Experts Dispute Value of Checking Kids' Blood Pressure
MONDAY, Feb. 25 (HealthDay News) -- Despite a worrisome increase
in obese and hypertensive children and teens, not enough evidence
exists to justify routinely screening young people for high blood
pressure, a new report says.
Pediatricians Say No to Expulsions, Suspensions at Schools
MONDAY, Feb. 25 (HealthDay News) -- Suspending or expelling a
child from school should be a rare last resort and not a routine
punishment for bullying, drug use or other infractions, according
to a new policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics
Without Laws, Many Tanning Salons Would Allow Kids: Study
MONDAY, Feb. 25 (HealthDay News) -- More than 40 percent of
indoor tanning facilities doing business in Missouri -- a state
where the practice is unregulated -- say that tanning is totally
risk-free, a new survey reveals, with the vast majority indicating
that their doors are wide open to children as young as 10.
Climate Change May Threaten Worker Health, Productivity, Study Says
MONDAY, Feb. 25 (HealthDay News) -- Although the specter of
climate change typically raises concerns about acute events such as
hurricanes, droughts and heat waves, new research suggests that
global warming may have a much broader chronic impact: the
permanent unraveling of worker productivity due to extreme and
enduring heat stress.