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  • At What Age Can Kids Safely Cross the Street?
    (21-Apr-2017)
    In simulated experiments, the task was too tough for children younger than 14

  • You Can Probably Credit Your Genes for These Facial Features
    (21-Apr-2017)
    Twins study found DNA most at play for nose's tip, area around lips, cheekbones

  • Study Cites Factors Linked to Suicide in the Young
    (20-Apr-2017)
    Researchers say interventions should come earlier in life for disadvantaged children

  • Many Kids Still Being Injured on ATVs
    (19-Apr-2017)
    Bigger, more powerful machines seem to cause more severe traumas, researchers report

  • Health Tip: Minimizing Violence During Screen Time
    (18-Apr-2017)
    Here's what parents can do

  • Zika Can Harm Babies' Vision, Too
    (18-Apr-2017)
    Study of 43 South American infants found damage to retinas and optic nerves

  • Prince Harry's Journey Shows Grief Can Be a Long Road
    (18-Apr-2017)
    Mental health experts say his decades-long struggle with his mother's death all too common for children

  • Health Tip: Concerned About Your Child's Weight?
    (17-Apr-2017)
    How to discuss with your doctor

  • What's the Best Seasonal Allergy Med for Your Kid?
    (17-Apr-2017)
    Wealth of options may leave moms and dads wondering which kind and how much to give, survey finds

  • When Parents Get Vaccinated, Their Kids Do Too
    (17-Apr-2017)
    Flu shot study showed that healthy vaccination practices may run in the family

  • Is Kindergarten the New First Grade?
    (16-Apr-2017)
    Study finds kids have higher reading skills when they enter 1st grade than they did a decade ago

  • Don't Let Bugs Dampen Your Outdoor Fun
    (15-Apr-2017)
    Dermatologist offers tips to avoid pests and treat their bites

  • Health Tip: Checking Your Child's Moles
    (13-Apr-2017)
    Characteristics you should watch for

  • Health Tip: Teaching Your Child Table Manners
    (12-Apr-2017)
    Dining suggestions for your youngster

  • Silk Clothes Won't Soothe Eczema's Itch
    (11-Apr-2017)
    What your child wears doesn't affect severity of skin troubles, study finds

  • 1 in 3 Teens With Autism Licensed to Drive, Study Finds
    (11-Apr-2017)
    Pediatricians suggest discussing adolescent's capabilities with doctor first

  • 'Video Feedback' Program Might Help Treat Autism in Babies
    (11-Apr-2017)
    Therapists help parents learn and better react to their infants' communication style

  • Health Tip: Transitioning Toddlers to One Nap
    (10-Apr-2017)
    Suggestions to make it easier

  • How to Protect Your Child From Accidental Poisoning
    (09-Apr-2017)
    Kids under 6 account for 1 million calls to U.S. poison control centers a year

  • Health Tip: Is Your Child Sleeping Enough?
    (06-Apr-2017)
    Signs of insufficient shuteye

  • Health Tip: Poison-Proof Your Bathroom
    (04-Apr-2017)
    And help protect children

  • Is Your TV Making You Fat?
    (31-Mar-2017)
    People who eat home-cooked meals and don't watch TV while eating less likely to be obese, study finds

  • Parents of Kids With Autism May Sacrifice 'Couples Time'
    (31-Mar-2017)
    They report less closeness, fewer positive interactions, but no increase in negative behaviors toward one another

  • Sexual Abuse May Cause Early Puberty in Girls: Study
    (31-Mar-2017)
    Premature changes can have lasting effects, such as depression, higher risk of some cancers, study says

  • Parents' Pot Use a Tricky Topic When It Comes to Their Kids
    (30-Mar-2017)
    Pediatrician explains that marijuana affects a child's developing brain differently than an adult brain

  • Breast-Feeding May Not Lead to Smarter Preschoolers
    (27-Mar-2017)
    But study suggests that children who were nursed may be less hyperactive at age 3

  • Health Tip: Kick Your Sugary Drink Habit
    (24-Mar-2017)
    And spare your smile

  • Health Tip: Help Teens Say No to Drinking and Driving
    (24-Mar-2017)
    Here's how

  • Scientists Spot Gene for Rare Disorder Causing Deafness, Blindness
    (23-Mar-2017)
    Child must inherit genetic mutation from two deaf parents, researchers said

  • Health Tip: Check Your Child's Temperature
    (23-Mar-2017)
    Suggestions based on the child's age

  • Fruit Juice for Kids: A Serving a Day OK
    (23-Mar-2017)
    Review of studies finds 1 glass of 100-percent juice a day not linked with weight gain

  • Older Mothers May Raise Better-Behaved Kids, Study Suggests
    (23-Mar-2017)
    Tendency of moms to mellow with age may play role in children having fewer social, emotional problems

  • 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

  • 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?

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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

  • 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

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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

  • 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

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

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

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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

  • 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

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

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

  • 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

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

  • 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

  • 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

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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

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

  • 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

  • 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

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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

  • 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

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

  • 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

  • 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

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

  • 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

  • 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'

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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

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

  • 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

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

  • 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: 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Health Tip: Preparing for Baby's First Teeth
    (15-Sep-2016)
    Here's what parents can do

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • New 'Superlice' Resist Most Over-the-Counter Remedies
    (09-Sep-2016)
    But prescription medications can still send the parasites packing

  • Coping With College Stress
    (05-Sep-2016)
    Parents can help make the transition easier for new students

  • Doctors' Decision-Making Tool Could Cut Unnecessary Antibiotic Use
    (02-Sep-2016)
    A drop of about 10 percent is possible, study authors suggest

  • 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

  • Risks Spike If Young Athletes Specialize Too Soon
    (29-Aug-2016)
    Pediatricians' group suggests kids play multiple sports

  • 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

  • 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

  • Young Football Players Tackle Greatest Concussion Risk at Practice
    (23-Aug-2016)
    But experts disagree about whether certain collision drills should be curtailed

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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: 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

  • Health Tip: Kids Should Wear Life Jackets
    (20-Jul-2016)
    Suggestions that could save a life

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Allergies Less Common in Kids Who Suck Thumb, Bite Nails
    (11-Jul-2016)
    Findings boost 'hygiene hypothesis,' study authors suggest

  • 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

  • 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

  • Family Key to Helping Teens Avoid Obesity
    (01-Jul-2016)
    Good relationship with parents, especially between fathers and sons, fosters healthy habits, study finds

  • Health Tip: Choosing the Right Potty Seat
    (30-Jun-2016)
    Make sure your child feels comfortable

  • 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

  • Health Tip: Toddlers Should Get Vitamins From Diet
    (28-Jun-2016)
    How to get what young children need

  • 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

  • Guidelines Stop Heat Stroke Deaths in High School Athletes
    (23-Jun-2016)
    Protocols help get students used to the heat during preseason practice

  • Health Tip: Keep Kids Safe in a Bounce House
    (20-Jun-2016)
    Make sure it's properly installed

  • 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

  • Pet Turtles Continue to Spread Salmonella
    (15-Jun-2016)
    15 outbreaks in U.S. linked to the illegal reptiles

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Calling Your Kid 'Fat' Could Be Counterproductive
    (01-Jun-2016)
    Mom and Dad often misjudge child's weight, studies find

  • 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

  • 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 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Young Children With Sleep Apnea May Face Learning Difficulties: Study
    (17-May-2016)
    Attention, memory and language development might be affected, researchers say

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Health Tip: Laundry Room is No Place for Kids' Play
    (10-May-2016)
    Help keep little ones safe

  • Swaddling May Increase Chances of SIDS
    (09-May-2016)
    Study found wrapping blanket tightly around sleeping baby raised risk by almost 60 percent

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Early Emotional Support May Help Kids Manage Feelings Later
    (26-Apr-2016)
    Preschool children given high levels of caring showed specific brain changes

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Health Tip: Stop Eating When You're Full
    (15-Apr-2016)
    Pay attention to feeling of fullness

  • Health Tip: Why Are Some Babies Born Bigger?
    (13-Apr-2016)
    Mother's health can affect baby's size

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Health Tip: Watch for Mental Health 'Red Flags' in Kids
    (30-Mar-2016)
    Warning signs you shouldn't ignore include changes in sleep habits

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • More Young Americans Support Gay Adoption: Survey
    (17-Mar-2016)
    But tolerance still varies between teens and 40-somethings

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Pot Smokers May Face 5 Times Greater Risk of Alcohol Abuse
    (08-Mar-2016)
    Marijuana users also less likely to quit drinking, researchers say

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • '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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Health Tip: When Is the Right Time for a Nap?
    (10-Feb-2016)
    The optimal time for your baby

  • 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

  • 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

  • Super Bowl Safety: Protect Kids From Toppling TVs
    (06-Feb-2016)
    Poorly positioned televisions injure thousands of children a year, experts say

  • Waning Whooping Cough Immunity Blamed in Outbreaks
    (05-Feb-2016)
    Teens have very little protection just a few years after vaccination, study finds

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Health Tip: Keep Kids Safe in the Bathroom
    (01-Feb-2016)
    Suggestions to avoid injury

  • 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

  • Health Tip: Protect Your Child's Eyes
    (27-Jan-2016)
    Keep harmful objects out of reach

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 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: 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Health Tip: Keep Kids' Sleep Schedules Consistent
    (01-Jan-2016)
    Even during special occasions

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Help Your Kids Sleep in Heavenly Peace
    (20-Dec-2015)
    Stick to bedtime routines through the holidays, expert 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

  • Health Tip: Keeping Kids in Pain Comfortable
    (18-Dec-2015)
    Suggestions that don't involve medication

  • 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

  • Health Tip: Flying With Children
    (16-Dec-2015)
    Bring a child seat that's made for planes

  • 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

  • Health Tip: Portion Your Child's Plate
    (11-Dec-2015)
    Help ensure that the youngster eats healthy

  • Health Tip: Take Precautions With Your Holiday Tree
    (10-Dec-2015)
    And help protect children

  • 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

  • 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: Talking to Kids About World Events
    (04-Dec-2015)
    Inform, but don't frighten

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Teasing Girls About Weight May Cause Lasting Harm
    (20-Nov-2015)
    Study finds link between being made fun of and problematic eating behaviors

  • Health Tip: Help Your Toddler Develop Needed Skills
    (18-Nov-2015)
    Suggested activities include playing with blocks, stringing large beads

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Health Tip: Stay Safe During Trick-or-Treating
    (29-Oct-2015)
    Halloween safety precautions

  • Breast Milk Makeup May Influence Child's Later Weight, Study Says
    (28-Oct-2015)
    Naturally occurring complex carbohydrates could play a role in obesity

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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: 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Health Tip: Use a High Chair Safely
    (12-Oct-2015)
    Always use restraints

  • Child Safety Seats Often Incompatible With Cars: Study
    (11-Oct-2015)
    Parents should take measurements to ensure seats fit properly inside vehicle, researchers advise

