poisoning

Melatonin ingestion in children reported for poison control across the U.S. between 2012 and 2021

Experts advise against giving melatonin to restless kids for fear of poisoning

Parents are being warned not to give their children melatonin after a spike in accidental poisonings. Experts say there is no evidence that over-the-counter supplements help them sleep, and they don’t know the actual ingredients in many products. As melatonin became more popular, the number of children hospitalized after each melatonin ingestion surged sixfold. Taking …

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Melatonin ingestion in children reported for poison control across the U.S. between 2012 and 2021

Experts advise against giving melatonin to restless kids for fear of poisoning

Parents are being warned not to give their children melatonin after a spike in accidental poisonings. Experts say there is no evidence that over-the-counter supplements help them sleep, and they don’t know the actual ingredients in many products. As melatonin became more popular, the number of children hospitalized after each melatonin ingestion surged sixfold. Taking …

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Accidental poisoning of children from button batteries on the rise, study finds

Accidental poisoning of children from button batteries on the rise, study finds

Despite a public awareness campaign warning parents about the dangers, the number of emergency room visits for battery poisoning was higher between 1990 and 2019 compared to 1990-2009, according to research published Monday in the journal Pediatrics. twice as much as in 2009. The report found that among children under the age of 18, there …

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