Child Safety News

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7/25/2017
U.S. Kids Overdosing on Dietary Supplements

Children under age 6 most often affected, study finds

7/24/2017
Just a Few Vaccine Refusers Could Endanger Many

A 5 percent drop in coverage could trigger a tripling of measles cases in young kids, study finds

7/17/2017
Not All Fidos Are Friendly

Teach kids ways to prevent dog bites, pediatricians' group says

7/17/2017
Parents, Get Your Teens Their Vaccines!

More than 1 in 3 don't know when their teen's next shot is due, survey finds

7/14/2017
Despite Warnings, Kids Are Still Dying in Hot Cars

Even on a 60-degree day, a small child's body temperature can quickly rise

7/10/2017
Medication Mistakes Have Doubled in U.S. Since 2000: Study

Poison control centers get one call every 21 seconds about a potentially serious mix-up

7/6/2017
Bullying Takes Financial Toll on U.S. School Districts

Absenteeism by fearful kids linked to an extra $276 million in expenditures in California each year

7/5/2017
Swimming Lessons: For Starters, Watch Out for Germs in the Water

Kiddie pools are the biggest offenders, infectious diseases expert says

7/5/2017
Soft Contact Lenses Safe for Kids and Teens, Review Finds

Infection rates no higher than for adults, and actually lowest for younger kids

7/4/2017
How to Keep Your Kids Out of the ER This Summer

Emergency physician says make safety your top priority to avoid seasonal threats

7/2/2017
Eye Docs Debunk 5 Fireworks Myths

Make eye safety a priority this Fourth of July

6/21/2017
Extreme Heat in Southwest a Deadly Threat

Here's how to protect yourself as temperatures top 120 degrees

6/19/2017
Most Mothers Have Been Victims of 'Mommy-Shaming,' Poll Finds

Criticism of parenting skills usually comes from family members, on topics from discipline to diet

6/19/2017
Guns Kill or Wound 7,000 U.S. Kids a Year: Report

It's a 'uniquely American problem,' one pediatrician says

6/18/2017
Time for Some Summer Sun Safety Tips

Pediatricians offer advice on preventing sunburns, other warm weather problems

6/16/2017
Summer Fun Is Not Without Hazards

Accidental deaths peak in July and August; here's how to avoid dangers

6/2/2017
Air Mattresses Linked to More Than 100 Infant Deaths

They can mold to a baby's face, leading to suffocation, researchers say

5/30/2017
Many Teens Ride With Impaired Drivers

Passengers not deterred by friends' alcohol or marijuana use, Canadian study finds

5/29/2017
Brush Up on Swim Safety for Summer

Pediatricians' group offers tips on how to protect kids by the pool, lake or ocean

5/29/2017
Lawn Mowers Are Risky Business for Kids

Injuries can lead to amputations, pediatric trauma expert cautions

5/26/2017
Hospital 'Baby Boxes' May Help Prevent SIDS in Newborns

The innovative take-home gift helped curb the dangerous practice of bed-sharing, study found

5/24/2017
1 in 5 U.S. Kids Killed in Crashes Not Restrained Properly

Finding highlights importance of car seats, seat belts for young passengers

5/16/2017
Playgrounds Aren't Always All Fun and Games

Fortunately, there are ways to prevent injuries to children, ER doc says

5/16/2017
Is Your Child's Day Care Center Ready for Pandemic Flu?

Most are not, a U.S. survey finds, despite the lessons of the 2009 'swine flu' outbreak

5/15/2017
Many Parents Underestimate Drowning Risks

More than one-third surveyed would let child swim unsupervised in neighborhood or hotel pool

5/10/2017
Too Many Parents Say No to Helmets for Kids on Wheels

Use of safety gear lags despite thousands of visits to U.S. hospitals each week, survey finds

5/5/2017
Tracking Devices May Ease Minds of Parents of Kids With Autism

Wandering is a hazard for these children, and this technology helps, review finds

4/28/2017
Most Seniors Use Cellphones While Behind the Wheel

Some even do it with kids in the car, survey finds

4/28/2017
Kids' Sun Safety Means 'Slip, Slap, Slop'

Skin cancer expert offers advice for protection against summer rays

4/21/2017
At What Age Can Kids Safely Cross the Street?

In simulated experiments, the task was too tough for children younger than 14

4/20/2017
Money Spent on Teen Health a Good Global Investment

Improving the lives of children around the world would reap huge returns, study says

4/19/2017
Many Kids Still Being Injured on ATVs

Bigger, more powerful machines seem to cause more severe traumas, researchers report

4/13/2017
Could a Clinical Trial Help Your Child?

FDA outlines what to ask before enrollment

4/10/2017
When Families Lack Insurance, Kids' Dental Woes Rise

Toothaches twice as common for U.S. kids without coverage, poll finds

4/9/2017
How to Protect Your Child From Accidental Poisoning

Kids under 6 account for 1 million calls to U.S. poison control centers a year

4/4/2017
Kitties Absorb Flame Retardants -- How About Your Kiddies?

Cats test positive for harmful chemicals found in house dust, so tots might, too, study suggests

3/21/2017
Autism Greatly Boosts Kids' Injury Risk, Especially for Drowning

Swimming lessons are essential -- even before other therapies, researcher says

3/20/2017
Spring-Clean Your Medicine Cabinet to Safeguard Your Kids

Tips for proper storage and disposal to help prevent accidental poisonings

3/17/2017
Pot-Laced Goodies Can Poison a Child

These pastries and candies pose serious risks to kids, physicians warn

3/17/2017
Injury Risk May Rise When Kids Play Just One Sport

Those under 12 shouldn't specialize in any one activity, researchers say

3/13/2017
Baby Product Dangers

Cribs, baby carriers and strollers are being recalled at an alarming rate, according to a new study

3/13/2017
More Babies in Strollers, Cribs Winding Up in ER: Study

Concussions driving upswing, with only 1 percent of cases blamed on product failure

3/6/2017
Disabled Kids at Higher Risk of Abuse, Study Finds

Certain conditions linked to greater odds for neglect, bullying

2/20/2017
Kids' OD Risk Rises When Opioids Left Out at Home

Odds of overdose more than double if parent takes powerful narcotic instead of milder pain med, study finds

2/15/2017
Student-Athletes Don't Have to Be Hit By Injuries

Equipment safety, emergency training and time for recovery are key to avoiding trouble, experts say

2/13/2017
Needed: An 'Action Plan' for Kids Prone to Severe Allergic Reactions

First line of defense is an epinephrine auto-injector, pediatricians say

2/6/2017
Pet Meds Sending Kids to the ER

It's not uncommon for toddlers to ingest drugs intended for dogs and cats, study finds

2/5/2017
Dressing Baby for a Safe Winter Drive

Avoid bulky clothing, American Academy of Pediatrics says

2/2/2017
Laundry Detergent Pods Linked to Eye Burn Danger in Kids

Nearly 500 such injuries occurred in 2015, study reports

1/31/2017
Tamer Version of Youth Football Looks to Address Safety Concerns

It would feature fewer players, smaller fields and less contact, USA Football officials say