  • 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

  • Health Tip: Is Your Baby's Crib Safe?
    (08-Oct-2015)
    Make sure it's up to date

  • 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

  • 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

  • Expert Offers Car Seat Safety Tips
    (04-Oct-2015)
    Most devices aren't used properly

  • 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

  • Health Tip: Child Obesity Affects Bones, Muscles and Joints
    (01-Oct-2015)
    Being overweight can cause these problems

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Filtered Sunlight May Be Effective Jaundice Therapy
    (16-Sep-2015)
    Low-tech treatment might help newborns in developing countries, researchers say

  • 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

  • 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

  • Childhood Abuse Linked to Ulcerative Colitis Later in Life
    (11-Sep-2015)
    But study finds no association with another inflammatory bowel disease

  • 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: Cutting Down on Kids' Screen Time
    (09-Sep-2015)
    Limit access to TV

  • 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

  • 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

  • Autism Behaviors May Differ in Boys and Girls
    (04-Sep-2015)
    Study also found gender differences in brains of children with the disorder

  • 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

  • Cutting-Edge Gene Tests May Improve Management of Autism
    (01-Sep-2015)
    Results could help personalize care, experts say

  • 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

  • '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

  • 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

  • Teens Not the Only Ones Using Cellphones While Driving
    (26-Aug-2015)
    Many adults are calling, texting when behind the wheel, survey 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Don't Let Backpacks Lead to Back Injury
    (15-Aug-2015)
    Experts offers tips for avoiding problems

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • School's Out, Fattening Behaviors Are In
    (26-Jul-2015)
    Kids eat more sugar, watch more TV over summer vacation, study says

  • Transgender Youth Don't Have Hormone Abnormalities
    (24-Jul-2015)
    Levels generally match those of gender assigned at birth, study finds

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Experts Offer Diving Safety Tips
    (11-Jul-2015)
    Unsafe practices can lead to serious neck and spine injuries

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Anti-Vaccine Trend Has Parents Shunning Newborns' Vitamin Shot
    (06-Jul-2015)
    Doing so can lead to dangerous internal bleeding, experts say

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Surgery May Help Teens With Frequent Migraines, Study Contends
    (25-Jun-2015)
    At least one expert questions whether improvements are due to the procedure

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Health Tip: How to Stay Safe at an Amusement Park
    (17-Jun-2015)
    Follow rules of the ride

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Health Tip: Check for Children in the Driveway
    (08-Jun-2015)
    Walk a lap around the car before you drive

  • 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

  • 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

  • Pesticides Linked to ADHD, Study Says
    (03-Jun-2015)
    Research found greater exposure tied to more hyperactivity and impulsivity in boys

  • Most Teens Seek Health Info Online: Survey
    (02-Jun-2015)
    Yet parents remain adolescents' No. 1 source of information

  • 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'

  • Health Tip: Don't Use Food as a Reward
    (29-May-2015)
    Here are suggested alternatives

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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: 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Peanut Allergy Exposure Occurs Most Often at Home, Study Says
    (12-May-2015)
    Majority of moderate, severe reactions are handled inappropriately

  • 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

  • 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

  • '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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Health Tip: Fight Food-Related Peer Pressure
    (30-Apr-2015)
    Teach kids how to make healthy choices while with friends

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Health Tip: Dealing With Bedtime Anxiety
    (22-Apr-2015)
    Reassure children that they'll be safe

  • 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

  • Swallowing Pills? Children Can Learn How
    (20-Apr-2015)
    Five strategies were identified that help get the medicine down

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Health Tip: Recognize Signs of Bullying
    (08-Apr-2015)
    Emotional kids may be most vulnerable

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Can Fish Oil Help Boys With ADHD Pay Attention?
    (19-Mar-2015)
    Perhaps, but it won't take the place of medication, expert says

  • 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

  • Health Tip: Help Your Child Adjust to a Sibling
    (17-Mar-2015)
    Suggestions to smooth the transition

  • Could Your Child Have Migraines?
    (16-Mar-2015)
    Symptoms can include nausea, abdominal pain, experts say

  • Health Tip: Choose Healthier Fast Food for Kids
    (13-Mar-2015)
    Here are some better selections

  • More Americans Support Vaccines: HealthDay/Harris Poll
    (12-Mar-2015)
    Measles outbreak likely driving the trend, experts say, but critics of the shots remain

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Tips for Safe Snow Fun
    (28-Feb-2015)
    Winter sports account for more than 343,000 injuries in U.S. a year, experts say

  • 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

  • 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

  • Viruses Increasingly Behind Child Pneumonia Cases
    (25-Feb-2015)
    Bug that causes common cold, other infections often to blame, study finds

  • 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

  • Health Tip: Prepare Your Child for Reading
    (20-Feb-2015)
    Make the experience enjoyable for both of you

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • '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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Exclusive Breast-Feeding May Ease Transition to Solid Food
    (05-Feb-2015)
    Formula appears to change composition of gut bacteria, researchers say

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • U.S. Measles Outbreak Now Numbers 87 Cases
    (28-Jan-2015)
    Officials say most patients hadn't been vaccinated against the disease

  • Health Tip: Help Prevent Urinary Tract Infections Among Children
    (27-Jan-2015)
    Make sure kids get enough fluids

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Researchers Rethink Inner-City Asthma Theory
    (20-Jan-2015)
    Poverty, race, ethnicity are more accurate predictors, study says

  • Family Income, Expectations Tied to Kindergarten Performance
    (19-Jan-2015)
    Kids scored better overall when their parents focused more on reading, computer use and preschool

  • TV Alcohol Ads Tied to Problem Drinking for Teens, Study Finds
    (19-Jan-2015)
    Researchers saw correlation between the commercials and drinking initiation, binge drinking

  • Pizza Takes a Slice Out of Kids' Health, Study Finds
    (19-Jan-2015)
    Children, teens consume more calories, fat and salt on days they eat this American staple

  • Vaccine Opponents Often Cluster in Communities
    (19-Jan-2015)
    California study found certain areas have high numbers of parents who forgo immunizing kids

  • Health Tip: Developing Healthy Habits in Children
    (15-Jan-2015)
    Set a good example for your kids

  • Neural Tube Defects, Such as Spina Bifida, on the Decline: CDC
    (15-Jan-2015)
    Experts cite mandatory fortification of grain products with folic acid, but not enough women get the B vitamin

  • Recess Promotes Healthy Eating by School Kids: Study
    (14-Jan-2015)
    Changing the timing of activity session may get students to eat more fruits, veggies

  • Health Tip: Teach Kids About Snack Safety
    (12-Jan-2015)
    Leftovers that should be avoided

  • Head Start Program Might Help Fight Childhood Obesity: Study
    (12-Jan-2015)
    Preschoolers' weight loss attributed to emphasis on nutrition, exercise and structure

  • Middle School Football Doesn't Seem to Cause Short-Term Brain Damage: Study
    (09-Jan-2015)
    Small review found hits to head occurred less often than for older players; one doctor has some concerns

  • Health Tip: Dealing With Temper Tantrums
    (08-Jan-2015)
    Suggestions to help calm an angry toddler

  • Long-Term Study Finds Measles Vaccines Safe
    (07-Jan-2015)
    Research included more than a half-million vaccine doses in 1- or 2-year-olds

  • Health Tip: When Baby Needs a Medical Test
    (06-Jan-2015)
    How to comfort and calm the infant

  • Health Tip: What's Causing my Child's Eczema?
    (05-Jan-2015)
    These are common triggers

  • Overweight Teens Who Lose Weight for Health More Likely to Succeed: Study
    (05-Jan-2015)
    Parents can help by modeling healthy behavior and providing healthier meals

  • Brain Damage Rare When Newborn Jaundice Is Treated, Study Finds
    (05-Jan-2015)
    Serious complications often avoided with American Academy of Pediatrics-guided therapy

  • Can Pets Help Boost Social Skills for Kids With Autism?
    (05-Jan-2015)
    Study finds slight evidence that family pets boost social skills in children with the disorder

  • Extra Bed Rest May Not Be Best for Kids With Concussions
    (05-Jan-2015)
    Two days proved more effective than five days in small study of teens

  • Kids With Bedroom Smartphones Sleep Less: Study
    (05-Jan-2015)
    Experts recommend limiting use of small screen devices

  • Bad Flu Season Getting Worse, CDC Says
    (05-Jan-2015)
    43 states reporting widespread influenza activity and 21 child deaths

  • Health Tip: Help Teens Set Healthy Resolutions
    (02-Jan-2015)
    Healthy goals for a new year

  • Health Tip: Have Your Child's Eyes Checked
    (01-Jan-2015)
    Especially if the child was born early

  • Dealing With Cold Weather Injuries
    (01-Jan-2015)
    Safety precautions can prevent serious problems during winter activities

  • Preventing Diaper Rash
    (31-Dec-2014)
    Dermatologist shares tips for protecting your baby's skin

  • Parent's Suicide Attempt Makes Child's Much More Likely: Study
    (30-Dec-2014)
    Suicidal behavior appears to run in families, with certain conditions putting kids at higher risk

  • Flu Now Epidemic in U.S., With 15 Child Deaths Reported
    (30-Dec-2014)
    But it's too early to know if this year's strain is more severe than usual, CDC says

  • Diabetes May Affect Kids' Brain Growth, Study Reports
    (26-Dec-2014)
    But there was no effect on thinking and memory skills, researchers say

  • Make Your Home 'Kid Safe' During the Holidays
    (25-Dec-2014)
    Experts warn against leaving medications, drinks, ashtrays, lamp oils, toxic plants within reach of children

  • Abuse in Childhood Tied to Migraines in Adulthood
    (24-Dec-2014)
    Emotional or sexual maltreatment linked to higher odds of serious headache, study finds

  • Greater Cooling of Oxygen-Deprived Infants Fails to Improve Survival
    (23-Dec-2014)
    Study was halted early because of disappointing results

  • Can Fast Food Hinder Learning in Kids?
    (23-Dec-2014)
    Researchers found test-score differences between 5th and 8th grades

  • Mother's Depression Tied to Later Delinquency in Kids
    (22-Dec-2014)
    Treating parent's mental health issues is critical, experts say

  • Concussion Laws Helping Student-Athletes, Study Finds
    (22-Dec-2014)
    Researchers believe raising public awareness made a big difference, too

  • Preschoolers Need Eye Screening, Experts Say
    (19-Dec-2014)
    Testing recommended annually from age 3 to 6

  • Sensitive Parenting May Boost Kids' Social Skills, School Performance
    (18-Dec-2014)
    Researchers found the positive effect lingered into adulthood

  • Smog Exposure During Pregnancy Linked to Autism Risk
    (18-Dec-2014)
    Expert notes, however, that potential threat is small

  • Health Tip: When Children Wake at Night
    (17-Dec-2014)
    Separation anxiety is a frequent cause

  • Few Parents Think 18-Year-Olds Can Handle Their Health Care
    (17-Dec-2014)
    Yet poll says two-thirds think older teens should be able to take charge

