Health News

Flame Retardant Chemicals Raise Concerns
Throughout our entire lives, we interact with chemicals. The vast majority of these chemicals do us good or cause no harm. A small number, however, are linked to mental health issues.
Not LOL When Teens Text While Driving
Public health officials have advertised the dangers of drinking and driving for years. But texting while driving can be just as dangerous, and not everyone is getting the message.
Kerosene and Kids Don't Mix
You know them by the names propane, methane, butane, octane and other "anes." These hydrocarbons are in most homes and can pose serious risks to little children.
What Difference Does School Lunch Make?
More and more research is pointing to children's access to food as a major influence on their nutrition and risk for obesity. School lunches are a big part of that access.
Playing Video Games to Get Healthier
Much attention has focused on the violence in video games and whether they can be a problem for kids' development. But the video games also may be used for good.
Getting the Lead Out (of Our Kids)
We've come a long way since the days when gasoline and paint contained lead. Too much lead exposure can cause lasting neurological problems. The good news is that lead exposure levels continue to drop.
Where There's Smoke There's Worse Asthma
One of the worst things a person with asthma can do is smoke, or even be around tobacco smoke. Fortunately, fewer asthmatic kids are smoking or are around secondhand smoke.
Homeopathy or Faith Healing for Kids?
Health supplements, faith healing, homeopathy, chiropractic care and acupuncture are all types of complementary and alternative medicine. How often do children use this kind of care?
Quit Smoking, Your Kid Can’t Breathe
Kids hospitalized for respiratory problems often live in homes where adults smoke. Can healthcare professionals make a difference by talking to parents about secondhand smoke?
A Link Between Smoking and Bacteria
The dangers of secondhand smoke for children can often show up in unexpected ways. Even some bacterial illnesses can pose a higher risk to children if they're around secondhand smoke.