Health News

Out with It: New Tonsillectomy Guidelines
There has been an update to the guidelines for surgical removal of the tonsils.
When the Weather Outside Is Frightful
Few things stick in a child’s memory more than a perfect snow day. To ensure these winter play days aren't tainted by injury or illness, parents should be aware of the dangers tied to the coldest time of the year.
Measles Outbreaks
With 349 confirmed cases across the United States as of 2018, measles appears to be on the rise.
The Importance of Private Talks with Your Doctor
Many young people never get to have private discussions with their doctors without their parents in the room, according to a new study. And that could affect how adolescents feel about their doctors and preventive medicine.
A Diagnostic Test for Breast Milk?
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the marketing of a human milk analyzer to measure breast milk nutrients.
How to Soothe Teething Pain
When a baby is teething, the first thing most parents want to do is reach for over-the-counter (OTC) drugs, homeopathic drugs or teething jewelry. But you may want to think twice before using these products.
Shy Away from Slime
Slime toys are very popular among younger kids. But did you know that this sticky, gooey toy can be hazardous for your little one?
Safe Toys for the Holidays
On the first day of Christmas, my mommy gave to me … three non-choking-hazard toys, two BPA-free figures and a stuffed animal without removable parts. How safe are the toys under your tree this year?
Shining a Light on Laser Toy Risks
Before you head to the toy store and buy a laser toy this holiday season, learn the potential risks and read about laser safety, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommended.
Polio-Like Condition Reported in US
You might have heard the recent reports of US children suddenly becoming weak in their arms or legs. Here's what you need to know about this condition.