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  • Health Tip: Choosing a Baby Carrier
    (22-Mar-2017)
    Make sure it includes these features

  • Foods Labeled 'Healthy' May Hide Unhealthy Secrets
    (22-Mar-2017)
    Low-fat foods may be filled with sugar, study finds

  • 'Heads Up' Football Program Tackles Concussion Danger in Kids
    (22-Mar-2017)
    Players learn safer moves, reducing head injury rate and recovery time, study suggests

  • 'Eraser Challenge' Latest Harmful Social Media Trend for Kids
    (22-Mar-2017)
    Burns, abrasions the result as youngsters 'erase' their skin away

  • Health Tip: Choosing a Baby Carrier
    (22-Mar-2017)
    Make sure it includes these features

  • Foods Labeled 'Healthy' May Hide Unhealthy Secrets
    (22-Mar-2017)
    Low-fat foods may be filled with sugar, study finds

  • 'Heads Up' Football Program Tackles Concussion Danger in Kids
    (22-Mar-2017)
    Players learn safer moves, reducing head injury rate and recovery time, study suggests

  • Autism Greatly Boosts Kids' Injury Risk, Especially for Drowning
    (21-Mar-2017)
    Swimming lessons are essential -- even before other therapies, researcher says

  • Autism Greatly Boosts Kids' Injury Risk, Especially for Drowning
    (21-Mar-2017)
    Swimming lessons are essential -- even before other therapies, researcher says

  • Autism Greatly Boosts Kids' Injury Risk, Especially for Drowning
    (21-Mar-2017)
    Swimming lessons are essential -- even before other therapies, researcher says

  • U.S. Sees Big Drop in Number of Babies Born With HIV
    (20-Mar-2017)
    Case numbers fell steeply between 2002 and 2013, but even more could be done, experts say

  • Spring-Clean Your Medicine Cabinet to Safeguard Your Kids
    (20-Mar-2017)
    Tips for proper storage and disposal to help prevent accidental poisonings

  • Parents Don't Always Head to Child's Doctor When Illness Strikes
    (20-Mar-2017)
    Poll says many would turn to urgent care centers, thinking it's faster than seeing usual physician

  • Fewer U.S. Kids Overdosing on Opioids
    (20-Mar-2017)
    But suicides involving these drugs are up more than 50 percent, study finds

  • Fewer U.S. Kids Overdosing on Opioids
    (20-Mar-2017)
    But suicides involving these drugs are up more than 50 percent, study finds

  • Parents Don't Always Head to Child's Doctor When Illness Strikes
    (20-Mar-2017)
    Poll says many would turn to urgent care centers, thinking it's faster than seeing usual physician

  • Fewer U.S. Kids Overdosing on Opioids
    (20-Mar-2017)
    But suicides involving these drugs are up more than 50 percent, study finds

  • Parents Don't Always Head to Child's Doctor When Illness Strikes
    (20-Mar-2017)
    Poll says many would turn to urgent care centers, thinking it's faster than seeing usual physician

  • Health Tip: Transitioning From Bottle to Training Cup
    (17-Mar-2017)
    Which types are recommended?

  • Pot-Laced Goodies Can Poison a Child
    (17-Mar-2017)
    These pastries and candies pose serious risks to kids, physicians warn

  • Injury Risk May Rise When Kids Play Just One Sport
    (17-Mar-2017)
    Those under 12 shouldn't specialize in any one activity, researchers say

  • Shingles Vaccine Cuts Chronic Pain, Hospitalizations
    (17-Mar-2017)
    Protection lasts years after immunization, researchers found

  • Health Tip: Transitioning From Bottle to Training Cup
    (17-Mar-2017)
    Which types are recommended?

  • Health Tip: Prepare Homemade Baby Food
    (17-Mar-2017)
    Follow these safety guidelines

  • Injury Risk May Rise When Kids Play Just One Sport
    (17-Mar-2017)
    Those under 12 shouldn't specialize in any one activity, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Transitioning From Bottle to Training Cup
    (17-Mar-2017)
    Which types are recommended?

  • Health Tip: Prepare Homemade Baby Food
    (17-Mar-2017)
    Follow these safety guidelines

  • Injury Risk May Rise When Kids Play Just One Sport
    (17-Mar-2017)
    Those under 12 shouldn't specialize in any one activity, researchers say

  • Shingles Vaccine Cuts Chronic Pain, Hospitalizations
    (17-Mar-2017)
    Protection lasts years after immunization, researchers found

  • For 'Preemies,' Human Touch May Be a Brain Booster
    (16-Mar-2017)
    Diminished response seen in premature infants who spend weeks in the hospital, study finds

  • For 'Preemies,' Human Touch May Be a Brain Booster
    (16-Mar-2017)
    Diminished response seen in premature infants who spend weeks in the hospital, study finds

  • Could a Blood Test Spot Autism in Childhood?
    (16-Mar-2017)
    Preliminary study was reportedly nearly 98 percent accurate in kids ages 3 to 10

  • Savvy Marketing Gets Schoolkids to Eat Their Greens
    (16-Mar-2017)
    Signs throughout school, on school's website made students 3 times more likely to use the salad bar

  • Savvy Marketing Gets Schoolkids to Eat Their Greens
    (16-Mar-2017)
    Signs throughout school, on school's website made students 3 times more likely to use the salad bar

  • Savvy Marketing Gets Schoolkids to Eat Their Greens
    (16-Mar-2017)
    Signs throughout school, on school's website made students 3 times more likely to use the salad bar

  • For 'Preemies,' Human Touch May Be a Brain Booster
    (16-Mar-2017)
    Diminished response seen in premature infants who spend weeks in the hospital, study finds

  • Nearby Day Cares Don't Pose Health Risks to Kids: Study
    (15-Mar-2017)
    Strict immunization requirements kept local whooping cough rates low, researchers say

  • Poor Sleep in Preschool Years Could Mean Behavior Troubles Later
    (15-Mar-2017)
    Establishing regular bedtime early on may pay dividends in elementary school, study suggests

  • Obese Moms May Fail to Spot Obesity in Their Own Kids
    (15-Mar-2017)
    Finding may reflect shifting attitudes about how much weight is too much, researcher suggests

  • Health Tip: Promote Peace in a Shared Bedroom
    (15-Mar-2017)
    How to help kids work it out

  • Obese Moms May Fail to Spot Obesity in Their Own Kids
    (15-Mar-2017)
    Finding may reflect shifting attitudes about how much weight is too much, researcher suggests

  • Health Tip: Promote Peace in a Shared Bedroom
    (15-Mar-2017)
    How to help kids work it out

  • Poor Sleep in Preschool Years Could Mean Behavior Troubles Later
    (15-Mar-2017)
    Establishing regular bedtime early on may pay dividends in elementary school, study suggests

  • Nearby Day Cares Don't Pose Health Risks to Kids: Study
    (15-Mar-2017)
    Strict immunization requirements kept local whooping cough rates low, researchers say

  • Black Americans More Likely to Skip Flu Shot
    (15-Mar-2017)
    They're concerned about vaccine safety, study shows

  • Kids Start Moving Less After Age 7, Study Finds
    (14-Mar-2017)
    Activity levels drop off equally among boys and girls, and continue dropping steadily through adolescence

  • Skip the Antibiotics for Mild Eczema in Kids
    (14-Mar-2017)
    Skin condition cleared up just as well without use of the drugs, study found

  • Too Much Screen Time May Raise Kids' Diabetes Risk
    (14-Mar-2017)
    Study finds 3-plus hours each day linked to increased body fat and insulin resistance

  • Skip the Antibiotics for Mild Eczema in Kids
    (14-Mar-2017)
    Skin condition cleared up just as well without use of the drugs, study found

  • Too Much Screen Time May Raise Kids' Diabetes Risk
    (14-Mar-2017)
    Study finds 3-plus hours each day linked to increased body fat and insulin resistance

  • Kids Start Moving Less After Age 7, Study Finds
    (14-Mar-2017)
    Activity levels drop off equally among boys and girls, and continue dropping steadily through adolescence

  • Too Much Screen Time May Raise Kids' Diabetes Risk
    (14-Mar-2017)
    Study finds 3-plus hours each day linked to increased body fat and insulin resistance

  • Too Much Screen Time May Raise Kids' Diabetes Risk
    (14-Mar-2017)
    Study finds 3-plus hours each day linked to increased body fat and insulin resistance

  • Parenthood an Elixir for Longevity?
    (14-Mar-2017)
    Study found link, but researchers can't say for sure why

  • More Babies in Strollers, Cribs Winding Up in ER: Study
    (13-Mar-2017)
    Concussions driving upswing, with only 1 percent of cases blamed on product failure

  • More Babies in Strollers, Cribs Winding Up in ER: Study
    (13-Mar-2017)
    Concussions driving upswing, with only 1 percent of cases blamed on product failure

  • Health Tip: Help Kids Maintain Healthy Cholesterol
    (13-Mar-2017)
    Foods to eat, and those to avoid

  • Refugees Deserve Health Care, Compassion, U.S. Pediatricians Say
    (13-Mar-2017)
    New policy statement urges government to keep families together, not place kids in detention centers

  • Health Tip: Help Kids Maintain Healthy Cholesterol
    (13-Mar-2017)
    Foods to eat, and those to avoid

  • Refugees Deserve Health Care, Compassion, U.S. Pediatricians Say
    (13-Mar-2017)
    New policy statement urges government to keep families together, not place kids in detention centers

  • 'Synthetic Pot' Tied to Risky Sex, Violence and Drug Abuse in Teens
    (13-Mar-2017)
    Product has unpredictable, potentially dangerous effects, doctors warn

  • Health Tip: Washing Baby Bottles
    (10-Mar-2017)
    Suggestions to protect your infant

  • Health Tip: Washing Baby Bottles
    (10-Mar-2017)
    Suggestions to protect your infant

  • Chimps Can Get Ebola, Too, But Oral Vaccine May Help
    (09-Mar-2017)
    However, trial was halted due to new animal research laws

  • Health Tip: Watch for Constipation in Babies
    (09-Mar-2017)
    Learn the warning signs

  • Health Tip: Watch for Constipation in Babies
    (09-Mar-2017)
    Learn the warning signs

  • Chimps Can Get Ebola, Too, But Oral Vaccine May Help
    (09-Mar-2017)
    However, trial was halted due to new animal research laws

  • More Folic Acid in Pregnancy May Protect Kids From High Blood Pressure
    (08-Mar-2017)
    If mothers have heart disease risk factors, nutrient benefits children, study suggests

  • Health Tip: Create an Emergency Plan for Deadly Allergy Reaction
    (08-Mar-2017)
    It could save your child's life

  • More Folic Acid in Pregnancy May Protect Kids From High Blood Pressure
    (08-Mar-2017)
    If mothers have heart disease risk factors, nutrient benefits children, study suggests

  • Health Tip: Create an Emergency Plan for Deadly Allergy Reaction
    (08-Mar-2017)
    It could save your child's life

  • Violent Video Games May Not 'Desensitize' Players, Brain Scans Suggest
    (08-Mar-2017)
    In small study, frequent players had empathetic responses similar to those who don't play much

  • Kidney Transplant Survival Up Among Babies, Kids
    (07-Mar-2017)
    Patients under age 10 now have the best long-term chances of not rejecting organ, study finds

  • City Tax on Cars Cut Pollution, Kids' Asthma Risk
    (07-Mar-2017)
    Traffic measure in Sweden reduced rates of wheezing disease by 50 percent, researchers report

  • Banishing Asthma-Inducing Mice Allergens on the Cheap
    (07-Mar-2017)
    Do-it-yourself approach works as well as professional extermination services, study finds

  • Health Tip: Make Sure Kids' Shoes Fit Well
    (07-Mar-2017)
    Helpful shopping suggestions

  • Kidney Transplant Survival Up Among Babies, Kids
    (07-Mar-2017)
    Patients under age 10 now have the best long-term chances of not rejecting organ, study finds

  • City Tax on Cars Cut Pollution, Kids' Asthma Risk
    (07-Mar-2017)
    Traffic measure in Sweden reduced rates of wheezing disease by 50 percent, researchers report

  • Health Tip: Make Sure Kids' Shoes Fit Well
    (07-Mar-2017)
    Helpful shopping suggestions

  • Disabled Kids at Higher Risk of Abuse, Study Finds
    (06-Mar-2017)
    Certain conditions linked to greater odds for neglect, bullying

  • Disabled Kids at Higher Risk of Abuse, Study Finds
    (06-Mar-2017)
    Certain conditions linked to greater odds for neglect, bullying

  • Nasal 'Nerve Block' May Help Ease Kids' Migraines
    (06-Mar-2017)
    But one headache expert says procedure not without risks, pain relief not significantly better than meds

  • Obesity May Raise Girls' Risk of Asthma, Allergies
    (06-Mar-2017)
    But same was not true for boys, study found

  • Nasal 'Nerve Block' May Help Ease Kids' Migraines
    (06-Mar-2017)
    But one headache expert says procedure not without risks, pain relief not significantly better than meds

  • Obesity May Raise Girls' Risk of Asthma, Allergies
    (06-Mar-2017)
    But same was not true for boys, study found

  • Secondhand Smoke Linked to Food Allergies in Kids
    (06-Mar-2017)
    Passive exposure tied to more egg and peanut sensitivity in study

  • Secondhand Smoke Linked to Food Allergies in Kids
    (06-Mar-2017)
    Passive exposure tied to more egg and peanut sensitivity in study

  • Disabled Kids at Higher Risk of Abuse, Study Finds
    (06-Mar-2017)
    Certain conditions linked to greater odds for neglect, bullying

  • Risk of Birth Defects 20 Times Higher for Zika Moms: CDC
    (02-Mar-2017)
    Finding highlights importance of preventing infection during pregnancy, researchers say

  • Could Common Insecticides Be Tied to Behavior Issues in Kids?
    (02-Mar-2017)
    Study can't prove cause-and-effect, but children exposed in utero to pyrethroids had more problems

  • Could Common Insecticides Be Tied to Behavior Issues in Kids?
    (02-Mar-2017)
    Study can't prove cause-and-effect, but children exposed in utero to pyrethroids had more problems

  • Could Common Insecticides Be Tied to Behavior Issues in Kids?
    (02-Mar-2017)
    Study can't prove cause-and-effect, but children exposed in utero to pyrethroids had more problems

  • Antiviral Flu Drugs Safe in Mid-to-Late Pregnancy: Study
    (01-Mar-2017)
    No higher rates of complications seen in babies when mom took these meds after 22 weeks of pregnancy

  • Mildly Low Thyroid Function in Pregnancy Not a Threat: Study
    (01-Mar-2017)
    No difference in brain functioning seen in kids assessed to age 5

  • Does TV Hinder Kindergarten-Readiness?
    (01-Mar-2017)
    Lower-income kids harmed more by excess screen time than affluent children, study finds

  • Does TV Hinder Kindergarten-Readiness?
    (01-Mar-2017)
    Lower-income kids harmed more by excess screen time than affluent children, study finds

  • Who's Top Dog When It Comes to 'Social Intelligence'? Kids or Pets?
    (28-Feb-2017)
    Toddlers and pups are near equals, study suggests, with evolution favoring 'survival of the friendliest'

  • Kids Should Be Screened for Lazy Eye by Age 5
    (28-Feb-2017)
    Waiting later could lead to permanent vision problems, U.S. panel says

  • Health Tip: Encouraging Picky Eaters
    (28-Feb-2017)
    Suggestions to cope with their behavior

  • Kids Should Be Screened for Lazy Eye by Age 5
    (28-Feb-2017)
    Waiting later could lead to permanent vision problems, U.S. panel says

  • Childhood Cancer Survivors Living Longer
    (28-Feb-2017)
    Decline parallels reduced use of radiation, at lower doses, researchers say

  • Who's Top Dog When It Comes to 'Social Intelligence'? Kids or Pets?
    (28-Feb-2017)
    Toddlers and pups are near equals, study suggests, with evolution favoring 'survival of the friendliest'

  • Do Early Dental Visits Really Prevent Kids' Cavities?
    (28-Feb-2017)
    Study found preventive care didn't help Medicaid toddlers in one state, but more research is needed

  • Health Tip: Encouraging Picky Eaters
    (28-Feb-2017)
    Suggestions to cope with their behavior

  • Kids Should Be Screened for Lazy Eye by Age 5
    (28-Feb-2017)
    Waiting later could lead to permanent vision problems, U.S. panel says

  • Concussions More Likely in Female Athletes
    (28-Feb-2017)
    Why remains unclear, researchers say

  • Do Early Dental Visits Really Prevent Kids' Cavities?
    (28-Feb-2017)
    Study found preventive care didn't help Medicaid toddlers in one state, but more research is needed

  • As Pot Legalization Advances, Pediatricians Warn of Dangers
    (27-Feb-2017)
    Marijuana isn't benign, child health experts contend

  • Kids Mean Less Shuteye for Mom, While Dad Slumbers On
    (27-Feb-2017)
    Study finds big differences in how youngsters affect parents' sleep

  • As Pot Legalization Advances, Pediatricians Warn of Dangers
    (27-Feb-2017)
    Marijuana isn't benign, child health experts contend

  • Kids Mean Less Shuteye for Mom, While Dad Slumbers On
    (27-Feb-2017)
    Study finds big differences in how youngsters affect parents' sleep

  • As Pot Legalization Advances, Pediatricians Warn of Dangers
    (27-Feb-2017)
    Marijuana isn't benign, child health experts contend

  • 'Superbug' Infections Striking More U.S. Kids
    (24-Feb-2017)
    Antibiotic-resistant germs no longer confined to hospitals, study warns

  • Health Tip: Babysitter Safety
    (24-Feb-2017)
    Make sure your sitter knows the basics

  • Health Tip: Babysitter Safety
    (24-Feb-2017)
    Make sure your sitter knows the basics

  • Smart Kids Prone to Dumb Choices on Pot, Booze
    (23-Feb-2017)
    In study, brainy students more likely to drink or try marijuana, but they did stay away from tobacco

  • Little Weight Gain in Pregnancy Tied to Schizophrenia Risk in Kids: Study
    (22-Feb-2017)
    Malnutrition may cut levels of essential nutrients that prevent some mental disorders

  • Headaches Often Strike Before Strokes in Kids: Study
    (22-Feb-2017)
    But, brain attacks are still very rare in children

  • Headaches Often Strike Before Strokes in Kids: Study
    (22-Feb-2017)
    But, brain attacks are still very rare in children

  • ACL Tears on the Rise Among Kids, Especially Girls
    (22-Feb-2017)
    Sports that involve cutting or pivoting are the riskiest, doctors say

  • Headaches Often Strike Before Strokes in Kids: Study
    (22-Feb-2017)
    But, brain attacks are still very rare in children

  • Learning Issues Common in Kids With Heart Defects: Study
    (21-Feb-2017)
    Many fall behind before fourth grade, tests show

  • Congressional Group Gives Bipartisan Support to Vaccine Safety
    (21-Feb-2017)
    Letter comes in response to President Trump's reported support for anti-vaccine groups

  • Congressional Group Gives Bipartisan Support to Vaccine Safety
    (21-Feb-2017)
    Letter comes in response to President Trump's reported support for anti-vaccine groups

  • Kids Born to Older Moms Score Higher on Thinking Tests
    (20-Feb-2017)
    Children with younger moms once had the advantage, but that trend has reversed, study finds

  • Kids' OD Risk Rises When Opioids Left Out at Home
    (20-Feb-2017)
    Odds of overdose more than double if parent takes powerful narcotic instead of milder pain med, study finds

  • Kids Born to Older Moms Score Higher on Thinking Tests
    (20-Feb-2017)
    Children with younger moms once had the advantage, but that trend has reversed, study finds

  • There's Fun and Fitness in the Pool for Asthmatic Kids
    (20-Feb-2017)
    High humidity in indoor pools can also help keep airways open and prevent attacks, doctor says

  • There's Fun and Fitness in the Pool for Asthmatic Kids
    (20-Feb-2017)
    High humidity in indoor pools can also help keep airways open and prevent attacks, doctor says

  • Kids Born to Older Moms Score Higher on Thinking Tests
    (20-Feb-2017)
    Children with younger moms once had the advantage, but that trend has reversed, study finds

  • Most Parents Don't Think They're Meeting Kids' Nutritional Needs
    (20-Feb-2017)
    In national survey, only 1 of 3 respondents felt they're teaching healthy eating habits

  • Kids' OD Risk Rises When Opioids Left Out at Home
    (20-Feb-2017)
    Odds of overdose more than double if parent takes powerful narcotic instead of milder pain med, study finds

  • There's Fun and Fitness in the Pool for Asthmatic Kids
    (20-Feb-2017)
    High humidity in indoor pools can also help keep airways open and prevent attacks, doctor says

  • Most Parents Don't Think They're Meeting Kids' Nutritional Needs
    (20-Feb-2017)
    In national survey, only 1 of 3 respondents felt they're teaching healthy eating habits

  • Kids' OD Risk Rises When Opioids Left Out at Home
    (20-Feb-2017)
    Odds of overdose more than double if parent takes powerful narcotic instead of milder pain med, study finds

  • Is Surgery Always Needed for Kids' Appendicitis?
    (17-Feb-2017)
    Review found many with inflamed appendix were fine with antibiotics alone, but more research needed

  • 'Love Hormone' Helps Dads and Babies Bond
    (17-Feb-2017)
    Brain scans show distinct response when fathers gaze at their kids

  • Lingering Baby Weight? Don't Blame the Pregnancy
    (17-Feb-2017)
    Researchers find weight gain speeds up a year after delivery, suggest motherhood might be the reason why

  • 'Love Hormone' Helps Dads and Babies Bond
    (17-Feb-2017)
    Brain scans show distinct response when fathers gaze at their kids

  • Hey Fellas, Depression Can Strike New Dads, Too
    (16-Feb-2017)
    Men who are stressed or in poor health seem to be at special risk, study shows

  • Flu Vaccine a Pretty Good Match for Viruses This Year: CDC
    (16-Feb-2017)
    Overall, it has been 48 percent effective, but more severe H3N2 strain a factor in reduced coverage

  • Teens May Go Hungry as Poorest Families Struggle to Feed Kids
    (15-Feb-2017)
    Parents skip meals so children can eat, but youngest siblings get priority if there's not enough food

  • More 'Extreme Preemies' Are Surviving
    (15-Feb-2017)
    Babies born at 22 and 24 weeks still face tough odds, but neonatal care improvements have been key, doctors say

  • Student-Athletes Don't Have to Be Hit By Injuries
    (15-Feb-2017)
    Equipment safety, emergency training and time for recovery are key to avoiding trouble, experts say

  • Teens May Go Hungry as Poorest Families Struggle to Feed Kids
    (15-Feb-2017)
    Parents skip meals so children can eat, but youngest siblings get priority if there's not enough food

  • Teens May Go Hungry as Poorest Families Struggle to Feed Kids
    (15-Feb-2017)
    Parents skip meals so children can eat, but youngest siblings get priority if there's not enough food

  • Zika Lingers in Semen for Less Time Than Thought: Study
    (14-Feb-2017)
    But scientists say guidelines urging abstinence, condoms for 6 months after infection should still be followed

  • Be Your Child's Valentine
    (14-Feb-2017)
    The American Academy of Pediatrics offers tips for showing kids your love every day

  • Low-Income Kids More Likely to Have ADHD, Asthma
    (14-Feb-2017)
    Autism more often diagnosed among children in higher-income families, study finds

  • Be Your Child's Valentine
    (14-Feb-2017)
    The American Academy of Pediatrics offers tips for showing kids your love every day

  • Screen Time and Teen Time
    (14-Feb-2017)
    Study found no link between high use of video games/computers and academics, delinquency

  • Does a Baby's Sex Affect Mom's Immunity During Pregnancy?
    (14-Feb-2017)
    Study may explain why women carrying girls might have worse symptoms of some conditions like asthma

  • Low-Income Kids More Likely to Have ADHD, Asthma
    (14-Feb-2017)
    Autism more often diagnosed among children in higher-income families, study finds

  • Be Your Child's Valentine
    (14-Feb-2017)
    The American Academy of Pediatrics offers tips for showing kids your love every day

  • Low-Income Kids More Likely to Have ADHD, Asthma
    (14-Feb-2017)
    Autism more often diagnosed among children in higher-income families, study finds

  • Be Your Child's Valentine
    (14-Feb-2017)
    The American Academy of Pediatrics offers tips for showing kids your love every day

  • The Motherlode of 'Mother Love' Chemicals
    (13-Feb-2017)
    Moms secrete more dopamine when watching their own babies, study finds

  • The Motherlode of 'Mother Love' Chemicals
    (13-Feb-2017)
    Moms secrete more dopamine when watching their own babies, study finds

  • Needed: An 'Action Plan' for Kids Prone to Severe Allergic Reactions
    (13-Feb-2017)
    First line of defense is an epinephrine auto-injector, pediatricians say

  • Eczema May Leave Some Flu Shots Less Effective, Study Finds
    (13-Feb-2017)
    Vaccine should be given into the muscle, not the skin, research suggests

  • Health Tip: Protect Kids in Cold Weather
    (13-Feb-2017)
    Tips to preserve winter fun

  • Health Tip: Protect Kids in Cold Weather
    (13-Feb-2017)
    Tips to preserve winter fun

  • Needed: An 'Action Plan' for Kids Prone to Severe Allergic Reactions
    (13-Feb-2017)
    First line of defense is an epinephrine auto-injector, pediatricians say

  • The Motherlode of 'Mother Love' Chemicals
    (13-Feb-2017)
    Moms secrete more dopamine when watching their own babies, study finds

  • Winning the Veggie Wars With Kids
    (10-Feb-2017)
    Nutritionist offers advice on getting children to eat healthier fare

  • Air Pollution May Raise Risk of Type 2 Diabetes
    (10-Feb-2017)
    Study of obese Hispanic children suggests smog might boost chances of developing the blood sugar disorder

  • Naps May Sharpen a Preschooler's Language Skills
    (10-Feb-2017)
    Kids who slept after learning new verbs understood their meaning better 24 hours later, study finds

  • Winning the Veggie Wars With Kids
    (10-Feb-2017)
    Nutritionist offers advice on getting children to eat healthier fare

  • Air Pollution May Raise Risk of Type 2 Diabetes
    (10-Feb-2017)
    Study of obese Hispanic children suggests smog might boost chances of developing the blood sugar disorder

  • Flu Cases Spiking Across the United States: CDC
    (10-Feb-2017)
    Hospitalizations and deaths among kids and adults on the rise

  • Winning the Veggie Wars With Kids
    (10-Feb-2017)
    Nutritionist offers advice on getting children to eat healthier fare

  • Air Pollution May Raise Risk of Type 2 Diabetes
    (10-Feb-2017)
    Study of obese Hispanic children suggests smog might boost chances of developing the blood sugar disorder

  • Naps May Sharpen a Preschooler's Language Skills
    (10-Feb-2017)
    Kids who slept after learning new verbs understood their meaning better 24 hours later, study finds

  • College Students Seem to Take Longer to Recover From Concussion
    (10-Feb-2017)
    Average is 1-2 weeks, but study found some kids needed more than 3 weeks to get better

  • Winning the Veggie Wars With Kids
    (10-Feb-2017)
    Nutritionist offers advice on getting children to eat healthier fare

  • Air Pollution May Raise Risk of Type 2 Diabetes
    (10-Feb-2017)
    Study of obese Hispanic children suggests smog might boost chances of developing the blood sugar disorder

  • Flu Cases Spiking Across the United States: CDC
    (10-Feb-2017)
    Hospitalizations and deaths among kids and adults on the rise

  • Preemies Bombarded With Noise in First Weeks of Life
    (09-Feb-2017)
    But private rooms may not be the solution, study suggests

  • 8 Ways to Help Kids Dodge Germs
    (09-Feb-2017)
    Boosting your child's immune system lets them stay in cold- and flu-fighting shape

  • 8 Ways to Help Kids Dodge Germs
    (09-Feb-2017)
    Boosting your child's immune system lets them stay in cold- and flu-fighting shape

  • 8 Ways to Help Kids Dodge Germs
    (09-Feb-2017)
    Boosting your child's immune system lets them stay in cold- and flu-fighting shape

  • 8 Ways to Help Kids Dodge Germs
    (09-Feb-2017)
    Boosting your child's immune system lets them stay in cold- and flu-fighting shape

  • Harsh Parenting Can Backfire With Bad Behavior From Teens
    (08-Feb-2017)
    Early sex, stealing and dropping out of school are some of the consequences, study contends

  • Screening, HPV Vaccine Can Prevent Cervical Cancer: FDA
    (08-Feb-2017)
    Agency recommends getting inoculated between 9 and 26 years old

  • E-Cigs May Be 'Bridge' to Teens' Tobacco Use
    (08-Feb-2017)
    'Vapers' seem much more likely to give real smokes a try, study finds

  • Harsh Parenting Can Backfire With Bad Behavior From Teens
    (08-Feb-2017)
    Early sex, stealing and dropping out of school are some of the consequences, study contends

  • Screening, HPV Vaccine Can Prevent Cervical Cancer: FDA
    (08-Feb-2017)
    Agency recommends getting inoculated between 9 and 26 years old

  • New Flu Vaccines for Dogs Unleashed in Lab
    (07-Feb-2017)
    Researchers say the shots may help to protect people, too

  • U.S. Vaccine Guidelines for Flu, HPV Updated
    (07-Feb-2017)
    CDC panel revises immunization advisory for vaccines affecting adults

  • Pet Meds Sending Kids to the ER
    (06-Feb-2017)
    It's not uncommon for toddlers to ingest drugs intended for dogs and cats, study finds

  • For Kids, Regular Exercise Seems to Put Depression on the Run
    (06-Feb-2017)
    Finding could be significant because it suggests physical activity can be used to boost mental health

  • Most Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancers Enjoy Good Sexual Health
    (06-Feb-2017)
    Study finds especially toxic treatments were tied to later issues, but most rated sex lives as positive

  • For Kids, Regular Exercise Seems to Put Depression on the Run
    (06-Feb-2017)
    Finding could be significant because it suggests physical activity can be used to boost mental health

  • U.S. Teens Lag on Recommended Vaccinations
    (06-Feb-2017)
    HPV and flu immunization rates remain well below goals, pediatricians' group says

  • U.S. Teens Lag on Recommended Vaccinations
    (06-Feb-2017)
    HPV and flu immunization rates remain well below goals, pediatricians' group says

  • Dressing Baby for a Safe Winter Drive
    (05-Feb-2017)
    Avoid bulky clothing, American Academy of Pediatrics says

  • Dressing Baby for a Safe Winter Drive
    (05-Feb-2017)
    Avoid bulky clothing, American Academy of Pediatrics says

  • U.S. High School Kids Abandoning Sweetened Sodas
    (02-Feb-2017)
    CDC study finds daily intake of these and other sugary drinks fell to just 20 percent by 2015

  • Laundry Detergent Pods Linked to Eye Burn Danger in Kids
    (02-Feb-2017)
    Nearly 500 such injuries occurred in 2015, study reports

  • Flu Shot May Curb Respiratory Infections in People With Heart Failure
    (02-Feb-2017)
    Doctors should consider high-dose vaccine for those over 65, study suggests

  • Laundry Detergent Pods Linked to Eye Burn Danger in Kids
    (02-Feb-2017)
    Nearly 500 such injuries occurred in 2015, study reports

  • Most U.S. Adults Support Routine Child Vaccine
    (02-Feb-2017)
    Survey finds 80 percent have positive view of the shot against measles, mumps and rubella

  • Laundry Detergent Pods Linked to Eye Burn Danger in Kids
    (02-Feb-2017)
    Nearly 500 such injuries occurred in 2015, study reports

  • Flu Shot May Curb Respiratory Infections in People With Heart Failure
    (02-Feb-2017)
    Doctors should consider high-dose vaccine for those over 65, study suggests

  • Most U.S. Adults Support Routine Child Vaccine
    (02-Feb-2017)
    Survey finds 80 percent have positive view of the shot against measles, mumps and rubella

  • New Zika Vaccine Candidate Provides Powerful Protection
    (02-Feb-2017)
    Made without live virus, only one shot was needed in mice and monkeys, researchers report

  • Parents of Kids With Heart Defects Face PTSD Risk: Study
    (01-Feb-2017)
    They're also more likely to suffer depression, anxiety -- and new moms particularly vulnerable

  • Health Tip: Why Are Baby Teeth Important?
    (01-Feb-2017)
    And shouldn't be neglected

  • Health Tip: Why Are Baby Teeth Important?
    (01-Feb-2017)
    And shouldn't be neglected

  • Parents of Kids With Heart Defects Face PTSD Risk: Study
    (01-Feb-2017)
    They're also more likely to suffer depression, anxiety -- and new moms particularly vulnerable

  • Tamer Version of Youth Football Looks to Address Safety Concerns
    (31-Jan-2017)
    It would feature fewer players, smaller fields and less contact, USA Football officials say

  • Health Tip: Keep Kids Healthy During Winter
    (31-Jan-2017)
    Suggestions for colder weather

  • Tamer Version of Youth Football Looks to Address Safety Concerns
    (31-Jan-2017)
    It would feature fewer players, smaller fields and less contact, USA Football officials say

  • Smoking Costs World $1.4 Trillion a Year in Disease, Lost Productivity
    (31-Jan-2017)
    Tobacco-related diseases caused 12 percent of deaths among smokers aged 30 to 69 in 2012, study finds

  • Health Tip: Keep Kids Healthy During Winter
    (31-Jan-2017)
    Suggestions for colder weather

  • Teach Your Kids to Use Media in Healthy Ways
    (30-Jan-2017)
    Even toddlers can benefit from educational TV and apps, pediatricians say

  • Teach Your Kids to Use Media in Healthy Ways
    (30-Jan-2017)
    Even toddlers can benefit from educational TV and apps, pediatricians say

  • Health Tip: Is Your Toddler Eating Enough?
    (30-Jan-2017)
    Here's some expert advice

  • Teach Your Kids to Use Media in Healthy Ways
    (30-Jan-2017)
    Even toddlers can benefit from educational TV and apps, pediatricians say

  • Low Back Pain Common Among Kids
    (30-Jan-2017)
    Sports injuries are just one frequent cause, study finds

  • Health Tip: Is Your Toddler Eating Enough?
    (30-Jan-2017)
    Here's some expert advice

  • Teach Your Kids to Use Media in Healthy Ways
    (30-Jan-2017)
    Even toddlers can benefit from educational TV and apps, pediatricians say

  • Curbing Excess Weight Gain in Pregnancy May Not Lower Risk for Complications
    (27-Jan-2017)
    Study found no benefit, suggesting that obesity's effects on a pregnancy may begin before conception

  • Health Tip: Choose Safe Personal Care Products
    (27-Jan-2017)
    Always read labels

  • 1 in 4 U.S. Adults, 1 in 10 Teens Use Tobacco
    (27-Jan-2017)
    About 40 percent of cigarette smokers also use e-cigarettes or other tobacco products, report finds

  • Health Tip: Choose Safe Personal Care Products
    (27-Jan-2017)
    Always read labels

  • Flu Hospitalizations, Deaths Increasing: CDC
    (27-Jan-2017)
    But health officials still characterize the season as average

  • Risk of Death Due to Birth Defects Higher If Baby Covered by Medicaid
    (26-Jan-2017)
    Researchers call for better efforts to reduce such tragedies, regardless of family's insurance status

  • Risk of Death Due to Birth Defects Higher If Baby Covered by Medicaid
    (26-Jan-2017)
    Researchers call for better efforts to reduce such tragedies, regardless of family's insurance status

  • Kids With ADHD Make 6.1 Million Doctor Visits a Year in U.S.: CDC
    (26-Jan-2017)
    Mental health specialist says study raises more questions than it answers

  • Docs: Kids to Suffer Under Trump's Tough Immigration Policies
    (26-Jan-2017)
    Climate of fear can harm their health, development, pediatricians' group says

  • Docs: Kids to Suffer Under Trump's Tough Immigration Policies
    (26-Jan-2017)
    Climate of fear can harm their health, development, pediatricians' group says

  • Kids With ADHD Make 6.1 Million Doctor Visits a Year in U.S.: CDC
    (26-Jan-2017)
    Mental health specialist says study raises more questions than it answers

  • Health Tip: Finding Help for an Overweight Child
    (26-Jan-2017)
    Identifying the best program

  • Kids' Sugary Drink Habits Start Early
    (26-Jan-2017)
    Two-thirds of U.S. children consume one or more sweetened beverages daily, report finds

  • Docs: Kids to Suffer Under Trump's Tough Immigration Policies
    (26-Jan-2017)
    Climate of fear can harm their health, development, pediatricians' group says

  • Kids With ADHD Make 6.1 Million Doctor Visits a Year in U.S.: CDC
    (26-Jan-2017)
    Mental health specialist says study raises more questions than it answers

  • Health Tip: Finding Help for an Overweight Child
    (26-Jan-2017)
    Identifying the best program

  • Body Cooling Little Help to Kids When Heart Stops: Study
    (25-Jan-2017)
    No difference seen in survival, brain function outcomes when compared to normal temperature control

  • Gene Therapy Helps 2 Babies Fight Type of Leukemia
    (25-Jan-2017)
    Tweaking T-cells from healthy donor allowed infants to reach remission, researchers report

  • Health Tip: Graduating High School?
    (25-Jan-2017)
    Don't neglect your health

  • Gene Therapy Helps 2 Babies Fight Type of Leukemia
    (25-Jan-2017)
    Tweaking T-cells from healthy donor allowed infants to reach remission, researchers report

  • Pediatricians Say No to Wearable Smartphone Baby Monitors
    (24-Jan-2017)
    Sensors in infant clothing that track 'vitals' can cause unnecessary alarm, report says

  • Pediatricians Say No to Wearable Smartphone Baby Monitors
    (24-Jan-2017)
    Sensors in infant clothing that track 'vitals' can cause unnecessary alarm, report says

  • Study Counters Link Between Excess Pregnancy Weight and Overweight Kids
    (24-Jan-2017)
    Connection is likely in the genes, researchers say

  • Pediatricians Say No to Wearable Smartphone Baby Monitors
    (24-Jan-2017)
    Sensors in infant clothing that track 'vitals' can cause unnecessary alarm, report says

  • Does 'Juvy' Confinement Jeopardize Long-Term Health?
    (23-Jan-2017)
    It may be time for U.S. to explore alternatives for wayward youths, studies suggest

  • E-Cigarettes Not a Smoking Deterrent for Kids
    (23-Jan-2017)
    Study finds 'vaping' might lead teens who would've never smoked to try nicotine

  • When College Kids Surf the Web in Class, Grades Fall
    (23-Jan-2017)
    Study finds the habit hurts academics, and supports the notion of leaving laptops at home

  • E-Cigarettes Not a Smoking Deterrent for Kids
    (23-Jan-2017)
    Study finds 'vaping' might lead teens who would've never smoked to try nicotine

  • Screen Time May Not Be So Bad for Teens After All
    (20-Jan-2017)
    Those who spend hours on smartphones, computers, TV can still flourish, develop social skills, study finds

  • Childhood Asthma May Encourage Obesity, Study Suggests
    (20-Jan-2017)
    Fear of flare-ups might spur kids to limit physical activity, specialists say

  • Childhood Asthma May Encourage Obesity, Study Suggests
    (20-Jan-2017)
    Fear of flare-ups might spur kids to limit physical activity, specialists say

  • Stress May Explain Digestive Issues in Kids With Autism
    (20-Jan-2017)
    Elevated stress hormone levels linked to stomach problems among these children, researchers say

  • Flu Cases Starting to Spread: CDC
    (20-Jan-2017)
    Illness now being reported in middle sections of the country

  • Most Cow's Milk Baby Formulas Don't Up Risk of Type 1 Diabetes
    (19-Jan-2017)
    But one type of formula may be linked to greater chances if given in week 1, study suggests

  • U.S. Health Care Costs From Birth Defects Total Almost $23 Billion a Year
    (19-Jan-2017)
    CDC study finds many cases involve babies, but care may be needed for a lifetime

  • Nearly Half of U.S. Men Infected With HPV, Study Finds
    (19-Jan-2017)
    Although a vaccine is available, too few are getting it when young

  • Nearly Half of U.S. Men Infected With HPV, Study Finds
    (19-Jan-2017)
    Although a vaccine is available, too few are getting it when young

  • Genital Herpes Vaccine Shows Promise in Animal Trials
    (19-Jan-2017)
    Two-pronged approach tested on lab monkeys, guinea pigs

  • MRIs Might Help Guide Preemies' Neurological Care
    (18-Jan-2017)
    Brain scans after birth may pinpoint potential developmental problems, study finds

  • MRIs Might Help Guide Preemies' Neurological Care
    (18-Jan-2017)
    Brain scans after birth may pinpoint potential developmental problems, study finds

  • FDA Offers Guidance on Fish Intake for Kids, Pregnant Women
    (18-Jan-2017)
    Agency recommends 2-3 servings of 'best choices' weekly

  • For a Colicky Baby, You Might Give Acupuncture a Try
    (17-Jan-2017)
    Treatment with 1 to 5 needles might stop the excessive crying, Swedish researchers say

  • For a Colicky Baby, You Might Give Acupuncture a Try
    (17-Jan-2017)
    Treatment with 1 to 5 needles might stop the excessive crying, Swedish researchers say

  • For a Colicky Baby, You Might Give Acupuncture a Try
    (17-Jan-2017)
    Treatment with 1 to 5 needles might stop the excessive crying, Swedish researchers say

  • Parents Have Mixed Views on When to Keep Sick Kids Out of School
    (16-Jan-2017)
    Most agree those with diarrhea should stay home, but about half would send a child who had thrown up

  • Parents Have Mixed Views on When to Keep Sick Kids Out of School
    (16-Jan-2017)
    Most agree those with diarrhea should stay home, but about half would send a child who had thrown up

  • Parents Have Mixed Views on When to Keep Sick Kids Out of School
    (16-Jan-2017)
    Most agree those with diarrhea should stay home, but about half would send a child who had thrown up

  • Pediatricians Offer Heads-Up for Preventing Soccer Injuries
    (14-Jan-2017)
    Sprains and strains are common on the field

  • Pediatricians Offer Heads-Up for Preventing Soccer Injuries
    (14-Jan-2017)
    Sprains and strains are common on the field

  • Pediatricians Offer Heads-Up for Preventing Soccer Injuries
    (14-Jan-2017)
    Sprains and strains are common on the field

  • Head for the Hills With Sled Safety in Mind
    (13-Jan-2017)
    Kids at higher risk for head and neck injuries while sledding, safety experts warn

  • Heavy Kids Fare Worse in One Way After Surgery
    (13-Jan-2017)
    Wound infections more common for overweight or obese patients, study says

  • Head for the Hills With Sled Safety in Mind
    (13-Jan-2017)
    Kids at higher risk for head and neck injuries while sledding, safety experts warn

  • Flu Tightens Its Hold on the Nation
    (13-Jan-2017)
    It's not too late to get vaccinated, CDC says

  • How to Spot a Common, Potentially Dangerous, Childhood Illness
    (12-Jan-2017)
    Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is similar to a cold but can lead to complications that include pneumonia

  • Pregnancy OK for Most Women With Congenital Heart Conditions: Report
    (12-Jan-2017)
    Preconception counseling helps moms-to-be understand potential risks, doctors say

  • Brain Deficits in Preemies May Start Before Birth
    (12-Jan-2017)
    Study links weak brain wiring connections in fetuses with preterm delivery

  • How to Spot a Common, Potentially Dangerous, Childhood Illness
    (12-Jan-2017)
    Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is similar to a cold but can lead to complications that include pneumonia

  • How to Spot a Common, Potentially Dangerous, Childhood Illness
    (12-Jan-2017)
    Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is similar to a cold but can lead to complications that include pneumonia

  • Health Tip: Help Young Children Make Healthy Changes
    (12-Jan-2017)
    Here's what they can do

  • Health Tip: Help Young Children Make Healthy Changes
    (12-Jan-2017)
    Here's what they can do

  • Most of Canada's Packaged Foods, Drinks Have Added Sugars
    (12-Jan-2017)
    Even so-called 'healthy' options and baby foods were laden with the sweet stuff, study finds

  • PG-13 Movies Show More Gun Violence Than R-Rated Films: Study
    (11-Jan-2017)
    Though scenes are less bloody and more cartoon-like, the effect on young viewers needs scrutiny, researchers say

  • Despite Pledges, No Improvement in Chain Restaurant Kids' Menus: Study
    (11-Jan-2017)
    A 2011 initiative to lower calories, sugar and salt hasn't yielded results, researchers say

  • Medical Experts Alarmed at Trump's Reported Support of Vaccine Skeptic
    (11-Jan-2017)
    Robert Kennedy Jr. has backed widely disproved claim that childhood inoculations can cause autism

  • New Guidelines Reaffirm Prenatal Folic Acid to Curb Birth Defects
    (10-Jan-2017)
    Women of childbearing age should take 400 to 800 micrograms daily, task force recommends

  • Poverty's Impact on a Child's Mental Health
    (10-Jan-2017)
    Poor kids more likely to grow up feeling powerless and behaving aggressively, study shows

  • New Guidelines Reaffirm Prenatal Folic Acid to Curb Birth Defects
    (10-Jan-2017)
    Women of childbearing age should take 400 to 800 micrograms daily, task force recommends

  • Special Diet May Be Boon for Kids With Crohn's, Colitis
    (10-Jan-2017)
    Eating plan focuses on natural, non-processed foods, such as fruits, veggies and nuts

  • Kids' Care May Suffer When Parents Clash With Medical Staff
    (10-Jan-2017)
    Doctors, nurses made worse decisions when confronted by 'an angry mother,' study finds

  • Kids' Care May Suffer When Parents Clash With Medical Staff
    (10-Jan-2017)
    Doctors, nurses made worse decisions when confronted by 'an angry mother,' study finds

  • Poverty's Impact on a Child's Mental Health
    (10-Jan-2017)
    Poor kids more likely to grow up feeling powerless and behaving aggressively, study shows

  • Kids' Care May Suffer When Parents Clash With Medical Staff
    (10-Jan-2017)
    Doctors, nurses made worse decisions when confronted by 'an angry mother,' study finds

  • 'Button' Batteries Pose Serious Risk to Children
    (09-Jan-2017)
    Toddlers may swallow the tiny batteries used to power many common household objects

  • Are Heartburn Meds During Pregnancy Linked to Asthma in Kids?
    (09-Jan-2017)
    Analysis suggests, but doesn't prove, that these children were one-third more likely to see a doctor for asthma

  • 'Button' Batteries Pose Serious Risk to Children
    (09-Jan-2017)
    Toddlers may swallow the tiny batteries used to power many common household objects

  • Exercise: An Antidote for Behavioral Issues in Students?
    (09-Jan-2017)
    Study found use of 'cybercycles' reduced classroom problems for kids with autism, ADHD, other concerns

  • Are Heartburn Meds During Pregnancy Linked to Asthma in Kids?
    (09-Jan-2017)
    Analysis suggests, but doesn't prove, that these children were one-third more likely to see a doctor for asthma

  • Kids' Asthma Flareups Fall Off After No-Smoking Laws
    (09-Jan-2017)
    Researchers reviewed ER visits in 20 metro areas of U.S.

  • Flu Season Starting to Peak
    (06-Jan-2017)
    More severe strain of virus circulating, but it's not too late to get vaccinated, health officials say

  • New Guidelines Urge Early Intro to Peanut in High-Risk Infants
    (05-Jan-2017)
    Change in allergy recommendations based on results of groundbreaking trial

  • Flameless Candle Batteries Pose Risk to Kids
    (04-Jan-2017)
    If swallowed, serious damage can occur in just 2 hours, poison center expert says

  • Flameless Candle Batteries Pose Risk to Kids
    (04-Jan-2017)
    If swallowed, serious damage can occur in just 2 hours, poison center expert says

  • Flameless Candle Batteries Pose Risk to Kids
    (04-Jan-2017)
    If swallowed, serious damage can occur in just 2 hours, poison center expert says

  • Can Parents' Weight Hinder Toddlers' Development?
    (03-Jan-2017)
    Study links -- but doesn't prove -- Moms', Dads' obesity tied to delayed social and problem-solving skills

  • Earwax There to Protect Your Hearing, Doctors Say
    (03-Jan-2017)
    If it builds up, seek medical attention, otherwise leave it alone, guidelines advise

  • Health Tip: Skip Winter Coats in Car Seats
    (03-Jan-2017)
    How to keep kids safer

  • Can Parents' Weight Hinder Toddlers' Development?
    (03-Jan-2017)
    Study links -- but doesn't prove -- Moms', Dads' obesity tied to delayed social and problem-solving skills

  • Health Tip: Skip Winter Coats in Car Seats
    (03-Jan-2017)
    How to keep kids safer

  • Can Parents' Weight Hinder Toddlers' Development?
    (03-Jan-2017)
    Study links -- but doesn't prove -- Moms', Dads' obesity tied to delayed social and problem-solving skills

  • How to Keep Your Kids Cozy and Safe by the Fireside
    (01-Jan-2017)
    All types of fireplaces -- wood, gas and electric -- are potential safety hazards, experts warn

  • Fish Oil During Pregnancy May Cut Kids' Asthma Risk
    (29-Dec-2016)
    High doses linked to 30 percent drop in children's odds of developing the airway disease, study finds

  • For Kids With Kidney Disease, Race May Play Role in Outcomes
    (29-Dec-2016)
    Risk of death from kidney failure is 36 percent higher in black children than in whites, study finds

  • Fish Oil During Pregnancy May Cut Kids' Asthma Risk
    (29-Dec-2016)
    High doses linked to 30 percent drop in children's odds of developing the airway disease, study finds

  • Disabled Children Face Bullying Throughout School Years
    (29-Dec-2016)
    More must be done to teach them how to respond to aggression, researcher says

  • For Kids With Kidney Disease, Race May Play Role in Outcomes
    (29-Dec-2016)
    Risk of death from kidney failure is 36 percent higher in black children than in whites, study finds

  • Disabled Children Face Bullying Throughout School Years
    (29-Dec-2016)
    More must be done to teach them how to respond to aggression, researcher says

  • Flu Shots Are Worth It
    (28-Dec-2016)
    Vaccine most important for young kids, seniors, people with chronic disease, women before and after pregnancy, expert says

  • Health Tip: Watch Salt in Kids' Diets
    (28-Dec-2016)
    Here's what the Heart Association suggests

  • Health Tip: Watch Salt in Kids' Diets
    (28-Dec-2016)
    Here's what the Heart Association suggests

  • Flu Shots Are Worth It
    (28-Dec-2016)
    Vaccine most important for young kids, seniors, people with chronic disease, women before and after pregnancy, expert says

  • Health Care Spending for U.S. Kids Jumped 56 Percent in Less Than 20 Years
    (27-Dec-2016)
    Preventive services in childhood create healthier adults, researcher says

  • Kids Landing in ERs After Drinking Parents' E-Cig Nicotine Liquid
    (27-Dec-2016)
    In one case, a 6-year-old wound up in intensive care

  • Kids Landing in ERs After Drinking Parents' E-Cig Nicotine Liquid
    (27-Dec-2016)
    In one case, a 6-year-old wound up in intensive care

  • Kids Landing in ERs After Drinking Parents' E-Cig Nicotine Liquid
    (27-Dec-2016)
    In one case, a 6-year-old wound up in intensive care

  • Kids Landing in ERs After Drinking Parents' E-Cig Nicotine Liquid
    (27-Dec-2016)
    In one case, a 6-year-old wound up in intensive care

  • U.S. Families Spend 1.5 Billion Hours Yearly on Kids With Special Health Needs
    (27-Dec-2016)
    Care provided by parents adds up to nearly $18 billion in lost wages, study says

  • Home Visits Can Help New Parents
    (26-Dec-2016)
    Study finds programs reduce ER trips and doctor appointments

  • Health Tip: When a Child Is Sick
    (26-Dec-2016)
    Signs you should see a doctor

  • Home Visits Can Help New Parents
    (26-Dec-2016)
    Study finds programs reduce ER trips and doctor appointments

  • Health Tip: When a Child Is Sick
    (26-Dec-2016)
    Signs you should see a doctor

  • More Than Half of Brazilian Women Avoid Pregnancy Due to Zika Fear
    (23-Dec-2016)
    In excess of 1,800 cases of birth defects linked to the mosquito-borne virus have hit the country so far

  • More Than Half of Brazilian Women Avoid Pregnancy Due to Zika Fear
    (23-Dec-2016)
    In excess of 1,800 cases of birth defects linked to the mosquito-borne virus have hit the country so far

  • 'Uncombable' Hair? Maybe Genes Are to Blame
    (23-Dec-2016)
    Condition is rare, tends to ease with age and causes no harm, researchers say

  • Managing Holiday Stress
    (23-Dec-2016)
    Focus on one thing at a time and try to give back when you can, experts advise

  • Christmas Cords Pose Danger to Little Ones
    (23-Dec-2016)
    Holiday extension cords, wires not safe around curious tots, who put everything in their mouths, researchers say

  • Ebola Vaccine Appears Very Effective in Trial
    (23-Dec-2016)
    Drug manufacturer says it will seek regulatory approval by end of 2017

  • There's Still Time for Your Flu Shot
    (23-Dec-2016)
    Infections tend to spike up during and right after holiday season, CDC says

  • Smoking in Pregnancy Tied to Kidney Damage in Kids
    (22-Dec-2016)
    Raised risk of reduced organ function seen in 3-year-olds whose moms smoked while pregnant

  • Smoking in Pregnancy Tied to Kidney Damage in Kids
    (22-Dec-2016)
    Raised risk of reduced organ function seen in 3-year-olds whose moms smoked while pregnant

  • Smoking in Pregnancy Tied to Kidney Damage in Kids
    (22-Dec-2016)
    Raised risk of reduced organ function seen in 3-year-olds whose moms smoked while pregnant

  • Health Tip: Getting Your Child Vaccinated
    (22-Dec-2016)
    Distractions can help prevent pain

  • Health Tip: Getting Your Child Vaccinated
    (22-Dec-2016)
    Distractions can help prevent pain

  • Health Tip: Getting Your Child Vaccinated
    (22-Dec-2016)
    Distractions can help prevent pain

  • Don't Forget Child Safety When Traveling for the Holidays
    (21-Dec-2016)
    Nearly 1 in 7 parents of toddlers don't bring a car seat for travel rides, poll finds

  • Delay in Clamping Umbilical Cord Benefits Babies, Doctors Say
    (21-Dec-2016)
    New guideline follows research showing that waiting 30 to 60 seconds boosts iron levels throughout 1st year

  • Short Course of Antibiotics Not Best for Kids' Ear Infections
    (21-Dec-2016)
    10 days of the medication was twice as effective, study finds

  • Delay in Clamping Umbilical Cord Benefits Babies, Doctors Say
    (21-Dec-2016)
    New guideline follows research showing that waiting 30 to 60 seconds boosts iron levels throughout 1st year

  • Holiday Decor Can Be Hazardous
    (21-Dec-2016)
    Pediatrics group cautions parents to keep toxic berries and other holiday ornaments away from small children

  • Don't Forget Child Safety When Traveling for the Holidays
    (21-Dec-2016)
    Nearly 1 in 7 parents of toddlers don't bring a car seat for travel rides, poll finds

  • Child Deaths Highlight Choking Dangers Posed by Grapes
    (21-Dec-2016)
    Deaths of 5-year-old and toddler cited in new report

  • Give Kids a Safe, Stress-Free Holiday
    (21-Dec-2016)
    Be mindful of overwhelming or risky conditions, doctors' group says

  • Short Course of Antibiotics Not Best for Kids' Ear Infections
    (21-Dec-2016)
    10 days of the medication was twice as effective, study finds

  • Holiday Decor Can Be Hazardous
    (21-Dec-2016)
    Pediatrics group cautions parents to keep toxic berries and other holiday ornaments away from small children

  • Don't Forget Child Safety When Traveling for the Holidays
    (21-Dec-2016)
    Nearly 1 in 7 parents of toddlers don't bring a car seat for travel rides, poll finds

  • Child Deaths Highlight Choking Dangers Posed by Grapes
    (21-Dec-2016)
    Deaths of 5-year-old and toddler cited in new report

  • Short Course of Antibiotics Not Best for Kids' Ear Infections
    (21-Dec-2016)
    10 days of the medication was twice as effective, study finds

  • Give Kids a Safe, Stress-Free Holiday
    (21-Dec-2016)
    Be mindful of overwhelming or risky conditions, doctors' group says

  • Don't Forget Child Safety When Traveling for the Holidays
    (21-Dec-2016)
    Nearly 1 in 7 parents of toddlers don't bring a car seat for travel rides, poll finds

  • Mumps Cases Hit 10-Year High in U.S.
    (21-Dec-2016)
    Contagious virus, which can cause complications, can be prevented by vaccine, specialist says

  • Baby Crib Ads Show Unsafe Practices, Study Says
    (20-Dec-2016)
    Fluffy toys, tummy-sleeping and bumper pads are linked to sudden infant death syndrome

  • Mothers of Kids With Severe Birth Defects May Have Shorter Lives: Study
    (20-Dec-2016)
    But the overall risk of early death is still quite low

  • Baby Crib Ads Show Unsafe Practices, Study Says
    (20-Dec-2016)
    Fluffy toys, tummy-sleeping and bumper pads are linked to sudden infant death syndrome

  • Pregnancy May Spur 'Mothering' Changes in a Woman's Brain
    (19-Dec-2016)
    Imaging shows adaptations in gray matter, but no sign that memory is affected

  • The Impact of Child Abuse Can Last a Lifetime
    (19-Dec-2016)
    Victims often struggle emotionally, financially as adults, study finds

  • Some Kids' Genes Might Make Food Ads More Tempting
    (19-Dec-2016)
    Brain scans showed they had more reaction in 'reward center' when viewing fast-food commercials

  • The Impact of Child Abuse Can Last a Lifetime
    (19-Dec-2016)
    Victims often struggle emotionally, financially as adults, study finds

  • The Impact of Child Abuse Can Last a Lifetime
    (19-Dec-2016)
    Victims often struggle emotionally, financially as adults, study finds

  • Some Kids' Genes Might Make Food Ads More Tempting
    (19-Dec-2016)
    Brain scans showed they had more reaction in 'reward center' when viewing fast-food commercials

  • Down Syndrome May Not Be Big Financial Burden on Families
    (16-Dec-2016)
    Having a child with the condition costs about $80 more a month in medical expenses, study finds

  • Flu Season's Starting to Rear Its Head
    (16-Dec-2016)
    It's not too late to get your flu shot, health officials say

  • Down Syndrome May Not Be Big Financial Burden on Families
    (16-Dec-2016)
    Having a child with the condition costs about $80 more a month in medical expenses, study finds

  • Health Tip: If Your Child is Cyberbullied
    (16-Dec-2016)
    Suggested next steps

  • Down Syndrome May Not Be Big Financial Burden on Families
    (16-Dec-2016)
    Having a child with the condition costs about $80 more a month in medical expenses, study finds

  • Teens May Not Heed Health Warnings on Cigars
    (16-Dec-2016)
    Only half found labels about cancer risks believable, study finds

  • Health Tip: If Your Child is Cyberbullied
    (16-Dec-2016)
    Suggested next steps

  • Down Syndrome May Not Be Big Financial Burden on Families
    (16-Dec-2016)
    Having a child with the condition costs about $80 more a month in medical expenses, study finds

  • Privacy Concerns Keep Some Young Americans From Sexual Health Services
    (16-Dec-2016)
    Survey reveals reluctance of teens, young adults to talk to their doctor because parents might find out

  • How Is the HPV Vaccine Perceived on Twitter?
    (16-Dec-2016)
    Researchers find that positive messages prevail

  • Flu Season's Starting to Rear Its Head
    (16-Dec-2016)
    It's not too late to get your flu shot, health officials say

  • MRI Helps Assess Fetal Brain Abnormalities: Study
    (15-Dec-2016)
    Researchers recommend its use mid-pregnancy if ultrasound picks up potential problem

  • Health Tip: Help Toddlers Develop Stronger Hands
    (15-Dec-2016)
    Here's what parents can do

  • Health Tip: Help Toddlers Develop Stronger Hands
    (15-Dec-2016)
    Here's what parents can do

  • Health Tip: Help Toddlers Develop Stronger Hands
    (15-Dec-2016)
    Here's what parents can do

  • FDA Issues Anesthesia Warning for Pregnant Women, Kids Under 3
    (14-Dec-2016)
    A long time under or repeated episodes of sedation may pose risk to developing brains, agency says

  • Birth Defects From Zika More Far-Reaching Than Thought
    (14-Dec-2016)
    Studies found greater prevalence than believed, more neurological problems cropping up months after birth

  • FDA Issues Anesthesia Warning for Pregnant Women, Kids Under 3
    (14-Dec-2016)
    A long time under or repeated episodes of sedation may pose risk to developing brains, agency says

  • Child Abuse Cases in Army Families May Be Under-Reported
    (14-Dec-2016)
    Some kids 'are falling through the cracks of a broken system,' researcher says

  • Child Abuse Cases in Army Families May Be Under-Reported
    (14-Dec-2016)
    Some kids 'are falling through the cracks of a broken system,' researcher says

  • FDA Issues Anesthesia Warning for Pregnant Women, Kids Under 3
    (14-Dec-2016)
    A long time under or repeated episodes of sedation may pose risk to developing brains, agency says

  • Child Abuse Cases in Army Families May Be Under-Reported
    (14-Dec-2016)
    Some kids 'are falling through the cracks of a broken system,' researcher says

  • FDA Issues Anesthesia Warning for Pregnant Women, Kids Under 3
    (14-Dec-2016)
    A long time under or repeated episodes of sedation may pose risk to developing brains, agency says

  • Lab Vaccine Shields Mice Against Zika Virus
    (14-Dec-2016)
    Chinese researchers may be one step closer to a defense against the mosquito-borne infection

  • Fewer Babies in Poor Families Are Overweight: CDC
    (13-Dec-2016)
    Researchers credit improvements in federal food assistance program, awareness of childhood obesity

  • Study Shows How Zika Attacks Infant Brain
    (13-Dec-2016)
    Virus can copy itself thousands of times, persist for more than 7 months

  • Study Shows How Zika Attacks Infant Brain
    (13-Dec-2016)
    Virus can copy itself thousands of times, persist for more than 7 months

  • Fewer Babies in Poor Families Are Overweight: CDC
    (13-Dec-2016)
    Researchers credit improvements in federal food assistance program, awareness of childhood obesity

  • Emergency Surgery Riskier for Kids in Poorer Countries
    (13-Dec-2016)
    Seven times more likely to die within 30 days of abdominal procedures for appendicitis, hernias, study finds

  • Emergency Surgery Riskier for Kids in Poorer Countries
    (13-Dec-2016)
    Seven times more likely to die within 30 days of abdominal procedures for appendicitis, hernias, study finds

  • Drug Use by U.S. Teens Drops to All-Time Low
    (13-Dec-2016)
    Use of tobacco and alcohol down significantly, too, federal report finds

  • Emergency Surgery Riskier for Kids in Poorer Countries
    (13-Dec-2016)
    Seven times more likely to die within 30 days of abdominal procedures for appendicitis, hernias, study finds

  • Fewer Babies in Poor Families Are Overweight: CDC
    (13-Dec-2016)
    Researchers credit improvements in federal food assistance program, awareness of childhood obesity

  • Drug Use by U.S. Teens Drops to All-Time Low
    (13-Dec-2016)
    Use of tobacco and alcohol down significantly, too, federal report finds

  • Drug Use by U.S. Teens Drops to All-Time Low
    (13-Dec-2016)
    Use of tobacco and alcohol down significantly, too, federal report finds

  • How to Ease the Pain of Infant Vaccinations
    (12-Dec-2016)
    Three-pronged approach includes anesthetic cream, researchers say

  • 'Kangaroo Mother Care' May Improve Preemies' Lives Into Adulthood
    (12-Dec-2016)
    Skin-to-skin nurturing linked to increased survival, better social and behavioral outcomes, study finds

  • Rural Hospitals See Surge in Opioid-Dependent Babies
    (12-Dec-2016)
    Cases have skyrocketed because of widespread maternal drug abuse, study says

  • 'Kangaroo Mother Care' May Improve Preemies' Lives Into Adulthood
    (12-Dec-2016)
    Skin-to-skin nurturing linked to increased survival, better social and behavioral outcomes, study finds

  • Rural Hospitals See Surge in Opioid-Dependent Babies
    (12-Dec-2016)
    Cases have skyrocketed because of widespread maternal drug abuse, study says

  • Just 40 Percent of Americans Vaccinated for Flu This Season
    (12-Dec-2016)
    CDC urges everyone to get a shot, especially children, pregnant women and folks over 50

  • Most Teen Smokers Also Turn to Alcohol, Drugs, Study Finds
    (12-Dec-2016)
    Use of multiple substances seems to be more common than thought

  • Most Teen Smokers Also Turn to Alcohol, Drugs, Study Finds
    (12-Dec-2016)
    Use of multiple substances seems to be more common than thought

  • How to Ease the Pain of Infant Vaccinations
    (12-Dec-2016)
    Three-pronged approach includes anesthetic cream, researchers say

  • 'Kangaroo Mother Care' May Improve Preemies' Lives Into Adulthood
    (12-Dec-2016)
    Skin-to-skin nurturing linked to increased survival, better social and behavioral outcomes, study finds

  • How to Ease the Pain of Infant Vaccinations
    (12-Dec-2016)
    Three-pronged approach includes anesthetic cream, researchers say

  • Just 40 Percent of Americans Vaccinated for Flu This Season
    (12-Dec-2016)
    CDC urges everyone to get a shot, especially children, pregnant women and folks over 50

  • Babies' Marijuana Exposure Evident in Their Pee
    (09-Dec-2016)
    Parents should reduce harmful secondhand smoke exposure, researcher says

  • Zika-Linked Birth Defects Surge in Colombia: CDC
    (09-Dec-2016)
    Study suggests the scourge of microcephaly tied to the mosquito-borne virus is no longer limited to Brazil

  • Zika-Linked Birth Defects Surge in Colombia: CDC
    (09-Dec-2016)
    Study suggests the scourge of microcephaly tied to the mosquito-borne virus is no longer limited to Brazil

  • Babies' Marijuana Exposure Evident in Their Pee
    (09-Dec-2016)
    Parents should reduce harmful secondhand smoke exposure, researcher says

  • Health Tip: Help Kids Develop Healthy Ambition
    (09-Dec-2016)
    Offer encouragement, but don't overdo it

  • Health Tip: Help Kids Develop Healthy Ambition
    (09-Dec-2016)
    Offer encouragement, but don't overdo it

  • Teething Tips From Dental Specialists
    (08-Dec-2016)
    Cool, but not frozen, items may ease your baby's discomfort

  • More Pregnant Women Getting Flu Shot, But Improvement Needed
    (08-Dec-2016)
    All U.S. women should get the vaccine in pregnancy, but only about half do now, researchers say

  • U.S. Surgeon General Calls for Crackdown on E-Cig Use in Teens
    (08-Dec-2016)
    900 percent increase in use among youth in past 5 years; concerns about nicotine, harmful vapors continue

  • Teething Tips From Dental Specialists
    (08-Dec-2016)
    Cool, but not frozen, items may ease your baby's discomfort

  • More Pregnant Women Getting Flu Shot, But Improvement Needed
    (08-Dec-2016)
    All U.S. women should get the vaccine in pregnancy, but only about half do now, researchers say

  • Drug Might Help Some Babies With Rare, Fatal Disease
    (07-Dec-2016)
    Spinal muscular atrophy is typically lethal within 2 years, but new treatment offers hope

  • Drug Might Help Some Babies With Rare, Fatal Disease
    (07-Dec-2016)
    Spinal muscular atrophy is typically lethal within 2 years, but new treatment offers hope

  • Just How Safe Is That Baby Teether?
    (07-Dec-2016)
    Researchers say they found harmful chemicals in 59 products

  • Tighter Gun Control Laws Linked to Fewer School Shootings in U.S.
    (07-Dec-2016)
    Study also found that states that spent more money on mental health care, education saw less violence

  • Therapeutic Vaccine Shows 'Game-Changing' Promise Against a Leukemia
    (07-Dec-2016)
    Made by combining immune cells, cancer cells, it's kept some study patients in remission for nearly 5 years

  • Are Catholic Women Less Likely to Breast-Feed?
    (06-Dec-2016)
    Study suggests that possibility, review authors say, but more research needed to confirm findings

  • Rare Infant Seizure Disorder Often Missed
    (06-Dec-2016)
    Parents, doctors may not recognize infantile spasms early enough to prevent brain damage, study finds

  • Keeping Minors From Tanning Beds Would Save Thousands of Lives, Study Says
    (06-Dec-2016)
    FDA proposal aims to protect younger people from skin cancer

  • Cigarettes Aren't Cool, California Teens Say
    (06-Dec-2016)
    But kids still don't see nicotine as addictive and may opt for e-cigarettes instead

  • Cigarettes Aren't Cool, California Teens Say
    (06-Dec-2016)
    But kids still don't see nicotine as addictive and may opt for e-cigarettes instead

  • Scientists Discover More Clues to Stuttering
    (05-Dec-2016)
    MRI shows involvement of brain areas controlling speech, attention and emotion

  • When Sibling Has Epilepsy, Kids Worry
    (05-Dec-2016)
    Protective feelings a very common response, study finds

  • Scientists Discover More Clues to Stuttering
    (05-Dec-2016)
    MRI shows involvement of brain areas controlling speech, attention and emotion

  • 2 Out of 3 Depressed Teens Gain Lasting Benefits From Therapy
    (02-Dec-2016)
    Early treatment of depression may lower risk of future episodes of mood disorder, study finds

  • 2 Out of 3 Depressed Teens Gain Lasting Benefits From Therapy
    (02-Dec-2016)
    Early treatment of depression may lower risk of future episodes of mood disorder, study finds

  • Mice May Be Key to Kids' Asthma Attacks at School
    (02-Dec-2016)
    Study suggests, but can't prove, that rodent allergens could play a role

  • A Dirty Little Secret: Hand-Washing Spotty Among Day Care Staffers
    (01-Dec-2016)
    Arkansas study finds just 22 percent follow recommended hygiene procedures

  • Could Low Vitamin D Levels at Birth Mean Higher MS Risk?
    (01-Dec-2016)
    Perhaps, but researchers aren't ready to recommend routine supplementation during pregnancy

  • Health Tip: Build Your Child's Healthy Plate
    (30-Nov-2016)
    Make sure the child has nutritious meals

  • U.S. to Ban Smoking in Public Housing
    (30-Nov-2016)
    Agencies have 18 months to implement smoke-free policies

  • Health Tip: Build Your Child's Healthy Plate
    (30-Nov-2016)
    Make sure the child has nutritious meals

  • ATV Accidents Can Cause Serious Chest Injuries in Kids
    (29-Nov-2016)
    Rollovers and heavier vehicles are some likely reasons why, study shows

  • ATV Accidents Can Cause Serious Chest Injuries in Kids
    (29-Nov-2016)
    Rollovers and heavier vehicles are some likely reasons why, study shows

  • ATV Accidents Can Cause Serious Chest Injuries in Kids
    (29-Nov-2016)
    Rollovers and heavier vehicles are some likely reasons why, study shows

  • Martial Arts Can Be Hazardous to Kids
    (28-Nov-2016)
    Certain practices put children at risk of serious injury, pediatricians' group warns

  • Pediatricians Can Help When Parents Divorce: Report
    (28-Nov-2016)
    More than 1 million kids a year affected in the U.S., and doctors can ease the transition, group says

  • Pediatricians Can Help When Parents Divorce: Report
    (28-Nov-2016)
    More than 1 million kids a year affected in the U.S., and doctors can ease the transition, group says

  • How to Prevent Spread of the Skin Infection Impetigo
    (27-Nov-2016)
    It's a common childhood ailment, but adults can get it, too

  • How to Prevent Spread of the Skin Infection Impetigo
    (27-Nov-2016)
    It's a common childhood ailment, but adults can get it, too

  • 8 of 10 Texas Salons Heed Ban on Indoor Tanning for Minors
    (25-Nov-2016)
    But survey finds most tell older customers they can tan every day, counter to FDA-suggested limits

  • 8 of 10 Texas Salons Heed Ban on Indoor Tanning for Minors
    (25-Nov-2016)
    But survey finds most tell older customers they can tan every day, counter to FDA-suggested limits

  • Are Your Kids Thankful?
    (24-Nov-2016)
    These tips from a child development expert will help you foster an everyday attitude of gratitude in your children

  • Consider Eye Safety When Choosing Kids' Toys
    (24-Nov-2016)
    As holiday shopping season kicks off, here are tips on buying toys and sports-related items

  • Are Your Kids Thankful?
    (24-Nov-2016)
    These tips from a child development expert will help you foster an everyday attitude of gratitude in your children

  • Consider Eye Safety When Choosing Kids' Toys
    (24-Nov-2016)
    As holiday shopping season kicks off, here are tips on buying toys and sports-related items

  • Health Tip: Create a Safer Home for Kids With Seizures
    (24-Nov-2016)
    For starters: secure padding to any object with sharp corners

  • Consider Eye Safety When Choosing Kids' Toys
    (24-Nov-2016)
    As holiday shopping season kicks off, here are tips on buying toys and sports-related items

