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2008-03-04 00:00:00

A study published last week in the journal Science found that snow contains large amounts of Pseudomonas Syringae, a bacteria that can cause disease in bean and tomato plants.  The research showed that even pristine snow from places such as the Yukon and Montana contain large amounts of the bacteria.  However, experts say there is no need for parents whose children play or even eat the newly fallen snow to be overly concerned.  "It's a very ubiquitous bacteria that's...

2007-06-01 06:00:12

By Minihan, Paula M; Fitch, Sarah N; Must, Aviva Introduction Although the obesity epidemic appears to have affected all segments of the U.S. population,1 its impact on children with special health care needs (SHCN) has received little attention. "Children with special health care needs" is a term used in the U.S. to describe children who come to the attention of health care providers and policy makers because they need different services and supports than other children. Government, at...

2007-03-14 09:01:21

DALLAS, March 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Now, expectant parents, new parents, grandparents and siblings have a simple, convenient way to learn to perform infant CPR and to relieve choking -- the American Heart Association's Infant CPR Anytime(TM) Personal Learning Program. This new training program can be used to learn skills that could help save the life of an infant (newborn-12 months). The kit includes a one-of-a-kind infant CPR manikin, a 22-minute skills training DVD and two fold-out...

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2006-08-07 09:35:00

CHICAGO -- With more than 24,000 U.S. children treated for shopping cart-related injuries last year, the American Academy of Pediatrics says better designs and stricter government regulation are needed. Most injuries occur when children aren't strapped in and fall while standing in carts. But many shopping carts are designed with a high center of gravity, making them prone to tipping over even when children are properly placed in the seating area, said Dr. Gary Smith, chairman of an academy...

2005-11-07 13:41:38

CHAPEL HILL -- Books offering advice to parents about teens are less likely to contain injury prevention messages than those that give advice on parenting smaller children, according to a new University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill study. Notably absent from most such books were discussions about preventing automobile accidents among adolescents. The UNC Injury Prevention Research Center investigation, which appears in the November issue of the journal Pediatrics, involved reviewing the...

2005-10-19 13:23:44

Obesity is one of the major health concerns among both children and adults in the United States today. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) suggests that children should not watch more than two hours of television a day. However, the average child in the U.S. regularly watches between 2-3 hours of television a day, and many children have a television set in their bedroom. Not only are children inactive while they are watching television, they often snack on unhealthy food choices....

2005-10-10 14:51:15

ST. LOUIS -- Revised American Academy of Pediatrics' guidelines on preventing sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) recommend putting babies to sleep in their own cribs instead of in their parents' beds. "The recommendations are very straightforward and clear: Babies should not be asleep in the same bed that their parents are sleeping in," said James Kemp, M.D., associate professor of pediatrics at Saint Louis University and a world-recognized researcher on SIDS. Kemp was one of three...

2005-10-10 08:39:15

By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Infants should be put to sleep on their backs only, not their sides, and pacifiers can be used to help prevent sudden infant death syndrome, U.S. pediatricians said on Monday. Revised guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics issued on Monday also discourage parents from sleeping with their infants at all, saying babies are safer in their own cribs. SIDS, the sudden, unexplained death of an infant in the...

2005-10-10 00:25:00

WASHINGTON -- Infants should be put to sleep on their backs only, not their sides, and pacifiers can be used to help prevent sudden infant death syndrome, U.S. pediatricians said on Monday. Revised guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics issued on Monday also discourage parents from sleeping with their infants at all, saying babies are safer in their own cribs. SIDS, the sudden, unexplained death of an infant in the first year of life, is the third leading cause of infant mortality...

2005-06-06 02:30:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - In just a few short weeks, 10 million American children will start heading off to summer camp. But before they go, health experts are issuing strong new advice to both parents and camp directors, and recommending new precautions to protect campers' health. For instance, the experts say, parents should make sure to ask camp officials now what kinds of health services, including emergency response, their child's camp has in place. Campers should provide, and camps should...


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