More kids, with the blessing of their doctors and parents, take drugs to improve their attention, focus, and memory, even when they don't have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). But that practice is "not justifiable," according to new recommendations from the American Academy of Neurology.
The household bills and babysitter are paid. Food's in the fridge. So what's the smartest way to allocate the dollars left for savings?
Although the 60beat GamePad ($35) does connect with mobile devices to make gaming easier, it isn't really designed to be a portable controller—it's just a bit too large. Since it connects via cable, getting it to work with your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch is a simple process. But the 60beat offers only a limited number of compatible games, and the lack of wireless functionality may make it less appealing to some.
The Nyko PlayPad ($39.99) is an add-on game controller that you use with your mobile device to make playing easier and more fun. It's more like a traditional controller that others we've reviewed recently, such as the Moga Mobile Gaming Controller for Android and iCade Mobile. Despite a few minor flaws, it's the most versatile controller we've seen so far.
The iCade Mobile ($49.99) game controller for the iPad, iPhone, or iPod lets you play some of your favorite mobile games with a little more ease than a touch-screen offers. While the iCade Mobile won't help with every game, it helps add control to a number of popular ones, such as Temple Run and Pac-Man.
Booster seats are the best way to keep your child safe in the car after he or she outgrows a harnessed child seat but is too small to correctly fit a vehicle's seat belt. The use of any booster seat will improve your child's safety, and likely his comfort as well. Chances are, however, that a high-back booster seat will be better on both fronts than a backless booster. (See our latest booster car seat Ratings.)
While the overall death rate from cancer has dropped in recent years, more people than ever are being diagnosed with anal cancer and certain cancers of the throat and mouth. Both are linked to infection with the human papillomavirus (HPV), the most common sexually transmitted disease. That's frustrating, since a relatively new, but underused, vaccine can help prevent the infection.
Parents know the drill--they want their little ones to have a super-fun and not-too-spooky time trick-or-treating, all the while staying safe. No problem: Follow these handy tips and your little princess, Batman, or Spider-Man should be good to go.
Canned white tuna served in schools has higher than expected levels of mercury, according to a study released yesterday. Our previous research found similar concerns for canned tuna purchased in grocery stores.
Finovate Fall 2012's afternoon session today included free e-solutions to two widespread needs that don't get much attention: Managing college loans and helping loved ones--and others--who need extra funds to pay their own bills.
Riding the big yellow school bus is a safer mode of transportation for children than driving or walking to school, but the real risk for injury is from motorists who do not follow the proper laws and procedures when driving near a bus.
Several consumer-, privacy-, health-, and child-advocacy groups are calling on Facebook to provide privacy and marketing safeguards if it opens the social-networking service to children under 13.
Any bike helmet is better than riding with no helmet. But when you're paying $50 or $60 for one, you'd like to think that it's going to protect your head if you crash into a curb, a rock, or the ground, right?
With a long summer of mowing ahead, parents of teens and pre-teens may be wondering when it's safe for a child to take over this chore. Children under 18 suffer 13 percent of the 68,000 mower injuries treated annually in emergency rooms, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. With that in mind, the AAP recommends that no child younger than 12 operate a walk-behind mower, that no teen younger than 16 drive a riding mower and that children never be allowed to ride along as passengers.
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