  • Health Tip: Protect Children During Holidays
    (16-Dec-2014)
    Clean up quickly after a party

  • First Newborn Screening Test Approved for Rare Immune Disorder
    (16-Dec-2014)
    Blood test can help identify Severe Combined Immunodeficiency

  • Vaccinating Schoolkids Cuts Flu in Communities: Study
    (15-Dec-2014)
    Infection rate went down among other population segments, such as preschoolers and adults

  • E-Cigarette Use May Be Rising Among Teens
    (15-Dec-2014)
    Nearly one-third of those surveyed in Hawaii have tried the devices

  • Drug Interactions Common Among Hospitalized Kids, Study Says
    (15-Dec-2014)
    Medication combos may cause side effects or reduce treatment effectiveness, expert notes

  • Mom, Put Down That Smartphone at Dinner
    (12-Dec-2014)
    Study finds mothers who are distracted by devices at mealtimes connect less well with kids

  • Almost Half of U.S. Kids Suffer Traumatic Stress, Study Shows
    (11-Dec-2014)
    Teaching adults in their lives how to heal may be best first step, researchers say

  • Raised Asthma Risk Seen for Toddlers Who Share Bed With Parents
    (11-Dec-2014)
    But researchers weren't able to show why the association was found

  • For Young Kids, Too Little Sleep Linked to Later Obesity
    (11-Dec-2014)
    Sleep issues, such as sleep apnea, also associated with excess weight, study finds

  • More Young Adults Getting Preventive Care After Obamacare, Study Finds
    (11-Dec-2014)
    More people in early 20s getting blood pressure and routine health checks

  • Almost All U.S. Teens Are Sleep Deprived, Study Finds
    (11-Dec-2014)
    Too-early school start times are one big factor, experts say

  • Having Eczema Won't Make You Shorter
    (10-Dec-2014)
    Though a few kids who also have sleep trouble may grow slower, study says

  • 'Mean Boys' Rule in Middle, High School, Study Finds
    (05-Dec-2014)
    Males may be more likely than girls to use 'relational aggression'

  • Nearly One-Third of Kids in U.S. Cities Live in Poverty
    (05-Dec-2014)
    Two-generation solution calls for education, job training for parents, researcher says

  • New Parents Favor In-Depth Genetic Testing, Survey Finds
    (04-Dec-2014)
    But further research is needed to explore impact, study authors say

  • Many Kids Exposed to Unneeded X-Rays, Study Finds
    (03-Dec-2014)
    Limiting radiation, costs should be objectives, researcher says

  • Infants Remember a Good Time, Study Finds
    (01-Dec-2014)
    Positive reinforcement seems to improve memory, researchers say

  • Babies Still Sleeping With Soft Bedding Despite SIDS Risk: CDC
    (01-Dec-2014)
    Over half have items in crib that may up odds of sudden infant death syndrome

  • Toddlers Hurt in Falls Often Not Warned About Climbing on Furniture
    (01-Dec-2014)
    Researchers found parents of these kids also more likely to not use safety gates at home

  • 'Trouble in Toyland' Report Targets Hazardous Gifts for Kids
    (01-Dec-2014)
    Consumer watchdog group says many playthings can choke or poison

  • Health Tip: Monitor Your Child's Fat and Cholesterol Consumption
    (28-Nov-2014)
    Offer plenty of fruit and veggies

  • Want Kids to Eat Better? Get Them Cooking
    (27-Nov-2014)
    Children involved in food prep classes may eat more fruits, veggies and fiber, study says

  • Early Puberty Linked to Increased Risk of Depression in Teens
    (25-Nov-2014)
    Researchers find odds raised in both boys and girls developing sooner than peers

  • Parents Need to Take Lead on Teen Concussion Prevention
    (25-Nov-2014)
    Expert advises protective gear, and baseline concussion testing for athletes

  • Full-Day Preschool Beats Part-Day for School Preparedness
    (25-Nov-2014)
    Full-time program for youngest tots boosts test scores, attendance: study

  • Childhood Obesity Brings Host of Health Problems, Researchers Report
    (24-Nov-2014)
    High blood pressure, liver problems and heart disease risk upped in heavy kids

  • Eczema Cases Rising Among U.S. Children: Report
    (24-Nov-2014)
    For most, proper skin care and topical treatments help, experts say

  • Adult-Sized ATVs Deadly for Kids, Report Shows
    (24-Nov-2014)
    Study highlights risks associated with all-terrain vehicles

  • Kids' Bag Lunches Not Meeting Nutrition Guidelines: Study
    (24-Nov-2014)
    Second study found that providing classroom breakfast didn't improve grades, though longer-term studies are needed

  • 'Tis the Season of Challenges for Those With Food Allergies
    (22-Nov-2014)
    Expert gives tips on avoiding problems

  • Health Tip: Beware of Bathroom Chemicals
    (21-Nov-2014)
    Turn on bathroom fan while in use

  • Close Friends May Be Key to Teens' Drinking
    (21-Nov-2014)
    Larger peer group is less important when it comes to drinking or not, study says

  • Health Tip: Easing Baby's Nasal Congestion
    (19-Nov-2014)
    Use a cool-mist humidifier

  • U.S. School Meal Rules Might Work Against Good Nutrition, Study Says
    (19-Nov-2014)
    Federal mandates don't limit added sugar or carbohydrates, researchers say

  • Parents Want Children in Day Care to Be Vaccinated: Poll
    (18-Nov-2014)
    Three-quarters said they'd pull their kids out if others weren't up to date on shots

  • Home Cooking Helps Keep the Calories Down
    (17-Nov-2014)
    But veggies at school lunches get left on the plate, say researchers studying healthy eating

  • Head Trauma in Abused Babies, Toddlers Can Have Lifelong Impact
    (17-Nov-2014)
    Shortened lifespan, disability often come in wake of these injuries, study finds

  • Many Teens Suffer 'Cyber' Dating Abuse, Study Suggests
    (17-Nov-2014)
    Researcher said the participants were part of 'high-risk' population

  • Preterm-Birth Complications Leading Global Killer of Young Children
    (17-Nov-2014)
    To mark World Prematurity Day on Monday, researchers announce $250 million to combat the problem

  • More Than One-Fifth of High School Students Smoke: CDC
    (13-Nov-2014)
    Experts say more regulation could stop young Americans from picking up the deadly habit

  • Health Tip: Easing Your Child's Bedtime Fears
    (12-Nov-2014)
    Offer reassurance, but don't offer your bed

  • Falls Leading Cause of Serious Head Trauma for Kids, Study Shows
    (12-Nov-2014)
    Seatbelts and bike helmets can help prevent severe head injuries, experts say

  • Food Rules for Toddlers May Lead to Healthy Eating Habits
    (11-Nov-2014)
    Study found telling 2-year-olds what they can't eat meant they ate better at age 4

  • Health Tip: When Your Child Is Ready to Read
    (10-Nov-2014)
    Offer support, but don't rush the learning process

  • Laundry Detergent Pods Pose Poisoning Risk to Kids, Study Says
    (10-Nov-2014)
    One death, more than 700 illnesses among young U.S. children

  • Kids Obese at Young Age Often Stay That Way, Study Shows
    (10-Nov-2014)
    Weight at 11 a good indicator of weight at 16, researchers found

  • School Lunches More Nutritious Than Home-Packed Lunches: Study
    (07-Nov-2014)
    Little ones' lunchboxes often contain fat, desserts, sugary drinks, researchers say

  • 'Unconditional Regard' Buoys Kids' Self-Esteem
    (06-Nov-2014)
    Study finds children who know friends will always care are more resilient

  • Newer Pneumonia Vaccine for Kids Beats Older Version: Study
    (06-Nov-2014)
    Almost 30 percent fewer kids under 2 hospitalized for serious lung infections

  • Kids With Epilepsy Face Higher Early Death Risk, Study Reports
    (06-Nov-2014)
    Coordinated care is essential for reducing death rates, experts say

  • Health Tip: Saying Goodbye to Your Child at Day Care
    (05-Nov-2014)
    Help make parting easier

  • The ABCs of Successful Classroom Design
    (05-Nov-2014)
    Lighting, temperature can influence student achievement, researchers say

  • ADHD Linked to Expectant Moms' Smog Exposure
    (05-Nov-2014)
    Traffic and fossil fuels for heat, electricity biggest factors, study suggests

  • Health Tip: Signs of a Yeast Diaper Rash
    (04-Nov-2014)
    Call the pediatrician if you notice these symptoms

  • Health Tip: Teach Children Never to Play in the Car
    (03-Nov-2014)
    And lock the car when not in use

  • Mom's Words Matter Most to Newborns
    (03-Nov-2014)
    Study also finds that parents respond more to sounds of babies who match their gender

  • Typical ADHD Care Leaves Room for Improvement, Study Finds
    (03-Nov-2014)
    Many pediatricians fail to follow guidelines for diagnosis, treatment

  • Better Detection, Diagnosis Major Factors Behind Rise in Autism Cases: Study
    (03-Nov-2014)
    But, reporting changes don't explain the total increase, experts say

  • Study Shows How Toddlers Adjust to Adult Anger
    (31-Oct-2014)
    Even 15-month-olds can recognize ways to avoid arousing the wrath of a grown-up

  • Child's Appendix More Likely to Rupture in Regions Short of Surgeons
    (31-Oct-2014)
    Transfer to another hospital delays treatment, researchers say

  • Kids: An Rx for Menopause's Hot Flashes?
    (31-Oct-2014)
    'Bonding' hormone may play a role in study's findings, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Dress Kids in Safe Halloween Costumes
    (30-Oct-2014)
    Avoid tripping hazards and obstructed vision

  • Halloween Safety Tips for Kids With Asthma
    (30-Oct-2014)
    Trick-or-treaters should bring quick-relief inhalers with them, experts advise

  • FDA Cautions Against 'Undeclared' Food Allergens
    (29-Oct-2014)
    Labels omitting certain ingredients are leading cause of FDA recalls

  • Sleep Woes Common Among Troubled Young Children, Study Says
    (28-Oct-2014)
    Researchers link psychiatric issues to 'behavioral insomnias of childhood'

  • 'Social Host' Laws May Help Curb Underage Drinking, Study Says
    (28-Oct-2014)
    Controversial statutes hold parents responsible for teen alcohol consumption

  • Health Tip: Get Kids Outdoors
    (27-Oct-2014)
    How outside exercise can boost health

  • Health Tip: Use Sidewalks When Trick-or-Treating
    (27-Oct-2014)
    Halloween safety suggestions

  • Placebo Treatment May Quiet Kids' Cough
    (27-Oct-2014)
    Parents report a spoonful of agave nectar or flavored water reduced symptoms

  • Teens Who Dine With Their Families May Be Slimmer Adults
    (24-Oct-2014)
    Study found eating meals together once or twice a week was tied to lower risk of becoming overweight