  • Health Tip: Create a Safer Home for Kids With Seizures
    (24-Nov-2016)
    For starters: secure padding to any object with sharp corners

  • Are Your Kids Thankful?
    (24-Nov-2016)
    These tips from a child development expert will help you foster an everyday attitude of gratitude in your children

  • Hearts of Healthy People With Gene Mutations May Be 'Primed to Fail'
    (23-Nov-2016)
    About 35 million people worldwide face heart failure risk from genetic flaws, researchers say

  • 'Enthusiastic' Dads May Mean Less Troubled Kids: Study
    (23-Nov-2016)
    A man's enjoyment, confidence in his role as father seemed even more important than time spent

  • U.S. Kids Are Eating Healthier Now, But . . .
    (23-Nov-2016)
    Their salt intake has risen and veggies are still shunned, study finds

  • 1 in 7 Young Teens Is a Stalking Victim: Survey
    (23-Nov-2016)
    They're at higher risk of substance abuse and depression, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Make Brushing Teeth Fun
    (23-Nov-2016)
    Try entertaining your child while brushing

  • 'Enthusiastic' Dads May Mean Less Troubled Kids: Study
    (23-Nov-2016)
    A man's enjoyment, confidence in his role as father seemed even more important than time spent

  • Keep Kids in Mind When Politics Intrude at Thanksgiving
    (23-Nov-2016)
    Heated political discussions can frighten children, psychiatrists warn

  • U.S. Kids Are Eating Healthier Now, But . . .
    (23-Nov-2016)
    Their salt intake has risen and veggies are still shunned, study finds

  • Health Tip: Make Brushing Teeth Fun
    (23-Nov-2016)
    Try entertaining your child while brushing

  • 'Enthusiastic' Dads May Mean Less Troubled Kids: Study
    (23-Nov-2016)
    A man's enjoyment, confidence in his role as father seemed even more important than time spent

  • Keep Kids in Mind When Politics Intrude at Thanksgiving
    (23-Nov-2016)
    Heated political discussions can frighten children, psychiatrists warn

  • Health Tip: Keep Kids Safe During the Holidays
    (22-Nov-2016)
    What parents can do

  • 2 Doses of HPV Vaccine Effective for Younger Teens
    (22-Nov-2016)
    Global study supports revised regimen for those under 15

  • Tobacco Flavors Draw in Young Folks
    (22-Nov-2016)
    Products that taste like cherry or candy seen as less harmful, review finds

  • Health Tip: Keep Kids Safe During the Holidays
    (22-Nov-2016)
    What parents can do

  • Violent Media Often Give Rise to Nightmares
    (22-Nov-2016)
    Research also found viewing sexual content can lead to erotic dreams, but not as often

  • 2 Doses of HPV Vaccine Effective for Younger Teens
    (22-Nov-2016)
    Global study supports revised regimen for those under 15

  • U.S. Death Toll From Infectious Diseases Unchanged: Study
    (22-Nov-2016)
    Although new threats have emerged, the number of people dying from infections has stayed relatively stable

  • TV Snack Ads Make Preschoolers Snack More: Study
    (21-Nov-2016)
    This happened even with kids who weren't hungry, researchers found

  • Teen 'Choking Game' Played Solo Points to Suicide Risks
    (21-Nov-2016)
    Kids who tried this game alone were almost 5 times more likely to think of killing themselves, study finds

  • Troubled Preschoolers Not Getting Effective Treatment: Report
    (21-Nov-2016)
    Pediatricians' group wants to expand access to family-based therapies

  • Earnings Fall After a Child's Cancer Diagnosis
    (21-Nov-2016)
    Mothers more likely than fathers to stop working, study finds

  • TV Snack Ads Make Preschoolers Snack More: Study
    (21-Nov-2016)
    This happened even with kids who weren't hungry, researchers found

  • Earnings Fall After a Child's Cancer Diagnosis
    (21-Nov-2016)
    Mothers more likely than fathers to stop working, study finds

  • Teen 'Choking Game' Played Solo Points to Suicide Risks
    (21-Nov-2016)
    Kids who tried this game alone were almost 5 times more likely to think of killing themselves, study finds

  • Troubled Preschoolers Not Getting Effective Treatment: Report
    (21-Nov-2016)
    Pediatricians' group wants to expand access to family-based therapies

  • Smoking May Hinder Kidney Disease Drugs
    (18-Nov-2016)
    To slow organ damage, patients should quit the habit, researchers say

  • Neighborhoods May Be Key to Teens' Mental Well-Being
    (18-Nov-2016)
    When neighbors look out for others' kids, children have better emotional health, study finds

  • FDA Scientists Develop Mouse Model for Zika Research
    (18-Nov-2016)
    Researchers hope strain of mice will help speed development of vaccines, treatments

  • Are You Ready for Flu Season?
    (18-Nov-2016)
    Get your flu shot now, health officials urge

  • Kids Can Beat 'Complex' Pneumonia Without IV Antibiotics: Study
    (17-Nov-2016)
    Drugs taken by mouth were just as effective for children after hospital discharge

  • More U.S. Kids Getting Drug-Resistant Infections
    (17-Nov-2016)
    Finding highlights growing problem of antibiotic resistance

  • Kids Can Beat 'Complex' Pneumonia Without IV Antibiotics: Study
    (17-Nov-2016)
    Drugs taken by mouth were just as effective for children after hospital discharge

  • More U.S. Kids Getting Drug-Resistant Infections
    (17-Nov-2016)
    Finding highlights growing problem of antibiotic resistance

  • Public Health Campaign Cut Consumption of Sugary Drinks
    (17-Nov-2016)
    Soda sales fell 20 percent in Maryland county, study finds

  • Moms' Rheumatoid Arthritis May Be Linked to Epilepsy Risk in Kids
    (16-Nov-2016)
    Researcher stressed that most children born to women with the autoimmune condition not at risk for seizures

  • Moms' Rheumatoid Arthritis May Be Linked to Epilepsy Risk in Kids
    (16-Nov-2016)
    Researcher stressed that most children born to women with the autoimmune condition not at risk for seizures

  • Safety Group Releases Annual Dangerous Toys List
    (16-Nov-2016)
    Risks include choking and suffocation, as well as injuries from shooting toys

  • Safety Group Releases Annual Dangerous Toys List
    (16-Nov-2016)
    Risks include choking and suffocation, as well as injuries from shooting toys

  • Guidelines May Have Helped Curb ADHD Diagnoses in Preschoolers
    (15-Nov-2016)
    Still, too few with disorder receive behavior therapy, child psychologist says

  • Guidelines May Have Helped Curb ADHD Diagnoses in Preschoolers
    (15-Nov-2016)
    Still, too few with disorder receive behavior therapy, child psychologist says

  • Tracking Blood Sugar in Pregnancy Might Lower Heart Defect Risk for Baby
    (14-Nov-2016)
    Study strengthens tie between gestational diabetes and these congenital anomalies

  • Tracking Blood Sugar in Pregnancy Might Lower Heart Defect Risk for Baby
    (14-Nov-2016)
    Study strengthens tie between gestational diabetes and these congenital anomalies

  • Fewer American Parents Are Spanking Their Kids
    (14-Nov-2016)
    More are relying on timeouts to discipline children, study shows

  • Depression on the Rise Among U.S. Teens, Especially Girls
    (14-Nov-2016)
    Report authors point to cyberbullying, social media use as possible causes, but say that hasn't been proven

  • Fewer American Parents Are Spanking Their Kids
    (14-Nov-2016)
    More are relying on timeouts to discipline children, study shows

  • Health Tip: Encourage Kids to Choose Good Friends
    (14-Nov-2016)
    Suggestions for better relationships

  • Could C-Section Birth Raise Child's Risk of Obesity?
    (14-Nov-2016)
    Study suggests passage through birth canal confers protective gut bacteria to newborns

  • Fewer American Parents Are Spanking Their Kids
    (14-Nov-2016)
    More are relying on timeouts to discipline children, study shows

  • Could C-Section Birth Raise Child's Risk of Obesity?
    (14-Nov-2016)
    Study suggests passage through birth canal confers protective gut bacteria to newborns

  • Health Tip: Encourage Kids to Choose Good Friends
    (14-Nov-2016)
    Suggestions for better relationships

  • Fewer American Parents Are Spanking Their Kids
    (14-Nov-2016)
    More are relying on timeouts to discipline children, study shows

  • How to Introduce Your Baby to Food Containing Peanuts
    (11-Nov-2016)
    New guidelines coming soon from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

  • PTSD May Affect Boys, Girls Differently, Brain Scans Show
    (11-Nov-2016)
    Changes in brain regions seemed to differ by gender, researchers say

  • PTSD May Affect Boys, Girls Differently, Brain Scans Show
    (11-Nov-2016)
    Changes in brain regions seemed to differ by gender, researchers say

  • Kids React Differently When a Beloved Pet Dies
    (11-Nov-2016)
    Some want a new animal right away, while others feel they need to honor the memory

  • How to Introduce Your Baby to Food Containing Peanuts
    (11-Nov-2016)
    New guidelines coming soon from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

  • Kids React Differently When a Beloved Pet Dies
    (11-Nov-2016)
    Some want a new animal right away, while others feel they need to honor the memory

  • How to Introduce Your Baby to Food Containing Peanuts
    (11-Nov-2016)
    New guidelines coming soon from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

  • Blood Test May Someday Diagnose Concussion
    (11-Nov-2016)
    Small study suggests markers in the blood might spot when brain injury has occurred

  • DNA-Based Vaccine Protects Against Zika in Animal Study
    (10-Nov-2016)
    Results are encouraging and human trials are underway, researchers say

  • Your Birth Year Might Help Shield You From Bird Flu Strains
    (10-Nov-2016)
    A child's first flu infection appears to affect which new viruses they'll be protected against in the future

  • Doctors Use iPads to Treat 'Lazy Eye,' With Mixed Results
    (10-Nov-2016)
    New studies show no clear, long-term advantages to so-called binocular gaming over traditional eye patching

  • Health Tip: When Sleep is Interrupted
    (10-Nov-2016)
    What weary parents can do

  • Doctors Use iPads to Treat 'Lazy Eye,' With Mixed Results
    (10-Nov-2016)
    New studies show no clear, long-term advantages to so-called binocular gaming over traditional eye patching

  • Health Tip: When Sleep is Interrupted
    (10-Nov-2016)
    What weary parents can do

  • DNA-Based Vaccine Protects Against Zika in Animal Study
    (10-Nov-2016)
    Results are encouraging and human trials are underway, researchers say

  • Drug Combo Shows Early Promise for Remission of HIV
    (10-Nov-2016)
    Monkey study produces 'one-two punch' that combines an HIV vaccine and an immune-stimulating drug

  • Blood Test May Spot Babies at Risk for Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
    (09-Nov-2016)
    Study singled out infants who showed physical, mental signs of exposure

  • Blood Test May Spot Babies at Risk for Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
    (09-Nov-2016)
    Study singled out infants who showed physical, mental signs of exposure

  • Parents Often Miss Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Kids
    (08-Nov-2016)
    Signs may include nightmares, avoiding reminders of the trauma, feeling unsafe, researchers find

  • Kids With Cardiac Arrest Less Likely to Survive CPR at Night
    (08-Nov-2016)
    Researchers don't yet know why chances of success better at other times of day

  • Parents Often Miss Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Kids
    (08-Nov-2016)
    Signs may include nightmares, avoiding reminders of the trauma, feeling unsafe, researchers find

  • Health Tip: Safer Sleep for Baby
    (08-Nov-2016)
    Here's what's recommended

  • Kids With Cardiac Arrest Less Likely to Survive CPR at Night
    (08-Nov-2016)
    Researchers don't yet know why chances of success better at other times of day

  • Parents Often Miss Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Kids
    (08-Nov-2016)
    Signs may include nightmares, avoiding reminders of the trauma, feeling unsafe, researchers find

  • E-Cigs Tied to More Frequent, Heavier Teen Tobacco Use
    (08-Nov-2016)
    But vaping group contends the electronic devices lower smoking rates

  • Health Tip: Safer Sleep for Baby
    (08-Nov-2016)
    Here's what's recommended

  • Parents Often Miss Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Kids
    (08-Nov-2016)
    Signs may include nightmares, avoiding reminders of the trauma, feeling unsafe, researchers find

  • E-Cigs Tied to More Frequent, Heavier Teen Tobacco Use
    (08-Nov-2016)
    But vaping group contends the electronic devices lower smoking rates

  • Routine School Vaccine Requirements Raise HPV Shot Rates, Too
    (08-Nov-2016)
    There may be a 'spillover' effect when kids get other mandated immunizations, study finds

  • Antibody Treatment Shields Fetus From Zika -- in Mice
    (07-Nov-2016)
    Human-derived protein shows promise, but must still be tested in human trials

  • Few States Have Plans for Kids Returning to Class After Concussion
    (07-Nov-2016)
    Students need an appropriate return to mental work, doctors say

  • Childhood Cancer Survivors Living Longer But Not Always Better
    (07-Nov-2016)
    Those treated in 1990s more likely to report pain and poor health as adults, researchers say

  • Anesthesia Before Age 4 May Have Slight Impact on Later School Performance
    (07-Nov-2016)
    The low 'overall difference in academic performance' is reassuring, researchers say

  • Childhood Cancer Survivors Living Longer But Not Always Better
    (07-Nov-2016)
    Those treated in 1990s more likely to report pain and poor health as adults, researchers say

  • Childhood Cancer Survivors Living Longer But Not Always Better
    (07-Nov-2016)
    Those treated in 1990s more likely to report pain and poor health as adults, researchers say

  • Pint-Sized Football Players Still at Risk for Injuries
    (04-Nov-2016)
    Youth leagues attract kids as young as 6, and they should be taught how to play the game safely

  • Pint-Sized Football Players Still at Risk for Injuries
    (04-Nov-2016)
    Youth leagues attract kids as young as 6, and they should be taught how to play the game safely

  • Too Many Kids Still Eating Too Much Salt
    (03-Nov-2016)
    9 out of 10 exceed daily recommendations, CDC researchers find

  • Too Many Kids Still Eating Too Much Salt
    (03-Nov-2016)
    9 out of 10 exceed daily recommendations, CDC researchers find

  • Injections Might Help Prevent Genital Herpes Transmission for Months: Study
    (03-Nov-2016)
    Three-shot regimen seems to control lesions as effectively as daily pills, but wider trials needed

  • Anal Cancer Rates Rising in Many Parts of the World
    (02-Nov-2016)
    HPV vaccine, safe sex practices would help reverse trend, cancer specialists say

  • Health Tip: Help Teens Learn to Read Food Labels
    (02-Nov-2016)
    What parents can do

  • Lazy Summer Days Mean Weight Gain for Young Kids
    (02-Nov-2016)
    Children from kindergarten through second grade put on weight when school's out, study found

  • Downside to Exercise for City Kids: More Pollution
    (02-Nov-2016)
    Inhaling black carbon from traffic offsets benefits, environmental health specialist says

  • Lazy Summer Days Mean Weight Gain for Young Kids
    (02-Nov-2016)
    Children from kindergarten through second grade put on weight when school's out, study found

  • Health Tip: Help Teens Learn to Read Food Labels
    (02-Nov-2016)
    What parents can do

  • Lazy Summer Days Mean Weight Gain for Young Kids
    (02-Nov-2016)
    Children from kindergarten through second grade put on weight when school's out, study found

  • Downside to Exercise for City Kids: More Pollution
    (02-Nov-2016)
    Inhaling black carbon from traffic offsets benefits, environmental health specialist says

  • Anal Cancer Rates Rising in Many Parts of the World
    (02-Nov-2016)
    HPV vaccine, safe sex practices would help reverse trend, cancer specialists say

  • Common Vaccine Safe for Mother, Fetus
    (01-Nov-2016)
    Finding should reassure women who get Tdap shot to help protect their infant against whooping cough

  • Big $ Spent Marketing Not-So-Healthy Baby, Toddler Foods: Study
    (01-Nov-2016)
    Of concern are liquid supplements, toddler milk and sweetened snacks, researcher says

  • Kids 6 and Older Should Be Screened for Obesity, Task Force Reaffirms
    (01-Nov-2016)
    Guideline fine-tunes 2010 recommendation

  • DNA May Influence Your Reproductive Decisions
    (01-Nov-2016)
    Age of first childbirth involves more than just personal choice, study suggests

  • Why You Need a Flu Shot Now
    (01-Nov-2016)
    If you do develop influenza, vaccination can soften the blow, doctors say

  • Common Vaccine Safe for Mother, Fetus
    (01-Nov-2016)
    Finding should reassure women who get Tdap shot to help protect their infant against whooping cough

  • Opioid Overdoses Have Nearly Tripled Among Kids, Teens
    (31-Oct-2016)
    Younger children 'eating them like candy,' while teens overdose while trying to get high, researcher says

  • Opioid Overdoses Have Nearly Tripled Among Kids, Teens
    (31-Oct-2016)
    Younger children 'eating them like candy,' while teens overdose while trying to get high, researcher says

  • Health Tip: Boost Your Teen's Self-Esteem
    (31-Oct-2016)
    Here's what you can do

  • Smartphones, Tablets Keep Kids Buzzing at Bedtime
    (31-Oct-2016)
    Children with access to these devices don't get enough sleep, study finds

  • Nearly Two-Thirds of E-Cigarette Users Also Smoke: CDC
    (31-Oct-2016)
    Survey also found 40 percent of young people using the devices were never smokers

  • Health Tip: Boost Your Teen's Self-Esteem
    (31-Oct-2016)
    Here's what you can do

  • Smartphones, Tablets Keep Kids Buzzing at Bedtime
    (31-Oct-2016)
    Children with access to these devices don't get enough sleep, study finds

  • Alcohol, Drugs a Poor Halloween Mix
    (29-Oct-2016)
    When you're under the influence, carving pumpkins and other holiday fun can lead to injury, doctor warns

  • Alcohol, Drugs a Poor Halloween Mix
    (29-Oct-2016)
    When you're under the influence, carving pumpkins and other holiday fun can lead to injury, doctor warns

  • Deadly Measles Complication May Be More Common Than Believed
    (28-Oct-2016)
    One more reason to get your child vaccinated against the disease, infection experts say

  • Skin Patch May Help With Peanut Allergy
    (28-Oct-2016)
    Delivering small amounts of peanut protein boosted tolerance for about half of young patients in study

  • Health Tip: Dress Kids in Safe Costumes
    (28-Oct-2016)
    Tips for a happier Halloween

  • Deadly Measles Complication May Be More Common Than Believed
    (28-Oct-2016)
    One more reason to get your child vaccinated against the disease, infection experts say

  • Skin Patch May Help With Peanut Allergy
    (28-Oct-2016)
    Delivering small amounts of peanut protein boosted tolerance for about half of young patients in study

  • Health Tip: Dress Kids in Safe Costumes
    (28-Oct-2016)
    Tips for a happier Halloween

  • Deadly Measles Complication May Be More Common Than Believed
    (28-Oct-2016)
    One more reason to get your child vaccinated against the disease, infection experts say

  • Kids With Gay or Lesbian Parents Do Just Fine: Study
    (27-Oct-2016)
    Study finds no differences between children of gay, lesbian or heterosexual couples

  • Kids With Gay or Lesbian Parents Do Just Fine: Study
    (27-Oct-2016)
    Study finds no differences between children of gay, lesbian or heterosexual couples

  • Study Questions Use of Migraine Meds in Kids, Teens
    (27-Oct-2016)
    Researchers found sugar pill worked as well as commonly prescribed drugs

  • Kids With Gay or Lesbian Parents Do Just Fine: Study
    (27-Oct-2016)
    Study finds no differences between children of gay, lesbian or heterosexual couples

  • Study Questions Use of Migraine Meds in Kids, Teens
    (27-Oct-2016)
    Researchers found sugar pill worked as well as commonly prescribed drugs

  • Kids With Gay or Lesbian Parents Do Just Fine: Study
    (27-Oct-2016)
    Study finds no differences between children of gay, lesbian or heterosexual couples

  • Parent-Led Autism Therapy Shows Lasting Benefits
    (26-Oct-2016)
    Early intervention reduced symptom severity years later, study finds

  • Parent-Led Autism Therapy Shows Lasting Benefits
    (26-Oct-2016)
    Early intervention reduced symptom severity years later, study finds

  • Parent-Led Autism Therapy Shows Lasting Benefits
    (26-Oct-2016)
    Early intervention reduced symptom severity years later, study finds

  • Health Tip: Pay Attention on Halloween
    (26-Oct-2016)
    Safety tips for walking trick-or-treaters

  • Parent-Led Autism Therapy Shows Lasting Benefits
    (26-Oct-2016)
    Early intervention reduced symptom severity years later, study finds

  • Health Tip: Pay Attention on Halloween
    (26-Oct-2016)
    Safety tips for walking trick-or-treaters

  • Parent-Led Autism Therapy Shows Lasting Benefits
    (26-Oct-2016)
    Early intervention reduced symptom severity years later, study finds

  • Childhood PTSD May Leave Imprint on Brain
    (25-Oct-2016)
    MRI detects variations in neural connections of earthquake survivors, Chinese researchers say

  • More Airline Injuries to Tots on Laps
    (25-Oct-2016)
    Reported mishaps include falls and burns from spilled hot drinks, study finds

  • Childhood PTSD May Leave Imprint on Brain
    (25-Oct-2016)
    MRI detects variations in neural connections of earthquake survivors, Chinese researchers say

  • Medical Marijuana Not a Lure for Kids: Study
    (25-Oct-2016)
    Found no change in pot use among children, but that wasn't the case for people older than 25

  • Childhood PTSD May Leave Imprint on Brain
    (25-Oct-2016)
    MRI detects variations in neural connections of earthquake survivors, Chinese researchers say

  • 3 in 4 Teens Think E-Cigarettes Safer Than Tobacco: Survey
    (25-Oct-2016)
    But devices deliver as much, if not more, nicotine than cigarettes, smoking experts say

  • More Airline Injuries to Tots on Laps
    (25-Oct-2016)
    Reported mishaps include falls and burns from spilled hot drinks, study finds

  • Docs: Infants Should Share Parents' Room to Help Prevent SIDS
    (24-Oct-2016)
    Sleeping nearby -- but not in same bed -- advised for first year, pediatricians' group says

  • Docs: Infants Should Share Parents' Room to Help Prevent SIDS
    (24-Oct-2016)
    Sleeping nearby -- but not in same bed -- advised for first year, pediatricians' group says

  • Health Tip: Six Dangerous Driving Habits
    (24-Oct-2016)
    Things teens should avoid

  • Brain Changes Seen in Kids After One Season of Football
    (24-Oct-2016)
    Not yet clear if those changes are lasting or meaningful

  • Many Teens Light Up to Lose Weight, Study Suggests
    (24-Oct-2016)
    Researchers offer new ways to discourage smoking among adolescents

  • Health Tip: Six Dangerous Driving Habits
    (24-Oct-2016)
    Things teens should avoid

  • Brain Changes Seen in Kids After One Season of Football
    (24-Oct-2016)
    Not yet clear if those changes are lasting or meaningful

  • Docs: Infants Should Share Parents' Room to Help Prevent SIDS
    (24-Oct-2016)
    Sleeping nearby -- but not in same bed -- advised for first year, pediatricians' group says

  • Polio Nearly Vanquished: CDC
    (24-Oct-2016)
    But small pockets of world still have cases of crippling disease, officials add

  • Saturday, Oct. 22 Is Drug Take Back Day
    (22-Oct-2016)
    DEA-sponsored event offers sites to safely dispose of unused meds

  • Tips for Keeping Halloween Safe and Fun
    (21-Oct-2016)
    Bobbing for apples, trick-or-treating can expose kids to potential hazards, health experts say

  • Many Adults Unaware That Using E-Cigarettes Can Hurt Kids
    (21-Oct-2016)
    Indoor use promotes harmful nicotine exposure, researchers say

  • Helmets Don't Prevent Kids' Motocross Concussions
    (21-Oct-2016)
    Fractures, head injuries common for 8- to 17-year-old racers, study finds

  • More Kids and Teens Heading to ER With Headaches
    (21-Oct-2016)
    Study finds hospital admissions for head pain also up; reasons are unclear

  • Health Tip: Supporting a Child Who Is Bullied
    (21-Oct-2016)
    What parents can do

  • More Kids and Teens Heading to ER With Headaches
    (21-Oct-2016)
    Study finds hospital admissions for head pain also up; reasons are unclear

  • Pediatricians: Kids Need 'Media Use Plan' From Parents
    (21-Oct-2016)
    Suggestions include no screen time for those under 18 months, not using media as 'soothing tool'

  • Health Tip: Supporting a Child Who Is Bullied
    (21-Oct-2016)
    What parents can do

  • 1 in 3 Young Athletes With Concussion Returns to Play on Same Day
    (21-Oct-2016)
    But, medical recommendation is to stay out of game after head injury

  • Kids' Media Time Adds Up, Subtracts From Homework
    (21-Oct-2016)
    Interest in learning new things also shrinks with greater screen time, pediatricians find

  • Bullied Teen's Suicide Didn't Spur Copycat Attempts: Study
    (21-Oct-2016)
    Canadian case was highly publicized on social media, researchers report

  • More Kids and Teens Heading to ER With Headaches
    (21-Oct-2016)
    Study finds hospital admissions for head pain also up; reasons are unclear

  • Be Aware of What You Share Online About Your Kids
    (21-Oct-2016)
    New review offers parents advice on how to be more careful with postings that could affect their children

  • Pediatricians: Kids Need 'Media Use Plan' From Parents
    (21-Oct-2016)
    Suggestions include no screen time for those under 18 months, not using media as 'soothing tool'

  • Zika Testing for All Pregnant Women Who Have Been in Florida County: CDC
    (20-Oct-2016)
    Latest recommendation covers more than the two areas in Miami-Dade where local transmission is occurring

  • Troubled Childhood May Boost Bipolar Risk: Study
    (20-Oct-2016)
    Research review suggests strong link with emotional abuse

  • Snakebites a Rising Danger for U.S. Children
    (20-Oct-2016)
    Florida, Texas account for one-quarter of nation's attacks, study finds

  • Troubled Childhood May Boost Bipolar Risk: Study
    (20-Oct-2016)
    Research review suggests strong link with emotional abuse

  • Top 3 Mistakes Teen Drivers Make
    (20-Oct-2016)
    Parents don't emphasize safety enough, experts say

  • Kids 14 and Younger Only Need 2 HPV Vaccine Shots: CDC
    (20-Oct-2016)
    But agency's revised guidelines still recommend 3 shots for 15- to 26-year-olds

  • Having Baby Too Soon After Weight-Loss Surgery May Raise Risks
    (19-Oct-2016)
    A suitable interval, plus proper nutrition, key to ensuring healthy mom and baby, study finds

  • New Clues on How Zika Causes Brain Birth Defects
    (19-Oct-2016)
    Virus appears to hijack certain cells involved in normal head and brain development, scientists say

  • National School Lunch Program Serving Up Healthier Fare
    (19-Oct-2016)
    Since starting to offer more fruits, vegetables, whole grains, consumption of fat, salt dropped

  • Expecting Twins or Triplets? What You Should Know Before They Arrive
    (18-Oct-2016)
    They're double or triple the fun -- and the work -- but having a game plan helps, pediatricians say

  • CDC Updates Spending Plans to Combat Zika
    (18-Oct-2016)
    Some goals: prepare states for future outbreaks, and track virus' effects on the unborn

  • Cost Keeps Many Kids From School Sports, Other Activities
    (18-Oct-2016)
    Poor children missing out on valuable pursuits, survey finds

  • Cost Keeps Many Kids From School Sports, Other Activities
    (18-Oct-2016)
    Poor children missing out on valuable pursuits, survey finds

  • More Low-Income Kids Need Dental Sealants: CDC
    (18-Oct-2016)
    Treatments protect against most cavities -- reducing pain and dental costs

  • Expecting Twins or Triplets? What You Should Know Before They Arrive
    (18-Oct-2016)
    They're double or triple the fun -- and the work -- but having a game plan helps, pediatricians say

  • Fewer Birth Defects for Older Moms Who Have Fertility Treatments
    (17-Oct-2016)
    In vitro fertilization cut the rate in half for women over 40, study finds

  • Foster Kids Face Higher Risk of Health Problems: Study
    (17-Oct-2016)
    They were even more vulnerable than children in low-income, single-parent families

  • Are Fewer Cervical Cancer Screenings Needed After HPV Vaccine?
    (17-Oct-2016)
    Less testing could reduce risk of false positives and save money, researchers say

  • Foster Kids Face Higher Risk of Health Problems: Study
    (17-Oct-2016)
    They were even more vulnerable than children in low-income, single-parent families

  • Health Tip: Kids Don't Need a Low-Fat Diet
    (17-Oct-2016)
    Here's why

  • Foster Kids Face Higher Risk of Health Problems: Study
    (17-Oct-2016)
    They were even more vulnerable than children in low-income, single-parent families

  • Obesity More Common Among Teens With Autism: Study
    (17-Oct-2016)
    Addressing problem behaviors with food or TV may combat excess weight, researchers suggest

  • Health Tip: Kids Don't Need a Low-Fat Diet
    (17-Oct-2016)
    Here's why

  • Obesity More Common Among Teens With Autism: Study
    (17-Oct-2016)
    Addressing problem behaviors with food or TV may combat excess weight, researchers suggest

  • How to Help a Child Who's Cyberbullied
    (17-Oct-2016)
    Expert shares common-sense tips for parents

  • Foster Kids Face Higher Risk of Health Problems: Study
    (17-Oct-2016)
    They were even more vulnerable than children in low-income, single-parent families

  • Are Fewer Cervical Cancer Screenings Needed After HPV Vaccine?
    (17-Oct-2016)
    Less testing could reduce risk of false positives and save money, researchers say

  • Protein in Breast Milk May Reduce Hospital Infections in Preemies
    (14-Oct-2016)
    Lactoferrin is safe for newborns and might prevent pneumonia and meningitis, researchers say

  • Florida Officials Announce New Zika Zone in Miami
    (14-Oct-2016)
    News comes just weeks after another neighborhood was declared free of virus after aerial spraying to kill mosquitoes

  • Zika Infection May Bring Future Immunity: Study
    (14-Oct-2016)
    Individuals, and large part of populations, may be protected against future epidemics, scientists say

  • Texting While Parenting: A 21st Century Trap
    (14-Oct-2016)
    Smartphones can get in the way of family life, and stress is the result, study finds

  • Zika Infection May Bring Future Immunity: Study
    (14-Oct-2016)
    Individuals, and large part of populations, may be protected against future epidemics, scientists say

  • How to Prepare Your Child for a New Brother or Sister
    (13-Oct-2016)
    Children's reactions to family changes depend on their age, pediatric experts advise

  • Scientists Map DNA of Zika Virus From Semen
    (13-Oct-2016)
    It's another step in trying to understand the germ linked to severe birth defects worldwide

  • How to Prepare Your Child for a New Brother or Sister
    (13-Oct-2016)
    Children's reactions to family changes depend on their age, pediatric experts advise

  • How to Prepare Your Child for a New Brother or Sister
    (13-Oct-2016)
    Children's reactions to family changes depend on their age, pediatric experts advise

  • 1 in 5 U.S. Young Adults Uses Hookah
    (13-Oct-2016)
    Misperceptions abound that it's safer than cigarettes, researchers say

  • How to Prepare Your Child for a New Brother or Sister
    (13-Oct-2016)
    Children's reactions to family changes depend on their age, pediatric experts advise

  • Why Parenting May Be More Stressful for Mom
    (12-Oct-2016)
    Mothers are often doing household chores, but dads get more play time with the kids, study finds

  • Mom-to-Be's Antidepressant Use May Be Tied to Speech Issues in Child
    (12-Oct-2016)
    Study shows a link but can't prove cause and effect, and experts stress that overall risk is small

  • Mom-to-Be's Antidepressant Use May Be Tied to Speech Issues in Child
    (12-Oct-2016)
    Study shows a link but can't prove cause and effect, and experts stress that overall risk is small

  • Mom-to-Be's Antidepressant Use May Be Tied to Speech Issues in Child
    (12-Oct-2016)
    Study shows a link but can't prove cause and effect, and experts stress that overall risk is small

  • Why Parenting May Be More Stressful for Mom
    (12-Oct-2016)
    Mothers are often doing household chores, but dads get more play time with the kids, study finds

  • Chronic Disease in Mom May Be Linked to Newborns' Heart Disease
    (11-Oct-2016)
    Risk highest among women born with heart defects or who developed type 2 diabetes, study suggests

  • Health Tip: Keep Kids Healthy Around Classroom Pets
    (11-Oct-2016)
    Here are experts' suggestions

  • Day Care Doesn't Encourage Weight Gain in Kids
    (10-Oct-2016)
    After other factors were weighed, analysis found no link

  • 6 Keys to a Safe, Allergy-Free Halloween
    (10-Oct-2016)
    These tips can ease parents' worries and help kids with food allergies or asthma enjoy the holiday

  • 6 Keys to a Safe, Allergy-Free Halloween
    (10-Oct-2016)
    These tips can ease parents' worries and help kids with food allergies or asthma enjoy the holiday

  • Day Care Doesn't Encourage Weight Gain in Kids
    (10-Oct-2016)
    After other factors were weighed, analysis found no link

  • 6 Keys to a Safe, Allergy-Free Halloween
    (10-Oct-2016)
    These tips can ease parents' worries and help kids with food allergies or asthma enjoy the holiday

  • Most Low-Income Dads Stay Involved With Their Kids: Study
    (07-Oct-2016)
    Working hours may limit parent-child time, but these men aren't 'deadbeat dads,' research finds

  • Most Low-Income Dads Stay Involved With Their Kids: Study
    (07-Oct-2016)
    Working hours may limit parent-child time, but these men aren't 'deadbeat dads,' research finds

  • How to Help Keep Your Kids Safe This Fall
    (07-Oct-2016)
    Remind children to take precautions at dusk to make sure they are visible to cars

  • Study Suggests Genetic Link to Middle Ear Infections
    (07-Oct-2016)
    They're the No. 1 reason kids get antibiotics, and finding could point to better treatments, researchers say

  • Study Suggests Genetic Link to Middle Ear Infections
    (07-Oct-2016)
    They're the No. 1 reason kids get antibiotics, and finding could point to better treatments, researchers say

  • How to Help Keep Your Kids Safe This Fall
    (07-Oct-2016)
    Remind children to take precautions at dusk to make sure they are visible to cars

  • Study Suggests Genetic Link to Middle Ear Infections
    (07-Oct-2016)
    They're the No. 1 reason kids get antibiotics, and finding could point to better treatments, researchers say

  • Most Low-Income Dads Stay Involved With Their Kids: Study
    (07-Oct-2016)
    Working hours may limit parent-child time, but these men aren't 'deadbeat dads,' research finds

  • Target Fast-Food Combo Meals to Cut Sugary Drinks for Kids: Study
    (07-Oct-2016)
    Researchers want chains to stop including the beverages with meal deals to reduce calorie intake

  • How 'Mindful Eating' Can Keep Kids Slim
    (07-Oct-2016)
    Step one, pediatrician says, is to examine emotional connection to food

  • Target Fast-Food Combo Meals to Cut Sugary Drinks for Kids: Study
    (07-Oct-2016)
    Researchers want chains to stop including the beverages with meal deals to reduce calorie intake

  • How 'Mindful Eating' Can Keep Kids Slim
    (07-Oct-2016)
    Step one, pediatrician says, is to examine emotional connection to food

  • Most Low-Income Dads Stay Involved With Their Kids: Study
    (07-Oct-2016)
    Working hours may limit parent-child time, but these men aren't 'deadbeat dads,' research finds

  • U.S. Life Expectancy Lags Behind Other Wealthy Nations
    (06-Oct-2016)
    Diabetes, drugs and guns contribute to disappointing statistics in new global report

  • Measles Outbreak Among Amish Highlights Need for Vaccinations
    (05-Oct-2016)
    Nearly all who were infected had not been vaccinated, researchers say

  • Health Tip: When Your Child Rides With Someone Else
    (05-Oct-2016)
    Suggestions to keep the youngster safe

  • How One Clinic Got a Big Boost in HPV Vaccination Rates
    (05-Oct-2016)
    The cervical cancer vaccine was treated as just another scheduled shot

  • Measles Outbreak Among Amish Highlights Need for Vaccinations
    (05-Oct-2016)
    Nearly all who were infected had not been vaccinated, researchers say

  • Health Tip: When Your Child Rides With Someone Else
    (05-Oct-2016)
    Suggestions to keep the youngster safe

  • Many Parents Think a Flu Shot Is Unnecessary
    (05-Oct-2016)
    Study reveals other reasons for not getting kids vaccinated

  • How One Clinic Got a Big Boost in HPV Vaccination Rates
    (05-Oct-2016)
    The cervical cancer vaccine was treated as just another scheduled shot

  • Measles Outbreak Among Amish Highlights Need for Vaccinations
    (05-Oct-2016)
    Nearly all who were infected had not been vaccinated, researchers say

  • Many Parents Think a Flu Shot Is Unnecessary
    (05-Oct-2016)
    Study reveals other reasons for not getting kids vaccinated

  • How One Clinic Got a Big Boost in HPV Vaccination Rates
    (05-Oct-2016)
    The cervical cancer vaccine was treated as just another scheduled shot

  • Measles Outbreak Among Amish Highlights Need for Vaccinations
    (05-Oct-2016)
    Nearly all who were infected had not been vaccinated, researchers say

  • Pre-K Program Helps Low-Income Kids Succeed in School
    (04-Oct-2016)
    Family-centered intervention counters stresses of poverty, researchers say

  • FDA Sued Over Delay on Graphic Cigarette Warning Labels
    (04-Oct-2016)
    Lawsuit says agency's decision is more than 4 years overdue

  • Pre-K Program Helps Low-Income Kids Succeed in School
    (04-Oct-2016)
    Family-centered intervention counters stresses of poverty, researchers say

  • Zika Causes Widespread Damage to Fetal Brain
    (03-Oct-2016)
    Infected moms-to-be should have regular ultrasounds, study author says

  • Children With Diabetes Can Have Bright Future
    (03-Oct-2016)
    Advances in management of blood sugar disease help avoid long-term complications, doctor says

  • Health Tip: Using Meds for Kids
    (03-Oct-2016)
    Make sure you know possible side effects

  • Can Childhood Traumas Make You Old Before Your Time?
    (03-Oct-2016)
    Study suggests link between family stress and potential damage to DNA

  • Health Tip: Using Meds for Kids
    (03-Oct-2016)
    Make sure you know possible side effects

  • Certain Parents More Likely to Skip Kids' Flu Shot
    (03-Oct-2016)
    Those who favor alternative therapies often bypass the annual vaccine, study says

  • Top Zika Vaccine Candidate Moves Closer to Field Testing
    (03-Oct-2016)
    DNA-based shot should be ready for larger groups of people in case of outbreaks next year, U.S. health officials say

  • Scare Up Some Halloween Safety
    (01-Oct-2016)
    Teach kids not to look at phone while walking, and to make eye contact with drivers when crossing street

  • Scare Up Some Halloween Safety
    (01-Oct-2016)
    Teach kids not to look at phone while walking, and to make eye contact with drivers when crossing street

  • A Doctor's Words Key to Whether Child Gets HPV Vaccine
    (30-Sep-2016)
    Parents most receptive to messages about the shot's effectiveness, safety and the cancers it prevents, study finds

  • Smoking Bans May Keep Young Men From Heavy Smoking
    (30-Sep-2016)
    Study found lower rates among those living in areas with restrictions

  • A Doctor's Words Key to Whether Child Gets HPV Vaccine
    (30-Sep-2016)
    Parents most receptive to messages about the shot's effectiveness, safety and the cancers it prevents, study finds

  • A Doctor's Words Key to Whether Child Gets HPV Vaccine
    (30-Sep-2016)
    Parents most receptive to messages about the shot's effectiveness, safety and the cancers it prevents, study finds

  • More Health Care Workers Need Flu Shots: CDC
    (30-Sep-2016)
    Vaccination protects both workers and patients, doctor says

  • Scientists ID Key Fetal Cells Vulnerable to Zika
    (29-Sep-2016)
    Lab study suggests possible mechanism for birth defects to develop

  • High Blood Pressure Might Affect Some Kids' Thinking Ability
    (29-Sep-2016)
    But researchers noted that all of the children still tested within normal ranges

  • Health Tip: Health Risks of Childhood Obesity
    (29-Sep-2016)
    Here's what it may cause

  • High Blood Pressure Might Affect Some Kids' Thinking Ability
    (29-Sep-2016)
    But researchers noted that all of the children still tested within normal ranges

  • HPV Vaccine More Effective Than Thought: Study
    (29-Sep-2016)
    Prevents lesions that could cause cervical cancer by 50 percent, researchers say

  • Flagging Flu-Shot Rate Worries CDC
    (29-Sep-2016)
    Decline among vulnerable older adults is of particular concern

  • Health Tip: Let Kids Make Breakfast
    (28-Sep-2016)
    Here are some healthy options

  • Health Tip: Let Kids Make Breakfast
    (28-Sep-2016)
    Here are some healthy options

  • Hurdles Ahead for Zika Vaccine: Experts
    (28-Sep-2016)
    Though there are two promising candidates, testing and manufacturing challenges remain

  • Babies With Cleft Lip Likely to Have Normal Adulthood: Study
    (27-Sep-2016)
    However, cleft palate was associated with increased risk for developmental problems

  • How Much Video Gaming Is Too Much for Kids?
    (27-Sep-2016)
    Benefits seen with 1 hour a day, but behavioral problems rose after 9 hours a week

  • Farm Kids Get Fewer Allergies, International Study Finds
    (27-Sep-2016)
    Researchers aim to learn whether early exposure to allergens has a protective effect

  • How Much Video Gaming Is Too Much for Kids?
    (27-Sep-2016)
    Benefits seen with 1 hour a day, but behavioral problems rose after 9 hours a week

  • Farm Kids Get Fewer Allergies, International Study Finds
    (27-Sep-2016)
    Researchers aim to learn whether early exposure to allergens has a protective effect

  • 9 of 10 U.S. Teens Don't Get Enough Exercise
    (26-Sep-2016)
    And bad habits continue after high school for most, study shows

  • Health Tip: Prepare Kids for School Emergencies
    (26-Sep-2016)
    Here's how

  • Eliminate Sweetened Drinks, Cut Kids' Sugar Intake
    (26-Sep-2016)
    Average U.S. child consumes about 80 grams daily, nutritionist says, putting health at risk

  • Health Tip: Prepare Kids for School Emergencies
    (26-Sep-2016)
    Here's how

  • Eliminate Sweetened Drinks, Cut Kids' Sugar Intake
    (26-Sep-2016)
    Average U.S. child consumes about 80 grams daily, nutritionist says, putting health at risk

  • Insecticide Spraying Working Against Florida's Zika Mosquitoes: Officials
    (23-Sep-2016)
    A two-pesticide punch kills insects and their larvae -- safe for people: CDC

  • Healthy Diet as Teen, Less Weight Gain as Adult
    (23-Sep-2016)
    Study suggests food choices made at 15 may establish long-term eating habits

  • Gardening May Give Kids' Diets a Boost
    (23-Sep-2016)
    Those who gardened ate more fruits, veggies by the time they were in college, study shows

  • Tips for Avoiding Back-to-School Germs, Illnesses
    (23-Sep-2016)
    If kids do get sick, make sure they're fever-free for 24 hours before returning to class

  • Health Tip: Get a Safe Car for a Teen Driver
    (23-Sep-2016)
    Keep these criteria in mind

  • Healthy Diet as Teen, Less Weight Gain as Adult
    (23-Sep-2016)
    Study suggests food choices made at 15 may establish long-term eating habits

  • Gardening May Give Kids' Diets a Boost
    (23-Sep-2016)
    Those who gardened ate more fruits, veggies by the time they were in college, study shows

  • Tips for Avoiding Back-to-School Germs, Illnesses
    (23-Sep-2016)
    If kids do get sick, make sure they're fever-free for 24 hours before returning to class

  • Health Tip: Get a Safe Car for a Teen Driver
    (23-Sep-2016)
    Keep these criteria in mind

  • Gardening May Give Kids' Diets a Boost
    (23-Sep-2016)
    Those who gardened ate more fruits, veggies by the time they were in college, study shows

  • Tips for Avoiding Back-to-School Germs, Illnesses
    (23-Sep-2016)
    If kids do get sick, make sure they're fever-free for 24 hours before returning to class

  • How to Protect Yourself From the Seasonal Flu
    (23-Sep-2016)
    The best way to stay healthy is to get vaccinated, expert advises

  • Health Tip: Kids Should Learn Microwave Safety
    (22-Sep-2016)
    Here's what they need to know

  • Health Tip: Kids Should Learn Microwave Safety
    (22-Sep-2016)
    Here's what they need to know

  • Smoking Losing Its Cool With Kids, CDC Says
    (22-Sep-2016)
    Fewer teens are smoking or showing interest in cigarettes and cigars, but e-cigs a concern

  • DNA-Based Vaccine Guards Against Zika in Monkey Study
    (22-Sep-2016)
    Human safety trials are already under way, researchers add

  • Daily Baths Not a Must for Kids
    (21-Sep-2016)
    Most under the age of 11 are fine with two to three washings a week, dermatologist says

  • Why the Teen Years May Not Be Lean Years
    (21-Sep-2016)
    Adolescents burn about 450 fewer calories daily than 10-year-olds, study finds

  • Cat Scratch Can Sometimes Lead to Serious Illness: CDC
    (21-Sep-2016)
    But there's no need to banish your feline friend -- just send fleas packing instead

  • Why the Teen Years May Not Be Lean Years
    (21-Sep-2016)
    Adolescents burn about 450 fewer calories daily than 10-year-olds, study finds

  • Why the Teen Years May Not Be Lean Years
    (21-Sep-2016)
    Adolescents burn about 450 fewer calories daily than 10-year-olds, study finds

  • Cat Scratch Can Sometimes Lead to Serious Illness: CDC
    (21-Sep-2016)
    But there's no need to banish your feline friend -- just send fleas packing instead

  • Early Introduction of Eggs, Peanuts May Cut Kids' Allergy Risk: Study
    (20-Sep-2016)
    Allergy specialist suggests existing guidelines on introducing foods may be outdated

  • Close Bond Between Kids, Parents Has Long-Term Health Benefits
    (20-Sep-2016)
    Childhood mistreatment offsets the advantages of growing up in a well-off home, research shows

  • More Cancer Patients Gaining From Immune-Based Treatments
    (20-Sep-2016)
    These therapies help arm the body to fight off malignancy, new report explains

  • Close Bond Between Kids, Parents Has Long-Term Health Benefits
    (20-Sep-2016)
    Childhood mistreatment offsets the advantages of growing up in a well-off home, research shows

  • Obese Kids Have Different Germs in Their Gut
    (20-Sep-2016)
    Targeting specific types of bacteria might one day help treat childhood obesity, research suggests

  • Close Bond Between Kids, Parents Has Long-Term Health Benefits
    (20-Sep-2016)
    Childhood mistreatment offsets the advantages of growing up in a well-off home, research shows

  • Obese Kids Have Different Germs in Their Gut
    (20-Sep-2016)
    Targeting specific types of bacteria might one day help treat childhood obesity, research suggests

  • 'Baby-Led' Weaning Doesn't Raise Choking Risk: Study
    (19-Sep-2016)
    But only give softened 'finger foods' to infants and watch them while they eat, researcher says

  • H1N1 'Swine Flu' Vaccine Unlikely to Raise Birth Defect Risk
    (19-Sep-2016)
    Swedish study finds that babies born to women who got the shot had no overall higher odds

  • H1N1 'Swine Flu' Vaccine Unlikely to Raise Birth Defect Risk
    (19-Sep-2016)
    Swedish study finds that babies born to women who got the shot had no overall higher odds

  • CDC Ends Zika Travel Advisory for Miami Neighborhood
    (19-Sep-2016)
    Pregnant women still urged to protect themselves from mosquito bites

  • 'Baby-Led' Weaning Doesn't Raise Choking Risk: Study
    (19-Sep-2016)
    But only give softened 'finger foods' to infants and watch them while they eat, researcher says

  • Codeine Not Safe for Kids, Pediatricians Warn
    (19-Sep-2016)
    How it is metabolized is too unpredictable, could cause death, report finds

  • Suicide Can Strike Children as Young as 5: Study
    (19-Sep-2016)
    Overall numbers are low, but researchers say prevention efforts are needed

  • Codeine Not Safe for Kids, Pediatricians Warn
    (19-Sep-2016)
    How it is metabolized is too unpredictable, could cause death, report finds

  • Healthy Diet May Be Key to Kids' Reading Skills
    (19-Sep-2016)
    More fruits, vegetables, fish and whole grains linked to higher test scores in study

  • Suicide Can Strike Children as Young as 5: Study
    (19-Sep-2016)
    Overall numbers are low, but researchers say prevention efforts are needed

  • 2 of 3 Parents Want Schools to Expand Health Education
    (19-Sep-2016)
    Survey shows many want kids to be taught about managing stress, depression and bullying

  • Healthy Diet May Be Key to Kids' Reading Skills
    (19-Sep-2016)
    More fruits, vegetables, fish and whole grains linked to higher test scores in study

  • Suicide Can Strike Children as Young as 5: Study
    (19-Sep-2016)
    Overall numbers are low, but researchers say prevention efforts are needed

  • 2 of 3 Parents Want Schools to Expand Health Education
    (19-Sep-2016)
    Survey shows many want kids to be taught about managing stress, depression and bullying

  • 'Baby-Led' Weaning Doesn't Raise Choking Risk: Study
    (19-Sep-2016)
    But only give softened 'finger foods' to infants and watch them while they eat, researcher says

  • H1N1 'Swine Flu' Vaccine Unlikely to Raise Birth Defect Risk
    (19-Sep-2016)
    Swedish study finds that babies born to women who got the shot had no overall higher odds

  • Not All Dogs Are Man's (or Kids') Best Friend
    (17-Sep-2016)
    Study suggests young children need to be told they shouldn't approach a scared dog

  • Not All Dogs Are Man's (or Kids') Best Friend
    (17-Sep-2016)
    Study suggests young children need to be told they shouldn't approach a scared dog

  • Tourette Threat Surges for Babies When Mom Smokes in Pregnancy
    (16-Sep-2016)
    Researchers probe increased risk of chronic tics and other disorders due to prenatal nicotine exposure

  • For Kids Playing Pokemon Go, Catch These Safety Tips
    (16-Sep-2016)
    Pediatrics group praises physical activity but warns game could be a dangerous distraction

  • Childhood Cancer Death Rates Continue to Fall: CDC
    (16-Sep-2016)
    Brain cancer supplants leukemia as the leading killer

  • Kids With Bipolar Disorder More Likely to Abuse Drugs, Alcohol: Study
    (16-Sep-2016)
    And those who also have conduct disorder seem to face an even greater risk

  • Overweight Kids Often Shunned, Bullied
    (16-Sep-2016)
    School health programs should urge healthy behaviors, acceptance of different body shapes, study shows

  • For Kids Playing Pokemon Go, Catch These Safety Tips
    (16-Sep-2016)
    Pediatrics group praises physical activity but warns game could be a dangerous distraction

  • Childhood Cancer Death Rates Continue to Fall: CDC
    (16-Sep-2016)
    Brain cancer supplants leukemia as the leading killer

  • Overweight Kids Often Shunned, Bullied
    (16-Sep-2016)
    School health programs should urge healthy behaviors, acceptance of different body shapes, study shows

  • Kids With Bipolar Disorder More Likely to Abuse Drugs, Alcohol: Study
    (16-Sep-2016)
    And those who also have conduct disorder seem to face an even greater risk

  • Kids With Bipolar Disorder More Likely to Abuse Drugs, Alcohol: Study
    (16-Sep-2016)
    And those who also have conduct disorder seem to face an even greater risk

  • Parents' Use of Outdated Advice May Slow Concussion Recovery
    (16-Sep-2016)
    Once-recommended practices such as waking a sleeping child for periodic checks can delay healing, expert says

  • For Kids Playing Pokemon Go, Catch These Safety Tips
    (16-Sep-2016)
    Pediatrics group praises physical activity but warns game could be a dangerous distraction

  • CDC May Lift Zika Travel Advisory for Miami Neighborhood
    (15-Sep-2016)
    And report says Congress moves closer to OKing more funding to fight the mosquito-borne disease that causes birth defects

  • Health Tip: Preparing for Baby's First Teeth
    (15-Sep-2016)
    Here's what parents can do

  • Health Tip: Preparing for Baby's First Teeth
    (15-Sep-2016)
    Here's what parents can do

  • Experimental Shingles Vaccine Looks Quite Effective: Study
    (14-Sep-2016)
    Found to protect about 90 percent of adults age 70 and up

  • Gel Antibiotic: An Easier Ear Infection Treatment Someday?
    (14-Sep-2016)
    One-time application was highly effective in animal trials, but more study needed, researchers say

  • Food Allergies Linked to Raised Risk of Asthma, Hay Fever
    (14-Sep-2016)
    Odds rise even higher when kids have more than one food allergy, researchers say

  • Gel Antibiotic: An Easier Ear Infection Treatment Someday?
    (14-Sep-2016)
    One-time application was highly effective in animal trials, but more study needed, researchers say

  • Food Allergies Linked to Raised Risk of Asthma, Hay Fever
    (14-Sep-2016)
    Odds rise even higher when kids have more than one food allergy, researchers say

  • Gel Antibiotic: An Easier Ear Infection Treatment Someday?
    (14-Sep-2016)
    One-time application was highly effective in animal trials, but more study needed, researchers say

  • Food Allergies Linked to Raised Risk of Asthma, Hay Fever
    (14-Sep-2016)
    Odds rise even higher when kids have more than one food allergy, researchers say

  • Gel Antibiotic: An Easier Ear Infection Treatment Someday?
    (14-Sep-2016)
    One-time application was highly effective in animal trials, but more study needed, researchers say

  • Experimental Shingles Vaccine Looks Quite Effective: Study
    (14-Sep-2016)
    Found to protect about 90 percent of adults age 70 and up

  • Makeup of Germs in Newborn's Gut May Triple Allergy, Asthma Risk
    (13-Sep-2016)
    Study finds abnormality present in 10 percent of kids seems to undermine immune function

  • New Approach Helps Ease Teens' Stubborn Concussion Symptoms
    (13-Sep-2016)
    Kids with lingering effects may need talk therapy, too, study suggests

  • Makeup of Germs in Newborn's Gut May Triple Allergy, Asthma Risk
    (13-Sep-2016)
    Study finds abnormality present in 10 percent of kids seems to undermine immune function

  • Smokers' Perceptions May Play Role in Addiction
    (13-Sep-2016)
    They were more affected by nicotine when they thought it was present in a cigarette, study showed

  • Makeup of Germs in Newborn's Gut May Triple Allergy, Asthma Risk
    (13-Sep-2016)
    Study finds abnormality present in 10 percent of kids seems to undermine immune function

  • Smokers' Perceptions May Play Role in Addiction
    (13-Sep-2016)
    They were more affected by nicotine when they thought it was present in a cigarette, study showed

  • For Teens With Leukemia, Pregnancy Tests Often Neglected
    (12-Sep-2016)
    Risk of chemo-related birth defects needs to be considered, researchers say

  • Monkey Study Shows How Zika May Harm Baby's Brain Development
    (12-Sep-2016)
    Findings suggest virus starts to cause damage in fetus shortly after mother's infection

  • Does Losing a Father in War Shorten a Child's Life?
    (12-Sep-2016)
    Study examines effects of early life adversities on children of World War I veterans

  • Does Losing a Father in War Shorten a Child's Life?
    (12-Sep-2016)
    Study examines effects of early life adversities on children of World War I veterans

  • Heart Docs: Never Expose Kids to Cigarette Smoke
    (12-Sep-2016)
    Secondhand smoke can raise children's risk of heart disease, premature death

  • Does Losing a Father in War Shorten a Child's Life?
    (12-Sep-2016)
    Study examines effects of early life adversities on children of World War I veterans

  • Rate of Youth Soccer Injuries More Than Doubled in 25 Years
    (12-Sep-2016)
    Concussion rate jumped almost 1,600 percent in same time period, study found

  • Heart Docs: Never Expose Kids to Cigarette Smoke
    (12-Sep-2016)
    Secondhand smoke can raise children's risk of heart disease, premature death

  • Rate of Youth Soccer Injuries More Than Doubled in 25 Years
    (12-Sep-2016)
    Concussion rate jumped almost 1,600 percent in same time period, study found

  • What New Moms Need to Know About Pumping Breast Milk
    (11-Sep-2016)
    Use these safety tips to protect your baby from disease-causing germs

  • Play to Win When It Comes to Kids and Sports Pain
    (10-Sep-2016)
    Take injuries seriously, and if no improvement in a few days, see a doctor, specialist says

  • Play to Win When It Comes to Kids and Sports Pain
    (10-Sep-2016)
    Take injuries seriously, and if no improvement in a few days, see a doctor, specialist says

  • CDC's Frieden: We're Nearly Out of Money to Fight Zika
    (09-Sep-2016)
    He urges Congress to allocate more funding to combat the virus that causes severe birth defects

  • Child Health Improves When Caregivers Get One-on-One Help
    (09-Sep-2016)
    Family 'navigators' provide resources to help with basic needs, such as food, housing and utilities

  • New 'Superlice' Resist Most Over-the-Counter Remedies
    (09-Sep-2016)
    But prescription medications can still send the parasites packing

  • Strides Made in Treating Childhood Cancer: Report
    (09-Sep-2016)
    But more needs to be done to battle tougher tumors, guard the health of survivors

  • Child Health Improves When Caregivers Get One-on-One Help
    (09-Sep-2016)
    Family 'navigators' provide resources to help with basic needs, such as food, housing and utilities

  • New 'Superlice' Resist Most Over-the-Counter Remedies
    (09-Sep-2016)
    But prescription medications can still send the parasites packing

  • Strides Made in Treating Childhood Cancer: Report
    (09-Sep-2016)
    But more needs to be done to battle tougher tumors, guard the health of survivors

  • New 'Superlice' Resist Most Over-the-Counter Remedies
    (09-Sep-2016)
    But prescription medications can still send the parasites packing

  • Excess Pre-Pregnancy Weight May Slightly Raise Baby's Cerebral Palsy Risk
    (08-Sep-2016)
    But, study found overall odds remain quite low

  • Health Tip: Recognize Overuse Injuries in Kids
    (08-Sep-2016)
    What to look for

  • Congress Can't Agree on Additional Funding to Fight Zika
    (07-Sep-2016)
    Health officials say the money is needed as more infections are reported in Florida

  • U.N. Tightens Safe Sex Guidelines for Visitors to Zika Zones
    (06-Sep-2016)
    Male and female travelers, with or without symptoms, should practice safe sex or abstinence for 6 months after return

  • Pediatricians' Group Advises Against Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine
    (06-Sep-2016)
    Shot far more effective against current influenza strains, American Academy of Pediatrics says

  • Cesarean Birth Linked to Risk of Obesity in Childhood
    (06-Sep-2016)
    Odds even greater when compared to siblings who were born vaginally, study finds

  • Pediatricians' Group Advises Against Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine
    (06-Sep-2016)
    Shot far more effective against current influenza strains, American Academy of Pediatrics says

  • Health Tip: Keep Kids Away From Button Batteries
    (05-Sep-2016)
    They can be fatal if swallowed

  • Few Young U.S. Burn Patients Transferred to Specialized Centers
    (05-Sep-2016)
    Researchers call for clearer guidelines on treatment, follow-up

  • Coping With College Stress
    (05-Sep-2016)
    Parents can help make the transition easier for new students

  • Kids Make Better Food Choices Online Than in School Lunch Lines
    (03-Sep-2016)
    Study found some high-tech help brings balance to kids' plates, but do they eat it?

  • CDC Awards $2.4M to 5 Locales to Fight Zika
    (02-Sep-2016)
    The goal: To assist in monitoring and dealing with Zika-related birth defects

  • Doctors' Decision-Making Tool Could Cut Unnecessary Antibiotic Use
    (02-Sep-2016)
    A drop of about 10 percent is possible, study authors suggest

  • Doctors' Decision-Making Tool Could Cut Unnecessary Antibiotic Use
    (02-Sep-2016)
    A drop of about 10 percent is possible, study authors suggest

  • Parents Can Play Key Role in Setting Healthy Habits for Kids
    (02-Sep-2016)
    Shut down the iPads and lead by example, study suggests

  • Doctors' Decision-Making Tool Could Cut Unnecessary Antibiotic Use
    (02-Sep-2016)
    A drop of about 10 percent is possible, study authors suggest

  • Newer Epilepsy Drugs May Be Safer During Pregnancy
    (01-Sep-2016)
    Small British study says two drugs don't harm a child's mental development, but popular older one does

  • Strong Link Emerges Between Zika, Spikes in Temporary Paralysis Cases
    (01-Sep-2016)
    Multi-country analysis documents increases in Guillain-Barre syndrome when virus is spreading

  • 3 Zika-Carrying Mosquitoes Found in Florida
    (01-Sep-2016)
    A first for continental U.S.; 95 other tested mosquitoes Zika-free, officials say

  • Chickenpox Cases Down 85 Percent Since 2-Dose Vaccine Started: CDC
    (01-Sep-2016)
    Kids 5 to 14 had the biggest drop in illness

  • Parents' Psychiatric Issues May Adversely Affect Some Children
    (01-Sep-2016)
    History of antisocial disorder, suicide attempt or marijuana abuse showed the most effect, study authors say

  • Laser Pointers Can Cause Serious Eye Damage in Kids
    (01-Sep-2016)
    Although uncommon, vision impairment from these devices can be permanent, study reports

  • Most Americans Don't Want Tobacco on Drug Store Shelves
    (01-Sep-2016)
    Even half of current smokers think pharmacies should be tobacco-free

  • Laser Pointers Can Cause Serious Eye Damage in Kids
    (01-Sep-2016)
    Although uncommon, vision impairment from these devices can be permanent, study reports

  • Parents' Psychiatric Issues May Adversely Affect Some Children
    (01-Sep-2016)
    History of antisocial disorder, suicide attempt or marijuana abuse showed the most effect, study authors say

  • Dengue Vaccine Could Make Disease Worse: Study
    (01-Sep-2016)
    World Health Organization recommends using it only in places with widespread transmission

  • Chickenpox Cases Down 85 Percent Since 2-Dose Vaccine Started: CDC
    (01-Sep-2016)
    Kids 5 to 14 had the biggest drop in illness

  • Funds to Fight Zika Nearly Exhausted: CDC
    (31-Aug-2016)
    Mosquito season in Gulf Coast states only half over, officials say

  • Researchers Find Another Way Zika Can Harm Babies
    (30-Aug-2016)
    Close to 6 percent who were diagnosed with microcephaly also had hearing loss

  • iPads Calm Surgery-Bound Kids as Well as Sedatives
    (30-Aug-2016)
    Study found equal benefits in easing anxiety

  • Health Tip: Don't Fret About a Fever
    (30-Aug-2016)
    It's not concerning in these scenarios

  • Health Tip: Don't Fret About a Fever
    (30-Aug-2016)
    It's not concerning in these scenarios

  • Heart Birth Defects Dropped After Folic Acid Was Added to Food
    (29-Aug-2016)
    Canadian study found that structural problems saw biggest declines

  • More Parents Believe Vaccines Are Unnecessary
    (29-Aug-2016)
    Reasons for refusing shots have changed in recent years, U.S. pediatricians' group finds

  • Risks Spike If Young Athletes Specialize Too Soon
    (29-Aug-2016)
    Pediatricians' group suggests kids play multiple sports

  • More Parents Believe Vaccines Are Unnecessary
    (29-Aug-2016)
    Reasons for refusing shots have changed in recent years, U.S. pediatricians' group finds

  • Backback Smarts From a Pro
    (27-Aug-2016)
    Overloaded carryalls injure thousands of school children in U.S.

