July 23, 2014—LG Electronics says it will introduce a wearable tracking device for young children that allows parents to call their kids and even listen surreptitiously if the child doesn’t respond.
July 16, 2014—The Pulse Safe Start, which reaches a maximum speed of 1.75 mph, is designed for children as young as age 3 and accommodates users who weigh up to 50 pounds.
July 14, 2014—Children who use electronic devices such as notebook computers, smartphones and tablet computers are exposed to the possibility of an allergic reaction such as a rash if such a device contains nickel, according to a report.
July 11, 2014—A medication for breast cancer patients who’ve gone through menopause might also help women who have a particular infertility disorder to have a baby, a new study indicates.
July 10, 2014—Federal Trade Commission today filed a lawsuit against Amazon that says the company billed parents for millions of dollars in unauthorized charges that were the result of children using mobile applications that were downloaded or purchased from Amazon’s Appstore.
July 1, 2014—Researchers found no association between the use of the MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccine and autism. Researchers also found no connection between childhood leukemia and several other vaccines.
June 26, 2014—Parents shouldn’t rub medication on a baby’s gums to numb the pain of teething, because doing so can cause serious harm or even death, Food and Drug Administration says.
June 25, 2014—Allstate introduced a smartphone tool that monitors the driving habits of teenagers, but we couldn’t help but wonder whether the information that’s gleaned will be used to raise automobile-insurance rates for parents or for the teen when he/she gets his/her own policy.
June 13, 2014—Thirteen years after the federal government recommended that breast-feeding and pregnant women limit the amount of fish that they eat amid concerns of overexposure to mercury, two federal agencies now encourage those women to eat at least 8 ounces of fish per week.
June 10, 2014—New research indicates that the cost to raise a child who has the most severe form of autism is nearly six times the average cost that U.S. families pay to raise a child.
June 9, 2014—President Barack Obama today expanded a federal student-loan debt payment program that will allow up to 5 million additional borrowers to reduce their monthly payments.
June 9, 2014—Babies who are exposed to cockroach droppings, household bacteria and pet dander in their first year of life are less likely to develop allergies and asthma, according to a study that Johns Hopkins Children’s Center conducted.
June 3, 2014—Mandatory warning labels for indoor tanning beds and tanning booths help to alert consumers to the health risks that are associated with the product, but they fall well short of protecting consumers from the risk of cancer, a medical expert tells Consumers Digest.
May 30, 2014—Consumer Product Safety Commission urged all caregivers and parents to stop using Nap Nanny and Nap Nanny Chill infant recliners in the wake of a sixth death that was associated with the products.
May 29, 2014—Consumers who purchased a product that was marketed to prevent head lice were misled by false claims, Federal Trade Commission says.
May 22, 2014—High levels of cholesterol might harm a couple’s chances of having a baby, according to a report by National Institutes of Health.
May 14, 2014—Women who smoke during pregnancy increase the likelihood that their child will display symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to a study that was published today in Journal of American Medical Association Psychiatry.
May 9, 2014—Trampolines are all fun and games until someone gets hurt, and a study in Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics finds that trampolines accounted for at least 1 million emergency-room visits from 2002 to 2011.
May 6, 2014—A study that was published in New England Journal of Medicine found that children who have a common urinary tract ailment benefit greatly from long-term use of a specific combination drug therapy.
May 5, 2014—Baby gates that are misused or installed improperly are a major reason that injuries that are related to the products increased dramatically in the past 21 years, experts tell Consumers Digest.