Health News

Hand Sanitizers May Make Questionable Claims
You can't always believe everything you hear about hand sanitizers.
For Teething Babies, Benzocaine May Pose Risks
When a baby is teething, the first thing most parents want to do is reach for Baby Orajel. But you may want to think twice before using teething products that contain benzocaine.
MS Treatment Approved for Children
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has expanded the approval of a multiple sclerosis (MS) medication to treat the condition in children.
Autism Drug Gets 'Breakthrough' Status
A possible treatment for autism has been granted expedited development and review.
Mumps Cases on the Rise
Mumps cases are on the rise, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Flu Rx May Be Safer Than Once Thought
Despite past concerns, a popular flu medication did not appear to increase the risk of suicide in children and teens, a new study found.
World's Smallest Mechanical Heart Valve Approved
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has expanded the approval of a mechanical heart valve to include a smaller size for use in newborns.
Multiple Vaccines and the Immune System
Infants receiving multiple childhood vaccines based on the routine vaccination schedule did not face an increased risk for infection, according to a new study.
Where Zika Spread, Birth Defects Were More Common
Parts of the United States that had local Zika virus transmission saw an increase in birth defects that have been linked to the virus, a new study found.
Opioid Cough Medicines: No Longer for Kids
After a new US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) decision, opioid cough and cold medications will no longer be indicated for children. Their use in this age group is not recommended.