  • Teach Your Kids to Pick, Prepare and Pack Their School Lunch
    (26-Aug-2016)
    Getting them involved boosts the odds they will actually eat it, experts say

  • Health Tip: Make Sure Kids' Shoes Fit Well
    (26-Aug-2016)
    Suggestions to keep their feet happy

  • Teach Your Kids to Pick, Prepare and Pack Their School Lunch
    (26-Aug-2016)
    Getting them involved boosts the odds they will actually eat it, experts say

  • Friendships Matter if You Want to Lose Weight
    (26-Aug-2016)
    Study found overweight people more likely to shed pounds if they spend time with thin friends

  • Doctors Divided on Safety, Use of Electronic Cigarettes
    (26-Aug-2016)
    When patients ask about safety and using e-cigarettes to stop smoking, doctors' advice differs

  • Health Tip: Make Sure Kids' Shoes Fit Well
    (26-Aug-2016)
    Suggestions to keep their feet happy

  • Teach Your Kids to Pick, Prepare and Pack Their School Lunch
    (26-Aug-2016)
    Getting them involved boosts the odds they will actually eat it, experts say

  • Music Therapy Helps Preemie Babies Thrive
    (25-Aug-2016)
    Mom's singing helps stabilize infant breathing

  • Autism-Linked Genes Often Differ Between Siblings
    (25-Aug-2016)
    Findings suggest developmental disorder's causes may be even more complex

  • Health Tip: Help Kids Get Enough Exercise
    (25-Aug-2016)
    Make sure they're meeting these guidelines

  • Health Tip: Help Kids Get Enough Exercise
    (25-Aug-2016)
    Make sure they're meeting these guidelines

  • Music Therapy Helps Preemie Babies Thrive
    (25-Aug-2016)
    Mom's singing helps stabilize infant breathing

  • Zika May Persist for Months in Newborns, Study Shows
    (24-Aug-2016)
    Brazilian infant appeared outwardly fine at birth, but neurological troubles arose later

  • Season of Conception May Affect Fetal Brain Growth
    (24-Aug-2016)
    Babies conceived in winter more apt to have learning problems and vitamin D might play a role, study finds

  • Zika May Persist for Months in Newborns, Study Shows
    (24-Aug-2016)
    Brazilian infant appeared outwardly fine at birth, but neurological troubles arose later

  • Diabetes Drug May Help Kids With Autism Fight Unwanted Pounds
    (24-Aug-2016)
    Weight gain is a side effect of antipsychotic drugs used to treat irritability and agitation

  • Breast-Feeding Rates Climb, But Many Moms Quit Early: CDC
    (23-Aug-2016)
    American Academy of Pediatrics recommends babies get only breast milk for the first 6 months of life

  • Gene Test Might Quickly ID Baby's Infection
    (23-Aug-2016)
    Goal is to distinguish between bacterial, viral illness, researchers say

  • Scans Show Range of Zika-Linked Infant Brain Defects
    (23-Aug-2016)
    Images of the brains of Brazilian newborns and fetuses suggest the virus affects multiple sites

  • Banned PCB Chemicals Still Tied to Autism in U.S. Kids
    (23-Aug-2016)
    These toxins have lingered in the environment, study authors say

  • ADHD More Often Missed in Minority Kids
    (23-Aug-2016)
    Study found disparities in diagnosis, treatment rates

  • Young Football Players Tackle Greatest Concussion Risk at Practice
    (23-Aug-2016)
    But experts disagree about whether certain collision drills should be curtailed

  • Young Football Players Tackle Greatest Concussion Risk at Practice
    (23-Aug-2016)
    But experts disagree about whether certain collision drills should be curtailed

  • No More Than 6 Teaspoons of Added Sugars a Day for Kids
    (22-Aug-2016)
    New guidelines aim to help improve children's overall diet, health

  • Truth or Fib? When Kids Say They're Too Sick for School
    (22-Aug-2016)
    An expert's advice on when to keep your child home

  • Truth or Fib? When Kids Say They're Too Sick for School
    (22-Aug-2016)
    An expert's advice on when to keep your child home

  • Health Tip: Early to Bed Before Back to School
    (22-Aug-2016)
    The routine should start now

  • Health Tip: When Kids Walk to School
    (22-Aug-2016)
    Here's what you should teach them

  • TV Ratings for Parents Let Violence, Drinking Slip Through
    (22-Aug-2016)
    Industry guidelines often misleading, study finds

  • No More Than 6 Teaspoons of Added Sugars a Day for Kids
    (22-Aug-2016)
    New guidelines aim to help improve children's overall diet, health

  • Teen Student-Athletes Often Unfit, Overweight
    (22-Aug-2016)
    Philadelphia study found 15 percent who underwent physical exams also had high blood pressure

  • To Keep Teens Slim, Focus on Health not Weight
    (22-Aug-2016)
    New American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines cover preventing obesity and eating disorders

  • Truth or Fib? When Kids Say They're Too Sick for School
    (22-Aug-2016)
    An expert's advice on when to keep your child home

  • Health Tip: Early to Bed Before Back to School
    (22-Aug-2016)
    The routine should start now

  • Health Tip: When Kids Walk to School
    (22-Aug-2016)
    Here's what you should teach them

  • TV Ratings for Parents Let Violence, Drinking Slip Through
    (22-Aug-2016)
    Industry guidelines often misleading, study finds

  • To Keep Teens Slim, Focus on Health not Weight
    (22-Aug-2016)
    New American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines cover preventing obesity and eating disorders

  • Early to Bed, Early to Rise a Back-to-School Challenge
    (19-Aug-2016)
    Sleep expert offers parents some advice

  • Steroid Treatments May Boost Preemies' Risk of Eye Problems
    (19-Aug-2016)
    Babies with very low birth weights are often given steroids to improve lung function

  • Think Safety When Picking, Packing School Backpacks
    (19-Aug-2016)
    Heavy, unbalanced loads can cause injury that is easy to avoid, experts say

  • Survey Finds Support for Limits on Indoor Tanning
    (19-Aug-2016)
    But young women in Washington, D.C., who use tanning salons oppose a total ban

  • Kitchen Cooking Burns a Real Danger for Kids
    (19-Aug-2016)
    Establish a 'no kid' zone in part of your kitchen to keep little ones safe

  • Put Vaccines on Kids' Back-to-School List
    (19-Aug-2016)
    Immunizations protect against potentially devastating childhood illnesses: FDA

  • Does Your Child Need Eyeglasses?
    (19-Aug-2016)
    Kids' eye problems often go undetected. Here's what to look for

  • Health Tip: Eating Healthy on a Family Trip
    (19-Aug-2016)
    Suggestions for vacation

  • Think Safety When Picking, Packing School Backpacks
    (19-Aug-2016)
    Heavy, unbalanced loads can cause injury that is easy to avoid, experts say

  • Put Vaccines on Kids' Back-to-School List
    (19-Aug-2016)
    Immunizations protect against potentially devastating childhood illnesses: FDA

  • Early to Bed, Early to Rise a Back-to-School Challenge
    (19-Aug-2016)
    Sleep expert offers parents some advice

  • Does Your Child Need Eyeglasses?
    (19-Aug-2016)
    Kids' eye problems often go undetected. Here's what to look for

  • Health Tip: Eating Healthy on a Family Trip
    (19-Aug-2016)
    Suggestions for vacation

  • Think Safety When Picking, Packing School Backpacks
    (19-Aug-2016)
    Heavy, unbalanced loads can cause injury that is easy to avoid, experts say

  • Put Vaccines on Kids' Back-to-School List
    (19-Aug-2016)
    Immunizations protect against potentially devastating childhood illnesses: FDA

  • Kitchen Cooking Burns a Real Danger for Kids
    (19-Aug-2016)
    Establish a 'no kid' zone in part of your kitchen to keep little ones safe

  • Does Your Child Need Eyeglasses?
    (19-Aug-2016)
    Kids' eye problems often go undetected. Here's what to look for

  • Put Vaccines on Kids' Back-to-School List
    (19-Aug-2016)
    Immunizations protect against potentially devastating childhood illnesses: FDA

  • Peanut Allergy Treatment: The Earlier in Childhood, the Better
    (18-Aug-2016)
    Exposure therapy for infants and toddlers leaves 4 out of 5 'desensitized,' study finds

  • Child Dies in Hot Car Almost Once a Week
    (17-Aug-2016)
    Safe Kids Worldwide says little ones' bodies heat up much faster than adults

  • 2 Kids an Hour Hurt in Strollers, Infant Carriers
    (17-Aug-2016)
    About one-third of these were more serious injuries, study finds

  • Antipsychotic Meds Pose Little Danger to Fetus, Study Finds
    (17-Aug-2016)
    Researchers report no significant rise in defects for babies exposed during first trimester

  • Child Abuse May Shorten Some Women's Lives
    (17-Aug-2016)
    Extreme stress may affect the way the body's cells function

  • 7 Ways to Avoid Serious Injury From School Sports
    (17-Aug-2016)
    Know how to reduce the risk of getting hurt so you'll be able to help your team compete

  • 2 Kids an Hour Hurt in Strollers, Infant Carriers
    (17-Aug-2016)
    About one-third of these were more serious injuries, study finds

  • Kids With Mild Asthma Can Take Acetaminophen: Study
    (17-Aug-2016)
    Finding counters past research suggesting popular over-the-counter remedy worsens symptoms

  • Meds May Curb Risky Behaviors for Kids With ADHD
    (17-Aug-2016)
    Study found drug abuse, STDs and injuries were lower among teens who take meds

  • Health Tip: Keep Teen Drivers Safer
    (17-Aug-2016)
    Here's how

  • 7 Ways to Avoid Serious Injury From School Sports
    (17-Aug-2016)
    Know how to reduce the risk of getting hurt so you'll be able to help your team compete

  • Kids With Mild Asthma Can Take Acetaminophen: Study
    (17-Aug-2016)
    Finding counters past research suggesting popular over-the-counter remedy worsens symptoms

  • Child Abuse May Shorten Some Women's Lives
    (17-Aug-2016)
    Extreme stress may affect the way the body's cells function

  • Health Tip: Keep Teen Drivers Safer
    (17-Aug-2016)
    Here's how

  • Child Dies in Hot Car Almost Once a Week
    (17-Aug-2016)
    Safe Kids Worldwide says little ones' bodies heat up much faster than adults

  • 7 Ways to Avoid Serious Injury From School Sports
    (17-Aug-2016)
    Know how to reduce the risk of getting hurt so you'll be able to help your team compete

  • 2 Kids an Hour Hurt in Strollers, Infant Carriers
    (17-Aug-2016)
    About one-third of these were more serious injuries, study finds

  • Celiac Disease Risk May Be Tied to Time, Place of Birth
    (16-Aug-2016)
    Swedish study finds lower risk of the digestive disorder in babies born in winter or cooler climates

  • Injuries at Indoor Trampoline Parks Jump
    (16-Aug-2016)
    Researchers say finding shows need for safety standards

  • Texas Reports 1st U.S. Case of Zika From Travel to Another State
    (16-Aug-2016)
    Resident had recently visited area of Miami where mosquito-borne transmission is occurring

  • Babies Often Put to Sleep in Unsafe Positions
    (15-Aug-2016)
    About 3,500 U.S. infants still succumb to sudden infant death syndrome each year: CDC

  • Babies Often Put to Sleep in Unsafe Positions
    (15-Aug-2016)
    About 3,500 U.S. infants still succumb to sudden infant death syndrome each year: CDC

  • Babies Often Put to Sleep in Unsafe Positions
    (15-Aug-2016)
    About 3,500 U.S. infants still succumb to sudden infant death syndrome each year: CDC

  • Babies Often Put to Sleep in Unsafe Positions
    (15-Aug-2016)
    About 3,500 U.S. infants still succumb to sudden infant death syndrome each year: CDC

  • Taking a Bike Ride? Don't Forget Your Helmet
    (13-Aug-2016)
    Wearing the right head gear will dramatically reduce your risk of serious injury or even death

  • Sending Kids Off to College Doesn't Have to Be Tearful
    (12-Aug-2016)
    Discuss money, expectations beforehand, then let go, experts say

  • Keep Your Kids Active and Injury-Free
    (12-Aug-2016)
    What you should know before children participate in youth sports

  • Sky-High Temperatures Inside 'Bounce Houses'
    (12-Aug-2016)
    Hot party toys may pose warm-weather health risk, study finds

  • ADHD Common Among College Students Who Misuse Stimulant Drugs
    (12-Aug-2016)
    Study says they're also more apt to have other psychiatric issues

  • Health Tip: Locking Your Child in a Hot Car
    (12-Aug-2016)
    Remind yourself of the dangers

  • Sending Kids Off to College Doesn't Have to Be Tearful
    (12-Aug-2016)
    Discuss money, expectations beforehand, then let go, experts say

  • Keep Your Kids Active and Injury-Free
    (12-Aug-2016)
    What you should know before children participate in youth sports

  • Health Tip: Locking Your Child in a Hot Car
    (12-Aug-2016)
    Remind yourself of the dangers

  • Sending Kids Off to College Doesn't Have to Be Tearful
    (12-Aug-2016)
    Discuss money, expectations beforehand, then let go, experts say

  • Keep Your Kids Active and Injury-Free
    (12-Aug-2016)
    What you should know before children participate in youth sports

  • White House Transfers $81M to Continue Zika Vaccine Research
    (12-Aug-2016)
    The DNA-based shot is intended to promote an immune response to the virus

  • Steep Rise in U.S. Babies Born to Opioid-Addicted Mothers
    (11-Aug-2016)
    Cases of 'neonatal abstinence syndrome' quadrupled between 1999 and 2013, CDC says

  • Study IDs 2 Zika Virus Proteins Linked to Microcephaly
    (11-Aug-2016)
    Discovery might one day lead to a way to prevent the birth defect, scientists say

  • How to Get Your Child Ready for a Successful School Year
    (11-Aug-2016)
    Good sleep, ample exercise and sound nutrition are keys, doctor says

  • U.S. Kids Don't Make the Grade on Heart Health
    (11-Aug-2016)
    Most don't eat right or get enough exercise, and the American Heart Association warns of problems ahead

  • Keep Illicit Drugs, Booze Out of the Home to Lower Teens' Addiction Risk: Study
    (11-Aug-2016)
    Early exposure ups likelihood of substance abuse when they reach their 20s, researcher says

  • Health Tip: Young Men Shouldn't Scrimp on Nutrition
    (11-Aug-2016)
    Good choices promote better health

  • How to Get Your Child Ready for a Successful School Year
    (11-Aug-2016)
    Good sleep, ample exercise and sound nutrition are keys, doctor says

  • U.S. Kids Don't Make the Grade on Heart Health
    (11-Aug-2016)
    Most don't eat right or get enough exercise, and the American Heart Association warns of problems ahead

  • U.S. Kids Don't Make the Grade on Heart Health
    (11-Aug-2016)
    Most don't eat right or get enough exercise, and the American Heart Association warns of problems ahead

  • Zika Linked to Deformed Limbs in Newborns
    (10-Aug-2016)
    Cause isn't clear, but brain scans hint that problem comes from nerves, not joints

  • Drivers Take Care! Kids Are Heading Back to School
    (10-Aug-2016)
    The hours just before and after school are most dangerous for young pedestrians

  • Young People With Epilepsy Struggle on Many Fronts
    (10-Aug-2016)
    New review finds children, young adults citing discrimination, lack of privacy, exclusion

  • 5 Tips to Help Teens Get Needed School-Year Zzzzzs
    (10-Aug-2016)
    Avoid late nights, bright lights, noise and worry to get your rest and have a successful year, expert advises

  • Drivers Take Care! Kids Are Heading Back to School
    (10-Aug-2016)
    The hours just before and after school are most dangerous for young pedestrians

  • Young People With Epilepsy Struggle on Many Fronts
    (10-Aug-2016)
    New review finds children, young adults citing discrimination, lack of privacy, exclusion

  • 4 More Cases of Local Zika Infection Reported in Miami Area
    (10-Aug-2016)
    But aerial spraying has made a big dent in mosquito control, health officials say

  • What Mom-to-Be Eats Determines Bugs in Baby's Gut: Study
    (09-Aug-2016)
    Scientists say finding is key because these microbes play role in immune system development and more

  • Zika May Have Caused Death of Texas Newborn
    (09-Aug-2016)
    Baby had severe birth defect linked to mother's infection with the virus acquired outside U.S., officials say

  • Adults Hold Key to Preventing Kids' Drownings
    (09-Aug-2016)
    Even when lifeguard is present, parents need to keep constant watch when children are near water

  • Task Force Calls for More Study Into Risks, Benefits of Kids' Cholesterol Screening
    (09-Aug-2016)
    Panel does recommend screening kids for obesity starting at age 6

  • Adults Hold Key to Preventing Kids' Drownings
    (09-Aug-2016)
    Even when lifeguard is present, parents need to keep constant watch when children are near water

  • Zika May Have Caused Death of Texas Newborn
    (09-Aug-2016)
    Baby had severe birth defect linked to mother's infection with the virus acquired outside U.S., officials say

  • Online Video Games May Boost High School Students' Academic Skills
    (08-Aug-2016)
    But teens who use social media daily posted lower test scores, Australian study finds

  • The Safest Way to Get to School Is a Big Yellow Bus
    (07-Aug-2016)
    National Safety Council recommends this method over riding with parents or friends

  • The Safest Way to Get to School Is a Big Yellow Bus
    (07-Aug-2016)
    National Safety Council recommends this method over riding with parents or friends

  • How to Have Fun -- and Stay Safe -- at the Beach or Pool
    (06-Aug-2016)
    These water-safety tips from the American Red Cross could save a life

  • How to Have Fun -- and Stay Safe -- at the Beach or Pool
    (06-Aug-2016)
    These water-safety tips from the American Red Cross could save a life

  • Timing of Autism Diagnosis Tied to Choice of Treatment
    (05-Aug-2016)
    Kids diagnosed before age 4 more likely to receive behavior therapy shown to improve outcomes, study says

  • Brief Return of Concussion Symptoms Normal Part of Recovery: Study
    (05-Aug-2016)
    It's not a setback, pediatric specialist says

  • Health Tip: Limit Kids' Exposure to 'Virtual Violence'
    (05-Aug-2016)
    Shows and games don't have to be violent

  • Timing of Autism Diagnosis Tied to Choice of Treatment
    (05-Aug-2016)
    Kids diagnosed before age 4 more likely to receive behavior therapy shown to improve outcomes, study says

  • Brief Return of Concussion Symptoms Normal Part of Recovery: Study
    (05-Aug-2016)
    It's not a setback, pediatric specialist says

  • Mental Illness May Make Teens Vulnerable to Drugs, Alcohol
    (05-Aug-2016)
    Brazilian study found half of those who smoked, drank, did pot had symptoms of psychological disorders

  • Health Tip: Limit Kids' Exposure to 'Virtual Violence'
    (05-Aug-2016)
    Shows and games don't have to be violent

  • Brief Return of Concussion Symptoms Normal Part of Recovery: Study
    (05-Aug-2016)
    It's not a setback, pediatric specialist says

  • Mental Illness May Make Teens Vulnerable to Drugs, Alcohol
    (05-Aug-2016)
    Brazilian study found half of those who smoked, drank, did pot had symptoms of psychological disorders

  • Officials: Aerial Spraying Working Against Miami Mosquitoes
    (05-Aug-2016)
    The insects are to blame for first cases of Zika infection in U.S.

  • Toddlers at High Risk of Chemical Eye Burns: Study
    (04-Aug-2016)
    Access to household cleaning products to blame, experts say

  • Toddlers at High Risk of Chemical Eye Burns: Study
    (04-Aug-2016)
    Access to household cleaning products to blame, experts say

  • 3 Zika Vaccines Effective in Monkeys
    (04-Aug-2016)
    Human trial set to begin this fall, researcher says

  • 3 Zika Vaccines Effective in Monkeys
    (04-Aug-2016)
    Human trial set to begin this fall, researcher says

  • Breast-Fed Preemies Do Better on Skills Tests: Study
    (03-Aug-2016)
    Research points up the need to support new mothers' efforts to breast-feed

  • Stressed Dads Can Affect Kids' Development
    (03-Aug-2016)
    Fathers make unique contributions, pediatric expert says

  • U.S. Launches Early Trial of Zika Vaccine
    (03-Aug-2016)
    The DNA-based jab is intended to promote an immune response to the virus

  • Babies' Sleep 'Twitching' May Aid Their Development
    (02-Aug-2016)
    Tiny movements help trigger muscle activity, researchers say

  • CDC Awards $16M in Fight Against Zika
    (02-Aug-2016)
    Health experts warn pregnant women to avoid downtown Miami neighborhood

  • Babies' Sleep 'Twitching' May Aid Their Development
    (02-Aug-2016)
    Tiny movements help trigger muscle activity, researchers say

  • Study Dashes Millennials' Reputation as Hookup Generation
    (02-Aug-2016)
    Only people born in the 1920s reported having less sex between the ages of 20 and 24

  • Miami's Zika Infections Up to 14: Officials
    (01-Aug-2016)
    Health experts warn pregnant women to avoid downtown neighborhood

  • Health Tip: Protect Kids During Summer
    (01-Aug-2016)
    Here's what parents can do

  • Injuries Soar as Trampoline Parks Expand
    (01-Aug-2016)
    Broken bones, fractures the most common complaints

  • 4 Out of 5 Kids With Epilepsy Have Other Health Problems: Study
    (01-Aug-2016)
    Digestive disorders, headaches, attention-deficit disorder among the common issues

  • 4 Out of 5 Kids With Epilepsy Have Other Health Problems: Study
    (01-Aug-2016)
    Digestive disorders, headaches, attention-deficit disorder among the common issues

  • Health Tip: Protect Kids During Summer
    (01-Aug-2016)
    Here's what parents can do

  • 4 Out of 5 Kids With Epilepsy Have Other Health Problems: Study
    (01-Aug-2016)
    Digestive disorders, headaches, attention-deficit disorder among the common issues

  • Summer Days Shouldn't Be Lazy for Kids
    (30-Jul-2016)
    Physical education expert says children should stay active during school vacation

  • Summer Days Shouldn't Be Lazy for Kids
    (30-Jul-2016)
    Physical education expert says children should stay active during school vacation

  • E-Cig Liquid Nicotine Containers Often Mislabeled
    (27-Jul-2016)
    Also, many aren't child-resistant, which poses a risk to youngsters

  • E-Cig Liquid Nicotine Containers Often Mislabeled
    (27-Jul-2016)
    Also, many aren't child-resistant, which poses a risk to youngsters

  • E-Cig Liquid Nicotine Containers Often Mislabeled
    (27-Jul-2016)
    Also, many aren't child-resistant, which poses a risk to youngsters

  • Health Tip: Soothe Baby's Cradle Cap
    (26-Jul-2016)
    Suggestions for treating flakes and itch

  • Flu Shot Tied to Fewer Hospitalizations, Deaths in Type 2 Diabetes Patients
    (26-Jul-2016)
    Risk of dying dropped almost one-quarter over 7 years in those who got the vaccine

  • Health Tip: Soothe Baby's Cradle Cap
    (26-Jul-2016)
    Suggestions for treating flakes and itch

  • Health Tip: Soothe Baby's Cradle Cap
    (26-Jul-2016)
    Suggestions for treating flakes and itch

  • Flu Shot Tied to Fewer Hospitalizations, Deaths in Type 2 Diabetes Patients
    (26-Jul-2016)
    Risk of dying dropped almost one-quarter over 7 years in those who got the vaccine

  • Edible Pot Sends Toddlers to Colorado ERs
    (25-Jul-2016)
    Cannabis-laced candy, baked goods look irresistible to kids, doctors warn

  • Painkillers for Teen Athletes Won't Spur Addiction: Study
    (25-Jul-2016)
    Sports may actually provide protective effect against opioid abuse

  • Health Tip: Taming Your Toddler's Aggression
    (25-Jul-2016)
    Suggestions for a calmer child

  • Edible Pot Sends Toddlers to Colorado ERs
    (25-Jul-2016)
    Cannabis-laced candy, baked goods look irresistible to kids, doctors warn

  • Health Tip: Taming Your Toddler's Aggression
    (25-Jul-2016)
    Suggestions for a calmer child

  • Edible Pot Sends Toddlers to Colorado ERs
    (25-Jul-2016)
    Cannabis-laced candy, baked goods look irresistible to kids, doctors warn

  • Some Pregnant Women Still Travel to Zika-Affected Areas
    (22-Jul-2016)
    41 New York City moms-to-be tested positive for the potentially devastating virus after trips abroad

  • Health Tip: Help Your Underweight Child Gain Safely
    (22-Jul-2016)
    Nutritious foods can help add a few pounds

  • Health Tip: Help Your Underweight Child Gain Safely
    (22-Jul-2016)
    Nutritious foods can help add a few pounds

  • Noisy Homes Can Slow a Toddler's Vocabulary
    (21-Jul-2016)
    Limit background chatter when teaching new words, study says

  • Helping a Child Manage a Chronic Illness
    (21-Jul-2016)
    Feeling they have control over their health helps, researchers say

  • 3 in 4 Youngsters Exposed to Laundry Pod Detergent Suffer Poisoning
    (21-Jul-2016)
    Hospitalizations 4 times more common with pods compared to other detergents, study finds

  • Helping a Child Manage a Chronic Illness
    (21-Jul-2016)
    Feeling they have control over their health helps, researchers say

  • Much-Maligned Pigeon May Be a Lead Detective
    (21-Jul-2016)
    Researchers find these urban nuisances might aid in monitoring human health hazards

  • Much-Maligned Pigeon May Be a Lead Detective
    (21-Jul-2016)
    Researchers find these urban nuisances might aid in monitoring human health hazards

  • 3 in 4 Youngsters Exposed to Laundry Pod Detergent Suffer Poisoning
    (21-Jul-2016)
    Hospitalizations 4 times more common with pods compared to other detergents, study finds

  • Noisy Homes Can Slow a Toddler's Vocabulary
    (21-Jul-2016)
    Limit background chatter when teaching new words, study says

  • Helping a Child Manage a Chronic Illness
    (21-Jul-2016)
    Feeling they have control over their health helps, researchers say

  • 3 in 4 Youngsters Exposed to Laundry Pod Detergent Suffer Poisoning
    (21-Jul-2016)
    Hospitalizations 4 times more common with pods compared to other detergents, study finds

  • Mouse Study Offers Hope for Vaccine Against Chlamydia
    (21-Jul-2016)
    Bacteria's ability to spread within cells was halted, researcher says

  • Meningitis B Vaccine Falls Short of Expectations
    (20-Jul-2016)
    1 in 3 students didn't get immunity against outbreak strain after 2 doses of Bexsero, study finds

  • New Treatments Helping Kids With Juvenile Arthritis
    (20-Jul-2016)
    Several biologics have been approved by the FDA for use with certain forms of the disease

  • Health Tip: Kids Should Wear Life Jackets
    (20-Jul-2016)
    Suggestions that could save a life

  • New Treatments Helping Kids With Juvenile Arthritis
    (20-Jul-2016)
    Several biologics have been approved by the FDA for use with certain forms of the disease

  • Health Tip: Kids Should Wear Life Jackets
    (20-Jul-2016)
    Suggestions that could save a life

  • Meningitis B Vaccine Falls Short of Expectations
    (20-Jul-2016)
    1 in 3 students didn't get immunity against outbreak strain after 2 doses of Bexsero, study finds

  • Cutting Down on Sweets Can Help Kids' Hearts
    (19-Jul-2016)
    Risk factors improved after just 10 days of sugar restriction, study finds

  • Cutting Down on Sweets Can Help Kids' Hearts
    (19-Jul-2016)
    Risk factors improved after just 10 days of sugar restriction, study finds

  • Cancer Experts Endorse CDC's HPV Vaccine Guidelines
    (19-Jul-2016)
    Boys and girls should start the shots at age 11 or 12 to prevent cancer-related virus

  • 3 Health Issues That Can Threaten Young Female Athletes
    (18-Jul-2016)
    Pediatricians' group urges members to watch out for the 'female triad'

  • Limit Kids' Exposure to Media Violence, Pediatricians Say
    (18-Jul-2016)
    Parents need to tighten the reins, while media needs to stop glorifying aggression, statement says

  • Obese Teens Take Weight-Loss Surgery in Stride
    (18-Jul-2016)
    Procedure led to better walking, eased pain and improved heart rate, study shows

  • 'Cool' Factor Often Spurs Teens to Try E-Cigarettes
    (18-Jul-2016)
    They're not using these products to try to stop smoking, researchers say

  • Limit Kids' Exposure to Media Violence, Pediatricians Say
    (18-Jul-2016)
    Parents need to tighten the reins, while media needs to stop glorifying aggression, statement says

  • Making Sense of Senseless Violence
    (15-Jul-2016)
    Expert advice to help you -- and kids -- cope with the seemingly unending string of catastrophes

  • Anesthesia Safe for Kids, Doctors' Group Says
    (15-Jul-2016)
    But concerns, child's health history should be discussed with anesthesiologists before surgery

  • Do ADHD Medicines Boost Substance Abuse Risk?
    (15-Jul-2016)
    Chances were actually lower the earlier stimulants were started, and the longer they were taken

  • Health Tip: Watch Children Near Pool Drains
    (15-Jul-2016)
    Suggestions to help keep them safe

  • Anesthesia Safe for Kids, Doctors' Group Says
    (15-Jul-2016)
    But concerns, child's health history should be discussed with anesthesiologists before surgery

  • Heavy Moms Likelier to Pile Food on Kids' Plates: Study
    (15-Jul-2016)
    Researcher suggests parents serve normal portions and let kids ask for more if they don't feel full

  • Heavy Moms Likelier to Pile Food on Kids' Plates: Study
    (15-Jul-2016)
    Researcher suggests parents serve normal portions and let kids ask for more if they don't feel full

  • Health Tip: Watch Children Near Pool Drains
    (15-Jul-2016)
    Suggestions to help keep them safe

  • Anesthesia Safe for Kids, Doctors' Group Says
    (15-Jul-2016)
    But concerns, child's health history should be discussed with anesthesiologists before surgery

  • Heavy Moms Likelier to Pile Food on Kids' Plates: Study
    (15-Jul-2016)
    Researcher suggests parents serve normal portions and let kids ask for more if they don't feel full

  • Making Sense of Senseless Violence
    (15-Jul-2016)
    Expert advice to help you -- and kids -- cope with the seemingly unending string of catastrophes

  • Early Bedtime for Preschoolers, Healthier Weight Later?
    (14-Jul-2016)
    Getting shuteye by 8 p.m. appeared linked with lower obesity risk as teens, researchers say

  • Early Bedtime for Preschoolers, Healthier Weight Later?
    (14-Jul-2016)
    Getting shuteye by 8 p.m. appeared linked with lower obesity risk as teens, researchers say

  • Health Tip: When Potty Training Doesn't Go Well
    (14-Jul-2016)
    Figure out what's causing the problem

  • Is Swimming Safe in Areas With the Freshwater 'Brain-Eating' Amoeba?
    (14-Jul-2016)
    No need to avoid lakes and rivers -- disease experts say infection is exceedingly rare

  • Early Bedtime for Preschoolers, Healthier Weight Later?
    (14-Jul-2016)
    Getting shuteye by 8 p.m. appeared linked with lower obesity risk as teens, researchers say

  • Early Bedtime for Preschoolers, Healthier Weight Later?
    (14-Jul-2016)
    Getting shuteye by 8 p.m. appeared linked with lower obesity risk as teens, researchers say

  • Health Tip: When Potty Training Doesn't Go Well
    (14-Jul-2016)
    Figure out what's causing the problem

  • Is Swimming Safe in Areas With the Freshwater 'Brain-Eating' Amoeba?
    (14-Jul-2016)
    No need to avoid lakes and rivers -- disease experts say infection is exceedingly rare

  • Early Bedtime for Preschoolers, Healthier Weight Later?
    (14-Jul-2016)
    Getting shuteye by 8 p.m. appeared linked with lower obesity risk as teens, researchers say

  • Epilepsy May Triple ADHD Risk, Danish Study Finds
    (13-Jul-2016)
    It also found possible link between fever-related seizures and the behavioral disorder in kids

  • Alzheimer's Gene May Show Effects in Childhood
    (13-Jul-2016)
    Brain scans reveal slower development in certain areas

  • If 1st Baby's Early, 2nd Will Be Too: Study
    (12-Jul-2016)
    Chances just as high for women who go into labor naturally as those who are induced

  • Do More to Fight HIV in Africa: Study
    (12-Jul-2016)
    Male circumcision, broader use of preventive drugs could help control epidemic, researchers say

  • Insurance Mandates Boost U.S. Autism Diagnoses
    (11-Jul-2016)
    Early treatment provides wide range of benefits, researchers say

  • Insurance Mandates Boost U.S. Autism Diagnoses
    (11-Jul-2016)
    Early treatment provides wide range of benefits, researchers say

  • Allergies Less Common in Kids Who Suck Thumb, Bite Nails
    (11-Jul-2016)
    Findings boost 'hygiene hypothesis,' study authors suggest

  • Concussion Rates Have Doubled Among U.S. Kids
    (11-Jul-2016)
    Report can't determine whether trend signals more injuries or more diagnoses

  • Allergies Less Common in Kids Who Suck Thumb, Bite Nails
    (11-Jul-2016)
    Findings boost 'hygiene hypothesis,' study authors suggest

  • Concussion Rates Have Doubled Among U.S. Kids
    (11-Jul-2016)
    Report can't determine whether trend signals more injuries or more diagnoses

  • Allergies Less Common in Kids Who Suck Thumb, Bite Nails
    (11-Jul-2016)
    Findings boost 'hygiene hypothesis,' study authors suggest

  • Headed to the Pool? Protect Yourself From the Poop
    (09-Jul-2016)
    Bacteria and viruses can make you sick if you don't take precautions, doctor advises

  • Health Tip: Keep Lead From Your Home
    (08-Jul-2016)
    Take steps to protect your family

  • Obese Preschoolers More Likely to Be Hospitalized
    (08-Jul-2016)
    Study also found health care costs about 60 percent higher for these kids

  • Obese Preschoolers More Likely to Be Hospitalized
    (08-Jul-2016)
    Study also found health care costs about 60 percent higher for these kids

  • Health Tip: Keep Lead From Your Home
    (08-Jul-2016)
    Take steps to protect your family

  • Obese Preschoolers More Likely to Be Hospitalized
    (08-Jul-2016)
    Study also found health care costs about 60 percent higher for these kids

  • Health Tip: Protect Your Child's Sandbox
    (07-Jul-2016)
    Things to help prevent contamination

  • Health Tip: Protect Your Child's Sandbox
    (07-Jul-2016)
    Things to help prevent contamination

  • HPV-Linked Cancers Still Climbing in U.S.
    (07-Jul-2016)
    Majority of 39,000 annual cases are preventable, CDC says

  • U.S. Army, French Drugmaker to Join Forces on Zika Vaccine
    (06-Jul-2016)
    Sanofi Pasteur says it has produced vaccines for viruses related to Zika

  • Heat Waves Pose Big Health Threats
    (06-Jul-2016)
    Kids, elderly among those at greatest risk, doctor warns

  • U.S. Army, French Drugmaker to Join Forces on Zika Vaccine
    (06-Jul-2016)
    Sanofi Pasteur says it has produced vaccines for viruses related to Zika

  • Junk Food Ads Sway Kids' Preferences
    (05-Jul-2016)
    Children under 8 most vulnerable to marketing's effects, study says

  • Savvy Marketing Gets School Kids to Snap Up Veggies
    (05-Jul-2016)
    Using cartoon characters that resembled vegetables doubled, tripled how many students ate fresh produce

  • Toys Remain Viral Playground for 24 Hours
    (05-Jul-2016)
    Kids can get exposed in common play areas, like doctors' offices, researchers warn

  • Junk Food Ads Sway Kids' Preferences
    (05-Jul-2016)
    Children under 8 most vulnerable to marketing's effects, study says

  • Savvy Marketing Gets School Kids to Snap Up Veggies
    (05-Jul-2016)
    Using cartoon characters that resembled vegetables doubled, tripled how many students ate fresh produce

  • Toys Remain Viral Playground for 24 Hours
    (05-Jul-2016)
    Kids can get exposed in common play areas, like doctors' offices, researchers warn

  • Junk Food Ads Sway Kids' Preferences
    (05-Jul-2016)
    Children under 8 most vulnerable to marketing's effects, study says

  • Study Hints at HPV Vaccine's Cancer Prevention Promise
    (05-Jul-2016)
    Fewer vaccinated young women had abnormalities tied to cervical cancer

  • Pregnancy Flu Shot Protects Newborn for 8 Weeks: Study
    (05-Jul-2016)
    Effectiveness drops dramatically after that

  • Beware Broken Glow Sticks
    (04-Jul-2016)
    Contents can irritate skin, eyes, mouth, poison-control experts say

  • Family Key to Helping Teens Avoid Obesity
    (01-Jul-2016)
    Good relationship with parents, especially between fathers and sons, fosters healthy habits, study finds

  • Family Key to Helping Teens Avoid Obesity
    (01-Jul-2016)
    Good relationship with parents, especially between fathers and sons, fosters healthy habits, study finds

  • Anthrax Vaccine Shows Promise in Monkey Trial
    (01-Jul-2016)
    New type of shot protected animals against deadly infection

  • Zika Brain Damage May Occur in Babies With Normal-Sized Heads
    (30-Jun-2016)
    Study suggests microcephaly birth defect isn't always present; cases may be underreported

  • Malaria Vaccine Protection Short-Lived in Young Children
    (30-Jun-2016)
    Kids in study were given 3 doses, but manufacturer now says 4 doses needed

  • Malaria Vaccine Protection Short-Lived in Young Children
    (30-Jun-2016)
    Kids in study were given 3 doses, but manufacturer now says 4 doses needed

  • Health Tip: Choosing the Right Potty Seat
    (30-Jun-2016)
    Make sure your child feels comfortable

  • E-Cigs May Damage Cells in Mouth
    (30-Jun-2016)
    Findings suggest a possible increase in the risk of oral disease, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Choosing the Right Potty Seat
    (30-Jun-2016)
    Make sure your child feels comfortable

  • Zika Brain Damage May Occur in Babies With Normal-Sized Heads
    (30-Jun-2016)
    Study suggests microcephaly birth defect isn't always present; cases may be underreported

  • Malaria Vaccine Protection Short-Lived in Young Children
    (30-Jun-2016)
    Kids in study were given 3 doses, but manufacturer now says 4 doses needed

  • Allergists: Daily Bath OK for Kids With Eczema
    (29-Jun-2016)
    The key is immediately following tub time with moisturizer

  • Allergists: Daily Bath OK for Kids With Eczema
    (29-Jun-2016)
    The key is immediately following tub time with moisturizer

  • Stay Alert for Child Drowning Dangers This Summer
    (29-Jun-2016)
    More than half of victims are under 5, but older kids and teens still at risk

  • Not Kidding: Childless Couples Happier
    (29-Jun-2016)
    Lack of standard paid leave in U.S. takes toll on parents' well-being, study finds

  • Allergists: Daily Bath OK for Kids With Eczema
    (29-Jun-2016)
    The key is immediately following tub time with moisturizer

  • Stay Alert for Child Drowning Dangers This Summer
    (29-Jun-2016)
    More than half of victims are under 5, but older kids and teens still at risk

  • Success in Mice Shows Zika Vaccine 'Feasible'
    (28-Jun-2016)
    Two candidates provided protection after just one shot; clinical trials planned for later this year

  • Health Tip: Toddlers Should Get Vitamins From Diet
    (28-Jun-2016)
    How to get what young children need

  • Health Tip: Toddlers Should Get Vitamins From Diet
    (28-Jun-2016)
    How to get what young children need

  • Success in Mice Shows Zika Vaccine 'Feasible'
    (28-Jun-2016)
    Two candidates provided protection after just one shot; clinical trials planned for later this year

  • Zika Infection May Give Future Immunity, Monkey Study Suggests
    (28-Jun-2016)
    But researchers also found evidence that pregnancy may lengthen time virus stays in body

  • Those Baby 'Milestones' May Have Longer-Term Importance
    (27-Jun-2016)
    Early standing could signal better learning and memory skills in preschool years, research suggests

  • Those Baby 'Milestones' May Have Longer-Term Importance
    (27-Jun-2016)
    Early standing could signal better learning and memory skills in preschool years, research suggests

  • Those Baby 'Milestones' May Have Longer-Term Importance
    (27-Jun-2016)
    Early standing could signal better learning and memory skills in preschool years, research suggests

  • Those Baby 'Milestones' May Have Longer-Term Importance
    (27-Jun-2016)
    Early standing could signal better learning and memory skills in preschool years, research suggests

  • Those Baby 'Milestones' May Have Longer-Term Importance
    (27-Jun-2016)
    Early standing could signal better learning and memory skills in preschool years, research suggests

  • Hovering Parents May Harm Kids
    (25-Jun-2016)
    Study found too much pressure for good grades raised risk for anxiety, depression

  • Hovering Parents May Harm Kids
    (25-Jun-2016)
    Study found too much pressure for good grades raised risk for anxiety, depression

  • Flint's Lead-Contamination Crisis 'Entirely Preventable'
    (24-Jun-2016)
    CDC looks at kids' blood levels before, during and after city's switch to local water

  • Drones Could Deliver Vaccines in Developing Countries
    (24-Jun-2016)
    Machines might be cheaper, quicker than current delivery methods, study suggests

  • Drones Could Deliver Vaccines in Developing Countries
    (24-Jun-2016)
    Machines might be cheaper, quicker than current delivery methods, study suggests

  • Dallas Confirms 10 Zika Cases in Pregnant Women
    (23-Jun-2016)
    All were infected while traveling abroad; number of U.S. cases continues to rise

  • Guidelines Stop Heat Stroke Deaths in High School Athletes
    (23-Jun-2016)
    Protocols help get students used to the heat during preseason practice

  • CDC Panel Says FluMist Nasal Flu Vaccine Ineffective
    (23-Jun-2016)
    Agency advisors say the product has lost potency in kids and shouldn't be used in upcoming season

  • Abortion Rates Rising in Zika-Affected Countries, Study Shows
    (22-Jun-2016)
    Brazil, Ecuador have seen requests to a women's helpline double in 2016 over prior rates

  • Behavior Woes Hamper Boys More Than Girls in School: Study
    (22-Jun-2016)
    They were more likely to be held back, punished, although they also were more likely to have issues

  • Behavior Woes Hamper Boys More Than Girls in School: Study
    (22-Jun-2016)
    They were more likely to be held back, punished, although they also were more likely to have issues

  • Fertility Treatments Not Linked to Twins' Birth Defects
    (21-Jun-2016)
    But study, while reassuring, is based on limited data

  • No Amount of Lead Is Safe for Kids
    (20-Jun-2016)
    American Academy of Pediatrics calls for stronger regulations and new laws to protect children

  • Almost 2 Million U.S. Kids Get Concussions a Year: Study
    (20-Jun-2016)
    Estimate is still likely low, specialist says

  • Health Tip: Keep Kids Safe in a Bounce House
    (20-Jun-2016)
    Make sure it's properly installed

  • No Amount of Lead Is Safe for Kids
    (20-Jun-2016)
    American Academy of Pediatrics calls for stronger regulations and new laws to protect children

  • Health Tip: Keep Kids Safe in a Bounce House
    (20-Jun-2016)
    Make sure it's properly installed

  • How to Prevent Painful Swimmer's Ear
    (18-Jun-2016)
    Simple steps after a day in the water help prevent infection, expert says

  • Folic Acid Now Added to Corn Masa Flour: FDA
    (17-Jun-2016)
    Agency says fortification can reduce risk of certain birth defects in Hispanic-American populations

  • Zika Spreading Rapidly Through Puerto Rico: CDC
    (17-Jun-2016)
    Possibly hundreds of babies could be born with brain birth defect related to virus in coming year

  • Baby Your Baby With Sunscreen
    (16-Jun-2016)
    For starters, apply it at least 15 minutes before heading out, pediatrician advises

  • Boost Minimum Wage and Babies Benefit: Study
    (16-Jun-2016)
    Suggests a $1 increase linked to 4 percent drop in infant deaths, fewer low birth weight babies

  • CDC Reports Six Cases of Birth Defects Caused by Zika
    (16-Jun-2016)
    Three babies born with defects, while three pregnancies were lost or ended due to brain damage caused by virus

  • Doctors' Group Backs Later School Start Times
    (16-Jun-2016)
    New policy aims to tackle sleep deprivation among teens

  • Boost Minimum Wage and Babies Benefit: Study
    (16-Jun-2016)
    Suggests a $1 increase linked to 4 percent drop in infant deaths, fewer low birth weight babies

  • Baby Your Baby With Sunscreen
    (16-Jun-2016)
    For starters, apply it at least 15 minutes before heading out, pediatrician advises

  • Easing Your Child's Allergies
    (16-Jun-2016)
    For starters, pay attention to pollen levels, FDA advises

  • Easing Your Child's Allergies
    (16-Jun-2016)
    For starters, pay attention to pollen levels, FDA advises

  • Health Tip: Use Safety Belts Properly on Kids
    (16-Jun-2016)
    When they've outgrown a booster, strap them in safely

  • Teen Obesity May Mean Liver Disease Later
    (16-Jun-2016)
    Study found risk increased as weight went up

  • Baby Your Baby With Sunscreen
    (16-Jun-2016)
    For starters, apply it at least 15 minutes before heading out, pediatrician advises

  • Health Tip: Use Safety Belts Properly on Kids
    (16-Jun-2016)
    When they've outgrown a booster, strap them in safely

  • Timing of Zika Infection in Pregnancy May Be Key to Birth Defect Risk
    (15-Jun-2016)
    Colombian study found no cases of microcephaly when infection occurred in 3rd trimester

  • Antibiotics, Formula Feeding Might Change Baby's 'Microbiome'
    (15-Jun-2016)
    C-section birth may also diminish diversity of these colonies of helpful microbes, study shows

  • Pet Turtles Continue to Spread Salmonella
    (15-Jun-2016)
    15 outbreaks in U.S. linked to the illegal reptiles

  • Pet Turtles Continue to Spread Salmonella
    (15-Jun-2016)
    15 outbreaks in U.S. linked to the illegal reptiles

  • Breast-Feeding a Boon to Preemies' Hearts: Study
    (14-Jun-2016)
    Improvements seen in function and size 20 years later

  • Zika Could Spread in Southern Europe This Summer
    (14-Jun-2016)
    Conditions will be ripe for transmission via Aedes aegypti mosquito, study warns

  • Kids Gain From More 'Dad Time'
    (13-Jun-2016)
    Pediatricians' report details the many benefits

  • Antibiotics May Blunt Breast-Feeding's Benefits
    (13-Jun-2016)
    Infants given the drugs were prone to infections and obesity in childhood, researchers say

  • Childhood Sleep Guidelines Vary by Age
    (13-Jun-2016)
    Right amount leads to better behavior, attention and memory, doctors say

  • E-Cigarettes a Gateway to Smoking for Teens: Study
    (13-Jun-2016)
    2 out of 5 who vaped went on to traditional cigarettes, small U.S. review finds

  • Childhood Sleep Guidelines Vary by Age
    (13-Jun-2016)
    Right amount leads to better behavior, attention and memory, doctors say

  • Kids Gain From More 'Dad Time'
    (13-Jun-2016)
    Pediatricians' report details the many benefits

  • Couples Living in Zika Areas Should Delay Pregnancy, WHO Advises
    (10-Jun-2016)
    Agency acknowledges it's the only sure way to avoid having babies born with severe brain defect

  • Parents Often Using TVs, Tablets as 'Electronic Babysitters'
    (10-Jun-2016)
    Study of 44 families found parent-child interaction rare during hours when preschoolers watched media

  • Essentials for Keeping Kids Safe This Summer
    (10-Jun-2016)
    Expert shares tips for injury-free outdoor play

  • Parents Often Using TVs, Tablets as 'Electronic Babysitters'
    (10-Jun-2016)
    Study of 44 families found parent-child interaction rare during hours when preschoolers watched media

  • Parents Often Using TVs, Tablets as 'Electronic Babysitters'
    (10-Jun-2016)
    Study of 44 families found parent-child interaction rare during hours when preschoolers watched media

  • Great Recession Linked to Weight Gain in Kids
    (10-Jun-2016)
    Unemployment has wide-reaching consequences, researchers say

  • Essentials for Keeping Kids Safe This Summer
    (10-Jun-2016)
    Expert shares tips for injury-free outdoor play

  • Parents Often Using TVs, Tablets as 'Electronic Babysitters'
    (10-Jun-2016)
    Study of 44 families found parent-child interaction rare during hours when preschoolers watched media

  • Certain Steroids Raise Risk for Serious Staph Infections
    (09-Jun-2016)
    Study finds long-term use of glucocorticoids may suppress immune system, upping odds for patients

  • Teen Smoking Down, E-Cigarette Use Up
    (09-Jun-2016)
    CDC survey finds adolescents hear some health messages, but not all

  • Health Tip: Recognizing Low Self-Esteem
    (09-Jun-2016)
    Moodiness and making excuses are signs in children

  • No Sex Please, I'm a Stressed New Mom
    (09-Jun-2016)
    Study finds both partners struggle when mothers feel overwhelmed

  • Study Questions Use of Antidepressants for Children, Teens
    (09-Jun-2016)
    They were seen as mostly ineffective and sometimes risky in these age groups

  • Health Tip: Recognizing Low Self-Esteem
    (09-Jun-2016)
    Moodiness and making excuses are signs in children

  • No Sex Please, I'm a Stressed New Mom
    (09-Jun-2016)
    Study finds both partners struggle when mothers feel overwhelmed

  • Teen Smoking Down, E-Cigarette Use Up
    (09-Jun-2016)
    CDC survey finds adolescents hear some health messages, but not all

  • Sound Sleep Elusive for Many Kids With ADHD
    (08-Jun-2016)
    Those with the attention disorder sleep less, take longer to fall asleep at night, study finds

  • Sound Sleep Elusive for Many Kids With ADHD
    (08-Jun-2016)
    Those with the attention disorder sleep less, take longer to fall asleep at night, study finds

  • Parents: Stay Mum on Daughter's Weight
    (08-Jun-2016)
    Girls who hear comments on size more likely to be overweight as adults, study finds

  • Sound Sleep Elusive for Many Kids With ADHD
    (08-Jun-2016)
    Those with the attention disorder sleep less, take longer to fall asleep at night, study finds

  • Parents: Stay Mum on Daughter's Weight
    (08-Jun-2016)
    Girls who hear comments on size more likely to be overweight as adults, study finds

  • Do Big Bottles Kickstart Infant Weight Issues?
    (07-Jun-2016)
    Smaller baby bottles might help prevent early obesity in formula-fed infants, study suggests

  • Pregnant or Planning to Be? How to Protect Yourself From Zika Virus
    (07-Jun-2016)
    Men must do their part too, fetal medicine doctor says

  • Anesthesia Safe for Infants, Toddlers, Study Says
    (07-Jun-2016)
    No lingering mental effects seen after one exposure, but more research needed, doctor suggests

  • Do Big Bottles Kickstart Infant Weight Issues?
    (07-Jun-2016)
    Smaller baby bottles might help prevent early obesity in formula-fed infants, study suggests

  • Can Frequent Moves in Childhood Spell Trouble Later?
    (07-Jun-2016)
    Study suggests heightened risk for psychiatric and behavioral problems

  • Anesthesia Safe for Infants, Toddlers, Study Says
    (07-Jun-2016)
    No lingering mental effects seen after one exposure, but more research needed, doctor suggests

  • Double Stem Cell Transplant May Help Fight a Childhood Cancer
    (07-Jun-2016)
    Tandem treatments might give survival edge to kids with neuroblastoma, researcher says

  • Obesity Rates Rising Among Women: CDC
    (07-Jun-2016)
    Though a major health concern, little has changed, expert says

  • Do Big Bottles Kickstart Infant Weight Issues?
    (07-Jun-2016)
    Smaller baby bottles might help prevent early obesity in formula-fed infants, study suggests

  • Do Big Bottles Kickstart Infant Weight Issues?
    (07-Jun-2016)
    Smaller baby bottles might help prevent early obesity in formula-fed infants, study suggests

  • Childhood Vaccinations Rarely Spur Seizures, Study Finds
    (06-Jun-2016)
    Doctors might see 1 case every 5 to 10 years, researchers report

  • Pop Stars Often Hawk Unhealthy Foods to Kids: Study
    (06-Jun-2016)
    Katy Perry, Justin Timberlake and others endorse sugary, less healthy fare, researchers say

  • Pop Stars Often Hawk Unhealthy Foods to Kids: Study
    (06-Jun-2016)
    Katy Perry, Justin Timberlake and others endorse sugary, less healthy fare, researchers say

  • Childhood Vaccinations Rarely Spur Seizures, Study Finds
    (06-Jun-2016)
    Doctors might see 1 case every 5 to 10 years, researchers report

  • Overweight Kids Eat Only a Bit More Per Meal
    (03-Jun-2016)
    Study finds difference is surprisingly small -- just 11 calories on average

  • Report Hints Zika Can Spread Through Oral Sex
    (03-Jun-2016)
    French finding adds to growing evidence that sexual transmission of the virus more common than thought

  • For Refugee Children, Support Breeds Success
    (03-Jun-2016)
    Study sees 'potential to perform just as well as their peers'

  • For Refugee Children, Support Breeds Success
    (03-Jun-2016)
    Study sees 'potential to perform just as well as their peers'

  • Health Tip: If Your Child Is Allergic to Dust
    (03-Jun-2016)
    Suggestions for what to do at home

  • For Refugee Children, Support Breeds Success
    (03-Jun-2016)
    Study sees 'potential to perform just as well as their peers'

  • Overweight Kids Eat Only a Bit More Per Meal
    (03-Jun-2016)
    Study finds difference is surprisingly small -- just 11 calories on average

  • Health Tip: If Your Child Is Allergic to Dust
    (03-Jun-2016)
    Suggestions for what to do at home

  • Overweight Kids Eat Only a Bit More Per Meal
    (03-Jun-2016)
    Study finds difference is surprisingly small -- just 11 calories on average

  • 'Hard' Tap Water Linked to Eczema in Babies
    (02-Jun-2016)
    Skin condition seems more likely in areas with high mineral content in water, study finds

  • U.S. Teen Birth Rate Continues to Fall, Hits New Record Low
    (02-Jun-2016)
    CDC statistics for 2015 show another 8 percent drop

  • 'Hard' Tap Water Linked to Eczema in Babies
    (02-Jun-2016)
    Skin condition seems more likely in areas with high mineral content in water, study finds

  • Girl With Zika Birth Defect Born at New Jersey Hospital
    (01-Jun-2016)
    The mother was apparently infected in her home country of Honduras, reports indicate

  • Calling Your Kid 'Fat' Could Be Counterproductive
    (01-Jun-2016)
    Mom and Dad often misjudge child's weight, studies find

  • Calling Your Kid 'Fat' Could Be Counterproductive
    (01-Jun-2016)
    Mom and Dad often misjudge child's weight, studies find

  • Calling Your Kid 'Fat' Could Be Counterproductive
    (01-Jun-2016)
    Mom and Dad often misjudge child's weight, studies find

  • Calling Your Kid 'Fat' Could Be Counterproductive
    (01-Jun-2016)
    Mom and Dad often misjudge child's weight, studies find

  • Calling Your Kid 'Fat' Could Be Counterproductive
    (01-Jun-2016)
    Mom and Dad often misjudge child's weight, studies find

  • Flu Shot Helps Heart Failure Patients Avoid Hospital
    (01-Jun-2016)
    New evidence suggests annual jab is warranted

  • Baby's Early Walking May Mean Stronger Bones as Teen
    (31-May-2016)
    Researchers say parents can help improve odds by practicing with toddlers at home

  • New Test Helps Identify Rare Genetic Diseases in Newborns
    (31-May-2016)
    'Next-generation gene sequencing' could speed up the time to a diagnosis, study suggests

  • Most Americans Aware of Zika Threat, But Gaps in Knowledge Remain
    (31-May-2016)
    Mosquitoes main source of transmission, but many don't know virus can be spread through sex, HealthDay/Harris Poll finds

  • Zika Infections Through Sex More Common Than Thought: WHO
    (31-May-2016)
    Women planning to become pregnant should wait 8 weeks if they or partner live in areas where infections are occurring

  • Baby's Early Walking May Mean Stronger Bones as Teen
    (31-May-2016)
    Researchers say parents can help improve odds by practicing with toddlers at home

  • Many Parents Ill-Informed About Kids' Asthma Meds
    (31-May-2016)
    Only half surveyed knew what drugs were prescribed, how to use them

  • Money, Language Barriers Can Affect Kids' Brain Injury Care
    (31-May-2016)
    Those on Medicaid have less access to necessary rehabilitation services, study says

  • Many Parents Ill-Informed About Kids' Asthma Meds
    (31-May-2016)
    Only half surveyed knew what drugs were prescribed, how to use them

  • Researchers Uncover Surprises About Celiac Disease
    (31-May-2016)
    Immune condition most common among people descended from the Punjab region of India

  • Baby's Early Walking May Mean Stronger Bones as Teen
    (31-May-2016)
    Researchers say parents can help improve odds by practicing with toddlers at home

  • Money, Language Barriers Can Affect Kids' Brain Injury Care
    (31-May-2016)
    Those on Medicaid have less access to necessary rehabilitation services, study says

  • Many Parents Ill-Informed About Kids' Asthma Meds
    (31-May-2016)
    Only half surveyed knew what drugs were prescribed, how to use them

  • New Test Helps Identify Rare Genetic Diseases in Newborns
    (31-May-2016)
    'Next-generation gene sequencing' could speed up the time to a diagnosis, study suggests

  • Even Kiddie Pools Pose Danger
    (30-May-2016)
    Vigilance a must around any swimming area, expert says

  • Lifestyle May Be Key to Improving ADHD in Kids
    (30-May-2016)
    Healthier habits related to exercise and diet could help many with the disorder, researcher says

  • Fewer Inhaled Steroids May Be OK for Asthmatic Children
    (27-May-2016)
    Study suggests some kids don't need daily dosing, but one expert worries the strategy might have risks

  • Fewer Inhaled Steroids May Be OK for Asthmatic Children
    (27-May-2016)
    Study suggests some kids don't need daily dosing, but one expert worries the strategy might have risks

  • Some Experts Question Extent of Zika Threat to U.S.
    (26-May-2016)
    They say Gulf Coast states face risk, but most other states probably don't

  • Breast Milk Best From the Breast?
    (26-May-2016)
    Babies were more likely to get ear infections if they were fed pumped milk, study found

  • Fewer U.S. Kids Die From Abusive Head Trauma: CDC
    (26-May-2016)
    Parent training helps prevent shaken baby syndrome, other forms of violence, experts agree

  • Doctors Spot New Vision Problems in Babies Struck by Zika
    (25-May-2016)
    Finding adds to growing understanding of damage virus causes in these infants, researchers say

  • Doctors Spot New Vision Problems in Babies Struck by Zika
    (25-May-2016)
    Finding adds to growing understanding of damage virus causes in these infants, researchers say

  • Kids' Grades May Suffer When Families Move
    (25-May-2016)
    The more times a family changed homes, the worse kids performed in math, reading, study found

  • 'Fat Shaming' Begins in First Grade
    (25-May-2016)
    Weight bias affects all aspects of obese kids' lives, researchers say

  • Genetic Insights May Help Kids Battling Developmental Delays
    (25-May-2016)
    DNA analysis led to better treatments in 4 of 10 cases studied

  • 'Fat Shaming' Begins in First Grade
    (25-May-2016)
    Weight bias affects all aspects of obese kids' lives, researchers say

  • 'Fat Shaming' Begins in First Grade
    (25-May-2016)
    Weight bias affects all aspects of obese kids' lives, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Swaddle Baby Safely
    (25-May-2016)
    Don't wrap the infant too tight

  • Kids' Grades May Suffer When Families Move
    (25-May-2016)
    The more times a family changed homes, the worse kids performed in math, reading, study found

  • 'Fat Shaming' Begins in First Grade
    (25-May-2016)
    Weight bias affects all aspects of obese kids' lives, researchers say

  • 'Fat Shaming' Begins in First Grade
    (25-May-2016)
    Weight bias affects all aspects of obese kids' lives, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Swaddle Baby Safely
    (25-May-2016)
    Don't wrap the infant too tight

  • Kids' Grades May Suffer When Families Move
    (25-May-2016)
    The more times a family changed homes, the worse kids performed in math, reading, study found

  • 'Fat Shaming' Begins in First Grade
    (25-May-2016)
    Weight bias affects all aspects of obese kids' lives, researchers say

  • What Really Works to Help Baby Sleep
    (24-May-2016)
    Two long-recommended methods seem effective and bring no psychological harm, study finds

  • Hormone May Be Linked to Teenage Obesity
    (24-May-2016)
    Researchers suspect low levels of spexin might play contributing role

  • What Really Works to Help Baby Sleep
    (24-May-2016)
    Two long-recommended methods seem effective and bring no psychological harm, study finds

  • Extreme 'Preemies' Often Have Lifelong Challenges
    (23-May-2016)
    Despite difficulties, study finds most live independently

  • Whooping Cough Shot Safe for Pregnant Women
    (23-May-2016)
    It also offers short-term protection to vulnerable newborns, researchers say

  • At Least 1 Full-Time Nurse Per School, Pediatric Group Recommends
    (23-May-2016)
    Children's health needs are increasingly complex, requiring more time and expert care

  • Late Dinners Won't Doom Kids to Obesity
    (23-May-2016)
    Study found eating after 8 p.m. was not linked to increased risk for weight gain

  • At Least 1 Full-Time Nurse Per School, Pediatric Group Recommends
    (23-May-2016)
    Children's health needs are increasingly complex, requiring more time and expert care

  • Whooping Cough Shot Safe for Pregnant Women
    (23-May-2016)
    It also offers short-term protection to vulnerable newborns, researchers say

  • At Least 1 Full-Time Nurse Per School, Pediatric Group Recommends
    (23-May-2016)
    Children's health needs are increasingly complex, requiring more time and expert care

  • Whooping Cough Shot Safe for Pregnant Women
    (23-May-2016)
    It also offers short-term protection to vulnerable newborns, researchers say

  • Folic Acid for Moms-to-Be Not as Effective as Thought?
    (20-May-2016)
    Study authors stress women should still take the B vitamin before and during pregnancy

  • Cases of Pregnant U.S. Women With Zika Triple Under New Counting Method
    (20-May-2016)
    Two registries will track those who show lab evidence of infection, whether or not they ever had symptoms

  • Growth Spurts Can Throw Off Teen Boys' Strut
    (20-May-2016)
    Coordination may be affected by quick addition of height, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Enjoy Screen-Free Fun With Your Preschooler
    (20-May-2016)
    Activities to get creativity flowing

  • Health Tip: Enjoy Screen-Free Fun With Your Preschooler
    (20-May-2016)
    Activities to get creativity flowing

  • Fatty Foods During Teen Years May Influence Later Breast Cancer Risk
    (19-May-2016)
    Higher amounts of unhealthy fats tied to greater breast density, researchers suggest

  • Giving Certain Foods Early May Cut Allergy Risk
    (18-May-2016)
    Study supports turnaround in thinking about peanuts, eggs and milk

  • Pain, Epilepsy Drug Lyrica May Increase Birth Defects Risk, Study Suggests
    (18-May-2016)
    Expectant mothers should probably avoid the drug, experts say, although study didn't prove cause and effect

  • ADHD Can First Appear in Young Adulthood for Some, Study Suggests
    (18-May-2016)
    Research in adult twins finds many had symptoms but no prior history of the disorder

  • Drug Protects Lung Function in Kids With Sickle Cell: Study
    (18-May-2016)
    But many patients don't get hydroxyurea because of fears about 'theoretical' cancer risk, experts say

  • Giving Certain Foods Early May Cut Allergy Risk
    (18-May-2016)
    Study supports turnaround in thinking about peanuts, eggs and milk

  • Young Children With Sleep Apnea May Face Learning Difficulties: Study
    (17-May-2016)
    Attention, memory and language development might be affected, researchers say

  • Middle Schoolers Exposed to Alcohol Ads Every Day: Study
    (17-May-2016)
    Researchers say billboards, signs and TV ads may encourage under-age drinking

  • Young Children With Sleep Apnea May Face Learning Difficulties: Study
    (17-May-2016)
    Attention, memory and language development might be affected, researchers say

  • Children's Brains 'Light Up' at Sound of Mom's Voice
    (16-May-2016)
    Regions linked to emotions, facial recognition and social function were all activated in scan study

  • Children's Brains 'Light Up' at Sound of Mom's Voice
    (16-May-2016)
    Regions linked to emotions, facial recognition and social function were all activated in scan study

  • Children's Brains 'Light Up' at Sound of Mom's Voice
    (16-May-2016)
    Regions linked to emotions, facial recognition and social function were all activated in scan study

  • Parents Often Don't Get Rid of Leftover Prescription Opioids
    (16-May-2016)
    Pills in the home offer teens easy access, expert notes

  • What Works -- And Doesn't -- to Manage Your Tot's Screen Time
    (13-May-2016)
    Key points: setting regular schedules for media use, and stopping when it feels 'natural,' researchers say

  • More Children Accidently Poisoned by 'Essential Oils'
    (13-May-2016)
    Tennessee poison center reports doubling of dangerous exposures since 2011, mostly in kids

  • More Children Accidently Poisoned by 'Essential Oils'
    (13-May-2016)
    Tennessee poison center reports doubling of dangerous exposures since 2011, mostly in kids

  • What Works -- And Doesn't -- to Manage Your Tot's Screen Time
    (13-May-2016)
    Key points: setting regular schedules for media use, and stopping when it feels 'natural,' researchers say

  • More Children Accidently Poisoned by 'Essential Oils'
    (13-May-2016)
    Tennessee poison center reports doubling of dangerous exposures since 2011, mostly in kids

  • Health Tip: Monitoring Your Child's Development
    (12-May-2016)
    Make sure your youngster is on track

  • Gestational Diabetes May Lead to More Body Fat on Babies
    (12-May-2016)
    Finding held even when mom-to-be's blood sugar condition was well-controlled

  • Severe Asthma in Childhood Linked to COPD Risk Later
    (12-May-2016)
    Treatments for kids didn't seem to offset risk in adulthood, research suggests

  • Health Tip: Monitoring Your Child's Development
    (12-May-2016)
    Make sure your youngster is on track

  • Don't Blame Kids' Behavior on Full Moon
    (12-May-2016)
    International study puts common myth to rest

  • Severe Asthma in Childhood Linked to COPD Risk Later
    (12-May-2016)
    Treatments for kids didn't seem to offset risk in adulthood, research suggests

  • Health Tip: Monitoring Your Child's Development
    (12-May-2016)
    Make sure your youngster is on track

  • Don't Blame Kids' Behavior on Full Moon
    (12-May-2016)
    International study puts common myth to rest

  • Mouse Models Reveal How Zika Infects Fetuses
    (11-May-2016)
    Virus attacks placenta first, then fetus, study shows

  • Mouse Models Reveal How Zika Infects Fetuses
    (11-May-2016)
    Virus attacks placenta first, then fetus, study shows

  • Mouse Models Reveal How Zika Infects Fetuses
    (11-May-2016)
    Virus attacks placenta first, then fetus, study shows

  • Nearly 1 Million More Kids Have Health Coverage After Obamacare
    (11-May-2016)
    Study shows 91 percent of Medicaid-eligible children are now enrolled

  • Nearly 1 Million More Kids Have Health Coverage After Obamacare
    (11-May-2016)
    Study shows 91 percent of Medicaid-eligible children are now enrolled

  • Do Genes Help Determine Your Education Level?
    (11-May-2016)
    Perhaps, but social and environmental factors have greater influence, researchers say

  • Kids With Autism Do Well Learning New Words: Study
    (10-May-2016)
    Like their peers without the disorder, they follow teacher's gaze as new object is named

  • Restrictive Diets May Cause Thyroid Troubles in Young Kids
    (10-May-2016)
    Cutting out foods with iodine led to deficiency that harmed metabolism in 2 children, case reports show

  • Malaria Vaccine Shows Promise in Small Study
    (10-May-2016)
    It protected more than half of healthy adult volunteers for up to a year

  • Restrictive Diets May Cause Thyroid Troubles in Young Kids
    (10-May-2016)
    Cutting out foods with iodine led to deficiency that harmed metabolism in 2 children, case reports show

  • Health Tip: Laundry Room is No Place for Kids' Play
    (10-May-2016)
    Help keep little ones safe

  • Kids With Autism Do Well Learning New Words: Study
    (10-May-2016)
    Like their peers without the disorder, they follow teacher's gaze as new object is named

  • Restrictive Diets May Cause Thyroid Troubles in Young Kids
    (10-May-2016)
    Cutting out foods with iodine led to deficiency that harmed metabolism in 2 children, case reports show

  • Study Links Excess Pre-Pregnancy Weight, Smoking to Heavy Kids
    (10-May-2016)
    Childhood obesity seems more likely when mothers are less educated

  • Health Tip: Laundry Room is No Place for Kids' Play
    (10-May-2016)
    Help keep little ones safe

  • Malaria Vaccine Shows Promise in Small Study
    (10-May-2016)
    It protected more than half of healthy adult volunteers for up to a year

  • Swaddling May Increase Chances of SIDS
    (09-May-2016)
    Study found wrapping blanket tightly around sleeping baby raised risk by almost 60 percent

  • Artificial Sweeteners During Pregnancy May Make for Heavier Infants
    (09-May-2016)
    Study found women who used them every day had babies who were twice as likely to be overweight by age 1 year

  • What You Need to Know About the Zika Virus
    (09-May-2016)
    As mosquito season approaches, people can take simple steps to protect themselves, health officials say

  • With Zika at the Doorstep, U.S. Health Officials Brace for Battle
    (09-May-2016)
    The mosquito-borne virus, which causes birth defects, expected to hit Gulf Coast states like Florida, Louisiana and Texas

  • Swaddling May Increase Chances of SIDS
    (09-May-2016)
    Study found wrapping blanket tightly around sleeping baby raised risk by almost 60 percent

  • E-Cigarette Poisonings Skyrocket Among Young Kids: Study
    (09-May-2016)
    Swallowing the liquid nicotine appears to affect kids under 6 the most, data show

  • Child Obesity Rates Drop in Canada
    (09-May-2016)
    Researchers say kids are still heavy, and public health officials can't become complacent

  • Artificial Sweeteners During Pregnancy May Make for Heavier Infants
    (09-May-2016)
    Study found women who used them every day had babies who were twice as likely to be overweight by age 1 year

  • Child Obesity Rates Drop in Canada
    (09-May-2016)
    Researchers say kids are still heavy, and public health officials can't become complacent

  • Child's Obesity Tied to Mom's Pregnancy Weight: Study
    (09-May-2016)
    Elevated blood sugar may also 'imprint' baby for extra pounds

  • E-Cigarette Poisonings Skyrocket Among Young Kids: Study
    (09-May-2016)
    Swallowing the liquid nicotine appears to affect kids under 6 the most, data show

  • Swaddling May Increase Chances of SIDS
    (09-May-2016)
    Study found wrapping blanket tightly around sleeping baby raised risk by almost 60 percent

  • Swaddling May Increase Chances of SIDS
    (09-May-2016)
    Study found wrapping blanket tightly around sleeping baby raised risk by almost 60 percent

  • 5 Tips for New Moms
    (08-May-2016)
    Talk to a doctor before giving babies any vitamins or medications, FDA says

  • Babies Not Natural Mimics
    (06-May-2016)
    Small study shows they aren't born with the ability to copy others, but they learn quickly

  • Zika Destroys Fetal Brain Cells, Lab Study Finds
    (06-May-2016)
    Virus appears to activate an immune system response that turns off or stunts cell development

  • Babies Not Natural Mimics
    (06-May-2016)
    Small study shows they aren't born with the ability to copy others, but they learn quickly

  • Harsh Parenting May Harm a Child's Physical Health
    (06-May-2016)
    Problems might last into early adulthood, study suggests

  • Zika Destroys Fetal Brain Cells, Lab Study Finds
    (06-May-2016)
    Virus appears to activate an immune system response that turns off or stunts cell development

  • Harsh Parenting May Harm a Child's Physical Health
    (06-May-2016)
    Problems might last into early adulthood, study suggests

  • Harsh Parenting May Harm a Child's Physical Health
    (06-May-2016)
    Problems might last into early adulthood, study suggests

  • Health Tip: Is Your Child an Emotional Eater?
    (06-May-2016)
    Here are potential warning signs

  • Harsh Parenting May Harm a Child's Physical Health
    (06-May-2016)
    Problems might last into early adulthood, study suggests

  • Health Tip: Is Your Child an Emotional Eater?
    (06-May-2016)
    Here are potential warning signs

  • Harsh Parenting May Harm a Child's Physical Health
    (06-May-2016)
    Problems might last into early adulthood, study suggests

  • Expectant Mom's Flu Shot Protects 2
    (03-May-2016)
    Infants benefit when a woman gets her influenza immunization during pregnancy, study confirms

  • Could Infant Colds, Other Infections Raise Type 1 Diabetes Risk?
    (03-May-2016)
    Study suggests a link, but researchers still don't understand the potential mechanisms

  • For ADHD, Start With Behavior Therapy, Not Drugs: CDC
    (03-May-2016)
    Parents of hyperactive young children can help them improve through guidance, experts say

  • Got Unused Meds? Here's What to Do
    (03-May-2016)
    Check for local take-back events, or contact the DEA for collection locations

  • Parents and Social Media: Do as I Say, Not as I Do
    (03-May-2016)
    Study finds kids often mirror what mom and dad do when it comes to technology use

  • Parents and Social Media: Do as I Say, Not as I Do
    (03-May-2016)
    Study finds kids often mirror what mom and dad do when it comes to technology use

  • For ADHD, Start With Behavior Therapy, Not Drugs: CDC
    (03-May-2016)
    Parents of hyperactive young children can help them improve through guidance, experts say

  • Expectant Mom's Flu Shot Protects 2
    (03-May-2016)
    Infants benefit when a woman gets her influenza immunization during pregnancy, study confirms

  • Bullying Can Turn Victims Into Bullies
    (02-May-2016)
    Greater risk for aggressive behavior when both cyberbullying and in-person taunting took place, study found

  • Study Suggests Aerial Pesticide Spraying Tied to Higher Autism Rates
    (02-May-2016)
    But researcher said finding doesn't prove cause-and-effect connection

  • Even in Taxis, Kids Belong in Safety Seats
    (02-May-2016)
    But study finds only 11 percent of children were properly restrained

  • More Kids Burned, Hospitalized as Fireworks Sales Rules Ease
    (02-May-2016)
    Findings don't show direct link to serious injuries, but reassessment of laws needed, researchers say

  • 'Wandering' a Hazard for More Than a Third of Kids With Autism
    (02-May-2016)
    In study, many were unaware they might be in danger, couldn't distinguish strangers from people they knew

  • Playground-Related Brain Injuries on Rise in U.S.
    (02-May-2016)
    ERs treat more kids, perhaps because of greater concussion awareness, experts say

  • Kids With Two Dads as Well-Adjusted as Other Kids, Study Finds
    (02-May-2016)
    But many of the fathers say they still face societal barriers

  • Bullying Can Turn Victims Into Bullies
    (02-May-2016)
    Greater risk for aggressive behavior when both cyberbullying and in-person taunting took place, study found

  • Study Suggests Aerial Pesticide Spraying Tied to Higher Autism Rates
    (02-May-2016)
    But researcher said finding doesn't prove cause-and-effect connection

  • More Kids Burned, Hospitalized as Fireworks Sales Rules Ease
    (02-May-2016)
    Findings don't show direct link to serious injuries, but reassessment of laws needed, researchers say

  • More U.S. Kids Have Chronic Health Problems: Study
    (02-May-2016)
    Low-income children are experiencing the biggest increases, researchers report

  • Even in Taxis, Kids Belong in Safety Seats
    (02-May-2016)
    But study finds only 11 percent of children were properly restrained

  • 'Wandering' a Hazard for More Than a Third of Kids With Autism
    (02-May-2016)
    In study, many were unaware they might be in danger, couldn't distinguish strangers from people they knew

  • More U.S. Kids Have Chronic Health Problems: Study
    (02-May-2016)
    Low-income children are experiencing the biggest increases, researchers report

  • Playground-Related Brain Injuries on Rise in U.S.
    (02-May-2016)
    ERs treat more kids, perhaps because of greater concussion awareness, experts say

  • Does TV Influence Which Alcohol Teens Favor?
    (02-May-2016)
    Study finds the more kids see a brand on shows, the more likely they'll drink it

  • Even in Taxis, Kids Belong in Safety Seats
    (02-May-2016)
    But study finds only 11 percent of children were properly restrained

  • Kids With Two Dads as Well-Adjusted as Other Kids, Study Finds
    (02-May-2016)
    But many of the fathers say they still face societal barriers

  • Autism Diagnosed at Younger Ages
    (02-May-2016)
    Researcher says this is due to change in screening guidelines for 18- and 24-month-olds

  • Playground-Related Brain Injuries on Rise in U.S.
    (02-May-2016)
    ERs treat more kids, perhaps because of greater concussion awareness, experts say

  • Study Suggests Aerial Pesticide Spraying Tied to Higher Autism Rates
    (02-May-2016)
    But researcher said finding doesn't prove cause-and-effect connection

  • Officials Report First Zika Death in Puerto Rico
    (29-Apr-2016)
    The victim was a 70-year-old man

  • Kids of Older Moms May Have a Leg Up on Their Peers
    (29-Apr-2016)
    They tend to be taller, better educated, and societal changes over time may be behind trend, study suggests

  • Health Tip: Avoid Alcohol While Nursing
    (29-Apr-2016)
    Help keep baby safe

  • Kids of Older Moms May Have a Leg Up on Their Peers
    (29-Apr-2016)
    They tend to be taller, better educated, and societal changes over time may be behind trend, study suggests

  • Jello Shots While Underage, Bigger Booze Problems Later?
    (29-Apr-2016)
    Study suggests the alcohol-soaked products are early sign of trouble

  • E-Cigarettes 'In' at Some Schools
    (29-Apr-2016)
    In certain places, teens more likely to vape, regardless of regular cigarette use, study says

  • Health Tip: Avoid Alcohol While Nursing
    (29-Apr-2016)
    Help keep baby safe

  • E-Cigarettes 'In' at Some Schools
    (29-Apr-2016)
    In certain places, teens more likely to vape, regardless of regular cigarette use, study says

  • Mild Air Pollution of Concern in Pregnancy
    (28-Apr-2016)
    Study found risk for a leading cause of premature birth began below EPA standards

  • Two Genes May Raise Odds for Fraternal Twin Pregnancies
    (28-Apr-2016)
    Variants make the release of multiple eggs more likely, researchers say

  • Skateboarding Mishaps Send 176 U.S. Kids to ERs Every Day
    (27-Apr-2016)
    Protective gear is essential for preventing injuries, experts say

  • 1 in 4 Hospitalized Newborns Gets Heartburn Drugs, Despite Risks
    (27-Apr-2016)
    Study shows use is common, but prior research suggests a danger to babies

  • Spanking: More Harm Than Good?
    (27-Apr-2016)
    It can lead to psychological, learning problems in kids, analysis of 75 studies suggests

  • Mom's Pre-Pregnancy Weight May Help Predict Child's Size
    (27-Apr-2016)
    Study also found six months of breast-feeding offered protection against excess pounds in child

  • Spanking: More Harm Than Good?
    (27-Apr-2016)
    It can lead to psychological, learning problems in kids, analysis of 75 studies suggests

  • Mom's Pre-Pregnancy Weight May Help Predict Child's Size
    (27-Apr-2016)
    Study also found six months of breast-feeding offered protection against excess pounds in child

  • Skateboarding Mishaps Send 176 U.S. Kids to ERs Every Day
    (27-Apr-2016)
    Protective gear is essential for preventing injuries, experts say

  • Spanking: More Harm Than Good?
    (27-Apr-2016)
    It can lead to psychological, learning problems in kids, analysis of 75 studies suggests

  • Antibody Shot Protects Monkeys From HIV-Like Infection
    (27-Apr-2016)
    New approach might one day give doctors another treatment option or a way to develop an AIDS vaccine

  • Day Care Babies Catch Stomach Bugs Earlier, But Get Fewer Later
    (26-Apr-2016)
    Protective effect seen from preschool to age 6, study says

  • Rates of Severe Obesity Among U.S. Kids Still Rising: Study
    (26-Apr-2016)
    Treatment for these 4.5 million children is urgently needed, researcher says

  • Early Emotional Support May Help Kids Manage Feelings Later
    (26-Apr-2016)
    Preschool children given high levels of caring showed specific brain changes

  • Early Emotional Support May Help Kids Manage Feelings Later
    (26-Apr-2016)
    Preschool children given high levels of caring showed specific brain changes

  • With Flu Shot, Timing May Be Everything
    (26-Apr-2016)
    Vaccination seems to provide greater immune response in the morning than in the afternoon, study suggests

  • Rates of Severe Obesity Among U.S. Kids Still Rising: Study
    (26-Apr-2016)
    Treatment for these 4.5 million children is urgently needed, researcher says

  • Early Emotional Support May Help Kids Manage Feelings Later
    (26-Apr-2016)
    Preschool children given high levels of caring showed specific brain changes

  • Early Emotional Support May Help Kids Manage Feelings Later
    (26-Apr-2016)
    Preschool children given high levels of caring showed specific brain changes

  • With Flu Shot, Timing May Be Everything
    (26-Apr-2016)
    Vaccination seems to provide greater immune response in the morning than in the afternoon, study suggests

  • Temporarily Turning Blue Sometimes Normal for Babies, Doctors Say
    (25-Apr-2016)
    American Academy of Pediatrics refines guideline on what's called a 'brief resolved unexplained event'

  • Babies Fed Rice-Based Cereals Have Higher Arsenic Levels, Study Finds
    (25-Apr-2016)
    To avoid potential harm, experts recommend consuming a variety of grains early in life

  • Music Might Give Babies' Language Skills a Boost
    (25-Apr-2016)
    Small study suggests an effect, but just how long it may last is unclear

  • Contraception Safety Program for Acne Drug Failing in Canada
    (25-Apr-2016)
    Accutane raises risk of birth defects, but many women taking it don't follow guidelines to avoid pregnancy, study finds

  • Certain Cancers Seem Less Likely for Kids of Hispanic Moms Born Outside U.S.
    (25-Apr-2016)
    Analyzing immigrant population can help identify tumor causes, researcher says

