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America's Pediatricians Offer Tips for a Safe Halloween

America`s Pediatricians Offer Tips for a Safe HalloweenSUNDAY, Oct. 22, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- As pint-size witches, ghosts and superheroes roam the streets on Halloween, it’s important for adults to keep their eyes on safety.“It’s always best for an adult to accompany young children when they trick-or-treat,” said Dr. Sadiqa Kendi, chief of pediatric emergency medicine at Boston Medical Center and a spokesperson for the American Academy of Pediatrics.“Often your town or park district will offer Halloween activities earlier in the day so you can avoid going out after dark. Older children should travel in groups and create a ‘buddy system’ to get each other home safely and prevent walking alone,” Kendi said in an academy news release. The pediatricians' group suggests that homeowners keep pathways to the door well-lit and...

A New Dad's Postpartum Depression Can Be Tough on His Kids

20 October 2023
A New Dad`s Postpartum Depression Can Be Tough on His KidsFRIDAY, Oct. 20, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- It’s well known that mothers can suffer postpartum depression, a condition that affects not only their well-being but also their child’s development.Now, new research finds that fathers can also experience depression after the births of their babies and this doubles their children’s odds of having three or more adverse childhood experiences before the age of 5. “There's a number of things that motivated our study. The first was that father's depression in the first year of life has already been shown to have other kinds of adverse effects on children, such as parenting difficulties or difficulties in child behavior later in life,” said study author Dr. Kristine Schmitz. She is an assistant professor of population health, quality...

Mom's Curling Iron Can Be Big Burn Hazard for Kids

20 October 2023
Mom`s Curling Iron Can Be Big Burn Hazard for KidsFRIDAY, Oct. 20, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Tens of thousands of U.S. children received burns over a decade from beauty devices found in many homes: curling irons.“Hair styling tools are a timeless piece of our everyday routine, helping to create the picture-perfect look. Yet they have the greatest propensity to create a not so picture-perfect accident when not handled with care,” said Dr. Brandon Rozanski, lead author of a new study and a pediatric resident at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu.“Electric hair styling tools can reach temperatures as high as 450 degrees F in a matter of minutes, creating potential situations of unintentional burn injury for both the device user and surrounding bystanders,” Rozanski said in a news release from the American Academy of...

Think You're Not a 'Helicopter' Parent? New Poll Finds...

16 October 2023
Think You`re Not a `Helicopter` Parent? New Poll Finds Many AreMONDAY, Oct. 16, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- As kids grow up, their desire to venture out on their own and gain some independence is natural.And a new national poll suggests that most parents say they’re fine with that.The problem? The poll highlights a pretty big gap between what parents say and what they actually allow, with many choosing to keep their kids on a pretty short leash.“We wanted to see if parents are consistent between what they say and what they do with respect to fostering independence,” explained poll co-director Sarah Clark, a research scientist in the Department of Pediatrics with the Child Health Evaluation and Research Center at the University of Michigan Medicine.“We thought there would be a gap, but we didn’t think it would be this big,” Clark...

When Health Care Access Is Equal, Race Gap in Prostate Cancer Survival Vanishes

12 October 2023
When Health Care Access Is Equal, Race Gap in Prostate Cancer Survival VanishesTHURSDAY, Oct. 12, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Men of all races and ethnic groups who have prostate cancer fare equally well when access to care is identical, a new study finds. The disparity in outcomes from prostate cancer between Black, Hispanic and white men disappears when treatment and care are the same, as it is in U.S. Veterans Health Administration (VA) hospitals. In fact, Black and Hispanic men, on average fared better than white men, researchers report."Traditionally, the outcomes for Black and Hispanic patients, at least in non-equal access health care settings, have been poor," said lead researcher Kelli Rasmussen, an epidemiologist at the University of Utah School of Medicine."There's a myriad of reasons, one of which we know is that prostate cancer often presents in Black...

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