August 17, 2012 Drugmakers are partnering with mothers who blog to promote products, including children's medicine. How does the Federal Trade Commission deal with the new world of online marketing? We asked.
August 15, 2012 The Food and Drug Administration is looking into the risks of codeine, after three children died while taking the medicine to relieve pain following tonsillectomies. Those kids and another one who almost died appear to have had a gene that made the codeine particularly potent inside their bodies.
August 15, 2012 The health products giant affirmed the safety of the chemicals in question but acknowledged that hasn't been enough to satisfy some critics. The chemicals on the way out range from triclosan, an antibacterial ingredient, to others that release small amounts of formaldehyde.
August 15, 2012 After more than 50 reports of children sustaining head injuries from falls, the South African maker of molded foam Bumbo seats is recalling them. The company has a fix to help keep babies from falling out.
August 14, 2012 Sliced and chopped apples shipped all over the U.S. by Ready Pac Inc., are recalled over concerns about Listeria found on plant equipment. So if you've been choosing apples over fries lately, you might want to hit pause.
August 13, 2012 Fifth- through eighth-graders gained less weight in states that limit junk food sales in schools, compared with kids in states without such laws. That's according to a new analysis published online in Pediatrics.
August 8, 2012 An artist at a Seattle hospital turned a teenage leukemia patient's room into an art installation using nearly 2,000 photos of cats solicited through social media. "In the hospital, you feel cut off," says the patient. "So the photos made me feel like I was part of the world again."
August 8, 2012 One group's mission to abolish dairy from school lunches may take broccoli battles national, as they blame milk and cheese for bloating students' caloric consumption and their waistlines.
August 8, 2012 Camp Fantastic allows kids who are too sick to attend traditional camp — such as those living with active cancer — to get the summer camping experience.
August 7, 2012 Strict regulations to combat baby-selling and fraud have meant the process of adopting a child can take much longer. Many nations also now feel stigmatized for sending babies abroad. As a result, some advocates say, many children are languishing in orphanages.
August 6, 2012 Researchers say vitamin D deficiency is common among kids who are very ill. They also found that kids without enough vitamin D were more likely to be in the hospital longer than other kids.