  • Health Tip: When Your Child Needs to Lose Weight
    (24-Oct-2014)
    Get doctor's approval before starting a diet

  • Health Tip: Watch the Road on Halloween
    (24-Oct-2014)
    Be careful of trick-or-treaters

  • Health Tip: Using a Pacifier to Soothe Baby
    (23-Oct-2014)
    Make sure the infant really doesn't want to eat instead

  • Teen Conflicts Spill Over to Other Areas of Their Lives
    (23-Oct-2014)
    Home troubles affect school life, school issues affect home, researchers report

  • Gene Scan Helps Diagnose Mystery Disorders in Children
    (23-Oct-2014)
    Using DNA from parents and child, test hones in on disease-causing mutations

  • As Pot Use Rises, Teens' Grades May Fall: Study
    (23-Oct-2014)
    Occasional use might not have impact, but heavy users had lower test scores, researchers found

  • Discussing Ebola: Children Feel Safe, Calm When Adults Do, Too
    (22-Oct-2014)
    Be prepared with appropriate answers for the inevitable questions, experts say

  • Health Tip: Snacking After School
    (21-Oct-2014)
    Take steps to avoid getting sick

  • Health Tip: Dish Up Healthier Halloween Goodies
    (21-Oct-2014)
    Non-candy alternatives

  • Traffic Pollution May Be a Risk While Pregnant
    (21-Oct-2014)
    Reduced lung function seen in children at age 4, study says

  • Tall, Heavy 1-Year-Olds May Be at Risk for Obesity Later, Study Finds
    (21-Oct-2014)
    But experts say genes aren't destiny

  • Health Tip: Listen to Your Child About Food Allergies
    (20-Oct-2014)
    Things kids may say when they're having an allergic reaction

  • As U.S. Economy Worsened, Vasectomy Rates Rose, Study Finds
    (20-Oct-2014)
    National data shows a 28 percent rise in men opting for the procedure

  • Circumcision Past Newborn Stage Poses Risk for Boys, Study Finds
    (20-Oct-2014)
    Delaying procedure also linked with higher costs, experts say

  • Medication Errors Occur Every 8 Minutes in U.S. Children
    (20-Oct-2014)
    Study finds that liquid drugs are the most commonly misused at home

  • 'Desensitized' Parents Let Kids Watch More Movie Violence, Sex
    (20-Oct-2014)
    Study found that as parents viewed more of it themselves, they became more lax about how much kids could see

  • Athletic Trainers' Group Advises Heart Tests for Young Athletes
    (17-Oct-2014)
    Identifying problems may prevent sudden cardiac arrest, new guidelines suggest

  • Dads Face Guilt About Workouts, Just Like Moms Do
    (17-Oct-2014)
    Both parents tend to view exercise as a selfish behavior that takes up family time, researcher says

  • U.S. Kids Use ADHD Meds More During School Year
    (17-Oct-2014)
    Researchers suggest this may be to boost academic achievement

  • Tonsillectomy Complications May Be More Likely in Poor, Minority Kids
    (17-Oct-2014)
    Access to care might play a role, researcher says

  • Detergent Pods Pose Risk to Kids' Eyes, Researchers Warn
    (16-Oct-2014)
    Young children may be attracted to the brightly colored chemicals, study suggests

  • Teens Still Sending Naked Pictures Via Cellphone
    (16-Oct-2014)
    New study suggests one in five 'sexts,' despite potential consequences

  • 'To Burn Off Calories in This Soda, Walk 5 Miles'
    (16-Oct-2014)
    Teens drank fewer sugary drinks when energy content info was converted to exercise, study found

  • Health Tip: Installing a Child's Car Seat
    (15-Oct-2014)
    Follow the product's instructions carefully

  • Teen Girls May Face Greater Risk of Depression
    (15-Oct-2014)
    Relationship-related stress contributes to higher rates, researchers say

  • Family Support Tied to Safer Sex for Young Gay Males: Study
    (15-Oct-2014)
    Closeness, open discussions with parents may help prevent risky sexual behavior, findings suggest

  • Parenthood May Push Cancer Patients to Seek More Treatment
    (15-Oct-2014)
    They may choose aggressive therapy in attempt to have more time with children, study finds

  • Exercise May Not Ward Off Teen Depression
    (14-Oct-2014)
    U.K. research finds no apparent link, but U.S. experts are not convinced

  • More Kids Using ERs for Medical Care, Researchers Say
    (14-Oct-2014)
    Uninsured and privately insured children show biggest increases in California study

  • Eating Disorders May Start in Elementary School
    (13-Oct-2014)
    They're often linked with other mental health issues, researchers say

  • Calm, Positive Family Meals May Help Keep Kids Slim
    (13-Oct-2014)
    Having both parents present, eating in kitchen also linked to healthier weights, researchers report

  • Sleeping on Sofa Can Be Deadly for Babies, Study Finds
    (13-Oct-2014)
    Researchers uncover higher risk for SIDS, suffocation

  • Broccoli Compound Shows Promise for Autism Symptoms in Small Study
    (13-Oct-2014)
    Researchers caution that not everyone improved, and findings are preliminary

  • Study Finds Many Newborns Have Risky First Ride Home From Hospital
    (10-Oct-2014)
    More than 90 percent of parents don't install, position the car seat correctly, researchers say

  • Many Parents Need to Educate Themselves About Concussions
    (10-Oct-2014)
    Experts believe lack of knowledge could hinder child's recovery

  • Common Childhood Vaccine Cuts 'Superbug' Infection: Study
    (10-Oct-2014)
    Cases of antibiotic-resistant pneumonia, meningitis fell after pneumococcal shot introduced in 2010

  • Health Tip: Teach Kids to Live Healthier
    (09-Oct-2014)
    Including daily exercise

  • Schools Key to Reaching Kids With Mental Health Needs, Experts Say
    (08-Oct-2014)
    Left untreated, children may suffer long-term damage

  • Health Tip: Encouraging Your Toddlers to Read
    (06-Oct-2014)
    Let them choose the book

  • It's Confirmed: You Have Parents to Thank (or Blame) for Your Height
    (06-Oct-2014)
    New study doubles the number of gene regions linked to height

  • Genes May Play Big Role in Academic Success, Study Suggests
    (06-Oct-2014)
    But a number of other factors affect schoolwork and achievement, experts stress

  • Officials Report First Confirmed Child Death Due to Enterovirus D68
    (06-Oct-2014)
    Virus, which can cause paralysis, has spread to 43 states, CDC says

  • Most Who Abuse Painkillers Are Unprepared If Overdose Strikes: Study
    (02-Oct-2014)
    Although anti-OD meds are available, many addicts hold misguided views on what to do

  • Health Tip: If Your Child's Grades Are Dropping
    (02-Oct-2014)
    Make sure a physical problem isn't the cause

  • Kids With Autism Tend to Be Less Active, Study Says
    (02-Oct-2014)
    But 'underlying physical abilities are there'

  • Study Shows Benefits of Building Baby's Language Skills Early
    (02-Oct-2014)
    Helping infants learn to focus on sounds appears to speed up speech-related brain development

  • 42 States Reporting Respiratory Virus That Targets Kids
    (02-Oct-2014)
    Health officials also investigating whether it's linked to several deaths, cases of muscle weakness, paralysis

  • Preterm Birth, Pneumonia Leading Causes of Death for Children Under 5
    (01-Oct-2014)
    New global estimates suggest 2 million die each year from these conditions

  • Infant's Early Diet Doesn't Change Celiac Disease Risk, Study Finds
    (01-Oct-2014)
    Breast-feeding, waiting to introduce foods with gluten didn't prevent autoimmune disorder

  • Health Tip: Curbing Nighttime Nursing
    (30-Sep-2014)
    Feed baby more during the day

  • Spacing Between Sibling Births Tied to Autism Risk in Study
    (30-Sep-2014)
    But authors, expert stressed that couples shouldn't base family planning on this finding

  • Health Tip: Building a Safe Swing Set
    (29-Sep-2014)
    Make sure anchors are below ground

  • After-School Exercise Yields Brain Gains: Study
    (29-Sep-2014)
    Findings suggest physical education, recess may improve academic success

  • ADHD Can Hamper School Performance as Early as 2nd Grade, Study Says
    (29-Sep-2014)
    Researchers report problems with reading, math, social skills

  • 40 States, District of Columbia Reporting Respiratory Virus That Targets Kids
    (29-Sep-2014)
    Health officials also investigating whether germ is tied to cases of muscle weakness in 9 Colorado children

  • Ban Electronics in Kids' Bedrooms, Expert Says
    (26-Sep-2014)
    Electronic lights, action keep kids up at night and can impact school performance

  • Health Tip: Keep Your Child's Weight Down
    (26-Sep-2014)
    Or he could become obese later

  • Preemies May Have Stronger Immune Systems Than Suspected
    (26-Sep-2014)
    Study finds infant's cells can mount inflammatory response to bacteria

  • Boys With Autism Show Certain Grammar Skills in Study
    (25-Sep-2014)
    They were able to form some past tense verbs faster than boys without the disorder

  • Many Kids With ADHD May Be Missing Out on Talk Therapy
    (25-Sep-2014)
    Study finds just one in four taking medication gets additional treatment

  • 29 States, District of Columbia Reporting Respiratory Illness That Targets Kids
    (24-Sep-2014)
    Health officials urge good hygiene to help contain spread of Enterovirus D68

  • Breast Milk a Risk for Spreading Common Virus to Preemies, Study Finds
    (23-Sep-2014)
    CMV dangerous for low birth weight infants, but mom can be tested before delivery to see if she carries virus

  • Can Brain Scans Help Predict Young Children's Reading Abilities?
    (22-Sep-2014)
    Imaging might detect early reading troubles like dyslexia, researchers say

  • Brainwaves May Help Gauge Autism Severity: Study
    (22-Sep-2014)
    Seeing how fast a child processes sounds might lead to earlier diagnosis, too, researchers say

  • Pediatricians Urge Flu Vaccine for All Kids 6 Months and Older
    (22-Sep-2014)
    Nasal spray vaccine can be considered for many kids 2 to 8, doctors say

  • Many Parents Use Online Ratings to Pick a Pediatrician, Study Finds
    (22-Sep-2014)
    Reliability of the reviews is a concern, experts say

  • Cyberbullying Seems to Ramp Up in Middle School
    (20-Sep-2014)
    Effective prevention strategies must not be 'one-size-fits-all,' researcher says

  • More Schools Stocking Shots That Counter Serious Allergic Reactions
    (19-Sep-2014)
    Having epinephrine auto-injectors on hand can save lives, advocates say

  • Study: Exposure to Diversity Might Boost Baby's Social Skills
    (18-Sep-2014)
    Hearing different languages early in life could help reduce bias, researchers say

  • Prenatal Exposure to Chemicals in Plastics Linked to Asthma Risk in Kids
    (17-Sep-2014)
    Association between phthalates and lung disorder needs additional research, study authors say

