The majority of doctors give in to parents that request delays in child vaccinations, according to a new study from researchers at the Adult and Child Center for Health Outcomes Research and Delivery Science (ACCORDS) at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and Children's Hospital Colorado. For the study the researchers collected data from a group of 815 pediatricians.
Contrary to popular opinion, a new study says babies at risk of developing a peanut allergy should actually be fed peanuts. The study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, shows that eating peanut products in the first 11 months of life significantly reduces the risk of developing the allergy — by as much as 86 percent in high-risk infants.
The water used to mix baby formula plays the biggest role in whether formula-fed babies are exposed to increased levels of arsenic, according to a new study. The study, published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives, measured arsenic levels in the tap water of 874 New Hampshire families whose drinking water came from private, unregulated wells.
Children in families where dishes are washed by hand have been linked to a lower risk of developing allergies compared with those who used a machine dishwasher, according to a new study. The new study shows that children ages 7 to 8 were less likely to develop allergic disease with hand dishwashing. Allergic diseases included eczema, asthma, and allergic rhinoconjunctivitis (ARC).
Daytime napping could lead to trouble sleeping at night for some pre-school aged kids, according to a new study from researchers in Australia. For the study the researchers collected data about kids' sleeping habits from their parents. They found that children from a wide range of homes over the age of two had some difficulty sleeping at night if they napped during the day.
Roughly one in five of all sore throats found in all young adults can be attributed to a potentially deadly bacteria known as fusobacterium necrophorum. According to new data from researchers at the University of Alabama School of Medicine at Birmingham, the bacteria is often unbdetected by strep throat tests. If untreated, however, this bacteria can develop into an abscess.
Chronic sleepiness in teens may be an indicator of marijuana use, according to a new study from researchers at the Sleep Disorders Center at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. For the study the researchers examined health records for 383 kids undergoing the multiple sleep latency test (MSLT) for possible narcolepsy.
Obese children who consume a mostly plant-based diet are less likely to develop heart disease than those who consume other diets, according to a new study from researchers at the Cleveland Clinic. For the study the researchers followed 28 obese kids over the course of four weeks. Each of the children were between the ages of 9 and 18.
Teenagers who come out about their sexual identity during their school years are more likely to have better self esteem than those who hide their identity during those years. Researchers at the University of Arizona surveyed 245 LGBT people aged 20-25 about how open they had been about their sexuality in high school.
A new study finds that low levels of vitamin D during childhood has been linked to heart risks later on in life. Researchers at the University of Turku in Finland followed over 2,100 children aged 3 to 18 from 1980 until the children reached the age of 45. The team used ultrasounds to view neck arteries for blockages and thickening and tracked vitamin D levels, diet and smoking.
There may be no clear link between oxytocin and ADHD, according to a new study from researchers at the Julianne Marie Centre at Copenhagen University Hospital in Denmark. Several previous studies suggested that women who augmented their pregnancy with the drug were more likely to have kids with the condition.
Children who regularly consume energy drinks may be more likely to experience hyperactivity and distraction than kids who do not, according to new research from the Yale School of Public Health. For the study the researchers surveyed 1,649 students between 5th and 8th grade. They found that those kids who drink sweetened energy drinks were 66 percent more likely to be diagnosed as hyperactive.
A new study has found that one in four American nonsmokers are still exposed to secondhand smoke. Despite nearly 700 cities (plus 26 states and the District of Columbia) enacting anti-smoking laws, over 58 million people are still exposed to the dangerous smoke of others. The study notes that two out of five children aged 3-11 years are still exposed to secondhand smoke.
Raising a teenager is difficult - not a controversial claim for any parent with a child over 12 years old. Too old to baby, but not old enough to be on their own, there are a number of worries that parents have to face.
Here's a list of questions to ask about your teen's health:
1. Should I worry...
Some kids may be using both e-cigarettes and tobacco products at the same time, according to a new study from researchers at RTI International in Research Triangle Park, N.C. For the study the researchers collected data from the National Youth Tobacco survey from 25,000 students between nine and 18.