Submitted by JTullos on Thursday, May 23rd, 7:20 am
The study, “Obesity in Men with Childhood ADHD: A 33-Year Controlled, Prospective, Follow-up Study,” in the June 2013 issue of Pediatrics found that men with childhood ADHD are twice as likely to experience higher BMI and obesity rates in adulthood than men without childhood ADHD.
Gasoline, kerosene, lighter fluid, and certain other household cleaning products present a high risk for injury or death when children mistake these hydrocarbons for food or drink and ingest the chemical.
Submitted by JTullos on Wednesday, May 8th, 7:35 am
Parents use a variety of methods to clean a baby’s pacifier: rising it in tap water, boiling it, or putting it in their own mouth and sucking on it before giving it back to the baby. According to a new study, parents who “clean” their child’s pacifier by sucking on it can also protect their infant from developing allergies.
Submitted by JTullos on Wednesday, May 1st, 7:03 am
In order to effectively manage and treat reflux-related symptoms, it is important for pediatricians to distinguish patients with physiologic gastroesophageal reflux (GER) from those with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).