  • Babies Fed Rice-Based Cereals Have Higher Arsenic Levels, Study Finds
    (25-Apr-2016)
    To avoid potential harm, experts recommend consuming a variety of grains early in life

  • Music Might Give Babies' Language Skills a Boost
    (25-Apr-2016)
    Small study suggests an effect, but just how long it may last is unclear

  • More Kids Being Poisoned by Detergent Pods: Study
    (25-Apr-2016)
    Parents of young kids should not have these products in the home, experts say

  • Certain Cancers Seem Less Likely for Kids of Hispanic Moms Born Outside U.S.
    (25-Apr-2016)
    Analyzing immigrant population can help identify tumor causes, researcher says

  • Certain Cancers Seem Less Likely for Kids of Hispanic Moms Born Outside U.S.
    (25-Apr-2016)
    Analyzing immigrant population can help identify tumor causes, researcher says

  • Temporarily Turning Blue Sometimes Normal for Babies, Doctors Say
    (25-Apr-2016)
    American Academy of Pediatrics refines guideline on what's called a 'brief resolved unexplained event'

  • Babies Fed Rice-Based Cereals Have Higher Arsenic Levels, Study Finds
    (25-Apr-2016)
    To avoid potential harm, experts recommend consuming a variety of grains early in life

  • Music Might Give Babies' Language Skills a Boost
    (25-Apr-2016)
    Small study suggests an effect, but just how long it may last is unclear

  • Temporarily Turning Blue Sometimes Normal for Babies, Doctors Say
    (25-Apr-2016)
    American Academy of Pediatrics refines guideline on what's called a 'brief resolved unexplained event'

  • Swim Safely This Summer
    (23-Apr-2016)
    Use life jackets when needed, supervise kids at all times, American Red Cross says

  • Businesses Should Be Mindful of Zika Danger to Workers, CDC Says
    (22-Apr-2016)
    One advisory: Let employees who feel nervous about travel to endemic areas stay put

  • New Guidelines Issued on Breast, Genital Plastic Surgery for Teen Girls
    (22-Apr-2016)
    Leading ob/gyn group says growing interest in procedures prompted recommendations

  • Take Precautions to Prevent Child Poisonings
    (22-Apr-2016)
    Common household products, including detergents and medications, are often to blame, doctor says

  • Take Precautions to Prevent Child Poisonings
    (22-Apr-2016)
    Common household products, including detergents and medications, are often to blame, doctor says

  • Teen Moms May Ignore Advice for Helping Babies Sleep Safely
    (21-Apr-2016)
    Awareness of SIDS risk didn't spur young mothers to follow recommendations, study finds

  • Teen Moms May Ignore Advice for Helping Babies Sleep Safely
    (21-Apr-2016)
    Awareness of SIDS risk didn't spur young mothers to follow recommendations, study finds

  • Childhood Cancer Survivors Often Feel Older Than Their Years
    (21-Apr-2016)
    Treatment-related conditions may affect their long-term well-being, study finds

  • Nagging Your Kids About Weight Might Backfire
    (21-Apr-2016)
    Children added pounds if parents thought they were heavy, research suggests

  • Teen Moms May Ignore Advice for Helping Babies Sleep Safely
    (21-Apr-2016)
    Awareness of SIDS risk didn't spur young mothers to follow recommendations, study finds

  • Nagging Your Kids About Weight Might Backfire
    (21-Apr-2016)
    Children added pounds if parents thought they were heavy, research suggests

  • Eating Disorders Seem More Common in Schools Where Girls Predominate
    (21-Apr-2016)
    And schools with kids from more educated parents also had higher rates, study found

  • Teen Moms May Ignore Advice for Helping Babies Sleep Safely
    (21-Apr-2016)
    Awareness of SIDS risk didn't spur young mothers to follow recommendations, study finds

  • Cow's Milk Allergy in Childhood May Lead to Weaker Bones: Study
    (20-Apr-2016)
    But one expert contends that difference in bone density wasn't enough, on average, to worry about fractures

  • Cow's Milk Allergy in Childhood May Lead to Weaker Bones: Study
    (20-Apr-2016)
    But one expert contends that difference in bone density wasn't enough, on average, to worry about fractures

  • More Evidence Gay Parents Raise Well-Adjusted Kids
    (19-Apr-2016)
    Latest study found no differences in general health, mental health or learning abilities

  • FDA Launches Ad Campaign Against Chewing Tobacco
    (19-Apr-2016)
    Health officials targeting rural teens with messages about health risks of smokeless tobacco products

  • Health Tip: Calming a Child After a Nightmare
    (19-Apr-2016)
    Offer comfort and reassurance

  • More Evidence Gay Parents Raise Well-Adjusted Kids
    (19-Apr-2016)
    Latest study found no differences in general health, mental health or learning abilities

  • FDA Launches Ad Campaign Against Chewing Tobacco
    (19-Apr-2016)
    Health officials targeting rural teens with messages about health risks of smokeless tobacco products

  • Health Tip: Calming a Child After a Nightmare
    (19-Apr-2016)
    Offer comfort and reassurance

  • More Evidence Gay Parents Raise Well-Adjusted Kids
    (19-Apr-2016)
    Latest study found no differences in general health, mental health or learning abilities

  • Two-Step Ebola Vaccine Strategy Works in Early Trial
    (19-Apr-2016)
    But one expert says two shots might be hard to give in an outbreak setting

  • Toddlers' Sweet Tooth a Weight-Gain Danger, Study Confirms
    (18-Apr-2016)
    Tots who favored sugary snacks over salty ones tended to be heavier by age 3, researchers found

  • Many U.S. Adults Think Kids' Health Is Worse Today
    (18-Apr-2016)
    They also think children have higher stress levels, less family time, poorer coping skills and personal friendships, survey finds

  • Many U.S. Adults Think Kids' Health Is Worse Today
    (18-Apr-2016)
    They also think children have higher stress levels, less family time, poorer coping skills and personal friendships, survey finds

  • Many U.S. Adults Think Kids' Health Is Worse Today
    (18-Apr-2016)
    They also think children have higher stress levels, less family time, poorer coping skills and personal friendships, survey finds

  • Toddlers' Sweet Tooth a Weight-Gain Danger, Study Confirms
    (18-Apr-2016)
    Tots who favored sugary snacks over salty ones tended to be heavier by age 3, researchers found

  • U.S. Health Experts Debate Advice to Women Once Zika Virus Arrives
    (15-Apr-2016)
    At issue: should women be told to avoid getting pregnant during mosquito season

  • Simple Steps Can Keep Lawn Mowing Safe
    (15-Apr-2016)
    Before cutting the grass, review these safety tips

  • Health Tip: Stop Eating When You're Full
    (15-Apr-2016)
    Pay attention to feeling of fullness

  • Health Tip: Stop Eating When You're Full
    (15-Apr-2016)
    Pay attention to feeling of fullness

  • Makers of Corn Masa Flour Can Add Folic Acid
    (14-Apr-2016)
    Vitamin helps prevent birth defects

  • No Drop in Teen Use of Tobacco Products, CDC Says, and E-Cigs May Be Why
    (14-Apr-2016)
    Electronic smoking devices have now eclipsed traditional cigarettes as most widely used product among kids

  • Zika Virus Causes Brain Defects in Babies: CDC
    (13-Apr-2016)
    Agency says evidence confirms infection during early pregnancy leads to severe form of microcephaly

  • Lung Ultrasound May Be Best to Spot Pneumonia in Kids: Study
    (13-Apr-2016)
    Avoided radiation exposure of standard chest X-rays, and didn't miss any cases

  • Lung Ultrasound May Be Best to Spot Pneumonia in Kids: Study
    (13-Apr-2016)
    Avoided radiation exposure of standard chest X-rays, and didn't miss any cases

  • Health Tip: Why Are Some Babies Born Bigger?
    (13-Apr-2016)
    Mother's health can affect baby's size

  • Cleaner Air in California May Mean Healthier Kids: Study
    (12-Apr-2016)
    As smog levels dropped over two decades, children in 8 communities suffered fewer breathing problems

  • Cleaner Air in California May Mean Healthier Kids: Study
    (12-Apr-2016)
    As smog levels dropped over two decades, children in 8 communities suffered fewer breathing problems

  • A Mild Flu Season, and the End Is in Sight: CDC
    (12-Apr-2016)
    This year's vaccine was a very good match, officials say

  • Zika May Be Linked to Autoimmune Brain Disorder, Study Says
    (11-Apr-2016)
    Researchers in Brazil detect symptoms similar to multiple sclerosis

  • Why Do Some Kids Escape Terrible Genetic Disorders?
    (11-Apr-2016)
    Insights into 13 rare cases suggest DNA is not always destiny when it comes to inherited diseases

  • Why Do Some Kids Escape Terrible Genetic Disorders?
    (11-Apr-2016)
    Insights into 13 rare cases suggest DNA is not always destiny when it comes to inherited diseases

  • Rural Kids Face Special Challenges When Seriously Ill: Study
    (11-Apr-2016)
    They cost more to treat, travel farther for care and often need hospital readmission, researchers say

  • Life-Saving Health Care in Poor Nations Would Cost $5 Per Person: Study
    (11-Apr-2016)
    Money could expand basic health care services for mothers, babies and children in 74 nations

  • Why Do Some Kids Escape Terrible Genetic Disorders?
    (11-Apr-2016)
    Insights into 13 rare cases suggest DNA is not always destiny when it comes to inherited diseases

  • Mom's Obesity, Diabetes May Spur Fetus to Grow Too Fast
    (08-Apr-2016)
    Finding suggests doctors might want to screen at-risk women sooner

  • Schools in Most States Skimp on Phys Ed, Study Finds
    (08-Apr-2016)
    Only Oregon and D.C. require recommended amount of physical activity; many states withhold it or use it as punishment

  • Tracking Kids' Eye Movements Might Shed New Light on Autism
    (08-Apr-2016)
    When conversations turn emotional, children with ASD change visual focus, may miss social clues, study says

  • Better Sleep May Boost Young Students' Grades
    (08-Apr-2016)
    Elementary school program designed to improve sleep habits led to improved report cards, study found

  • Schools in Most States Skimp on Phys Ed, Study Finds
    (08-Apr-2016)
    Only Oregon and D.C. require recommended amount of physical activity; many states withhold it or use it as punishment

  • Smoking Rates Stall Among Young Blacks
    (08-Apr-2016)
    Progress in anti-smoking campaigns slows as tobacco companies ramp up marketing in black neighborhoods, study says

  • Short Gap Between Pregnancies Tied to Higher Autism Risk?
    (07-Apr-2016)
    Data review can't prove cause-and-effect, but suggests that ideal spacing between children is 2 to 5 years

  • Preschoolers' Diets Improved After Federal Food Voucher Changes: Study
    (07-Apr-2016)
    More fruits, veggies, whole grains and low-fat milk were added to nutrition program for poor in 2009

  • Sleepy Teens Are Risk-Taking Teens
    (07-Apr-2016)
    Sleep deprivation leads to unsafe behaviors, CDC researchers say

  • Study Sees No Link Between Common Epilepsy Drug, Certain Birth Defects
    (06-Apr-2016)
    Large review found no greater risk of clubfoot, cleft palate, in babies of moms-to-be who used lamotrigine

  • Health Tip: Is Your Child Ready for Potty Training?
    (06-Apr-2016)
    Motor and language skills are a must

  • Pot Use During Pregnancy Tied to Low Birth Weight Babies
    (06-Apr-2016)
    Study also finds raised risk of newborns needing intensive care, but it doesn't prove cause-and-effect

  • Restaurants Cut Calories in Kids' Meals, Study Finds
    (06-Apr-2016)
    But salt and fat still a concern, expert says

  • Restaurants Cut Calories in Kids' Meals, Study Finds
    (06-Apr-2016)
    But salt and fat still a concern, expert says

  • Health Tip: Is Your Child Ready for Potty Training?
    (06-Apr-2016)
    Motor and language skills are a must

  • Restaurants Cut Calories in Kids' Meals, Study Finds
    (06-Apr-2016)
    But salt and fat still a concern, expert says

  • Caring for Baby's Teeth Starts Before Birth
    (05-Apr-2016)
    Expert shares timeline for child's dental health

  • Health Tip: Your Extracurricular Teen
    (05-Apr-2016)
    Are after-school activities causing stress?

  • Health Tip: Your Extracurricular Teen
    (05-Apr-2016)
    Are after-school activities causing stress?

  • Caring for Baby's Teeth Starts Before Birth
    (05-Apr-2016)
    Expert shares timeline for child's dental health

  • FDA Suggests Limit for Arsenic in Infant Rice Cereal
    (01-Apr-2016)
    The element occurs naturally in soil and water; rice plants absorb it more than other crops, agency says

  • CDC Zika Summit Details Plans to Fight Mosquito-Borne Illness
    (01-Apr-2016)
    The primary concern is potential for birth defects, officials say

  • Booze-Branded Merchandise May Spur Teen Drinking
    (01-Apr-2016)
    Studies show link between owning alcohol-related items and youth alcohol use

  • Pediatricians Vary Widely in Diagnosing ADHD, Depression
    (01-Apr-2016)
    5 years of data show 15 percent of kids diagnosed with mental health condition; most prescribed drugs

  • Type 1 Diabetes Linked to Epilepsy Risk, Study Suggests
    (01-Apr-2016)
    But the research did not prove a cause-and-effect connection

  • Booze-Branded Merchandise May Spur Teen Drinking
    (01-Apr-2016)
    Studies show link between owning alcohol-related items and youth alcohol use

  • Pediatricians Vary Widely in Diagnosing ADHD, Depression
    (01-Apr-2016)
    5 years of data show 15 percent of kids diagnosed with mental health condition; most prescribed drugs

  • Infant's BMI May Predict Early Childhood Obesity, Study Says
    (01-Apr-2016)
    Pediatricians should assess body mass index beginning at 6 months, researchers advise

  • Booze-Branded Merchandise May Spur Teen Drinking
    (01-Apr-2016)
    Studies show link between owning alcohol-related items and youth alcohol use

  • Type 1 Diabetes Linked to Epilepsy Risk, Study Suggests
    (01-Apr-2016)
    But the research did not prove a cause-and-effect connection

  • FDA Suggests Limit for Arsenic in Infant Rice Cereal
    (01-Apr-2016)
    The element occurs naturally in soil and water; rice plants absorb it more than other crops, agency says

  • Smoking During Pregnancy Seems to Alter Fetal DNA, Study Finds
    (31-Mar-2016)
    Discovery could help explain link between expectant moms' tobacco use and kids' health problems

  • U.S. Autism Rate Unchanged at 1 in 68 Kids: CDC
    (31-Mar-2016)
    It's not yet clear if the rate will stabilize over the long-term, experts say

  • Even Controlled, Epilepsy May Still Cause Problems for Kids
    (31-Mar-2016)
    Study finds social and educational issues may be a concern as children get older

  • Even Controlled, Epilepsy May Still Cause Problems for Kids
    (31-Mar-2016)
    Study finds social and educational issues may be a concern as children get older

  • Even Controlled, Epilepsy May Still Cause Problems for Kids
    (31-Mar-2016)
    Study finds social and educational issues may be a concern as children get older

  • Even Controlled, Epilepsy May Still Cause Problems for Kids
    (31-Mar-2016)
    Study finds social and educational issues may be a concern as children get older

  • U.S. Autism Rate Unchanged at 1 in 68 Kids: CDC
    (31-Mar-2016)
    It's not yet clear if the rate will stabilize over the long-term, experts say

  • Even Controlled, Epilepsy May Still Cause Problems for Kids
    (31-Mar-2016)
    Study finds social and educational issues may be a concern as children get older

  • Flu Shot Might Cut Stillbirth Risk
    (31-Mar-2016)
    Australian researchers find possible link in large-scale study

  • Study Explores Mechanism Between Zika Virus, Birth Defects
    (30-Mar-2016)
    Protein on fetal stem cells provides pathway for Zika; discovery might lead to infection-blocking drugs, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Watch for Mental Health 'Red Flags' in Kids
    (30-Mar-2016)
    Warning signs you shouldn't ignore include changes in sleep habits

  • Breakfast in School Classrooms Expands Participation, Not Waistlines
    (30-Mar-2016)
    Despite critics' fears, serving breakfast at kids' desks has not increased obesity rates, study finds

  • Health Tip: Watch for Mental Health 'Red Flags' in Kids
    (30-Mar-2016)
    Warning signs you shouldn't ignore include changes in sleep habits

  • Many Americans Misinformed About Zika Virus
    (29-Mar-2016)
    Harvard poll shows they don't know how virus spreads or how it affects health

  • Stay Safe in the Water This Spring Break
    (29-Mar-2016)
    Vigilance at the beach is key, especially for young children, expert says

  • Stay Safe in the Water This Spring Break
    (29-Mar-2016)
    Vigilance at the beach is key, especially for young children, expert says

  • How to Tell If Your Teen Has a Mental Health Problem
    (29-Mar-2016)
    1 in 5 kids develop a serious problem but many go years without treatment, psychiatrist says

  • Infant Ear Infections Becoming Less Common
    (28-Mar-2016)
    Just under half of U.S. babies have them in first year now, compared to 60 percent in '80s and '90s

  • Infant Ear Infections Becoming Less Common
    (28-Mar-2016)
    Just under half of U.S. babies have them in first year now, compared to 60 percent in '80s and '90s

  • On-the-Job Training Funds for Pediatricians Lagging: Experts
    (28-Mar-2016)
    American Academy of Pediatrics says changes are needed to ensure enough children's specialists

  • Infant Ear Infections Becoming Less Common
    (28-Mar-2016)
    Just under half of U.S. babies have them in first year now, compared to 60 percent in '80s and '90s

  • CDC: Federal Anti-Smoking Campaign Still Paying Off
    (28-Mar-2016)
    Ads have helped at least 400,000 Americans to give up tobacco since 2012, survey finds

  • Infant Ear Infections Becoming Less Common
    (28-Mar-2016)
    Just under half of U.S. babies have them in first year now, compared to 60 percent in '80s and '90s

  • Injuries More Common in Teens Who Focus on Single Sport
    (26-Mar-2016)
    Study shows the more teens specialize, the greater the risk of knee and hip problems

  • CDC Sets New Guidelines on Sex After Zika Exposure
    (25-Mar-2016)
    Men with known infection from the virus should wait 6 months before condom-free sex, agency says

  • Troubled Kids' Psychiatric Care Often Delayed by Insurance Rules
    (25-Mar-2016)
    Dealing with red tape consumes clinicians' time, poses danger to patients, researchers say

  • Troubled Kids' Psychiatric Care Often Delayed by Insurance Rules
    (25-Mar-2016)
    Dealing with red tape consumes clinicians' time, poses danger to patients, researchers say

  • Troubled Kids' Psychiatric Care Often Delayed by Insurance Rules
    (25-Mar-2016)
    Dealing with red tape consumes clinicians' time, poses danger to patients, researchers say

  • Spring a Good Time to Instill Healthy Habits in Kids
    (25-Mar-2016)
    Outside activity feels less like a chore when the weather is warm, expert suggests

  • Spring a Good Time to Instill Healthy Habits in Kids
    (25-Mar-2016)
    Outside activity feels less like a chore when the weather is warm, expert suggests

  • Troubled Kids' Psychiatric Care Often Delayed by Insurance Rules
    (25-Mar-2016)
    Dealing with red tape consumes clinicians' time, poses danger to patients, researchers say

  • Spring a Good Time to Instill Healthy Habits in Kids
    (25-Mar-2016)
    Outside activity feels less like a chore when the weather is warm, expert suggests

  • Caffeine Intake -- Even Dad's -- Linked to Miscarriage, Study Says
    (25-Mar-2016)
    Behaviors prior to conception influence pregnancy loss

  • Adults Don't Need Tetanus Shot Every Decade: Study
    (25-Mar-2016)
    Booster shot every 30 years would protect as well as every 10 years, and save money, researchers contend

  • Kids' Fruit Drinks, Juices Contain Day's Worth of Sugar
    (24-Mar-2016)
    Study was conducted in Britain, but experts say similar results would be found in U.S.

  • Kids' Fruit Drinks, Juices Contain Day's Worth of Sugar
    (24-Mar-2016)
    Study was conducted in Britain, but experts say similar results would be found in U.S.

  • Health Tip: Breakfast Is Essential
    (23-Mar-2016)
    It can help kids do better in school

  • Health Tip: Breakfast Is Essential
    (23-Mar-2016)
    It can help kids do better in school

  • Antibiotics Don't Boost Baby's Weight: Study
    (22-Mar-2016)
    Contrary to what happens in animals, infection-fighting drugs won't cause excess pounds, researchers say

  • Uninsured Parents Often Unaware Kids Could Be Covered
    (22-Mar-2016)
    U.S. study of minority children finds many have unmet health needs

  • Uninsured Parents Often Unaware Kids Could Be Covered
    (22-Mar-2016)
    U.S. study of minority children finds many have unmet health needs

  • Antibiotics Don't Boost Baby's Weight: Study
    (22-Mar-2016)
    Contrary to what happens in animals, infection-fighting drugs won't cause excess pounds, researchers say

  • Many Parents Skeptical of Online Doctor Ratings, Poll Finds
    (22-Mar-2016)
    But one-third turn to Internet to choose physicians

  • CDC: 116 Cases of Zika in U.S. Residents in First 2 Months of Year
    (21-Mar-2016)
    Nearly all had a probable link to travel to a Zika-endemic area outside the United States, agency says

  • Most Families Cherish a Child With Down Syndrome, Survey Finds
    (21-Mar-2016)
    Only younger siblings struggled in some cases, which researchers said wasn't surprising

  • 60,000 U.S. Kids Treated for Accidental Medicine Poisoning a Year
    (21-Mar-2016)
    Toddlers account for 7 out of 10 cases, report says

  • Most Families Cherish a Child With Down Syndrome, Survey Finds
    (21-Mar-2016)
    Only younger siblings struggled in some cases, which researchers said wasn't surprising

  • 60,000 U.S. Kids Treated for Accidental Medicine Poisoning a Year
    (21-Mar-2016)
    Toddlers account for 7 out of 10 cases, report says

  • Heart Defects at Birth May Raise Risk for PTSD Later in Life
    (18-Mar-2016)
    Rate is three times higher than in the general population, study finds

  • CDC: 116 Cases of Zika in U.S. Residents in First 2 Months of Year
    (18-Mar-2016)
    Nearly all had a probable link to travel to a Zika-endemic area outside the United States, agency says

  • Could Growing Up Poor Raise Obesity Risks Later?
    (18-Mar-2016)
    Kids raised in low-income neighborhoods were more likely to put on weight as adults, study found

  • Psychological Disorders Affect 1 in 7 U.S. Kids Under 9: CDC
    (18-Mar-2016)
    Parents' mental health, lack of medical care contribute to disabilities, researchers say

  • Psychological Disorders Affect 1 in 7 U.S. Kids Under 9: CDC
    (18-Mar-2016)
    Parents' mental health, lack of medical care contribute to disabilities, researchers say

  • Flu Season Hasn't Peaked Yet
    (18-Mar-2016)
    This year's vaccine is a good match for circulating strains, CDC says

  • Psychological Disorders Affect 1 in 7 U.S. Kids Under 9: CDC
    (18-Mar-2016)
    Parents' mental health, lack of medical care contribute to disabilities, researchers say

  • Could Growing Up Poor Raise Obesity Risks Later?
    (18-Mar-2016)
    Kids raised in low-income neighborhoods were more likely to put on weight as adults, study found

  • Psychological Disorders Affect 1 in 7 U.S. Kids Under 9: CDC
    (18-Mar-2016)
    Parents' mental health, lack of medical care contribute to disabilities, researchers say

  • Flu Season Hasn't Peaked Yet
    (18-Mar-2016)
    This year's vaccine is a good match for circulating strains, CDC says

  • More Young Americans Support Gay Adoption: Survey
    (17-Mar-2016)
    But tolerance still varies between teens and 40-somethings

  • More Healthy Foods Offered in School Lunches, Study Finds
    (17-Mar-2016)
    But some parts of the country are further ahead than others

  • School Breakfast Programs Vital, Even if Some Kids Also Eat at Home
    (17-Mar-2016)
    Skipping the morning meal was tied to higher weight in study of middle schoolers

  • More Young Americans Support Gay Adoption: Survey
    (17-Mar-2016)
    But tolerance still varies between teens and 40-somethings

  • Scientists Assess Risk to Pregnant Women Infected With Zika
    (16-Mar-2016)
    A woman infected in 1st trimester has 1 in 100 chance of delivering baby with microcephaly, data suggests

  • Kids Who Aren't Ready for Kindergarten May Suffer Long-Term Consequences
    (16-Mar-2016)
    Study finds such youngsters more likely to be held back, or even expelled by fourth grade

  • Kids Who Aren't Ready for Kindergarten May Suffer Long-Term Consequences
    (16-Mar-2016)
    Study finds such youngsters more likely to be held back, or even expelled by fourth grade

  • New Dengue Virus Vaccine Shows Promise
    (16-Mar-2016)
    Research may also aid in development of Zika virus vaccine, expert suggests

  • Antibiotic Resistance Common in Kids' Urinary Tract Infections
    (16-Mar-2016)
    Researchers say threat is worrisome because children are at high risk of kidney complications

  • Health Tip: Make Sure Your Child's Car Seat Is Safe
    (16-Mar-2016)

  • Antibiotic Resistance Common in Kids' Urinary Tract Infections
    (16-Mar-2016)
    Researchers say threat is worrisome because children are at high risk of kidney complications

  • Health Tip: Make Sure Your Child's Car Seat Is Safe
    (16-Mar-2016)

  • Kids Who Aren't Ready for Kindergarten May Suffer Long-Term Consequences
    (16-Mar-2016)
    Study finds such youngsters more likely to be held back, or even expelled by fourth grade

  • New Dengue Virus Vaccine Shows Promise
    (16-Mar-2016)
    Research may also aid in development of Zika virus vaccine, expert suggests

  • Repeat C-Section May Have No Long-Term Health Risk for Baby
    (15-Mar-2016)
    Scottish study finds no significant differences in learning disabilities, risk for various conditions

  • Good Sleep Habits Ready Kids for School Success
    (15-Mar-2016)
    Those who still have trouble by age 5 are more apt to have classroom outbursts, researcher finds

  • Vaccine Refusal a Driving Force Behind Measles Outbreaks, Study Finds
    (15-Mar-2016)
    As trend continues, researcher fears more outbreaks of whooping cough, too

  • School-Based 'Overweight Warnings' May Not Keep Girls Slim
    (14-Mar-2016)
    NYC study found no effect for students at or near the cutoff for being overweight

  • Two-Dose Chickenpox Shot Gets the Job Done, Study Shows
    (14-Mar-2016)
    Adding second shot at ages 4 to 6 is almost 100 percent effective

  • Flu Shot Safe for Surgery Patients in Hospital: Study
    (14-Mar-2016)
    Findings show it won't increase complications

  • Stomach Troubles Not Linked to Autism, Study Finds
    (14-Mar-2016)
    Gastrointestinal problems don't cause the disorder, researcher says

  • Stomach Troubles Not Linked to Autism, Study Finds
    (14-Mar-2016)
    Gastrointestinal problems don't cause the disorder, researcher says

  • School-Based 'Overweight Warnings' May Not Keep Girls Slim
    (14-Mar-2016)
    NYC study found no effect for students at or near the cutoff for being overweight

  • Two-Dose Chickenpox Shot Gets the Job Done, Study Shows
    (14-Mar-2016)
    Adding second shot at ages 4 to 6 is almost 100 percent effective

  • Flu Shot Safe for Surgery Patients in Hospital: Study
    (14-Mar-2016)
    Findings show it won't increase complications

  • Two-Dose Chickenpox Shot Gets the Job Done, Study Shows
    (14-Mar-2016)
    Adding second shot at ages 4 to 6 is almost 100 percent effective

  • In Zika Fight, FDA Gives Tentative OK to Tests of Gene-Modified Mosquito
    (11-Mar-2016)
    Agency says testing the insects in Florida Keys poses little risk to people, animals and the environment

  • Mom's Smoking May Put Kids at Higher Risk of COPD in Adulthood
    (11-Mar-2016)
    Risk was almost tripled when mothers smoked heavily, but study didn't prove cause and effect

  • If Younger Sibling Arrives Before 1st Grade, Kids Less Likely to Be Obese: Study
    (11-Mar-2016)
    But children who didn't have a younger sibling by first grade much more likely to be obese

  • Mom's Smoking May Put Kids at Higher Risk of COPD in Adulthood
    (11-Mar-2016)
    Risk was almost tripled when mothers smoked heavily, but study didn't prove cause and effect

  • Mom's Smoking May Put Kids at Higher Risk of COPD in Adulthood
    (11-Mar-2016)
    Risk was almost tripled when mothers smoked heavily, but study didn't prove cause and effect

  • If Younger Sibling Arrives Before 1st Grade, Kids Less Likely to Be Obese: Study
    (11-Mar-2016)
    But children who didn't have a younger sibling by first grade much more likely to be obese

  • Another Neurological Disorder Tied to Zika
    (10-Mar-2016)
    It may cause meningoencephalitis, an infection and swelling of the brain, researchers say

  • Agent Orange Linked to Bladder Cancer, Thyroid Problems, Panel Says
    (10-Mar-2016)
    Herbicide was used during Vietnam War, and vets with Parkinson's-like symptoms can file claim for the condition

  • Zika Poses Serious Threat to Puerto Rico: U.S. Health Officials
    (10-Mar-2016)
    They say funds needed to battle the virus, which has been linked to severe birth defects

  • Special Infant Formulas Don't Shield Against Asthma, Allergies: Study
    (09-Mar-2016)
    Review of nearly 70 years of data found no protective effect; experts urge breast-feeding instead

  • Scientists Use Stem Cells to Correct Infant Cataracts
    (09-Mar-2016)
    Leaving these cells behind during removal of damaged tissue led to regeneration of new, clear lens

  • Scientists Use Stem Cells to Correct Infant Cataracts
    (09-Mar-2016)
    Leaving these cells behind during removal of damaged tissue led to regeneration of new, clear lens

  • U.S. Pediatricians to Add Poverty to Well-Visit Checklist
    (09-Mar-2016)
    One simple question might help families avert serious health risks, American Academy of Pediatrics says

  • Special Infant Formulas Don't Shield Against Asthma, Allergies: Study
    (09-Mar-2016)
    Review of nearly 70 years of data found no protective effect; experts urge breast-feeding instead

  • U.S. Pediatricians to Add Poverty to Well-Visit Checklist
    (09-Mar-2016)
    One simple question might help families avert serious health risks, American Academy of Pediatrics says

  • Special Infant Formulas Don't Shield Against Asthma, Allergies: Study
    (09-Mar-2016)
    Review of nearly 70 years of data found no protective effect; experts urge breast-feeding instead

  • Most Teens Who Abuse ADHD Meds Get Them From Others
    (08-Mar-2016)
    Study finds 54 percent of kids surveyed use medications for non-medicinal purposes

  • Pot Smokers May Face 5 Times Greater Risk of Alcohol Abuse
    (08-Mar-2016)
    Marijuana users also less likely to quit drinking, researchers say

  • Low Prenatal Vitamin D Linked to Later MS in Offspring
    (07-Mar-2016)
    Study compared Finnish adults with and without multiple sclerosis, but more research is needed

  • Head Lice No Cause for Panic, Expert Says
    (07-Mar-2016)
    But ask your pediatrician if a prescription remedy is needed

  • Chemical-Free Cosmetics May Be Safer for Teen Girls, Study Suggests
    (07-Mar-2016)
    Lower levels of hormone-disrupting chemicals seen in adolescents after trying products without potentially harmful ingredients

  • Simple Changes in Bad Neighborhoods Might Lower Teen Murder Rates
    (07-Mar-2016)
    Adding streetlights, maintaining vacant lots could make a difference, researchers suggest

  • Health Tip: Soothe Your Child's Mood With Music
    (07-Mar-2016)
    Promote concentration and ease anxiety

  • Head Lice No Cause for Panic, Expert Says
    (07-Mar-2016)
    But ask your pediatrician if a prescription remedy is needed

  • Health Tip: Soothe Your Child's Mood With Music
    (07-Mar-2016)
    Promote concentration and ease anxiety

  • Most Pediatricians Don't Ask About Mom's Depression
    (07-Mar-2016)
    About 4 in 10 moms with young kids affected, which can have harmful effects on families, researchers say

  • Head Lice No Cause for Panic, Expert Says
    (07-Mar-2016)
    But ask your pediatrician if a prescription remedy is needed

  • Simple Changes in Bad Neighborhoods Might Lower Teen Murder Rates
    (07-Mar-2016)
    Adding streetlights, maintaining vacant lots could make a difference, researchers suggest

  • Supervised Exposure Therapy for Peanut Allergy Lasts, Study Finds
    (04-Mar-2016)
    Even after a year-long break, kids maintained their tolerance

  • Scientists Report Insights Into Zika Virus and Birth Defect
    (04-Mar-2016)
    The pathogen appears to attack cells crucial to the developing fetal brain

  • Supervised Exposure Therapy for Peanut Allergy Lasts, Study Finds
    (04-Mar-2016)
    Even after a year-long break, kids maintained their tolerance

  • Health Tip: Is Your Child Stressed?
    (04-Mar-2016)
    Watch for behavior changes

  • Supervised Exposure Therapy for Peanut Allergy Lasts, Study Finds
    (04-Mar-2016)
    Even after a year-long break, kids maintained their tolerance

  • Health Tip: Is Your Child Stressed?
    (04-Mar-2016)
    Watch for behavior changes

  • Loose-Fitting Football Helmets Tied to Worse Concussions in Teens
    (04-Mar-2016)
    High schools should have athletic trainers check players' head gear for proper fit, doctor says

  • Supervised Exposure Therapy for Peanut Allergy Lasts, Study Finds
    (04-Mar-2016)
    Even after a year-long break, kids maintained their tolerance

  • Lawn Mowers Can Cause Severe Injuries to Kids
    (03-Mar-2016)
    Study found that more than half of accidents required amputation

  • Lawn Mowers Can Cause Severe Injuries to Kids
    (03-Mar-2016)
    Study found that more than half of accidents required amputation

  • Lawn Mowers Can Cause Severe Injuries to Kids
    (03-Mar-2016)
    Study found that more than half of accidents required amputation

  • Lawn Mowers Can Cause Severe Injuries to Kids
    (03-Mar-2016)
    Study found that more than half of accidents required amputation

  • Vitamin D While Pregnant Won't Boost Most Infants' Bone Health, Study Says
    (02-Mar-2016)
    Only babies born in winter might benefit from mom's 'sunshine vitamin' supplements

  • Parents, Take Heed: Your Kids Copy Your Heart Health Habits
    (01-Mar-2016)
    Study found that when a caregiver was obese or had a heart risk factor, children often followed suit

  • Health Tip: Helping Your Child Choose a Sport
    (01-Mar-2016)
    Evaluate likes and skills

  • Health Tip: Helping Your Child Choose a Sport
    (01-Mar-2016)
    Evaluate likes and skills

  • Parents, Take Heed: Your Kids Copy Your Heart Health Habits
    (01-Mar-2016)
    Study found that when a caregiver was obese or had a heart risk factor, children often followed suit

  • Zika Found in 9 U.S. Pregnancies, Outcomes Often Severe: CDC
    (29-Feb-2016)
    Four cases ended in either miscarriage or abortion, one involved severe birth defect

  • Fidgeting May Help Students With ADHD Learn
    (29-Feb-2016)
    Study found symptoms increased when kids faced more challenging memory tasks

  • iPads Often Used to Pacify Difficult Kids
    (29-Feb-2016)
    Mobile technology the go-to tool of some frustrated parents, study finds

  • Fidgeting May Help Students With ADHD Learn
    (29-Feb-2016)
    Study found symptoms increased when kids faced more challenging memory tasks

  • Fidgeting May Help Students With ADHD Learn
    (29-Feb-2016)
    Study found symptoms increased when kids faced more challenging memory tasks

  • Young Athletes Pressured by Parents May Resort to 'Doping'
    (29-Feb-2016)
    'Tiger parenting' can have dire consequences, researcher contends

  • iPads Often Used to Pacify Difficult Kids
    (29-Feb-2016)
    Mobile technology the go-to tool of some frustrated parents, study finds

  • Paid Family Leave Tied to Decline in Child Abuse
    (26-Feb-2016)
    California study found hospital admissions for abuse-linked head injuries dropped after policy enacted

  • Zika Found in 9 U.S. Pregnancies, Outcomes Often Severe: CDC
    (26-Feb-2016)
    Four cases ended in either miscarriage or abortion, one involved severe birth defect

  • For Transgender Kids, Support Is Key to Emotional Well-Being
    (26-Feb-2016)
    Study did not find higher depression levels when parents backed children's choice

  • Paid Family Leave Tied to Decline in Child Abuse
    (26-Feb-2016)
    California study found hospital admissions for abuse-linked head injuries dropped after policy enacted

  • For Transgender Kids, Support Is Key to Emotional Well-Being
    (26-Feb-2016)
    Study did not find higher depression levels when parents backed children's choice

  • Many Parents Downplay Value of Flu Shot, Poll Finds
    (26-Feb-2016)
    Confusion about effectiveness, safety tied to low rates of immunization among U.S. kids

  • Health Tip: Supporting a Child Who Struggles With Anxiety
    (26-Feb-2016)
    Offer praise and reassurance

  • Many Parents Downplay Value of Flu Shot, Poll Finds
    (26-Feb-2016)
    Confusion about effectiveness, safety tied to low rates of immunization among U.S. kids

  • Health Tip: Supporting a Child Who Struggles With Anxiety
    (26-Feb-2016)
    Offer praise and reassurance

  • Pot Habit Early in Life May Alter Brain, Study Suggests
    (26-Feb-2016)
    Regular marijuana users who started smoking before 16 had marked differences on MRI scans

  • Many Parents Downplay Value of Flu Shot, Poll Finds
    (26-Feb-2016)
    Confusion about effectiveness, safety tied to low rates of immunization among U.S. kids

  • Paid Family Leave Tied to Decline in Child Abuse
    (26-Feb-2016)
    California study found hospital admissions for abuse-linked head injuries dropped after policy enacted

  • For Transgender Kids, Support Is Key to Emotional Well-Being
    (26-Feb-2016)
    Study did not find higher depression levels when parents backed children's choice

  • Many Parents Downplay Value of Flu Shot, Poll Finds
    (26-Feb-2016)
    Confusion about effectiveness, safety tied to low rates of immunization among U.S. kids

  • Report Suggests Zika's Effect on Fetus May Be Even Deadlier Than Thought
    (25-Feb-2016)
    But some scientists say link is still inconclusive

  • 'Preemie' Babies May Face Long-Term Anesthesia Risks
    (25-Feb-2016)
    Study tracked higher rate of complications up to age 22

  • Gene Abnormality May Be Key to Down Syndrome, Scientists Say
    (25-Feb-2016)
    Results might eventually lead to new treatments, study authors suggest

  • Study Details Dire Consequences of Fetal Alcohol Disorders
    (25-Feb-2016)
    Behavioral, mental health issues require early attention, researcher says

  • Study Details Dire Consequences of Fetal Alcohol Disorders
    (25-Feb-2016)
    Behavioral, mental health issues require early attention, researcher says

  • 'Preemie' Babies May Face Long-Term Anesthesia Risks
    (25-Feb-2016)
    Study tracked higher rate of complications up to age 22

  • Gene Abnormality May Be Key to Down Syndrome, Scientists Say
    (25-Feb-2016)
    Results might eventually lead to new treatments, study authors suggest

  • Exercise + Classwork May = Better Math Scores
    (24-Feb-2016)
    Dutch study also found bringing exercise to the classroom boosted spelling grades

  • Exercise + Classwork May = Better Math Scores
    (24-Feb-2016)
    Dutch study also found bringing exercise to the classroom boosted spelling grades

  • 2 Experimental Ebola Vaccines Show Potential
    (24-Feb-2016)
    Both produced high levels of antibodies to the deadly virus, researchers say

  • Texas Hospitals Develop Rapid Test for Zika Virus Detection
    (23-Feb-2016)
    But it will only be available at hospitals that developed it for now, research team says

  • Parents' Depression, Anxiety May Contribute to Kids' Fussy Eating
    (23-Feb-2016)
    If mom or dad had mental health issues, children were pickier about what they ate, study finds

  • Obama Asks Congress for $1.9 Billion to Battle Zika Virus
    (23-Feb-2016)
    Money would go toward mosquito-control programs, vaccine development and tests to better spot the virus

  • Prenatal Use of HIV Drug May Slow Child's Development Slightly
    (23-Feb-2016)
    Small language delays seen in babies after mothers took atazanavir to prevent transmission of virus

  • Could Adults' Expectations Drive Up ADHD Diagnoses in Kids?
    (23-Feb-2016)
    Rates of disorder have risen alongside increasing academic demands, researchers say

  • CDC Cites 14 Potential New Cases of Zika Transmitted By Sex
    (23-Feb-2016)
    Men who've recently traveled to endemic areas should abstain from sex or use a condom, agency says

  • Parents' Depression, Anxiety May Contribute to Kids' Fussy Eating
    (23-Feb-2016)
    If mom or dad had mental health issues, children were pickier about what they ate, study finds

  • Could Adults' Expectations Drive Up ADHD Diagnoses in Kids?
    (23-Feb-2016)
    Rates of disorder have risen alongside increasing academic demands, researchers say

  • Parents' Depression, Anxiety May Contribute to Kids' Fussy Eating
    (23-Feb-2016)
    If mom or dad had mental health issues, children were pickier about what they ate, study finds

  • Prenatal Use of HIV Drug May Slow Child's Development Slightly
    (23-Feb-2016)
    Small language delays seen in babies after mothers took atazanavir to prevent transmission of virus

  • Parents' Depression, Anxiety May Contribute to Kids' Fussy Eating
    (23-Feb-2016)
    If mom or dad had mental health issues, children were pickier about what they ate, study finds

  • Could Adults' Expectations Drive Up ADHD Diagnoses in Kids?
    (23-Feb-2016)
    Rates of disorder have risen alongside increasing academic demands, researchers say

  • More Hospitals Offer Donor Breast Milk to Help Preemie Babies
    (22-Feb-2016)
    Practice may boost breast-feeding, reduce dangerous gut infections, study says

  • Vaccine Has Cut HPV Infection Rate in Teen Girls by Two-Thirds: Study
    (22-Feb-2016)
    Still, too few girls and boys getting vaccinated against the virus that causes cervical cancer, other malignancies, researchers say

  • Vaccine Has Cut HPV Infection Rate in Teen Girls by Two-Thirds: Study
    (22-Feb-2016)
    Still, too few girls and boys getting vaccinated against the virus that causes cervical cancer, other malignancies, researchers say

  • Keeping Your Child's Teeth Healthy
    (21-Feb-2016)
    Oral health expert offers tips on preventing tooth decay

  • Keeping Your Child's Teeth Healthy
    (21-Feb-2016)
    Oral health expert offers tips on preventing tooth decay

  • Kids With Autism More Likely to Wander, Less Likely to Recognize Danger
    (19-Feb-2016)
    Researchers concerned about risks to children with developmental issues, as well as the stress on parents

  • Obesity Can Send Kids' Blood Pressure Soaring: Study
    (19-Feb-2016)
    Losing weight can bring it back in line, expert says

  • Check Newborns of Women Who Visited Zika-Prone Areas for Infection: CDC
    (19-Feb-2016)
    Advisory is for babies of any woman who's been in such a locale within 2 weeks of delivery, CDC says

  • Kids With Autism More Likely to Wander, Less Likely to Recognize Danger
    (19-Feb-2016)
    Researchers concerned about risks to children with developmental issues, as well as the stress on parents

  • Obesity Can Send Kids' Blood Pressure Soaring: Study
    (19-Feb-2016)
    Losing weight can bring it back in line, expert says

  • Obesity Can Send Kids' Blood Pressure Soaring: Study
    (19-Feb-2016)
    Losing weight can bring it back in line, expert says

  • Obesity Can Send Kids' Blood Pressure Soaring: Study
    (19-Feb-2016)
    Losing weight can bring it back in line, expert says

  • Health Tip: Moms, Don't Neglect Your Health
    (19-Feb-2016)
    Exercise, eat well and manage stress

  • Kids With Autism More Likely to Wander, Less Likely to Recognize Danger
    (19-Feb-2016)
    Researchers concerned about risks to children with developmental issues, as well as the stress on parents

  • Obesity Can Send Kids' Blood Pressure Soaring: Study
    (19-Feb-2016)
    Losing weight can bring it back in line, expert says

  • Teething Makes Babies Cranky, But Not Sick: Review
    (18-Feb-2016)
    But if infant has a fever while first teeth break through gums, it most likely points to illness, doctors say

  • Finding Suggests Zika Virus Can Move From Mother to Child During Pregnancy
    (18-Feb-2016)
    Discovery adds to signs it might have caused thousands of Brazilian babies to be born with birth defect

  • Teething Makes Babies Cranky, But Not Sick: Review
    (18-Feb-2016)
    But if infant has a fever while first teeth break through gums, it most likely points to illness, doctors say

  • Teething Makes Babies Cranky, But Not Sick: Review
    (18-Feb-2016)
    But if infant has a fever while first teeth break through gums, it most likely points to illness, doctors say

  • Prenatal Diet Rich in Vitamin D May Cut Allergy Risk in Kids: Study
    (17-Feb-2016)
    But supplements don't offer the same protection, researchers say

  • Prenatal Diet Rich in Vitamin D May Cut Allergy Risk in Kids: Study
    (17-Feb-2016)
    But supplements don't offer the same protection, researchers say

  • Extremely Small Preemies May Face Bullying, Mental Health Risks
    (17-Feb-2016)
    Long-term Canadian study followed participants until age 36

  • Extremely Small Preemies May Face Bullying, Mental Health Risks
    (17-Feb-2016)
    Long-term Canadian study followed participants until age 36

  • Parenthood May Alter Immune System, Research Suggests
    (17-Feb-2016)
    Raising a child seems to cause greater changes than response to flu vaccine or stomach flu

  • Prenatal Diet Rich in Vitamin D May Cut Allergy Risk in Kids: Study
    (17-Feb-2016)
    But supplements don't offer the same protection, researchers say

  • Parenthood May Alter Immune System, Research Suggests
    (17-Feb-2016)
    Raising a child seems to cause greater changes than response to flu vaccine or stomach flu

  • Parenthood May Alter Immune System, Research Suggests
    (17-Feb-2016)
    Raising a child seems to cause greater changes than response to flu vaccine or stomach flu

  • In Fight Against Zika Virus, Officials Consider Genetically Modified Mosquitoes
    (16-Feb-2016)
    The goal: Sterile males would mate with females that carry the germ suspected of causing birth defects

  • Do Benefits of City Gardening Outweigh Risks?
    (16-Feb-2016)
    Lead and other soil contaminants aren't a concern for all vegetables, expert contends

  • Pregnancy May Ease PTSD for Some Women, Study Finds
    (16-Feb-2016)
    But symptoms may worsen for 1 in 4 with low levels of the stress disorder, research suggests

  • Panel Undecided on Screening All Kids for Autism
    (16-Feb-2016)
    U.S. Preventive Services Task Force says more data needed to say yes or no to universal testing

  • Do Benefits of City Gardening Outweigh Risks?
    (16-Feb-2016)
    Lead and other soil contaminants aren't a concern for all vegetables, expert contends

  • Overweight, Obese Kids Fare Worse in Hospital ICUs, Study Finds
    (16-Feb-2016)
    Researchers not sure if equipment, dosing procedures are a mismatch or if excess weight is a factor

  • Study Pushes 'More Is More' Approach to Shielding Kids From the Sun
    (16-Feb-2016)
    Protective swim shirt, text reminders some ways to help reduce children's skin cancer risk

  • Overweight, Obese Kids Fare Worse in Hospital ICUs, Study Finds
    (16-Feb-2016)
    Researchers not sure if equipment, dosing procedures are a mismatch or if excess weight is a factor

  • Study Pushes 'More Is More' Approach to Shielding Kids From the Sun
    (16-Feb-2016)
    Protective swim shirt, text reminders some ways to help reduce children's skin cancer risk

  • More Evidence That Poor Sleep Could Lower Teens' Grades
    (16-Feb-2016)
    High school students who hit the sack before 11 p.m. had higher grades on average, research shows

  • In Fight Against Zika Virus, Officials Consider Genetically Modified Mosquitoes
    (16-Feb-2016)
    The goal: Sterile males would mate with females that carry the germ suspected of causing birth defects

  • WHO: Neurological Disorder on the Rise in Zika Zones
    (15-Feb-2016)
    But U.N. health agency says too soon to prove link between Guillain-Barre syndrome and Zika-causing mosquitoes

  • Teen Dating Violence Is Target of New CDC Program
    (15-Feb-2016)
    Twenty percent of girls, 10 percent of boys say they have been victimized by a dating partner, agency says

  • Sleep Loss May Be Tied to Raised Diabetes Risk in Teen Boys
    (15-Feb-2016)
    Research, which focused on 'slow-wave sleep,' did not find same effect among girls

  • Lots of Fish in Pregnancy Tied to Higher Obesity Risk in Kids
    (15-Feb-2016)
    Study couldn't determine what's causing the link, but certain toxins, such as mercury, may be to blame

  • Standardized Test Scores Decline With Each Passing Hour of School
    (15-Feb-2016)
    But, short breaks provide a mind boost, study suggests

  • Standardized Test Scores Decline With Each Passing Hour of School
    (15-Feb-2016)
    But, short breaks provide a mind boost, study suggests

  • Health Tip: Pack Essentials for a Flight With Kids
    (15-Feb-2016)
    Be prepared

  • Sleep Loss May Be Tied to Raised Diabetes Risk in Teen Boys
    (15-Feb-2016)
    Research, which focused on 'slow-wave sleep,' did not find same effect among girls

  • Lots of Fish in Pregnancy Tied to Higher Obesity Risk in Kids
    (15-Feb-2016)
    Study couldn't determine what's causing the link, but certain toxins, such as mercury, may be to blame

  • Health Tip: Pack Essentials for a Flight With Kids
    (15-Feb-2016)
    Be prepared

  • Teen Dating Violence Is Target of New CDC Program
    (15-Feb-2016)
    Twenty percent of girls, 10 percent of boys say they have been victimized by a dating partner, agency says

  • Standardized Test Scores Decline With Each Passing Hour of School
    (15-Feb-2016)
    But, short breaks provide a mind boost, study suggests

  • WHO: Neurological Disorder on the Rise in Zika Zones
    (15-Feb-2016)
    But U.N. health agency says too soon to prove link between Guillain-Barre syndrome and Zika-causing mosquitoes

  • Obsessed Athletes More Likely to Approve of Performance-Enhancing Drugs: Study
    (13-Feb-2016)
    Not being able to disconnect from the sport they play a sign of trouble, researchers warn

  • Study Ties Parents' Criticism to Persistent ADHD in Kids
    (12-Feb-2016)
    If harsh comments focus on the child, rather than the behaviors, symptoms may linger, researcher says

  • Researchers Probe Colombia's Claim of No Birth Defects Linked to Zika
    (12-Feb-2016)
    Major public health institutions say it's too soon to tell whether the report is accurate

  • CDC Offering Zika Virus Tests for Pregnant Women
    (12-Feb-2016)
    Two U.S. women who contracted the virus while abroad suffered miscarriages, according to reports

  • Uncorrected Eye Problem Linked to Learning Issues for Preschoolers
    (12-Feb-2016)
    Farsightedness can affect kids' readiness for school and may lead to literacy problems

  • Study Ties Parents' Criticism to Persistent ADHD in Kids
    (12-Feb-2016)
    If harsh comments focus on the child, rather than the behaviors, symptoms may linger, researcher says

  • Child Abuse Costs Nations Billions of Dollars a Year: Panel
    (12-Feb-2016)
    Laws, parent education and sex-abuse prevention programs are effective ways to keep kids safe, experts report

  • Health Tip: Set up a Safe Changing Table
    (12-Feb-2016)
    Avoid injury while changing baby's diaper

  • Study Ties Parents' Criticism to Persistent ADHD in Kids
    (12-Feb-2016)
    If harsh comments focus on the child, rather than the behaviors, symptoms may linger, researcher says

  • Child Abuse Costs Nations Billions of Dollars a Year: Panel
    (12-Feb-2016)
    Laws, parent education and sex-abuse prevention programs are effective ways to keep kids safe, experts report

  • Health Tip: Set up a Safe Changing Table
    (12-Feb-2016)
    Avoid injury while changing baby's diaper

  • Study Ties Parents' Criticism to Persistent ADHD in Kids
    (12-Feb-2016)
    If harsh comments focus on the child, rather than the behaviors, symptoms may linger, researcher says

  • CDC Offering Zika Virus Tests for Pregnant Women
    (12-Feb-2016)
    Two U.S. women who contracted the virus while abroad suffered miscarriages, according to reports

  • CDC Reports Link Between Zika Virus and Microcephaly
    (11-Feb-2016)
    Germ found in tissues of 2 Brazilian babies who died from the birth defect marked by undersized heads, brains

  • CDC Reports Link Between Zika Virus and Microcephaly in Brazil
    (11-Feb-2016)
    And two U.S. women who contracted the virus while abroad suffered miscarriages, according to reports

  • Study Links Child Abuse, Neglect to Earlier Onset of Bipolar Disorder
    (11-Feb-2016)
    Researchers also found greater risk of suicide and more severe manic and depressive symptoms

  • Lasting Damage Seen in LGBT Teens Who Suffer Harassment
    (11-Feb-2016)
    Severe cases were tied to high risk for depression, post-traumatic stress disorder

  • Study Links Child Abuse, Neglect to Earlier Onset of Bipolar Disorder
    (11-Feb-2016)
    Researchers also found greater risk of suicide and more severe manic and depressive symptoms

  • Flu Hits Poor Neighborhoods the Hardest, Study Shows
    (11-Feb-2016)
    Low economic status doubles your chances of hospitalization, no matter your race, researchers find

  • Health Tip: Plan Family Meals and Exercise
    (11-Feb-2016)
    Stay healthier together

  • Varied Diets May Not Curb Childhood Obesity, Study Suggests
    (11-Feb-2016)
    Kids given more food diversity might be heavier, researchers find

  • Gains in Kids' Health Coverage Continue, But Many Still Uninsured
    (11-Feb-2016)
    23 states had declines in number of uninsured kids in 2014, and none had significant increases, study finds

  • Study Links Child Abuse, Neglect to Earlier Onset of Bipolar Disorder
    (11-Feb-2016)
    Researchers also found greater risk of suicide and more severe manic and depressive symptoms

  • Varied Diets May Not Curb Childhood Obesity, Study Suggests
    (11-Feb-2016)
    Kids given more food diversity might be heavier, researchers find

  • Health Tip: Plan Family Meals and Exercise
    (11-Feb-2016)
    Stay healthier together

  • Varied Diets May Not Curb Childhood Obesity, Study Suggests
    (11-Feb-2016)
    Kids given more food diversity might be heavier, researchers find

  • Study Links Child Abuse, Neglect to Earlier Onset of Bipolar Disorder
    (11-Feb-2016)
    Researchers also found greater risk of suicide and more severe manic and depressive symptoms

  • CDC Reports Link Between Zika Virus and Microcephaly
    (11-Feb-2016)
    Germ found in tissues of 2 Brazilian babies who died from the birth defect marked by undersized heads, brains

  • CDC Reports Link Between Zika Virus and Microcephaly in Brazil
    (11-Feb-2016)
    And two U.S. women who contracted the virus while abroad suffered miscarriages, according to reports

  • Flu Hits Poor Neighborhoods the Hardest, Study Shows
    (11-Feb-2016)
    Low economic status doubles your chances of hospitalization, no matter your race, researchers find

  • Birth Defect Tied to Zika Virus Can Leave Children With Lifetime of Health Woes
    (10-Feb-2016)
    But some with less severe brain defects may live a much more normal life, experts say

  • Birth Defect Tied to Zika Virus Can Leave Children With Lifetime of Health Woes
    (10-Feb-2016)
    But some with less severe brain defects may live a much more normal life, experts say

  • Birth Defect Tied to Zika Virus Can Leave Children With Lifetime of Health Woes
    (10-Feb-2016)
    But some with less severe brain defects may live a much more normal life, experts say

  • Many U.S. Women Still Smoke Before, During Pregnancy: Report
    (10-Feb-2016)
    Smoking puts about 300,000 infants at risk each year, experts say

  • Prenatal Acetaminophen Use Tied to Higher Asthma Risk in Kids: Study
    (10-Feb-2016)
    But the effect was small and experts say there's no reason to switch to other painkillers

  • Flu Shot May Guard Against Irregular Heart Rate: Study
    (10-Feb-2016)
    Vaccination was associated with fewer cases of atrial fibrillation, but more research is needed, authors say

  • Health Tip: When Is the Right Time for a Nap?
    (10-Feb-2016)
    The optimal time for your baby

  • National Smoking Bans Help Everyone, Especially Nonsmokers: Study
    (10-Feb-2016)
    Review of worldwide research finds reductions in heart disease after restrictions introduced

  • Health Tip: When Is the Right Time for a Nap?
    (10-Feb-2016)
    The optimal time for your baby

  • Flu Shot May Guard Against Irregular Heart Rate: Study
    (10-Feb-2016)
    Vaccination was associated with fewer cases of atrial fibrillation, but more research is needed, authors say

  • Eye Defects Seen in Some Babies Born With Zika-Linked Microcephaly
    (09-Feb-2016)
    Doctors should check these infants with abnormally small heads for vision problems, researchers say

  • Eye Defects Seen in Some Babies Born With Zika-Linked Microcephaly
    (09-Feb-2016)
    Doctors should check these infants with abnormally small heads for vision problems, researchers say

  • Homemade 'Dewshine' Can Be Deadly
    (09-Feb-2016)
    2 teens have already died from toxic mix of soda and racing fuel, expert says

  • Homemade 'Dewshine' Can Be Deadly
    (09-Feb-2016)
    2 teens have already died from toxic mix of soda and racing fuel, expert says

  • Healthier Diets May Be Cutting Heart, Diabetes Risks in U.S. Teens
    (09-Feb-2016)
    But obesity still rose and physical activity remained the same, study showed

  • Homemade 'Dewshine' Can Be Deadly
    (09-Feb-2016)
    2 teens have already died from toxic mix of soda and racing fuel, expert says

  • Healthier Diets May Be Cutting Heart, Diabetes Risks in U.S. Teens
    (09-Feb-2016)
    But obesity still rose and physical activity remained the same, study showed

  • White House Seeks $1.8 Billion to Fight Zika Virus
    (08-Feb-2016)
    Emergency funds from Congress would combat the global health threat, officials say

  • Adult Survivors of Childhood Brain Tumors May Have Lingering Troubles: Study
    (08-Feb-2016)
    Intelligence, memory and attention can be affected by treatments, researchers say

  • Measles Outbreak May Have Swayed Some Parents on Vaccines
    (08-Feb-2016)
    Moms and dads who were well-informed on Disneyland cases were more confident about shots in survey

  • Measles Outbreak May Have Swayed Some Parents on Vaccines
    (08-Feb-2016)
    Moms and dads who were well-informed on Disneyland cases were more confident about shots in survey

  • Adult Survivors of Childhood Brain Tumors May Have Lingering Troubles: Study
    (08-Feb-2016)
    Intelligence, memory and attention can be affected by treatments, researchers say

  • Study Ties School Calendar to Asthma Flare-Ups
    (08-Feb-2016)
    After summer or long break, symptoms spike when kids return to the classroom

  • Measles Outbreak May Have Swayed Some Parents on Vaccines
    (08-Feb-2016)
    Moms and dads who were well-informed on Disneyland cases were more confident about shots in survey

  • Doctors Should Screen Teens for Major Depression, U.S. Task Force Says
    (08-Feb-2016)
    Experts add that more research needed to determine whether kids under 12 should also be tested

  • Measles Outbreak May Have Swayed Some Parents on Vaccines
    (08-Feb-2016)
    Moms and dads who were well-informed on Disneyland cases were more confident about shots in survey

  • White House Seeks $1.8 Billion to Fight Zika Virus
    (08-Feb-2016)
    Emergency funds from Congress would combat the global health threat, officials say

  • Measles Outbreak May Have Swayed Some Parents on Vaccines
    (08-Feb-2016)
    Moms and dads who were well-informed on Disneyland cases were more confident about shots in survey

  • Super Bowl Safety: Protect Kids From Toppling TVs
    (06-Feb-2016)
    Poorly positioned televisions injure thousands of children a year, experts say

  • Super Bowl Safety: Protect Kids From Toppling TVs
    (06-Feb-2016)
    Poorly positioned televisions injure thousands of children a year, experts say

  • Record Heat, Drought May Explain Zika Outbreak in Brazil: Research
    (05-Feb-2016)
    Hot weather can boost mosquito population, drought prompted people to keep water in open containers

  • CDC Adds New Zika Warning for Pregnant Women and Their Sex Partners
    (05-Feb-2016)
    Women should not have sex while pregnant if male partners have visited or live in Zika-affected areas, agency says

  • Health Tip: Chickenpox Can Be Dangerous
    (05-Feb-2016)
    Especially for the young and elderly

  • Waning Whooping Cough Immunity Blamed in Outbreaks
    (05-Feb-2016)
    Teens have very little protection just a few years after vaccination, study finds

  • Waning Whooping Cough Immunity Blamed in Outbreaks
    (05-Feb-2016)
    Teens have very little protection just a few years after vaccination, study finds

  • Waning Whooping Cough Immunity Blamed in Outbreaks
    (05-Feb-2016)
    Teens have very little protection just a few years after vaccination, study finds

  • Waning Whooping Cough Immunity Blamed in Outbreaks
    (05-Feb-2016)
    Teens have very little protection just a few years after vaccination, study finds

  • Waning Whooping Cough Immunity Blamed in Outbreaks
    (05-Feb-2016)
    Teens have very little protection just a few years after vaccination, study finds

  • CDC Adds New Zika Warning for Pregnant Women and Their Sex Partners
    (05-Feb-2016)
    Women should not have sex while pregnant if male partners have visited or live in Zika-affected areas, agency says

  • Could IVF Raise Children's Odds for Blood Cancer?
    (04-Feb-2016)
    Study of in vitro fertilization shows slightly elevated risk, but experts aren't sounding alarms

  • Daily Bit of Chocolate in Pregnancy May Help Mom, Baby
    (04-Feb-2016)
    No matter what the level of healthy flavanols, improvements seen in circulatory health

  • ADHD Tied to Obesity Risk for Girls, Study Contends
    (04-Feb-2016)
    Impulsiveness, eating disorders may help explain possible link, researcher says

  • Could IVF Raise Children's Odds for Blood Cancer?
    (04-Feb-2016)
    Study of in vitro fertilization shows slightly elevated risk, but experts aren't sounding alarms

  • Could IVF Raise Children's Odds for Blood Cancer?
    (04-Feb-2016)
    Study of in vitro fertilization shows slightly elevated risk, but experts aren't sounding alarms

  • Texas Health Officials Report Sexually Transmitted Case of Zika Virus
    (03-Feb-2016)
    News comes day after WHO declared pathogen a global health threat

  • Red Cross Takes Steps to Keep Zika Virus Out of Blood Supply
    (03-Feb-2016)
    Agency asks potential donors who have traveled to areas where virus is active to wait 28 days

  • Should Tackling Be Banned From Youth Football?
    (03-Feb-2016)
    Expert says doctors need to do more to safeguard kids from concussions

  • Parent's Depression May Harm Child's Grades, Study Finds
    (03-Feb-2016)
    Treating the adult might help school performance, experts say

  • Should Tackling Be Banned From Youth Football?
    (03-Feb-2016)
    Expert says doctors need to do more to safeguard kids from concussions

  • Parent's Depression May Harm Child's Grades, Study Finds
    (03-Feb-2016)
    Treating the adult might help school performance, experts say

  • Should Tackling Be Banned From Youth Football?
    (03-Feb-2016)
    Expert says doctors need to do more to safeguard kids from concussions

  • Texas Health Officials Report Sexually Transmitted Case of Zika Virus
    (03-Feb-2016)
    News comes day after WHO declared pathogen a global health threat

  • Red Cross Takes Steps to Keep Zika Virus Out of Blood Supply
    (03-Feb-2016)
    Agency asks potential donors who have traveled to areas where virus is active to wait 28 days

  • Less Than Half of U.S. Babies Receive Flu Vaccine: CDC
    (02-Feb-2016)
    Many parents don't realize how deadly flu can be, expert says

  • Child Abuse at Daycare, Youth Groups Rarer Than Thought: Survey
    (02-Feb-2016)
    Kids at higher risk at home than while in the care of such organizations, study finds

  • Child Abuse at Daycare, Youth Groups Rarer Than Thought: Survey
    (02-Feb-2016)
    Kids at higher risk at home than while in the care of such organizations, study finds

  • Child Abuse at Daycare, Youth Groups Rarer Than Thought: Survey
    (02-Feb-2016)
    Kids at higher risk at home than while in the care of such organizations, study finds

  • Less Than Half of U.S. Babies Receive Flu Vaccine: CDC
    (02-Feb-2016)
    Many parents don't realize how deadly flu can be, expert says

  • Health Tip: Help Your Child Kick a Bad Habit
    (02-Feb-2016)
    Suggestions to change unwanted behavior

  • Child Abuse at Daycare, Youth Groups Rarer Than Thought: Survey
    (02-Feb-2016)
    Kids at higher risk at home than while in the care of such organizations, study finds

  • Health Tip: Help Your Child Kick a Bad Habit
    (02-Feb-2016)
    Suggestions to change unwanted behavior

  • Less Than Half of U.S. Babies Receive Flu Vaccine: CDC
    (02-Feb-2016)
    Many parents don't realize how deadly flu can be, expert says

  • Child Abuse at Daycare, Youth Groups Rarer Than Thought: Survey
    (02-Feb-2016)
    Kids at higher risk at home than while in the care of such organizations, study finds

  • Less Than Half of U.S. Babies Receive Flu Vaccine: CDC
    (02-Feb-2016)
    Many parents don't realize how deadly flu can be, expert says

  • Scientists Piggyback Experimental HIV Vaccine on Cold Viruses
    (02-Feb-2016)
    Vaccine was well-tolerated, elicited 'moderate' response in volunteers, researchers report

  • WHO: Zika Virus an International Health Threat
    (01-Feb-2016)
    Virus suspected of causing birth defects could lead to 4 million cases in Americas in next year, agency says

  • Could C-Section Baby Benefit From Mom's Vaginal Fluids?
    (01-Feb-2016)
    Small study suggests it's possible to partially restore good bacteria to cesarean infants

  • Homeless Youth More Likely to Visit Drop-In Center Than Shelter
    (01-Feb-2016)
    Services offered help teens find jobs and housing

  • Newer Treatment May Be Easier on Children With Brain Tumors
    (01-Feb-2016)
    Study finds fewer long-term side effects from proton radiotherapy

  • Health Tip: Keep Kids Safe in the Bathroom
    (01-Feb-2016)
    Suggestions to avoid injury

  • Newer Treatment May Be Easier on Children With Brain Tumors
    (01-Feb-2016)
    Study finds fewer long-term side effects from proton radiotherapy

  • Health Tip: Keep Kids Safe in the Bathroom
    (01-Feb-2016)
    Suggestions to avoid injury

  • WHO: Zika Virus an International Health Threat
    (01-Feb-2016)
    Virus suspected of causing birth defects could lead to 4 million cases in Americas in next year, agency says

  • Worldwide Boost in Breast-Feeding Could Save 800,000 Lives: Study
    (29-Jan-2016)
    Global economy would also benefit from more mothers nursing their babies, study contends

  • U.S. Weighs Changes to Blood Donations in Response to Zika Virus Outbreak
    (29-Jan-2016)
    Temporary ban might be imposed on travelers returning from countries where the virus has taken hold

  • Boys Victims of Dating Violence, Too
    (29-Jan-2016)
    Survey of 'at risk' teens finds males as likely as females to suffer abuse

  • Worldwide Boost in Breast-Feeding Could Save 800,000 Lives: Study
    (29-Jan-2016)
    Global economy would also benefit from more mothers nursing their babies, study contends

  • Face-to-Face Still Trumps Texts for Social Closeness, Studies Find
    (29-Jan-2016)
    In-person communication better at conveying emotions, and helps preteens read nonverbal cues, researchers say

  • U.S. Weighs Changes to Blood Donations in Response to Zika Virus Outbreak
    (29-Jan-2016)
    Temporary ban might be imposed on travelers returning from countries where the virus has taken hold

  • Prenatal Antidepressant Use Not Linked to Infant Heart Defects: Study
    (28-Jan-2016)
    Obesity, alcohol and illicit drugs are greater threats in pregnancy, researchers find

  • Zika Vaccine Efforts Get Boost From Prior Research
    (28-Jan-2016)
    U.S. health officials say valuable lessons were learned during battles against other mosquito-borne viruses

  • Zika Vaccine Efforts Get Boost From Prior Research
    (28-Jan-2016)
    U.S. health officials say valuable lessons were learned during battles against other mosquito-borne viruses

  • Scientists Uncover Clues to Origins of Schizophrenia
    (27-Jan-2016)
    Analysis found gene variant prompts too much 'pruning' in brain during teen years

  • Health Tip: Protect Your Child's Eyes
    (27-Jan-2016)
    Keep harmful objects out of reach

  • Health Tip: Protect Your Child's Eyes
    (27-Jan-2016)
    Keep harmful objects out of reach

  • Prenatal Vitamin D Supplements May Not Lower Baby's Asthma Risk: Study
    (26-Jan-2016)
    But since the nutrient can help ease other ills, supplementation may not be a bad idea, experts say

  • Schools Must Do More to Combat Obesity Among Hispanic Kids: Report
    (26-Jan-2016)
    Researchers call for policies promoting exercise, good nutrition

  • Prenatal Vitamin D Supplements May Not Lower Baby's Asthma Risk: Study
    (26-Jan-2016)
    But since the nutrient can help ease other ills, supplementation may not be a bad idea, experts say

  • Parents Often Ill-Informed About Food-Allergy Emergencies
    (26-Jan-2016)
    Many don't know how, when to use epinephrine, study finds

  • Schools Must Do More to Combat Obesity Among Hispanic Kids: Report
    (26-Jan-2016)
    Researchers call for policies promoting exercise, good nutrition

  • Schools Must Do More to Combat Obesity Among Hispanic Kids: Report
    (26-Jan-2016)
    Researchers call for policies promoting exercise, good nutrition

  • Parents Often Ill-Informed About Food-Allergy Emergencies
    (26-Jan-2016)
    Many don't know how, when to use epinephrine, study finds

  • Teens Who 'Vape' May Be More Likely to Try Smoking, Too
    (26-Jan-2016)
    Study finds e-cigarette users have almost triple the odds compared to nonusers

  • Some College Kids Spend a Fifth of Class Time on Digital Devices
    (26-Jan-2016)
    Survey finds many are texting, emailing or checking social media

  • Rate of Severe Stomach Birth Defect Increased Over Two Decades: CDC
    (25-Jan-2016)
    Gastroschisis, a hole in the abdominal wall, more common in babies born to teen mothers

  • Rate of Severe Stomach Birth Defect Increased Over Two Decades: CDC
    (25-Jan-2016)
    Gastroschisis, a hole in the abdominal wall, more common in babies born to teen mothers

  • Preventable Ills Cause Nearly 8 Million Childhood Deaths Globally
    (25-Jan-2016)
    Diarrhea, respiratory infections are top killers, research shows

  • Chickenpox, Shingles Vaccines Linked to Rare Eye Inflammation
    (25-Jan-2016)
    But study doesn't prove cause-and-effect

  • Chickenpox, Shingles Vaccines Linked to Rare Eye Inflammation
    (25-Jan-2016)
    But study doesn't prove cause-and-effect

  • Cystic Fibrosis Drug Seems OK for Preschoolers: Study
    (25-Jan-2016)
    Finds treatment works and is well-tolerated in 2- to 5-year-olds

  • Preventable Ills Cause Nearly 8 Million Childhood Deaths Globally
    (25-Jan-2016)
    Diarrhea, respiratory infections are top killers, research shows

  • Preventable Ills Cause Nearly 8 Million Childhood Deaths Globally
    (25-Jan-2016)
    Diarrhea, respiratory infections are top killers, research shows

  • Secondhand Smoke in Hookah Bars May Put Employees at Risk
    (25-Jan-2016)
    Study results challenge notion that exposure to hookah smoking is safe

  • Chickenpox, Shingles Vaccines Linked to Rare Eye Inflammation
    (25-Jan-2016)
    But study doesn't prove cause-and-effect

  • Flu Season Stays Mild, With Slow Uptick in Activity
    (24-Jan-2016)
    CDC expert says infections are expected to pick up, and it's not too late to get vaccinated

  • Flu Season Stays Mild, With Slow Uptick in Activity
    (24-Jan-2016)
    CDC expert says infections are expected to pick up, and it's not too late to get vaccinated

  • Healthy-Eating Tots Still Like Junk Food
    (23-Jan-2016)
    Obesity prevention efforts may need to do more than encourage kids to eat fruits and veggies, experts say

