fear and anxiety by following some safety tips from the Americ...

19 Sep
Chicken Cooked in NyQuil? Help Kids Steer Clear of Social Media 'Medicine Challenges'

Chicken Cooked in NyQuil? Help Kids Steer Clear of Social Media 'Medicine Challenges'

Misusing over-the-counter medications can have dangerous consequences, but recent social media trends encouraging this could be downright deadly for gullible teens, the U.S. Food and Drug Admini...

18 Sep
Declutter That Crib: 'Bare Is Best' for Baby's Safe Sleep

Declutter That Crib: 'Bare Is Best' for Baby's Safe Sleep

When putting baby to bed, skip the cozy comforters, stuffed animals and pillows.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) says bare is best — just a sheet. And, it urges, always put baby down for a rest in products specifically designed for their sleep, inclu...

15 Sep
Abuse Early in Life May Mean Tougher Menopause Decades Later

Abuse Early in Life May Mean Tougher Menopause Decades Later

It's well-known that hot flashes, sleep disturbances and symptoms of depression are common issues du...

30 Aug
Lawsuit Claims Amazon's Top-Selling Mattress a 'Health Hazard'

Lawsuit Claims Amazon's Top-Selling Mattress a 'Health Hazard'

Customers who bought a bestselling mattress sold on Amazon and at retailers nationwide are suing the manufacturer amid claims that

29 Aug
Leading U.S. Pediatricians' Group Issues Guidelines to Prevent Patient Abuse

Leading U.S. Pediatricians' Group Issues Guidelines to Prevent Patient Abuse

Recent years have seen several high-profile cases of doctors sexually abusing young patients. Now the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is issuing new recommendations aimed at prevention.

Medical visits are usually a safe place for children and teenagers, but when abu...

29 Aug
Child ER Visits for Swallowed Button Batteries Doubled in a Decade

Child ER Visits for Swallowed Button Batteries Doubled in a Decade

Trista Hamsmith's 18-month-old daughter, Reese, died after swallowing a button battery that slipped out of a remote con...

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

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 vulnerable to being blown aloft and even flipped over if left unmoored...

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

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 a worrisome 236% rise in these infections and wondered why.<...

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

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

A grim new analysis finds that American youth became 30% more likely to die as a result of gun violence over the past decade.

The jump in risk appears to ...

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

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