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PTSD May Raise Risk of Premature Birth
Premature birth can lead to serious health consequences for newborns. And new research shows that the mother's mental health status may raise the risk of early delivery.
Air Pollution May Increase Risk of ADHD in Children
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons — usually shortened to PAH — are a component of air pollution. And new research suggests they may raise the risk of ADHD in children whose mothers are exposed to them.
Epilepsy Rx During Pregnancy May Put Kids at Risk
Pregnant women face many choices as they prepare for the baby's arrival. And new research suggests that moms-to-be with epilepsy may have an extra decision to make about their medication.
Agave, Placebo Were Better Than Nothing for Cough Treatment
Because agave is similar to honey, a common cough treatment, the authors of a recent study thought agave might also treat nighttime cough in kids. While agave didn't perform any better than a placebo, both agave and the placebo were better than nothing.
Sleeping on the Sofa May Be Dangerous for Infants
Parents often lay infants on the sofa to keep an eye on them while tending to other things. But new research suggests doing so could be dangerous to the baby.
Most New Parents Installed Newborn Car Seats Incorrectly
The first trip home from the hospital with a newborn can be a great moment in a new parent's life. But, without proper car seat use, it can also be dangerous. Many parents may be incorrectly using car seats.
Modified Gene Therapy May Help Children With SCID
Children with SCID have a hard time fighting infections, and, sometimes, treatment for their disease makes them even sicker. But a new therapy for these kids has shown good results in fighting SCID and may prevent one serious side effect of treatment.
Prenatal BPA Exposure Linked to Wheeze
Asthma rates of children in the US have risen steadily over the past 30 years, but specific causes for the increase have remained unclear.
Delaying Gluten Didn’t Delay Celiac Disease in At-Risk Infants
Infants who have a parent or sibling with celiac disease are considered to be at risk for developing the condition as well. Could timing the introduction of gluten into the diet of infants at risk for celiac disease prevent or delay their disease?
Parents Warned to Not Use Product Due to Potential Lead Poisoning Risk
FDA warns parents and caregivers not to use “Bo Ying compound” manufactured by Eu Yan Sang (Hong Kong) Ltd. due to the potential lead poisoning risk associated with the product.