HealthDay News: Kids
Flu Season Off to a Slow Start ... for Now
This year's flu season
is off to a slow but detectable start. And it appears to be a
typical one that's likely to peak in January or February, a leading
U.S. health official says.
Parents Want Children in Day Care to Be Vaccinated: Poll
American parents would consider removing their children from day
care if other kids did not have all the recommended vaccinations,
and many say that under-vaccinated children shouldn't be allowed to
attend day care.
Home Cooking Helps Keep the Calories Down
New research on
healthy eating has found that home cooking is better than
restaurant fare, and that kids who are offered more nutritious food
in school cafeterias rarely eat it.
Young Children, Energy Drinks a Dangerous Mix
The potential dangers
of energy drinks, those highly caffeinated beverages that promise
to stave off sleepiness, are well known, but a new study suggests
that even young children are at risk.