Three school buildings in Elgin, IL, a suburb of Chicago, have been closed because air quality testing of water cooling towers found elevated levels of legionella bacteria. Students were sent home until after the cooling towers are cleaned and disinfected, a s…
Childhood exposure to insecticides used in the home appears to be associated with an increased risk for certain types childhood cancers. This finding comes from an analysis of data from 16 studies of pesticides in the home.
Treatments for bulimia nervosa among teens are more likely to become effective if parents are allowed to get involved. This is the finding of one of the biggest randomized clinical trials about the adolescent eating disorder.
American high school students are using marijuana at a significantly lower rate than they were 15 years ago. This is despite marijuana being more widely available as several states have legalized its use for medical purposes or decriminalized it.
A reanalysis of the old raw data of GlaxoSmithKline’s (GSK) Study 329 showed that not only is the drug Paxil (paroxetine) ineffective but it is also unsafe for teens and children due to the risk of suicide.
Detergent pods are a popular form of liquid laundry detergen. But they have been confused with candy or toys by young children. New safety standrds for packaging and labeling may help reduce this problem.
Symptoms of autism spectrum disorder in very young children may be masked by symptoms of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to a new study. The study found that it took an average of 3 years longer to correctly diagnose children who had…
Spending an extra 45 minutes per day outside in a school activity class may reduce the risk of nearsightedness in children. IN a study done in China, children who spent more time outside were 23% less likely to develop nearsightedness.