  • Healthy-Eating Tots Still Like Junk Food
    (23-Jan-2016)
    Obesity prevention efforts may need to do more than encourage kids to eat fruits and veggies, experts say

  • Healthy-Eating Tots Still Like Junk Food
    (23-Jan-2016)
    Obesity prevention efforts may need to do more than encourage kids to eat fruits and veggies, experts say

  • Health Tip: Promote Healthier Eating in Kids
    (22-Jan-2016)
    Suggestions to foster good habits

  • 'Standing Desks' in Classrooms May Kickstart Kids' Activity
    (22-Jan-2016)
    Staying upright might also lead to improved behavior, research suggests

  • Obesity Before Pregnancy Tied to Raised Risk of Newborn Death
    (22-Jan-2016)
    Infant deaths related to premature delivery are doubled in obese women, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Promote Healthier Eating in Kids
    (22-Jan-2016)
    Suggestions to foster good habits

  • 'Standing Desks' in Classrooms May Kickstart Kids' Activity
    (22-Jan-2016)
    Staying upright might also lead to improved behavior, research suggests

  • Did Antarctic Explorer Shackleton Have a 'Hole in His Heart'?
    (21-Jan-2016)
    Researchers say birth defect could explain some of the British adventurer's health troubles, early death

  • Zika Virus Likely to Spread to Southern United States, Experts Predict
    (21-Jan-2016)
    They say it's only matter of time before the mosquito-borne disease tied to birth defect is transmitted here

  • Parental Debt May Affect Kids' Behavior
    (21-Jan-2016)
    The key seems to be the reasons why they borrow, study suggests

  • Majority of Americans Supports 'Smart' Guns, Survey Reveals
    (21-Jan-2016)
    Finding counters claims there is no market for childproof weapons, researchers say

  • Parental Debt May Affect Kids' Behavior
    (21-Jan-2016)
    The key seems to be the reasons why they borrow, study suggests

  • Parental Debt May Affect Kids' Behavior
    (21-Jan-2016)
    The key seems to be the reasons why they borrow, study suggests

  • Excess Weight Linked to Blood Clot Risk in Kids
    (21-Jan-2016)
    One in three children with a clot was obese, study finds

  • Parental Debt May Affect Kids' Behavior
    (21-Jan-2016)
    The key seems to be the reasons why they borrow, study suggests

  • Supermarkets Nearby May Help Kids Lose Some Weight: Study
    (21-Jan-2016)
    Coaching on healthy food choices is a plus, too, experts say

  • Excess Weight Linked to Blood Clot Risk in Kids
    (21-Jan-2016)
    One in three children with a clot was obese, study finds

  • Excess Weight Linked to Blood Clot Risk in Kids
    (21-Jan-2016)
    One in three children with a clot was obese, study finds

  • Parental Debt May Affect Kids' Behavior
    (21-Jan-2016)
    The key seems to be the reasons why they borrow, study suggests

  • Supermarkets Nearby May Help Kids Lose Some Weight: Study
    (21-Jan-2016)
    Coaching on healthy food choices is a plus, too, experts say

  • CDC Issues Zika-Virus Guidance for Docs With Pregnant Patients
    (20-Jan-2016)
    Among the recommendations: ask about recent travel to high-risk areas and symptoms such as sudden fever

  • Breast Concerns May Sideline Many Teen Girls From Sports
    (20-Jan-2016)
    Survey finds about half of British high school girls forgo activities

  • Teens Who Tan Indoors May Be More Likely to Smoke, Drink, Use Drugs: Study
    (20-Jan-2016)
    But researchers add that finding doesn't prove cause-and-effect link

  • Teens Who Tan Indoors May Be More Likely to Smoke, Drink, Use Drugs: Study
    (20-Jan-2016)
    But researchers add that finding doesn't prove cause-and-effect link

  • Breast Concerns May Sideline Many Teen Girls From Sports
    (20-Jan-2016)
    Survey finds about half of British high school girls forgo activities

  • Schools Offering Drinking Water May Have Slightly Slimmer Students
    (19-Jan-2016)
    When water was available, kids purchased less milk, study found

  • Schools Offering Drinking Water May Have Slightly Slimmer Students
    (19-Jan-2016)
    When water was available, kids purchased less milk, study found

  • Schools Offering Drinking Water May Have Slightly Slimmer Students
    (19-Jan-2016)
    When water was available, kids purchased less milk, study found

  • Out-of-Shape Teens May Face High Blood Pressure Later
    (19-Jan-2016)
    Even thin kids are at risk, study says, emphasizing importance of exercise

  • CDC Warns Pregnant Women to Avoid 14 Countries in the Americas
    (18-Jan-2016)
    Exposure to mosquito-borne Zika virus linked to birth defects in Brazil, health officials say in issuing travel alert for Central and South America and the Caribbean

  • More Evidence That Severe Poverty Harms Kids' Health
    (18-Jan-2016)
    Children living way below poverty line more likely to be obese, exposed to lead

  • Teens' IQ Drop Can't Be Blamed Solely on Pot: Study
    (18-Jan-2016)
    Family issues, emotional turmoil likely at play as well, experts say

  • More Evidence That Severe Poverty Harms Kids' Health
    (18-Jan-2016)
    Children living way below poverty line more likely to be obese, exposed to lead

  • Health Tip: Let Kids Dip Into Lunch
    (18-Jan-2016)
    Pack crackers and veggies with dip

  • More Evidence That Severe Poverty Harms Kids' Health
    (18-Jan-2016)
    Children living way below poverty line more likely to be obese, exposed to lead

  • Teens' IQ Drop Can't Be Blamed Solely on Pot: Study
    (18-Jan-2016)
    Family issues, emotional turmoil likely at play as well, experts say

  • Candy-Flavored E-Cigarette Ads Appeal to Young: Study
    (18-Jan-2016)
    Though research did not show that kids became more interested in tobacco, experts still worry

  • Candy-Flavored E-Cigarette Ads Appeal to Young: Study
    (18-Jan-2016)
    Though research did not show that kids became more interested in tobacco, experts still worry

  • Health Tip: Let Kids Dip Into Lunch
    (18-Jan-2016)
    Pack crackers and veggies with dip

  • More Evidence That Severe Poverty Harms Kids' Health
    (18-Jan-2016)
    Children living way below poverty line more likely to be obese, exposed to lead

  • CDC Warns Pregnant Women to Avoid 14 Countries in the Americas
    (16-Jan-2016)
    Exposure to mosquito-borne Zika virus linked to birth defects in Brazil, health officials say in issuing travel alert for Central and South America and the Caribbean

  • Flu Season Continues to Be Mild, CDC Says
    (15-Jan-2016)
    But infections are expected to pick up, and it's not too late to get vaccinated

  • Rise in Kidney Stones in Teens a Cause for Concern: Study
    (15-Jan-2016)
    Researchers also report growing number of cases among women, blacks and children

  • Flu Season Continues to Be Mild, CDC Says
    (15-Jan-2016)
    But infections are expected to pick up, and it's not too late to get vaccinated

  • Stressed Teens May Face Higher Diabetes Risk as Adults: Study
    (14-Jan-2016)
    They might be more likely to eat unhealthy foods, smoke, not exercise, researchers say

  • Health Warning Labels Might Help Parents Skip the Soda Aisle
    (14-Jan-2016)
    Survey suggests warnings of tooth decay, obesity, diabetes could reduce sugary drink sales

  • Kindergartners With Traumatic Life Experiences Struggle More in School
    (14-Jan-2016)
    Multiple adverse events linked to poorer concentration, more aggression, researchers find

  • Kindergartners With Traumatic Life Experiences Struggle More in School
    (14-Jan-2016)
    Multiple adverse events linked to poorer concentration, more aggression, researchers find

  • Kindergartners With Traumatic Life Experiences Struggle More in School
    (14-Jan-2016)
    Multiple adverse events linked to poorer concentration, more aggression, researchers find

  • HPV Vaccine Rates Highest in Poor and Hispanic Communities: Study
    (14-Jan-2016)
    Researchers say teen girls in mostly black and mostly white neighborhoods have lowest rates

  • Health Warning Labels Might Help Parents Skip the Soda Aisle
    (14-Jan-2016)
    Survey suggests warnings of tooth decay, obesity, diabetes could reduce sugary drink sales

  • Health Warning Labels Might Help Parents Skip the Soda Aisle
    (14-Jan-2016)
    Survey suggests warnings of tooth decay, obesity, diabetes could reduce sugary drink sales

  • Spike in Newborn Drug-Withdrawal Tied to Prenatal Painkiller Use
    (13-Jan-2016)
    Rise in 'neonatal abstinence syndrome' may be due to prescription narcotic use in pregnancy, expert says

  • Acetaminophen Tops List of Accidental Infant Poisonings
    (13-Jan-2016)
    Other common dangers included cough/cold meds, ibuprofen and diaper rash creams, data shows

  • Spike in Newborn Drug-Withdrawal Tied to Prenatal Painkiller Use
    (13-Jan-2016)
    Rise in 'neonatal abstinence syndrome' may be due to prescription narcotic use in pregnancy, expert says

  • Acetaminophen Tops List of Accidental Infant Poisonings
    (13-Jan-2016)
    Other common dangers included cough/cold meds, ibuprofen and diaper rash creams, data shows

  • Fewer Childhood Cancer Survivors Dying From 'Late' Effects
    (13-Jan-2016)
    Improved treatments are avoiding many of the toxic reactions to older therapies, study finds

  • Health Tip: Help Keep Your Child From Smoking
    (13-Jan-2016)
    Discuss possible dangers

  • Acetaminophen Tops List of Accidental Infant Poisonings
    (13-Jan-2016)
    Other common dangers included cough/cold meds, ibuprofen and diaper rash creams, data shows

  • Health Tip: Help Keep Your Child From Smoking
    (13-Jan-2016)
    Discuss possible dangers

  • Acetaminophen Tops List of Accidental Infant Poisonings
    (13-Jan-2016)
    Other common dangers included cough/cold meds, ibuprofen and diaper rash creams, data shows

  • Study Finds Poverty a Stronger Harbinger of Childhood Obesity Than Race
    (12-Jan-2016)
    Low-income students may consume more fast food, have less access to activity, researchers suggest

  • Health Tip: Treating Your Child's Cold
    (12-Jan-2016)
    Suggestions to help ease symptoms

  • Study Finds Poverty a Stronger Harbinger of Childhood Obesity Than Race
    (12-Jan-2016)
    Low-income students may consume more fast food, have less access to activity, researchers suggest

  • Study Finds Poverty a Stronger Harbinger of Childhood Obesity Than Race
    (12-Jan-2016)
    Low-income students may consume more fast food, have less access to activity, researchers suggest

  • Health Tip: Treating Your Child's Cold
    (12-Jan-2016)
    Suggestions to help ease symptoms

  • Study Finds Poverty a Stronger Harbinger of Childhood Obesity Than Race
    (12-Jan-2016)
    Low-income students may consume more fast food, have less access to activity, researchers suggest

  • Infant Delivery and Feeding Methods Can Affect Gut Composition
    (11-Jan-2016)
    Study shows vaginal birth and breast-feeding create different intestinal bacteria from C-section and formula

  • Infant Delivery and Feeding Methods Can Affect Gut Composition
    (11-Jan-2016)
    Study shows vaginal birth and breast-feeding create different intestinal bacteria from C-section and formula

  • Half of U.S. Teens Exposed to Secondhand Smoke, CDC Says
    (11-Jan-2016)
    Their own homes and family cars are common sources

  • Parents Can Play Big Role in Thwarting Teen Fights: Study
    (08-Jan-2016)
    Changing mindset that fighting is sometimes OK could help avert violence, researchers say

  • Kids With ADHD May Be More Likely to Have Accident in Traffic: Study
    (08-Jan-2016)
    Research points to impulsive behavior and problems paying attention as key reasons

  • Protect Yourself From Colds and Flu This Winter
    (08-Jan-2016)
    FDA offers prevention tips, and backs flu vaccination

  • U.S. Flu Activity Remains Low: CDC
    (08-Jan-2016)
    It's not too late to get vaccinated, expert says

  • Health Tip: Prepare Your Child for the Dentist
    (08-Jan-2016)
    How you can help

  • Parents Can Play Big Role in Thwarting Teen Fights: Study
    (08-Jan-2016)
    Changing mindset that fighting is sometimes OK could help avert violence, researchers say

  • Illegal Hits Play Big Role in Youth Ice Hockey Concussions: Study
    (08-Jan-2016)
    Training kids to follow the rules may reduce odds of these head injuries, experts say

  • Health Tip: Prepare Your Child for the Dentist
    (08-Jan-2016)
    How you can help

  • Parents Can Play Big Role in Thwarting Teen Fights: Study
    (08-Jan-2016)
    Changing mindset that fighting is sometimes OK could help avert violence, researchers say

  • Protect Yourself From Colds and Flu This Winter
    (08-Jan-2016)
    FDA offers prevention tips, and backs flu vaccination

  • U.S. Flu Activity Remains Low: CDC
    (08-Jan-2016)
    It's not too late to get vaccinated, expert says

  • No Link Between 'the Pill' and Birth Defects: Study
    (07-Jan-2016)
    Findings should reassure women and their doctors, experts say

  • Health Tip: Checking Your Child's Toys for Lead
    (07-Jan-2016)
    Protect against lead poisoning

  • Health Tip: Checking Your Child's Toys for Lead
    (07-Jan-2016)
    Protect against lead poisoning

  • Health Tip: Checking Your Child's Toys for Lead
    (07-Jan-2016)
    Protect against lead poisoning

  • Influential Students Effective at Bully Prevention, Study Finds
    (07-Jan-2016)
    Key may be enlisting kids with wide social networks, not who adults think is 'good,' researcher says

  • Health Tip: Does Your Child Still Need a Sitter?
    (06-Jan-2016)
    Signs the child may be able to stay alone

  • Health Tip: Does Your Child Still Need a Sitter?
    (06-Jan-2016)
    Signs the child may be able to stay alone

  • Single Parents Struggle Most to Get a Good Night's Sleep: Study
    (06-Jan-2016)
    New data also shows moms most likely to suffer from lack of shuteye

  • Childhood Cancer Treatment May Raise Adult Heart Disease Risk
    (05-Jan-2016)
    Study finds many survivors have no symptoms, but still have heart problems

  • Try Home Remedies for Child's Cough or Cold
    (05-Jan-2016)
    Over-the-counter treatments are riskier and costlier, says American Academy of Pediatrics

  • Childhood Cancer Treatment May Raise Adult Heart Disease Risk
    (05-Jan-2016)
    Study finds many survivors have no symptoms, but still have heart problems

  • LGBT Immigrants Often Faced Persecution in Homeland: Study
    (05-Jan-2016)
    Discrimination came from family, peers and school staff, findings show

  • Childhood Cancer Treatment May Raise Adult Heart Disease Risk
    (05-Jan-2016)
    Study finds many survivors have no symptoms, but still have heart problems

  • Millions of Teens Exposed to E-Cigarette Ads: CDC
    (05-Jan-2016)
    Unrestricted marketing could upend decades of progress against youth smoking

  • Try Home Remedies for Child's Cough or Cold
    (05-Jan-2016)
    Over-the-counter treatments are riskier and costlier, says American Academy of Pediatrics

  • Millions of Teens Exposed to E-Cigarette Ads: CDC
    (05-Jan-2016)
    Unrestricted marketing could upend decades of progress against youth smoking

  • Kids Born Through IVF Show No Higher Risk for Developmental Delays: Study
    (04-Jan-2016)
    Other infertility treatments also don't seem to interfere with child development

  • Kids Born Through IVF Show No Higher Risk for Developmental Delays: Study
    (04-Jan-2016)
    Other infertility treatments also don't seem to interfere with child development

  • New School Lunch Program Lets Kids Select More Nutritious Meals
    (04-Jan-2016)
    Changes include more variety, and servings of fruits and vegetables, researchers say

  • Pediatricians' Group Says U.S. Lacks Resources to Treat Kids in Disasters
    (04-Jan-2016)
    Drugs to counter biological or other threats too often geared to adults, American Academy of Pediatrics says

  • New School Lunch Program Lets Kids Select More Nutritious Meals
    (04-Jan-2016)
    Changes include more variety, and servings of fruits and vegetables, researchers say

  • Pediatricians' Group Says U.S. Lacks Resources to Treat Kids in Disasters
    (04-Jan-2016)
    Drugs to counter biological or other threats too often geared to adults, American Academy of Pediatrics says

  • New Rules for Mammograms, Tanning Beds Top Health News of 2015
    (03-Jan-2016)
    Female libido pill, measles outbreaks and vaccine controversy also made headlines

  • Health Tip: Keep Kids' Sleep Schedules Consistent
    (01-Jan-2016)
    Even during special occasions

  • Health Tip: Keep Kids' Sleep Schedules Consistent
    (01-Jan-2016)
    Even during special occasions

  • Asthma May Be Linked to Shingles Risk
    (31-Dec-2015)
    Chances of getting painful skin condition 70 percent higher among people with respiratory condition, study finds

  • Could Football Practices Without Helmets Help Prevent Concussions?
    (31-Dec-2015)
    Without protection, players learn to guard their heads, research suggests

  • ADHD Meds May Raise Risk for Psychotic Side Effects in Some Kids: Study
    (30-Dec-2015)
    Two-thirds of children with parental history of mental illness report 'funny feelings' when on the stimulants

  • ADHD Meds May Raise Risk for Psychotic Side Effects in Some Kids: Study
    (30-Dec-2015)
    Two-thirds of children with parental history of mental illness report 'funny feelings' when on the stimulants

  • Painkillers Often Gateway to Heroin for U.S. Teens: Survey
    (30-Dec-2015)
    Heroin is cheaper, easier to obtain than narcotics like OxyContin, experts say

  • Health Tip: Helping Your Teens Stay Safe
    (30-Dec-2015)
    When they're ready to go to the mall by themselves

  • ADHD Meds May Raise Risk for Psychotic Side Effects in Some Kids: Study
    (30-Dec-2015)
    Two-thirds of children with parental history of mental illness report 'funny feelings' when on the stimulants

  • ADHD Meds May Raise Risk for Psychotic Side Effects in Some Kids: Study
    (30-Dec-2015)
    Two-thirds of children with parental history of mental illness report 'funny feelings' when on the stimulants

  • It's Not Too Late to Get a Flu Shot
    (30-Dec-2015)
    Influenza activity usually peaks in January or February, FDA says

  • Study: Extremely Premature Babies at Greater Risk for Autism
    (28-Dec-2015)
    Researchers identified differences in the brains of these newborns

  • Child Asthma Rates Leveling Off, Except Among Poor and Older Kids: Study
    (28-Dec-2015)
    Environmental triggers may increase the risk for children in low-income areas, experts say

  • Child Asthma Rates Leveling Off, Except Among Poor and Older Kids: Study
    (28-Dec-2015)
    Environmental triggers may increase the risk for children in low-income areas, experts say

  • Holiday Plants Can Pose Health Risks to Kids, Pets
    (25-Dec-2015)
    Mistletoe, holly berries and poinsettias should be placed out of reach, expert advises

  • Make Toy Safety a Top Concern
    (24-Dec-2015)
    Dangerous playthings account for thousands of injuries each year in U.S.

  • Marijuana Chemical May Help Prevent Epileptic Seizures in Kids, Young Adults
    (24-Dec-2015)
    Trial showed a benefit, but more study is needed, experts said

  • More Computer Time May Be Causing Nearsightedness in U.S. Kids
    (24-Dec-2015)
    Eye experts suggest boosting outdoor time to get young eyes focusing on distant objects

  • Health Tip: Watch those Liquid Laundry Packets
    (24-Dec-2015)
    They may be a serious hazard for children

  • Marijuana Chemical May Help Prevent Epileptic Seizures in Kids, Young Adults
    (24-Dec-2015)
    Trial showed a benefit, but more study is needed, experts said

  • More Computer Time May Be Causing Nearsightedness in U.S. Kids
    (24-Dec-2015)
    Eye experts suggest boosting outdoor time to get young eyes focusing on distant objects

  • Make Toy Safety a Top Concern
    (24-Dec-2015)
    Dangerous playthings account for thousands of injuries each year in U.S.

  • Health Tip: Watch those Liquid Laundry Packets
    (24-Dec-2015)
    They may be a serious hazard for children

  • Noisy Electronic Toys May Hamper Babies' Verbal Skills
    (23-Dec-2015)
    Study found that toddlers talk less when their toys talk, sing, light up more

  • Noisy Electronic Toys May Hamper Babies' Verbal Skills
    (23-Dec-2015)
    Study found that toddlers talk less when their toys talk, sing, light up more

  • Tiny Turtles Carry Salmonella Threat
    (23-Dec-2015)
    Though banned as pets in U.S., they're still sold illegally and children are often the ones sickened, CDC finds

  • New HIV Treatment Shows Promise in Early Research
    (23-Dec-2015)
    But new antibody was only helpful for those who hadn't received HIV therapy yet

  • Slight Signs of Lingering Brain Damage Seen in Young Athletes After Concussion
    (23-Dec-2015)
    But study did not prove concussion caused minor differences detected in scans, thinking tests

  • Slight Signs of Lingering Brain Damage Seen in Young Athletes After Concussion
    (23-Dec-2015)
    But study did not prove concussion caused minor differences detected in scans, thinking tests

  • Graphic Warnings on Cigarettes Help Smokers Consider Quitting
    (23-Dec-2015)
    Disturbing images get people thinking about health risks associated with tobacco, study finds

  • Tiny Turtles Carry Salmonella Threat
    (23-Dec-2015)
    Though banned as pets in U.S., they're still sold illegally and children are often the ones sickened, CDC finds

  • Noisy Electronic Toys May Hamper Babies' Verbal Skills
    (23-Dec-2015)
    Study found that toddlers talk less when their toys talk, sing, light up more

  • Get Your Flu Shot Before the Flu Is Widespread: CDC
    (23-Dec-2015)
    Almost everyone 6 months and older should be vaccinated, experts say

  • Toddlers Adept at Using Touch-Screen Devices, Study Finds
    (22-Dec-2015)
    Children as young as 2 years old can swipe, unlock and search for features and games, research shows

  • Health Tip: Protect Kids' Hearing During the Holidays
    (22-Dec-2015)
    Teach children to shield their ears

  • Health Tip: Protect Kids' Hearing During the Holidays
    (22-Dec-2015)
    Teach children to shield their ears

  • Smoke Weed in College and Your Grades May Go to Pot
    (22-Dec-2015)
    Study links marijuana use to skipped classes, poorer academic performance

  • Study Touts Benefits of Group Prenatal Care
    (21-Dec-2015)
    Spending time with other pregnant women, sharing experiences may help young mothers-to-be

  • U.S. Task Force Stays Neutral on Cholesterol Screening for Kids
    (21-Dec-2015)
    Not enough evidence to recommend for or against checking everyone under 20, expert panel says

  • Help Your Kids Sleep in Heavenly Peace
    (20-Dec-2015)
    Stick to bedtime routines through the holidays, expert says

  • Help Your Kids Sleep in Heavenly Peace
    (20-Dec-2015)
    Stick to bedtime routines through the holidays, expert says

  • To Help Your Kids Get Better Grades, Feed Them Breakfast: Study
    (18-Dec-2015)
    Researchers find signs that what children eat is closely linked to their academic success

  • How to Prepare Your Child for Surgery
    (18-Dec-2015)
    To relieve anxiety, be honest, use simple language to explain what's going to happen, experts advise

  • Toxic Chemicals May Weaken Infants' Response to TB Vaccine
    (18-Dec-2015)
    PCBs, DDT found in babies' blood samples appear to dampen immunity, study says

  • How to Prepare Your Child for Surgery
    (18-Dec-2015)
    To relieve anxiety, be honest, use simple language to explain what's going to happen, experts advise

  • Toxic Chemicals May Weaken Infants' Response to TB Vaccine
    (18-Dec-2015)
    PCBs, DDT found in babies' blood samples appear to dampen immunity, study says

  • Health Tip: Keeping Kids in Pain Comfortable
    (18-Dec-2015)
    Suggestions that don't involve medication

  • How to Prepare Your Child for Surgery
    (18-Dec-2015)
    To relieve anxiety, be honest, use simple language to explain what's going to happen, experts advise

  • Health Tip: Keeping Kids in Pain Comfortable
    (18-Dec-2015)
    Suggestions that don't involve medication

  • Toxic Chemicals May Weaken Infants' Response to TB Vaccine
    (18-Dec-2015)
    PCBs, DDT found in babies' blood samples appear to dampen immunity, study says

  • Parents Keep Too Tight a Leash on Teens' Health Care: Survey
    (17-Dec-2015)
    Kids aren't learning to manage their own medical visits, expert says

  • More U.S. Kids Have Type 1 Diabetes, But Researchers Don't Know Why
    (17-Dec-2015)
    And study found that more are developing kidney problems as a result of their disease

  • More U.S. Kids Have Type 1 Diabetes, But Researchers Don't Know Why
    (17-Dec-2015)
    And study found that more are developing kidney problems as a result of their disease

  • LifeVest Wearable Defibrillator Approved for Children
    (17-Dec-2015)
    For heart patients who can't have device implanted

  • Health Tip: Understanding Your Baby's Vision
    (17-Dec-2015)
    How it develops during the first year

  • Parents Keep Too Tight a Leash on Teens' Health Care: Survey
    (17-Dec-2015)
    Kids aren't learning to manage their own medical visits, expert says

  • LifeVest Wearable Defibrillator Approved for Children
    (17-Dec-2015)
    For heart patients who can't have device implanted

  • Researchers Uncover Different Variations of MERS Virus
    (17-Dec-2015)
    And, a second team reports progress on a vaccine for the potentially fatal illness

  • Girls Given Risky Meds Don't Get Contraceptive Advice
    (16-Dec-2015)
    Study examines young women taking drugs that cause birth defects and finds most aren't cautioned

  • ADHD May Hamper Social Relationships Early in Life
    (16-Dec-2015)
    Study finds cycle of rejection by peers, worsening symptoms that may heighten difficulties

  • High School Seniors Now More Likely to Smoke Pot Than Cigarettes: Survey
    (16-Dec-2015)
    More kids believe marijuana isn't harmful, experts say in explaining finding

  • Health Tip: Flying With Children
    (16-Dec-2015)
    Bring a child seat that's made for planes

  • Antibiotics Often Enough for Kids' Appendicitis
    (16-Dec-2015)
    For early, uncomplicated cases, study found the drugs often cleared up the condition without surgery

  • ADHD May Hamper Social Relationships Early in Life
    (16-Dec-2015)
    Study finds cycle of rejection by peers, worsening symptoms that may heighten difficulties

  • High School Seniors Now More Likely to Smoke Pot Than Cigarettes: Survey
    (16-Dec-2015)
    More kids believe marijuana isn't harmful, experts say in explaining finding

  • Health Tip: Flying With Children
    (16-Dec-2015)
    Bring a child seat that's made for planes

  • Shingles Linked to Raised Heart Risks for Seniors, Study Finds
    (15-Dec-2015)
    Chance of stroke, heart attack increased most in the first week after diagnosis of the painful rash

  • Many Americans Dubious of Flu Shot's Effectiveness
    (15-Dec-2015)
    Poll finds a third of adults don't believe the vaccine will protect them; infectious disease experts disagree

  • Majority of U.S. Hospitals Don't Require Flu Shots for Staffers: Survey
    (15-Dec-2015)
    Only 1.3 percent of VA hospitals mandate the shot for health care workers, researchers find

  • Many Americans Dubious of Flu Shot's Effectiveness
    (15-Dec-2015)
    Poll finds a third of adults don't believe the vaccine will protect them; infectious disease experts disagree

  • Abuse of Prescription Painkillers, Stimulants Ups Sexual Risks for Teens
    (14-Dec-2015)
    Those taking these drugs with no prescription more likely to have multiple partners, forgo condom use, study says

  • Bodily Changes Don't Always Signal 'Precocious' Puberty in Kids
    (14-Dec-2015)
    It's not unusual to see early pubic hair development, pediatricians say

  • Abuse of Prescription Painkillers, Stimulants Ups Sexual Risks for Teens
    (14-Dec-2015)
    Those taking these drugs with no prescription more likely to have multiple partners, forgo condom use, study says

  • Bodily Changes Don't Always Signal 'Precocious' Puberty in Kids
    (14-Dec-2015)
    It's not unusual to see early pubic hair development, pediatricians say

  • A Newborn's Heart Attack Shows Heart Can Regrow, Recover
    (11-Dec-2015)
    This case and animal research demonstrate regeneration of cells is possible, researchers say

  • Others' Drug, Alcohol Use May Trigger Bad Behavior in Teens
    (11-Dec-2015)
    Study participants twice as likely to steal, vandalize, hurt others after witnessing substance use

  • Others' Drug, Alcohol Use May Trigger Bad Behavior in Teens
    (11-Dec-2015)
    Study participants twice as likely to steal, vandalize, hurt others after witnessing substance use

  • Health Tip: Portion Your Child's Plate
    (11-Dec-2015)
    Help ensure that the youngster eats healthy

  • Health Tip: Portion Your Child's Plate
    (11-Dec-2015)
    Help ensure that the youngster eats healthy

  • One in Five U.S. Kids Over Age 5 Has Unhealthy Cholesterol: CDC
    (10-Dec-2015)
    Rates are much higher in obese children versus normal-weight, agency notes

  • Health Tip: Take Precautions With Your Holiday Tree
    (10-Dec-2015)
    And help protect children

  • Health Tip: Take Precautions With Your Holiday Tree
    (10-Dec-2015)
    And help protect children

  • Mom-to-Be's Smoking Tied to Poorer Fitness in Sons
    (09-Dec-2015)
    Higher body mass index in mother also linked to worse performance by young men on running test

  • Bullying Can Leave Lasting Mental Scars
    (09-Dec-2015)
    Many treated for depression or other disorders by late 20s, study says

  • Bullying Can Leave Lasting Mental Scars
    (09-Dec-2015)
    Many treated for depression or other disorders by late 20s, study says

  • Kids With Asthma, Allergies May Face Higher Heart Risk Factors: Study
    (08-Dec-2015)
    Risk doubles for high cholesterol and blood pressure, but danger to any one child is low, findings suggest

  • Sickle Cell Drug Doesn't Relieve Pain Crises: Study
    (08-Dec-2015)
    International research finds prasugrel isn't effective at easing suffering

  • Kanuma Approved for Rare Missing-Enzyme Disease
    (08-Dec-2015)
    Wolman disease triggers fat buildup, leading to heart and liver problems

  • ADHD Diagnoses Rising Among U.S. Kids, Study Finds
    (08-Dec-2015)
    Girls, Hispanics fueling the increase in prevalence, but experts don't know why

  • Most Teens' Physical Activity Occurs at School
    (08-Dec-2015)
    But they aren't getting enough exercise and need more avenues for active recreation, experts say

  • Kanuma Approved for Rare Missing-Enzyme Disease
    (08-Dec-2015)
    Wolman disease triggers fat buildup, leading to heart and liver problems

  • Infant Weight Gain Linked to Possible Type 1 Diabetes Risk
    (07-Dec-2015)
    But study author says it's too soon to recommend changes in feeding practices

  • Screen All Kids for Cholesterol, Depression and HIV, Pediatricians' Group Says
    (07-Dec-2015)
    American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines reflect concerns about obesity, suicide

  • Marijuana Chemical Shows Promise for Hard-to-Treat Epilepsy in Kids
    (07-Dec-2015)
    Preliminary studies link cannabidiol to seizure reduction, but drug interactions remain a concern

  • Health Tip: Before You Give Your Child Medicine
    (07-Dec-2015)
    Speak with your doctor and ask questions

  • Infant Weight Gain Linked to Possible Type 1 Diabetes Risk
    (07-Dec-2015)
    But study author says it's too soon to recommend changes in feeding practices

  • Health Tip: Before You Give Your Child Medicine
    (07-Dec-2015)
    Speak with your doctor and ask questions

  • Infant Weight Gain Linked to Possible Type 1 Diabetes Risk
    (07-Dec-2015)
    But study author says it's too soon to recommend changes in feeding practices

  • How to Have a Healthy Holiday Season
    (06-Dec-2015)
    Expert offers tips on ways to avoid catching colds, the flu

  • Health Tip: Talking to Kids About World Events
    (04-Dec-2015)
    Inform, but don't frighten

  • Health Tip: Talking to Kids About World Events
    (04-Dec-2015)
    Inform, but don't frighten

  • Get Your Flu Shot Before the Flu Is Widespread: CDC
    (04-Dec-2015)
    Everyone 6 months and older should be vaccinated before holiday trips and gatherings, experts say

  • Could an Obese Dad's Sperm Pass Traits to His Kids?
    (03-Dec-2015)
    Study finds differences in gene activity based on weight, but doesn't prove offspring inherits them

  • Agricultural Pesticides May Affect Kids' Breathing
    (03-Dec-2015)
    Early exposure to organophosphates could raise risk of COPD later, researchers suggest

  • Playing Contact Sports in Youth May Raise Risk for Degenerative Brain Disease
    (03-Dec-2015)
    Study suggests that vulnerability to CTE not limited to professional football players

  • Could an Obese Dad's Sperm Pass Traits to His Kids?
    (03-Dec-2015)
    Study finds differences in gene activity based on weight, but doesn't prove offspring inherits them

  • SIDS Risk Depends on More Than 'Sleeping Environment'
    (02-Dec-2015)
    Study finds 'Back to Sleep' messages worked, but so did lower smoking and teen pregnancy rates

  • Higher Cigarette Taxes Tied to Fewer Infant Deaths
    (01-Dec-2015)
    U.S. study suggests pregnant women may be less likely to smoke if tobacco prices are higher

  • Planned Cesareans Tied to Slight Increase in Asthma Risk for Kids
    (01-Dec-2015)
    But second report finds countries with low C-section rates had higher death rates for infants, mothers

  • Delayed Clamping of Umbilical Cord May Be Better for Preemies
    (01-Dec-2015)
    Waiting 45 seconds was linked to enhanced motor skills among infants in study

  • Metformin May Not Help Obese Teens With Type 1 Diabetes
    (01-Dec-2015)
    Study found most benefits waned over time, but one expert believes more research is needed

  • Planned Cesareans Tied to Slight Increase in Asthma Risk for Kids
    (01-Dec-2015)
    But second report finds countries with low C-section rates had higher death rates for infants, mothers

  • Dogs May Ease a Child's Fears
    (30-Nov-2015)
    Kids with pets in the home were less likely to test positive for anxiety than those without, study found

  • Teens More Cautious About Sex When Parents Set Rules, Study Finds
    (30-Nov-2015)
    Kids tend to delay sex if Mom and Dad keep an eye on what they're doing, who they're with

  • Assessing Health Issues of Child Refugees
    (27-Nov-2015)
    Medical profiles of newly arrived children are important for treatment, researcher says

  • Bullies May Face Higher Odds of Eating Disorders: Study
    (27-Nov-2015)
    Risk of anorexia or bulimia significantly higher than for kids not involved in bullying

  • Assessing Health Issues of Child Refugees
    (27-Nov-2015)
    Medical profiles of newly arrived children are important for treatment, researcher says

  • Bullies May Face Higher Odds of Eating Disorders: Study
    (27-Nov-2015)
    Risk of anorexia or bulimia significantly higher than for kids not involved in bullying

  • Assessing Health Issues of Child Refugees
    (27-Nov-2015)
    Medical profiles of newly arrived children are important for treatment, researcher says

  • Bullies May Face Higher Odds of Eating Disorders: Study
    (27-Nov-2015)
    Risk of anorexia or bulimia significantly higher than for kids not involved in bullying

  • Bullies May Face Higher Odds of Eating Disorders: Study
    (27-Nov-2015)
    Risk of anorexia or bulimia significantly higher than for kids not involved in bullying

  • Weekend Childbirth Riskier, British Study Suggests
    (25-Nov-2015)
    Infant deaths, maternal infections lower on weekdays, study finds

  • FDA Approves First Flu Shot With Added Ingredient to Boost Immune Response
    (25-Nov-2015)
    Vaccine can be used in seniors, who are often hit hardest by illness

  • Melatonin Might Help Sleepless Kids With Eczema, Study Finds
    (24-Nov-2015)
    But treating skin condition is still best approach, expert says

  • Ban Crib Bumpers Because of Rising Deaths, Researchers Say
    (24-Nov-2015)
    Many of these fatalities were preventable, study reveals

  • Adults With Heart Defects May Face Higher Risk of Stroke: Study
    (24-Nov-2015)
    Researchers urge these patients to visit a cardiologist regularly

  • First Year of Life Poses Highest Risk for Child Abuse: Study
    (24-Nov-2015)
    Babies this young are also three times more likely to die of their injuries than those hurt accidentally

  • Ban Crib Bumpers Because of Rising Deaths, Researchers Say
    (24-Nov-2015)
    Many of these fatalities were preventable, study reveals

  • Melatonin Might Help Sleepless Kids With Eczema, Study Finds
    (24-Nov-2015)
    But treating skin condition is still best approach, expert says

  • Could Obesity Be Wired Into Some Children's Brains?
    (24-Nov-2015)
    Food smells elicit stronger reactions in heavier kids, small study finds

  • Ban Crib Bumpers Because of Rising Deaths, Researchers Say
    (24-Nov-2015)
    Many of these fatalities were preventable, study reveals

  • Anthrax Vaccine Approval Expanded
    (24-Nov-2015)
    Now sanctioned for adults 18 to 65 with known or suspected exposure

  • Arsenic Exposure in Womb Linked to Respiratory Risks in Babies
    (23-Nov-2015)
    High levels in well water may trigger infections in the very young, study suggests

  • Arsenic Exposure in Womb Linked to Respiratory Risks in Babies
    (23-Nov-2015)
    High levels in well water may trigger infections in the very young, study suggests

  • Health Tip: Safety Suggestions for Teenage Babysitters
    (23-Nov-2015)
    For starters, be sure there's someone to escort you home from a babysitting job at night

  • ADHD Medications Linked to Sleep Problems in Kids
    (23-Nov-2015)
    Review of studies finds drugs like Ritalin, Adderall may create sleep woes for some

  • Health Tip: Safety Suggestions for Teenage Babysitters
    (23-Nov-2015)
    For starters, be sure there's someone to escort you home from a babysitting job at night

  • ADHD Medications Linked to Sleep Problems in Kids
    (23-Nov-2015)
    Review of studies finds drugs like Ritalin, Adderall may create sleep woes for some

  • Most First-Time Moms Plan to Follow Vaccine Schedule
    (20-Nov-2015)
    11 percent intend to spread out the recommended inoculations, survey finds

  • Child Care Centers Offering Too Little Outdoor Time
    (20-Nov-2015)
    Some kids don't even get the hour-a-day minimum, researchers report

  • Child Care Centers Offering Too Little Outdoor Time
    (20-Nov-2015)
    Some kids don't even get the hour-a-day minimum, researchers report

  • Most First-Time Moms Plan to Follow Vaccine Schedule
    (20-Nov-2015)
    11 percent intend to spread out the recommended inoculations, survey finds

  • Teasing Girls About Weight May Cause Lasting Harm
    (20-Nov-2015)
    Study finds link between being made fun of and problematic eating behaviors

  • Teasing Girls About Weight May Cause Lasting Harm
    (20-Nov-2015)
    Study finds link between being made fun of and problematic eating behaviors

  • Teasing Girls About Weight May Cause Lasting Harm
    (20-Nov-2015)
    Study finds link between being made fun of and problematic eating behaviors

  • Most First-Time Moms Plan to Follow Vaccine Schedule
    (20-Nov-2015)
    11 percent intend to spread out the recommended inoculations, survey finds

  • Teasing Girls About Weight May Cause Lasting Harm
    (20-Nov-2015)
    Study finds link between being made fun of and problematic eating behaviors

  • Most First-Time Moms Plan to Follow Vaccine Schedule
    (20-Nov-2015)
    11 percent intend to spread out the recommended inoculations, survey finds

  • Potential Treatment for a Serious Respiratory Infection in Kids
    (19-Nov-2015)
    Preliminary study of new drug for RSV yields promising results, experts say

  • When Do Kids Learn 'Fairness'? Culture May Matter, Study Finds
    (19-Nov-2015)
    Experiment sheds light on how children in different countries react to being given more than their peers

  • Drug Overdose Rates Soaring Among U.S. Youth
    (19-Nov-2015)
    Report finds prescription painkillers, heroin largely to blame, with some states hit especially hard

  • Potential Treatment for a Serious Respiratory Infection in Kids
    (19-Nov-2015)
    Preliminary study of new drug for RSV yields promising results, experts say

  • Childhood Cancer Survivors May Suffer Physically, Mentally Decades Later
    (19-Nov-2015)
    Long-term effects of powerful treatments merit further study, experts say

  • Potential Treatment for a Serious Respiratory Infection in Kids
    (19-Nov-2015)
    Preliminary study of new drug for RSV yields promising results, experts say

  • When Do Kids Learn 'Fairness'? Culture May Matter, Study Finds
    (19-Nov-2015)
    Experiment sheds light on how children in different countries react to being given more than their peers

  • Childhood Cancer Survivors May Suffer Physically, Mentally Decades Later
    (19-Nov-2015)
    Long-term effects of powerful treatments merit further study, experts say

  • Controversial Fertility Treatment Resulted in Live Births
    (18-Nov-2015)
    Italian scientists used 'chromosomally abnormal' embryos to produce 6 healthy babies

  • Health Tip: Help Your Toddler Develop Needed Skills
    (18-Nov-2015)
    Suggested activities include playing with blocks, stringing large beads

  • More Than 8 Percent of Kids With Cancer May Be Genetically Prone to the Disease
    (18-Nov-2015)
    Genetic screening might be useful for all childhood cancer patients, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Help Your Toddler Develop Needed Skills
    (18-Nov-2015)
    Suggested activities include playing with blocks, stringing large beads

  • Health Tip: Help Your Toddler Develop Needed Skills
    (18-Nov-2015)
    Suggested activities include playing with blocks, stringing large beads

  • More Gluten Before Age 2 Linked to Celiac Disease in At-Risk Kids
    (17-Nov-2015)
    But it's not clear if limiting the protein in baby's diet would help, experts say

  • More Gluten Before Age 2 Linked to Celiac Disease in At-Risk Kids
    (17-Nov-2015)
    But it's not clear if limiting the protein in baby's diet would help, experts say

  • Experts Pan Gene Testing of Budding Athletes
    (17-Nov-2015)
    Scientific evidence is far too weak to determine a child's talent, panel says

  • Certain Antibiotic Might Combat Children's Wheezing Episodes
    (17-Nov-2015)
    Kids given azithromycin were less likely to develop severe respiratory illness, study says

  • More Gluten Before Age 2 Linked to Celiac Disease in At-Risk Kids
    (17-Nov-2015)
    But it's not clear if limiting the protein in baby's diet would help, experts say

  • Experts Pan Gene Testing of Budding Athletes
    (17-Nov-2015)
    Scientific evidence is far too weak to determine a child's talent, panel says

  • More Gluten Before Age 2 Linked to Celiac Disease in At-Risk Kids
    (17-Nov-2015)
    But it's not clear if limiting the protein in baby's diet would help, experts say

  • Breast-Feeding Linked to Reduced Risk of Preemie Eye Problem
    (16-Nov-2015)
    Exclusive use of human milk lowers odds of potentially blinding condition by 75 percent, study suggests

  • Pediatricians' Group Urges Cuts in Antibiotic Use in Livestock
    (16-Nov-2015)
    Widespread practice is boosting bacterial resistance to drugs, putting kids in danger, AAP says

  • Teens, Parents Share E-Cigarette Concerns, Poll Finds
    (16-Nov-2015)
    Both groups want tighter controls on devices' use, health warnings on packaging

  • Doctors Save Life of U.S. Child With Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis
    (16-Nov-2015)
    Case highlights growing threat of strain of the lung disease that doesn't respond to multiple antibiotics

  • Teens, Parents Share E-Cigarette Concerns, Poll Finds
    (16-Nov-2015)
    Both groups want tighter controls on devices' use, health warnings on packaging

  • Doctors Save Life of U.S. Child With Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis
    (16-Nov-2015)
    Case highlights growing threat of strain of the lung disease that doesn't respond to multiple antibiotics

  • High-Tech Glasses Instead of Eye Patch for 'Lazy Eye'?
    (16-Nov-2015)
    Digital specs were programmed to block vision in good eye every 30 seconds

  • Teens, Parents Share E-Cigarette Concerns, Poll Finds
    (16-Nov-2015)
    Both groups want tighter controls on devices' use, health warnings on packaging

  • How to Keep Your Baby's Slumber Safe
    (14-Nov-2015)
    Babies should be placed on their back and in their own bed to sleep, pediatrician advises

  • How to Keep Your Baby's Slumber Safe
    (14-Nov-2015)
    Babies should be placed on their back and in their own bed to sleep, pediatrician advises

  • How to Keep Your Baby's Slumber Safe
    (14-Nov-2015)
    Babies should be placed on their back and in their own bed to sleep, pediatrician advises

  • How to Keep Your Baby's Slumber Safe
    (14-Nov-2015)
    Babies should be placed on their back and in their own bed to sleep, pediatrician advises

  • CDC: Child Autism Rate Now 1 in 45 After Survey Method Changes
    (13-Nov-2015)
    The number differs based on new questions parents were asked about their children

  • CDC: Child Autism Rate Now 1 in 45 After Survey Method Changes
    (13-Nov-2015)
    The number differs based on new questions parents were asked about their children

  • CDC: Child Autism Rate Now 1 in 45 After Survey Method Changes
    (13-Nov-2015)
    The number differs based on new questions parents were asked about their children

  • Military Deployment Tied to Greater Odds of Child Abuse, Neglect
    (12-Nov-2015)
    Periods during and just after deployment are highest risk, study finds

  • Military Deployment Tied to Greater Odds of Child Abuse, Neglect
    (12-Nov-2015)
    Periods during and just after deployment are highest risk, study finds

  • California Vaccine Refusers Cluster in Rich, White Areas
    (12-Nov-2015)
    But changes are coming to that state's 'personal belief' exemption law

  • Adult Obesity Still Growing in U.S., Youth Rates Hold Steady: CDC
    (12-Nov-2015)
    Expert says stabilization isn't good enough because still high rates of preventable chronic disease

  • California Vaccine Refusers Cluster in Rich, White Areas
    (12-Nov-2015)
    But changes are coming to that state's 'personal belief' exemption law

  • Military Deployment Tied to Greater Odds of Child Abuse, Neglect
    (12-Nov-2015)
    Periods during and just after deployment are highest risk, study finds

  • California Vaccine Refusers Cluster in Rich, White Areas
    (12-Nov-2015)
    But changes are coming to that state's 'personal belief' exemption law

  • Sharp Increase in U.S. Babies Born With Syphilis: CDC
    (12-Nov-2015)
    Pregnant women should be screened for the sexually transmitted disease, experts say

  • California Vaccine Refusers Cluster in Rich, White Areas
    (12-Nov-2015)
    But changes are coming to that state's 'personal belief' exemption law

  • Newborn Probiotic Use Tied to Lower Risk of Type 1 Diabetes
    (11-Nov-2015)
    But association was only found in those with the highest genetic risk of the disease

  • Chemical Exposure During Pregnancy Linked to Excess Weight in Kids
    (11-Nov-2015)
    More research needs to be done to show cause-and-effect, expert says

  • Losing a Parent in Childhood May Raise Suicide Risk Decades Later
    (11-Nov-2015)
    Rate of suicide for people who'd suffered such an early loss was double that of those who hadn't, study found

  • Childhood Cancer Tied to Raised Risk for Other Ills in Adult Life
    (11-Nov-2015)
    Study found upped odds for diabetes, autoimmune disorders decades later

  • Health Tip: Reducing Your Child's Risk of Lead Poisoning
    (11-Nov-2015)
    Be especially careful if you live in an older home

  • Chemical Exposure During Pregnancy Linked to Excess Weight in Kids
    (11-Nov-2015)
    More research needs to be done to show cause-and-effect, expert says

  • Childhood Cancer Tied to Raised Risk for Other Ills in Adult Life
    (11-Nov-2015)
    Study found upped odds for diabetes, autoimmune disorders decades later

  • Chemical Exposure During Pregnancy Linked to Excess Weight in Kids
    (11-Nov-2015)
    More research needs to be done to show cause-and-effect, expert says

  • Health Tip: Reducing Your Child's Risk of Lead Poisoning
    (11-Nov-2015)
    Be especially careful if you live in an older home

  • Losing a Parent in Childhood May Raise Suicide Risk Decades Later
    (11-Nov-2015)
    Rate of suicide for people who'd suffered such an early loss was double that of those who hadn't, study found

  • Bystander CPR Helps Some Kids Survive Cardiac Arrest
    (10-Nov-2015)
    Unfortunately, infants don't appear to be benefitting, study finds

  • Some Kids With Heart Defects Struggle in School
    (10-Nov-2015)
    Deficits in academic performance tend to rise along with severity of the defect, study finds

  • Some Kids With Heart Defects Struggle in School
    (10-Nov-2015)
    Deficits in academic performance tend to rise along with severity of the defect, study finds

  • Bystander CPR Helps Some Kids Survive Cardiac Arrest
    (10-Nov-2015)
    Unfortunately, infants don't appear to be benefitting, study finds

  • Insulin Pumps Give Kids With Type 1 Diabetes Better Blood Sugar Control
    (10-Nov-2015)
    Study included almost 55,000 children and teens

  • Bystander CPR Helps Some Kids Survive Cardiac Arrest
    (10-Nov-2015)
    Unfortunately, infants don't appear to be benefitting, study finds

  • Insulin Pumps Give Kids With Type 1 Diabetes Better Blood Sugar Control
    (10-Nov-2015)
    Study included almost 55,000 children and teens

  • Study Finds Blood Test May Detect Concussion in Kids
    (10-Nov-2015)
    Could help reduce the number of CT scans, and the radiation exposure they bring, experts say

  • Obese Kids as Young as 8 Show Signs of Heart Disease
    (10-Nov-2015)
    MRI scans reveal structural abnormalities associated with cardiac strain

  • Bystander CPR Helps Some Kids Survive Cardiac Arrest
    (10-Nov-2015)
    Unfortunately, infants don't appear to be benefitting, study finds

  • Insulin Pumps Give Kids With Type 1 Diabetes Better Blood Sugar Control
    (10-Nov-2015)
    Study included almost 55,000 children and teens

  • Obese Kids as Young as 8 Show Signs of Heart Disease
    (10-Nov-2015)
    MRI scans reveal structural abnormalities associated with cardiac strain

  • 3-D Computer Modeling Might Improve Children's Heart Transplants
    (09-Nov-2015)
    Technology could help doctors choose a better organ size match, study suggests

  • Parents the Target of Deceptive Food Ads, Study Says
    (09-Nov-2015)
    Commercials that misstate benefits of sugary products concern researchers

  • 3-D Computer Modeling Might Improve Children's Heart Transplants
    (09-Nov-2015)
    Technology could help doctors choose a better organ size match, study suggests

  • Parents the Target of Deceptive Food Ads, Study Says
    (09-Nov-2015)
    Commercials that misstate benefits of sugary products concern researchers

  • Just One Energy Drink Sends Young Adults' Stress Hormone Levels Soaring
    (09-Nov-2015)
    Researchers also found the beverage pushed blood pressure levels higher

  • Challenges for Extreme Preemies Can Last into Teens
    (09-Nov-2015)
    But majority of very preterm or very small newborns do well, experts say

  • What You Need to Know When Your Child Gets a Rash
    (06-Nov-2015)
    Most clear up on their own or are easily treated, but some are contagious -- even dangerous

  • What You Need to Know When Your Child Gets a Rash
    (06-Nov-2015)
    Most clear up on their own or are easily treated, but some are contagious -- even dangerous

  • What You Need to Know When Your Child Gets a Rash
    (06-Nov-2015)
    Most clear up on their own or are easily treated, but some are contagious -- even dangerous

  • Breast-Feeding May Not Help Prevent Allergies in Kids, Study Claims
    (05-Nov-2015)
    But at least one pediatrician is skeptical of the finding, and urges mothers to breast-feed

  • Scarlet Fever Resurfacing in Some Parts of the World
    (05-Nov-2015)
    Outbreaks of the childhood disease reported in Britain and Asia, study finds

  • Rule Changes Might Lead to More Lung Transplants for Kids
    (05-Nov-2015)
    Study suggests that widening the geographic pool could increase available organs

  • Scarlet Fever Resurfacing in Some Parts of the World
    (05-Nov-2015)
    Outbreaks of the childhood disease reported in Britain and Asia, study finds

  • Health Tip: Giving Toddlers Needed Playtime
    (05-Nov-2015)
    Here's what's appropriate

  • Rule Changes Might Lead to More Lung Transplants for Kids
    (05-Nov-2015)
    Study suggests that widening the geographic pool could increase available organs

  • Health Tip: Giving Toddlers Needed Playtime
    (05-Nov-2015)
    Here's what's appropriate

  • Don't Assume Siblings Will Have Food Allergies, Too
    (05-Nov-2015)
    Study found only 1 in 10 was allergic to same things; experts advise against routine testing for them

  • Rule Changes Might Lead to More Lung Transplants for Kids
    (05-Nov-2015)
    Study suggests that widening the geographic pool could increase available organs

  • Vaccine for Deadly Respiratory Virus Shows Promise in Early Trial
    (04-Nov-2015)
    Researcher hopes to see routine RSV immunization within a decade

  • Children of Stressed Parents May Be Prone to Obesity
    (04-Nov-2015)
    Study, one of first to identify parental pressure as risk factor for weight gain, focused on Hispanic households

  • Children of Stressed Parents May Be Prone to Obesity
    (04-Nov-2015)
    Study, one of first to identify parental pressure as risk factor for weight gain, focused on Hispanic households

  • Vaccine for Deadly Respiratory Virus Shows Promise in Early Trial
    (04-Nov-2015)
    Researcher hopes to see routine RSV immunization within a decade

  • Childhood Whooping Cough Tied to Small Rise in Epilepsy Risk
    (03-Nov-2015)
    But chances of any one child getting the seizure illness remain low, one expert says

  • New Guidelines Focus on Pulmonary Hypertension in Kids
    (03-Nov-2015)
    The sometimes fatal heart and lung disease requires different strategies for children and adults

  • Health Tip: Talk to Kids About Fire Safety
    (03-Nov-2015)
    Explain how to help prevent fires

  • New Guidelines Focus on Pulmonary Hypertension in Kids
    (03-Nov-2015)
    The sometimes fatal heart and lung disease requires different strategies for children and adults

  • Weight Gain a Challenge for Children With Autism: Study
    (03-Nov-2015)
    Preschoolers, teens on the spectrum are more likely than peers to be overweight, obese

  • Smoking Common in Foreign Films, Study Finds
    (03-Nov-2015)
    International research team calls for governments to stop subsidizing films that show tobacco use

  • Health Tip: Talk to Kids About Fire Safety
    (03-Nov-2015)
    Explain how to help prevent fires

  • Health Tip: Avoid Back Pain While Feeding Baby
    (03-Nov-2015)
    Put less pressure on your spine

  • Weight Gain a Challenge for Children With Autism: Study
    (03-Nov-2015)
    Preschoolers, teens on the spectrum are more likely than peers to be overweight, obese

  • Childhood Whooping Cough Tied to Small Rise in Epilepsy Risk
    (03-Nov-2015)
    But chances of any one child getting the seizure illness remain low, one expert says

  • Weight, Exercise May Affect Children's Thinking Skills
    (02-Nov-2015)
    Kids who participate in dance or sports better able to pay attention and solve problems, research suggests

  • Dogs in the Home May Lower Kids' Odds for Asthma
    (02-Nov-2015)
    Study findings support notion that early life exposure to microbes, allergens may prevent illness, experts say

  • Most Preschoolers Use Tablets, Smartphones Daily
    (02-Nov-2015)
    New study suggests an income-based 'digital divide' is narrowing

  • Health Tip: Protect Baby's Teeth From Tooth Decay
    (02-Nov-2015)
    Don't let your infant sleep with a bottle

  • Weight, Exercise May Affect Children's Thinking Skills
    (02-Nov-2015)
    Kids who participate in dance or sports better able to pay attention and solve problems, research suggests

  • Dogs in the Home May Lower Kids' Odds for Asthma
    (02-Nov-2015)
    Study findings support notion that early life exposure to microbes, allergens may prevent illness, experts say

  • Most Preschoolers Use Tablets, Smartphones Daily
    (02-Nov-2015)
    New study suggests an income-based 'digital divide' is narrowing

  • One in Five Pediatricians Drops Families Who Refuse Vaccines: Survey
    (02-Nov-2015)
    Experts say deep philosophical differences, concern for other young patients may explain why

  • Health Tip: Protect Baby's Teeth From Tooth Decay
    (02-Nov-2015)
    Don't let your infant sleep with a bottle

  • Most Preschoolers Use Tablets, Smartphones Daily
    (02-Nov-2015)
    New study suggests an income-based 'digital divide' is narrowing

  • Teens Do Listen to Parents' Advice About Sex: Study
    (02-Nov-2015)
    Discussions may help kids delay sexual activity, and use condoms or other birth control

  • One in Five Pediatricians Drops Families Who Refuse Vaccines: Survey
    (02-Nov-2015)
    Experts say deep philosophical differences, concern for other young patients may explain why

  • Many Parents Unaware of Emergency Plans at Kids' Pre-schools
    (30-Oct-2015)
    Less than half knew crisis plans are online, poll finds

  • Singing Better Than Talking for Soothing Cranky Babies, Study Finds
    (30-Oct-2015)
    It seems to keep infants happy longer, researchers say

  • Study Sees No Link Between Antibiotics in Early Pregnancy and Birth Defects
    (30-Oct-2015)
    Researchers looked for risk among women prescribed drugs that include azithromycin

  • Many Parents Unaware of Emergency Plans at Kids' Pre-schools
    (30-Oct-2015)
    Less than half knew crisis plans are online, poll finds

  • Helping Your Diabetic Child Have a Safe Halloween
    (30-Oct-2015)
    Counting carbs and swapping treats help kids stick to treatment goals, expert says

  • Health Tip: Serve up Better Halloween Treats
    (30-Oct-2015)
    Suggestions for a healthier holiday

  • Kids Meals, Toys and TV Ads Add Up to Frequent Fast Food: Study
    (30-Oct-2015)
    Restaurant chains that advertise on children's networks exert strong pull on 3- to 7-year-olds

  • Helping Your Diabetic Child Have a Safe Halloween
    (30-Oct-2015)
    Counting carbs and swapping treats help kids stick to treatment goals, expert says

  • Health Tip: Serve up Better Halloween Treats
    (30-Oct-2015)
    Suggestions for a healthier holiday

  • Kids Meals, Toys and TV Ads Add Up to Frequent Fast Food: Study
    (30-Oct-2015)
    Restaurant chains that advertise on children's networks exert strong pull on 3- to 7-year-olds

  • Singing Better Than Talking for Soothing Cranky Babies, Study Finds
    (30-Oct-2015)
    It seems to keep infants happy longer, researchers say

  • Keep Kids Safe This Halloween
    (29-Oct-2015)
    Doctors' group offers tips for avoiding fright-night injuries

  • Keep Kids Safe This Halloween
    (29-Oct-2015)
    Doctors' group offers tips for avoiding fright-night injuries

  • Health Tip: Stay Safe During Trick-or-Treating
    (29-Oct-2015)
    Halloween safety precautions

  • Keep Kids Safe This Halloween
    (29-Oct-2015)
    Doctors' group offers tips for avoiding fright-night injuries

  • Health Tip: Stay Safe During Trick-or-Treating
    (29-Oct-2015)
    Halloween safety precautions

  • Prepare Yourself for Cold, Flu Season
    (29-Oct-2015)
    Doctor offers tips on avoiding infection, battling illness if it strikes

  • Statins May Dampen Protective Powers of Flu Vaccines
    (29-Oct-2015)
    Research suggests cholesterol-lowering meds linked to lower levels of influenza antibodies in seniors

  • Too Few Preteen Girls Get HPV Vaccine, CDC Says
    (29-Oct-2015)
    Common sexually transmitted virus can cause multiple cancers

  • Breast Milk Makeup May Influence Child's Later Weight, Study Says
    (28-Oct-2015)
    Naturally occurring complex carbohydrates could play a role in obesity

  • Narcotic Painkiller Use in Adolescence May Raise Risk of Adult Addiction
    (28-Oct-2015)
    Study found those less experienced with illegal drugs were more likely to abuse narcotics later

  • Breast Milk Makeup May Influence Child's Later Weight, Study Says
    (28-Oct-2015)
    Naturally occurring complex carbohydrates could play a role in obesity

  • Oxytocin 'Love Hormone' Nasal Spray Shows Promise in Kids With Autism
    (27-Oct-2015)
    Small Australian trial suggests it could boost social skills; larger U.S. trials are planned, expert says

  • Halloween Can Be a Fright for Kids With Food Allergies
    (27-Oct-2015)
    Expert offers tips for getting your ghosts and goblins safely through the holiday

  • Halloween Can Be a Fright for Kids With Food Allergies
    (27-Oct-2015)
    Expert offers tips for getting your ghosts and goblins safely through the holiday

  • Cutting Sugar From Diet Boosts Kids' Health Immediately: Study
    (27-Oct-2015)
    Though calories remained same, obese children saw better blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar levels

  • Halloween Can Be a Fright for Kids With Food Allergies
    (27-Oct-2015)
    Expert offers tips for getting your ghosts and goblins safely through the holiday

  • Oxytocin 'Love Hormone' Nasal Spray Shows Promise in Kids With Autism
    (27-Oct-2015)
    Small Australian trial suggests it could boost social skills; larger U.S. trials are planned, expert says

  • Shaken Baby Syndrome Program Didn't Reduce Injuries: Study
    (26-Oct-2015)
    Over 3 years, more than 90 percent of North Carolina parents of newborns participated

  • Pediatricians' Group Urges Action on Climate Change
    (26-Oct-2015)
    Natural disasters, diseases and excess heat threaten children's health, says American Academy of Pediatrics

  • Safe Tackling OK in Youth Football, Pediatricians' Group Says
    (26-Oct-2015)
    New policy statement urges proper training, supervision to avoid injuries among young players

  • Kids Drawn to 'Gateway' Flavored Tobacco Products, FDA Finds
    (26-Oct-2015)
    Sweet-tasting additives have widespread appeal, expose teens to nicotine

  • Unexpected Severe Allergic Reactions Strike Many Schools
    (26-Oct-2015)
    Study found 1 in 10 dealt with anaphylaxis case in 2013, 22 percent were kids with no known allergies

  • Raise Smoking Age to 21, U.S. Pediatricians Urge
    (26-Oct-2015)
    And regulate e-cigarettes the same way as other tobacco products, doctors add

  • Safe Tackling OK in Youth Football, Pediatricians' Group Says
    (26-Oct-2015)
    New policy statement urges proper training, supervision to avoid injuries among young players

  • Kids Drawn to 'Gateway' Flavored Tobacco Products, FDA Finds
    (26-Oct-2015)
    Sweet-tasting additives have widespread appeal, expose teens to nicotine

  • Limiting Tackling Limits Concussions: Study
    (26-Oct-2015)
    Brain injury rate twice as high in seasons where tackling wasn't limited during practices

  • Shaken Baby Syndrome Program Didn't Reduce Injuries: Study
    (26-Oct-2015)
    Over 3 years, more than 90 percent of North Carolina parents of newborns participated

  • Safe Tackling OK in Youth Football, Pediatricians' Group Says
    (26-Oct-2015)
    New policy statement urges proper training, supervision to avoid injuries among young players

  • Too Few Boys Get HPV Vaccine, CDC Study Finds
    (26-Oct-2015)
    This leaves them vulnerable to sexually transmitted virus, cancer

  • Too Few Boys Get HPV Vaccine, CDC Study Finds
    (26-Oct-2015)
    This leaves them vulnerable to sexually transmitted virus, cancer

  • The Long and (Financial) Short of Fixing Leg Length Differences
    (23-Oct-2015)
    More common treatment for children may mean lower earnings throughout adulthood, researchers report

  • Doctors Key to Stopping Child Hunger
    (23-Oct-2015)
    American Academy of Pediatrics statement says all kids should be screened for signs of malnutrition

  • Furry Friends May Be Stress Relievers for Kids With Cancer
    (23-Oct-2015)
    'Therapy dogs' appear to help ease heart rate, anxiety in children fighting the disease

  • Kids in Foster Care Have Tripled Rates of ADHD, Study Finds
    (23-Oct-2015)
    However, most do tend to get treatment, CDC researchers report

  • Paintball, BB Guns Can Severely Injure Kids, Study Finds
    (23-Oct-2015)
    Serious eye injuries, organ damage can occur, researchers warn

  • Bullied Teens Face Roadblocks to Mental Health Services
    (23-Oct-2015)
    Pediatricians must do more for these children, researcher says

  • When Anxiety Silences a Child
    (23-Oct-2015)
    Selective mutism, a relatively rare condition, flies quietly under the radar, experts say

  • Doctors Key to Stopping Child Hunger
    (23-Oct-2015)
    American Academy of Pediatrics statement says all kids should be screened for signs of malnutrition

  • Health Tip: Talking to Your Child About Safety
    (23-Oct-2015)
    A child should never fear confiding in you

  • When Anxiety Silences a Child
    (23-Oct-2015)
    Selective mutism, a relatively rare condition, flies quietly under the radar, experts say

  • Doctors Key to Stopping Child Hunger
    (23-Oct-2015)
    American Academy of Pediatrics statement says all kids should be screened for signs of malnutrition

  • Furry Friends May Be Stress Relievers for Kids With Cancer
    (23-Oct-2015)
    'Therapy dogs' appear to help ease heart rate, anxiety in children fighting the disease

  • Bullied Teens Face Roadblocks to Mental Health Services
    (23-Oct-2015)
    Pediatricians must do more for these children, researcher says

  • Kids in Foster Care Have Tripled Rates of ADHD, Study Finds
    (23-Oct-2015)
    However, most do tend to get treatment, CDC researchers report

  • Paintball, BB Guns Can Severely Injure Kids, Study Finds
    (23-Oct-2015)
    Serious eye injuries, organ damage can occur, researchers warn

  • Health Tip: Talking to Your Child About Safety
    (23-Oct-2015)
    A child should never fear confiding in you

  • Doctors Key to Stopping Child Hunger
    (23-Oct-2015)
    American Academy of Pediatrics statement says all kids should be screened for signs of malnutrition

  • Bullied Teens Face Roadblocks to Mental Health Services
    (23-Oct-2015)
    Pediatricians must do more for these children, researcher says

  • Secondhand Smoke in Infancy May Harm Kids' Teeth
    (22-Oct-2015)
    Exposure increased risk of cavities, researchers report

  • ADHD May Have Different Effects on Brains of Boys and Girls
    (22-Oct-2015)
    Study findings might explain different behaviors seen in genders, experts say

  • ADHD May Have Different Effects on Brains of Boys and Girls
    (22-Oct-2015)
    Study findings might explain different behaviors seen in genders, experts say

  • Antibiotics Might Cause Weight Gain in Kids
    (22-Oct-2015)
    Study finds link between repeated use in children and slightly higher weights in teen years

  • Secondhand Smoke in Infancy May Harm Kids' Teeth
    (22-Oct-2015)
    Exposure increased risk of cavities, researchers report

  • 'Green' Public Housing May Help Families Breathe Easier
    (21-Oct-2015)
    Rates of asthma attacks lower in specially designed buildings

  • Health Tip: Help Kids Enjoy Technology
    (21-Oct-2015)
    Parents should set guidelines

  • 'Green' Public Housing May Help Families Breathe Easier
    (21-Oct-2015)
    Rates of asthma attacks lower in specially designed buildings

  • Health Tip: Help Kids Enjoy Technology
    (21-Oct-2015)
    Parents should set guidelines

  • 'Green' Public Housing May Help Families Breathe Easier
    (21-Oct-2015)
    Rates of asthma attacks lower in specially designed buildings

  • High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy Tied to Newborn Heart Defects
    (20-Oct-2015)
    But researchers stress the risk is still very low when women have pre-eclampsia

  • Kids More Likely to Be Overweight If Mom Gains Too Much in Pregnancy or After
    (20-Oct-2015)
    Child's weight influenced by environments in 'womb and living room,' expert says

  • Kids More Likely to Be Overweight If Mom Gains Too Much in Pregnancy or After
    (20-Oct-2015)
    Child's weight influenced by environments in 'womb and living room,' expert says

  • Study Says Tdap Vaccine Safe During Pregnancy
    (20-Oct-2015)
    Tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis combo shot did not appear to raise risk, even if woman had prior tetanus shot

  • Very Young Babies Sense Touch Differently
    (19-Oct-2015)
    Study says until 4 months of age, infants can't really place origin of tickle

  • Newborns Vulnerable to Common Staph Infections: Study
    (19-Oct-2015)
    As great a threat as antibiotic-resistant infections, doctors contend

  • Very Young Babies Sense Touch Differently
    (19-Oct-2015)
    Study says until 4 months of age, infants can't really place origin of tickle

  • No Amount of Alcohol Safe During Pregnancy, Doctors Say
    (19-Oct-2015)
    American Academy of Pediatrics issues new warning to women of childbearing age

  • Study Challenges Theory That Birth Order Determines Personality
    (19-Oct-2015)
    Adult traits may not be preordained by place in the family heirarchy, researchers say

  • It's Time for Your Flu Shot
    (19-Oct-2015)
    Everyone 6 months and older should be vaccinated, CDC advises

  • Disaster Plans Must Consider Children, Pediatrics Group Says
    (19-Oct-2015)
    Youngsters face greater health risks from terrorist attacks, accidents and outbreaks

  • College Kids Easily Find Contraband ADHD Drugs, Other Meds
    (19-Oct-2015)
    Survey reveals most users take the drugs to help them study or catch some sleep

  • Health Tip: Promote Healthy Habits During Meals
    (19-Oct-2015)
    Do's and don'ts for healthier eating

  • Disaster Plans Must Consider Children, Pediatrics Group Says
    (19-Oct-2015)
    Youngsters face greater health risks from terrorist attacks, accidents and outbreaks

  • Preteen Girls Worry About Breast Cancer If It's in the Family
    (19-Oct-2015)
    Doctor recommends honest discussions to alleviate distress

  • Study Challenges Theory That Birth Order Determines Personality
    (19-Oct-2015)
    Adult traits may not be preordained by place in the family heirarchy, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Promote Healthy Habits During Meals
    (19-Oct-2015)
    Do's and don'ts for healthier eating

  • Disaster Plans Must Consider Children, Pediatrics Group Says
    (19-Oct-2015)
    Youngsters face greater health risks from terrorist attacks, accidents and outbreaks

  • Very Young Babies Sense Touch Differently
    (19-Oct-2015)
    Study says until 4 months of age, infants can't really place origin of tickle

  • Preteen Girls Worry About Breast Cancer If It's in the Family
    (19-Oct-2015)
    Doctor recommends honest discussions to alleviate distress

  • Study Challenges Theory That Birth Order Determines Personality
    (19-Oct-2015)
    Adult traits may not be preordained by place in the family heirarchy, researchers say

  • It's Time for Your Flu Shot
    (19-Oct-2015)
    Everyone 6 months and older should be vaccinated, CDC advises

  • Study Links Flu Vaccine to Short-Term Drop in Stroke Risk
    (16-Oct-2015)
    Research only sees an association, not a cause-and-effect connection

  • Hospital Care for Nonfatal Gun Wounds Costs $679 Million a Year
    (15-Oct-2015)
    Average hospital stay is seven days, U.S. study finds

  • Vaccines Rarely Cause Life-Threatening Allergic Reactions: CDC
    (15-Oct-2015)
    Just 33 people from 25 million immunized were affected, researchers report

  • Enterovirus D68 No Deadlier for Kids Than the Common Cold: Study
    (15-Oct-2015)
    CDC still doesn't know if unusual paralysis cases are caused by this virus

  • Fewer Teens Smoking Cigarettes, But Twice as Many Using Pot: CDC
    (15-Oct-2015)
    Meanwhile, more American adults are trying to break the tobacco habit, second government study shows

  • Health Tip: Is Your Child Ready for a Booster Seat?
    (15-Oct-2015)
    Suggestions for a safer transition

  • Enterovirus D68 No Deadlier for Kids Than the Common Cold: Study
    (15-Oct-2015)
    CDC still doesn't know if unusual paralysis cases are caused by this virus

  • Fewer Teens Smoking Cigarettes, But Twice as Many Using Pot: CDC
    (15-Oct-2015)
    Meanwhile, more American adults are trying to break the tobacco habit, second government study shows

  • Health Tip: Is Your Child Ready for a Booster Seat?
    (15-Oct-2015)
    Suggestions for a safer transition

  • Vaccines Rarely Cause Life-Threatening Allergic Reactions: CDC
    (15-Oct-2015)
    Just 33 people from 25 million immunized were affected, researchers report

  • Relax, Parents, Your Teen's Moodiness Should Subside, Study Finds
    (15-Oct-2015)
    Early adolescence is stormiest period, Dutch researchers say

  • Enterovirus D68 No Deadlier for Kids Than the Common Cold: Study
    (15-Oct-2015)
    CDC still doesn't know if unusual paralysis cases are caused by this virus

