Thousands of young children swallow button batteries each year. A team of pediatric ear, nose, and throat specialists from the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Nationwide Children's Hospital has discovered that giving a child honey to eat after he or she has swallowed a small battery can prevent serious injury and possibly even death.
For people age 24 and under, opioid overdoses increased more than 540 percent from 1999 to 2016, according to U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data. Overall, opioid use disorder in this age group, especially 18-24 year, has skyrocketed. Yet for a variety of reasons, MAT is not reaching many of the young people who might benefit from it.
New research shows transgender and gender non-confirming youngsters are at far greater risk for depression, attention deficit disorder, suicidal thoughts, and other mental and emotional problems than their cisgender peers.
Rita Giordano is a health and science reporter. She writes about pediatrics and issues involving children and youth.