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Study: Preschool Obesity Rate Stable at 1 in 7
New government research shows that the U.S. obesity epidemic has stabilized in the past five years among preschool-aged children at about one in seven children being obese.
Rear-facing Car Seats Protect Older Children
Children under four years of age fare better in motor vehicle accidents when they are riding in rear-facing rather than forward-facing car seats.
Daytime Nap Has Benefits Beyond Rest for Kids
A new small study shows that for children aged four and five, taking a nap during the daytime may help reduce hyperactivity, anxiety and depression.
WHO Recommends Rotavirus Vaccine for All Children
The World Health Organization is recommending that the oral rotavirus vaccine be included in all national immunization programs.
Pediatric Ear Infection Vaccine Shows Promise
Vaccines delivered via droplets rubbed into the skin appear to protect against ear infections say researchers.
Improper Use of Booster Seats Puts Many Kids at Risk
About two-thirds of children's booster car seats may be improperly installed or are being misused new analysis shows.
More Kids Being Hurt by Falling Furniture
The number of children being injured by furniture falling on them continues to increase.
Fortified Juice Boost Kids’ Omega-3 Levels
Parents looking for alternatives to fish for boosting healthy omega-3 fats in children might want to use fortified juice.
Water an Easy Remedy for Overweight Kids
A new study indicates that the best way to help your child keep the weight off is to give them water instead of soda and other sugar-sweetened drinks.
Is Snoring a Sign of Trouble in Preschoolers?
Young children who snore have more symptoms of depression and anxiety, as well as attention and language problems than their age-matched counterparts who do not sore.
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