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  • FDA Warns Against Prolonged Use of Magnesium Sulfate to Stop Pre-term Labor
    FDA Warns Against Prolonged Use of Magnesium Sulfate to Stop Pre-term Labor

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is advising health care professionals against using Glossary Link magnesium sulfate injection for more than 5-7 days to stop pre-term labor in pregnant women.

  • Arsenic Found in Baby Formula
    Arsenic Found in Baby Formula

    A recent study, published in the Environmental Health Perspectives, found high levels of arsenic in infant formula and cereal bars. The source of arsenic: organic brown rice syrup.

  • Preventing Infant Abductions
    Preventing Infant Abductions

    As a new parent,infant abductions (kidnappings) are probably not the first thing on your mind. Unfortunately, your

  • Baby Orajel Warning: Relieving Teething Pain Safely
    Baby Orajel Warning: Relieving Teething Pain Safely

    The FDA has released a warning to parents and caregivers about using over-the-counter benzocaine products to relieve pain associated with teething.

  • Texas Hospitals and Physicians Must Limit Elective Inductions
    Texas Hospitals and Physicians Must Limit Elective Inductions

    Texas has just passed House Bill 1983 which requires hospitals and physicians to limit elective deliveries (including both inductions and cesarean sections) prior to 39 weeks gestation unless medically indicated.

  • More Than Half of 2011 Car Seats Contain Hazardous Chemicals
    More Than Half of 2011 Car Seats Contain Hazardous Chemicals

    The Ecology Center has discovered that approximately 60% of car seats contain hazardous chemicals such as polyvinyl chloride (PVC) brominated flame retardants (BFR) and heavy metals.

  • WARNING: Diflucan (Fluconazole) During Pregnancy May Be Associated with Birth Defects
    WARNING: Diflucan (Fluconazole) During Pregnancy May Be Associated with Birth Defects

    On August 3, 2011 the Food and drug Administration (FDA) released a warning regarding the use of Diflucan (Fluconazole) during pregnancy.

  • What's With This Weather?
    What's With This Weather?

    Tornadoes, fires and floods, oh my! Who knows what’s going on with this crazy weather we’re having? Some may point to climate change, but here at Healthy Child Healthy World we stay away from political lightening rods, thank you very much. (Yes, that pun was intended.)

  • Never Leave Your Child Alone in a Car
    Never Leave Your Child Alone in a Car

    Every year, children die from heat-stroke after being left alone in a hot vehicle. Hyperthermia (heat-stroke) can occur quickly and children are at higher risk of dying from this condition.

  • Button (Disc) Batteries are Dangerous for Young Children and the Elderly
    Button (Disc) Batteries are Dangerous for Young Children and the Elderly

    The Consumer Products Safety Commission has released a warning regarding small button batteries. These batteries can pose hazards to both young children and the elderly. If swallowed, these small batteries can cause internal injuries.