MONDAY, Oct. 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Infants should sleep in the same room as their parents -- but not in the same bed -- to reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), new guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics advise.
The recommendations call for babies to share their parents' bedroom for at least the first 6 months of life and, ideally, for the first year....Read more
SUNDAY, Oct. 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- If you're having a tough time, the United States is a pretty good place to find some understanding, a new study contends.
The research found that America ranks seventh among nations in terms of empathy.
More than 104,000 people from 63 countries completed an online survey of empathy, which measured compassion for others and the ability to imagine other people's point of view.
FRIDAY, Oct. 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Trick-or-treating, bobbing for apples and costume parties are just a few things kids love about Halloween, but holiday fun can put them at risk, health experts warn.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services offers parents these...Read more
FRIDAY, Oct. 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Children and teenagers are immersed in an environment saturated with electronic media, ranging from the TV on the wall to the tablet or smartphone in their hands.
Recognizing this, parents need to work with their kids to develop a media use plan for the entire family, the American Academy of Pediatrics said in a set of new recommendations unveiled Friday.
Some specific suggestions...Read more
FRIDAY, Oct. 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many Americans don't know that indoor use of electronic cigarettes exposes children to nicotine and leaves nicotine deposits on surfaces, a new survey shows.
"E-cigarettes primarily emit a toxic aerosol, not harmless water vapor," said Robert McMillen, an associate professor of psychology at Mississippi State University, who was the author of the report.
"Unfortunately, many parents are unaware of the risk that exposure...Read more
FRIDAY, Oct. 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Traffic crash death rates for American children vary widely among states, and safety regulations are a major reason why, a new study suggests.
Researchers examined 2010-2014 federal government data and found that crash deaths among children are 12 times more common in some states than others.
For example, rates ranged from a high of 3.2 deaths per 100,000 in Mississippi to a low...Read more
FRIDAY, Oct. 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Why can some people enjoy a cup of coffee just before bed and sleep peacefully, while others lie awake for hours?
A new study suggests genes may hold the answer.
"Each of us could be potentially responding to caffeine differently, and it's possible that those differences can extend beyond that of caffeine," said study author Marilyn Cornelis. She is an assistant professor in...Read more
FRIDAY, Oct. 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Social media publicity about a teen's suicide wasn't a driving factor in the rise of emergency department visits by Canadian teens for suicidal thoughts and attempts, a new study suggests.
Researchers looked at the rates of suicide attempts and suicidal thoughts before and after the October 2012 suicide death of 15-year-old Amanda Todd from British Columbia. Before her suicide, Todd made a...Read more