The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) now recommends that children remain rear-facing as long as their car seat allows.
Rachael Zimlich, RN
A new study has identified a higher risk of severe respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection—with higher hospitalization and mortality rates—in children with Down syndrome.
Cigarette marketing has come a long way since the glamour ads of the past, Joe Camel, and the Marlboro Man, but there are new challenges on the horizon—fighting the international reach of social media campaigns and a rise in the use of e-cigarettes by teenagers.
A new report offers the definitive finding of any connection between prenatal Tdap vaccination and autism.
A new study reviewed rates of sexual activity and condom use in states that have passed legislation on HPV vaccine education. Here’s what researchers found regarding the prevalence of risky behaviors.
Adhering to a 1-hour plan for blood culture collection, and administering fluids and antibiotics, helped improve outcomes across New York hospitals in pediatric sepsis cases.
Although digital media isn’t proven to cause attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), researchers are now linking self-reported ADHD symptoms in some teenagers to heavy social media and other digital media use.
A new study confirms what public health officials had hoped—that maternal vaccination against pertussis can help protect vulnerable newborns.
A new report highlights the fallout from a large-scale measles outbreak in New York City in 2013.
Food additives and chemicals in food containers and preparation have been linked to a host of health issues. Now, experts are urging pediatricians to talk to parents about reducing these exposures and to advocate for larger policy changes.