A big Danish study says autism is more common in children who had jaundice at birth. But researchers say new parents shouldn't be alarmed because there's no evidence jaundice causes autism.
Researchers say it's possible that children genetically predisposed to autism might also be more vulnerable to jaundice.
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A medical report says people who work with computers on their laps for long periods could suffer from "toasted skin syndrome."
In one case, a 12-year-old boy developed a sponge-patterned skin discoloration on his left thigh after playing computer games a few hours every day for several months.
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Emergency room visits for teen athletes with concussions have tripled in recent years in a trend that doctors are calling disturbing.
The findings come in a study of 10 years of national data. Experts say increasing awareness of head injuries is one reason ER concussion reports are up. But... more »
A new study suggests a link between children's attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder and exposure to common pesticides used on fruits and vegetables.
The study found detectable levels of pesticide compounds in the urine of almost all the children studied. The kids with higher levels had increased chances of having ADHD,... more »
A startling analysis says low U.S. breast-feeding rates are linked with hundreds of infant deaths and billions of dollars in medical costs each year. It says the lives of nearly 900 babies and $13 billion could be saved annually -- if 90 percent of U.S. women breast-fed their babies for... more »
It's that time of year again when your children may catch Respiratory syncytial virus or RSV. This year it looks to be a lot more prevalent. Dr. Richard Kouri's office has already seen plenty of cases. "This is a very bad year this year." he says.
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Children with asthma can't breathe well when they're exposed to secondhand smoke, disrupting their sleep.
Researchers at Cincinnati Children's Hospital examined 200 asthmatic children who lived with smokers. Secondhand smoke was associated with difficulty falling asleep, trouble breathing during sleep and increased daytime sleepiness.
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Parents who thought their preschoolers were spending time in home-based day cares, taking naps, eating healthy snacks and learning to play nicely with others may be surprised to discover they are sitting as many as two hours a day in front of a TV, according to a study published Monday.... more »