The jury is out on the longterm effect of cellphone use on kids. Recent research by the nonprofit Environmental Working Group states that the link between radiation from cellphones to cancers of the brain, neck, and head are troubling. The results are inconclusive but should give parents pause when considering the amount of time a child […]
The FDA has temporarily suspended the use of Rotarix vaccine in children. Rotarix vaccine is a vaccine given by mouth to infants to prevent gastroenteritis caused by Rotavirus. Rotavirus can cause severe dehydration in infants and young children. Tests on the product showed that the Rotarix vaccine contains porcine ciclovirus 1; porcine ciclovirus is not known […]
Recently a popular mode of carrying infants is with a sling. Over 1 million baby slings have been sold by Infantino and there had been 3 cases of infant deaths associated with them. The government agency Consumer Product Safety Commission recommends that parents stop using the sling for infants under 4 months of age. It […]
A recent study shows that Montelukast (Singulair) helps with children who develop recurrent wheezing after a bout of RSV bronchiolitis. RSV bronchiolitis is a viral infection that causes respiratory distress in children. After the children recover from the infection, some children develop recurrent wheezing episodes like asthmatic children. A medication that treats asthma and allergies […]
Now is the perfect time to clean your house to minimize allergy triggers. The first thing is to vacuum up the nasty pollens and dust mites that are hiding in your carpet, couches and drapes. Be sure to use a vacuum cleaner with a HEPA filter so you don’t blow it all back into the room. […]
A recent article from MSNBC/Women’s Health attributes an earlier allergy season to climate change and increased carbon dioxide levels. Spring is now here and pollen counts are rising; regardless of the cause, there are many ways you can protect yourself and your family. Keep your windows closed, take antihistamines, or see your doctor for prescription […]
In a scientific analysis of approximately one-half million high-school seniors over three decades, Brent Donnellan and Kali Trzesniewski of the University of Western Ontario argue teens today are no more egotistical – and just as happy and satisfied – as previous generations. “We concluded that, more often than not, kids these days are about the same […]
Spring is just around the corner and patients with allergies should start to thinking about signs of allergies and strategies to avoid symptoms. As the weather warms up, trees and flowers will start to bloom that can trigger allergy and asthma symptoms. In addition there are year round allergy triggers that can cause chronic respiratory […]
Young students who excel at school, particularly in creative subjects, are almost 4 times more likely develop bipolar disorder during the next decade than teenagers with average grades. This finding supports the hypothesis that creative individuals are more susceptible to bipolar disorder, lead author James H. MacCabe, PhD, Senior Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College, London, United […]
Suicidal adolescents who were prescribed an antidepressant medication during inpatient psychiatric hospital treatment were 85 percent less likely than others to be readmitted within a month after discharge, a new study found. This is reassuring data, as there have been concerns about prescribing antidepressants in adolescents since 2003, when the FDA issued a black box […]
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