  • Vaccines Rarely Cause Life-Threatening Allergic Reactions: CDC
    (15-Oct-2015)
    Just 33 people from 25 million immunized were affected, researchers report

  • Many New Moms Still Lack Breast-Feeding Support at Work
    (14-Oct-2015)
    Study finds less than half of workplaces have private space or enough break time to express milk

  • Dietary Supplements Land Thousands in the ER Each Year
    (14-Oct-2015)
    Weight-loss products, energy boosters are common culprits, study finds

  • Crohn's Disease Treatments for Kids May Not Get Gut Back to Normal
    (14-Oct-2015)
    Even after therapy, healthy bacteria, fungi populations not restored, study finds

  • Health Tip: Help College Kids Have Healthy Ambition
    (14-Oct-2015)
    Results are the only things that matter

  • Crohn's Disease Treatments for Kids May Not Get Gut Back to Normal
    (14-Oct-2015)
    Even after therapy, healthy bacteria, fungi populations not restored, study finds

  • Health Tip: Help College Kids Have Healthy Ambition
    (14-Oct-2015)
    Results are the only things that matter

  • Crohn's Disease Treatments for Kids May Not Get Gut Back to Normal
    (14-Oct-2015)
    Even after therapy, healthy bacteria, fungi populations not restored, study finds

  • Many New Moms Still Lack Breast-Feeding Support at Work
    (14-Oct-2015)
    Study finds less than half of workplaces have private space or enough break time to express milk

  • Kids With Mental Ills Often Treated Solely by Primary Care Doctors
    (12-Oct-2015)
    Shortage of child psychiatrists helps explain findings, expert says

  • Health Tip: Use a High Chair Safely
    (12-Oct-2015)
    Always use restraints

  • Kids With Mental Ills Often Treated Solely by Primary Care Doctors
    (12-Oct-2015)
    Shortage of child psychiatrists helps explain findings, expert says

  • Health Tip: Use a High Chair Safely
    (12-Oct-2015)
    Always use restraints

  • HIV Therapy May Also Lower Risk for Hepatitis B, Study Says
    (12-Oct-2015)
    But researchers add that it's critical to expand vaccination base

  • Child Safety Seats Often Incompatible With Cars: Study
    (11-Oct-2015)
    Parents should take measurements to ensure seats fit properly inside vehicle, researchers advise

  • Child Safety Seats Often Incompatible With Cars: Study
    (11-Oct-2015)
    Parents should take measurements to ensure seats fit properly inside vehicle, researchers advise

  • Child Safety Seats Often Incompatible With Cars: Study
    (11-Oct-2015)
    Parents should take measurements to ensure seats fit properly inside vehicle, researchers advise

  • Weight, Growth Early in Life May Affect Adult Brain
    (09-Oct-2015)
    Poor nutrition during childhood tied to poorer sight, hearing, and even thinking later on, study finds

  • Weight, Growth Early in Life May Affect Adult Brain
    (09-Oct-2015)
    Poor nutrition during childhood tied to poorer sight, hearing, and even thinking later on, study finds

  • Frequent School Changes Linked to Poorer Performance
    (09-Oct-2015)
    For low-income kids, moving every year may hurt math skills, behavior, study suggests

  • Frequent School Changes Linked to Poorer Performance
    (09-Oct-2015)
    For low-income kids, moving every year may hurt math skills, behavior, study suggests

  • Health Tip: Get Involved in Your Child's Internet Use
    (09-Oct-2015)
    Help protect the youngster's privacy

  • Frequent School Changes Linked to Poorer Performance
    (09-Oct-2015)
    For low-income kids, moving every year may hurt math skills, behavior, study suggests

  • Health Tip: Get Involved in Your Child's Internet Use
    (09-Oct-2015)
    Help protect the youngster's privacy

  • Weight, Growth Early in Life May Affect Adult Brain
    (09-Oct-2015)
    Poor nutrition during childhood tied to poorer sight, hearing, and even thinking later on, study finds

  • Frequent School Changes Linked to Poorer Performance
    (09-Oct-2015)
    For low-income kids, moving every year may hurt math skills, behavior, study suggests

  • Many Americans Traveling Abroad Lack Key Vaccinations: Study
    (09-Oct-2015)
    Outbreaks of measles, hepatitis A could be prevented if people were fully immunized, researchers say

  • Scientists Get Closer to Genetics of Homosexuality in Men
    (08-Oct-2015)
    Researchers able to make accurate predictions 70 percent of time in study of twins

  • Bike Helmets Protect Against Severe Brain Injury, Study Says
    (08-Oct-2015)
    Researchers call for stricter laws

  • Health Tip: Is Your Baby's Crib Safe?
    (08-Oct-2015)
    Make sure it's up to date

  • Health Tip: Is Your Baby's Crib Safe?
    (08-Oct-2015)
    Make sure it's up to date

  • 1 in 8 U.S. Kids Not Protected Against Measles: Report
    (08-Oct-2015)
    Researchers point to lower vaccination rates in explaining the troubling trend

  • Health Tip: Teaching Kids to Wash Hands
    (07-Oct-2015)
    A good habit that could help prevent illness

  • Help Your Child Get a Good Night's Sleep
    (07-Oct-2015)
    Start by developing a bedtime routine, pediatrician says

  • Health Tip: Teaching Kids to Wash Hands
    (07-Oct-2015)
    A good habit that could help prevent illness

  • Help Your Child Get a Good Night's Sleep
    (07-Oct-2015)
    Start by developing a bedtime routine, pediatrician says

  • Infants Born to Drug-Abusing Mothers Often Readmitted to Hospital
    (06-Oct-2015)
    These babies are often born addicted and have higher risk of breathing, feeding problems, experts say

  • Hospitals Doing Better Job of Promoting Breast-feeding: CDC
    (06-Oct-2015)
    Still, nearly 4 million babies are born each year in U.S., but only 14 percent in 'baby-friendly' hospitals

  • Hospitals Doing Better Job of Promoting Breast-feeding: CDC
    (06-Oct-2015)
    Still, nearly 4 million babies are born each year in U.S., but only 14 percent in 'baby-friendly' hospitals

  • State Anti-Bullying Laws May Lead to Fewer Bullied Kids
    (05-Oct-2015)
    But laws alone won't prevent the behavior among children and teens, experts say

  • Routine Screening for Child Abuse Might Spot More Cases: Study
    (05-Oct-2015)
    Further testing of all children with suspicious injuries could minimize misdiagnoses

  • State Anti-Bullying Laws May Lead to Fewer Bullied Kids
    (05-Oct-2015)
    But laws alone won't prevent the behavior among children and teens, experts say

  • Hispanic, Poor Children May Have Greater Risk of Losing Eye to Cancer
    (05-Oct-2015)
    Study suggests disparities in care; rare disease typically uncovered during routine visits

  • Parents Can Take Steps to Help Make Homework Less Stressful
    (05-Oct-2015)
    Establish a routine and review assignment directions when kids come home, expert advises

  • Routine Screening for Child Abuse Might Spot More Cases: Study
    (05-Oct-2015)
    Further testing of all children with suspicious injuries could minimize misdiagnoses

  • Hispanic, Poor Children May Have Greater Risk of Losing Eye to Cancer
    (05-Oct-2015)
    Study suggests disparities in care; rare disease typically uncovered during routine visits

  • Parents Can Take Steps to Help Make Homework Less Stressful
    (05-Oct-2015)
    Establish a routine and review assignment directions when kids come home, expert advises

  • Flu Vaccine May Also Protect Against Pneumonia
    (05-Oct-2015)
    Study suggests about 57 percent of hospitalizations for flu-related pneumonia might be prevented

  • Expert Offers Car Seat Safety Tips
    (04-Oct-2015)
    Most devices aren't used properly

  • Expert Offers Car Seat Safety Tips
    (04-Oct-2015)
    Most devices aren't used properly

  • Expert Offers Car Seat Safety Tips
    (04-Oct-2015)
    Most devices aren't used properly

  • For Teens, Late Bedtime May Lead to Weight Gain
    (02-Oct-2015)
    But study doesn't prove night owls are doomed to extra pounds

  • Childhood Brain Tumor Survivors May Have Memory Troubles
    (02-Oct-2015)
    Study suggests brain has to use different regions than normal to get the job done

  • Study Links Early Infections to Celiac Risk
    (02-Oct-2015)
    But researchers caution it's not clear if childhood illnesses cause the immune disorder

  • Health Tip: Teach Kids About Gratitude
    (02-Oct-2015)
    It can lead to a change in attitude

  • Study Links Early Infections to Celiac Risk
    (02-Oct-2015)
    But researchers caution it's not clear if childhood illnesses cause the immune disorder

  • For Teens, Late Bedtime May Lead to Weight Gain
    (02-Oct-2015)
    But study doesn't prove night owls are doomed to extra pounds

  • Health Tip: Teach Kids About Gratitude
    (02-Oct-2015)
    It can lead to a change in attitude

  • Study Links Early Infections to Celiac Risk
    (02-Oct-2015)
    But researchers caution it's not clear if childhood illnesses cause the immune disorder

  • Secondhand Smoke Linked to Behavior Issues in Kids
    (01-Oct-2015)
    Risk is greatest among children exposed both in the womb and at a young age, study suggests

  • Health Tip: Child Obesity Affects Bones, Muscles and Joints
    (01-Oct-2015)
    Being overweight can cause these problems

  • Secondhand Smoke Linked to Behavior Issues in Kids
    (01-Oct-2015)
    Risk is greatest among children exposed both in the womb and at a young age, study suggests

  • Health Tip: Child Obesity Affects Bones, Muscles and Joints
    (01-Oct-2015)
    Being overweight can cause these problems

  • Gut Bacteria Tied to Asthma Risk in Kids
    (30-Sep-2015)
    Study suggests that antibiotics in infancy might also play a role

  • Severely Obese Kids at Higher Risk for Heart Disease, Diabetes
    (30-Sep-2015)
    Study finds heavier boys face even greater odds of future trouble

  • More Children, Teens Enticed to Smoke With Flavored Tobacco: CDC
    (30-Sep-2015)
    7 out of every 10 kids who said they used tobacco have used flavored varieties, survey shows

  • Colds, Flu Up Odds for Stroke in Kids, Though Risk Is Low: Study
    (30-Sep-2015)
    Researchers also found children who had all of their vaccinations were less vulnerable

  • Severely Obese Kids at Higher Risk for Heart Disease, Diabetes
    (30-Sep-2015)
    Study finds heavier boys face even greater odds of future trouble

  • Severely Obese Kids at Higher Risk for Heart Disease, Diabetes
    (30-Sep-2015)
    Study finds heavier boys face even greater odds of future trouble

  • Gut Bacteria Tied to Asthma Risk in Kids
    (30-Sep-2015)
    Study suggests that antibiotics in infancy might also play a role

  • Toppling TVs a Risk to Kids
    (29-Sep-2015)
    Three-fourths of injuries occurred when children weren't closely supervised, study finds

  • Toppling TVs a Risk to Kids
    (29-Sep-2015)
    Three-fourths of injuries occurred when children weren't closely supervised, study finds

  • Preschoolers Can Learn Heart-Healthy Lifestyles
    (28-Sep-2015)
    Kids benefit from being taught good food and exercise habits, study reports

  • Children in Foster Homes Need Better Health Care
    (28-Sep-2015)
    American Academy of Pediatrics says kids may be traumatized and require more consistent treatment

  • Childhood Trauma May Boost Heart Disease Risk for a Lifetime
    (28-Sep-2015)
    Learning how to manage stress effectively might help, experts say

  • Children in Foster Homes Need Better Health Care
    (28-Sep-2015)
    American Academy of Pediatrics says kids may be traumatized and require more consistent treatment

  • Childhood Trauma May Boost Heart Disease Risk for a Lifetime
    (28-Sep-2015)
    Learning how to manage stress effectively might help, experts say

  • Preschoolers Can Learn Heart-Healthy Lifestyles
    (28-Sep-2015)
    Kids benefit from being taught good food and exercise habits, study reports

  • Children in Foster Homes Need Better Health Care
    (28-Sep-2015)
    American Academy of Pediatrics says kids may be traumatized and require more consistent treatment

  • Childhood Trauma May Boost Heart Disease Risk for a Lifetime
    (28-Sep-2015)
    Learning how to manage stress effectively might help, experts say

  • Lower Drinking Age May Bring More High School Dropouts
    (28-Sep-2015)
    New research says fewer kids finished high school when alcohol was legal at 18

  • Preschoolers Can Learn Heart-Healthy Lifestyles
    (28-Sep-2015)
    Kids benefit from being taught good food and exercise habits, study reports

  • Children in Foster Homes Need Better Health Care
    (28-Sep-2015)
    American Academy of Pediatrics says kids may be traumatized and require more consistent treatment

  • Childhood Trauma May Boost Heart Disease Risk for a Lifetime
    (28-Sep-2015)
    Learning how to manage stress effectively might help, experts say

  • Exposure to BPA in Pregnancy Tied to Low Birth Weight in Girls: Study
    (25-Sep-2015)
    But research doesn't prove the chemical caused the lighter weight

  • Exposure to BPA in Pregnancy Tied to Low Birth Weight in Girls: Study
    (25-Sep-2015)
    But research doesn't prove the chemical caused the lighter weight

  • Health Tip: Preventing Childhood Obesity
    (25-Sep-2015)
    Don't forget to address sleep and screen time

  • Expert Tips for Preventing Kids' Sports Injuries
    (25-Sep-2015)
    Children need breaks from playing to avoid overuse injuries, orthopedic surgeon says

  • Health Tip: Preventing Childhood Obesity
    (25-Sep-2015)
    Don't forget to address sleep and screen time

  • Expert Tips for Preventing Kids' Sports Injuries
    (25-Sep-2015)
    Children need breaks from playing to avoid overuse injuries, orthopedic surgeon says

  • Gene Tied to Adult Depression After Childhood Abuse
    (24-Sep-2015)
    But the same DNA variant is linked to more happiness in people without such abuse histories, researchers say

  • Short Legs May Explain Why Toddlers Teeter
    (24-Sep-2015)
    Study suggests the smaller limbs give children less time to push up away from the ground

  • 10 Percent of U.S. Women Drink During Pregnancy: Study
    (24-Sep-2015)
    And 3 percent binge drink while expecting

  • Secondhand Smoke May Double Risk of Hospitalization for Kids With Asthma
    (24-Sep-2015)
    Exposure can worsen symptoms and make the disease more difficult to manage, researchers say

  • Secondhand Smoke May Double Risk of Hospitalization for Kids With Asthma
    (24-Sep-2015)
    Exposure can worsen symptoms and make the disease more difficult to manage, researchers say

  • Short Legs May Explain Why Toddlers Teeter
    (24-Sep-2015)
    Study suggests the smaller limbs give children less time to push up away from the ground

  • Secondhand Smoke May Double Risk of Hospitalization for Kids With Asthma
    (24-Sep-2015)
    Exposure can worsen symptoms and make the disease more difficult to manage, researchers say

  • Secondhand Smoke May Double Risk of Hospitalization for Kids With Asthma
    (24-Sep-2015)
    Exposure can worsen symptoms and make the disease more difficult to manage, researchers say

  • Parents Differ on Definition of Cyberbullying, Survey Shows
    (24-Sep-2015)
    And there's no consensus on appropriate punishments, penalties for perpetrators

  • Short Legs May Explain Why Toddlers Teeter
    (24-Sep-2015)
    Study suggests the smaller limbs give children less time to push up away from the ground

  • Want Your Kids to Exercise? Skip the Guilt
    (23-Sep-2015)
    Pressuring middle schoolers to get active can backfire, researchers say

  • Childhood Cancer Devastates Family Finances, Too
    (23-Sep-2015)
    One-quarter lost more than 40 percent of household income after diagnosis, study reveals

  • Childhood Cancer Devastates Family Finances, Too
    (23-Sep-2015)
    One-quarter lost more than 40 percent of household income after diagnosis, study reveals

  • Want Your Kids to Exercise? Skip the Guilt
    (23-Sep-2015)
    Pressuring middle schoolers to get active can backfire, researchers say

  • Childhood Cancer Devastates Family Finances, Too
    (23-Sep-2015)
    One-quarter lost more than 40 percent of household income after diagnosis, study reveals

  • Girls Who Are Impulsive, Poor Planners May Be Prone to Weight Gain
    (22-Sep-2015)
    They're also more likely to binge eat, study suggests

  • Girls Who Are Impulsive, Poor Planners May Be Prone to Weight Gain
    (22-Sep-2015)
    They're also more likely to binge eat, study suggests

  • Girls Who Are Impulsive, Poor Planners May Be Prone to Weight Gain
    (22-Sep-2015)
    They're also more likely to binge eat, study suggests

  • Girls Who Are Impulsive, Poor Planners May Be Prone to Weight Gain
    (22-Sep-2015)
    They're also more likely to binge eat, study suggests

  • Though Rare, Some Disabilities Seen Long After Newborn Heart Surgery
    (21-Sep-2015)
    Study authors suggest a lack of oxygen before the procedure may play a role

  • Though Rare, Some Disabilities Seen Long After Newborn Heart Surgery
    (21-Sep-2015)
    Study authors suggest a lack of oxygen before the procedure may play a role

  • Tonsillectomy for Sleep Apnea Carries Risks for Some Kids: Study
    (21-Sep-2015)
    Though the surgery is a primary treatment for sleep disorder, breathing problems can occur afterwards

  • Apples Are American Kids' Favorite Fruit
    (21-Sep-2015)
    But children should broaden their palate, researcher says

  • Tonsillectomy for Sleep Apnea Carries Risks for Some Kids: Study
    (21-Sep-2015)
    Though the surgery is a primary treatment for sleep disorder, breathing problems can occur afterwards

  • Apples Are American Kids' Favorite Fruit
    (21-Sep-2015)
    But children should broaden their palate, researcher says

  • Though Rare, Some Disabilities Seen Long After Newborn Heart Surgery
    (21-Sep-2015)
    Study authors suggest a lack of oxygen before the procedure may play a role

  • Tighter Gun-Control Laws May Lower Chances That Teens Carry Firearms
    (21-Sep-2015)
    But state regulations need to limit adult ownership to have an impact, study says

  • More Cavities Seen in Kids of Chronically Stressed Mothers
    (18-Sep-2015)
    These moms are less likely to breast-feed, make dental appointments, study finds

  • 'Preemie' Birth Linked to Less Wealth, Education in Adulthood
    (18-Sep-2015)
    British study found many people who were born preterm had poor math skills

  • Parents Should Be Involved in Teen's Bulimia Treatment: Study
    (18-Sep-2015)
    Recovery is faster when family is part of therapy, researchers find

  • Childhood Vaccines Debate Rekindled at GOP Presidential Debate
    (18-Sep-2015)
    Experts say candidates' remarks about frequency of shots could stoke parents' concerns

  • Childhood Vaccines Debate Rekindled at GOP Presidential Debate
    (18-Sep-2015)
    Experts say candidates' remarks about frequency of shots could stoke parents' concerns

  • Childhood Vaccines Debate Rekindled at GOP Presidential Debate
    (18-Sep-2015)
    Experts say candidates' remarks about frequency of shots could stoke parents' concerns

  • More Cavities Seen in Kids of Chronically Stressed Mothers
    (18-Sep-2015)
    These moms are less likely to breast-feed, make dental appointments, study finds

  • Parents Should Be Involved in Teen's Bulimia Treatment: Study
    (18-Sep-2015)
    Recovery is faster when family is part of therapy, researchers find

  • Childhood Vaccines Debate Rekindled at GOP Presidential Debate
    (18-Sep-2015)
    Experts say candidates' remarks about frequency of shots could stoke parents' concerns

  • Teens Copy Parents' Smoking: Study
    (18-Sep-2015)
    If mom smokes, daughters are almost four times as likely to get hooked on cigarettes

  • More Cavities Seen in Kids of Chronically Stressed Mothers
    (18-Sep-2015)
    These moms are less likely to breast-feed, make dental appointments, study finds

  • Childhood Vaccines Debate Rekindled at GOP Presidential Debate
    (18-Sep-2015)
    Experts say candidates' remarks about frequency of shots could stoke parents' concerns

  • Many Parents Overlook Booster Seat Safety
    (17-Sep-2015)
    Used properly, they can reduce risk of serious injuries by 45 percent, researchers say

  • This Year's Flu Vaccine Should Be Better Match: CDC
    (17-Sep-2015)
    Americans 6 months of age and older encouraged to get vaccinated

  • Health Tip: When a Child Has Sleep Apnea
    (17-Sep-2015)
    Here are potential complications

  • Many Parents Overlook Booster Seat Safety
    (17-Sep-2015)
    Used properly, they can reduce risk of serious injuries by 45 percent, researchers say

  • This Year's Flu Vaccine Should Be Better Match: CDC
    (17-Sep-2015)
    Americans 6 months of age and older encouraged to get vaccinated

  • Most Smokers Haven't Considered Quitting
    (17-Sep-2015)
    21-country survey shows the few who do think about giving up the habit don't even try, U.S. study says

  • Health Tip: When a Child Has Sleep Apnea
    (17-Sep-2015)
    Here are potential complications

  • Many Parents Overlook Booster Seat Safety
    (17-Sep-2015)
    Used properly, they can reduce risk of serious injuries by 45 percent, researchers say

  • This Year's Flu Vaccine Should Be Better Match: CDC
    (17-Sep-2015)
    Americans 6 months of age and older encouraged to get vaccinated

  • Filtered Sunlight May Be Effective Jaundice Therapy
    (16-Sep-2015)
    Low-tech treatment might help newborns in developing countries, researchers say

  • Brain Scans May Take Guesswork Out of Schizophrenia Treatment
    (16-Sep-2015)
    Goal is to help physicians make better drug choices for psychotic patients

  • Filtered Sunlight May Be Effective Jaundice Therapy
    (16-Sep-2015)
    Low-tech treatment might help newborns in developing countries, researchers say

  • Can More Outside Time Help Kids' Eyesight?
    (15-Sep-2015)
    Nearsightedness was less common in students assigned extra 40 minutes outdoors, Chinese study finds

  • Health Tip: When a Couple Becomes Parents
    (15-Sep-2015)
    Make time for each other, and be gentle

  • Can More Outside Time Help Kids' Eyesight?
    (15-Sep-2015)
    Nearsightedness was less common in students assigned extra 40 minutes outdoors, Chinese study finds

  • Breast-Feeding Tied to Better Emotion Perception in Some Infants
    (14-Sep-2015)
    Those at risk for autism showed more social development in small study, but experts said more research is needed

  • Home Pesticide Use Tied to Child Cancer Risk
    (14-Sep-2015)
    Indoor insecticides may increase chances of leukemia or lymphoma a bit, research review reports

  • ADHD May Mask Autism in Young Kids
    (14-Sep-2015)
    This might lead to delay in getting the right diagnosis and treatment, experts say

  • Disaster Aftereffects May Linger for Children
    (14-Sep-2015)
    Difficulties may not be readily apparent, pediatricians' group says

  • Tricycle Accidents Send More Than 9,000 Tots to ER a Year: Study
    (14-Sep-2015)
    Many kids are too young for a three-wheeler, expert says

  • Disaster Aftereffects May Linger for Children
    (14-Sep-2015)
    Difficulties may not be readily apparent, pediatricians' group says

  • ADHD May Mask Autism in Young Kids
    (14-Sep-2015)
    This might lead to delay in getting the right diagnosis and treatment, experts say

  • Removing All Visible Cancer Is Key to Treating Aggressive Brain Tumors
    (14-Sep-2015)
    Study of almost 100 children also finds greater survival rate for girls than boys after surgery

  • Health Tip: Encourage Kids to Stay Active
    (14-Sep-2015)
    Suggestions to keep them moving

  • Disaster Aftereffects May Linger for Children
    (14-Sep-2015)
    Difficulties may not be readily apparent, pediatricians' group says

  • Home Pesticide Use Tied to Child Cancer Risk
    (14-Sep-2015)
    Indoor insecticides may increase chances of leukemia or lymphoma a bit, research review reports

  • Tricycle Accidents Send More Than 9,000 Tots to ER a Year: Study
    (14-Sep-2015)
    Many kids are too young for a three-wheeler, expert says

  • Health Tip: Encourage Kids to Stay Active
    (14-Sep-2015)
    Suggestions to keep them moving

  • Disaster Aftereffects May Linger for Children
    (14-Sep-2015)
    Difficulties may not be readily apparent, pediatricians' group says

  • ADHD May Mask Autism in Young Kids
    (14-Sep-2015)
    This might lead to delay in getting the right diagnosis and treatment, experts say

  • Flu Shot a Must for Moms-to-Be
    (14-Sep-2015)
    Getting the flu early in pregnancy doubles risk of birth defects, according to March of Dimes

  • Short Lunch Periods Leave Kids Eating Less, Study Finds
    (11-Sep-2015)
    Schools should take steps to expedite long lines to give students more time to eat, researchers say

  • Childhood Abuse Linked to Ulcerative Colitis Later in Life
    (11-Sep-2015)
    But study finds no association with another inflammatory bowel disease

  • Money Doesn't Buy 'Tweeners' Self-Esteem
    (11-Sep-2015)
    Study finds purchases of 'cool' things, nice clothing may actually increase bad feelings

  • Short Lunch Periods Leave Kids Eating Less, Study Finds
    (11-Sep-2015)
    Schools should take steps to expedite long lines to give students more time to eat, researchers say

  • Childhood Abuse Linked to Ulcerative Colitis Later in Life
    (11-Sep-2015)
    But study finds no association with another inflammatory bowel disease

  • Health Tip: Get Involved at Your Child's School
    (10-Sep-2015)
    You'll help your child learn

  • Other People's Flu Vaccines Help Shield Seniors, Too: Study
    (10-Sep-2015)
    Reduction in sickness is even greater when older folks also get immunization

  • Health Tip: Choosing Shoes for Your Busy Toddler
    (10-Sep-2015)
    Pay attention to fit and function

  • Health Tip: Get Involved at Your Child's School
    (10-Sep-2015)
    You'll help your child learn

  • Health Tip: Choosing Shoes for Your Busy Toddler
    (10-Sep-2015)
    Pay attention to fit and function

  • Health Tip: Get Involved at Your Child's School
    (10-Sep-2015)
    You'll help your child learn

  • Other People's Flu Vaccines Help Shield Seniors, Too: Study
    (10-Sep-2015)
    Reduction in sickness is even greater when older folks also get immunization

  • Health Tip: Cutting Down on Kids' Screen Time
    (09-Sep-2015)
    Limit access to TV

  • Can Eye Screening for Diabetic Kids Be Delayed a Bit?
    (09-Sep-2015)
    Yearly exams for most with type 1 disease can wait until 5 years after diagnosis or age 15, whichever is later, researchers suggest

  • Health Tip: Cutting Down on Kids' Screen Time
    (09-Sep-2015)
    Limit access to TV

  • Survival Rates Improve for Extreme 'Preemie' Babies
    (08-Sep-2015)
    Study also finds fewer complications in infants who survive, but more efforts are needed, experts say

  • Siblings Now Main Source of Infants' Whooping Cough: CDC
    (08-Sep-2015)
    A change from past years, when Mom posed the biggest risk of infection

  • When Clock Springs Forward, Teen Brain May Fall Behind
    (08-Sep-2015)
    Added sleep loss raises concerns about safety, researchers say

  • Siblings Now Main Source of Infants' Whooping Cough: CDC
    (08-Sep-2015)
    A change from past years, when Mom posed the biggest risk of infection

  • Sleep Apnea May Hurt Kids' Grades
    (08-Sep-2015)
    Children with snoring or other irregular nighttime breathing need evaluation, experts say

  • Teens Using E-Cigarettes to 'Vape' Pot, Survey Finds
    (08-Sep-2015)
    But researchers don't know how the kids are modifying the devices to get high

  • New Guidelines Call for Kids, Health Care Workers to Get Flu Shots
    (08-Sep-2015)
    Pediatric group pushes seasonal vaccine as essential for these groups

  • Sleep Apnea May Hurt Kids' Grades
    (08-Sep-2015)
    Children with snoring or other irregular nighttime breathing need evaluation, experts say

  • Kids' ER Visits for Medicine Overdoses Dropping: Report
    (08-Sep-2015)
    Education, prevention messages, safer packaging may be working, CDC says

  • Anti-Tobacco Policies Cut Youth Smoking Rates: Study
    (08-Sep-2015)
    Cigarette tax increases also seem to keep teens from picking up the habit

  • Sleep Apnea May Hurt Kids' Grades
    (08-Sep-2015)
    Children with snoring or other irregular nighttime breathing need evaluation, experts say

  • Teens Using E-Cigarettes to 'Vape' Pot, Survey Finds
    (08-Sep-2015)
    But researchers don't know how the kids are modifying the devices to get high

  • New Guidelines Call for Kids, Health Care Workers to Get Flu Shots
    (08-Sep-2015)
    Pediatric group pushes seasonal vaccine as essential for these groups

  • Siblings Now Main Source of Infants' Whooping Cough: CDC
    (08-Sep-2015)
    A change from past years, when Mom posed the biggest risk of infection

  • Sports Medicine Docs Offer Safety Tips for Young Athletes
    (06-Sep-2015)
    Children should ease back into activity, wear properly fitted safety gear and stay hydrated

  • Sports Medicine Docs Offer Safety Tips for Young Athletes
    (06-Sep-2015)
    Children should ease back into activity, wear properly fitted safety gear and stay hydrated

  • With School Back in Session, Kids Need Refresher Course on Hand-Washing
    (05-Sep-2015)
    Doctor offers tips on when and how to clean hands

  • With School Back in Session, Kids Need Refresher Course on Hand-Washing
    (05-Sep-2015)
    Doctor offers tips on when and how to clean hands

  • Autism Behaviors May Differ in Boys and Girls
    (04-Sep-2015)
    Study also found gender differences in brains of children with the disorder

  • Autism Behaviors May Differ in Boys and Girls
    (04-Sep-2015)
    Study also found gender differences in brains of children with the disorder

  • Light From Smartphones, Tablets May Lower Sleep Hormone in Kids
    (03-Sep-2015)
    Finding suggests use of electronic devices before bedtime could delay slumber

  • One-Third of U.S. Kids With ADHD Diagnosed Before Age 6: Report
    (03-Sep-2015)
    But researchers add that few valid tests exist to support diagnosis in children that young

  • One-Third of U.S. Kids With ADHD Diagnosed Before Age 6: Report
    (03-Sep-2015)
    But researchers add that few valid tests exist to support diagnosis in children that young

  • Health Tip: If Your Child Chooses Unhealthy Foods
    (03-Sep-2015)
    Suggestions to help break the habit

  • Light From Smartphones, Tablets May Lower Sleep Hormone in Kids
    (03-Sep-2015)
    Finding suggests use of electronic devices before bedtime could delay slumber

  • One-Third of U.S. Kids With ADHD Diagnosed Before Age 6: Report
    (03-Sep-2015)
    But researchers add that few valid tests exist to support diagnosis in children that young

  • More High School Athletes Using 'Dip' and 'Chew,' CDC Finds
    (03-Sep-2015)
    Experts think ban on smokeless tobacco among pro athletes might help curb use among kids

  • Health Tip: If Your Child Chooses Unhealthy Foods
    (03-Sep-2015)
    Suggestions to help break the habit

  • Light From Smartphones, Tablets May Lower Sleep Hormone in Kids
    (03-Sep-2015)
    Finding suggests use of electronic devices before bedtime could delay slumber

  • One-Third of U.S. Kids With ADHD Diagnosed Before Age 6: Report
    (03-Sep-2015)
    But researchers add that few valid tests exist to support diagnosis in children that young

  • More High School Athletes Using 'Dip' and 'Chew,' CDC Finds
    (03-Sep-2015)
    Experts think ban on smokeless tobacco among pro athletes might help curb use among kids

  • Day Care Won't Cause Aggressive Behavior in Child, Study Finds
    (01-Sep-2015)
    Results from children in Norway could reassure working parents

  • Day Care Won't Cause Aggressive Behavior in Child, Study Finds
    (01-Sep-2015)
    Results from children in Norway could reassure working parents

  • Day Care Won't Cause Aggressive Behavior in Child, Study Finds
    (01-Sep-2015)
    Results from children in Norway could reassure working parents

  • Genetics May Help Guide Kids' Cancer Treatment
    (01-Sep-2015)
    Findings may allow more targeted therapy for the toughest cases, researchers say

  • Cutting-Edge Gene Tests May Improve Management of Autism
    (01-Sep-2015)
    Results could help personalize care, experts say

  • Secondhand Smoke in Pregnancy, Youth Tied to Irregular Heartbeat Years Later
    (01-Sep-2015)
    Effect was strongest for those without other risk factors for atrial fibrillation, but more study needed

  • Day Care Won't Cause Aggressive Behavior in Child, Study Finds
    (01-Sep-2015)
    Results from children in Norway could reassure working parents

  • Cutting-Edge Gene Tests May Improve Management of Autism
    (01-Sep-2015)
    Results could help personalize care, experts say

  • Some Sobering Stats on Kids and Drinking
    (31-Aug-2015)
    Report finds many starting at younger ages, so more likely to binge drink

  • Too Little Sleep May Quadruple Your Risk for Colds: Study
    (31-Aug-2015)
    Fewer than six hours a night linked to higher rate of illness, researchers say

  • Many Teens With Chronic Illnesses Use Alcohol, Pot
    (31-Aug-2015)
    Four out of 10 high schoolers with medical conditions used one or both in past year, study found

  • Health Tip: When Kids Walk to School
    (31-Aug-2015)
    Make sure they follow safety rules

  • Proposed NYC Law May Trim 54 Calories From Kids' Fast Food Meals
    (31-Aug-2015)
    If passed, legislation would also reduce levels of fat and sodium, study says

  • Proposed NYC Law May Trim 54 Calories From Kids' Fast Food Meals
    (31-Aug-2015)
    If passed, legislation would also reduce levels of fat and sodium, study says

  • Health Tip: When Kids Walk to School
    (31-Aug-2015)
    Make sure they follow safety rules

  • Proposed NYC Law May Trim 54 Calories From Kids' Fast Food Meals
    (31-Aug-2015)
    If passed, legislation would also reduce levels of fat and sodium, study says

  • Many Teens With Chronic Illnesses Use Alcohol, Pot
    (31-Aug-2015)
    Four out of 10 high schoolers with medical conditions used one or both in past year, study found

  • Some Sobering Stats on Kids and Drinking
    (31-Aug-2015)
    Report finds many starting at younger ages, so more likely to binge drink

  • How Parents Add to Math Anxiety
    (28-Aug-2015)
    Voicing concerns, helping with homework may increase child's fear, study finds

  • Health Tip: Skip the Salt in Your Child's Lunch
    (28-Aug-2015)
    Suggestions to reduce sodium

  • Settling the Back-to-School Jitters
    (28-Aug-2015)
    Mental health expert says some kids get anxious about returning to the classroom, but parents can help

  • Many Parents Unaware of Dangers E-Cigarettes Pose to Little Kids: Survey
    (28-Aug-2015)
    Users should store liquid nicotine where small children can't find it, researchers say

  • How Parents Add to Math Anxiety
    (28-Aug-2015)
    Voicing concerns, helping with homework may increase child's fear, study finds

  • Health Tip: Skip the Salt in Your Child's Lunch
    (28-Aug-2015)
    Suggestions to reduce sodium

  • Settling the Back-to-School Jitters
    (28-Aug-2015)
    Mental health expert says some kids get anxious about returning to the classroom, but parents can help

  • Many Parents Unaware of Dangers E-Cigarettes Pose to Little Kids: Survey
    (28-Aug-2015)
    Users should store liquid nicotine where small children can't find it, researchers say

  • 'Goth' Teens Report More Depression, Self-Harm
    (28-Aug-2015)
    But study findings didn't prove cause-and-effect, only showed an association

  • Health Tip: Balance Homework With Down Time
    (27-Aug-2015)
    Do what works for your child

  • Oldest Sister at Greater Risk of Obesity, Study Contends
    (27-Aug-2015)
    Researcher suggests firstborns may have decreased blood supply, nutrients in womb

  • Despite Pockets of Resistance, Most U.S. Kids Getting Vaccinated
    (27-Aug-2015)
    Health officials call the finding heartening, but worry about lingering opposition to inoculations

  • Health Tip: Balance Homework With Down Time
    (27-Aug-2015)
    Do what works for your child

  • Many Kids Tossing Fruits, Veggies in Trash Since New U.S. School Lunch Rules
    (27-Aug-2015)
    Although youngsters put produce on their trays, they're throwing out about a third more, study found

  • Even Short Bouts of Activity May Help Kids' Health
    (27-Aug-2015)
    Three minutes every half hour for three hours lowered blood sugar levels, study says

  • Healthier School Meals Offered Across U.S., Feds Find
    (27-Aug-2015)
    Students get more fruits and veggies, less salt

  • Despite Pockets of Resistance, Most U.S. Kids Getting Vaccinated
    (27-Aug-2015)
    Health officials call the finding heartening, but worry about lingering opposition to inoculations

  • Oldest Sister at Greater Risk of Obesity, Study Contends
    (27-Aug-2015)
    Researcher suggests firstborns may have decreased blood supply, nutrients in womb

  • Health Tip: Balance Homework With Down Time
    (27-Aug-2015)
    Do what works for your child

  • Summer Is High Time for College Kids Trying Illegal Substances
    (27-Aug-2015)
    But illicit painkiller use tends to begin in winter, study finds

  • Even Short Bouts of Activity May Help Kids' Health
    (27-Aug-2015)
    Three minutes every half hour for three hours lowered blood sugar levels, study says

  • Oldest Sister at Greater Risk of Obesity, Study Contends
    (27-Aug-2015)
    Researcher suggests firstborns may have decreased blood supply, nutrients in womb

  • Healthier School Meals Offered Across U.S., Feds Find
    (27-Aug-2015)
    Students get more fruits and veggies, less salt

  • Despite Pockets of Resistance, Most U.S. Kids Getting Vaccinated
    (27-Aug-2015)
    Health officials call the finding heartening, but worry about lingering opposition to inoculations

  • Despite Pockets of Resistance, Most U.S. Kids Getting Vaccinated
    (27-Aug-2015)
    Health officials call the finding heartening, but worry about lingering opposition to inoculations

  • Medical Groups Endorse Early Exposure to Peanut Products for High-Risk Infants
    (26-Aug-2015)
    Interim guidance issued in response to study that found exposure lowered chances of allergy by 80 percent

  • Mixed Findings on Pot's Effect on the Developing Brain
    (26-Aug-2015)
    One of two new studies suggests marijuana use in teen years might be more harmful for males

  • Flu Vaccines Offer About 6 Months of Protection, Study Finds
    (26-Aug-2015)
    Early fall seems to be best time for immunization, researchers say

  • Medical Groups Endorse Early Exposure to Peanut Products for High-Risk Infants
    (26-Aug-2015)
    Interim guidance issued in response to study that found exposure lowered chances of allergy by 80 percent

  • Childhood Cancer Survivors Who've Had One Stroke at Risk of Second
    (26-Aug-2015)
    Rate is double that of people without cancer who've lived through one stroke, study finds

  • Teens Not the Only Ones Using Cellphones While Driving
    (26-Aug-2015)
    Many adults are calling, texting when behind the wheel, survey finds

  • Flu Vaccines Offer About 6 Months of Protection, Study Finds
    (26-Aug-2015)
    Early fall seems to be best time for immunization, researchers say

  • New Moms Can Avoid Back Injury When Caring for Their Babies
    (25-Aug-2015)
    Proper lifting techniques are essential for both parents

  • Parents' Clothing Can Infect Newborns in Intensive Care
    (25-Aug-2015)
    Researchers tested for respiratory syncytial virus

  • Mom's Healthy Diet Linked to Lower Heart Defect Risk at Birth
    (25-Aug-2015)
    Researchers looked at what women ate before getting pregnant

  • Many Parents Put 'Food Pressure' on Their Kids, Study Finds
    (25-Aug-2015)
    Overweight moms, dads often limit food intake, while those of normal weight push children to eat more

  • Health Tip: Your Child's Bowel Function
    (25-Aug-2015)
    Signs you should visit a doctor

  • American Kids Growing Fatter Than Their Canadian Cousins
    (25-Aug-2015)
    Rates for school children differ significantly, CDC study finds

  • American Kids Growing Fatter Than Their Canadian Cousins
    (25-Aug-2015)
    Rates for school children differ significantly, CDC study finds

  • Health Tip: Your Child's Bowel Function
    (25-Aug-2015)
    Signs you should visit a doctor

  • Many Parents Put 'Food Pressure' on Their Kids, Study Finds
    (25-Aug-2015)
    Overweight moms, dads often limit food intake, while those of normal weight push children to eat more

  • Parents' Clothing Can Infect Newborns in Intensive Care
    (25-Aug-2015)
    Researchers tested for respiratory syncytial virus

  • American Kids Growing Fatter Than Their Canadian Cousins
    (25-Aug-2015)
    Rates for school children differ significantly, CDC study finds

  • Flu Vaccine Protects Nursing Home Residents, Study Finds
    (25-Aug-2015)
    Despite debate on effectiveness in elderly, it saved thousands of lives, prevented hospitalizations

  • Brief Drop in Blood Sugar at Birth Tied to Poorer School Performance
    (24-Aug-2015)
    But researchers say it's too soon to recommend routine screening

  • CT Scan Use in Kids Fell Over Past Decade
    (24-Aug-2015)
    More children are undergoing MRI scans and ultrasounds, which don't carry radiation risks

  • Brief Drop in Blood Sugar at Birth Tied to Poorer School Performance
    (24-Aug-2015)
    But researchers say it's too soon to recommend routine screening

  • CT Scan Use in Kids Fell Over Past Decade
    (24-Aug-2015)
    More children are undergoing MRI scans and ultrasounds, which don't carry radiation risks

  • Health Tip: Coping With Chickenpox
    (24-Aug-2015)
    Easing itch and discomfort

  • Scientists Get Closer to Long-Lasting Flu Vaccine
    (24-Aug-2015)
    They're targeting part of a protein that attaches to all influenza subtypes

  • CT Scan Use in Kids Fell Over Past Decade
    (24-Aug-2015)
    More children are undergoing MRI scans and ultrasounds, which don't carry radiation risks

  • Promacta Approval Expanded to Kids With Rare Blood Disorder
    (24-Aug-2015)
    Immune thrombocytopenic purpura involves low blood platelet counts

  • Sex Lives Best When Couples Share Child Care Duties, Survey Shows
    (24-Aug-2015)
    Relationship suffered when one partner took on all parenting responsibilities

  • Promacta Approval Expanded to Kids With Rare Blood Disorder
    (24-Aug-2015)
    Immune thrombocytopenic purpura involves low blood platelet counts

  • Scientists Get Closer to Long-Lasting Flu Vaccine
    (24-Aug-2015)
    They're targeting part of a protein that attaches to all influenza subtypes

  • Back-to-School Tips for Healthy Teeth
    (23-Aug-2015)
    Dental hygiene, good diet and regular checkups make for pearly whites, expert says

  • Back-to-School Tips for Healthy Teeth
    (23-Aug-2015)
    Dental hygiene, good diet and regular checkups make for pearly whites, expert says

  • Focus on Healthy Backs for Back-to-School
    (22-Aug-2015)
    Spending hours hunched over electronic devices is a no-no, expert says

  • Focus on Healthy Backs for Back-to-School
    (22-Aug-2015)
    Spending hours hunched over electronic devices is a no-no, expert says

  • Excessive Sports Training Hurts Kids, Expert Warns
    (21-Aug-2015)
    Parents should set limits to help prevent injuries

  • Breast-Feeding May Pass Common Chemical to Baby, Study Shows
    (21-Aug-2015)
    And PFASs appear to lower effectiveness of some childhood vaccinations, researchers add

  • Health Tip: Keep Kids Active
    (21-Aug-2015)
    Make playtime exercise time

  • Healthy Breakfast Is Essential for Kids
    (21-Aug-2015)
    Expert shares tips for morning meals they can't pass up

  • Start of School Year Calls for Vaccine Check
    (21-Aug-2015)
    Experts outline which ones are recommended at what ages

  • Excessive Sports Training Hurts Kids, Expert Warns
    (21-Aug-2015)
    Parents should set limits to help prevent injuries

  • Health Tip: Keep Kids Active
    (21-Aug-2015)
    Make playtime exercise time

  • Healthy Breakfast Is Essential for Kids
    (21-Aug-2015)
    Expert shares tips for morning meals they can't pass up

  • Start of School Year Calls for Vaccine Check
    (21-Aug-2015)
    Experts outline which ones are recommended at what ages

  • Many Parents Aren't Shielding Babies From Sun's Harmful Rays: Study
    (20-Aug-2015)
    12 percent told researchers their children had tanned in their first six months of life

  • Synthetic MERS Vaccine Works in Animal Tests
    (19-Aug-2015)
    Middle East Respiratory Syndrome has sickened more than 1,300, claimed nearly 400 lives since 2012

  • Vocabulary at 2 May Help Predict Kindergarten Success
    (18-Aug-2015)
    Researchers recommend reaching out to children in disadvantaged homes

  • Vocabulary at 2 May Help Predict Kindergarten Success
    (18-Aug-2015)
    Researchers recommend reaching out to children in disadvantaged homes

  • Head Lice Now Resistant to Common Meds in 25 States
    (18-Aug-2015)
    Prescription drugs are still effective, however

  • E-Cigs May Spur Teens to Try Smoking: Study
    (18-Aug-2015)
    Ninth-graders who tried them were three to four times more likely to then sample other tobacco products

  • Vocabulary at 2 May Help Predict Kindergarten Success
    (18-Aug-2015)
    Researchers recommend reaching out to children in disadvantaged homes

  • Head Lice Now Resistant to Common Meds in 25 States
    (18-Aug-2015)
    Prescription drugs are still effective, however

  • How Parents Can Ease Transition to First Grade
    (17-Aug-2015)
    Remain positive with your child, get involved in school life, expert says

  • Protective Eyewear in Girls' Field Hockey Means Fewer Injuries
    (17-Aug-2015)
    Eye-related injuries dropped, and rate of concussions didn't rise after requirement, study says

  • How Parents Can Ease Transition to First Grade
    (17-Aug-2015)
    Remain positive with your child, get involved in school life, expert says

  • Kids' Risky Behaviors a Concern in Some Military Families
    (17-Aug-2015)
    Subset of children struggle to cope with effects of parents serving in war, study shows

  • Health Tip: Talking to Your Child About Eating Disorders
    (17-Aug-2015)
    Approach conversation honestly

  • Health Tip: Talking to Your Child About Eating Disorders
    (17-Aug-2015)
    Approach conversation honestly

  • How Parents Can Ease Transition to First Grade
    (17-Aug-2015)
    Remain positive with your child, get involved in school life, expert says

  • Protective Eyewear in Girls' Field Hockey Means Fewer Injuries
    (17-Aug-2015)
    Eye-related injuries dropped, and rate of concussions didn't rise after requirement, study says

  • Family Struggles May Affect Boys' Brain Development
    (17-Aug-2015)
    Mental health symptoms, reduced gray matter volume noted in study

  • Health Tip: Talking to Your Child About Eating Disorders
    (17-Aug-2015)
    Approach conversation honestly

  • How Parents Can Ease Transition to First Grade
    (17-Aug-2015)
    Remain positive with your child, get involved in school life, expert says

  • Neglecting Teen Health May Lead to Bigger Problems as Adults
    (17-Aug-2015)
    More depression, poorer health reported at age 30, study says

  • Protective Eyewear in Girls' Field Hockey Means Fewer Injuries
    (17-Aug-2015)
    Eye-related injuries dropped, and rate of concussions didn't rise after requirement, study says

  • Kids' Risky Behaviors a Concern in Some Military Families
    (17-Aug-2015)
    Subset of children struggle to cope with effects of parents serving in war, study shows

  • Family Struggles May Affect Boys' Brain Development
    (17-Aug-2015)
    Mental health symptoms, reduced gray matter volume noted in study

  • Doctor Offers Back-to-School Health Tips
    (16-Aug-2015)
    Making sure children get adequate sleep tops the list

  • Don't Let Backpacks Lead to Back Injury
    (15-Aug-2015)
    Experts offers tips for avoiding problems

  • Don't Let Backpacks Lead to Back Injury
    (15-Aug-2015)
    Experts offers tips for avoiding problems

  • Clubs, Adult Support Can Help Kids Stay Slim
    (14-Aug-2015)
    Being active and having positive role models is key, new study finds

  • More American Children Diagnosed With ADHD
    (14-Aug-2015)
    U.S. Food and Drug Administration offers tips on coping with attention disorder

  • Clubs, Adult Support Can Help Kids Stay Slim
    (14-Aug-2015)
    Being active and having positive role models is key, new study finds

  • More American Children Diagnosed With ADHD
    (14-Aug-2015)
    U.S. Food and Drug Administration offers tips on coping with attention disorder

  • Headaches Are Common in Kids, Teens
    (14-Aug-2015)
    Treatment often as simple as a glass of water, a good meal or some sleep, expert says

  • More American Children Diagnosed With ADHD
    (14-Aug-2015)
    U.S. Food and Drug Administration offers tips on coping with attention disorder

  • Clubs, Adult Support Can Help Kids Stay Slim
    (14-Aug-2015)
    Being active and having positive role models is key, new study finds

  • More American Children Diagnosed With ADHD
    (14-Aug-2015)
    U.S. Food and Drug Administration offers tips on coping with attention disorder

  • Headaches Are Common in Kids, Teens
    (14-Aug-2015)
    Treatment often as simple as a glass of water, a good meal or some sleep, expert says

  • Clubs, Adult Support Can Help Kids Stay Slim
    (14-Aug-2015)
    Being active and having positive role models is key, new study finds

  • More American Children Diagnosed With ADHD
    (14-Aug-2015)
    U.S. Food and Drug Administration offers tips on coping with attention disorder

  • Vaccine Sharply Curbs Chickenpox Cases in U.S.
    (13-Aug-2015)
    Recommendation for second dose reduced number of infections even more, CDC finds

  • Vaccine Sharply Curbs Chickenpox Cases in U.S.
    (13-Aug-2015)
    Recommendation for second dose reduced number of infections even more, CDC finds

  • New Hope for Vaccine Against Germ That Causes 'Mono'
    (13-Aug-2015)
    Shot seems to work against Epstein-Barr virus in mice and monkeys, but human trials are still to come

  • Vaccine Combo Shows Promise Against Common, Dangerous Infection
    (12-Aug-2015)
    Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) kills 200,000 young children worldwide each year

  • Health Tip: Ease the Transition to a New School
    (12-Aug-2015)
    Help your child cope with change

  • Kids Exposed to Lots of Alcohol Ads While Watching Sports on TV
    (12-Aug-2015)
    Australian study finds many drinking ads aired during kids' peak daytime viewing times

  • Exercise May Help Kids With Multiple Sclerosis
    (12-Aug-2015)
    But researchers can't say if exercisers have less severe disease or if activity eases symptoms

  • Vaccine Combo Shows Promise Against Common, Dangerous Infection
    (12-Aug-2015)
    Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) kills 200,000 young children worldwide each year

  • Health Tip: Ease the Transition to a New School
    (12-Aug-2015)
    Help your child cope with change

  • Kids Exposed to Lots of Alcohol Ads While Watching Sports on TV
    (12-Aug-2015)
    Australian study finds many drinking ads aired during kids' peak daytime viewing times

  • Vaccine Combo Shows Promise Against Common, Dangerous Infection
    (12-Aug-2015)
    Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) kills 200,000 young children worldwide each year

  • Antidepressants During Pregnancy Have Benefits, Risks: Study
    (11-Aug-2015)
    Birth complications may be reduced, but some health issues for babies might increase

  • Antidepressants During Pregnancy Have Benefits, Risks: Study
    (11-Aug-2015)
    Birth complications may be reduced, but some health issues for babies might increase

  • Sexting, Internet Safety for Kids Big Concerns in Survey
    (11-Aug-2015)
    Adults more worried about both problems in latest poll

  • Health Tip: Teach Children About Internet Safety
    (11-Aug-2015)
    Describe OK sites, and those to avoid

  • Sexting, Internet Safety for Kids Big Concerns in Survey
    (11-Aug-2015)
    Adults more worried about both problems in latest poll

  • Health Tip: Teach Children About Internet Safety
    (11-Aug-2015)
    Describe OK sites, and those to avoid

  • Sexting, Internet Safety for Kids Big Concerns in Survey
    (11-Aug-2015)
    Adults more worried about both problems in latest poll

  • Some Babies May Pick Up 2nd Language More Easily
    (10-Aug-2015)
    Research suggests a behavior called 'gaze shifting' may be key

  • Old Electronics Potential Source of Lead Exposure in Kids
    (10-Aug-2015)
    Man who worked at recycling company brought toxins home to his kids via his clothes and hair, expert says

  • Expert Offers School Bus Safety Tips
    (10-Aug-2015)
    Many injuries occur getting on and off the bus

  • Expert Offers School Bus Safety Tips
    (10-Aug-2015)
    Many injuries occur getting on and off the bus

  • Exercise Boosts Obese Kids' Heart Health
    (10-Aug-2015)
    Review finds fitness levels, blood vessel function improved quickly, even if no weight was lost

  • Some Babies May Pick Up 2nd Language More Easily
    (10-Aug-2015)
    Research suggests a behavior called 'gaze shifting' may be key

  • Old Electronics Potential Source of Lead Exposure in Kids
    (10-Aug-2015)
    Man who worked at recycling company brought toxins home to his kids via his clothes and hair, expert says

  • Parents of Kids With Diabetes Need to Plan for School Days
    (08-Aug-2015)
    Only 30 states have laws ensuring children access to proper care

  • Parents of Kids With Diabetes Need to Plan for School Days
    (08-Aug-2015)
    Only 30 states have laws ensuring children access to proper care

  • Parents of Kids With Diabetes Need to Plan for School Days
    (08-Aug-2015)
    Only 30 states have laws ensuring children access to proper care

  • What Parents Can Do to Promote Good Dental Health
    (07-Aug-2015)
    Eat right and teach kids how to care for their teeth properly, expert suggests

  • What Parents Can Do to Promote Good Dental Health
    (07-Aug-2015)
    Eat right and teach kids how to care for their teeth properly, expert suggests

  • Parents' Happiness Key to How Big Families Grow
    (07-Aug-2015)
    Study finds couples are less likely to have second child if their emotional well-being declines

  • Online Program Boosts Hand Washing, Cuts Infections
    (07-Aug-2015)
    Study finds risk of flu-like illness dropped 20 percent

  • U.S. Infant Deaths At Lowest Rate Ever: CDC
    (06-Aug-2015)
    But American babies still die at rates that are higher than other affluent countries

  • What Works Best to Curb a Preschooler's Bad Behaviors?
    (06-Aug-2015)
    New look at the evidence supports 'time-outs,' withholding privileges or toys in some cases

  • Most U.S. Schools Start Too Early for Kids to Get Enough Sleep: Study
    (06-Aug-2015)
    Less than 18 percent of high schools, middle schools start at 8:30 a.m. or later

  • What Works Best to Curb a Preschooler's Bad Behaviors?
    (06-Aug-2015)
    New look at the evidence supports 'time-outs,' withholding privileges or toys in some cases

  • What Works Best to Curb a Preschooler's Bad Behaviors?
    (06-Aug-2015)
    New look at the evidence supports 'time-outs,' withholding privileges or toys in some cases

  • Over 4 Million Americans Say They've Driven Drunk in Prior Month: CDC
    (06-Aug-2015)
    Typical drunk driver is a young male with a history of binge drinking, survey shows

  • U.S. Infant Deaths At Lowest Rate Ever: CDC
    (06-Aug-2015)
    But American babies still die at rates that are higher than other affluent countries

  • Brain Scans Show Why Reading to Kids Is Good for Them
    (05-Aug-2015)
    Those who heard stories regularly showed more activity in areas linked to word meanings, imagination

  • Brain Scans Show Why Reading to Kids Is Good for Them
    (05-Aug-2015)
    Those who heard stories regularly showed more activity in areas linked to word meanings, imagination

  • Weight Loss Surgery May Boost Teens' Mental Health
    (05-Aug-2015)
    But, study finds not all of the adolescents who had the procedure felt better

  • Brain Scans Show Why Reading to Kids Is Good for Them
    (05-Aug-2015)
    Those who heard stories regularly showed more activity in areas linked to word meanings, imagination

  • U.S. Violent Crime Rate Drops Significantly Since 1980s
    (04-Aug-2015)
    Reduction may be due to programs that try to break cycle of violence, experts say

  • Regular Pot Use as Teen Not Tied to Long-Term Health Problems: Study
    (04-Aug-2015)
    But findings are at odds with previous research

  • More Evidence That Kids of Gay Parents Do Just Fine
    (04-Aug-2015)
    Studies show children raised by 2 moms or 2 dads consider themselves 'different,' but stigma is lessening

  • Does Fatherhood When Young Boost Odds of Dying in Middle Age?
    (04-Aug-2015)
    Men who became dads in their early 20s were more likely to die in their late 40s and early 50s, Finnish study finds

  • Severe 'Picky Eating' May Point to Mental Health Issues in Kids
    (03-Aug-2015)
    1 in 5 young children has limited palate, study finds

  • Liquid Nicotine From E-Cigs Poses Poison Danger to Kids
    (03-Aug-2015)
    Even small amounts of the chemical can cause serious illness, expert says

  • Severe 'Picky Eating' May Point to Mental Health Issues in Kids
    (03-Aug-2015)
    1 in 5 young children has limited palate, study finds

  • Head Injury Tied to Long-Term Attention Issues in Kids
    (03-Aug-2015)
    Study says brief lapses in attention can persist, even if brain injury is mild

  • Liquid Nicotine From E-Cigs Poses Poison Danger to Kids
    (03-Aug-2015)
    Even small amounts of the chemical can cause serious illness, expert says

  • Liquid Nicotine From E-Cigs Poses Poison Danger to Kids
    (03-Aug-2015)
    Even small amounts of the chemical can cause serious illness, expert says

  • Head Injury Tied to Long-Term Attention Issues in Kids
    (03-Aug-2015)
    Study says brief lapses in attention can persist, even if brain injury is mild

  • To Sway Anti-Vaccine Beliefs, Focus on Consequences: Study
    (03-Aug-2015)
    When parents learn about the harms of measles, mumps and rubella, many change their stance

  • Severe 'Picky Eating' May Point to Mental Health Issues in Kids
    (03-Aug-2015)
    1 in 5 young children has limited palate, study finds

  • To Sway Anti-Vaccine Beliefs, Focus on Consequences: Study
    (03-Aug-2015)
    When parents learn about the harms of measles, mumps and rubella, many change their stance

  • Obese Kids a Universal Target for Bullies
    (02-Aug-2015)
    Survey finds parents favor stronger policies, laws to address weight-based abuse

  • Obese Kids a Universal Target for Bullies
    (02-Aug-2015)
    Survey finds parents favor stronger policies, laws to address weight-based abuse

  • Obese Kids a Universal Target for Bullies
    (02-Aug-2015)
    Survey finds parents favor stronger policies, laws to address weight-based abuse

  • Health Tip: When a Child Sucks the Thumb
    (31-Jul-2015)
    Suggestions to help break the habit

  • Kids' Hemophilia Drugs a Big Part of State Medicaid Spending
    (31-Jul-2015)
    California-based study finds drugs for the blood disorder take up large share of budget

  • Health Tip: When a Child Sucks the Thumb
    (31-Jul-2015)
    Suggestions to help break the habit

  • Effective Ebola Vaccine May Be Here: Health Officials
    (31-Jul-2015)
    Initial trials in Guinea show 100 percent effectiveness, larger trials are planned, WHO says

  • Too Few U.S. Teens Getting HPV Vaccine: CDC
    (30-Jul-2015)
    4 out of 10 girls, 6 out of 10 boys haven't started series that helps prevent some cancers, survey finds

  • Too Few U.S. Teens Getting HPV Vaccine: CDC
    (30-Jul-2015)
    4 out of 10 girls, 6 out of 10 boys haven't started series that helps prevent some cancers, survey finds

  • Too Few U.S. Teens Getting HPV Vaccine: CDC
    (30-Jul-2015)
    4 out of 10 girls, 6 out of 10 boys haven't started series that helps prevent some cancers, survey finds

  • Certain Antibiotics Linked to Hearing Loss, Mouse Study Finds
    (29-Jul-2015)
    Inflammation caused by the infection that's being treated may make ear damage more likely

  • Health Tip: Teach Kids to Protect Themselves
    (29-Jul-2015)
    Smart strategies to lower danger risk

  • Health Tip: Teach Kids to Protect Themselves
    (29-Jul-2015)
    Smart strategies to lower danger risk

  • Certain Antibiotics Linked to Hearing Loss, Mouse Study Finds
    (29-Jul-2015)
    Inflammation caused by the infection that's being treated may make ear damage more likely

  • Doctors Perform First Double Hand Transplant in a Child
    (28-Jul-2015)
    Boy, 8, lost limbs because of severe infection

  • New Moms Often Get Poor Advice on Baby Care: Study
    (27-Jul-2015)
    Tips from family or media can run counter to expert guidelines on vaccines, breast-feeding

  • Are Hospitals Overusing Neonatal Intensive Care?
    (27-Jul-2015)
    Study found newborns admitted to these expensive units were bigger, less premature than in prior years

  • Early Birth Linked to Introversion, Neuroticism in Adult Life
    (27-Jul-2015)
    Study found people who were very premature at birth were more likely to be socially withdrawn

  • Early Birth Linked to Introversion, Neuroticism in Adult Life
    (27-Jul-2015)
    Study found people who were very premature at birth were more likely to be socially withdrawn

  • New Moms Often Get Poor Advice on Baby Care: Study
    (27-Jul-2015)
    Tips from family or media can run counter to expert guidelines on vaccines, breast-feeding

  • Nasal Balloon Can Treat Youngsters for 'Glue Ear'
    (27-Jul-2015)
    For kids with a common hearing problem, procedure may be an alternative to antibiotics, drainage tubes

  • Teens Using E-Cigs More Prone to Take Up Smoking: Study
    (27-Jul-2015)
    Experts want greater regulation of these nicotine-containing products

  • New Moms Often Get Poor Advice on Baby Care: Study
    (27-Jul-2015)
    Tips from family or media can run counter to expert guidelines on vaccines, breast-feeding

  • Teens Using E-Cigs More Prone to Take Up Smoking: Study
    (27-Jul-2015)
    Experts want greater regulation of these nicotine-containing products

  • Early Birth Linked to Introversion, Neuroticism in Adult Life
    (27-Jul-2015)
    Study found people who were very premature at birth were more likely to be socially withdrawn

  • New Moms Often Get Poor Advice on Baby Care: Study
    (27-Jul-2015)
    Tips from family or media can run counter to expert guidelines on vaccines, breast-feeding

  • School's Out, Fattening Behaviors Are In
    (26-Jul-2015)
    Kids eat more sugar, watch more TV over summer vacation, study says

  • School's Out, Fattening Behaviors Are In
    (26-Jul-2015)
    Kids eat more sugar, watch more TV over summer vacation, study says

  • School's Out, Fattening Behaviors Are In
    (26-Jul-2015)
    Kids eat more sugar, watch more TV over summer vacation, study says

  • New Gene Test Speeds Diagnosis of Stomach Bug That Strikes Kids
    (24-Jul-2015)
    Enterovirus D68 sickened more than 1,000 U.S. children last year, 14 deaths reported

  • New Gene Test Speeds Diagnosis of Stomach Bug That Strikes Kids
    (24-Jul-2015)
    Enterovirus D68 sickened more than 1,000 U.S. children last year, 14 deaths reported

  • Transgender Youth Don't Have Hormone Abnormalities
    (24-Jul-2015)
    Levels generally match those of gender assigned at birth, study finds

  • 'Bath Salts' Not Widespread in U.S. High Schools, Survey Finds
    (23-Jul-2015)
    But nearly one in five teens who tried the stimulants are regular users

  • U.S. Health Officials Examine Pot-Linked Death in Colorado
    (23-Jul-2015)
    Experts aren't clear on cause, but undiagnosed mental illness might have played a part

  • U.S. Health Officials Examine Pot-Linked Death in Colorado
    (23-Jul-2015)
    Experts aren't clear on cause, but undiagnosed mental illness might have played a part

  • Health Tip: Strengthen Your Child's Hands
    (22-Jul-2015)
    Here's what your little one can try

  • Low Birth Weight Tied to Higher Type 2 Diabetes Risk Decades Later
    (22-Jul-2015)
    Risk was even greater if the person also had an unhealthy adult lifestyle, study found

  • Hormone Linked to Social Difficulties With Autism, Early Study Finds
    (22-Jul-2015)
    Levels of vasopressin associated with 'theory of mind' tasks in children with ASD

  • Hormone Linked to Social Difficulties With Autism, Early Study Finds
    (22-Jul-2015)
    Levels of vasopressin associated with 'theory of mind' tasks in children with ASD

  • Health Tip: Strengthen Your Child's Hands
    (22-Jul-2015)
    Here's what your little one can try

  • Hormone Linked to Social Difficulties With Autism, Early Study Finds
    (22-Jul-2015)
    Levels of vasopressin associated with 'theory of mind' tasks in children with ASD

  • Teen Drinking, Smoking on the Decline, U.S. Study Finds
    (22-Jul-2015)
    But, research also notes more teens are trying marijuana

  • Health Tip: Strengthen Your Child's Hands
    (22-Jul-2015)
    Here's what your little one can try

  • Teen Drinking, Smoking on the Decline, U.S. Study Finds
    (22-Jul-2015)
    But, research also notes more teens are trying marijuana

  • Hormone Linked to Social Difficulties With Autism, Early Study Finds
    (22-Jul-2015)
    Levels of vasopressin associated with 'theory of mind' tasks in children with ASD

  • Mental Illness Afflicts Many Juveniles in Jail
    (21-Jul-2015)
    Problems more common among girls than boys, study finds

  • Mental Illness Afflicts Many Juveniles in Jail
    (21-Jul-2015)
    Problems more common among girls than boys, study finds

  • Health Tip: Selecting a Summer Camp
    (21-Jul-2015)
    Consider activities and location

  • Health Tip: Selecting a Summer Camp
    (21-Jul-2015)
    Consider activities and location

  • The Dreaded 'Dad Bod' Is Real
    (21-Jul-2015)
    First-time fathers tend to add on extra pounds, researchers say

  • Scientists Test Universal Flu Vaccine in Mice
    (21-Jul-2015)
    If finding bears out in humans, new vaccines might not have to be developed every year

  • Poverty May Hinder Kids' Brain Development, Study Says
    (20-Jul-2015)
    Reduced gray matter, lower test scores reported for poor children

  • Could Antibiotics Raise a Child's Risk for Juvenile Arthritis?
    (20-Jul-2015)
    Odds are low, but study points to another downside of overuse

  • Antibiotics Myths Still Common Among Parents
    (20-Jul-2015)
    Those with Medicaid insurance tend to know less about the drugs, study finds

  • Could Antibiotics Raise a Child's Risk for Juvenile Arthritis?
    (20-Jul-2015)
    Odds are low, but study points to another downside of overuse

  • Antibiotics Myths Still Common Among Parents
    (20-Jul-2015)
    Those with Medicaid insurance tend to know less about the drugs, study finds

  • Poverty May Hinder Kids' Brain Development, Study Says
    (20-Jul-2015)
    Reduced gray matter, lower test scores reported for poor children

  • Will Good Students Be Able to Sidestep Alzheimer's?
    (20-Jul-2015)
    Better grades, complex jobs linked to a lower risk for dementia, research suggests

  • Antibiotics Myths Still Common Among Parents
    (20-Jul-2015)
    Those with Medicaid insurance tend to know less about the drugs, study finds

  • Poverty May Hinder Kids' Brain Development, Study Says
    (20-Jul-2015)
    Reduced gray matter, lower test scores reported for poor children

  • Will Good Students Be Able to Sidestep Alzheimer's?
    (20-Jul-2015)
    Better grades, complex jobs linked to a lower risk for dementia, research suggests

  • Dermatologist Offers Advice on Treating Kids' Hives
    (18-Jul-2015)
    Allergic rash can have many causes; avoiding trigger is key to prevention

  • Dermatologist Offers Advice on Treating Kids' Hives
    (18-Jul-2015)
    Allergic rash can have many causes; avoiding trigger is key to prevention

  • Dermatologist Offers Advice on Treating Kids' Hives
    (18-Jul-2015)
    Allergic rash can have many causes; avoiding trigger is key to prevention

  • Many Obese Teens Don't Think They're Fat, Study Shows
    (17-Jul-2015)
    Weight problem has to be recognized before it can be addressed, researchers say

  • Wars in Iraq, Afghanistan Left Hundreds of Children With Head Trauma
    (17-Jul-2015)
    Improvised explosive devices (IEDs) accounted for majority of wounds, research shows

  • Many Obese Teens Don't Think They're Fat, Study Shows
    (17-Jul-2015)
    Weight problem has to be recognized before it can be addressed, researchers say

  • Dad's Involvement With Autistic Child Helps Mom, Too
    (17-Jul-2015)
    Study finds that depression levels in mothers drop when fathers engage in caretaking

  • Wars in Iraq, Afghanistan Left Hundreds of Children With Head Trauma
    (17-Jul-2015)
    Improvised explosive devices (IEDs) accounted for majority of wounds, research shows

  • Many Obese Teens Don't Think They're Fat, Study Shows
    (17-Jul-2015)
    Weight problem has to be recognized before it can be addressed, researchers say

  • Dad's Involvement With Autistic Child Helps Mom, Too
    (17-Jul-2015)
    Study finds that depression levels in mothers drop when fathers engage in caretaking

  • Consumer Reports Takes Liquid Detergent Pods Off 'Recommended' List
    (16-Jul-2015)
    Nonprofit also urges they not be used in homes with children under 6 years of age

  • Consumer Reports Takes Liquid Detergent Pods Off 'Recommended' List
    (16-Jul-2015)
    Nonprofit also urges they not be used in homes with children under 6 years of age

  • Most College Students Stressed About Money, Study Finds
    (16-Jul-2015)
    Despite financial strain, they still think education is a good investment

  • Childhood Stress May Spur Weight Gain in Women
    (16-Jul-2015)
    Emotion-driven eating might start early, research suggests

  • Insured Americans Up to 3 Times Likelier to Get Preventive Care: CDC
    (16-Jul-2015)
    Type of coverage doesn't matter, researchers say

  • Mental Health Problems in Childhood Linked to Adult Woes
    (15-Jul-2015)
    Study found those who suffered depression, anxiety while young were more likely to struggle later in life

  • Mental Health Problems in Childhood Linked to Adult Woes
    (15-Jul-2015)
    Study found those who suffered depression, anxiety while young were more likely to struggle later in life

  • Mental Health Problems in Childhood Linked to Adult Woes
    (15-Jul-2015)
    Study found those who suffered depression, anxiety while young were more likely to struggle later in life

  • Mental Health Problems in Childhood Linked to Adult Woes
    (15-Jul-2015)
    Study found those who suffered depression, anxiety while young were more likely to struggle later in life

  • Genes May Be Key to a Better HIV Vaccine, Study Says
    (15-Jul-2015)
    Findings challenge one-shot-fits-all approach, could guide development of future vaccines, experts say

  • Health Tip: When Your Newborn Wants to Eat
    (14-Jul-2015)
    Learn signs that it's time for a feeding

  • Why Concussion Recovery Takes Longer for Some Kids
    (14-Jul-2015)
    Researchers believe damage to wiring provides explanation

  • Health Tip: When Your Newborn Wants to Eat
    (14-Jul-2015)
    Learn signs that it's time for a feeding

  • More Teen Athletes Undergoing Tommy John Elbow Surgery: Study
    (14-Jul-2015)
    Year-round focus on one sport likely behind the increase, doctors say

  • Despite Benefits, Few U.S. States Mandate Cervical Cancer Vaccine
    (14-Jul-2015)
    Immunization protects against sexually transmitted disease, certain cancers, health experts say

  • Cancer Survivors May Face More Challenges When Adopting
    (13-Jul-2015)
    Study finds agencies may request potentially discriminatory personal information

  • What's In a Name? For Newborns, Maybe Fewer Medical Errors
    (13-Jul-2015)
    Incorporating mothers' names into newborns' IDs led to a drop in patient mix-ups, study finds

  • U.S. Hospitals May Often Miss Signs of Child Abuse
    (13-Jul-2015)
    Less than half follow up on suspicious fractures among at-risk kids, study finds

  • Prenatal Gene Tests Can Sometimes Spot Cancer in Mom-to-Be
    (13-Jul-2015)
    Abnormal findings on early test don't always indicate birth defects, study says

  • U.S. Hospitals May Often Miss Signs of Child Abuse
    (13-Jul-2015)
    Less than half follow up on suspicious fractures among at-risk kids, study finds

  • Banning Soccer 'Headers' Won't Solve Concussion Problem: Study
    (13-Jul-2015)
    Enforcing rules that limit aggressive body contact would be more effective, researcher says

  • Inhalable Ebola Vaccine Works in Monkeys
    (13-Jul-2015)
    Study finds easier immunization method protects animals against severe illness and death

  • Banning Soccer 'Headers' Won't Solve Concussion Problem: Study
    (13-Jul-2015)
    Enforcing rules that limit aggressive body contact would be more effective, researcher says

