THURSDAY, June 7, 2018 -- Parents should choose to have their children get the flu shot in the fall instead of the nasal spray flu vaccine, pediatricians say.
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the shot, which is an inactivated flu vaccine, is the more effective option. The nasal spray should only be used as a last resort for kids who would otherwise go unvaccinated against the virus, the experts advised.
FRIDAY, May 25, 2018 -- Summer sun brings childhood fun, but experts warn it also brings skin cancer dangers, even for kids.
"Don't assume children cannot get skin cancer because of their age," said Dr. Alberto Pappo, director of the solid tumor division at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. "Unlike other cancers, the conventional melanoma that we see mostly in adolescents behaves the same as it does in adults."
TUESDAY, May 1, 2018 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday warned the makers of e-cigarette liquids that are packaged to look like juice boxes, candies and cookies to stop selling their products.
The action, taken in concert with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, also cited some of these companies for illegally selling these products to minors. In all, 13 warning letters were issued.