Posted 5:00 AM 12/25/2012 by Diana Kohnle
(HealthDay News) -- Parents should get a better night's sleep knowing their baby's crib is safe.
The American Academy of Pediatrics has issued these crib safety suggestions:
Posted 7:00 AM 12/24/2012 by Robert Preidt
MONDAY, Dec. 24 (HealthDay News) -- Children should be allowed to believe in Santa Claus as long as they want, an expert says.
There is no particular age at which a child should stop believing in Santa and children will often arrive at the truth themselves as (More)
Posted 7:00 AM 12/23/2012 by Robert Preidt
SUNDAY, Dec. 23 (HealthDay News) -- Ornaments are not the only things nestled in the branches of the average real Christmas tree. Thousands of small bugs may be hiding in the fir tree you bring into your home, but they pose little risk, according to an insect expert.
Research has shown (More)
Posted 7:00 AM 12/22/2012 by Robert Preidt
SATURDAY, Dec. 22 (HealthDay News) -- When you're holiday shopping for toys, remember to think about eye safety.
Some toys -- such as air guns, BB guns and paintball guns -- can be particularly dangerous and can cause injuries that may require children to undergo eye surgery, according to (More)
Posted 2:22 PM 12/21/2012 by Scott Roberts
FRIDAY, Dec. 21 (HealthDay News) -- Varizig (varicella zoster immune globulin) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to minimize chickenpox symptoms when administered within four days of exposure to the virus that causes the disease.
Varizig was approved for high-risk (More)
Posted 10:00 AM 12/20/2012 by Robert Preidt
THURSDAY, Dec. 20 (HealthDay News) -- Holiday dinners spent together as a family -- or any family dinner, for that matter -- can help boost children's intake of healthy fruits and vegetables, a new study finds.
Children who regularly dine with their families are also more likely to meet (More)
Posted 3:00 PM 12/19/2012 by By Barbara Bronson Gray
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 19 (HealthDay News) -- Although Santa's reindeer deliver presents to kids around the world on Christmas Eve, they can also harbor fly larvae that cause skin problems and rare eye infections so it might be best if your children stay tucked in their beds on the night of Dec. 24.(More)...