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Exposures from plastic devices may be contributing to illness in premature infants

Sun, 11/16/2014 - 23:00
Hospitalized premature infants are exposed to unsafe levels of a chemical found in numerous medical products used to treat them, raising questions about whether critically ill newborns may be...

Office test overestimates eye's ability to change focus in preschoolers

Sat, 11/15/2014 - 23:00
Preschoolers don't have as much accommodation ability as subjective testing suggestsIn preschool-aged children, a simple test performed in the ophthalmologist's or optometrist's office greatly...

Antibiotic use in children linked to juvenile idiopathic arthritis

Sat, 11/15/2014 - 23:00
Children exposed to antibiotics - specifically antibacterial medication - may be at higher risk of juvenile idiopathic arthritis, according to a new study.

A child's relationships at school damaged by self-inflation

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 23:00
"I am the smartest kid in class." We all want our kids to be self-confident, but unrealistic perceptions of their academic abilities can be harmful.

Physical activity may protect against negative effects of consuming sweetened beverages

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 23:00
Sugar-sweetened beverages are the largest source of added sugar in the diets of adolescents in the United States, and young adults ages 15-20 consume more of these drinks than any other age group...