Parents, you can stop fretting about your child’s disgusting habits. An analysis of more than 1,000 kids between the ages of 5 and 11 reveals that nail-biters and thumb-suckers are less likely to develop allergic sensitivities later on in life.
In 1985, a premature baby was born in Maryland who needed surgery to tie off a dangerous blood vessel near his heart. The newborn, Jeffrey, died weeks after the procedure. His family learned afterwards that none of the procedures had been performed with analgesics; the only drug administered was a muscle relaxant.
A new research letter published in JAMA Pediatrics is the first to positively link low vaccination rates to the Disneyland measles outbreak that emerged in California late last year. The new research also shows how frighteningly fast measles can spread in a population that's insufficiently immunized against the highly…
Infant jaundice, where a baby's liver can't remove blood toxins, is potentially fatal. Doctors recognize it as an unusual yellow hue in a baby's skin and eyes, but what if you're a nervous parent far from a pediatrician? This experimental app turns your phone's camera into a doctor's trained eye.
Today in weirdly specific statistics, a recent study concludes more than 17,000 children are treated every year for TV-related injuries. That's about one every half hour, and roughly double the number seen in the early '90s. The reason? Televisions have become too skinny. Ah, the scourge of technological progress!
And now, from the darkest corner of pediatric medicine comes a recent study that somehow bridges the gap between costumed buffoonery and tainted canned goods.
Hello there, lad. Breathe in. Breathe out. Good! Now I'm going to take your temperature. Looks fine. Would you mind stepping on the scale? Hm. Okay, now how many Facebook friends do you have? Oh. Hm. I see.
You know what's the saddest thing about a study proving that television not good for small children? A bunch of Harvard researchers had to waste their time and funding to prove it.