Updates

What Are the New Sunscreen Rules?

By summer 2012, products must protect against two types of radiation and have a SPF of at least 15 in order to claim they reduce the risk of skin cancer. They also must say how many minutes they resist water instead of claiming to be "waterproof." SPF ratings higher than 50 could be banned.

10 Kids' Health Issues To Watch

KidsHealth.org, based in Wilmington, DE, has published its annual list of 10 Kids’ Health Issues to Watch in the coming year, compiled by its doctors and editors.

Day Care Ailments Have a Benefit

Toddlers who attend large group day cares before age 2½ tend to have more respiratory and ear infections at that age, but fewer such illnesses during elementary school, according to a new study.

Kids’ Med Measuring Cups Criticized

The measuring cups or devices packaged with over-the-counter (OTC) liquid children’s medication contained inconsistencies or useless information in almost every sample in a study reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

PA Ski Program for Grades 4 & 5

More than 20 Pennsylvania ski resorts are again offering the Snowpass program, which gives 4th and 5th graders a one-day lift ticket, lesson and ski rental when accompanied by a paying adult.