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Pediatricians’ Rx For Schools: Later Start Times

Pediatricians have a new prescription for schools: later start times for teens.

08/25/2014

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Kids Get Codeine In ER Despite Risks, Guidelines

Despite recommended limits on codeine use in children, the potent painkiller is prescribed for children in at least half a million emergency room visits each year, a study suggests.

CBS Miami–04/21/2014

SCHMIDT

Kids Continue To Pound Back The Caffeine

Approximately 75 percent of U.S. kids and young adults consume at least some caffeine on a daily basis. The numbers haven’t budged over a decade, despite soda use declining. Instead, energy drinks are becoming the increasingly common source of much of the caffeine intake.

CBS Miami–02/10/2014

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Breastfeeding & Brain Development

New mothers may have another reason to breastfeed. A study in the journal Pediatrics finds a connection between breastfed babies and higher mental development.

CBS4–09/23/2011

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Spongebob In Hot Water From Study Of 4-Year-Olds

The cartoon character SpongeBob SquarePants is in hot water from a study suggesting that watching just nine minutes of that program can cause short-term attention and learning problems in 4-year-olds.

CBS4–09/12/2011

Autism

Study: Children With Autistic Siblings Face Greater Risk

A new study suggests that nearly one-in-five children with an autistic older sibling will develop the disorder, too —a rate much higher than previously thought.

CBS4–08/15/2011

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Study: Sack Lunches Can Make Kids Sick

Is your kid’s brown-bagged school lunch unsafe? A new study suggests sacked lunches are breeding grounds for bacteria that cause vomiting, diarrhea, or even death in some children.

CBS4–08/08/2011

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Portable Pools & Young Kids: A Deadly Combination

School is out, the South Florida sun is blistering hot and what kid doesn’t want to spend the afternoon splashing around in a pool.

CBS4–06/20/2011

BABY GENERIC

Study: Kids Should Put Down The Bottle

A new federally-funded study has confirmed research that children need to put down the bottle as soon as possible.

CBS4–05/05/2011

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