  • 12 States Now Reporting Severe Respiratory Illness That Targets Kids
    (17-Sep-2014)
    Health officials urge good hygiene to limit exposure to Enterovirus D68

  • Researchers Don't See Long-Term Benefits From Drug for Preemies
    (16-Sep-2014)
    Magnesium sulfate still useful in short term for helping to reduce risk of cerebral palsy, study says

  • Fewer U.S. Teens Using Illegal Drugs and Alcohol, Report Finds
    (16-Sep-2014)
    Plus, teen tobacco use fell to new low in 2013, government statistics show

  • Health Tip: Reduce Your Child's Risk of Ear Infection
    (15-Sep-2014)
    Wash hands often

  • Kids Prescribed Antibiotics Twice as Often as Needed, Study Finds
    (15-Sep-2014)
    More than 11 million prescriptions may be unnecessary, researchers say

  • Small Number of Drugs Behind Kids' Accidental Poisonings: CDC
    (15-Sep-2014)
    Narcotic painkillers, addiction medications and sedatives top the list

  • Kids' Severe Respiratory Virus Confirmed in Northeast
    (15-Sep-2014)
    Health officials urge good hygiene to limit exposure to Enterovirus D68

  • The Parenting Trap: Coddling Anxious Kids
    (12-Sep-2014)
    Trying to protect children from source of anxiety may make things worse, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Helping Your Newborn Sleep
    (12-Sep-2014)
    Watch for signs that the infant is tired

  • Health Tip: If Your Child Can't Sleep
    (11-Sep-2014)
    Signs you should alert the pediatrician

  • Physical Activity May Boost School Performance, Especially for Boys
    (11-Sep-2014)
    Walking, bicycling to school linked to better reading scores in study

  • Medications Plus Parent Training May Help Kids With Aggression, ADHD
    (11-Sep-2014)
    Combination treatment seems to reduce anger and violent tendencies, study finds

  • Parents' Divorce May Hit Higher-Income Kids Harder
    (10-Sep-2014)
    Dramatic changes in lifestyle can lead to behavior problems, study suggests

  • Failed Infertility Treatment Linked to Worse Mental Health in Study
    (10-Sep-2014)
    All women who undergo treatment should receive psychological support, researchers suggest

  • Many U.S. Kids Missing Out on Preventive Care, CDC Says
    (10-Sep-2014)
    Report finds gaps in basic medical care, vaccines, and vision and hearing screenings

  • Health Tip: Keeping Your Child Safe in a Car Seat
    (09-Sep-2014)
    Babies should ride in a rear-facing device

  • E-Cigarette Refills Pose Danger to Kids, Experts Say
    (09-Sep-2014)
    British researchers warn of accidental liquid nicotine poisoning from easily accessed e-cartridges

  • Spotting, Treating Autism Symptoms in Infancy May Prevent Delays
    (09-Sep-2014)
    But, study doesn't show that parent-based therapy can change course of autism

  • Nine of 10 American Kids Eat Too Much Salt: CDC
    (09-Sep-2014)
    Almost half of daily intake comes from the 10 foods they eat most

  • Smoking Before Fatherhood May Raise Asthma Risk in Kids: Study
    (08-Sep-2014)
    But no similar association was found between mother and children

  • Putting Baby to Sleep on Animal Fur May Lower Asthma Risk: Study
    (08-Sep-2014)
    Researchers suggest contact with natural microbes may offer protection

  • Kidney and Thyroid Cancer Rates Up Among U.S. Children, Study Finds
    (08-Sep-2014)
    But these pediatric cancers remain rare and the increases are very small, experts say

  • Sibling Bullies May Leave Lasting Effects
    (08-Sep-2014)
    Study links harassment at home to higher levels of depression, anxiety

  • Give Aspirin to All Pregnant Women at Risk of Preeclampsia: U.S. Experts
    (08-Sep-2014)
    Daily, low-dose regimen cuts odds of complication by 24 percent

  • Respiratory Virus Hitting Kids in at Least 12 States
    (08-Sep-2014)
    Health officials concerned about a wider outbreak, urge good hygiene to limit exposure

  • Family Troubles Tied to Poorer Dental Health, Study Discovers
    (05-Sep-2014)
    The more physical, verbal aggression there was in the home, the more cavities parents and children had

  • Health Tip: Prevent Children From Falling Out a Window
    (05-Sep-2014)
    Keep windows locked

  • Tips for Keeping Breast-Feeding Goals on Track
    (04-Sep-2014)
    New moms can use encouragement, support, expert says

  • Serious Childhood Burns Tied to Long-Term Mental Health Risks
    (04-Sep-2014)
    Adults injured by fire when young are at increased odds of depression, study finds

  • Breast-Feeding May Help Obese Moms Lose Pregnancy Pounds
    (04-Sep-2014)
    Positive effect wasn't seen in normal weight or overweight women, study found

  • Health Tip: Get the Right Nutrients While Nursing
    (03-Sep-2014)
    Beef up your diet for baby's health

  • Music Lessons May Help Bridge 'Achievement Gap'
    (03-Sep-2014)
    Two years of instruction was followed by brain changes in children, study found

  • Booze, Pot Bad for Teens in Different Ways, Study Suggests
    (02-Sep-2014)
    Drinking tied to unsafe driving, marijuana use linked to poorer academics, job performance

  • Preterm or Small Birth Tied to Long-Term Risks to Heart, Brain
    (02-Sep-2014)
    But researchers say exercise, education may help overcome deficiencies

  • More Evidence Breast-Feeding Lowers Child's Risk of Infections, Allergies
    (02-Sep-2014)
    Human milk contains important immunological protection for children, study authors say

  • Family Meals May Defuse Cyberbullying's Impact, Study Says
    (01-Sep-2014)
    Support, communication appear to be buffers

  • Health Tip: Teach Your Child to Read Food Labels
    (29-Aug-2014)
    Have the child check each snack's nutrition

  • Encouraging Your Baby's Babbling May Speed Language Development
    (29-Aug-2014)
    Researchers found that when parents responded, infants began to form more complex sounds

  • Scientists Find Differences in Brains of Those With Dyslexia
    (29-Aug-2014)
    Scans showed less connectivity in regions linked to reading

  • Parents' Fights May Strain Bonds With Their Kids
    (28-Aug-2014)
    On days that mom and dad argue, they treat their children differently, study finds

  • Less Sleep in Teen Years Tied to More Pounds at 21
    (28-Aug-2014)
    16-year-olds should get more than 8 hours of shuteye a night to help avoid obesity, research says

  • Concussion Recovery Can Reverse After Return to Activity, Study Shows
    (28-Aug-2014)
    Expert and researcher say the findings highlight need for slow return to playing field

  • Most U.S. Babies Get Their Vaccines: CDC
    (28-Aug-2014)
    But booster shots and second doses lag for 2-year-olds, report finds

  • Health Tip: Preparing for the First Day of School
    (27-Aug-2014)
    Reinforce the positives

  • Health Tip: Teaching Your Child About Food Allergies
    (25-Aug-2014)
    Communicate the warning signs

  • Pediatricians Offer New Dental Recommendations
    (25-Aug-2014)
    American Academy of Pediatrics urges fluoride use on first teeth to prevent decay

  • Start School Later for Older Kids, Pediatricians Urge
    (25-Aug-2014)
    Opening bell should be no earlier than 8:30, says Academy of Pediatrics

  • What Parents Need to Know About Sports Participation
    (24-Aug-2014)
    Carefully assess the school's athletic program, expert advises

  • Getting Back to School Sleep Schedules
    (23-Aug-2014)
    Expert offers advice on how to help kids adjust to earlier bedtimes

  • Simple Steps Make Shots Less Scary for Kids, Nurse Says
    (22-Aug-2014)
    Parents can help their children handle the sting of getting vaccinated

  • With Kids in School, Parents Can Work Out
    (22-Aug-2014)
    Include exercise in your weekly calendar of commitments, fitness expert says

  • Food Allergies More Common Among Inner City Kids, Study Finds
    (22-Aug-2014)
    10 percent of children tracked had allergy to peanuts, eggs or milk

  • College Prep 101
    (22-Aug-2014)
    Expert offers tips on how to help students adjust to life on their own for the first time

  • Health Tip: When Your Child Is Afraid to Sleep
    (21-Aug-2014)
    Understand what's behind the fear

  • Health Tip: Help Keep Teen Drivers Safe
    (21-Aug-2014)
    Frequently discuss auto safety

  • Racial Disparities in Breast-Feeding May Start With Hospitals, Study Suggests
    (21-Aug-2014)
    Maternity care practices differ in neighborhoods with more black residents than average, CDC research finds

  • Study Ties Colds, Flu to Rare Risk of Stroke in Kids
    (20-Aug-2014)
    Cause seems related to inflammation of the arteries, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Teach Children Not to Waste Food
    (19-Aug-2014)
    Make sure school lunch has food they'll eat

  • When Parents Need Care, Daughters Carry the Burden: Study
    (19-Aug-2014)
    Brothers often pass on responsibilities to sisters, research contends

  • For Kids, Risks of Parental Smoking Persist Long-Term, Study Finds
    (19-Aug-2014)
    Increased odds for asthma seen into teen years

  • Lunchbox Hygiene Helps Prevent Foodborne Illness, Expert Says
    (18-Aug-2014)
    Pack a paper towel or wax paper so kids don't set food down on dirty tables

  • Co-Workers Take Dim View of Women Who Seek Flex Time: Study
    (18-Aug-2014)
    But men who seek time for kids are viewed positively, researchers find

  • Childhood Mental Disability Rates Up, Study Finds
    (18-Aug-2014)
    Largest increase reported among wealthier families

  • Doctors ID New Ways to Get More Kids Vaccinated
    (18-Aug-2014)
    Messages that focus on benefits to the child have the most impact, study finds

  • Ease Kids Into School Sleep Schedules
    (17-Aug-2014)
    Making the adjustment 'doesn't just happen overnight,' health expert says

  • Settling Back-to-School Nerves
    (16-Aug-2014)
    Expert offers parents tips on reducing anxieties, jitters for kids

  • Health Tip: If Your Child is Having Nightmares
    (15-Aug-2014)
    Keeping a sleep diary may help

  • Back-to-School Prep Includes Lice Review
    (15-Aug-2014)
    Don't count on home remedies, experts say

  • Expert Offers Backpack Safety Tips
    (15-Aug-2014)
    When kids carry too much, muscle strains and back pain can occur

  • When Your Child Asks for Contact Lenses
    (15-Aug-2014)
    Consider kid's maturity level before giving your answer, FDA says

  • Tough Laws Continue to Target Tobacco Sales to Minors
    (14-Aug-2014)
    Everyone in a community must work together to stop illegal sales, U.S. health official says

  • Fewer Unmarried Women Having Children, CDC Reports
    (13-Aug-2014)
    Declines seen in every age group except for those over 35

  • Many Expectant Moms Don't Get Steroids That Protect Preterm Babies
    (13-Aug-2014)
    Study shows only half of eligible women in lower-income countries receive helpful drug

