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Some EpiPen Expiration Dates Extended
Here's what you need to know about what's being done to address the ongoing EpiPen shortage.
How to Handle Bites and Stings
Summer means spending time at the beach, playing outside and having other outdoor adventures. It also means lots of opportunities for bites and stings from bugs and wildlife.
For Teething Babies, Benzocaine May Pose Risks
When a baby is teething, the first thing most parents want to do is reach for Baby Orajel. But you may want to think twice before using teething products that contain benzocaine.
Multiple Vaccines and the Immune System
Infants receiving multiple childhood vaccines based on the routine vaccination schedule did not face an increased risk for infection, according to a new study.
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.
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.
For Kids, Dietary Supplements May Pose Risks
Many kids and teens are using dietary and herbal supplements, but some health experts have questioned the safety of these over-the-counter products.
How to Prevent Children's Lead Exposure
As health officials in various states attempt to tackle the problem of children's lead exposure, parents' awareness is becoming more important than ever.
Introducing Peanuts to Infants
The time health experts are saying you should introduce peanuts into your infant's diet may surprise you.