The number of antibiotics dispensed to children in the United States has dropped over the past decade, but there's been an uptick in the number of prescriptions being given to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD.
Children as young as seven are cutting themselves to deal with pain. That's according to a new study of nearly 700 children which finds that nine percent of girls and almost seven percent of boys surveyed have engaged in self-injurious behaviors like cutting, banging their heads or hitting themselves.
Out of all 21 New Jersey counties, Morris County ranked number one in overall child well-being. Cumberland County ranked last, according to the New Jersey Kids Count annual rankings released this week.
A Monmouth County school district is reviewing its procedures after it was discovered that a school bus driver involved in an accident with 37 students aboard Tuesday had a suspended license and was wanted on bench warrants.
A study released this week in the journal Pediatrics found more than 45,000 children under age three were sent to emergency rooms between 1991 and 2010, due to accidents with bottles, pacifiers and sippy cups.
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