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Infants should be fed peanuts to stave off allergies, say new NIH guidelines

January 5, 2017 by


by Leah Samuel Federal health officials on Thursday issued new food allergy guidelines that could help reduce peanut allergies among children — and that, contrary to past guidance, call for parents to give babies foods containing peanuts as early as 4 to 6 months of age. The new guidelines from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious […]

Skin patches may help kids’ peanut allergies, study says

October 31, 2016 by


By Hailey Middlebrook Peanut allergies are among the most serious food allergies, requiring constant vigilance. In severe cases, exposure to even trace amounts of the nut can trigger a deadly reaction. But according to a new study published last week in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, a tiny skin patch may help treat […]

No more than 6 teaspoons of sugar a day for kids

August 24, 2016 by


By Jacqueline Howard Mary Poppins may need to find a new tactic to make the medicine go down. Children 2 to 18 should consume no more than about six teaspoons of added sugars in their daily diets, according to new recommendations from the American Heart Association. Researchers called limiting a child’s added sugar consumption to […]

Panera axing artificial ingredients, extra sweeteners from kids menu

August 16, 2016 by


Panera Bread is continuing to demystify its menu by removing artificial ingredients and added sweeteners from its kids menu next month. The chain, which operates more than 2,000 locations, also announced a “Kids Meal Promise” saying that it won’t encourage children to drink soda, eat french fries or use toys to push its meals. Panera’s […]

Private label Children’s Guaifenesin Grape Liquid and Guaifenesin DM Cherry Liquid Recalled Nationwide

January 14, 2016 by


Perrigo Company plc of Dublin, Ireland, announced today that, following the recent recall of certain dosing cups by its supplier, it has initiated a  product recall in the US to the retail level of 2 batches of its children’s guaifenesin grape liquid (100mg/5 mL) and 3 batches of its children’s guaifenesin DM cherry liquid (100mg guaifenesin […]

More children getting drunk on hand sanitizer

September 14, 2015 by


By John Bonifield, CNN Six-year-old Nhaijah Russell swallowed three or four squirts of seemingly innocuous liquid hand sanitizer at school. It tasted good, she said, like strawberry. It also contained enough alcohol to make her dangerously drunk. She arrived at the emergency room slurring her words and unable to walk. Is hand sanitizer toxic? Since […]

Energy drinks and young kids don’t mix, study shows

November 17, 2014 by


From ScienceDaily More than 40 percent of reports to the National Poison Data System for ‘energy drink exposure’ in a three year span involved children under age 6. The effects of energy drinks in the reported cases included abnormal heart rhythms and seizures. Researchers call for better labeling of energy drink’s high caffeine content and […]