WEDNESDAY, Sept. 28, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Use of the over-the-counter sleep aid melatonin is increasing among young people, and calls to poison control centers and visits to the emergency room are also on the rise. This is mostly because young children and teens are accidentally ingesting more of theContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Sept. 27, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Children who fall ill with COVID-19 may have a slightly increased risk of developing type 1 diabetes, a new study suggests. Researchers found that of more than 285,000 children with COVID, 0.04% were diagnosed with type 1 diabetes over the next six months.Continue Reading

TUESDAY, Sept. 27, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Head lice are ubiquitous still, so there’s a good chance your son or daughter could develop an infestation. Now, the nation’s leading pediatrics group is issuing new guidelines to help schools and families cope. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is emphasizing educationContinue Reading

MONDAY, Sept. 26, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Frozen embryos appear to be linked with a significantly higher risk of dangerously high blood pressure for the woman in pregnancies achieved through in vitro fertilization, a major new study reports. Expectant moms were 74% more likely to develop high blood pressure ifContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 21, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Too few children with sickle cell anemia are getting the recommended screening tests for stroke, a common complication of this disease, a new government report finds. What’s more, many aren’t receiving hydroxyurea, a medication that can reduce the complications associated with the bloodContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 21, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Your children’s school clothes may look neat, but are they safe to wear? Maybe not. Researchers found high levels of dangerous chemicals called per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in school uniforms sold across North America. These chemicals — which can build up inContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 21, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Fewer U.S. teenagers are drinking and smoking these days, but marijuana and vaping have gained in popularity — particularly among kids with lots of unsupervised free time. Those are among the findings of a new study tracking substance use trends among American teensContinue Reading