Addiction

Study shows letting kids taste alcohol is a risky behavior

Parents who allow their young children to occasionally sip and taste alcohol may be contributing to an increased risk for alcohol use and related problems when those kids reach late adolescence, according to a new study by ...

Pediatrics

Ethics of peds countermeasure research discussed

(HealthDay)—Pediatric research on medical countermeasures should present no more than minimal risk to participants, and should follow a specific framework if there is a minor increase over minimal risk, according to a perspective ...

Pediatrics

Majority of Missouri tan salons allow pre-teens

A survey of tanning salon operators in Missouri shows that 65 percent would allow children as young as 10 to 12 years old to use tanning beds. That's despite evidence that any tanning bed use increases the risk of all skin ...