Children

  MISSISSIPPI STRONG: Local family turns heartbreak into happiness in memory of loved one lost to cancer

A local family has turned heartbreak into a happiness for dozens of children battling cancer.

New device helps prevent infant hot car deaths

SMRHI Back to School Immunization Fair runs through Aug. 2

Fisher-Price recalls over 70k infant sleepers due to risk of death

LIST: Summer feeding programs in the Pine Belt

Mississippi Optometric Association to provide eye exams at no cost for students who did not pass third grade reading assessment

Playground equipment can become dangerously hot in the heat

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Child death prompts recall of dressers sold by Amazon, Target, Walmart

Approved ADHD device sends electrical pulse to child’s brain

US health officials alarmed by paralyzing illness in kids

Poplarville school named healthiest in MS by BCBS Foundation

DG infant cough syrup recalled, can cause vomiting and diarrhea

UPDATE: Infant ibuprofen recall expands to include three additional lots

FDA warns about dangers of teething necklaces, bracelets after death of 18-month-old boy

One report involved a 7-month old child who choked on the beads of a wooden teething bracelet while under parental supervision and was taken to the hospital. Another involved an 18-month-old child who was strangled to death by his amber teething necklace during a nap.

Johnson & Johnson knew its baby powder was often tainted with asbestos for years, report says

A Reuters investigation found that for decades, Johnson & Johnson sought to hide the fact that in many cases cancer-causing asbestos contaminated the talc that was used to produce its talcum powder products.

Prenatal chemical exposure tied to early puberty in girls, study says

Researchers suspect many chemicals in personal care products can interfere with natural hormones in our bodies

FDA warns infants could get botulism from honey pacifiers

Four infants in Texas needed life-saving treatment for botulism between August and October, and all four had used pacifiers containing honey, the FDA said.

Louisiana, Mississippi top list of states for preterm births

Pediatricians advise parents to not spank children who misbehave

Dangerous Deliveries: Why are black women dying during childbirth?

  Physicians, nutritionists warn of health effects of childhood obesity

Talking to babies makes them smarter, study says