Health News

Low Vitamin D and Early Puberty
Having low levels of vitamin D has been associated with a host of health problems. Researchers now believe this deficiency could have a life-long impact on girls.
Lungs and Fitness Heating Up
Outdoor activities are usually a summer staple. It's great to be outside, but record-breaking heat requires protective strategies to keep things fun, fit and safe.
Kids with Cancer: Different Needs, Different Research
Would you shave your head bald to find a cure for childhood cancer? That’s just what Janet Pollok and 45 other mothers are doing on September 21, to raise money and awareness for the disease. The “46 Mommas ,” as they’re known, represent the 46 children who are diagnosed with some type of cancer every weekday.
Girls With ADHD at Risk for Substance Abuse
More boys are diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) than girls. But more of these girls are vulnerable to having other problems later in life.
Reducing Fever in Children: Safe Use of Acetaminophen
You’re in the drug store, looking for a fever-reducing medicine for your children. They range in age from 6 months to 7 years, and you want to buy one product you can use for all of them.
Easy Screening for ADHD
Attention deficit disorders aren't usually caught until after a child enters school, yet parents often know there's a problem long before that. A couple of tests will help with early diagnosis.
Catching Pre-Eclampsia Earlier
Those last weeks of pregnancy are the most exciting and uncomfortable time. This is when conditions such as gestational diabetes and pre-eclampsia most likely occur.
Fatty Acids Plump up Pregnancy
Omega-3 fatty acids in diets have been shown to be protective against many diseases. Although they're too young to take supplements, that doesn't mean that babies can't benefit as well.
Therapeautic Hypothermia Not As Effective in Kids
When it comes to adults, inducing hypothermia following cardiac arrest can be an effective method for minimizing harm to the brain. It doesn't seem to be as effective in children.
Statement from Surgeon General Dr. Regina M. Benjamin on World Breastfeeding Week
World Breastfeeding Week provides an opportunity to highlight the benefits of breastfeeding and to encourage everyone to support mothers who want to breastfeed.