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January 12, 2007
Cold Medicine a Risk for Kids Under Two
1,519 children under the age of two were taken to emergency rooms in 2004-2005 because of side effects from cold and cough medications, and three children under 6 months died.
Dr. Michael Marcus, director of pediatric pulmonology, allergy and immunology at Maimonides Infants and Children's Hospital in New York, said: "The best thing (parents) can do is support with fluids and lots of kisses and time, because lots of infections are viral and will pass in a few days. The medications have a greater potential for harm than the infections you are trying to treat."Cold medicine warning for toddlers
July 16, 2006
Late Talking Children - Parents Not to Blame
An Australian study of 1,766 children found that parents are not to blame for late talkers. Of the children studied, 13 percent of 2 year-olds began talking late.
"Some people have wrongly believed that delayed language development could be due to a child not being spoken to enough or because of some other inadequacy in the family environment," said Taylor.
"What we also know from this study is that most children who are late talkers do in fact fall into the normal range of language development by the time they are seven years old."