THURSDAY, March 23, 2017 -- Pediatricians have long suggested that fruit juice may prompt weight gain in children, but a new review finds it harmless when consumed in moderation.
"Based on the current evidence, we didn't find that consuming one serving [of 100-percent fruit juice] a day contributes to weight gain in children," said study author Dr. Brandon Auerbach. He is acting instructor of medicine at the University of Washington, in Seattle.
TUESDAY, Feb. 28, 2017 -- Young children should be screened at least once for lazy eye before they turn 5 years old, a U.S. panel of experts says.
The U.S. Preventive Services Task (USPSTF) is still advising parents to have their kids screened at least once for lazy eye or its risk factors. Screening should be done when the children are between the ages of 3 and 5 years old. These draft guidelines are an update to 2011 recommendations.
FRIDAY, Feb. 24, 2017 -- A type of antibiotic-resistant bacterial infection has increased 700 percent in American children since 2007, a new investigation reveals.
These infections are caused by Enterobacteriaceae bacteria -- normal bacteria that can become resistant to multiple drugs. Once confined to hospitals, the tough-to-treat infections are spreading into the community at large, say researchers who evaluated eight years of data.