HealthDay News: Pediatrics
FDA Reconsiders Behavior-Modifying 'Shock Devices'
They're likened to a dog's "shock collar" by some and called a "life-saving treatment" by others. But the days of electro-shock devices as a tool for managing hard-to-control behavior in people with disabilities may be numbered, U.S. health officials say.
Bowel Illnesses Sometimes Coincide in Kids
Children suffering from irritable bowel syndrome are four times more likely than other kids to have a condition called celiac disease -- an allergy to gluten -- Italian researchers report.
Too Much Codeine Still Prescribed to U.S. Kids: Study
physicians still hand out hundreds of thousands of codeine
prescriptions for children every year, despite warnings that kids'
responses to codeine vary wildly and the drug can cause an
accidental overdose, a new study finds.