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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

Tips for Caring for Your Child's Skin

Proper care of your child’s skin can help prevent skin problems and alert you to issues quickly so you can address them with home remedies or a call to your doctor.

By Eileen Bailey

How Caffeine Reduces Childhood Sleep Quality

Study suggests that soda, chocolate, and energy drinks could be major culprits in sleep woes.

By Martin Reed

9 Things to Know About Girls With ADHD

Why are so many females with ADHD often misunderstood and misdiagnosed? They often have inattentive type ADHD, which means they have trouble focusing and blocking out distractions but aren’t hyperactive or impulsive.

By Eileen Bailey

Can the Flu Trigger Type 1 Diabetes in Children?

Flu season may come and go for some, but it can be life-changing if it triggers type 1 diabetes. Here’s how to protect your child.

By Ginger Vieira

New Guidelines Benefit Children With Psoriasis

Kids like Cyrus Harandi with psoriasis are at risk for mental health problems. Now, the first-ever screening guidelines have been published to help doctors address this issue head-on.

By Casey Nilsson

Daylight Saving Time and Heart Disease Risk

You might think a one-hour change wouldn’t be much of a disruption. But it’s the suddenness of the change that can lead to significant health consequences.

By Eli Hendel, M.D.