Pediatrics

AAP provides safety precautions to prevent drowning

(HealthDay)—Drowning is the leading cause of unintentional injury-related death for children aged 1 to 4 years, with most drownings happening in home swimming pools, according to a report published by the American Academy ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Mosquito sample with West Nile virus found in Oakley, Calif.

A mosquito carrying the West Nile virus was discovered in eastern Contra Costa County, Calif., marking the first time this year vector control officials have found such a sample in the county, a spokeswoman said Friday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Three dead in US from brain-killing amoeba

Three young Americans have died this year from a rare water-borne amoeba that swims up through the nose and infects the brain, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) said Friday.

Health

Swimming Aids Asthma Symptoms in Children

Research has shown that swimming aids asthma symptoms in children. The activity has been proven to be an effective non-pharmacological intervention for children and adolescents, according to a study in Respirology published ...

Health

Baby swimmers have better balance

Teaching babies to swim turns out to be more than just fun. Baby swimmers have better balance and are also better at grasping at things than non-swimmers. This difference persists even when children are five years old, when ...

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