| Apr 29, 2013
| 1:39 PM
The nation’s pediatricians have some advice for expectant parents who are considering giving birth to their child at home: Don’t.
Home birth is not very common in the United States – fewer than 1% of babies are born outside of a...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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.
| Feb 18, 2013
| 2:32 PM
A new study on children's behavior has found that certain TV programming beats other programming when you're trying to calm ......
| Feb 12, 2013
| 4:23 PM
There are all sorts of stories lurking in the piles of data compiled by government and scientific researchers, but you don't need to be Sherlock Holmes to see some major implications in the birth data reported recently in the journal Pediatrics. According...
| Mar 29, 2012
| 4:36 PM
New reports from the Los Angeles County coroner's office and a prominent UCLA pediatrician have cast doubt on the reliability of forensic evidence used to convict a grandmother of shaking her 7-week-old grandson to death in Van Nuys 15 years......
| Dec 12, 2012
When Graham Crawford was 11, he was a bit overweight and had to battle psoriasis, a skin disease that left red scaly patches on his nose and fingers.
His skin cleared up after he started using ointment designed to fight psoriasis. But when he stopped...
| Jul 2, 2012
| 3:18 PM
It might not come as a surprise to any parent who has caught their teen-age child red-handed and red-faced while sending a sexually explicit text message, but a new study is suggesting that “sexting” is prevalent among adolescents.
| Sep 19, 2012
| 10:04 AM
Many name-brand rice and rice products contain varying levels of carcinogenic arsenic, according to the results of separate sets of tests announced today by the U.S. Food and Drug Administrationand Consumer Reports.
In conjunction with the Consumer...
| Sep 19, 2012
| 8:40 PM
New reports that rice products may contain "worrisome levels" of carcinogenic arsenic — especially from rice grown in certain states — have American pediatricians offering new advice for parents feeding children.
"I think a prudent...