  • Health Tip: School Bus Safety
    (12-Aug-2014)
    Show the child how to board, exit

  • Preemies' Thinking Skills May Catch Up by Adolescence
    (12-Aug-2014)
    Study hints at the importance of nutrition and a stimulating home environment

  • Health Tip: Brush Up on Nutrition for Back to School
    (11-Aug-2014)
    Start the year with a healthy eating plan

  • Health Tip: Promoting Social Behavior in Toddlers
    (11-Aug-2014)
    Support your child's development

  • Acidic Drinks Can Damage Kids' Teeth Permanently, Expert Warns
    (11-Aug-2014)
    Some sodas, juices and sports drinks may harm young smiles

  • Expert Offers Safe Splinter Removal Tips
    (09-Aug-2014)
    Going barefoot in the summer increases risk of problems, doctor says

  • Health Tip: Being Healthy Parents
    (08-Aug-2014)
    Find time to be together

  • Distracted Teen Drivers Often on Cellphone With Parent: Study
    (08-Aug-2014)
    Survey also finds that many text mom and dad from behind the wheel

  • Poorly Packed Lunches Can Cause Food Poisoning
    (08-Aug-2014)
    Health officials share tips for keeping perishables safe

  • Health Tip: Reading Out Loud With Your Child
    (07-Aug-2014)
    It helps improve self-esteem

  • Fitness May Help Ward Off Depression in Girls
    (07-Aug-2014)
    Being in good physical condition likely to help boys avoid the blues too, expert says

  • Health Tip: Avoiding Parental Burnout
    (05-Aug-2014)
    What you can do to deal with stress

  • Hot Cars Can Quickly Prove Deadly for Kids
    (05-Aug-2014)
    Expert offers tips on protecting small passengers from heat-related tragedies

  • Health Tip: Protecting Children's Teeth
    (04-Aug-2014)
    Don't put juice in baby's bottle

  • Preschoolers Can Suffer From Depression, Too
    (04-Aug-2014)
    Study finds that these kids may be plagued by the condition throughout childhood

  • When Colds, Flu Lead to Complications in Kids
    (04-Aug-2014)
    About a third of children admitted to hospital for these infections develop respiratory issues, study finds

  • Could a Little Video Game Play Be Good for Kids?
    (04-Aug-2014)
    Study found children who played an hour or less a day were the most well-adjusted

  • Stay Out of Stinging Insects' Way This Summer
    (03-Aug-2014)
    Bees, wasps and other pests send about 500,000 Americans to the hospital annually

  • Health Tip: Set Rules About TV Time
    (01-Aug-2014)
    Be strict about when it's forbidden

  • Food Is a Common Choking Hazard for Kids, Doctor Says
    (01-Aug-2014)
    Experts warn that children under 5 are most vulnerable

  • Expert Offers School Bus Safety Tips
    (01-Aug-2014)
    Almost 140 children and adults die every year in school transportation accidents

  • Health Tip: Choosing a Safe Summer Camp
    (31-Jul-2014)
    Make an informed selection

  • Kids' Lunch Boxes Often Fall Short on Nutrition
    (31-Jul-2014)
    Less than one-third of home meals met federal standards for school-served foods, study finds

  • 1 in 4 U.S. Kids Underestimate Their Weight, Study Finds
    (31-Jul-2014)
    Kids and parents need education about healthy weight and healthful lifestyles, experts say

  • Tip-Over Furniture Can Kill Kids
    (30-Jul-2014)
    Experts share childproofing advice

  • Make Kids' Weight Loss a Family Affair, Study Suggests
    (30-Jul-2014)
    If parent and preschooler are both overweight, tackling it together works best, researchers say

  • Blood Test Might Help Prevent Certain Birth Defects
    (30-Jul-2014)
    Test to detect mom-to-be's folate concentration could spot those lacking nutrient for infant development

  • Health Tip: Encourage Kids to Exercise
    (29-Jul-2014)
    Here's a list of health benefits

  • Kids Will Pass on 'Healthy' Foods
    (29-Jul-2014)
    To improve their eating habits, don't dwell on the benefits of fruits, veggies, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Recognize Signs of Bullying
    (28-Jul-2014)
    Such as a sudden desire to avoid school

  • Healthy School Lunches Get Thumbs Up From Students
    (28-Jul-2014)
    Kids aren't avoiding healthier fare or throwing more food away, research shows

  • Preemies May Have Higher Risk of Blood Clots, Even as Adults
    (28-Jul-2014)
    Odds are small, but family, doctors should keep possibility in mind, researchers say

  • Don't Let Kids Drink Pool Water
    (26-Jul-2014)
    Expert offers tips for spotting chlorine poisoning, bacterial infection, secondary drowning in kids

  • Genes May Be Key to Language Delay in Kids
    (25-Jul-2014)
    Study of twins suggests vocabulary, grammar skills largely inherited

  • Rhymes Reveal Evidence of Learning in the Womb
    (25-Jul-2014)
    By third trimester, unborn babies respond to rhymes recited by their mothers, research shows

  • Most Adults Are Members of 'Clean Plate Club'
    (25-Jul-2014)
    Study shows they finish 92 percent of what's on their plates, kids eat just 59 percent

  • Health Tip: Keep Youngsters Outside the Pool
    (24-Jul-2014)
    To help prevent drowning

  • Young Readers, Tomorrow's Leaders?
    (24-Jul-2014)
    Study suggests link between early reading skills and later intelligence

  • Parents of Obese Kids Often View Them as Healthy
    (24-Jul-2014)
    They're more likely to change their children's diet than encourage exercise, study finds

  • Many Kids With Medicaid Use ER as Doctor's Office: CDC
    (24-Jul-2014)
    Pediatrician says many physicians won't accept the publicly funded insurance plan

  • Farmers' Market Vouchers May Help Poorer Families Eat Healthier
    (24-Jul-2014)
    Special incentives encourage consumption of fruits and vegetables, study says

  • Too Few Teens Receive HPV Shot, CDC Says
    (24-Jul-2014)
    Agency urges doctors to recommend it along with other routine immunizations

  • Parent's Death May Raise Risk of Early Death for Grown Children, Study Suggests
    (23-Jul-2014)
    Odds of dying prematurely 50 percent higher in adults who'd lost a parent in childhood, researchers report

  • Many Obese U.S. Kids Think They're Thinner Than They Are
    (23-Jul-2014)
    They won't take steps to reach a healthy weight if they don't see the problem, experts note

  • Health Tip: Soothing Bug Bites
    (22-Jul-2014)
    Remedies to help fight the pain and itch

  • Parents of Children With Autism Need Help, Too
    (22-Jul-2014)
    Study found mothers who were taught stress-reduction skills had less depression, anxiety

  • Obesity During Pregnancy Linked to Raised Asthma Risk in Kids
    (22-Jul-2014)
    Threat of respiratory disease may be up to 30 percent higher, study suggests

  • Health Tip: Take Kids for a Nature Walk
    (21-Jul-2014)
    And get some exercise

  • Life Skills, Parenting Classes May Cut Inflammation in Poor Kids
    (21-Jul-2014)
    That, in turn, may help reduce health ills, such as diabetes and heart disease, researcher says

  • Smoking While Pregnant Linked to ADHD in Children
    (21-Jul-2014)
    Expectant moms' use of nicotine-replacement therapy could also spell problems for kids, study suggests

  • Waistlines of U.S. Kids Seem to Be Holding Steady, Study Finds
    (21-Jul-2014)
    But too many children and teens remain obese, experts say

  • Common Genes Implicated in Autism Study
    (21-Jul-2014)
    Findings suggest genetics play a bigger role than environment in risk of disorder

  • Full-Time Job May Disrupt Breast-Feeding Plans
    (18-Jul-2014)
    Study found moms who returned to part-time work were better able to meet their goals

  • College Alcohol Violations Often Draw a Slap on the Wrist: Study
    (17-Jul-2014)
    Often, campus security won't report booze-related infractions to police or to health services, researchers say

  • 'Little League Shoulder' on the Rise
    (17-Jul-2014)
    Rest, possibly combined with physical therapy, key to recovery, research suggests

  • Health Tip: Watch for Warning Signs of Choking
    (15-Jul-2014)
    Including difficulty breathing

  • Kids From Dairy Farms Have Lower Allergy Risk, Study Finds
    (15-Jul-2014)
    Benefits evident from birth, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Giving Children Chores
    (14-Jul-2014)
    Can help boost self-esteem

  • iPads Can Trigger Nickel Allergies in Kids
    (14-Jul-2014)
    Report involving 11-year-boy points to a simple solution: an iPad case

  • Babies' Brains Prep for Speech Long Before First Words Come Out
    (14-Jul-2014)
    Scans found motor areas were activated when infants heard others talking, researchers report

  • Bed-Sharing Linked to SIDS
    (14-Jul-2014)
    Study also finds risk factors for sleep-related death vary with baby's age

  • Spoon Measurements Behind Many Child Drug-Dosing Errors: Study
    (14-Jul-2014)
    Experts recommend medications be administered in milliliters only

  • Researchers See Link Between Dyslexia, Abuse
    (10-Jul-2014)
    But they're not sure which one might lead to the other

  • TB Rates Among Children May Be Higher Than Estimated
    (09-Jul-2014)
    As many as 650,000 kids worldwide infected each year, researchers report

  • Kids on Tight Schedules May Lose Out, Study Says
    (08-Jul-2014)
    Study shows having more free time teaches children how to plan, solve problems and make decisions

  • Health Tip: Minimizing Food Allergies
    (07-Jul-2014)
    Early breast-feeding may help

  • Health Tip: Taking Pressure Off Parents
    (07-Jul-2014)
    Nobody can be perfect

  • Unwed Parents Should Tie the Knot Before Child Turns 3: Study
    (03-Jul-2014)
    Doing so creates strongest family bond, researcher explains

  • Glaucoma Can Affect Babies, Too
    (02-Jul-2014)
    In U.S., one in 10,000 infants is born with the vision-robbing disease

  • Many Teens May Get Several Pro-Marijuana Tweets a Day
    (02-Jul-2014)
    Twitter might be influencing young people's opinions of the drug, study suggests

  • Dad's Ethnicity May Influence Baby's Birth Weight
    (01-Jul-2014)
    Infants born to foreign-born fathers weighed less at birth, Canadian study finds

  • iPads May Help Boost Speaking Skills in Kids With Autism: Study
    (01-Jul-2014)
    Combining use of device with therapy sessions helped minimally verbal children talk, interact

  • Childhood Vaccines Vindicated Once More
    (01-Jul-2014)
    No link to autism found in large review of previous research on measles, mumps, rubella vaccine

  • Health Tip: Healing After Baby is Born
    (30-Jun-2014)
    Ease back into your routine

  • A Laptop May Boost a Hospitalized Child's Recovery
    (30-Jun-2014)
    Kids who videoconference with family, friends report less stress, study says

