March 30, 2010 Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius told insurers she is getting regulations ready to make clear that under the new health law insurers cannot deny children care because of preexisting conditions. The head of an insurance trade g...
Tanning early can raise the risk of skin cancer later on.
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March 26, 2010 An expert panel recommended the Food and Drug Administration step up the regulation of artificial tanning equipment and even consider a prohibition on its use for people younger than 18.
C-sections have hit an new high in the U.S.
March 23, 2010 Despite persistent concerns about overuse, C-sections now account for nearly one-third of deliveries. Rates of cesareans in recent years have increased for women, regardless of race, age or location in the U.S.
March 18, 2010 Before long, kids in schools around the world won't see as many caloric drinks from PepsiCo. The beverage giant will pull back on the sale of sugary soft drinks overseas, as it has already in the U.S.
March 15, 2010 Middle-aged adults who behaved badly as kids were more likely to have chronic pain than grownups who were angels, a British study finds. A disruption in the brain may be the common thread.
March 15, 2010 Research shows hearing loss in one ear during critical periods of brain development can rewire the auditory cortex, changing the way the brain processes sound. After hearing is restored, the brain eventually catches up.
Kids are more likely to have huffed aerosol products than to have smoked pot.
March 12, 2010 By age 12, 6.9 percent of kids have gotten high by sniffing common chemicals around the house, compared with just 1.4 percent having tried marijuana, government data show.
March 10, 2010 Researchers studying isolated communities in Canada showed that immunizing children against influenza lowered flu rates among unvaccinated adults by 60 percent.
March 9, 2010 An initiative to reduce sodas and high-calorie drinks in schools has worked, says a progress report. The changes have been most dramatic in elementary and middle schools. Some work remains for high schools.
March 2, 2010 A national survey of parents found more than 1 in 10 had refused a vaccine over worries about safety. Twenty-five percent agreed with the proposition that "some vaccines cause autism in healthy children." Researchers conclude better communication ...
March 1, 2010 In a test, young kids who watched an educational video did not learn highlighted words any better than those who weren't exposed to the video.
February 22, 2010 Choking is a leading cause of death for youngsters. A national group of pediatricians called for more attention to the hazards posed by common foods and toys.
February 9, 2010 First lady Michelle Obama unveiled some details of her plan to fight obesity in kids.
February 8, 2010 Some commonsense habits at home can make a real difference in childhood obesity, researchers say.
February 3, 2010 Even virtual sports can cause real injuries. Reports in medical journals show that people sometimes hurt themselves in the darndest ways playing video games.
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