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- Are Prime Energy Drinks Safe for Kids?
August 29, 2023 — While federal regulators investigate the safety of Prime Energy drinks, which have become quite the rage among children at home and school, parents want to know: Are these beverages OK for my kid to drink? Here's what to know.
- Daily Screen Time Linked to Developmental Delays in Toddlers
August 23, 2023 — One-year-olds who had an hour or more of daily screen time were up to five times more likely to miss milestones for communication skills when they reached 2 years old, according to a new study from Japan.
- How to Help Your Kids Weed Out Bad Health Content on TikTok
August 7, 2023 — A study found that videos using motivational behavior often provide misleading information – or medical advice provided by a doctor for the influencer’s specific situation, not the public at large.
- Increasing Number of Children Being Poisoned by Liquid Nicotine
August 3, 2023 — Thousands of children are being exposed to the dangers of liquid nicotine in e-cigarettes each year. Contact with the vaping liquid, or liquid nicotine, can cause children to get dizzy, pass out, and suffer drops in blood pressure.
- New Law Requires ‘Accommodations’ Around Pregnancy
June 27, 2023 — The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act says that employers with at least 15 workers must make “reasonable accommodations” to those who need them because of pregnancy, childbirth, or related conditions.
- Dealing With Adult Child Estrangement, a ‘Modern-Day Epidemic’
June 20, 2023 — A recent study of parents estranged from adult children found that about a quarter of respondents were estranged from their fathers.
- Breastfeeding Linked to Moderately Better Academic Test Scores
June 6, 2023 — Breastfeeding in infancy could have an effect on academic test scores later in a child’s life, a new study suggests.
- USDA Proposes New Sugar, Salt Limits in School Meals
February 5, 2023 — Added sugars in school meals would need to be less than 10% of calories per meal by 2027. Reductions in sodium would be phased in. Salt in school breakfasts would need to be cut by 10% in 2025 and another 10% in 2027. Sodium in lunches would need to be cut 10% in 2025, 2027, and 2029.
- Video Game Addiction: Noticing Warning Signs, Getting Help
January 23, 2023 — The majority of youngsters who play video games do so as a form of entertainment, but about 5% to 6% of video game users do so to the point where it interferes with their lives.
- New Guidelines for Kids With Obesity: What Parents Should Know
January 13, 2023 — If you only saw the headlines, you might think that when a youngster is a few pounds overweight, their pediatrician will prescribe a weight loss drug or bariatric surgery. The reality is much less alarming. The guidelines take a deep dive into evidence-based treatments at various levels.
- Don’t Overuse Mobile Devices to Calm Screaming Children: Study
December 14, 2022 — While using mobile devices to soothe children's outbursts is fine sometimes, new research suggests that doing so too often could delay a child’s ability to manage their emotions productively.