  • Protect Your Kids From the Heat
    (29-Jun-2014)
    Expert offers tips on avoiding heat-related illness in children

  • Health Tip: Keep High Schoolers Safe During Sports
    (27-Jun-2014)
    Make sure they train properly and wear protective equipment

  • Summer's a Great Time for Tonsil Removal
    (27-Jun-2014)
    Surgery won't disrupt school schedule, kids can relax during recovery, doctor says

  • Health Tip: Communicate With an ADHD Child
    (26-Jun-2014)
    Shouting doesn't help

  • Precautions Help Keep Kids Safe in Water
    (26-Jun-2014)
    Children can drown in as little as 2 inches of water, pediatrician warns

  • Milk, Egg Allergies Seem to Make Parents Most Anxious
    (26-Jun-2014)
    Two-thirds of parents accurately assess severity of their child's food allergy, study reports

  • Daughters Drink More Than Their Moms Did -- in Australia, at Least
    (26-Jun-2014)
    It's possible findings would apply to U.S., experts say

  • For Young Kids, Nasal Spray Beats Needle for Flu Immunization
    (26-Jun-2014)
    CDC says getting seasonal vaccine via the nose confers better protection for those ages 2 to 8

  • Numbing Medications Can Harm Teething Babies, FDA Warns
    (26-Jun-2014)
    Products containing lidocaine or benzocaine have been linked to serious illness and even death, agency says

  • Persistent Cough in Kids Can Often Be Whooping Cough
    (25-Jun-2014)
    In British study, 1 in 5 cases of chronic hacking turned out to be the respiratory ailment

  • Mother's Birthplace May Affect Autism Risk in Kids
    (24-Jun-2014)
    Some foreign-born mothers now in U.S. are more likely to have children with the disorder, study finds

  • Pediatrics Group Wants Parents to Read to Their Children Every Day
    (24-Jun-2014)
    The practice should begin in infancy, American Academy of Pediatrics says, to prepare kids for school, life

  • Health Tip: Protect Your Child's Hearing
    (23-Jun-2014)
    Avoid exposure to loud noise

  • Study Links Pesticide Exposure During Pregnancy to Autism Risk in Kids
    (23-Jun-2014)
    But it doesn't prove pesticides cause autism, and didn't directly measure women's chemical exposure, expert notes

  • Web-Based Program May Help Beginner Drivers
    (23-Jun-2014)
    A new spin on behind-the-wheel education improves teen safety, study says

  • Tips for Keeping That Bounce House Safe
    (22-Jun-2014)
    Children get hurt when colliding with others or falling, expert says, so supervision is needed

  • For Safety's Sake, Don't Leave Kids in Cars
    (21-Jun-2014)
    Warmer weather puts them at risk of heat stroke, other dangers, expert says

  • Health Tip: Teach Children About Responsibility
    (20-Jun-2014)
    Make sure your expectations are understood

  • A Defining Act for Fathers and Sons
    (20-Jun-2014)
    25 years later, that game of catch in 'Field of Dreams' still resonates for many, and experts explain why

  • Parents of a Child With Autism Often Forgo Further Childbearing: Study
    (18-Jun-2014)
    Stress of caring for an affected child is probably a big factor, one expert says

  • Health Tip: Is Your Teen Abusing Alcohol?
    (17-Jun-2014)
    Warning signs that a teen may be drinking

  • Dads Who Do Housework May Spur Daughters to Aim High: Study
    (13-Jun-2014)
    Promoting gender equality at home may foster ambition in girls, researchers say

  • Background TV May Hinder Toddlers' Language Development
    (13-Jun-2014)
    Communication skills benefit when parents focus solely on the child, study suggests

  • When School's Out, Weight Can Pile On
    (12-Jun-2014)
    For certain kids, summer vacation adds unwanted pounds, review finds

  • Less Smoking, Sex and Fighting Among U.S. High School Kids: CDC
    (12-Jun-2014)
    But rates for other unhealthy behaviors, such as texting while driving, are up, agency says

  • Cool Teens, Uncool Future?
    (12-Jun-2014)
    Status-seeking behaviors of adolescence don't translate well to adult world, study suggests

  • Parents' Sleep May Affect Child's Risk of Obesity: Study
    (11-Jun-2014)
    All family members need adequate rest to protect against preschoolers' weight gain, experts say

  • Health Tip: Worried About a Child's Back Pain?
    (09-Jun-2014)
    Signs the child should see a doctor

  • Measles Journey Highlights Risk to Unvaccinated Kids
    (09-Jun-2014)
    Minnesota outbreak began with a toddler traveling overseas, study says

  • Vaccine for Infant Tummy Bug Cuts Hospitalizations: CDC
    (09-Jun-2014)
    Fewer children admitted for severe diarrhea tied to rotavirus, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Teach Kids Bike Safety Rules
    (06-Jun-2014)
    Including where it's safe to ride

  • Many Childhood Leukemia Survivors Aren't Taking 'Maintenance' Meds: Study
    (06-Jun-2014)
    These drugs help stop acute lymphocytic leukemia from coming back, experts note

  • Too-Clean Homes May Encourage Child Allergies, Asthma: Study
    (06-Jun-2014)
    Exposure to a little dust, dander in infancy might prime tots' immune systems, research finds

  • Genetic 'Networks' May Play Role in Autism
    (06-Jun-2014)
    Finding might provide new targets for drugs to treat disorder, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Consider Air Bag Safety for Children
    (05-Jun-2014)
    Seat them in the back of the car

  • Kids' Obesity Risk Rises With Parents' Divorce: Study
    (05-Jun-2014)
    Stress, unhealthy coping strategies may be to blame, experts say

  • Health Tip: Help Improve Your Child's Sleep
    (03-Jun-2014)
    Regulate the youngster's exposure to light

  • Hormone Levels in Womb Tied to Autism Risk in Boys: Study
    (03-Jun-2014)
    Experts caution that finding is preliminary, with no current implications for treatment or prevention

  • Boston Marathon Bombings Left Psychological Scars on Kids
    (02-Jun-2014)
    11 percent of parents surveyed months later described PTSD symptoms in children, study found

  • 1 of 8 U.S. Kids Mistreated Before Age 18, Study Finds
    (02-Jun-2014)
    Risk highest early in life, with 2 percent of children having a confirmed report by 1st birthday, researchers say

  • Preventing Tick Bites
    (30-May-2014)
    Long pants, socks and insect repellant help protect you from ticks

  • Health Tip: Strap Big Kids in a Booster Seat
    (29-May-2014)
    Suggestions for safe use

  • Having Babies May Be 'Contagious' Among Long-Time Friends
    (29-May-2014)
    Women tend to get pregnant soon after friends they've known since high school give birth, study finds

  • U.S. Measles Cases at 20-Year High
    (29-May-2014)
    Almost all infections involve unvaccinated residents who traveled abroad, CDC says

  • Mediterranean Diet May Keep Kids Slimmer
    (28-May-2014)
    Children who followed eating plan were 15 percent less likely to be overweight, study finds

  • Kids' Snacking Gets Less Nutritious as They Age
    (27-May-2014)
    With youngsters eating about three snacks daily, focus should be on healthy foods, says expert

  • Dad's Brain Becomes More 'Maternal' When He's Primary Caregiver: Study
    (27-May-2014)
    Regions where emotions are processed get more active, researchers report

  • Health Tip: Stay Involved in Your Childrens' Internet Use
    (26-May-2014)
    Help them learn what's appropriate

  • Health Tip: Easing Baby's Cradle Cap
    (26-May-2014)
    Wash baby's scalp frequently

  • Fit Kids Have Better Body-Fat Distribution, Study Finds
    (23-May-2014)
    Active children show fewer signs of future heart disease

  • Cyberbullying Knows No Socio-economic Bounds
    (23-May-2014)
    Study finds poor kids are getting harassed online, too

  • New Dialysis Machine Treats Tiniest of Newborns
    (23-May-2014)
    Device needed because adult dialysis machines overpower babies' blood vessels, experts say

  • Health Tip: Swaddle Baby Safely
    (22-May-2014)
    Follow these guidelines

  • Costs a Barrier to Asthma Care for Some Kids
    (22-May-2014)
    High co-pays prevent some children from seeing a doctor or getting needed meds, study finds

  • Health Tip: Avoiding College Weight Gain
    (21-May-2014)
    Get enough exercise

  • Health Tip: Giving Medicine to Your Child
    (21-May-2014)
    Make sure you're well-informed

  • Stillbirth Remains an 'Unacknowledged Problem'
    (20-May-2014)
    These early deaths are rarely included in national medical records, study says

  • High Cholesterol May Delay Parenthood, Study Suggests
    (20-May-2014)
    Whether lowering cholesterol in prospective parents will aid conception isn't clear, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Keep Kids Safe in Shopping Carts
    (19-May-2014)
    Suggestions to prevent tipping and injuries

  • More Evidence Ties Poor Sleep to Obesity in Kids
    (19-May-2014)
    Study highlights need for consistent bedtime, experts say

  • Delaying Measles-Related Vaccines May Raise Seizure Risk: Study
    (19-May-2014)
    Researchers say findings emphasize importance of following timing guidelines

  • Tweens Who Play Sports Less Likely to Smoke: Study
    (16-May-2014)
    And non-school clubs may help reduce risk of drinking, researchers find

  • Single Moms' Job Loss May Have Long Term Impact on Kids
    (16-May-2014)
    Children's education and long-term mental health often seem to suffer, research shows

  • Health Tip: Help Your Child Give Up Thumb Sucking
    (16-May-2014)
    Suggestions to help break the habit

  • Early Repetitive Behaviors May Signal Autism Risk
    (14-May-2014)
    Research in siblings of children with autism may give parents a way to spot signs of the disorder earlier

  • College Students' Unhealthy Habits Can Mark Their Future
    (13-May-2014)
    Smoking, drinking, not eating right and not exercising will add up to future health woes, researchers say

  • Almost 1 in 20 Young Teens Binge Drinks, Canadian Study Finds
    (13-May-2014)
    4 percent of 12- to 14-year-olds say they've downed more than 5 drinks in a sitting over past year

  • Health Tip: Dealing With Baby's Gas
    (12-May-2014)
    Is mom eating foods that may contribute?

