ER Visits for Opioid Overdoses Soaring: CDC

TUESDAY, March 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) — America’s opioid epidemic is escalating at breakneck speed, with tens of thousands of overdose victims spilling into the nation’s emergency rooms seeking lifesaving treatment, a new government report shows. Emergency room visits for opioid overdoses increased nationwide and across all demographic groups between July 2016 and September 2017,…

Vaccines Don't Weaken Babies' Immune Systems: Study

TUESDAY, March 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Another argument used by anti-vaccine groups bites the dust — research shows no evidence that routine shots somehow dampen kids’ immune systems. “Some parents are concerned that multiple vaccines in early childhood could damage their child’s immune system, making them more susceptible to future infections,” said study author…

Affection Trumps Aggression in Kids

TUESDAY, March 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Is your toddler always kicking and screaming? There’s a reason for much of it. Physical aggression, like pushing and hitting, is part of the learning process. This typically lasts from about one-and-a-half to three-and-a-half years of age, until children learn how to ask for a toy, for instance,…