Watch today's Mayo Clinic Minute The American Academy of Pediatrics says the overuse of antibiotics to speed growth in animals is a creating a significant public health threat. In a new report, the group warns the drug-resistant bacteria showing up in the food supply is endangering medicine's ability to treat young patients. Jeff Olsen has more in this Mayo Clinic […]
Trying to raise your kids with little or no screen time? It’s a nightmare, isn’t it. Back in 2011, the American Academy of Pediatrics released a set of guidelines aimed at advising parents on how to manage their children’s technology use. The famous policy, drafted before the release of the first iPad, advised parents to […]
You may have heard that "screen time" -- time with TV, phones, tablets, computers, or video games -- is bad for babies and toddlers. Recently, the American Academy of Pediatrics reversed course on their previous advice about screen time for kids under two." (more…)
A report by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) warns that the widespread practice of giving antibiotics to livestock for growth promotion and the prevention of disease among animals in agriculture is making the drugs ineffective when they are needed to treat infections in people.
Watch today's Mayo Clinic Minute Injuries like concussions increase as football players get older and bigger. In a new policy statement, the American Academy of Pediatrics says teaching tackling to younger players could make the game safer. Reporter Jeff Olsen has more on the group's recommendations in this Mayo Clinic Minute. [TRT 1:11] Journalists: Video is available in […]
When the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) makes a recommendation, a lot of people listen. That's why when the organization came out with its last set of recommendations about screen time for children, a lot of people were unhappy. In...Show More Summary
According to a recent report from our sister site mHealthWatch, mobile users are getting younger and younger. And The American Academy of Pediatrics isn’t quite as bummed out about that reality as it used to be. “A new study,” USA Today reports, suggests that nearly “one in four parents is using a mobile device to […]
The American Academy of Pediatrics is urging the FCC to adopt cellphone radiation standards that protect children's health.
The American Academy of Pediatrics has changed its stance on the potential harm smartphones and iPads can do to developing children.
One out of every six advertisements in two of the most popular US parenting magazines illustrate a scene or endorse a product that violates a policy recommendation of the American Academy of Pediatrics, found a recent study. That's more than 300 ads in just two years' worth of the magazine's [...]
A new policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends a number of safety measures to reduce the risk of tackling-related injuries in youth football.
The “NO SCREENS UNTIL 2 ” guideline issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics in 2011 has practically inscribed itself onto the foreheads of new parents. Now, the AAP says its position has “evolved,” and released a more nuanced set of guidelines when it comes to babies and screen-based media. Read more...
PETA supporters outside the American Academy of Pediatrics conference demanded an end to the highly controversial, much-criticized experiments on infant primates. The post NIH Honcho Denounced at Pediatric Conference for Abusing Baby Monkeys appeared first on PETA.
Leaders in pediatric health are calling for the U.S. government to tighten regulations on cigarettes and tobacco products. On Monday, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) urged the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to create strict guidelines for the marketing and sales of these products. The...
The American Academy of Pediatrics is calling on the government to raise the minimum age for buying tobacco to 21.
A new policy statement by the American Academy of Pediatrics suggests doctors are being encouraged take the socioeconomic roots of health more seriously.
Even though the percentage of smokers in the U.S. has been slashed by more than half over the last 50 years, smoking is still the leading preventable cause of death in the country. The American Academy of Pediatrics believes there are a number of steps that should be taken in order to prevent people from picking up the habit …
WASHINGTON, DC - While adolescent use of tobacco has declined since the 1970s, it remains a persistent public health problem - and e-cigarettes are threatening to addict a new generation to nicotine. In a comprehensive set of policies...Show More Summary
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released a policy statement that links climate change with the health of children, urging pediatricians and politicians to work together to solve this crisis and protect...Show More Summary
The American Academy of Pediatrics puts forth guidelines to protect young players from the dangers of football.