  • U.S. Hospitals May Often Miss Signs of Child Abuse
    (13-Jul-2015)
    Less than half follow up on suspicious fractures among at-risk kids, study finds

  • Banning Soccer 'Headers' Won't Solve Concussion Problem: Study
    (13-Jul-2015)
    Enforcing rules that limit aggressive body contact would be more effective, researcher says

  • U.S. Hospitals May Often Miss Signs of Child Abuse
    (13-Jul-2015)
    Less than half follow up on suspicious fractures among at-risk kids, study finds

  • Inhalable Ebola Vaccine Works in Monkeys
    (13-Jul-2015)
    Study finds easier immunization method protects animals against severe illness and death

  • Experts Offer Diving Safety Tips
    (11-Jul-2015)
    Unsafe practices can lead to serious neck and spine injuries

  • Diabetes Drug Given to Obese Moms-to-Be Won't Keep Baby's Weight Down
    (10-Jul-2015)
    Metformin did help control women's blood sugar, study finds

  • Second Severe Allergic Reaction Isn't Uncommon
    (10-Jul-2015)
    Study finds about one in seven kids has repeat episode

  • Health Tip: Prevent Boating Accidents
    (10-Jul-2015)
    Keep children safer with a life jacket

  • Second Severe Allergic Reaction Isn't Uncommon
    (10-Jul-2015)
    Study finds about one in seven kids has repeat episode

  • Marijuana Study Counters 'Gateway' Theory
    (10-Jul-2015)
    It says specific reasons teens try pot are better predictors of future drug use

  • Health Tip: Prevent Boating Accidents
    (10-Jul-2015)
    Keep children safer with a life jacket

  • Second Severe Allergic Reaction Isn't Uncommon
    (10-Jul-2015)
    Study finds about one in seven kids has repeat episode

  • Another Study Sees Link Between Antidepressants and Birth Defects
    (09-Jul-2015)
    But finding doesn't prove medications caused increased risk of problems

  • Study Questions Safety of Chemicals Used in Plastic Consumer Products
    (09-Jul-2015)
    Researchers say they see link to risk of high blood pressure and diabetes in children

  • Cholera Vaccine Helps Prevent Serious Illness
    (09-Jul-2015)
    Study finds immunizing pill is effective and cheap -- about $4 for two doses

  • Health Tip: Finding Time for Exercise
    (09-Jul-2015)
    Include your kids

  • Study Questions Safety of Chemicals Used in Plastic Consumer Products
    (09-Jul-2015)
    Researchers say they see link to risk of high blood pressure and diabetes in children

  • Many Overweight or Obese Teens Don't See the Problem
    (09-Jul-2015)
    Around 40 percent thought their weight was about right, British study finds

  • Many Overweight or Obese Teens Don't See the Problem
    (09-Jul-2015)
    Around 40 percent thought their weight was about right, British study finds

  • Cholera Vaccine Helps Prevent Serious Illness
    (09-Jul-2015)
    Study finds immunizing pill is effective and cheap -- about $4 for two doses

  • Asbestos Found in Kids' Crayons, Toy Kits: Report
    (08-Jul-2015)
    Health experts, big retailer say they're concerned about findings on products from China

  • Asbestos Found in Kids' Crayons, Toy Kits: Report
    (08-Jul-2015)
    Health experts, big retailer say they're concerned about findings on products from China

  • Health Tip: Let Kids Learn in the Kitchen
    (08-Jul-2015)
    Hands-on experience can encourage healthier eating

  • Asbestos Found in Kids' Crayons, Toy Kits: Report
    (08-Jul-2015)
    Health experts, big retailer say they're concerned about findings on products from China

  • Health Tip: Let Kids Learn in the Kitchen
    (08-Jul-2015)
    Hands-on experience can encourage healthier eating

  • Cost a Barrier to Healthier Diets for Diabetic Kids, Study Shows
    (08-Jul-2015)
    Why many parents of children with type 1 diabetes struggle to provide better food choices

  • More Parents See Benefits of Vaccines, Poll Finds
    (07-Jul-2015)
    Reports on outbreaks of measles, whooping cough in past year may have shifted opinions, pediatrician says

  • More Parents See Benefits of Vaccines, Poll Finds
    (07-Jul-2015)
    Reports on outbreaks of measles, whooping cough in past year may have shifted opinions, pediatrician says

  • More Parents See Benefits of Vaccines, Poll Finds
    (07-Jul-2015)
    Reports on outbreaks of measles, whooping cough in past year may have shifted opinions, pediatrician says

  • Medical Marijuana Ads May Prompt Pot Use Among Teens
    (07-Jul-2015)
    Study suggests prevention efforts should highlight negative effects drug can have on the brain

  • Heroin Use on the Rise Among Women, Wealthier People, CDC Finds
    (07-Jul-2015)
    Prescription painkiller addiction often precedes use of street drug

  • Health Tip: Help Kids Prevent Stress
    (07-Jul-2015)
    Teach coping techniques while they're young

  • More Parents See Benefits of Vaccines, Poll Finds
    (07-Jul-2015)
    Reports on outbreaks of measles, whooping cough in past year may have shifted opinions, pediatrician says

  • Most Americans Favor Raising Legal Smoking Age to 21: CDC
    (07-Jul-2015)
    Even 70 percent of smokers support the concept

  • Health Tip: Help Kids Prevent Stress
    (07-Jul-2015)
    Teach coping techniques while they're young

  • More Parents See Benefits of Vaccines, Poll Finds
    (07-Jul-2015)
    Reports on outbreaks of measles, whooping cough in past year may have shifted opinions, pediatrician says

  • More Parents See Benefits of Vaccines, Poll Finds
    (07-Jul-2015)
    Reports on outbreaks of measles, whooping cough in past year may have shifted opinions, pediatrician says

  • Anti-Vaccine Trend Has Parents Shunning Newborns' Vitamin Shot
    (06-Jul-2015)
    Doing so can lead to dangerous internal bleeding, experts say

  • Anti-Vaccine Trend Has Parents Shunning Newborns' Vitamin Shot
    (06-Jul-2015)
    Doing so can lead to dangerous internal bleeding, experts say

  • Anti-Vaccine Trend Has Parents Shunning Newborns' Vitamin Shot
    (06-Jul-2015)
    Doing so can lead to dangerous internal bleeding, experts say

  • Noise From Fireworks Threatens Young Ears
    (03-Jul-2015)
    Expert advises families to sit at least 500 feet from launch area

  • Health Tip: Keep Kids Safe Outdoors
    (03-Jul-2015)
    Always make sure they're supervised

  • Noise From Fireworks Threatens Young Ears
    (03-Jul-2015)
    Expert advises families to sit at least 500 feet from launch area

  • Childhood Trauma Tied to Migraine Risk as Adult
    (03-Jul-2015)
    Study found witnessing parental domestic violence produced most powerful association

  • Health Tip: Keep Kids Safe Outdoors
    (03-Jul-2015)
    Always make sure they're supervised

  • Many New Teen Drivers 'Crash' in Simulated Driving Task
    (03-Jul-2015)
    Study suggests despite getting licenses, adolescents lacked key skills to stay safe

  • Noise From Fireworks Threatens Young Ears
    (03-Jul-2015)
    Expert advises families to sit at least 500 feet from launch area

  • Behind Many High-Achieving Children...
    (02-Jul-2015)
    Is a parent who nurtured their development, study suggests

  • Children with Autism Respond Differently to Smells: Study
    (02-Jul-2015)
    Kids with ASDs didn't change their sniff response when odors were unpleasant

  • Rapid Response Guidelines May Improve Children's Stroke Care
    (02-Jul-2015)
    Researchers report treatment recommendations got kids evaluated faster in ER

  • Children with Autism Respond Differently to Smells: Study
    (02-Jul-2015)
    Kids with ASDs didn't change their sniff response when odors were unpleasant

  • Behind Many High-Achieving Children...
    (02-Jul-2015)
    Is a parent who nurtured their development, study suggests

  • Rapid Response Guidelines May Improve Children's Stroke Care
    (02-Jul-2015)
    Researchers report treatment recommendations got kids evaluated faster in ER

  • Behind Many High-Achieving Children...
    (02-Jul-2015)
    Is a parent who nurtured their development, study suggests

  • Rapid Response Guidelines May Improve Children's Stroke Care
    (02-Jul-2015)
    Researchers report treatment recommendations got kids evaluated faster in ER

  • Children with Autism Respond Differently to Smells: Study
    (02-Jul-2015)
    Kids with ASDs didn't change their sniff response when odors were unpleasant

  • Are Too Many Young Americans Getting Antipsychotics for ADHD?
    (01-Jul-2015)
    Study shows rise in prescriptions for the powerful medications, even though they're not OK'd for this use

  • Fireworks Can Spark Bump in Air Pollution, Study Finds
    (01-Jul-2015)
    July Fourth favorites release small particles that can harm the lungs, scientists find

  • Unapproved Ear Drops Targeted by FDA
    (01-Jul-2015)
    These prescription meds have been available for years, but safety, quality are concerns

  • Unapproved Ear Drops Targeted by FDA
    (01-Jul-2015)
    These prescription meds have been available for years, but safety, quality are concerns

  • Extracurricular Sports May Give Kids' Academics a Boost
    (01-Jul-2015)
    Study suggests these activities might improve kids' attention span, self-control

  • Unapproved Ear Drops Targeted by FDA
    (01-Jul-2015)
    These prescription meds have been available for years, but safety, quality are concerns

  • Obese Teens Less Likely to Use Birth Control
    (01-Jul-2015)
    Heavy adolescent girls at greater risk for unintended pregnancy, study shows

  • Extracurricular Sports May Give Kids' Academics a Boost
    (01-Jul-2015)
    Study suggests these activities might improve kids' attention span, self-control

  • Are Too Many Young Americans Getting Antipsychotics for ADHD?
    (01-Jul-2015)
    Study shows rise in prescriptions for the powerful medications, even though they're not OK'd for this use

  • Health Tip: Teach Your 5-Year-Old About Safety
    (30-Jun-2015)
    And help prevent injury

  • Health Tip: Teach Your 5-Year-Old About Safety
    (30-Jun-2015)
    And help prevent injury

  • Parents, Stop Hovering: 'Risky' Play May Have Benefits for Kids
    (29-Jun-2015)
    Less free-time supervision helps social development, and children get more exercise, experts say

  • U.S. Kids Suffer High Rates of Assault, Abuse, Study Finds
    (29-Jun-2015)
    Long-term effects include poor mental and physical health, experts say

  • Parents, Stop Hovering: 'Risky' Play May Have Benefits for Kids
    (29-Jun-2015)
    Less free-time supervision helps social development, and children get more exercise, experts say

  • U.S. Kids Suffer High Rates of Assault, Abuse, Study Finds
    (29-Jun-2015)
    Long-term effects include poor mental and physical health, experts say

  • Parents, Stop Hovering: 'Risky' Play May Have Benefits for Kids
    (29-Jun-2015)
    Less free-time supervision helps social development, and children get more exercise, experts say

  • Parents Should Set Good Example to Keep Kids Slim, Pediatrics Group Says
    (29-Jun-2015)
    Avoid keeping sugary, high-calorie foods in the house, and encourage being active together

  • Parents, Stop Hovering: 'Risky' Play May Have Benefits for Kids
    (29-Jun-2015)
    Less free-time supervision helps social development, and children get more exercise, experts say

  • Millennials More Accepting of Working Moms Than Past Generations
    (29-Jun-2015)
    Survey responses reveal growing gender equality in U.S.

  • Parents Should Set Good Example to Keep Kids Slim, Pediatrics Group Says
    (29-Jun-2015)
    Avoid keeping sugary, high-calorie foods in the house, and encourage being active together

  • U.S. Kids Suffer High Rates of Assault, Abuse, Study Finds
    (29-Jun-2015)
    Long-term effects include poor mental and physical health, experts say

  • Overuse Injuries More Common in High School Females
    (28-Jun-2015)
    Track, field hockey and lacrosse linked to repetitive use problems in girls, study says

  • Following Water Safety Rules Saves Lives, Red Cross Says
    (27-Jun-2015)
    Children can drown within five minutes, experts warn

  • Following Water Safety Rules Saves Lives, Red Cross Says
    (27-Jun-2015)
    Children can drown within five minutes, experts warn

  • Following Water Safety Rules Saves Lives, Red Cross Says
    (27-Jun-2015)
    Children can drown within five minutes, experts warn

  • 'Overwhelming' Evidence That Same-Sex Parenting Won't Harm Kids
    (26-Jun-2015)
    Review of thousands of studies on the issue finds broad consensus among experts

  • Health Tip: Swimming Safely
    (26-Jun-2015)
    Make sure pool is enclosed

  • 'Overwhelming' Evidence That Same-Sex Parenting Won't Harm Kids
    (26-Jun-2015)
    Review of thousands of studies on the issue finds broad consensus among experts

  • School Coaches Often Ill-Equipped to Spot, Manage Concussions
    (26-Jun-2015)
    Better education recommended, especially at youth and middle school levels

  • Health Tip: Swimming Safely
    (26-Jun-2015)
    Make sure pool is enclosed

  • 'Overwhelming' Evidence That Same-Sex Parenting Won't Harm Kids
    (26-Jun-2015)
    Review of thousands of studies on the issue finds broad consensus among experts

  • Sequence of Shots May Lead to Effective HIV Vaccine, Mouse Study Finds
    (25-Jun-2015)
    Series of immunizations might encourage HIV-fighting antibodies

  • Surgery May Help Teens With Frequent Migraines, Study Contends
    (25-Jun-2015)
    At least one expert questions whether improvements are due to the procedure

  • Surgery May Help Teens With Frequent Migraines, Study Contends
    (25-Jun-2015)
    At least one expert questions whether improvements are due to the procedure

  • Surgery May Help Teens With Frequent Migraines, Study Contends
    (25-Jun-2015)
    At least one expert questions whether improvements are due to the procedure

  • Virus Mutation Explains Poor Performance of Last Season's Flu Shot: Study
    (25-Jun-2015)
    Strain of H3N2 virus that was circulating did not match strain used in vaccine

  • Sequence of Shots May Lead to Effective HIV Vaccine, Mouse Study Finds
    (25-Jun-2015)
    Series of immunizations might encourage HIV-fighting antibodies

  • Smoking Around Toddlers May Raise Their Obesity Risk
    (24-Jun-2015)
    Study can't prove cause-and-effect, but changes to kids' hormones might be the link

  • Drug for Rheumatoid Arthritis May Also Help Ease Vitiligo
    (24-Jun-2015)
    Case study showed tofacitinib cleared up skin pigmentation loss in woman after just 2 months

  • Smoking Around Toddlers May Raise Their Obesity Risk
    (24-Jun-2015)
    Study can't prove cause-and-effect, but changes to kids' hormones might be the link

  • Smoking Around Toddlers May Raise Their Obesity Risk
    (24-Jun-2015)
    Study can't prove cause-and-effect, but changes to kids' hormones might be the link

  • Smoking Around Toddlers May Raise Their Obesity Risk
    (24-Jun-2015)
    Study can't prove cause-and-effect, but changes to kids' hormones might be the link

  • Smoking Around Toddlers May Raise Their Obesity Risk
    (24-Jun-2015)
    Study can't prove cause-and-effect, but changes to kids' hormones might be the link

  • Health Tip: Child-Proof Your Home
    (23-Jun-2015)
    Suggestions to keep little visitors safer

  • Teens Unfamiliar With Harms of Pot, E-Cigs, Study Finds
    (23-Jun-2015)
    Focus group of 24 kids finds they do understand dangers of cigarettes

  • Teen Use of E-Cigarettes, Hookahs Way Up: Survey
    (23-Jun-2015)
    Bright spot in U.S. government report is that fewer kids are smoking cigarettes

  • Teen Use of E-Cigarettes, Hookahs Way Up: Survey
    (23-Jun-2015)
    Bright spot in U.S. government report is that fewer kids are smoking cigarettes

  • Poor Health as Teen, Poor Job Prospects Later, Study Suggests
    (22-Jun-2015)
    Chronic mental or physical problems were tied to worse education, employment goals in adult life

  • Poor Health as Teen, Poor Job Prospects Later, Study Suggests
    (22-Jun-2015)
    Chronic mental or physical problems were tied to worse education, employment goals in adult life

  • HPV Vaccination Tied to Drop in Precancerous Cervical Lesions in U.S.
    (22-Jun-2015)
    But screening rules for women changed recently, so impact of the shots remains unclear, researchers say

  • Keep Safety in Mind When Skateboarding
    (21-Jun-2015)
    Experts offer tips on how to protect yourself from injury when catching 'air'

  • Thinking About a Pool? Think About Safety
    (19-Jun-2015)
    Never assume someone else is watching the kids

  • Summer Beach Time Means Water Safety
    (19-Jun-2015)
    Expert offers tips for dealing with rip currents and other risks

  • Many Parents Who Smoke Expose Kids to Fumes at Home
    (18-Jun-2015)
    4 in every 10 U.S. households with a smoking parent had no 'smoke-free' rules in place, study finds

  • Many Parents Who Smoke Expose Kids to Fumes at Home
    (18-Jun-2015)
    4 in every 10 U.S. households with a smoking parent had no 'smoke-free' rules in place, study finds

  • High School Football Players May Be at Doubled Risk of Migraine
    (18-Jun-2015)
    Head injuries likely play a role in these headaches, second study suggests

  • Many Parents Who Smoke Expose Kids to Fumes at Home
    (18-Jun-2015)
    4 in every 10 U.S. households with a smoking parent had no 'smoke-free' rules in place, study finds

  • Vaccinate Puppies Against Parvovirus Before They Meet Other Dogs
    (18-Jun-2015)
    Highly contagious virus can cause serious illness, even death, expert warns

  • Most Children With Migraines Don't Get Proven Treatments: Study
    (17-Jun-2015)
    Nearly half don't get any pain relievers at all, researcher adds

  • Health Tip: How to Stay Safe at an Amusement Park
    (17-Jun-2015)
    Follow rules of the ride

  • Health Tip: How to Stay Safe at an Amusement Park
    (17-Jun-2015)
    Follow rules of the ride

  • Extreme 'Preemie' Infants at No Higher Risk If Included in Clinical Trials
    (16-Jun-2015)
    Study found similar rates of adverse events

  • Short Boys Three Times More Likely to Get Growth Hormone: Study
    (16-Jun-2015)
    Finding suggests short girls being undertreated, while boys being overtreated

  • Health Assistance to Developing Countries Up Since 1990: Study
    (16-Jun-2015)
    But, rise in funding has stagnated since 2010, researchers add

  • Health Tip: Watch for Playground Burns
    (16-Jun-2015)
    Be aware of equipment that heats up

  • Health Tip: Dealing With a Disrespectful Child
    (16-Jun-2015)
    Set a good example

  • Short Boys Three Times More Likely to Get Growth Hormone: Study
    (16-Jun-2015)
    Finding suggests short girls being undertreated, while boys being overtreated

  • Health Tip: Watch for Playground Burns
    (16-Jun-2015)
    Be aware of equipment that heats up

  • Health Tip: Dealing With a Disrespectful Child
    (16-Jun-2015)
    Set a good example

  • Extreme 'Preemie' Infants at No Higher Risk If Included in Clinical Trials
    (16-Jun-2015)
    Study found similar rates of adverse events

  • Breast-Feeding May Have Dental Benefits, Study Suggests
    (15-Jun-2015)
    But kids also had fewer 'misaligned' teeth if they reduced pacifier use, researchers say

  • 'Green Space' at School May Help Kids Learn, Study Suggests
    (15-Jun-2015)
    Expert says findings bolster the case for parks, playgrounds

  • U.S. Hospitals Seeing More Kids With Self-Inflicted Injuries
    (15-Jun-2015)
    Cutting is the most common problem, followed by firearm injuries

  • 'Green Space' at School May Help Kids Learn, Study Suggests
    (15-Jun-2015)
    Expert says findings bolster the case for parks, playgrounds

  • Pot 'Dabbing' Poses Risk of Serious Burns, Study Warns
    (15-Jun-2015)
    Fires and even explosions have been linked to this practice, experts say

  • U.S. Hospitals Seeing More Kids With Self-Inflicted Injuries
    (15-Jun-2015)
    Cutting is the most common problem, followed by firearm injuries

  • 'Green Space' at School May Help Kids Learn, Study Suggests
    (15-Jun-2015)
    Expert says findings bolster the case for parks, playgrounds

  • U.S. Hospitals Seeing More Kids With Self-Inflicted Injuries
    (15-Jun-2015)
    Cutting is the most common problem, followed by firearm injuries

  • Pot 'Dabbing' Poses Risk of Serious Burns, Study Warns
    (15-Jun-2015)
    Fires and even explosions have been linked to this practice, experts say

  • Doctors Worry About Return of Vaccine-Preventable Ills in Kids
    (12-Jun-2015)
    When immunization rates go down, 'herd' immunity also declines, experts note

  • Adults Can Pick Up Perfect Pitch, Study Shows
    (12-Jun-2015)
    With training, people may be able to identify notes they hear

  • Doctors Worry About Return of Vaccine-Preventable Ills in Kids
    (12-Jun-2015)
    When immunization rates go down, 'herd' immunity also declines, experts note

  • Doctors Worry About Return of Vaccine-Preventable Ills in Kids
    (12-Jun-2015)
    When immunization rates go down, 'herd' immunity also declines, experts note

  • Health Tip: Keep Your Cool During Summer
    (12-Jun-2015)
    Protect against heat-related illness

  • Doctors Worry About Return of Vaccine-Preventable Ills in Kids
    (12-Jun-2015)
    When immunization rates go down, 'herd' immunity also declines, experts note

  • Health Tip: Keep Your Cool During Summer
    (12-Jun-2015)
    Protect against heat-related illness

  • Doctors Worry About Return of Vaccine-Preventable Ills in Kids
    (12-Jun-2015)
    When immunization rates go down, 'herd' immunity also declines, experts note

  • Doctors Worry About Return of Vaccine-Preventable Ills in Kids
    (12-Jun-2015)
    When immunization rates go down, 'herd' immunity also declines, experts note

  • U.S. Kids Not Drinking Enough Water Each Day
    (11-Jun-2015)
    Under-hydration can pose real health risks for children, study authors say

  • Superior Visual Ability Found Early in Children With Autism
    (11-Jun-2015)
    Researchers suggest above-average perception at 9 months might be a clue to the disorder

  • Synthetic Pot a Growing Danger, CDC Report Finds
    (11-Jun-2015)
    Calls to poison control centers jumped more than 300 percent from January to April

  • Fidgeting May Help Children With ADHD to Focus
    (11-Jun-2015)
    Small study found those who squirmed performed better on a test

  • Underage Drinking Down in Past Decade
    (11-Jun-2015)
    U.S. report finds fewer than one in four teens recently had alcohol

  • U.S. Kids Not Drinking Enough Water Each Day
    (11-Jun-2015)
    Under-hydration can pose real health risks for children, study authors say

  • Superior Visual Ability Found Early in Children With Autism
    (11-Jun-2015)
    Researchers suggest above-average perception at 9 months might be a clue to the disorder

  • Underage Drinking Down in Past Decade
    (11-Jun-2015)
    U.S. report finds fewer than one in four teens recently had alcohol

  • U.S. Kids Not Drinking Enough Water Each Day
    (11-Jun-2015)
    Under-hydration can pose real health risks for children, study authors say

  • Synthetic Pot a Growing Danger, CDC Report Finds
    (11-Jun-2015)
    Calls to poison control centers jumped more than 300 percent from January to April

  • Babies Who 'Resettle' on Their Own Get Better Sleep
    (10-Jun-2015)
    And that could be a blessing to sleep-starved parents of infants, research suggests

  • 1 Dose of HPV Vaccine May Offer Protection: Study
    (10-Jun-2015)
    Two large international trials suggest single immunization may be as good as two or three

  • Woman Gives Birth Using Ovary Tissue Frozen in Childhood
    (10-Jun-2015)
    Transplant led to functioning ovary and then normal pregnancy, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Older Children Need a Bedtime Routine, Too
    (10-Jun-2015)
    To promote better sleep

  • Woman Gives Birth Using Ovary Tissue Frozen in Childhood
    (10-Jun-2015)
    Transplant led to functioning ovary and then normal pregnancy, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Older Children Need a Bedtime Routine, Too
    (10-Jun-2015)
    To promote better sleep

  • Babies Who 'Resettle' on Their Own Get Better Sleep
    (10-Jun-2015)
    And that could be a blessing to sleep-starved parents of infants, research suggests

  • 1 Dose of HPV Vaccine May Offer Protection: Study
    (10-Jun-2015)
    Two large international trials suggest single immunization may be as good as two or three

  • 1 Dose of HPV Vaccine May Offer Protection: Study
    (10-Jun-2015)
    Two large international trials suggest single immunization may be as good as two or three

  • Widespread Vaccination Fights Serious Stomach Infection in Kids: CDC
    (09-Jun-2015)
    Rates of hospitalization with gastroenteritis have tumbled since rotavirus shot launched in 2006

  • Parents' Age May Be Factor in Child's Autism Risk
    (09-Jun-2015)
    Greater odds of disorder in kids of teen moms, older moms and parents with big age gap, study suggests

  • More Young Children Exposed to Marijuana, Study Finds
    (09-Jun-2015)
    Kids younger than 3 may eat the drug when it's baked into brownies and cookies

  • Like Mother, Like Child: Study Hints at Why Obesity May Run in Families
    (09-Jun-2015)
    Cells might be programmed in the womb to accumulate extra fat, researchers suggest

  • More Young Children Exposed to Marijuana, Study Finds
    (09-Jun-2015)
    Kids younger than 3 may eat the drug when it's baked into brownies and cookies

  • Like Mother, Like Child: Study Hints at Why Obesity May Run in Families
    (09-Jun-2015)
    Cells might be programmed in the womb to accumulate extra fat, researchers suggest

  • Like Mother, Like Child: Study Hints at Why Obesity May Run in Families
    (09-Jun-2015)
    Cells might be programmed in the womb to accumulate extra fat, researchers suggest

  • Parents' Age May Be Factor in Child's Autism Risk
    (09-Jun-2015)
    Greater odds of disorder in kids of teen moms, older moms and parents with big age gap, study suggests

  • More Young Children Exposed to Marijuana, Study Finds
    (09-Jun-2015)
    Kids younger than 3 may eat the drug when it's baked into brownies and cookies

  • New Trial Tests Whether TB Shot Fights Type 1 Diabetes
    (09-Jun-2015)
    Researchers will look at effects in people with longstanding disease

  • Widespread Vaccination Fights Serious Stomach Infection in Kids: CDC
    (09-Jun-2015)
    Rates of hospitalization with gastroenteritis have tumbled since rotavirus shot launched in 2006

  • More Evidence That General Anesthesia May Affect Young Brains
    (08-Jun-2015)
    Anesthesia and surgery still safest for necessary procedures, experts say

  • Gun Violence Takes Toll on Kids' Mental Health, Study Finds
    (08-Jun-2015)
    Even witnessing such incidents carries long-term consequences, researchers say

  • Gun Violence Takes Toll on Kids' Mental Health, Study Finds
    (08-Jun-2015)
    Even witnessing such incidents carries long-term consequences, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Check for Children in the Driveway
    (08-Jun-2015)
    Walk a lap around the car before you drive

  • More Evidence That General Anesthesia May Affect Young Brains
    (08-Jun-2015)
    Anesthesia and surgery still safest for necessary procedures, experts say

  • Health Tip: Check for Children in the Driveway
    (08-Jun-2015)
    Walk a lap around the car before you drive

  • Special Diets, Supplements Not Always Helpful for Kids With Autism
    (05-Jun-2015)
    These interventions are often tied to too little, or too much of certain nutrients, study finds

  • Safety Precautions Help Prevent Summer Camp Injuries
    (05-Jun-2015)
    Accidents often happen during supervised activities, experts warn

  • Cyberbullying Less Stressful Than In-Person Bullying, Study Claims
    (05-Jun-2015)
    Face-to-face aggression coupled with online harassment seems most distressing to kids

  • Health Tip: If Your Child Is Always Eating
    (05-Jun-2015)
    Hunger may not be the only reason

  • Safety Precautions Help Prevent Summer Camp Injuries
    (05-Jun-2015)
    Accidents often happen during supervised activities, experts warn

  • Cyberbullying Less Stressful Than In-Person Bullying, Study Claims
    (05-Jun-2015)
    Face-to-face aggression coupled with online harassment seems most distressing to kids

  • Health Tip: If Your Child Is Always Eating
    (05-Jun-2015)
    Hunger may not be the only reason

  • Autism Linked to Higher Smog Levels, Study Says
    (05-Jun-2015)
    But no mechanism explains the link so far, and one expert expressed skepticism

  • Safety Precautions Help Prevent Summer Camp Injuries
    (05-Jun-2015)
    Accidents often happen during supervised activities, experts warn

  • Cyberbullying Less Stressful Than In-Person Bullying, Study Claims
    (05-Jun-2015)
    Face-to-face aggression coupled with online harassment seems most distressing to kids

  • Special Diets, Supplements Not Always Helpful for Kids With Autism
    (05-Jun-2015)
    These interventions are often tied to too little, or too much of certain nutrients, study finds

  • College Kids Don't Understand the HPV Threat
    (05-Jun-2015)
    Survey found more than half didn't get vaccinated, and many were unaware of their risk for infection

  • CDC Tweaking Flu Vaccine for Better Protection
    (05-Jun-2015)
    Next season's shot includes last year's missing strain

  • New Moms Gain No Benefit From Eating Placenta, Studies Show
    (04-Jun-2015)
    Researchers say there's also no data at all on possible risks from the practice

  • Misuse of ADHD-Type Drugs Starts Long Before College: Study
    (04-Jun-2015)
    Efforts to prevent illegal use should begin in middle school

  • Health Tip: Prevent Dog Bites
    (04-Jun-2015)
    Don't approach one that's sleeping, eating or playing with a toy

  • Falls Are Leading Cause of Childhood Injuries, Expert Says
    (04-Jun-2015)
    Parents should be particularly careful about windows

  • Fewer Young Men Fathering Children Outside of Marriage: CDC
    (04-Jun-2015)
    Rate of first-time dads having child out of wedlock fell from 1980s to 2000s, research shows

  • Health Tip: Prevent Dog Bites
    (04-Jun-2015)
    Don't approach one that's sleeping, eating or playing with a toy

  • Falls Are Leading Cause of Childhood Injuries, Expert Says
    (04-Jun-2015)
    Parents should be particularly careful about windows

  • Fewer Young Men Fathering Children Outside of Marriage: CDC
    (04-Jun-2015)
    Rate of first-time dads having child out of wedlock fell from 1980s to 2000s, research shows

  • Shingles Vaccine Appears to Cut Odds of Long-Term Pain
    (04-Jun-2015)
    Findings support immunization of older adults

  • Health Tip: Building Baby's Fine Motor Skills
    (03-Jun-2015)
    Offer age-appropriate toys

  • Bullied Teens at Risk for Later Depression, Study Finds
    (03-Jun-2015)
    Getting picked on at age 13 tied to raised odds of poor mental health at 18, U.K. researchers report

  • 'Fracking' Linked to Low Birth Weight Babies
    (03-Jun-2015)
    Pregnant women who live near multiple natural gas wells tend to have smaller infants, research suggests

  • Pesticides Linked to ADHD, Study Says
    (03-Jun-2015)
    Research found greater exposure tied to more hyperactivity and impulsivity in boys

  • Anti-Vaccine Parents Cluster in Rich, White Areas
    (03-Jun-2015)
    California research also shows high rates of medical exemptions in the same schools

  • Pesticides Linked to ADHD, Study Says
    (03-Jun-2015)
    Research found greater exposure tied to more hyperactivity and impulsivity in boys

  • Bullied Teens at Risk for Later Depression, Study Finds
    (03-Jun-2015)
    Getting picked on at age 13 tied to raised odds of poor mental health at 18, U.K. researchers report

  • Pesticides Linked to ADHD, Study Says
    (03-Jun-2015)
    Research found greater exposure tied to more hyperactivity and impulsivity in boys

  • Pesticides Linked to ADHD, Study Says
    (03-Jun-2015)
    Research found greater exposure tied to more hyperactivity and impulsivity in boys

  • Anti-Vaccine Parents Cluster in Rich, White Areas
    (03-Jun-2015)
    California research also shows high rates of medical exemptions in the same schools

  • Risk to Baby From Antidepressant Use in Pregnancy Is Small, Study Says
    (02-Jun-2015)
    Newborn circulatory condition rate similar whether mom's depression was treated or not

  • Melanoma Rates Way Up Among Young People in U.S.
    (02-Jun-2015)
    Women account for two-thirds of cases, likely due to unsafe tanning, researchers say

  • Most Teens Seek Health Info Online: Survey
    (02-Jun-2015)
    Yet parents remain adolescents' No. 1 source of information

  • Improved Therapies Have Extended Life Spans of Childhood Cancer Survivors
    (01-Jun-2015)
    Fewer die of 'late effects' from radiation, chemotherapy, study finds

  • Health Tip: Keeping a Preemie Safe in a Car Seat
    (01-Jun-2015)
    Suggestions for safer travel

  • Tougher Alcohol Laws for Adults May Also Lower Teen Drinking
    (01-Jun-2015)
    Study found states that limited access for all had lower teen drinking rates

  • Improved Therapies Have Extended Life Spans of Childhood Cancer Survivors
    (01-Jun-2015)
    Fewer die of 'late effects' from radiation, chemotherapy, study finds

  • Health Tip: Keeping a Preemie Safe in a Car Seat
    (01-Jun-2015)
    Suggestions for safer travel

  • Tougher Alcohol Laws for Adults May Also Lower Teen Drinking
    (01-Jun-2015)
    Study found states that limited access for all had lower teen drinking rates

  • Babies Prefer Sound of Other Babies Over Adults
    (29-May-2015)
    Researcher says infants may be 'finding their voice'

  • Babies Prefer Sound of Other Babies Over Adults
    (29-May-2015)
    Researcher says infants may be 'finding their voice'

  • Babies Prefer Sound of Other Babies Over Adults
    (29-May-2015)
    Researcher says infants may be 'finding their voice'

  • Health Tip: Don't Use Food as a Reward
    (29-May-2015)
    Here are suggested alternatives

  • Babies Prefer Sound of Other Babies Over Adults
    (29-May-2015)
    Researcher says infants may be 'finding their voice'

  • Health Tip: Don't Use Food as a Reward
    (29-May-2015)
    Here are suggested alternatives

  • For Kids Who Stutter, Rhythm Perception May Be Key
    (27-May-2015)
    Expert says study emphasizes brain differences in those with speech problem

  • Delaying Umbilical Cord Clamping Might Boost Child Development
    (26-May-2015)
    Fine-motor and social skills slightly improved in boys, but no difference in IQ, researchers say

  • Fewer U.S. Hospitals Send New Moms Home With Formula
    (26-May-2015)
    But CDC survey finds one-third continue the practice, which can undermine breast-feeding efforts

  • Heed the Warning Signs of Teen Suicide, Experts Say
    (26-May-2015)
    Withdrawal, changes in daily habits can signal trouble

  • Delaying Umbilical Cord Clamping Might Boost Child Development
    (26-May-2015)
    Fine-motor and social skills slightly improved in boys, but no difference in IQ, researchers say

  • Heed the Warning Signs of Teen Suicide, Experts Say
    (26-May-2015)
    Withdrawal, changes in daily habits can signal trouble

  • Health Tip: Be Safe Around Lawn Mowers
    (26-May-2015)
    Don't let kids play nearby while mowing

  • Heed the Warning Signs of Teen Suicide, Experts Say
    (26-May-2015)
    Withdrawal, changes in daily habits can signal trouble

  • Health Tip: Be Safe Around Lawn Mowers
    (26-May-2015)
    Don't let kids play nearby while mowing

  • Heed the Warning Signs of Teen Suicide, Experts Say
    (26-May-2015)
    Withdrawal, changes in daily habits can signal trouble

  • Fewer U.S. Hospitals Send New Moms Home With Formula
    (26-May-2015)
    But CDC survey finds one-third continue the practice, which can undermine breast-feeding efforts

  • Blood Pressure Vaccine Shows Promise in Rats
    (26-May-2015)
    Experimental treatment might benefit people who forget to take meds, researcher says

  • Living at Higher Elevations Linked to SIDS Risk
    (25-May-2015)
    Study found odds were doubled, though still very rare even at greater altitudes

  • Dyslexia Unrelated to Vision Problems: Study
    (25-May-2015)
    Eye therapies will not cure reading disorder, experts say

  • Tips for Preventing Dog Bites
    (25-May-2015)
    Even a friendly pooch may overreact when startled

  • Health Tip: Keep Your Child at a Healthy Weight
    (25-May-2015)
    Promote healthier eating and activity

  • Dyslexia Unrelated to Vision Problems: Study
    (25-May-2015)
    Eye therapies will not cure reading disorder, experts say

  • Health Tip: Keep Your Child at a Healthy Weight
    (25-May-2015)
    Promote healthier eating and activity

  • Tips for Preventing Dog Bites
    (25-May-2015)
    Even a friendly pooch may overreact when startled

  • Dyslexia Unrelated to Vision Problems: Study
    (25-May-2015)
    Eye therapies will not cure reading disorder, experts say

  • Living at Higher Elevations Linked to SIDS Risk
    (25-May-2015)
    Study found odds were doubled, though still very rare even at greater altitudes

  • Living at Higher Elevations Linked to SIDS Risk
    (25-May-2015)
    Study found odds were doubled, though still very rare even at greater altitudes

  • More Babies Born to Mothers Addicted to Pain Meds
    (22-May-2015)
    Also rising are costs to treat infants' withdrawal symptoms, study says

  • Animals May Ease Social Anxiety in Children With Autism
    (22-May-2015)
    Playing with guinea pig in stressful situation was calming, study finds

  • Animals May Ease Social Anxiety in Children With Autism
    (22-May-2015)
    Playing with guinea pig in stressful situation was calming, study finds

  • Young Athletes With ACL Injuries Often Need Repeat Surgery: Study
    (22-May-2015)
    Starting athletics early, focusing on just one sport contribute to risks

  • Young Athletes With ACL Injuries Often Need Repeat Surgery: Study
    (22-May-2015)
    Starting athletics early, focusing on just one sport contribute to risks

  • Animals May Ease Social Anxiety in Children With Autism
    (22-May-2015)
    Playing with guinea pig in stressful situation was calming, study finds

  • Health Tip: Wear Baseball Gear
    (21-May-2015)
    And make sure it fits correctly

  • Breath-Holding Games Are Killing Swimmers, CDC Warns
    (21-May-2015)
    Even seasoned athletes are drowning because of dangerous underwater behaviors, agency says

  • Bullied as a Kid, Obese as a Grown-up?
    (20-May-2015)
    Study finds link between childhood victimization and adult health problems

  • More U.S. Kids Getting Mental Health Treatment
    (20-May-2015)
    But most of that increase has been among patients who have less serious illness

  • Bullied as a Kid, Obese as a Grown-up?
    (20-May-2015)
    Study finds link between childhood victimization and adult health problems

  • More U.S. Kids Getting Mental Health Treatment
    (20-May-2015)
    But most of that increase has been among patients who have less serious illness

  • Health Tip: Discourage Too Much Screen Time
    (19-May-2015)
    Avoid couch potato children

  • Health Tip: When to Call the Pediatrician About Tantrums
    (19-May-2015)
    If the angry bouts last longer than 10 minutes

  • Health Tip: Discourage Too Much Screen Time
    (19-May-2015)
    Avoid couch potato children

  • Health Tip: When to Call the Pediatrician About Tantrums
    (19-May-2015)
    If the angry bouts last longer than 10 minutes

  • E-Reminders May Boost HPV Vaccination Rates
    (19-May-2015)
    Study found young female patients were more likely to get all three shots of cervical cancer vaccine

  • Preschoolers Get Too Little Physical Activity in Child Care
    (18-May-2015)
    At least two hours recommended every day, study authors say

  • Suicide Rate Up Among Young Black Children in U.S.
    (18-May-2015)
    But fewer white kids aged 5 to 11 are taking their own life, study shows

  • Many Kids With Asthma Also Sensitive to Peanuts: Study
    (18-May-2015)
    Parents may not realize that wheezing, shortness of breath could be allergy

  • Many Kids With Asthma Also Sensitive to Peanuts: Study
    (18-May-2015)
    Parents may not realize that wheezing, shortness of breath could be allergy

  • Health Tip: Set Regular Eating Times for the Family
    (18-May-2015)
    And don't skip meals because it can lead to overeating

  • Preschoolers Get Too Little Physical Activity in Child Care
    (18-May-2015)
    At least two hours recommended every day, study authors say

  • Suicide Rate Up Among Young Black Children in U.S.
    (18-May-2015)
    But fewer white kids aged 5 to 11 are taking their own life, study shows

  • Many Kids With Asthma Also Sensitive to Peanuts: Study
    (18-May-2015)
    Parents may not realize that wheezing, shortness of breath could be allergy

  • Health Tip: Set Regular Eating Times for the Family
    (18-May-2015)
    And don't skip meals because it can lead to overeating

  • Preschoolers Get Too Little Physical Activity in Child Care
    (18-May-2015)
    At least two hours recommended every day, study authors say

  • Parents of Child Cancer Patients Prefer Honesty, Study Finds
    (18-May-2015)
    Parents say they're less anxious, better able to plan

  • Suicide Rate Up Among Young Black Children in U.S.
    (18-May-2015)
    But fewer white kids aged 5 to 11 are taking their own life, study shows

  • Learning Daily Skills Prepares Kids With Autism for Adult Life
    (15-May-2015)
    Those who can clean house and make meals more likely to be employed, study says

  • Clowning Around May Be Good Medicine for Kids Facing Surgery
    (15-May-2015)
    Study found real psychological benefits for kids, plus lower medical bills

  • Learning Daily Skills Prepares Kids With Autism for Adult Life
    (15-May-2015)
    Those who can clean house and make meals more likely to be employed, study says

  • Single Moms Report Poorer Health Later in Life
    (15-May-2015)
    Researchers recommend more access to birth control, programs that aid work-family balance

  • Local Anesthesia May Be Best for Infants During Surgery
    (14-May-2015)
    Study found not putting young patients to sleep tied to fewer breathing problems afterwards

  • CDC: 1 in 10 Children Diagnosed With ADHD
    (14-May-2015)
    Numbers remain unchanged since 2007; boys still twice as likely to have the condition as girls

  • Stomach Bug Traced to Swimming in Contaminated Lake Water
    (14-May-2015)
    Safe hygiene practices can prevent norovirus outbreaks, CDC says

  • CDC: 1 in 10 Children Diagnosed With ADHD
    (14-May-2015)
    Numbers remain unchanged since 2007; boys still twice as likely to have the condition as girls

  • CDC: 1 in 10 Children Diagnosed With ADHD
    (14-May-2015)
    Numbers remain unchanged since 2007; boys still twice as likely to have the condition as girls

  • Local Anesthesia May Be Best for Infants During Surgery
    (14-May-2015)
    Study found not putting young patients to sleep tied to fewer breathing problems afterwards

  • CDC: 1 in 10 Children Diagnosed With ADHD
    (14-May-2015)
    Numbers remain unchanged since 2007; boys still twice as likely to have the condition as girls

  • CDC: 1 in 10 Children Diagnosed With ADHD
    (14-May-2015)
    Numbers remain unchanged since 2007; boys still twice as likely to have the condition as girls

  • Infectious-Disease Expert Debunks Common Vaccine Myths
    (13-May-2015)
    Decades of studies show they are very safe, and highly effective in saving kids from illness and death

  • Girls With Autism Fare Worse Than Boys, Study Finds
    (13-May-2015)
    Though they are far less likely to to be diagnosed with the disorder, their behavioral differences are worse

  • HPV Vaccination for Girls May Help Prevent Cancers in Males
    (13-May-2015)
    But, while they remain at risk of infection, immunizing boys may not be cost-effective, study says

  • Autism May Differ in Brains of Boys and Girls
    (13-May-2015)
    Finding might lead to improvements in how disorder is diagnosed, treated based on sex, researcher says

  • Infectious-Disease Expert Debunks Common Vaccine Myths
    (13-May-2015)
    Decades of studies show they are very safe, and highly effective in saving kids from illness and death

  • Infectious-Disease Expert Debunks Common Vaccine Myths
    (13-May-2015)
    Decades of studies show they are very safe, and highly effective in saving kids from illness and death

  • HPV Vaccination for Girls May Help Prevent Cancers in Males
    (13-May-2015)
    But, while they remain at risk of infection, immunizing boys may not be cost-effective, study says

  • New Moms' Codeine Use Down Since Health Warnings
    (12-May-2015)
    In rare cases, a woman metabolizes the drug faster, getting too much into breast-milk

  • Expectant Mothers' Lifestyle May Influence Child's Later Weight
    (12-May-2015)
    Smoking, gaining too much weight in pregnancy linked to obesity in children

  • Expectant Mothers' Lifestyle May Influence Child's Later Weight
    (12-May-2015)
    Smoking, gaining too much weight in pregnancy linked to obesity in children

  • Expectant Mothers' Lifestyle May Influence Child's Later Weight
    (12-May-2015)
    Smoking, gaining too much weight in pregnancy linked to obesity in children

  • Peanut Allergy Exposure Occurs Most Often at Home, Study Says
    (12-May-2015)
    Majority of moderate, severe reactions are handled inappropriately

  • Study Links Sleep Troubles to Children's Mental Health
    (11-May-2015)
    Some of the problems included anxiety, depression and ADHD, researchers say

  • Concussion May Hurt School Performance for a While
    (11-May-2015)
    Several weeks of academic accommodations might be needed, experts say

  • Study Links Sleep Troubles to Children's Mental Health
    (11-May-2015)
    Some of the problems included anxiety, depression and ADHD, researchers say

  • Study Links Sleep Troubles to Children's Mental Health
    (11-May-2015)
    Some of the problems included anxiety, depression and ADHD, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Know the Warning Signs of Choking in Children
    (11-May-2015)
    Including difficulty breathing

  • Study Links Sleep Troubles to Children's Mental Health
    (11-May-2015)
    Some of the problems included anxiety, depression and ADHD, researchers say

  • Many Parents Blind to Their Child's Weight
    (11-May-2015)
    Even as U.S. youngsters get heavier, moms and dads think they look about right, surveys find

  • Concussion May Hurt School Performance for a While
    (11-May-2015)
    Several weeks of academic accommodations might be needed, experts say

  • Many Parents Blind to Their Child's Weight
    (11-May-2015)
    Even as U.S. youngsters get heavier, moms and dads think they look about right, surveys find

  • Health Tip: Know the Warning Signs of Choking in Children
    (11-May-2015)
    Including difficulty breathing

  • Many Parents Blind to Their Child's Weight
    (11-May-2015)
    Even as U.S. youngsters get heavier, moms and dads think they look about right, surveys find

  • Concussion May Hurt School Performance for a While
    (11-May-2015)
    Several weeks of academic accommodations might be needed, experts say

  • Antibiotic-Resistant Typhoid Spreading Across Asia, Africa
    (11-May-2015)
    Areas lacking clean water, effective sanitation most at risk, experts say

  • Chagas Vaccine Shows Promise in Mice
    (08-May-2015)
    Parasitic disease is becoming more common in U.S.

  • Measles May Weaken Immune System for Up to 3 Years, Study Contends
    (07-May-2015)
    Findings highlight importance of measles vaccine for preventing damaging infection, doctors say

  • Measles May Weaken Immune System for Up to 3 Years, Study Contends
    (07-May-2015)
    Findings highlight importance of measles vaccine for preventing damaging infection, doctors say

  • Canadian Teens Trying E-Cigarettes as Often as Cigarettes: Study
    (07-May-2015)
    Findings mirror what's happening in the United States

  • Measles May Weaken Immune System for Up to 3 Years, Study Contends
    (07-May-2015)
    Findings highlight importance of measles vaccine for preventing damaging infection, doctors say

  • Canadian Teens Trying E-Cigarettes as Often as Cigarettes: Study
    (07-May-2015)
    Findings mirror what's happening in the United States

  • Canadian Teens Trying E-Cigarettes as Often as Cigarettes: Study
    (07-May-2015)
    Findings mirror what's happening in the United States

  • Measles May Weaken Immune System for Up to 3 Years, Study Contends
    (07-May-2015)
    Findings highlight importance of measles vaccine for preventing damaging infection, doctors say

  • Measles May Weaken Immune System for Up to 3 Years, Study Contends
    (07-May-2015)
    Findings highlight importance of measles vaccine for preventing damaging infection, doctors say

  • Does Mom's Cellphone Startle the Fetus?
    (06-May-2015)
    Researchers say yes, but potential consequences are unclear

  • Does Mom's Cellphone Startle the Fetus?
    (06-May-2015)
    Researchers say yes, but potential consequences are unclear

  • For Gay Children, Bullying Begins Early, Happens Often: Study
    (06-May-2015)
    LGBT students experience higher levels of peer harassment as early as fifth grade

  • For Gay Children, Bullying Begins Early, Happens Often: Study
    (06-May-2015)
    LGBT students experience higher levels of peer harassment as early as fifth grade

  • 'Love Hormone' May Help New Moms Heed Crying Babies
    (06-May-2015)
    Brain scan study suggests oxytocin might play role in getting new mothers to care for infants

  • For Gay Children, Bullying Begins Early, Happens Often: Study
    (06-May-2015)
    LGBT students experience higher levels of peer harassment as early as fifth grade

  • Preemie Girls Feed Sooner Than Boys, Study Finds
    (05-May-2015)
    Their eating timetable affects release date from hospital

  • Is It a Cold or an Allergy?
    (05-May-2015)
    How parents can help relieve kids' hay fever symptoms

  • Health Tip: Help Kids Succeed at School
    (05-May-2015)
    Healthy habits are a good foundation

  • Is It a Cold or an Allergy?
    (05-May-2015)
    How parents can help relieve kids' hay fever symptoms

  • Health Tip: Help Kids Succeed at School
    (05-May-2015)
    Healthy habits are a good foundation

  • Preemie Girls Feed Sooner Than Boys, Study Finds
    (05-May-2015)
    Their eating timetable affects release date from hospital

  • Self-Driving Cars Will Still Need Limits for Teens, Survey Finds
    (05-May-2015)
    Most favor restrictions on speed and passengers

  • Preteen Whooping Cough Vaccine Loses Strength Over Time, CDC Finds
    (04-May-2015)
    Results help explain recent surge in cases

  • Health Tip: Understanding Eye Injuries in Kids
    (04-May-2015)
    Don't touch an injured eye. Seek immediate treatment.

  • Sleepwalking Parents Likely to Have Sleepwalking Kids
    (04-May-2015)
    Nighttime wandering passed down to as many as 60 percent of children, study finds

  • Many Young Football Players Get Concussions at Practice, Study Says
    (04-May-2015)
    Limiting player-to-player contact may reduce risk of head trauma, experts say

  • Health Tip: Understanding Eye Injuries in Kids
    (04-May-2015)
    Don't touch an injured eye. Seek immediate treatment.

  • Sleepwalking Parents Likely to Have Sleepwalking Kids
    (04-May-2015)
    Nighttime wandering passed down to as many as 60 percent of children, study finds

  • Many Young Football Players Get Concussions at Practice, Study Says
    (04-May-2015)
    Limiting player-to-player contact may reduce risk of head trauma, experts say

  • Preteen Whooping Cough Vaccine Loses Strength Over Time, CDC Finds
    (04-May-2015)
    Results help explain recent surge in cases

  • Mow With Safety in Mind
    (02-May-2015)
    Expert offers tips on avoiding injury when cutting the grass

  • Moms' Pre-Pregnancy Obesity Tied to ADHD, Other Issues in Kids
    (01-May-2015)
    Nature of connection between the conditions isn't clear, however, experts say

  • ADHD Tied to Higher Risk of Eating Disorder in Kids and Teens
    (01-May-2015)
    Study links attention disorder and a form of binge-eating syndrome

  • Moms' Pre-Pregnancy Obesity Tied to ADHD, Other Issues in Kids
    (01-May-2015)
    Nature of connection between the conditions isn't clear, however, experts say

  • Moms' Pre-Pregnancy Obesity Tied to ADHD, Other Issues in Kids
    (01-May-2015)
    Nature of connection between the conditions isn't clear, however, experts say

  • Moms' Pre-Pregnancy Obesity Tied to ADHD, Other Issues in Kids
    (01-May-2015)
    Nature of connection between the conditions isn't clear, however, experts say

  • Kids' Eye Injuries From Air, BB and Paintball Guns on the Rise
    (01-May-2015)
    Study found a 511 percent jump between 2010 and 2012

  • When Restaurants Offer Healthy Kids' Fare, Children Eat It
    (01-May-2015)
    After menu makeover, more nutritious items were ordered more often, study found

  • ADHD Tied to Higher Risk of Eating Disorder in Kids and Teens
    (01-May-2015)
    Study links attention disorder and a form of binge-eating syndrome

  • Kids' Eye Injuries From Air, BB and Paintball Guns on the Rise
    (01-May-2015)
    Study found a 511 percent jump between 2010 and 2012

  • When Restaurants Offer Healthy Kids' Fare, Children Eat It
    (01-May-2015)
    After menu makeover, more nutritious items were ordered more often, study found

  • Whole Blood Best for Youngest Heart Surgery Patients: Study
    (30-Apr-2015)
    Exposure to fewer donors may reduce lifelong risks

  • Sharing Breast Milk May Pose Risks Women Haven't Considered
    (30-Apr-2015)
    Survey shows few ask about health of donor, discuss option with doctor

  • Health Tip: Fight Food-Related Peer Pressure
    (30-Apr-2015)
    Teach kids how to make healthy choices while with friends

  • Whole Blood Best for Youngest Heart Surgery Patients: Study
    (30-Apr-2015)
    Exposure to fewer donors may reduce lifelong risks

  • Health Tip: Fight Food-Related Peer Pressure
    (30-Apr-2015)
    Teach kids how to make healthy choices while with friends

  • 3D 'Printout' Device Keeps Very Ill Babies Breathing
    (29-Apr-2015)
    Flexible implant adapts with child's growth, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Promoting Independence in Children
    (29-Apr-2015)
    Establish specific rules

  • Put Car Seat on Your Summer-Travel Checklist
    (29-Apr-2015)
    Expert clarifies age and size requirements

  • Curbing School Bus Pollution Might Reduce Absences
    (29-Apr-2015)
    Improved emission controls produced big benefits for students with asthma, study found

  • 3D 'Printout' Device Keeps Very Ill Babies Breathing
    (29-Apr-2015)
    Flexible implant adapts with child's growth, researchers say

  • Put Car Seat on Your Summer-Travel Checklist
    (29-Apr-2015)
    Expert clarifies age and size requirements

  • Health Tip: Promoting Independence in Children
    (29-Apr-2015)
    Establish specific rules

  • Curbing School Bus Pollution Might Reduce Absences
    (29-Apr-2015)
    Improved emission controls produced big benefits for students with asthma, study found

  • Health Tip: Promoting Independence in Children
    (29-Apr-2015)
    Establish specific rules

  • Put Car Seat on Your Summer-Travel Checklist
    (29-Apr-2015)
    Expert clarifies age and size requirements

  • Experimental AIDS Vaccine Targets Hidden Virus
    (29-Apr-2015)
    HIV-infected patients appear to get an immune system boost, study found

  • Start Healthy Eating Habits Early to Head Off Obesity in Kids
    (28-Apr-2015)
    Provide a variety of nutritious options, model good eating behavior, experts suggest

  • Milder Autism Typically Diagnosed Later in Girls
    (28-Apr-2015)
    They're more likely to show social awkwardness rather than physical symptoms, study finds

  • Divorce May Increase Psychosomatic Symptoms in Teens: Study
    (28-Apr-2015)
    Fewest health-related problems occurred in adolescents with two parents living in same home

  • Bullying May Take Bigger Toll Than Child Abuse, Neglect
    (28-Apr-2015)
    Anxiety, depression and self-harm more likely in those picked on by peers than in those mistreated by adults, study says

  • Divorce May Increase Psychosomatic Symptoms in Teens: Study
    (28-Apr-2015)
    Fewest health-related problems occurred in adolescents with two parents living in same home

  • Milder Autism Typically Diagnosed Later in Girls
    (28-Apr-2015)
    They're more likely to show social awkwardness rather than physical symptoms, study finds

  • Health Tip: Gear up for Sports
    (28-Apr-2015)
    Drink lots of water

  • Start Healthy Eating Habits Early to Head Off Obesity in Kids
    (28-Apr-2015)
    Provide a variety of nutritious options, model good eating behavior, experts suggest

  • Divorce May Increase Psychosomatic Symptoms in Teens: Study
    (28-Apr-2015)
    Fewest health-related problems occurred in adolescents with two parents living in same home

  • Bullying May Take Bigger Toll Than Child Abuse, Neglect
    (28-Apr-2015)
    Anxiety, depression and self-harm more likely in those picked on by peers than in those mistreated by adults, study says

  • Milder Autism Typically Diagnosed Later in Girls
    (28-Apr-2015)
    They're more likely to show social awkwardness rather than physical symptoms, study finds

  • Start Healthy Eating Habits Early to Head Off Obesity in Kids
    (28-Apr-2015)
    Provide a variety of nutritious options, model good eating behavior, experts suggest

  • Health Tip: Gear up for Sports
    (28-Apr-2015)
    Drink lots of water

  • Start Healthy Eating Habits Early to Head Off Obesity in Kids
    (28-Apr-2015)
    Provide a variety of nutritious options, model good eating behavior, experts suggest

  • Divorce May Increase Psychosomatic Symptoms in Teens: Study
    (28-Apr-2015)
    Fewest health-related problems occurred in adolescents with two parents living in same home

  • Bullying May Take Bigger Toll Than Child Abuse, Neglect
    (28-Apr-2015)
    Anxiety, depression and self-harm more likely in those picked on by peers than in those mistreated by adults, study says

  • Microneedle Patch Might Boost Global Measles Vaccination Rates
    (28-Apr-2015)
    It's designed to be easier to use, safer, more portable than syringes, researchers report

  • Pediatricians Issue New Guidelines for Hospital Release of Newborns
    (27-Apr-2015)
    Doctors should consider baby's health, as well as family readiness and support

  • Very Young Kids Often Use Tablets, Smartphones, Study Finds
    (27-Apr-2015)
    By age 2, many spend an hour or more a day on mobile devices, but parents have concerns

  • Health Tip: Needing Folic Acid
    (27-Apr-2015)
    Here's who should take the supplement

  • Young Brains May Gain Skills When Parents Read to Kids
    (27-Apr-2015)
    Small study using MRIs suggests being read to boosts ability to visualize stories

  • Phone-Focused Parents a Danger to Their Kids at Playground
    (27-Apr-2015)
    This distraction raises odds of child injuries, study finds

  • Pediatrics Group Advises Doctors on How to Spot Child Abuse
    (27-Apr-2015)
    New guidance offers suggestions on protecting children, too

  • Depression, Weapons May Be More Common for Bullied Teens
    (27-Apr-2015)
    Cyber abuse often causes more damage than face-to-face nastiness, researcher says

  • Pediatrics Group Advises Doctors on How to Spot Child Abuse
    (27-Apr-2015)
    New guidance offers suggestions on protecting children, too

  • Just 1 Hour of Daily TV Boosts Kids' Obesity Risk, Study Suggests
    (27-Apr-2015)
    Odds increased nearly 50 percent with 60 minutes or more of daily screen time

  • Just 1 Hour of Daily TV Boosts Kids' Obesity Risk, Study Suggests
    (27-Apr-2015)
    Odds increased nearly 50 percent with 60 minutes or more of daily screen time

  • More Than 1 in 10 Teens Has Tried E-Cigarettes, Study Finds
    (27-Apr-2015)
    Use of the devices highest among older teens and males

  • Young Brains May Gain Skills When Parents Read to Kids
    (27-Apr-2015)
    Small study using MRIs suggests being read to boosts ability to visualize stories

  • Teens With History of Self-Poisoning Face Greater Suicide Risk
    (27-Apr-2015)
    Study finds odds as much as 30 times higher, even years later

  • More Than 1 in 10 Teens Has Tried E-Cigarettes, Study Finds
    (27-Apr-2015)
    Use of the devices highest among older teens and males

  • Phone-Focused Parents a Danger to Their Kids at Playground
    (27-Apr-2015)
    This distraction raises odds of child injuries, study finds

  • Pediatrics Group Advises Doctors on How to Spot Child Abuse
    (27-Apr-2015)
    New guidance offers suggestions on protecting children, too

  • Doctors Say Head Lice Should Not Bar Kids From School
    (27-Apr-2015)
    American Academy of Pediatrics also gives advice on best medicines to treat infestation

  • Pediatricians Issue New Guidelines for Hospital Release of Newborns
    (27-Apr-2015)
    Doctors should consider baby's health, as well as family readiness and support

  • Just 1 Hour of Daily TV Boosts Kids' Obesity Risk, Study Suggests
    (27-Apr-2015)
    Odds increased nearly 50 percent with 60 minutes or more of daily screen time

  • Depression, Weapons May Be More Common for Bullied Teens
    (27-Apr-2015)
    Cyber abuse often causes more damage than face-to-face nastiness, researcher says

  • Very Young Kids Often Use Tablets, Smartphones, Study Finds
    (27-Apr-2015)
    By age 2, many spend an hour or more a day on mobile devices, but parents have concerns

  • Health Food Stores Often Promote Adult-Only Supplements to Teens
    (27-Apr-2015)
    More than 40 percent of stores called by minors suggested buying testosterone booster

  • HPV Vaccine Produces Early Benefits for Teen Girls: Study
    (27-Apr-2015)
    Risk of precancerous changes dropped 44 percent several years after immunization

  • Smartphone App Blocks Teens From Texting, Phoning While Driving
    (27-Apr-2015)
    New study suggests experimental device might reduce distracted-driving accidents

  • HPV Vaccine Produces Early Benefits for Teen Girls: Study
    (27-Apr-2015)
    Risk of precancerous changes dropped 44 percent several years after immunization

  • Baby Swings, Car Seats Not Safe for Sleeping
    (24-Apr-2015)
    To avoid suffocation, put infants down in a crib, expert says

  • Childhood Self-Control Linked to Better Job Prospects Later in Life
    (24-Apr-2015)
    Study shows potential long-term impact from behavior learned as a child

  • Childhood Abuse, Neglect Linked to High Blood Pressure in Adulthood
    (24-Apr-2015)
    Finding suggests interventions aimed at these kids might make a difference, researcher says

  • Baby Swings, Car Seats Not Safe for Sleeping
    (24-Apr-2015)
    To avoid suffocation, put infants down in a crib, expert says

  • Childhood Self-Control Linked to Better Job Prospects Later in Life
    (24-Apr-2015)
    Study shows potential long-term impact from behavior learned as a child

  • Health Tip: Preparing Your Child for Camp
    (24-Apr-2015)
    Work on social skills

  • Childhood Abuse, Neglect Linked to High Blood Pressure in Adulthood
    (24-Apr-2015)
    Finding suggests interventions aimed at these kids might make a difference, researcher says

  • Malaria Vaccine Shows Promise in Shielding African Children
    (24-Apr-2015)
    Even though shot offered less-than-perfect protection, millions might benefit, researchers say

  • Cigars Pose Dangers Similar to Cigarettes
    (24-Apr-2015)
    Risk of death and certain cancers increased, study finds

  • Health Tip: Preparing Your Child for Camp
    (24-Apr-2015)
    Work on social skills

  • Baby Swings, Car Seats Not Safe for Sleeping
    (24-Apr-2015)
    To avoid suffocation, put infants down in a crib, expert says

  • Malaria Vaccine Shows Promise in Shielding African Children
    (24-Apr-2015)
    Even though shot offered less-than-perfect protection, millions might benefit, researchers say

  • Heroin Use Levels Off in U.S., But Still High: Report
    (23-Apr-2015)
    Number of people needing treatment also rose in recent years

  • Most Adults Don't Support Medical Marijuana for Kids, Poll Finds
    (22-Apr-2015)
    Most also disapprove of its use in front of children

  • Gene May Play Part in How Kids Respond to Asthma Meds: Study
    (22-Apr-2015)
    Chemical signal linked to how well corticosteroids worked

  • Health Tip: Dealing With Bedtime Anxiety
    (22-Apr-2015)
    Reassure children that they'll be safe

  • Gene May Play Part in How Kids Respond to Asthma Meds: Study
    (22-Apr-2015)
    Chemical signal linked to how well corticosteroids worked

  • Ban Flavoring, Ads for E-Cigarettes, Doctors' Group Says
    (22-Apr-2015)
    Backers of the devices say bans would destroy the market, may drive some smokers back to cigarettes

  • Most Adults Don't Support Medical Marijuana for Kids, Poll Finds
    (22-Apr-2015)
    Most also disapprove of its use in front of children

  • Ban Flavoring, Ads for E-Cigarettes, Doctors' Group Says
    (22-Apr-2015)
    Backers of the devices say bans would destroy the market, may drive some smokers back to cigarettes

  • Health Tip: Dealing With Bedtime Anxiety
    (22-Apr-2015)
    Reassure children that they'll be safe

  • Vaccine Spurs Immune Response to Fight Aggressive Cancers in Mice
    (22-Apr-2015)
    Researchers have begun early human trials, say findings could lead to blueprint for tailored treatments

  • Babies May Be More Sensitive to Pain Than Adults
    (21-Apr-2015)
    Study of newborns upends some longstanding beliefs

  • More Kids With Type 1 Diabetes Facing Dangerous Complication
    (21-Apr-2015)
    Diabetic ketoacidosis can prove serious; researchers point to lack of insurance leading to late diagnosis

  • Training Programs for Parents Tied to Better Behavior in Kids With Autism
    (21-Apr-2015)
    Behavior management strategies seemed to make a difference, study found

  • Another Study Finds No Vaccine-Autism Link
    (21-Apr-2015)
    Finding held true even for children at risk for the developmental disorder

  • Freedom to Fidget Helps Kids With ADHD Learn: Study
    (21-Apr-2015)
    The more they were able to move during tests, the better they did

  • Many Young Adults With Autism Face Unemployment, Isolation
    (21-Apr-2015)
    Report highlights need for more services for this age group

  • Another Study Finds No Vaccine-Autism Link
    (21-Apr-2015)
    Finding held true even for children at risk for the developmental disorder

  • Freedom to Fidget Helps Kids With ADHD Learn: Study
    (21-Apr-2015)
    The more they were able to move during tests, the better they did

  • Could High-Dose Insulin Prevent Type 1 Diabetes in High-Risk Kids?
    (21-Apr-2015)
    Study found daily capsules of the natural hormone triggered protective immune response

  • Training Programs for Parents Tied to Better Behavior in Kids With Autism
    (21-Apr-2015)
    Behavior management strategies seemed to make a difference, study found

  • Freedom to Fidget Helps Kids With ADHD Learn: Study
    (21-Apr-2015)
    The more they were able to move during tests, the better they did

  • Babies May Be More Sensitive to Pain Than Adults
    (21-Apr-2015)
    Study of newborns upends some longstanding beliefs

  • Training Programs for Parents Tied to Better Behavior in Kids With Autism
    (21-Apr-2015)
    Behavior management strategies seemed to make a difference, study found

  • Another Study Finds No Vaccine-Autism Link
    (21-Apr-2015)
    Finding held true even for children at risk for the developmental disorder

  • Freedom to Fidget Helps Kids With ADHD Learn: Study
    (21-Apr-2015)
    The more they were able to move during tests, the better they did

  • Many Young Adults With Autism Face Unemployment, Isolation
    (21-Apr-2015)
    Report highlights need for more services for this age group

  • Study Supports HPV Vaccination Guidelines
    (21-Apr-2015)
    Protection may go beyond cervical infection

  • Another Study Finds No Vaccine-Autism Link
    (21-Apr-2015)
    Finding held true even for children at risk for the developmental disorder

  • Antibiotics May Be Overused in Many Neonatal ICUs, Study Finds
    (20-Apr-2015)
    Big variation seen in prescribing rates, despite little difference in infection rates

  • Swallowing Pills? Children Can Learn How
    (20-Apr-2015)
    Five strategies were identified that help get the medicine down

  • Swallowing Pills? Children Can Learn How
    (20-Apr-2015)
    Five strategies were identified that help get the medicine down

  • Safety Tips Hot Off the Grill
    (18-Apr-2015)
    Doctor shares some barbecue do's and don'ts

  • Women With Grandkids May Leave Workforce Sooner
    (18-Apr-2015)
    Study also finds those with flexible work situations less likely to retire

  • Higher Altitude States Have Fewer Kids With ADHD, Study Finds
    (17-Apr-2015)
    Low-lying states have rates up to 16 percent versus 6 percent in mountain regions

  • Stronger Muscles = Healthier Bones in Kids
    (17-Apr-2015)
    Added bone mass may help delay osteoporosis, study suggests

  • Remote Amazon Tribe Members Have Greater Germ Diversity in Their Bodies
    (17-Apr-2015)
    Finding suggests that 'Western' lifestyle may be driving diseases like asthma, diabetes, obesity

  • 1 in 3 Teen Boys Sexually Assaulted Tries Suicide, Study Finds
    (17-Apr-2015)
    Psychologist calls for greater support for all victims -- female and male

  • Higher Altitude States Have Fewer Kids With ADHD, Study Finds
    (17-Apr-2015)
    Low-lying states have rates up to 16 percent versus 6 percent in mountain regions

  • Stronger Muscles = Healthier Bones in Kids
    (17-Apr-2015)
    Added bone mass may help delay osteoporosis, study suggests

  • 1 in 3 Teen Boys Sexually Assaulted Tries Suicide, Study Finds
    (17-Apr-2015)
    Psychologist calls for greater support for all victims -- female and male

  • U.S. Boy's Death Highlights Rare Mosquito-Borne Infection
    (17-Apr-2015)
    Researchers identify lethal strain of La Crosse virus in Tennessee patient

  • For Breast-Feeding Moms, Tips on Eating for Two
    (17-Apr-2015)
    U.S. health officials outline a healthy meal plan

  • Higher Altitude States Have Fewer Kids With ADHD, Study Finds
    (17-Apr-2015)
    Low-lying states have rates up to 16 percent versus 6 percent in mountain regions

  • Stronger Muscles = Healthier Bones in Kids
    (17-Apr-2015)
    Added bone mass may help delay osteoporosis, study suggests

  • 1 in 3 Teen Boys Sexually Assaulted Tries Suicide, Study Finds
    (17-Apr-2015)
    Psychologist calls for greater support for all victims -- female and male

  • California Declares Measles Outbreak Over
    (17-Apr-2015)
    But, health officials say risk still exists for those who aren't vaccinated against the disease

  • E-Cigarette Use Triples Among U.S. Teens in 1 Year
    (16-Apr-2015)
    Federal health officials say the nicotine-based products pose major health threat to kids

  • New Synthetic Drug 'Flakka' Triggers Crazed Behaviors
    (16-Apr-2015)
    Use of chemical-cousin to 'bath salts' appears to be on the rise, experts say

  • Health Tip: Measure Your Child's Height and Weight Correctly
    (16-Apr-2015)
    First, remove shoes and heavy clothing

  • E-Cigarette Use Triples Among U.S. Teens in 1 Year
    (16-Apr-2015)
    Federal health officials say the nicotine-based products pose major health threat to kids

  • Chemicals in Some Flavored E-Cigs Exceed Recommended Limits: Study
    (16-Apr-2015)
    Researchers say findings show need for regulations, such as mandatory listing of ingredients

  • About 1 in 10 Kids Tries E-Cigarettes
    (16-Apr-2015)
    But fewer than 2 percent of teens become regular users, study finds

  • E-Cigarette Use Triples Among U.S. Teens in 1 Year
    (16-Apr-2015)
    Federal health officials say the nicotine-based products pose major health threat to kids

  • Health Tip: Measure Your Child's Height and Weight Correctly
    (16-Apr-2015)
    First, remove shoes and heavy clothing

  • Chemicals in Some Flavored E-Cigs Exceed Recommended Limits: Study
    (16-Apr-2015)
    Researchers say findings show need for regulations, such as mandatory listing of ingredients

  • About 1 in 10 Kids Tries E-Cigarettes
    (16-Apr-2015)
    But fewer than 2 percent of teens become regular users, study finds

  • New Synthetic Drug 'Flakka' Triggers Crazed Behaviors
    (16-Apr-2015)
    Use of chemical-cousin to 'bath salts' appears to be on the rise, experts say

  • E-Cigarette Use Triples Among U.S. Teens in 1 Year
    (16-Apr-2015)
    Federal health officials say the nicotine-based products pose major health threat to kids

  • Dog-Transmitted Rabies Kills 160 People a Day Worldwide: Study
    (16-Apr-2015)
    Researchers say best way to prevent infection in people is to vaccinate pets

  • Calif. Measles Outbreak May Be Coming to a Close
    (16-Apr-2015)
    Officials say they will declare end if no new cases reported by Friday

  • Child's Popularity May Rely on Understanding Others
    (15-Apr-2015)
    Researcher suggests sensitivity training for socially isolated kids

  • Child's Popularity May Rely on Understanding Others
    (15-Apr-2015)
    Researcher suggests sensitivity training for socially isolated kids

