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HealthDay News: Pediatrics

Fertility Treatments Aren't Significantly Linked to Birth Defects

The risk of birth defects is low among children conceived using assisted reproductive technologies (ART), according to a new study.
Discussing Ebola: Children Feel Safe, Calm When Adults Do, Too

With so much news focused on the Ebola epidemic in Africa, parents and other caregivers should think about how to help children feel safe, experts say.
Tall, Heavy 1-Year-Olds May Be at Risk for Obesity Later, Study Finds

Infants who quickly add weight and length may be showing a genetic propensity for obesity as toddlers, a new study suggests.
Living With a Smoker Like Living in a Polluted City: Study

Nonsmokers who live with smokers are exposed to triple the World Health Organization's recommended safe levels of harmful air particles, a new study warns.
Traffic Pollution May Be a Risk While Pregnant

Children of mothers exposed to high levels of traffic air pollution during pregnancy may be at increased risk for lung damage, according to a new study.
Health Tip: Snacking After School

Snacking may be the first thing on a child's mind after school. But young ones should also take steps to prevent getting sick.
Health Tip: Dish Up Healthier Halloween Goodies

Young trick-or-treaters typically are overloaded with candy, but you don't have to jump on the candy bandwagon.
Medication Errors Occur Every 8 Minutes in U.S. Children

A child receives the wrong medication or the wrong dosage every eight minutes in the United States, according to a recent study.
'Desensitized' Parents Let Kids Watch More Movie Violence, Sex

When parents become desensitized to violence and sex in movies, they may also become more lax about their children's exposure to both onscreen, a new study suggests.
Circumcision Past Newborn Stage Poses Risk for Boys, Study Finds

Circumcision is typically done in the first days or weeks of life, but about 6 percent of U.S. boys have the procedure later, which increases the risk of complications and increases costs, according to new research.

 

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