Giving children medication can be nerve-racking as they squint their eyes, press their lips closed or scream bloody murder. A couple of tricks can help in administering drops, syrups or pills.
Parents get a scare if their child suffers a blow to the head, for example by falling from the nappy-changing table or in a bicycle accident without a helmet — and for good reason. The child definitely requires medical attention if consciousness is lost.
Obese children face a high risk of suffering from liver cirrhosis or cancer as they get older unless parents intercept the problem early.
Vitamin supplements are meant to fill-in where diet may be lacking, but a new study finds that U.S. kids may not be getting some of the most needed nutrients from their vitamin pills and the kids taking vitamins may not be the ones who need them the most.
Taiwan has decided to follow in the footsteps of a U.N. commission in setting the limit of melamine in infant milk formulas. Thecommission set a recommended limit of 0.15 milligrams per kilogram for the liquid infant formula on Wednesday in response to the melamine incident that killed six babies in China in 2008.
Even for infants born full-term, a little more time in the womb may matter.
Pneumonia and diarrhea are among the top causes of childhood deaths around the world, particularly among the poor, said a report out Friday by the U.N. Children's Fund.
Babies born prematurely have a much higher risk of developing severe mental disorders including psychosis, bipolar disorder and depression, according to a study to be published on Monday.
Children exposed to their parents' cigarette smoke are at greater risk of suffering serious cardiovascular health problems later in life, a study showed Wednesday.
Babies who are breast-fed gain less weight over their first year of life compared to babies fed either breast milk or formula from a bottle, according to a U.S. study.