childrens health

Dangerous Toys: What to Leave Off Your 2011 Gift List

Safety standards for toys have been in place for decades, but this year's Trouble in Toyland report from U.S. PIRG reveals that some new toys still hold hidden risks. What should you avoid to protect your child from toxic chemicals and choking hazards? Read on...

As More Homes Become Smoke-Free, Fewer Children Get Ear Infections

The message about the dangers of secondhand smoke and the importance of providing smoke-free homes has paid off. Fewer children visited a doctor or a hospital for ear infections in the 13 years of research from Harvard School of Public Health and the TobaccoFree Research Institute Ireland.