| May 17, 2013
| 2:34 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A review of past research finds that fever-reducing drugs have no effect on the speed of children's recovery from an infection, contrary to the fears of some doctors and parents.
Researchers have debated for decades whether...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 12:16 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Cutting back kids' time watching TV and playing video games may not encourage them to spend more of the day running around outside, a new study suggests.
Just four in 10 U.S. kids met dual national guidelines for getting...
| Jan 15, 2013
| 9:41 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - For kids, time spent inactive seems less of a factor in higher body fat than does a lack of exercise, according to a new study.
Researchers found that the more minutes kids spent exercising at the pace of a fast walk each day,...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 2:08 PM
Dr. Paul S. Lietman, a retired Johns Hopkins professor of medicine, pharmacology, molecular sciences and pediatrics, died of congestive heart failure April 20 at his Ruxton home. He was 79.
"He was a gifted educator and was beloved by generations of...
| Dec 30, 2012
| 5:00 AM
Every day, Marylanders are exposed to pesticides in our drinking water, on our food and through chemicals in our homes, lawns and public spaces. We also encounter pesticides in our rivers and streams and the Chesapeake Bay. While these exposures are often...
| Dec 30, 2012
| 11:08 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Despite no federal or uniform state requirements to do so, all school districts should have a doctor to oversee school health services, according to a policy statement from a group of American pediatricians.
"Our hope is...
| Dec 31, 2012
| 3:59 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A group of American pediatricians is telling school districts that children need recess and free time during the school day, and it should not even be taken away as punishment.
"We consider it essentially the child's...
| Jan 7, 2013
| 5:52 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Pediatricians-in-training are more likely to plan to go into primary care - rather than a specialty field - if they have lots of debt from college and medical school, according to a new study.
Researchers also found the...
| Apr 17, 2013
Call it a bounce house, moon walk or jump house, but the safety of the block party staple has come under fire. A recent study published in the journal Pediatrics reported that the number of bounce house injuries among children nationwide increased...
| Dec 24, 2012
| 6:28 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Kids who have food allergies or are overweight may be especially likely to get bullied by their peers, two new studies suggest.
Not surprisingly, researchers also found targets of bullying were more distressed and anxious...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 11:55 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Parents of preschoolers at risk for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may first want to try behavior training before they put their children on medications, suggests a new analysis of past studies.