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Children need inclusion in clinical trials to ensure safety, effectiveness, researchers say
Study didn't look at type of programming or possible effect on kids
Kids ended up drinking less fat-free white milk, too, Oregon study finds
The bond between child and pet can also be a 'bridge' to interaction with others, study suggests
Safety, treatment advice for parents from the American Academy of Pediatrics
And limiting focus can result in more harm than good, researchers say
Adult supervision, barriers around fire essential, expert says
Cases rarely led to jail time, but children in the home felt intense fear, anxiety, researcher noted
Poor body image behind both behaviors, expert says
Girls who ate carotenoid-rich foods less likely to have breast conditions, study finds
The spate of violent attacks that killed one child and injured 20 others in Pennsylvania this week is bound to create repercussions far beyond the immediate needs of the survivors and their families.
Preschoolers, infants performed better on language experiments after brief sleep
Disruptions of working memory, mental processing speed make it hard to interact, researchers explain
Children need inclusion in clinical trials to ensure safety, effectiveness, researchers say
Study of more than 10,000 people suggests these infants may someday have more health problems
With mothers holding newborns differently, cord clamping could be delayed, researchers say
British researchers discover receptors on egg cells that allow sperm to attach, fertilize egg
Kids ended up drinking less fat-free white milk, too, Oregon study finds
Keep your little one dry and clean
If one day approved to treat people with infection, it might reduce their symptoms, researchers say
Make sure toys can't fall on your child
The bond between child and pet can also be a 'bridge' to interaction with others, study suggests
Study found that either too few or too many added pounds upped child's odds for being overweight
Rates increased for adults 45 to 84; kids 4 and under and adults 85 and older at highest risk
British researchers found increased odds of fractures, burns, medication poisoning
Study didn't look at type of programming or possible effect on kids
But the risk is low, and it's important to treat depression in pregnant women, experts say
There is a movement of parents starting to opt their kids out of high stakes testing at schools. Find out why here.

Have questions about your child's health? Ask! Our panel of area doctors may be able to help.

OUR GROWING LIST OF EXPERTS

 

STEPHEN ARONOFF, M.D., M.B.A.,
Temple University Hospital

 

CHRISTOPHER C. CHANG, M.D., Ph.D.
Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Jefferson Medical College

 

MARIO CRUZ, M.D.
Drexel University, St. Christopher's Hospital for Children

 

KATHERINE K. DAHLSGAARD, Ph.D.
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

 

GARY A. EMMETT, M.D.
Nemours Pediatrics, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Jefferson Medical College

 

LAUREN FALINI
Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children

 

HAZEL GUINTO-OCAMPO, M.D.
Nemours duPont Pediatrics/Bryn Mawr Hospita

 

RIMA HIMELSTEIN, M.D.
Crozer-Keystone Health System

 

W. DOUGLAS TYNAN, Ph.D.
Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Jefferson Medical College

 

BETH WALLACE
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia