Health headlines: kids watch TV at day care, health history day and vegetarian children

by Boston Children's Hospital staff on November 28, 2009

Other stories we’ve been reading:

Children who attend home-based day care are watching twice as much television than previously thought. The Surgeon General declared Thanksgiving Day “Family Health History Day,” and recommends families use this free online tool to gather important health history.

New guidelines on the use of Pap smears to detect cervical cancer recommend that young women delay getting their first test. The New York Times blog, Motherlode, examines the challenges of raising vegetarian children.

Diarrhea and pnemonia are found to kill an estimated 3. 5 million kids under 5 each year globally.

WHO says Tamiflu still works against swine flu.

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