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Codeine Often Prescribed to Children, Despite Available Alternatives

Despite its potentially harmful effects in children, codeine continues to be prescribed in U.S. emergency rooms, according to new research from UCSF Benioff Children’s...

Study finds most common, costly reasons for mental health hospitalizations for...

Nearly one in 10 children are hospitalized with a primary diagnosis of a mental health condition, and depression alone accounts for $1.33 billion in...

Go to bed! Irregular bedtimes linked to behavioral problems in children

Researchers from UCL have found that children with irregular bedtimes are more likely to have behavioural difficulties. The study, which is published in the journal...

Psychotropic medication use in young children leveling off

The use of psychotropic prescription medications to treat ADHD, mood disorders, anxiety and other mental health disorders in very young children appears to have...

High BPA levels in children associated with fat kids

Children who have higher levels of Bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical previously used in many products for kids, like baby bottle and plastic toys,...

New Pediatrics study identifies the risks, consequences of video game addiction

AMES, Iowa -- Parents may have good reason to be concerned about how much time their kids have been spending playing their new video games since the holidays. A new study by an international research team -- including an Iowa State Universit...

Apartment-dwelling children in nonsmoking units still exposed

Children living in apartments are exposed to secondhand smoke even when no one smokes inside their own unit. This study, released online today by the journal Pediatrics, strongly suggests that housing type contributes to children's exposure to tobac...

Chronic Lyme disease: How often is it diagnosed and treated?

Cincinnati, OH, September 2, 2010 -- The existence of chronic Lyme disease is an issue of sharp debate within the medical community. Some health care workers who call themselves "Lyme literate" insist that chronic Lyme disease is frequently diagnos...

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