  • Inhaled Measles Vaccine Falls Short of Injected Version in Study
    (15-Apr-2015)
    Although easier to administer, it didn't trigger as strong an immune response in infants as shot did

  • 1 in 10 U.S. Teens Has Tried Hashish
    (15-Apr-2015)
    Drug is more powerful cousin of marijuana, researchers say

  • Child's Popularity May Rely on Understanding Others
    (15-Apr-2015)
    Researcher suggests sensitivity training for socially isolated kids

  • Inhaled Measles Vaccine Falls Short of Injected Version in Study
    (15-Apr-2015)
    Although easier to administer, it didn't trigger as strong an immune response in infants as shot did

  • Child's Popularity May Rely on Understanding Others
    (15-Apr-2015)
    Researcher suggests sensitivity training for socially isolated kids

  • 1 in 10 U.S. Teens Has Tried Hashish
    (15-Apr-2015)
    Drug is more powerful cousin of marijuana, researchers say

  • Doctors Often Ignore Parents' Concerns About Autism in Young Kids: Study
    (15-Apr-2015)
    Research suggests that needless delays in diagnosis, treatment, occur as a result

  • Inhaled Measles Vaccine Falls Short of Injected Version in Study
    (15-Apr-2015)
    Although easier to administer, it didn't trigger as strong an immune response in infants as shot did

  • Kids With Type 1 Diabetes Face Much Higher Hospitalization Rates
    (14-Apr-2015)
    British study finds fivefold jump in admissions, especially for the youngest, poorest patients

  • Ebola Vaccine Trial Begins in Sierra Leone: CDC
    (14-Apr-2015)
    Roughly 6,000 health workers will get shots in country hit hard by current outbreak

  • Narcotic Painkillers in Pregnancy Common, Harmful to Baby: Study
    (13-Apr-2015)
    Smoking, use of antidepressants may add to harms

  • Not Interested in School? Maybe They're Born That Way
    (13-Apr-2015)
    Study suggests genetics contribute to a student's lack of motivation

  • Know the Signs of Child Abuse
    (13-Apr-2015)
    All adults must play role in protecting kids from harm, doctor says

  • Know the Signs of Child Abuse
    (13-Apr-2015)
    All adults must play role in protecting kids from harm, doctor says

  • Health Tip: Use a Trampoline Safely
    (13-Apr-2015)
    Never leave a child unattended

  • Know the Signs of Child Abuse
    (13-Apr-2015)
    All adults must play role in protecting kids from harm, doctor says

  • Not Interested in School? Maybe They're Born That Way
    (13-Apr-2015)
    Study suggests genetics contribute to a student's lack of motivation

  • Health Tip: Use a Trampoline Safely
    (13-Apr-2015)
    Never leave a child unattended

  • Know the Signs of Child Abuse
    (13-Apr-2015)
    All adults must play role in protecting kids from harm, doctor says

  • Muscle Strength Helps Baseball Pitchers Avoid Injury
    (13-Apr-2015)
    Researchers use computer simulation to show what contributes to elbow problems

  • Boozing in Movies May Boost Teen Drinking
    (13-Apr-2015)
    Alcohol use 20 percent higher in adolescents who watched liquor-laden films, study finds

  • Not Interested in School? Maybe They're Born That Way
    (13-Apr-2015)
    Study suggests genetics contribute to a student's lack of motivation

  • The Inside Dish on Barbecue Safety
    (12-Apr-2015)
    Watching out for spoilage is critical, expert says

  • Ear Infections Common, But Often Missed, in Infants
    (10-Apr-2015)
    Doctor says irritability, fever and pulling at ears are possible signs

  • Women Born Early at Greater Risk of Delivering Preemies, Study Suggests
    (10-Apr-2015)
    But most of these women still have their babies at-term, researcher notes

  • Ear Infections Common, But Often Missed, in Infants
    (10-Apr-2015)
    Doctor says irritability, fever and pulling at ears are possible signs

  • Too Few Kids With Epilepsy, Cerebral Palsy Get Flu Shot: Study
    (10-Apr-2015)
    But they are more likely to develop flu-rated complications

  • Ease Back Into Springtime Sports, Doctor Cautions
    (10-Apr-2015)
    Sports medicine specialist offers tips to help keep teens and adults moving

  • Ear Infections Common, But Often Missed, in Infants
    (10-Apr-2015)
    Doctor says irritability, fever and pulling at ears are possible signs

  • Too Few Kids With Epilepsy, Cerebral Palsy Get Flu Shot: Study
    (10-Apr-2015)
    But they are more likely to develop flu-rated complications

  • Brain Scans May Predict Language Skills in Kids With Autism
    (09-Apr-2015)
    But research is still preliminary, expert says

  • Fewer U.S. Children Getting Melanoma: Study
    (09-Apr-2015)
    Researchers credit better education on risk of UV rays, changes in children's play

  • Asthma Rates Similar Among Black Children in Urban, Rural Areas: Study
    (09-Apr-2015)
    Finding challenges theory that living in a city boosts risk of respiratory condition

  • Health Tip: Five Steps to Prevent Cavities in Kids
    (09-Apr-2015)
    Don't share utensils

  • Fewer U.S. Children Getting Melanoma: Study
    (09-Apr-2015)
    Researchers credit better education on risk of UV rays, changes in children's play

  • Asthma Rates Similar Among Black Children in Urban, Rural Areas: Study
    (09-Apr-2015)
    Finding challenges theory that living in a city boosts risk of respiratory condition

  • Health Tip: Five Steps to Prevent Cavities in Kids
    (09-Apr-2015)
    Don't share utensils

  • Fewer U.S. Children Getting Melanoma: Study
    (09-Apr-2015)
    Researchers credit better education on risk of UV rays, changes in children's play

  • Migraine Drug May Up Risk of Eating Disorders in Some Teens
    (09-Apr-2015)
    Case reports don't prove the medicine caused problems, however

  • Brain Scans May Predict Language Skills in Kids With Autism
    (09-Apr-2015)
    But research is still preliminary, expert says

  • Family Stress Linked to Teen Obesity in Study
    (08-Apr-2015)
    Efforts to keep childhood weight in check need to take home environment into account, researcher says

  • Health Tip: Recognize Signs of Bullying
    (08-Apr-2015)
    Emotional kids may be most vulnerable

  • Family Stress Linked to Teen Obesity in Study
    (08-Apr-2015)
    Efforts to keep childhood weight in check need to take home environment into account, researcher says

  • Health Tip: Recognize Signs of Bullying
    (08-Apr-2015)
    Emotional kids may be most vulnerable

  • Researchers Create One-Dose Ebola Vaccine
    (08-Apr-2015)
    Animal tests are promising, but more work needed before human trials

  • Placenta Test Measures Babies' Exposure to Arsenic
    (07-Apr-2015)
    This type of screening seems as reliable as urine and toenail samples, study says

  • In Rare Cases, Kids Can Get Food Allergies From Donated Blood
    (07-Apr-2015)
    But these 'transferred' reactions clear up within a few months, experts say

  • Health Tip: Should I Worry About My Child's Weight?
    (07-Apr-2015)
    Here's how it can affect health

  • Health Tip: Should I Worry About My Child's Weight?
    (07-Apr-2015)
    Here's how it can affect health

  • In Rare Cases, Kids Can Get Food Allergies From Donated Blood
    (07-Apr-2015)
    But these 'transferred' reactions clear up within a few months, experts say

  • Teen Use of Long-Term Contraception Rising, But Remains Low
    (07-Apr-2015)
    U.S. government report says implants and IUDs are effective and safe options

  • Breast Milk Bought Online Might Contain Cow's Milk, Study Finds
    (06-Apr-2015)
    Untested samples may also harbor bacteria, viruses, experts say

  • Year-Round Baseball Leads to More Youth Injuries, Study Says
    (04-Apr-2015)
    Elbow ligament tears more common in South than North

  • Year-Round Baseball Leads to More Youth Injuries, Study Says
    (04-Apr-2015)
    Elbow ligament tears more common in South than North

  • Surprises Help Babies Learn, Research Finds
    (03-Apr-2015)
    Unpredictable situations seem to make infants more interested in exploring

  • Surprises Help Babies Learn, Research Finds
    (03-Apr-2015)
    Unpredictable situations seem to make infants more interested in exploring

  • Childhood Trauma May Raise Odds of Asthma
    (03-Apr-2015)
    Study finds divorce, death and violence appear linked to higher risk of respiratory illness

  • Surprises Help Babies Learn, Research Finds
    (03-Apr-2015)
    Unpredictable situations seem to make infants more interested in exploring

  • Health Tip: Simplify Bedtime With the 4 B's
    (03-Apr-2015)
    This routine helps get kids to sleep

  • Faster, Taller Youth League Pitchers May Face Greater Risk of Injury
    (03-Apr-2015)
    Playing on multiple teams can also harm young arms, study suggests

  • Easter Doesn't Have to Be a Diet Disaster
    (03-Apr-2015)
    Heart group offers tips for a healthier holiday

  • Could Household Bleach Raise Kids' Risk for Flu, Other Infections?
    (03-Apr-2015)
    European study shows 'modest' effect, but cause-and-effect not clear

  • Violent Video Games Don't Influence Kids' Behavior: Study
    (03-Apr-2015)
    It's the amount of time spent gaming that has a greater impact, researchers contend

  • Health Tip: Simplify Bedtime With the 4 B's
    (03-Apr-2015)
    This routine helps get kids to sleep

  • Childhood Trauma May Raise Odds of Asthma
    (03-Apr-2015)
    Study finds divorce, death and violence appear linked to higher risk of respiratory illness

  • Surprises Help Babies Learn, Research Finds
    (03-Apr-2015)
    Unpredictable situations seem to make infants more interested in exploring

  • Faster, Taller Youth League Pitchers May Face Greater Risk of Injury
    (03-Apr-2015)
    Playing on multiple teams can also harm young arms, study suggests

  • Easter Doesn't Have to Be a Diet Disaster
    (03-Apr-2015)
    Heart group offers tips for a healthier holiday

  • Could Household Bleach Raise Kids' Risk for Flu, Other Infections?
    (03-Apr-2015)
    European study shows 'modest' effect, but cause-and-effect not clear

  • Simpler Antibiotic Regimen Helps Sick Babies in Developing Nations
    (02-Apr-2015)
    Study findings suggest hospitalization isn't needed

  • Excess Weight Early in Life Linked to Colon Cancer Risk in Women
    (02-Apr-2015)
    Study supports evidence that body size in childhood may influence cancer risk decades later

  • Excess Weight Early in Life Linked to Colon Cancer Risk in Women
    (02-Apr-2015)
    Study supports evidence that body size in childhood may influence cancer risk decades later

  • Excess Weight Early in Life Linked to Colon Cancer Risk in Women
    (02-Apr-2015)
    Study supports evidence that body size in childhood may influence cancer risk decades later

  • Excess Weight Early in Life Linked to Colon Cancer Risk in Women
    (02-Apr-2015)
    Study supports evidence that body size in childhood may influence cancer risk decades later

  • Excess Weight Early in Life Linked to Colon Cancer Risk in Women
    (02-Apr-2015)
    Study supports evidence that body size in childhood may influence cancer risk decades later

  • Experimental Melanoma Vaccine Shows Early Promise
    (02-Apr-2015)
    Still not clear if it will prevent recurrence or lengthen survival

  • Newer Test for Down Syndrome Called 'Major Advance'
    (01-Apr-2015)
    But it won't eliminate need for invasive diagnostics such as amniocentesis, doctors say

  • More Americans Survive Childhood Cancers, But Health Problems Persist
    (01-Apr-2015)
    Malignancies and treatments can take toll on quality of life in adulthood, study finds

  • More Americans Survive Childhood Cancers, But Health Problems Persist
    (01-Apr-2015)
    Malignancies and treatments can take toll on quality of life in adulthood, study finds

  • More Americans Survive Childhood Cancers, But Health Problems Persist
    (01-Apr-2015)
    Malignancies and treatments can take toll on quality of life in adulthood, study finds

  • Early Tests of Experimental Ebola Vaccine Show Promise
    (01-Apr-2015)
    Immune response seen in all study volunteers, side effects were manageable

  • Scientists Find More Evidence of Breast Milk's Goodness
    (31-Mar-2015)
    It's packed with even a wider level and variety of proteins than that of monkeys, study finds

  • Benefits of Iron Supplements Unclear for Pregnant Women, Young Children
    (31-Mar-2015)
    Task force concludes there's too little information to recommend screening for deficiencies

  • Scientists Find More Evidence of Breast Milk's Goodness
    (31-Mar-2015)
    It's packed with even a wider level and variety of proteins than that of monkeys, study finds

  • Benefits of Iron Supplements Unclear for Pregnant Women, Young Children
    (31-Mar-2015)
    Task force concludes there's too little information to recommend screening for deficiencies

  • Health Tip: Shopping for Teens' Shoes
    (31-Mar-2015)
    Consider fit and function

  • Letting Kids Sip Alcohol May 'Send Wrong Message'
    (31-Mar-2015)
    Study suggests it might make booze more appealing to children

  • Benefits of Iron Supplements Unclear for Pregnant Women, Young Children
    (31-Mar-2015)
    Task force concludes there's too little information to recommend screening for deficiencies

  • New Research Tightens Childhood Paralysis-Enterovirus D68 Link
    (31-Mar-2015)
    Lab tests confirm half of cases in recent outbreak tied to specific virus strain

  • E-Cigs Tied to Drinking, Other Risky Teen Behaviors
    (31-Mar-2015)
    Strong relationship to alcohol use, study finds

  • Health Tip: Shopping for Teens' Shoes
    (31-Mar-2015)
    Consider fit and function

  • Letting Kids Sip Alcohol May 'Send Wrong Message'
    (31-Mar-2015)
    Study suggests it might make booze more appealing to children

  • Benefits of Iron Supplements Unclear for Pregnant Women, Young Children
    (31-Mar-2015)
    Task force concludes there's too little information to recommend screening for deficiencies

  • New Research Tightens Childhood Paralysis-Enterovirus D68 Link
    (31-Mar-2015)
    Lab tests confirm half of cases in recent outbreak tied to specific virus strain

  • Gestational Diabetes Drug Might Raise Babies' Complication Risk
    (30-Mar-2015)
    Study links glyburide to more infant intensive care and respiratory distress

  • U.S. Pediatricians Remain Opposed to Random Drug Tests in Schools
    (30-Mar-2015)
    Helping students avoid substance problems is preferred approach

  • U.S. Pediatricians Remain Opposed to Random Drug Tests in Schools
    (30-Mar-2015)
    Helping students avoid substance problems is preferred approach

  • Milliliter-Only Dosing Recommended for Kids' Meds
    (30-Mar-2015)
    Using metrics, not teaspoons, reduces medication errors, American Academy of Pediatrics says

  • U.S. Kids Getting Fewer Daily Calories From Fast Food
    (30-Mar-2015)
    But one-third still eating it every day, study finds

  • Milliliter-Only Dosing Recommended for Kids' Meds
    (30-Mar-2015)
    Using metrics, not teaspoons, reduces medication errors, American Academy of Pediatrics says

  • U.S. Kids Getting Fewer Daily Calories From Fast Food
    (30-Mar-2015)
    But one-third still eating it every day, study finds

  • E-Cigarettes May Pose a Risk in Pregnancy and to Children
    (27-Mar-2015)
    Nicotine can harm developing brains, experts say

  • Expert Offers Tips to Help Babies With Stuffy Noses
    (27-Mar-2015)
    Humidity and moisture can help prevent and treat congestion

  • E-Cigarettes May Pose a Risk in Pregnancy and to Children
    (27-Mar-2015)
    Nicotine can harm developing brains, experts say

  • Health Tip: Turning Kids on to a Healthy Lifestyle
    (27-Mar-2015)
    Make them want to eat healthier

  • Avoid Medication Overdoses in Children
    (27-Mar-2015)
    Expert offers tips for keeping kids safe

  • Free School Breakfasts Appear to Boost Kids' Grades
    (27-Mar-2015)
    Math, reading and science scores better in schools that subsidized morning meals

  • E-Cigarettes May Pose a Risk in Pregnancy and to Children
    (27-Mar-2015)
    Nicotine can harm developing brains, experts say

  • Health Tip: Turning Kids on to a Healthy Lifestyle
    (27-Mar-2015)
    Make them want to eat healthier

  • Avoid Medication Overdoses in Children
    (27-Mar-2015)
    Expert offers tips for keeping kids safe

  • Free School Breakfasts Appear to Boost Kids' Grades
    (27-Mar-2015)
    Math, reading and science scores better in schools that subsidized morning meals

  • E-Cigarettes May Pose a Risk in Pregnancy and to Children
    (27-Mar-2015)
    Nicotine can harm developing brains, experts say

  • Expert Offers Tips to Help Babies With Stuffy Noses
    (27-Mar-2015)
    Humidity and moisture can help prevent and treat congestion

  • Health Tip: Plan for Children in an Emergency
    (26-Mar-2015)
    Pack plenty of formula

  • Too Much Homework May Hurt Teens' Test Scores
    (26-Mar-2015)
    Study found more than 90 minutes a night linked to lower performance in math, science

  • Abused Kids Not Destined to Be Abusive Parents, Study Finds
    (26-Mar-2015)
    But neglect, sexual abuse was more likely in kids of parents who were abused as children

  • CDC Launches New Round of Graphic Anti-Smoking Ads
    (26-Mar-2015)
    Former smokers harmed by tobacco tell their stories

  • Health Tip: Plan for Children in an Emergency
    (26-Mar-2015)
    Pack plenty of formula

  • Abused Kids Not Destined to Be Abusive Parents, Study Finds
    (26-Mar-2015)
    But neglect, sexual abuse was more likely in kids of parents who were abused as children

  • More Dangerous Ebola Strain Unlikely, Study Shows
    (26-Mar-2015)
    Researchers compared virus samples that were 9 months apart, and found normal mutating rate

  • Fetal Faces Seem to React to Mom's Smoking
    (25-Mar-2015)
    In study, 4-D scans show more mouth movement, facial touching in presence of nicotine

  • Ebola May Hit Young Children Hardest, Study Finds
    (25-Mar-2015)
    Babies, toddlers get sick faster and die sooner than older children and adults, study finds

  • Prenatal Exposure to Pollutants May Spell Trouble for Kids
    (25-Mar-2015)
    Small study found higher risk of ADHD symptoms, other thinking and behavioral problems

  • Scientists Spot Gene Tied to Severe Autism in Girls
    (25-Mar-2015)
    Research aims to get at root causes of the disorder

  • Counseling Beats School Suspension at Curbing Pot Use: Study
    (25-Mar-2015)
    Drug policies should educate students, not just penalize them, researchers note

  • Counseling Beats School Suspension at Curbing Pot Use: Study
    (25-Mar-2015)
    Drug policies should educate students, not just penalize them, researchers note

  • Health Tip: Considering Cereal for Breakfast
    (25-Mar-2015)
    Choose a healthier product

  • Ebola May Hit Young Children Hardest, Study Finds
    (25-Mar-2015)
    Babies, toddlers get sick faster and die sooner than older children and adults, study finds

  • Health Tip: Considering Cereal for Breakfast
    (25-Mar-2015)
    Choose a healthier product

  • Counseling Beats School Suspension at Curbing Pot Use: Study
    (25-Mar-2015)
    Drug policies should educate students, not just penalize them, researchers note

  • New Ebola Vaccine Shows Promise in Human Trials
    (25-Mar-2015)
    It appeared to provoke good immune response in Chinese study, but larger trials are needed

  • Health Tip: Help Prevent Baby's Spit-Up
    (24-Mar-2015)
    Avoid playtime just after feedings

  • School Dismissal a Dangerous Time for Kids Getting Hit By Cars
    (24-Mar-2015)
    Study authors and expert say better supervision, less smartphone use might cut the risk

  • Health Tip: Help Prevent Baby's Spit-Up
    (24-Mar-2015)
    Avoid playtime just after feedings

  • Tips to Make Healthy School Lunches Kids Will Actually Eat
    (24-Mar-2015)
    Expert says keep loose teeth and time constraints in mind when choosing foods

  • School Dismissal a Dangerous Time for Kids Getting Hit By Cars
    (24-Mar-2015)
    Study authors and expert say better supervision, less smartphone use might cut the risk

  • Young Pitchers Often Pressured to Play Despite Pain, Study Says
    (24-Mar-2015)
    Majority of parents are unaware of safe throwing guidelines, researchers find

  • Health Tip: Help Prevent Baby's Spit-Up
    (24-Mar-2015)
    Avoid playtime just after feedings

  • Tips to Make Healthy School Lunches Kids Will Actually Eat
    (24-Mar-2015)
    Expert says keep loose teeth and time constraints in mind when choosing foods

  • ADHD Children May Gain More From Family-Centered Care
    (23-Mar-2015)
    Study found teaching positive parenting skills in compassionate way improved outcomes

  • Adopted Kids' Average IQ Higher Than Non-Adopted Siblings: Study
    (23-Mar-2015)
    Parents' education levels may account for difference, researchers suggest

  • Adopted Kids' Average IQ Higher Than Non-Adopted Siblings: Study
    (23-Mar-2015)
    Parents' education levels may account for difference, researchers suggest

  • Secondhand Smoke May Put Kids at Risk for Heart Disease as Adults
    (23-Mar-2015)
    Children of smokers nearly twice as likely to have plaque buildup in carotid arteries years later, study says

  • Secondhand Smoke May Put Kids at Risk for Heart Disease as Adults
    (23-Mar-2015)
    Children of smokers nearly twice as likely to have plaque buildup in carotid arteries years later, study says

  • ADHD Children May Gain More From Family-Centered Care
    (23-Mar-2015)
    Study found teaching positive parenting skills in compassionate way improved outcomes

  • Adopted Kids' Average IQ Higher Than Non-Adopted Siblings: Study
    (23-Mar-2015)
    Parents' education levels may account for difference, researchers suggest

  • Secondhand Smoke May Put Kids at Risk for Heart Disease as Adults
    (23-Mar-2015)
    Children of smokers nearly twice as likely to have plaque buildup in carotid arteries years later, study says

  • Adopting U.S. Culture Ups Diabetes Risk in Mexican-American Kids
    (23-Mar-2015)
    Greater use of English and more non-Hispanic friends increased risk of disease, study finds

  • Chef's Input Helps Make School Meals Healthier, Study Finds
    (23-Mar-2015)
    Students chose more veggies, fruits after cafeterias got professional consultation

  • ADHD Children May Gain More From Family-Centered Care
    (23-Mar-2015)
    Study found teaching positive parenting skills in compassionate way improved outcomes

  • Adopted Kids' Average IQ Higher Than Non-Adopted Siblings: Study
    (23-Mar-2015)
    Parents' education levels may account for difference, researchers suggest

  • When to Keep Kids Home From School
    (20-Mar-2015)
    Pediatrician offers advice on common childhood ailments

  • When to Keep Kids Home From School
    (20-Mar-2015)
    Pediatrician offers advice on common childhood ailments

  • Parents' Attitude May Be Key to Pre-Game Jitters in Kids
    (20-Mar-2015)
    Anxieties over performance transmit easily from parent to child, study suggests

  • When to Keep Kids Home From School
    (20-Mar-2015)
    Pediatrician offers advice on common childhood ailments

  • Plain Packaging Laws Might Spur Smokers to Quit
    (19-Mar-2015)
    Legislation would also keep tobacco marketing in check, experts say

  • Can Fish Oil Help Boys With ADHD Pay Attention?
    (19-Mar-2015)
    Perhaps, but it won't take the place of medication, expert says

  • Dad's Depression Affects Toddler's Behavior, Too
    (18-Mar-2015)
    Study found a father's moods might increase risk of his youngster's anxiety, sadness

  • Breast-Fed Babies May Be Smarter, Richer Adults, Study Suggests
    (18-Mar-2015)
    But many factors determine IQ, not just mother's milk, experts note

  • Recess: An Essential Part of the School Day
    (18-Mar-2015)
    Study shows supervised play boosts teamwork, friendships and positive attitudes

  • Slowed Growth Could Signal Crohn's Disease in Kids
    (18-Mar-2015)
    Failure to gain weight, or weight loss, can point to a gastrointestinal issue, expert says

  • Slowed Growth Could Signal Crohn's Disease in Kids
    (18-Mar-2015)
    Failure to gain weight, or weight loss, can point to a gastrointestinal issue, expert says

  • Recess: An Essential Part of the School Day
    (18-Mar-2015)
    Study shows supervised play boosts teamwork, friendships and positive attitudes

  • Recess: An Essential Part of the School Day
    (18-Mar-2015)
    Study shows supervised play boosts teamwork, friendships and positive attitudes

  • Dad's Depression Affects Toddler's Behavior, Too
    (18-Mar-2015)
    Study found a father's moods might increase risk of his youngster's anxiety, sadness

  • Slowed Growth Could Signal Crohn's Disease in Kids
    (18-Mar-2015)
    Failure to gain weight, or weight loss, can point to a gastrointestinal issue, expert says

  • Breast-Fed Babies May Be Smarter, Richer Adults, Study Suggests
    (18-Mar-2015)
    But many factors determine IQ, not just mother's milk, experts note

  • Kids' Bad Diets May Mean Worse Health as Adults
    (17-Mar-2015)
    Cholesterol levels, weight results troubling for many children, study finds

  • Child Sex Trafficking Victims Easily Missed by Doctors, Social Workers: Study
    (17-Mar-2015)
    Victims 'hide in plain sight,' experts say, and survey finds more training is needed

  • Health Tip: Help Your Child Adjust to a Sibling
    (17-Mar-2015)
    Suggestions to smooth the transition

  • Child Sex Trafficking Victims Easily Missed by Doctors, Social Workers: Study
    (17-Mar-2015)
    Victims 'hide in plain sight,' experts say, and survey finds more training is needed

  • Kids' Bad Diets May Mean Worse Health as Adults
    (17-Mar-2015)
    Cholesterol levels, weight results troubling for many children, study finds

  • Kids' Bad Diets May Mean Worse Health as Adults
    (17-Mar-2015)
    Cholesterol levels, weight results troubling for many children, study finds

  • Health Tip: Help Your Child Adjust to a Sibling
    (17-Mar-2015)
    Suggestions to smooth the transition

  • Low Vaccination Rates Likely Behind Disney Measles Outbreak: Study
    (16-Mar-2015)
    Disease may continue to spread unless more people get shots to protect against infection, experts warn

  • Could Your Child Have Migraines?
    (16-Mar-2015)
    Symptoms can include nausea, abdominal pain, experts say

  • Could Your Child Have Migraines?
    (16-Mar-2015)
    Symptoms can include nausea, abdominal pain, experts say

  • Could Your Child Have Migraines?
    (16-Mar-2015)
    Symptoms can include nausea, abdominal pain, experts say

  • Low Vaccination Rates Likely Behind Disney Measles Outbreak: Study
    (16-Mar-2015)
    Disease may continue to spread unless more people get shots to protect against infection, experts warn

  • Health Tip: Choose Healthier Fast Food for Kids
    (13-Mar-2015)
    Here are some better selections

  • E-Cigarette Use in College Tied to Other Risky Behaviors
    (13-Mar-2015)
    Study sees link to smoking tobacco, marijuana and drinking alcohol

  • Health Tip: Choose Healthier Fast Food for Kids
    (13-Mar-2015)
    Here are some better selections

  • Teens' Heavy Pot Smoking Tied to Memory Problems
    (12-Mar-2015)
    Daily marijuana use also linked to brain abnormalities, study finds

  • Ebola Outbreak Disrupted Routine Medical Care in West Africa
    (12-Mar-2015)
    Many childhood vaccinations missed, putting hundreds of thousands at risk for measles, other diseases, study says

  • Teens' Heavy Pot Smoking Tied to Memory Problems
    (12-Mar-2015)
    Daily marijuana use also linked to brain abnormalities, study finds

  • Ebola Outbreak Disrupted Routine Medical Care in West Africa
    (12-Mar-2015)
    Many childhood vaccinations missed, putting hundreds of thousands at risk for measles, other diseases, study says

  • Raise Legal Smoking Age to 21, U.S. Expert Panel Says
    (12-Mar-2015)
    Such a move would save thousands of lives, lower number of smokers, Institute of Medicine finds

  • More Americans Support Vaccines: HealthDay/Harris Poll
    (12-Mar-2015)
    Measles outbreak likely driving the trend, experts say, but critics of the shots remain

  • More Americans Support Vaccines: HealthDay/Harris Poll
    (12-Mar-2015)
    Measles outbreak likely driving the trend, experts say, but critics of the shots remain

  • Ebola Outbreak Disrupted Routine Medical Care in West Africa
    (12-Mar-2015)
    Many childhood vaccinations missed, putting hundreds of thousands at risk for measles, other diseases, study says

  • Tetanus Shot Helped Boost Brain Cancer Survival, Small Study Finds
    (12-Mar-2015)
    One patient with glioblastoma still alive nine years later

  • 6 in 10 Americans Interested in Genetic Testing, Survey Finds
    (11-Mar-2015)
    But researchers wonder if everyone is adept at accurately interpreting test results

  • Black Children May Fare Worse With Crohn's Disease
    (10-Mar-2015)
    They're more likely to be readmitted to hospital than white kids with the digestive illness, study found

  • Health Tip: Easing Your Child's Allergies
    (10-Mar-2015)
    Close the windows to help keep pollen out

  • Black Children May Fare Worse With Crohn's Disease
    (10-Mar-2015)
    They're more likely to be readmitted to hospital than white kids with the digestive illness, study found

  • Divorce May Mean Kids Down More Soft Drinks
    (10-Mar-2015)
    Study found children whose parents had split or were separated consumed more sugary beverages

  • Unituxin Approved for Deadly Pediatric Cancer
    (10-Mar-2015)
    Neuroblastoma typically strikes children under age 5

  • Health Tip: Easing Your Child's Allergies
    (10-Mar-2015)
    Close the windows to help keep pollen out

  • Divorce May Mean Kids Down More Soft Drinks
    (10-Mar-2015)
    Study found children whose parents had split or were separated consumed more sugary beverages

  • Genital Herpes Vaccine Shows Promise in Mouse Study
    (10-Mar-2015)
    It also seems effective against oral herpes, but only human trials can prove true benefit, experts say

  • Overindulgent Parents May Breed Narcissistic Children
    (09-Mar-2015)
    Kids who were told they were better than others came to believe it, researchers report

  • Aggressive Boys Stronger Than Other Teens, Study Says
    (09-Mar-2015)
    Link is likely based in evolution, researchers theorize

  • Depression During Pregnancy Linked to Child's Asthma Risk
    (09-Mar-2015)
    Older, but not newer, antidepressants showed similar increased odds for respiratory condition, study found

  • Don't Delay School for Summer-Born or Premature Kids: Study
    (09-Mar-2015)
    Holding children back linked to lower scores on standardized tests later

  • Depression During Pregnancy Linked to Child's Asthma Risk
    (09-Mar-2015)
    Older, but not newer, antidepressants showed similar increased odds for respiratory condition, study found

  • Study Suggests Link Between Adult Diabetes, Exposure to Smoke in Womb
    (09-Mar-2015)
    Review of daughters hints at increased risk in middle age

  • Don't Delay School for Summer-Born or Premature Kids: Study
    (09-Mar-2015)
    Holding children back linked to lower scores on standardized tests later

  • Overindulgent Parents May Breed Narcissistic Children
    (09-Mar-2015)
    Kids who were told they were better than others came to believe it, researchers report

  • Common Antiseptic Can Prevent Infant Deaths, Study Says
    (06-Mar-2015)
    Findings useful for home births in developing countries

  • Painkiller-Addicted Babies a Growing U.S. Concern, Especially in Fla.
    (06-Mar-2015)
    Newborns suffering from neonatal abstinence syndrome go through a difficult withdrawal

  • Painkiller-Addicted Babies a Growing U.S. Concern, Especially in Fla.
    (06-Mar-2015)
    Newborns suffering from neonatal abstinence syndrome go through a difficult withdrawal

  • Pneumonia in Early Childhood Tied to Higher Odds of Asthma
    (06-Mar-2015)
    Lung problems before age 3 may have enduring impact, study says

  • Health Tip: Teach Children About Dental Hygiene
    (06-Mar-2015)
    Show them how to brush and floss properly

  • Pneumonia in Early Childhood Tied to Higher Odds of Asthma
    (06-Mar-2015)
    Lung problems before age 3 may have enduring impact, study says

  • Health Tip: Teach Children About Dental Hygiene
    (06-Mar-2015)
    Show them how to brush and floss properly

  • Pneumonia in Early Childhood Tied to Higher Odds of Asthma
    (06-Mar-2015)
    Lung problems before age 3 may have enduring impact, study says

  • Teen Suicides by Hanging on the Rise Across U.S.
    (05-Mar-2015)
    CDC urges doctors, others to look for warning signs

  • Experimental Ebola Vaccine Appears Successful in At Least One Case
    (05-Mar-2015)
    High-risk situation led doctor to get immunization; no serious illness developed

  • Minorities More Likely to Gain Weight in Childhood, Report Shows
    (05-Mar-2015)
    Puts them at greater risk for being overweight, obese adults than whites, researcher says

  • Seniors Bear Brunt of This Flu Season
    (05-Mar-2015)
    CDC says 60 percent of hospitalizations, 79 percent of deaths were among those 65 or older

  • Experimental Ebola Vaccine Appears Successful in At Least One Case
    (05-Mar-2015)
    High-risk situation led doctor to get immunization; no serious illness developed

  • Seniors Bear Brunt of This Flu Season
    (05-Mar-2015)
    CDC says 60 percent of hospitalizations, 79 percent of deaths were among those 65 or older

  • 14 Percent of Toddlers May Be Drinking Coffee
    (04-Mar-2015)
    Boston survey also found that 2.5 percent of 1-year-olds get a java jolt

  • 14 Percent of Toddlers May Be Drinking Coffee
    (04-Mar-2015)
    Boston survey also found that 2.5 percent of 1-year-olds get a java jolt

  • Decrease in Air Pollution Tied to Healthier Lungs in Children
    (04-Mar-2015)
    Long-term Los Angeles-area study finds kids' lungs develop better with less smog

  • Chinese Researchers Report Successful Hepatitis E Vaccine
    (04-Mar-2015)
    New immunization offers nearly 5 years of protection, experts say

  • Health Tip: Getting Rid of Head Lice
    (04-Mar-2015)
    Use a special shampoo

  • 14 Percent of Toddlers May Be Drinking Coffee
    (04-Mar-2015)
    Boston survey also found that 2.5 percent of 1-year-olds get a java jolt

  • Decrease in Air Pollution Tied to Healthier Lungs in Children
    (04-Mar-2015)
    Long-term Los Angeles-area study finds kids' lungs develop better with less smog

  • 14 Percent of Toddlers May Be Drinking Coffee
    (04-Mar-2015)
    Boston survey also found that 2.5 percent of 1-year-olds get a java jolt

  • Chinese Researchers Report Successful Hepatitis E Vaccine
    (04-Mar-2015)
    New immunization offers nearly 5 years of protection, experts say

  • About 7 Percent of Kids Worldwide Have ADHD: Study
    (03-Mar-2015)
    But some question accuracy of estimate

  • About 7 Percent of Kids Worldwide Have ADHD: Study
    (03-Mar-2015)
    But some question accuracy of estimate

  • Helping Student-Athletes With Mental Health Issues
    (03-Mar-2015)
    Guidelines issued for U.S. high schools

  • Kids May Be More Likely to Exercise When Friends Do
    (03-Mar-2015)
    Study suggests that activity with peers might benefit overweight children

  • About 7 Percent of Kids Worldwide Have ADHD: Study
    (03-Mar-2015)
    But some question accuracy of estimate

  • Helping Student-Athletes With Mental Health Issues
    (03-Mar-2015)
    Guidelines issued for U.S. high schools

  • Doctors Often Yield to Parents' Requests to Delay Kids' Vaccines
    (02-Mar-2015)
    But most believe it puts children at risk, study finds

  • Growth Checks in Children Might Spot Celiac Disease
    (02-Mar-2015)
    The gastrointestinal illness typically slows height, weight gains, experts say

  • Teens Can Easily Buy E-Cigarettes Online
    (02-Mar-2015)
    Study finds minors successfully purchased smoking devices 3 out of 4 times tried

  • Very Obese Kids May Face Higher Heart Risks Than Thought
    (02-Mar-2015)
    Study found half had high blood pressure, half had high cholesterol and 15 percent were diabetic

  • Teens Can Easily Buy E-Cigarettes Online
    (02-Mar-2015)
    Study finds minors successfully purchased smoking devices 3 out of 4 times tried

  • Doctors Often Yield to Parents' Requests to Delay Kids' Vaccines
    (02-Mar-2015)
    But most believe it puts children at risk, study finds

  • 1 in 5 U.S. Teen Girls Physically or Sexually Abused While Dating
    (02-Mar-2015)
    National survey finds one in 10 teen boys also experiences dating violence

  • Doctors Often Yield to Parents' Requests to Delay Kids' Vaccines
    (02-Mar-2015)
    But most believe it puts children at risk, study finds

  • Tips for Safe Snow Fun
    (28-Feb-2015)
    Winter sports account for more than 343,000 injuries in U.S. a year, experts say

  • When Babies Spit Up, Don't Panic
    (27-Feb-2015)
    Expert offers tips on lowering chances of episodes, knowing when to worry

  • 1 in 5 Preemies With Lung Disease Exposed to Secondhand Smoke
    (27-Feb-2015)
    22 percent were from what parents said were nonsmoking homes, study finds

  • When Babies Spit Up, Don't Panic
    (27-Feb-2015)
    Expert offers tips on lowering chances of episodes, knowing when to worry

  • ER Physician Raises Concerns About Powdered Caffeine
    (27-Feb-2015)
    One teaspoon of substance equivalent to about 25 cups of coffee

  • ER Physician Raises Concerns About Powdered Caffeine
    (27-Feb-2015)
    One teaspoon of substance equivalent to about 25 cups of coffee

  • 1 in 5 Preemies With Lung Disease Exposed to Secondhand Smoke
    (27-Feb-2015)
    22 percent were from what parents said were nonsmoking homes, study finds

  • Seasonal Flu Vaccine Even Less Effective Than Thought: CDC
    (27-Feb-2015)
    And nasal version appears to provide no protection at all for young children

  • ADHD May Raise Odds for Premature Death
    (26-Feb-2015)
    Risk is small, but a sign the disorder is a serious problem, experts say

  • ADHD May Raise Odds for Premature Death
    (26-Feb-2015)
    Risk is small, but a sign the disorder is a serious problem, experts say

  • ADHD May Raise Odds for Premature Death
    (26-Feb-2015)
    Risk is small, but a sign the disorder is a serious problem, experts say

  • Good Supermarkets in Poor Areas May Not Prompt Better Eating
    (26-Feb-2015)
    Study found no change in availability of healthy foods for children in low-income homes

  • Flavored Booze Beverages Tied to Higher Injury Risk in Teens
    (25-Feb-2015)
    Super-sized 'alcopops' a major concern, study says

  • Viruses Increasingly Behind Child Pneumonia Cases
    (25-Feb-2015)
    Bug that causes common cold, other infections often to blame, study finds

  • Viruses Increasingly Behind Child Pneumonia Cases
    (25-Feb-2015)
    Bug that causes common cold, other infections often to blame, study finds

  • Viruses Increasingly Behind Child Pneumonia Cases
    (25-Feb-2015)
    Bug that causes common cold, other infections often to blame, study finds

  • A Doctor's Advice, a Patient's Race Influence Flu Shot Rates
    (24-Feb-2015)
    Blacks less likely than whites to get immunized, survey shows

  • California Reports No New Measles Cases Since Last Update
    (24-Feb-2015)
    But it's too soon to declare the outbreak over, health officials say

  • Arsenic in Well Water Can Raise Level in Baby Formula: Study
    (23-Feb-2015)
    Researchers found overall amounts low, but recommend testing privately supplied tap water

  • Host of Factors Influence Baby's Immune System
    (23-Feb-2015)
    Breast-feeding, less sterile environment spurs healthier makeup of gut bacteria, researchers report

  • Could a Dishwasher Raise Your Child's Allergy, Asthma Risk?
    (23-Feb-2015)
    Study found children from homes that hand-washed dishes had less allergic disease

  • Arsenic in Well Water Can Raise Level in Baby Formula: Study
    (23-Feb-2015)
    Researchers found overall amounts low, but recommend testing privately supplied tap water

  • Exposing Babies to Peanuts May Help Curb Allergy Risk
    (23-Feb-2015)
    Many high-risk infants should be given peanut products starting at four months, researchers say

  • Arsenic in Well Water Can Raise Level in Baby Formula: Study
    (23-Feb-2015)
    Researchers found overall amounts low, but recommend testing privately supplied tap water

  • Reminders From States May Boost Timely Vaccination Rates
    (23-Feb-2015)
    Centralized notification systems might be more effective than doctors' office messages, study suggests

  • Controlled Exposure to Peanuts at Early Age Shows Promise as Allergy Treatment
    (23-Feb-2015)
    When given to toddlers, therapy helped them shed sensitivity, researchers report

  • Health Tip: Take Seven Steps for Heart-Healthy Kids
    (23-Feb-2015)
    From food to exercise, promote heart health in children

  • Controlled Exposure to Peanuts at Early Age Shows Promise as Allergy Treatment
    (23-Feb-2015)
    When given to toddlers, therapy helped them shed sensitivity, researchers report

  • Cat, Dust Mite Allergies Linked to Childhood Asthma
    (23-Feb-2015)
    Study findings reveal possible early risk factors for asthma

  • Could a Dishwasher Raise Your Child's Allergy, Asthma Risk?
    (23-Feb-2015)
    Study found children from homes that hand-washed dishes had less allergic disease

  • A Little Fat, Sugar OK for Kids If Diet Is Healthy: Study
    (23-Feb-2015)
    Do what's necessary to make nutrient-rich foods palatable, pediatricians say

  • Reminders From States May Boost Timely Vaccination Rates
    (23-Feb-2015)
    Centralized notification systems might be more effective than doctors' office messages, study suggests

  • Exposing Babies to Peanuts May Help Curb Allergy Risk
    (23-Feb-2015)
    Many high-risk infants should be given peanut products starting at four months, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Take Seven Steps for Heart-Healthy Kids
    (23-Feb-2015)
    From food to exercise, promote heart health in children

  • Cat, Dust Mite Allergies Linked to Childhood Asthma
    (23-Feb-2015)
    Study findings reveal possible early risk factors for asthma

  • Could a Dishwasher Raise Your Child's Allergy, Asthma Risk?
    (23-Feb-2015)
    Study found children from homes that hand-washed dishes had less allergic disease

  • A Little Fat, Sugar OK for Kids If Diet Is Healthy: Study
    (23-Feb-2015)
    Do what's necessary to make nutrient-rich foods palatable, pediatricians say

  • Reminders From States May Boost Timely Vaccination Rates
    (23-Feb-2015)
    Centralized notification systems might be more effective than doctors' office messages, study suggests

  • Arsenic in Well Water Can Raise Level in Baby Formula: Study
    (23-Feb-2015)
    Researchers found overall amounts low, but recommend testing privately supplied tap water

  • Reminders From States May Boost Timely Vaccination Rates
    (23-Feb-2015)
    Centralized notification systems might be more effective than doctors' office messages, study suggests

  • Measles Cases Pass 150 Mark, CDC Says
    (23-Feb-2015)
    Health officials urge parents to get their children vaccinated against the disease

  • Health Tip: Prepare Your Child for Reading
    (20-Feb-2015)
    Make the experience enjoyable for both of you

  • Researchers Measure Scope of Muscular Dystrophies That Strike Boys
    (20-Feb-2015)
    Hispanics more likely to develop muscle-weakening disorders, but it's not clear why

  • FDA OKs New Varicose Vein Treatment
    (20-Feb-2015)
    It seals affected veins with adhesive agent, agency says

  • Health Tip: Prepare Your Child for Reading
    (20-Feb-2015)
    Make the experience enjoyable for both of you

  • Think Hookahs Filter Out Tobacco Toxins? Think Again
    (20-Feb-2015)
    Study finds the popular water pipes do not rid smoke of heavy metals

  • Health Tip: Prepare Your Child for Reading
    (20-Feb-2015)
    Make the experience enjoyable for both of you

  • Measles Can Rob a Child's Sight, Doctors Warn
    (20-Feb-2015)
    Severe complications might damage cornea, retina or optic nerve

  • Plastics Chemical Tied to Changes in Boys' Reproductive Development
    (19-Feb-2015)
    Study links exposure in womb to condition that may increase later infertility risk

  • Plastics Chemical Tied to Changes in Boys' Reproductive Development
    (19-Feb-2015)
    Study links exposure in womb to condition that may increase later infertility risk

  • Plastics Chemical Tied to Changes in Boys' Reproductive Development
    (19-Feb-2015)
    Study links exposure in womb to condition that may increase later infertility risk

  • Mental Health Woes Common Among Homeless Kids, Study Finds
    (19-Feb-2015)
    Exposure to poverty, violence and poor health care may up the odds

  • Health Tip: If Your Child Has Trouble Hearing
    (19-Feb-2015)
    Here are common warning signs

  • Mental Health Woes Common Among Homeless Kids, Study Finds
    (19-Feb-2015)
    Exposure to poverty, violence and poor health care may up the odds

  • Health Tip: If Your Child Has Trouble Hearing
    (19-Feb-2015)
    Here are common warning signs

  • Mental Health Woes Common Among Homeless Kids, Study Finds
    (19-Feb-2015)
    Exposure to poverty, violence and poor health care may up the odds

  • Preschoolers May Not Need Naps, Review Reports
    (18-Feb-2015)
    Enforcing naps after children naturally outgrow them leads to less sleep overall

  • Heart Drug Clears Up 'Strawberry' Birthmarks
    (18-Feb-2015)
    Study suggests propranolol as a new option to treat infantile hemangioma

  • Preschoolers May Not Need Naps, Review Reports
    (18-Feb-2015)
    Enforcing naps after children naturally outgrow them leads to less sleep overall

  • Study Ties Shingles Virus to Dangerous Blood Vessel Disease in Elderly
    (18-Feb-2015)
    Condition causes inflamed vessels in scalp, neck and arms, and can be deadly, researchers say

  • Eczema Cream for Children Not a Cancer Risk, Study Finds
    (18-Feb-2015)
    Company-funded research followed nearly 7,500 kids over 10 years

  • Preschoolers May Not Need Naps, Review Reports
    (18-Feb-2015)
    Enforcing naps after children naturally outgrow them leads to less sleep overall

  • Preschoolers May Not Need Naps, Review Reports
    (18-Feb-2015)
    Enforcing naps after children naturally outgrow them leads to less sleep overall

  • Heart Drug Clears Up 'Strawberry' Birthmarks
    (18-Feb-2015)
    Study suggests propranolol as a new option to treat infantile hemangioma

  • Study Ties Shingles Virus to Dangerous Blood Vessel Disease in Elderly
    (18-Feb-2015)
    Condition causes inflamed vessels in scalp, neck and arms, and can be deadly, researchers say

  • Sleep Group Updates Shuteye Guidelines
    (17-Feb-2015)
    Biggest changes for babies and seniors

  • Sleep Group Updates Shuteye Guidelines
    (17-Feb-2015)
    Biggest changes for babies and seniors

  • Methamphetamine May be More Harmful to Teen Brains
    (17-Feb-2015)
    MRI-based study finds illicit drug causes more damage in adolescents

  • Sleep Group Updates Shuteye Guidelines
    (17-Feb-2015)
    Biggest changes for babies and seniors

  • Kids Can Get Migraines Too
    (17-Feb-2015)
    Tracking pain patterns and getting treatment can help, experts explain

  • Minority Kids Less Likely to Get Latest Type 1 Diabetes Care, Study Finds
    (17-Feb-2015)
    Experts aren't sure what's causing differences in insulin pump use, blood sugar levels

  • Kids Can Get Migraines Too
    (17-Feb-2015)
    Tracking pain patterns and getting treatment can help, experts explain

  • Methamphetamine May be More Harmful to Teen Brains
    (17-Feb-2015)
    MRI-based study finds illicit drug causes more damage in adolescents

  • Seasonal Flu Vaccine May Protect Against Deadly Bird Flu
    (17-Feb-2015)
    Study reveals protective response to rare virus strains

  • Measles Cases Continue to Rise Across the United States
    (17-Feb-2015)
    Latest CDC tally has 141 people sickened in 17 states and the District of Columbia

  • Study Links Antibiotics to Digestive Complication in Infants
    (16-Feb-2015)
    Risk, though small, appears highest when medications given in first 6 weeks, researchers report

  • Health Tip: Preparing Your Child for the Dentist
    (16-Feb-2015)
    Make the first visit easier

  • Moldy Homes May Mean More Asthma in Young Kids
    (16-Feb-2015)
    Those with allergies at greatest asthma risk, study finds

  • Parents Split on Later School Start Time for Teens
    (16-Feb-2015)
    Many were concerned about logistics, impact on after-school activities, survey finds

  • Health Tip: Preparing Your Child for the Dentist
    (16-Feb-2015)
    Make the first visit easier

  • U.S. Teens Getting Less Sleep Than Ever
    (16-Feb-2015)
    Researchers find more adolescents today are short on shut-eye than in the 1990s

  • Moldy Homes May Mean More Asthma in Young Kids
    (16-Feb-2015)
    Those with allergies at greatest asthma risk, study finds

  • Study Links Antibiotics to Digestive Complication in Infants
    (16-Feb-2015)
    Risk, though small, appears highest when medications given in first 6 weeks, researchers report

  • Parents Split on Later School Start Time for Teens
    (16-Feb-2015)
    Many were concerned about logistics, impact on after-school activities, survey finds

  • Dentists Offer Tips to Keep Young Children Cavity-Free
    (15-Feb-2015)
    Snacking 24/7 can lead to serious decay

  • Dentists Offer Tips to Keep Young Children Cavity-Free
    (15-Feb-2015)
    Snacking 24/7 can lead to serious decay

  • Dentists Offer Tips to Keep Young Children Cavity-Free
    (15-Feb-2015)
    Snacking 24/7 can lead to serious decay

  • Dentists Offer Tips to Keep Young Children Cavity-Free
    (15-Feb-2015)
    Snacking 24/7 can lead to serious decay

  • When It Comes to Singing, Practice Makes Perfect
    (14-Feb-2015)
    Like an instrument, your voice can get better, music expert notes

  • When It Comes to Singing, Practice Makes Perfect
    (14-Feb-2015)
    Like an instrument, your voice can get better, music expert notes

  • 'Play' May Be More Stressful for Kids With Autism: Study
    (13-Feb-2015)
    Brain scans also reveal apparent lack of social recognition during video play, researchers say

  • 'Play' May Be More Stressful for Kids With Autism: Study
    (13-Feb-2015)
    Brain scans also reveal apparent lack of social recognition during video play, researchers say

  • Flu Sending Record Numbers of Elderly to the Hospital: CDC
    (13-Feb-2015)
    But the worst seems to be over as season continues to wind down, officials say

  • 'Play' May Be More Stressful for Kids With Autism: Study
    (13-Feb-2015)
    Brain scans also reveal apparent lack of social recognition during video play, researchers say

  • U.S.-Born Latino Teens Feel the Stress of Discrimination More
    (13-Feb-2015)
    Study finds that adolescents born outside the country aren't as affected

  • Flu Sending Record Numbers of Elderly to the Hospital: CDC
    (13-Feb-2015)
    But the worst seems to be over as season continues to wind down, officials say

  • Parents of Young Stroke Victims at Risk for PTSD, Researchers Find
    (12-Feb-2015)
    In small study, almost a quarter met all criteria for the trauma-induced disorder

  • Kids Living in 'Stroke Belt' Not More Likely to Have Stroke: Study
    (12-Feb-2015)
    Children living in southeastern United States may not face same risk as older residents

  • Parents of Young Stroke Victims at Risk for PTSD, Researchers Find
    (12-Feb-2015)
    In small study, almost a quarter met all criteria for the trauma-induced disorder

  • Kids Living in 'Stroke Belt' Not More Likely to Have Stroke: Study
    (12-Feb-2015)
    Children living in southeastern United States may not face same risk as older residents

  • Parents of Young Stroke Victims at Risk for PTSD, Researchers Find
    (12-Feb-2015)
    In small study, almost a quarter met all criteria for the trauma-induced disorder

  • Coming Out at School Better for LGBT Youth, Study Finds
    (11-Feb-2015)
    Disclosure of sexual orientation leads to better self-esteem, less depression, researchers say

  • Prolonged Rescue Efforts May Not Help Young Drowning Victims: Study
    (11-Feb-2015)
    Researchers found brain damage and death likely when resuscitation attempts went beyond 30 minutes

  • Prolonged Rescue Efforts May Not Help Young Drowning Victims: Study
    (11-Feb-2015)
    Researchers found brain damage and death likely when resuscitation attempts went beyond 30 minutes

  • Is Measles' Return the 'New Normal'?
    (10-Feb-2015)
    Pediatricians and parents struggle with keeping children safe amid concerns over vaccine

  • Is Measles' Return the 'New Normal'?
    (10-Feb-2015)
    Pediatricians and parents struggle with keeping children safe amid concerns over vaccine

  • Is Measles' Return the 'New Normal'?
    (10-Feb-2015)
    Pediatricians and parents struggle with keeping children safe amid concerns over vaccine

  • Is Measles' Return the 'New Normal'?
    (10-Feb-2015)
    Pediatricians and parents struggle with keeping children safe amid concerns over vaccine

  • No Link Seen Between Oxytocin-Assisted Labor and ADHD
    (09-Feb-2015)
    Previous research with animals had suggested a possible connection

  • Residential Treatment Program Helps Obese Kids Lose Weight, Study Finds
    (09-Feb-2015)
    Treatment also boosted blood vessel health, but therapy is costly and long-term results are unknown

  • Energy Drinks Tied to Inattention, Hyper Behavior in Middle Schoolers: Study
    (09-Feb-2015)
    Kids shouldn't drink sugary, caffeinated beverages, researchers conclude

  • Residential Treatment Program Helps Obese Kids Lose Weight, Study Finds
    (09-Feb-2015)
    Treatment also boosted blood vessel health, but therapy is costly and long-term results are unknown

  • Energy Drinks Tied to Inattention, Hyper Behavior in Middle Schoolers: Study
    (09-Feb-2015)
    Kids shouldn't drink sugary, caffeinated beverages, researchers conclude

  • HPV Vaccination Does Not Appear to Boost Risky Teen Sex, Study Shows
    (09-Feb-2015)
    After its introduction, increase in STD rates was same in vaccinated, unvaccinated girls

  • Latest Measles Count: 121 Cases in 17 States and D.C.
    (09-Feb-2015)
    85 percent of infections tied to outbreak that began at Disney theme parks in California, officials say

  • HPV Vaccination Does Not Appear to Boost Risky Teen Sex, Study Shows
    (09-Feb-2015)
    After its introduction, increase in STD rates was same in vaccinated, unvaccinated girls

  • Program for 1-Year-Olds Tries to Lessen Autism's Impact
    (06-Feb-2015)
    Parents taught to work on concerning behaviors before diagnosis

  • Preemies More Likely to Have Asthma, Study Finds
    (06-Feb-2015)
    But, they will likely outgrow the airway condition, researchers report

  • Overly Controlling Moms Lose Out, Study Says
    (06-Feb-2015)
    Allowing some freedom at age 2 reaped benefits by fifth grade

  • Program for 1-Year-Olds Tries to Lessen Autism's Impact
    (06-Feb-2015)
    Parents taught to work on concerning behaviors before diagnosis

  • Overly Controlling Moms Lose Out, Study Says
    (06-Feb-2015)
    Allowing some freedom at age 2 reaped benefits by fifth grade

  • Program for 1-Year-Olds Tries to Lessen Autism's Impact
    (06-Feb-2015)
    Parents taught to work on concerning behaviors before diagnosis

  • Overly Controlling Moms Lose Out, Study Says
    (06-Feb-2015)
    Allowing some freedom at age 2 reaped benefits by fifth grade

  • Program for 1-Year-Olds Tries to Lessen Autism's Impact
    (06-Feb-2015)
    Parents taught to work on concerning behaviors before diagnosis

  • Preemies More Likely to Have Asthma, Study Finds
    (06-Feb-2015)
    But, they will likely outgrow the airway condition, researchers report

  • 5 Babies at Illinois Day Center Diagnosed With Measles
    (06-Feb-2015)
    Health officials don't know if infections are related to outbreak tied to Disney theme parks in California

  • Exclusive Breast-Feeding May Ease Transition to Solid Food
    (05-Feb-2015)
    Formula appears to change composition of gut bacteria, researchers say

  • New MRI Test May Help Diagnose Liver Condition in Kids
    (05-Feb-2015)
    Most cases of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease go undiagnosed, researchers say

  • Change in Gut Bacteria May Precede Type 1 Diabetes in Kids
    (05-Feb-2015)
    Small study offers hope for a diagnostic test some day, researchers say

  • Exclusive Breast-Feeding May Ease Transition to Solid Food
    (05-Feb-2015)
    Formula appears to change composition of gut bacteria, researchers say

  • Better Contraceptive Knowledge Can Aid in Safe Use of Acne Drug: Study
    (04-Feb-2015)
    Effective birth control key in using the medication, which is linked to birth defects

  • Income Inequality Affects Kids' Health, Research Shows
    (04-Feb-2015)
    Study of 34 countries finds widening gap in physical and mental health of rich and poor

  • Income Inequality Affects Kids' Health, Research Shows
    (04-Feb-2015)
    Study of 34 countries finds widening gap in physical and mental health of rich and poor

  • 58 Million Americans Exposed to Secondhand Smoke: CDC
    (03-Feb-2015)
    Two out of five children breathing in passive smoke, study says

  • 58 Million Americans Exposed to Secondhand Smoke: CDC
    (03-Feb-2015)
    Two out of five children breathing in passive smoke, study says

  • Just Half of Nursing Home Staff Getting Flu Vaccine
    (03-Feb-2015)
    Lack of immunization may put nursing home residents at risk, researchers note

  • Seniors Need 2 Pneumonia Vaccines, CDC Advisory Panel Says
    (03-Feb-2015)
    Vaccinations need to be given a year apart, expert recommends

  • Health Tip: Keep Babies Warm During Winter
    (03-Feb-2015)
    Dress them in layers when venturing outside

  • 58 Million Americans Exposed to Secondhand Smoke: CDC
    (03-Feb-2015)
    Two out of five children breathing in passive smoke, study says

  • 58 Million Americans Exposed to Secondhand Smoke: CDC
    (03-Feb-2015)
    Two out of five children breathing in passive smoke, study says

  • Health Tip: Keep Babies Warm During Winter
    (03-Feb-2015)
    Dress them in layers when venturing outside

  • Electronic Devices May Disrupt Teen Sleep, Study Reports
    (03-Feb-2015)
    Kids using computers and phones take longer to drift off at night

  • Just Half of Nursing Home Staff Getting Flu Vaccine
    (03-Feb-2015)
    Lack of immunization may put nursing home residents at risk, researchers note

  • Seniors Need 2 Pneumonia Vaccines, CDC Advisory Panel Says
    (03-Feb-2015)
    Vaccinations need to be given a year apart, expert recommends

  • Certain Genes in Babies May Up Preterm Birth Risk
    (02-Feb-2015)
    Mother's genes don't appear linked to premature delivery, study suggests

  • Toddler Snacks, Meals Have Lots of Salt and Sugar: Study
    (02-Feb-2015)
    Most toddler dinners were high in sodium, and infant snacks had added sugar

  • Health Tip: Why Your Child's Back Hurts
    (02-Feb-2015)
    It may be a simple muscle sprain

  • Toddler Snacks, Meals Have Lots of Salt and Sugar: Study
    (02-Feb-2015)
    Most toddler dinners were high in sodium, and infant snacks had added sugar

  • Medication Problems May Spur Many Child ER Trips, Study Finds
    (02-Feb-2015)
    Bad reactions, misuse are the common culprits, researchers say

  • Some Kids Use Tobacco, E-Cigarettes Together, Study Finds
    (02-Feb-2015)
    Additional products may increase addiction to nicotine, expert says

  • Health Tip: Why Your Child's Back Hurts
    (02-Feb-2015)
    It may be a simple muscle sprain

  • Certain Genes in Babies May Up Preterm Birth Risk
    (02-Feb-2015)
    Mother's genes don't appear linked to premature delivery, study suggests

  • Toddler Snacks, Meals Have Lots of Salt and Sugar: Study
    (02-Feb-2015)
    Most toddler dinners were high in sodium, and infant snacks had added sugar

  • Some Kids Use Tobacco, E-Cigarettes Together, Study Finds
    (02-Feb-2015)
    Additional products may increase addiction to nicotine, expert says

  • Medication Problems May Spur Many Child ER Trips, Study Finds
    (02-Feb-2015)
    Bad reactions, misuse are the common culprits, researchers say

  • U.S. Measles Cases Now Exceed 100: CDC
    (02-Feb-2015)
    Outbreak still traced to Disney theme parks in California, officials say

  • Early Exposure to English May Help Spanish-Speaking Kids in School
    (30-Jan-2015)
    Hearing it at home can bolster success in classroom, researcher says

  • Lead Exposure May Be Bigger Threat to Boys Than Girls
    (30-Jan-2015)
    Hormones may offer young females some protection from toxic effects, study says

  • Lead Exposure May Be Bigger Threat to Boys Than Girls
    (30-Jan-2015)
    Hormones may offer young females some protection from toxic effects, study says

  • Health Tip: Prepare Your Child for College
    (30-Jan-2015)
    Address any health issues

  • Teens, Young Adults Most Likely to Go to ER After Car Accidents: Report
    (30-Jan-2015)
    Race also played a role, with blacks more likely to visit ER after crashes than whites, Hispanics

  • Early Exposure to English May Help Spanish-Speaking Kids in School
    (30-Jan-2015)
    Hearing it at home can bolster success in classroom, researcher says

  • Lead Exposure May Be Bigger Threat to Boys Than Girls
    (30-Jan-2015)
    Hormones may offer young females some protection from toxic effects, study says

  • Girls Outperform Boys Academically Around the Globe, Study Says
    (30-Jan-2015)
    Even in countries with gender inequality, female students often have better grades

  • Health Tip: Prepare Your Child for College
    (30-Jan-2015)
    Address any health issues

  • Early Exposure to English May Help Spanish-Speaking Kids in School
    (30-Jan-2015)
    Hearing it at home can bolster success in classroom, researcher says

  • Lead Exposure May Be Bigger Threat to Boys Than Girls
    (30-Jan-2015)
    Hormones may offer young females some protection from toxic effects, study says

  • Girls Outperform Boys Academically Around the Globe, Study Says
    (30-Jan-2015)
    Even in countries with gender inequality, female students often have better grades

  • More Measles Cases Seen in January Than in Typical Year: CDC
    (30-Jan-2015)
    Spread driven largely by outbreak that started at Disney theme parks in California in December

  • Good Sleep Habits, Enforced Rules Help Kids Sleep: Study
    (29-Jan-2015)
    Regular bedtime, plus limits on caffeine and electronics in the bedroom, all key

  • Little Improvement in Children Paralyzed After Viral Infection, Study Finds
    (29-Jan-2015)
    Cluster of Colorado cases may be tied to 2014 outbreak of enterovirus D68, experts say

  • Flu's Grip on U.S. Starting to Weaken: CDC
    (29-Jan-2015)
    Some areas are starting to see a decline in infections, official says

  • Good Sleep Habits, Enforced Rules Help Kids Sleep: Study
    (29-Jan-2015)
    Regular bedtime, plus limits on caffeine and electronics in the bedroom, all key

  • Little Improvement in Children Paralyzed After Viral Infection, Study Finds
    (29-Jan-2015)
    Cluster of Colorado cases may be tied to 2014 outbreak of enterovirus D68, experts say

  • Good Sleep Habits, Enforced Rules Help Kids Sleep: Study
    (29-Jan-2015)
    Regular bedtime, plus limits on caffeine and electronics in the bedroom, all key

  • Little Improvement in Children Paralyzed After Viral Infection, Study Finds
    (29-Jan-2015)
    Cluster of Colorado cases may be tied to 2014 outbreak of enterovirus D68, experts say

  • Arizona Officials Say Nearly 1,000 People May Have Been Exposed to Measles
    (29-Jan-2015)
    Latest infection tally on outbreak that originated in California now stands at 95

  • Arizona Officials Say Nearly 1,000 People May Have Been Exposed to Measles
    (29-Jan-2015)
    Latest infection tally on outbreak that originated in California now stands at 95

  • Flu's Grip on U.S. Starting to Weaken: CDC
    (29-Jan-2015)
    Some areas are starting to see a decline in infections, official says

  • Some Kids With Autism Show Improvement by Age 6: Study
    (28-Jan-2015)
    20 percent experienced gains in daily functioning, 11 percent had less severe symptoms, researchers say

  • Ebola Vaccine Appears Safe, Triggers Immune Response, U.K. Study Finds
    (28-Jan-2015)
    Early trial findings echo those from a smaller U.S. study

  • Some Kids With Autism Show Improvement by Age 6: Study
    (28-Jan-2015)
    20 percent experienced gains in daily functioning, 11 percent had less severe symptoms, researchers say

  • Some Kids With Autism Show Improvement by Age 6: Study
    (28-Jan-2015)
    20 percent experienced gains in daily functioning, 11 percent had less severe symptoms, researchers say

  • Study Suggests Early Start to Football May Pose Brain Risks
    (28-Jan-2015)
    Former pros who played before age of 11 showed greater deficits in memory and thinking skills

  • U.S. Measles Outbreak Now Numbers 87 Cases
    (28-Jan-2015)
    Officials say most patients hadn't been vaccinated against the disease

  • Ebola Vaccine Appears Safe, Triggers Immune Response, U.K. Study Finds
    (28-Jan-2015)
    Early trial findings echo those from a smaller U.S. study

  • U.S. Measles Outbreak Now Numbers 87 Cases
    (28-Jan-2015)
    Officials say most patients hadn't been vaccinated against the disease

  • Health Tip: Dealing With Nighttime Accidents
    (27-Jan-2015)
    Help your child with bedwetting

  • A Son's Struggles and Triumphs After Premature Birth
    (27-Jan-2015)
    As 'national ambassador' for March of Dimes this year, Elijah Jackson and his family will help raise awareness of issue

  • Health Tip: Help Prevent Urinary Tract Infections Among Children
    (27-Jan-2015)
    Make sure kids get enough fluids

  • Health Tip: Help Prevent Urinary Tract Infections Among Children
    (27-Jan-2015)
    Make sure kids get enough fluids

  • Childhood Neglect May Affect Brain Development, Study Says
    (26-Jan-2015)
    Changes in white matter seen in institutionalized children

  • Troubled Boys, Girls Have Sex Earlier, Study Finds
    (26-Jan-2015)
    Disruptive behavior at age 5 was predictive in boys, age 10 for girls

  • Childhood Neglect May Affect Brain Development, Study Says
    (26-Jan-2015)
    Changes in white matter seen in institutionalized children

  • Troubled Boys, Girls Have Sex Earlier, Study Finds
    (26-Jan-2015)
    Disruptive behavior at age 5 was predictive in boys, age 10 for girls

  • Morphine After Tonsillectomy Tied to Breathing Problems in Study
    (26-Jan-2015)
    Motrin, Advil a safe option for children, researchers say

  • Pediatricians' Group Opposes Legal Marijuana
    (26-Jan-2015)
    American Academy of Pediatrics says drug has potential to harm children

  • Morphine After Tonsillectomy Tied to Breathing Problems in Study
    (26-Jan-2015)
    Motrin, Advil a safe option for children, researchers say

  • Pediatricians' Group Opposes Legal Marijuana
    (26-Jan-2015)
    American Academy of Pediatrics says drug has potential to harm children

  • Menu Calorie Counts May Mean Less Fattening Meals for Kids
    (26-Jan-2015)
    Study suggests certain calorie information might also prompt parents to encourage more exercise

  • Troubled Boys, Girls Have Sex Earlier, Study Finds
    (26-Jan-2015)
    Disruptive behavior at age 5 was predictive in boys, age 10 for girls

  • Morphine After Tonsillectomy Tied to Breathing Problems in Study
    (26-Jan-2015)
    Motrin, Advil a safe option for children, researchers say

  • Menu Calorie Counts May Mean Less Fattening Meals for Kids
    (26-Jan-2015)
    Study suggests certain calorie information might also prompt parents to encourage more exercise

  • Pediatricians' Group Opposes Legal Marijuana
    (26-Jan-2015)
    American Academy of Pediatrics says drug has potential to harm children

  • Childhood Neglect May Affect Brain Development, Study Says
    (26-Jan-2015)
    Changes in white matter seen in institutionalized children

  • Menu Calorie Counts May Mean Less Fattening Meals for Kids
    (26-Jan-2015)
    Study suggests certain calorie information might also prompt parents to encourage more exercise

  • 78 People Now Infected in U.S. Measles Outbreak
    (26-Jan-2015)
    Most patients hadn't been vaccinated against the disease, officials say

  • Morphine After Tonsillectomy Tied to Breathing Problems in Study
    (26-Jan-2015)
    Motrin, Advil a safe option for children, researchers say

  • Autism Genes Vary, Even in Affected Siblings, Study Finds
    (26-Jan-2015)
    Only one-third of siblings with autism shared similar genetic variations, researchers say

  • 78 People Now Infected in U.S. Measles Outbreak
    (26-Jan-2015)
    Most patients hadn't been vaccinated against the disease, officials say

  • Watch Out for Falling Icicles
    (25-Jan-2015)
    Winter's hazards aren't all underfoot, doctor warns

  • Many Parents Too Quick to Switch Child Car Seats, Study Finds
    (23-Jan-2015)
    Front-facing models unsafe before age 2, experts say

  • Many Parents Too Quick to Switch Child Car Seats, Study Finds
    (23-Jan-2015)
    Front-facing models unsafe before age 2, experts say

  • Many U.S. Girls Aren't Getting HPV Vaccine, Study Finds
    (23-Jan-2015)
    Researchers note that CDC recommends vaccination at age 11 or 12

  • Many Parents Too Quick to Switch Child Car Seats, Study Finds
    (23-Jan-2015)
    Front-facing models unsafe before age 2, experts say

  • Many Parents Too Quick to Switch Child Car Seats, Study Finds
    (23-Jan-2015)
    Front-facing models unsafe before age 2, experts say

  • Many U.S. Girls Aren't Getting HPV Vaccine, Study Finds
    (23-Jan-2015)
    Researchers note that CDC recommends vaccination at age 11 or 12

  • Many U.S. Girls Aren't Getting HPV Vaccine, Study Finds
    (23-Jan-2015)
    Researchers note that CDC recommends vaccination at age 11 or 12

  • School Sports Costs Leave Some Students on Sidelines
    (22-Jan-2015)
    Only one-third of kids from families making less than $60,000 play on teams

  • Study Hints That 'Video Feedback' Therapy May Help Curb Autism
    (22-Jan-2015)
    Research suggests an effect for at-risk babies, but more study is needed, expert says

  • School Sports Costs Leave Some Students on Sidelines
    (22-Jan-2015)
    Only one-third of kids from families making less than $60,000 play on teams

  • School Sports Costs Leave Some Students on Sidelines
    (22-Jan-2015)
    Only one-third of kids from families making less than $60,000 play on teams

  • Study Hints That 'Video Feedback' Therapy May Help Curb Autism
    (22-Jan-2015)
    Research suggests an effect for at-risk babies, but more study is needed, expert says

  • California Measles Outbreak Shows How Quickly Disease Can Resurface in U.S.
    (22-Jan-2015)
    More parents refusing to have their kids vaccinated against highly contagious illness, experts note

  • California Measles Outbreak Shows How Quickly Disease Can Resurface in U.S.
    (22-Jan-2015)
    More parents refusing to have their kids vaccinated against highly contagious illness, experts note

  • Better Outcomes for Children Born With Fertility Treatments
    (21-Jan-2015)
    Implanting just one embryo a significant factor in the change, study author says

  • More Extreme Preemies Are Surviving, Study Finds
    (21-Jan-2015)
    But 25 percent still die, pointing to need for better pregnancy interventions, doctors say

  • Better Outcomes for Children Born With Fertility Treatments
    (21-Jan-2015)
    Implanting just one embryo a significant factor in the change, study author says

  • More Extreme Preemies Are Surviving, Study Finds
    (21-Jan-2015)
    But 25 percent still die, pointing to need for better pregnancy interventions, doctors say

  • Could Nutrients in Fish Shield Fetus From Mercury's Harms?
    (21-Jan-2015)
    No developmental problems seen in kids of frequent seafood eaters from Seychelles islands, study says

  • Better Outcomes for Children Born With Fertility Treatments
    (21-Jan-2015)
    Implanting just one embryo a significant factor in the change, study author says

  • More Extreme Preemies Are Surviving, Study Finds
    (21-Jan-2015)
    But 25 percent still die, pointing to need for better pregnancy interventions, doctors say

  • Could Nutrients in Fish Shield Fetus From Mercury's Harms?
    (21-Jan-2015)
    No developmental problems seen in kids of frequent seafood eaters from Seychelles islands, study says

  • Sleep Position Linked to Death Risk for Those With Epilepsy
    (21-Jan-2015)
    Researchers see similarities with sudden infant death sy