WEDNESDAY, Dec. 20, 2017 -- Faced with hectic holiday schedules, parents often ask family and friends to pitch in and babysit their children. But many parents fail to provide critical information about what to do in an emergency, a new survey finds.
Less than half of parents with children aged 5 and under posted emergency contact information, such as parents' work or cell numbers; the number for the child's doctor; or how to get in touch with another family member or friend, according to the survey.
TUESDAY, Dec. 12, 2017 -- Kids and their smartphones aren't easily parted, but if you want your children to get a good night's sleep and to stay at a healthy weight, limiting bedtime screen time appears key, new research suggests.
Parent surveys revealed that using a smartphone or watching TV at bedtime was tied to a greater body mass index (BMI). BMI is an estimate of body fat based on height and weight.
THURSDAY, Nov. 16, 2017 -- Despite safety warnings from drug regulators, some U.S. children are still being given a risky painkiller after having their tonsils removed, a new study finds.
At issue is the opioid painkiller codeine. In 2013, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a "black box" warning, advising doctors against prescribing codeine to children to control tonsillectomy pain.