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Where Zika Spread, Birth Defects Were More Common
Parts of the United States that had local Zika virus transmission saw an increase in birth defects that have been linked to the virus, a new study found.
Opioid Cough Medicines: No Longer for Kids
After a new US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) decision, opioid cough and cold medications will no longer be indicated for children. Their use in this age group is not recommended.
Despite Decline, Asthma Attacks Still a Concern in Kids
Although asthma attacks have declined among children in the US, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said there is still work to be done.
How Screen Time Affects Teens' Emotions
Teens who spend more time in front of a screen may be more likely to feel unhappy, according to a new study.
How Breastfeeding Affects Diabetes Risk
Women who breastfeed their babies for at least six months may be less likely to develop type 2 diabetes later on, a new study found.
Monitoring Zika's Effects
Many babies born with a smaller than normal head as a result of Zika virus infection may face health problems as they develop, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Window Blinds: Safety Threat to Children
The cords of window blinds may pose serious risks to children's health and safety, according to a new study.
Heart Screening May Save Infants' Lives
Newborn testing for critical congenital heart disease may save lives, according to a new study.
The Benefits of the Flu Vaccine for Kids
Kids who receive the flu vaccine may be less likely to experience serious flu complications that send them to the hospital, a new study found.
Obesity in Pregnancy Tied to Bigger Babies
Being obese during pregnancy may raise the likelihood of your infant being apparently bigger, according to a new study.