Kid's Health Articles & Stories

Allergy Warnings on Food Labels Ignored by Confused Parents

Allergy Warnings on Food Labels Ignored by Confused Parents

Parents of kids with food allergies appear to be complacent in regards to food product warning levels, even in spite of their child's history of potentially life-threatening allergic reaction anaphylaxis. This is according to a new study published in the Medical Journal of Australia. Read More


Childhood Peanut Allergy Linked to Socioeconomic Status

Childhood Peanut Allergy Linked to Socioeconomic Status

Peanut allergies are on the rise amongst American children and one possible reason could be due to economic status. This is according to a new study presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting. The researchers claim that greater rates ... Read More


Fears Spread About Second Hand Smoke

Fears Spread About Second Hand Smoke

Second-hand smoke, also known as passive smoking, is being recognized as a environmental hazaard. It is defined as the involuntary breathing ir inhalation of smoke from tobacco products used by others. Ususally we look at the impact of second-hand smoke on a non-smoker. It occurs when the smok... Read More


Childhood Allergies Tied to Low Vitamin D Levels

Childhood Allergies Tied to Low Vitamin D Levels

In a recent study published in the online edition of the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology children who had lower levels of vitamin D have a higher risk of developing allergies. This study was done by researchers from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Read More


Link Between Serotonin and Autism

Link Between Serotonin and Autism

Research done with mice is finding significant clues into the nature of autism spectrum disorders, a condition which effects 1 in every 110 children in the United States. The UT Health and Science Center in San Antonio has researchers who are studying strains of mice that mimic the repetitive ... Read More


February is National Children's Dental Health Month

February is National Children's Dental Health Month

Kid's teeth are important, and February being National Children's Dental Health Month, is a good reminder to get your children's teeth checked out. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry is encouraging parents to take step to protect their children's teeth. Read More


Cribs Linked to Death and Injuries in Babies and Toddlers

Cribs Linked to Death and Injuries in Babies and Toddlers

A recent study presented by the Center for Injury Research and Policy of The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio links unacceptably high rates of injury and deaths in babies and young children to cribs, playpens, and bassinets. The researchers are calling for... Read More


HPV Vaccine May Reduce Premature Births

HPV Vaccine May Reduce Premature Births

The new vaccine against the sexually transmitted human papilloma virus (HPV) may have the happy side effect of reducing the number of preterm births by an estimated 60 percent among those women surgically treated to rectify HPV tissue damage to their cervixes, a recent study calculChronic HPV ... Read More


Brain Injuries Could be Treated with Stem Cells

Brain Injuries Could be Treated with Stem Cells

There continue to be more and more breakthroughs in the therapeutic uses of stem cells. A new study coming out of the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), shows that stem cells derived from a patient's own bone marrow were safely used in pediatric patients with trau... Read More


Genetic 'Switch' Can Trigger Insulin-Producing Cells

Genetic 'Switch' Can Trigger Insulin-Producing Cells

Researchers have discovered a way in mice to convert another type of pancreas cell into critical insulin-producing beta cells lost in patients with type I diabetes, according to a new report in the journal Cell. The key to the discovery is a single transcription factor called the Pax4 gene. Read More


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