Children's Health


Smoking Exposure May Cause Toddler's Hearing Impairment

Research from Japan shows that exposure to tobacco smoke both prenatally and postnatally may raise the risk of hearing problems in children.

By Stephanie Stephens

FDA Warns Against OTC Teething Products with Benzocaine

The FDA warns that children 2 and younger should not be given teething pain-relief products containing benzocaine, a local anesthetic and numbing agent.

By Stephanie Stephens

Exposure to Air Pollution Before Birth Raises Hypertension Risk in Kids

Children exposed to high levels of air pollution in utero during the third trimester of pregnancy have an increased risk for high blood pressure (hypertension), according to a study from Johns Hopkins University.

By Diane Domina

FDA and FTC Warn Against Kid-Friendly Marketing of Vaping Products

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has issued 13 warning letters to manufacturers, distributors, and retailers for producing and selling e-liquids used in electronic cigarettes and vaping devices in kid-friendly ...

By Diane Domina

Helping Your Hypothyroid Child

Whether your child or teen has congenital or acquired hypothyroidism, these are the symptoms and treatments you should be aware of.

By Mary Shomon