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American Academy of Pediatrics

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  • What to know about new research on babies, peanut allergies

    Children at high risk of developing peanut allergies are far less likely to do so if they are given peanut-containing foods before they turn 1, finds a major study that is expected to quickly change dietary advice to many parents. Some things to know:...
  • Call for study to settle if anesthesia poses risk to babies

    Studies of baby animals have long suggested that going under anesthesia can have some harmful effects on a developing brain. Now some scientists want to find out whether those same drugs may pose subtle risks for human babies and toddlers. It's a...
  • Three more confirmed cases of measles in Cook County

    Three additional cases of measles have been confirmed in Cook County, bringing the total to nine since late January, according to health officials. Eight of the nine cases are linked to the KinderCare Learning Center in Palatine, officials said. Those...
  • Study: Energy drinks possibly linked to ADHD in children

    Study: Energy drinks possibly linked to ADHD in children
    A new Yale research study has found a possible link between energy drinks and ADHD in middle school children.  Out of the 1,649 middle school students surveyed, those who drank beverages high in sugar and caffine were 66 percent more likely to have...
  • Bill Would Require 'Safe Sleep' Instruction For New Parents

    The number one cause of infant and toddler death in Connecticut isn't child abuse, car accidents, choking, drowning or falling. It's unsafe sleeping conditions. "Not a month goes by when we don't review a tiny baby who died in a bed with a blanket,...
  • Pediatrician wouldn't care for baby with 2 moms

    DETROIT Sitting in the pediatrician's office with their 6-day-old daughter, the two moms couldn't wait to meet the doctor they had picked out months before. The Roseville, Mich., pediatrician one of many they had interviewed seemed the perfect fit: She...
  • Study: Energy drinks possibly linked to ADHD in children

    Study: Energy drinks possibly linked to ADHD in children
    Kids, beware: A new Yale research study has found a possible link between energy drinks and ADHD in middle school children. Out of the 1,649 middle school students surveyed, those who drank beverages high in sugar and caffeine were 66 percent more...
  • Doctors turning away unvaccinated children

    Doctors turning away unvaccinated children
    When the mother of an 18-month-old visited Dr. Charles Goodman's practice last week, he explained that under his new policy, the toddler would have to be immunized to remain a patient. The mother walked out of his office. Amid the current measles...
  • 'Vaccines are safe, effective and life-saving'

    'Vaccines are safe, effective and life-saving'
    In the 1930s, outbreaks swept through every corner of Baltimore. Tens of thousands of children grew sick with fever and a tale-tell rash. Many recovered without incident, but hundreds were killed, and many more were permanently injured with brain damage...
  • Vaccinate children to maintain public health

    While the source of the outbreak of measles in a Palatine day care center has not been identified, the spread of measles at Disneyland in California has been associated with unvaccinated children.  The children in the day care center were too young to...
  • The ticking vaccination time bomb

    While there are a significant number of unvaccinated children because their parents oppose vaccines for a variety of reasons, in Maryland there are other at-risk groups that are probably more numerous ("Measles outbreak exposes holes in vaccine coverage,...