Children’s Medication Errors Occur Every 8 Minutes in the U.S.

A child receives the wrong medication or the wrong dosage every eight minutes in the United States, according to a recent study.

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Hey, Guilt-Ridden Parents: Exercise Isn’t Selfish

Fathers face many of the same family and work barriers to exercise as mothers, new research indicates.

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More Men Had Vasectomies as the U.S. Economy Worsened

During the recent “Great Recession,” worries about the cost of raising children in an uncertain job market may have spurred an uptick in vasectomies, a new study suggests.

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Children Given Certain Antibiotics Before Age 2 May Have Higher Obesity Risk

Children who are given broad-spectrum antibiotics before the age of 2 may face a slightly higher risk of becoming obese during childhood, new research suggests.

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“Go the F*** to Sleep” Author Announces a Sequel, At Last

The book promises to be a balm for anyone who has tried to get their precious darling to eat a green vegetable, or eat something other than crackers and dry bagels, or eat anything, anything at all!!!

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Kids’ Severe Respiratory Virus Confirmed in Northeast

The severe respiratory virus believed to have sickened hundreds of U.S. children in Midwestern and Western states has now spread to the Northeast, health officials report.

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The Most Dangerous Drugs for Accidental Poisonings in Children

A relatively small number of medications are responsible for sending thousands of young children to the hospital for accidental ingestion, a U.S. government study finds.

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Kids Prescribed Antibiotics Twice as Often as Needed

Pediatricians prescribe antibiotics about twice as often as they’re actually needed for children with ear and throat infections, a new study indicates.

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Spotting, Treating Autism Symptoms in Infancy May Prevent Developmental Delays

Among infants as young as 6 months old who exhibited symptoms of autism, therapy provided by parents seemed to prevent developmental delays by age 3 in most of the tots, a small new study suggests.

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This One Thing Predicts Whether Parents Will Refuse Vaccines for Kids

Doctors are still struggling to find effective ways to convince wary parents of the importance of vaccinating their infant children.

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