Nearly 100,000 US children under age 5 are hospitalized each year for an RSV infection.
Despite an abundance of research on strep, there is still a great deal of debate in the scientific community over whether and when people should get tested and treated for it.
Three factors that can speed up adoption of clinical research discoveries are context, tailoring resources and efficient knowledge sharing.
Similar to the patterns seen with COVID-19, flu and RSV, HMPV is making a comeback after years of being repressed by people wearing masks and social distancing.
While RSV can become severe for any child, it poses a particularly serious threat for the youngest babies and for high-risk children.
Research shows that many girls are in elementary school when they have their first period. But often they have not received adequate health education.
With COVID-19 shots finally available for infants and preschoolers, knowing how to combat misinformation on social media and elsewhere could be more important than ever.
Researchers find that households without enough diapers for their children are more likely to struggle with other hardships.
A pediatrician recommends helping your child cope with getting vaccines by employing “The Three P’s” – Preparation, Proximity and Praise.
Even babies who are not yet standing or walking get lots of benefits from active movement – but most infants aren’t getting enough physical activity.
Pediatricians and other health care providers can take some concrete steps toward building trust and counteracting anti-vaccination misinformation.
The answer is more complicated than you might think. It has to do with how your body gets rid of old red blood cells.
There’s no need to pull out the candy catapult this year, but a few reasonable precautions can keep COVID-19 transmissions in check.
COVID restrictions have prevented the spread of other respiratory viruses too. As these are lifted, the UK government has warned parents of a delayed surge in infections
Early test results look promising, and Pfizer has asked the FDA to review and authorize its vaccine for use in teens. That doesn’t mean putting away the face masks, though.
Reports from baby food companies show questionable levels of arsenic, lead and other heavy metals. Here’s what parents need to know.
In children’s media, pain is depicted alarmingly frequently, usually unrealistically and often violently, but without empathy or help. These images of pain send all the wrong messages.
Child health psychologists offer research-based strategies to prepare kids for pain-free and distress-free COVID-19 testing.
Pediatricians say they are getting increasing requests from parents for medical cannabis for kids for a growing list of conditions.
These strategies for easing needle pain and fear make vaccinations and other injections easier for parents and children. They are simple and helpful for all ages, from infants to adults.