  • Smoking More Likely Among Teens Whose Parents Light Up
    (12-May-2014)
    Quitting early in child's life helps reduce risk, researchers say

  • Drug Therapy May Lower Odds That Kids With ADHD Will Smoke
    (12-May-2014)
    Children with the disorder typically have higher smoking rates, experts note

  • Health Tip: Is Your Child Old Enough to Stay Home Alone?
    (09-May-2014)
    Questions that can help you decide

  • Tips for New Moms on Mother's Day
    (09-May-2014)
    FDA experts offer advice on doctor visits, use of medications

  • Brain Activity Changes in Pregnant Women, Study Finds
    (08-May-2014)
    Boost in activity in brain region that reads faces may prepare mom to bond with baby, researcher suggests

  • Health Tip: Understanding Childhood Obesity
    (07-May-2014)
    Why extra weight is dangerous

  • Nicotine Poisoning of Infant Highlights 'E-Cig' Dangers, Docs Report
    (07-May-2014)
    10-month-old boy was sickened but survived toxic ingestion of liquid used for 'vaping'

  • Health Tip: Baby Should Sleep on Her Back
    (06-May-2014)
    To help prevent SIDS

  • Skills Like Walking, Talking Don't Come Easily for Minority Kids With Autism
    (06-May-2014)
    Phenomenon occurs twice as often in black children, 1.5 times more in Hispanics than in whites: study

  • Could Energy Drinks Be Wrong Choice for Some Teens?
    (06-May-2014)
    Unhealthy behaviors may be more common in those who consume the beverages, research suggests

  • Many Parents Not Following Safe Sleep Practices for Babies
    (05-May-2014)
    About one-third don't place infants to sleep on their backs, although that's known to help prevent SIDS

  • Disease Outbreaks May Not Change Minds of Vaccine Opponents
    (05-May-2014)
    Study of whooping cough epidemic in Washington state found no rise in immunization of babies

  • In Crashes That Kill Children, It's Their Driver Who's Often Drunk
    (05-May-2014)
    Finding highlights need for additional penalties for those convicted of drunk driving with a child passenger, MADD says

  • Young Adults Think E-Cigs Safer Than Tobacco Ones
    (05-May-2014)
    Survey finds young parents and non-smokers among users

  • Genes, Environment May Play Equal Parts in Autism Risk: Study
    (05-May-2014)
    Interaction between the two is probably complex, needs more research, experts say

  • Hard Work Propels Asian-American Students to Head of Class: Study
    (05-May-2014)
    Reading, math tests showed little difference in innate abilities compared to whites, other minorities

  • Health Tip: Talk to Your Kids About Alcohol
    (02-May-2014)
    Start a dialog when they're young

  • Health Tip: Batteries May Be Dangerous for Kids
    (02-May-2014)
    Keep devices with batteries away from children

  • Helmets Not Helpful for Babies With 'Flat Head' Syndrome: Study
    (02-May-2014)
    Dutch researchers found similar improvement in infants who received no treatment

  • Preschoolers Getting Too Much Screen Time: Survey
    (02-May-2014)
    With some spending 3 or more hours daily, other childhood activities get crowded out, expert warns

  • Your Kids May Not Be Ignoring You on Purpose
    (02-May-2014)
    Children focused on other tasks 'blinded' to what's going on around them, study says

  • With Kids In Car, Parents Still Likely to Use Cellphones
    (02-May-2014)
    Study shows 90 percent admit to driving while distracted by talking, texting or giving food to a child

  • News Coverage of Teen Suicides May Have Ripple Effect
    (02-May-2014)
    Study finds possible link between prominent stories and copy-cat deaths

  • Overweight Teens Feel Stigmatized, Bullied: Study
    (01-May-2014)
    British survey finds some young people link excess weight to laziness and lack of self-control

  • Psst, Girls Have Been Better Students Than Boys for Decades
    (01-May-2014)
    Study authors call female superiority a 'well-kept secret' that's been true for nearly 100 years

  • Health Tip: Make Time for Breakfast
    (30-Apr-2014)
    And help your toddler get a healthy start

  • By 9 Months, Baby's Visual Learning Kicks In: Study
    (30-Apr-2014)
    At this age, infants can view pictures, then recognize the objects in real life

  • Pregnancy Ultrasound a Big Bonding Moment for Dads-to-Be
    (30-Apr-2014)
    Fetal image helps men take in reality of pending birth, study suggests

  • 'Breast Milk Banks' Gain in Popularity
    (29-Apr-2014)
    Experts say they're safer than online milk-sharing sources

  • Caring for Severely Ill Kids May Have Silver Lining
    (29-Apr-2014)
    Many parent caregivers show signs of 'post-traumatic growth,' study says

  • Working With Horses May Ease Stress in Kids
    (29-Apr-2014)
    After 12-week riding program, students had lower levels of stress hormone in small study

  • Calling Young Girls 'Fat' May Increase Their Teen-Obesity Risk
    (29-Apr-2014)
    Stigma alone could spur overeating, study authors say

  • Gastro Woes More Common in Kids With Autism: Review
    (28-Apr-2014)
    Their risk for digestive problems is 4 times higher than in typically developing peers, researchers found

  • U.S. Kids Experiencing Less Violence: Surveys
    (28-Apr-2014)
    School shootings, bullying make the headlines, but they're the exception, expert says

  • Single Motherhood Doesn't Seem to Hinder Happiness
    (26-Apr-2014)
    Raising a child more likely to brighten these women's lives, study says

  • Keep Prescription Drugs Secure From Teens: Expert
    (25-Apr-2014)
    Too often, addiction and abuse begin at home, he warns

  • Kids' Happiness Doesn't Depend on 2 Natural Parents, Says Study
    (25-Apr-2014)
    Relationship quality key, not whether you live with stepparent, single parent or 2 natural parents

  • FDA Advisers: Ban Use of Behavior-Modifying 'Shock Devices'
    (25-Apr-2014)
    The controversial tools are used on emotionally disabled kids at a Mass. facility

  • FDA Reconsiders Behavior-Modifying 'Shock Devices'
    (24-Apr-2014)
    Agency meets Thursday to discuss outlawing tools used on emotionally disabled kids

  • 1 in 13 U.S. Schoolkids Takes Psych Meds: Report
    (24-Apr-2014)
    More than half of parents said the drugs are helpful

  • Health Tip: Signs Your Child Has An Overuse Injury
    (23-Apr-2014)
    Is the child in pain while exercising?

  • Too Much Codeine Still Prescribed to U.S. Kids: Study
    (21-Apr-2014)
    ERs give potentially dangerous drug to thousands of children each year

  • Language Problems Common for Kids With ADHD, Study Finds
    (21-Apr-2014)
    Anxiety often goes hand in hand with attention disorder, too

  • Bowel Illnesses Sometimes Coincide in Kids
    (21-Apr-2014)
    Children with irritable bowel syndrome were more likely to also have celiac disease in Italian study

  • Spring Cleaning Safety Tips
    (19-Apr-2014)
    How to avoid accidental poisonings from chemicals, medications

  • Health Tip: If Your Child is Constipated
    (18-Apr-2014)
    Signs the youngster should see a doctor

  • Health Tip: Avoid Diaper Rash
    (17-Apr-2014)
    Keep your little one dry and clean

  • Low Birth Weight, Lack of Breast-Feeding Tied to Inflammation Risk in Adulthood
    (17-Apr-2014)
    Study of more than 10,000 people suggests these infants may someday have more health problems

  • Mouse Study Reveals New Secrets of Fertilization
    (17-Apr-2014)
    British researchers discover receptors on egg cells that allow sperm to attach, fertilize egg

  • Health Tip: Use a Safe Stroller
    (16-Apr-2014)
    Make sure toys can't fall on your child

  • Health Tip: Secondhand Smoke Puts Babies at Risk
    (14-Apr-2014)
    Of early death and other complications

  • Crankier Babies May Get More TV Time
    (14-Apr-2014)
    Study didn't look at type of programming or possible effect on kids

  • Young Dads at Risk of Depressive Symptoms, Study Finds
    (14-Apr-2014)
    But experts stress findings don't mean fatherhood at an early age dooms men to clinical depression

  • Young People With Epilepsy Face Higher Injury Risk: Study
    (14-Apr-2014)
    British researchers found increased odds of fractures, burns, medication poisoning

  • Campfire Precautions Can Protect Kids From Burns
    (13-Apr-2014)
    Adult supervision, barriers around fire essential, expert says

  • Protecting Children From Poison Emergencies
    (12-Apr-2014)
    Safety, treatment advice for parents from the American Academy of Pediatrics

  • Girls Suffer Worse Concussions, Study Suggests
    (10-Apr-2014)
    Researchers found they had more severe symptoms, longer recovery times than boys

  • Measles Cases Linked to U.S. Adoptions of Chinese Children: CDC
    (10-Apr-2014)
    The highly infectious illness is still endemic in China, so adopted kids should get their shots, experts say

  • Health Tip: Naptime for Toddlers
    (09-Apr-2014)
    Keep them on schedule

  • Naps Enhance Learning for Young Children, Study Says
    (09-Apr-2014)
    Preschoolers, infants performed better on language experiments after brief sleep

  • Health Tip: Know the Hazards of Lead
    (08-Apr-2014)
    It's particularly dangerous during childhood and pregnancy

  • Too Many Younger Teens Still Getting Pregnant: CDC
    (08-Apr-2014)
    Girls aged 15 to 17 account for about one-quarter of teen births, report shows

  • Kids' Concussions Defined by Where They Live, Study Finds
    (07-Apr-2014)
    Sports fell more city children; motorized vehicles a danger in the country

  • Childhood Obesity Adds Nearly $20K to Lifetime Medical Costs: Study
    (07-Apr-2014)
    Losing weight while young may help kids lower future health care expenses, researcher says

  • Could Dads' Obesity Raise Autism Risk for Kids?
    (07-Apr-2014)
    Study finds slight increase linked to weight of fathers, not mothers

  • Having Kids Walk to School Comes With Risks, Benefits
    (07-Apr-2014)
    Added physical activity is healthy for youngsters, but traffic poses danger, study finds

  • More U.S. Children Severely Obese, Study Says
    (07-Apr-2014)
    Report, which conflicts with recent CDC review, finds growing number of kids likely to suffer serious health problems

  • Stress Hormone May Drive Risk-Taking by Teen Motorists
    (07-Apr-2014)
    Study found those with lower cortisol levels were more likely to crash

  • Health Tip: Talk to Kids About Strangers
    (04-Apr-2014)
    Discuss specifics

  • Teens' Screen Time May Affect Their Bone Health: Study
    (04-Apr-2014)
    Researchers in Norway found contrasting bone density results in boys, girls

  • More Evidence That Probiotics Won't Ease Baby's Colic
    (02-Apr-2014)
    Parents gave Lactobacillus reuteri to colicky infants in study

  • Health Tip: Preparing for Potty Training
    (01-Apr-2014)
    Be positive in your approach

  • Popular Kids May Be Targets for Bullying: Study
    (01-Apr-2014)
    Competition for social status could play a role, researchers say

  • Parents' Addiction May Be Linked to Arthritis in Offspring
    (01-Apr-2014)
    More studies needed to explore the apparent association, researchers say

  • Parental Messages That Stress No Alcohol Do Get Through, Survey Finds
    (01-Apr-2014)
    92 percent of teens who said parents opposed underage drinking weren't drinkers, MADD says

  • Stronger Muscles May Mean Better Health for Kids
    (31-Mar-2014)
    Study of 6th-graders links greater strength to lower risk for heart disease

  • Monitoring Kids' Screen Time May Improve Their Behavior
    (31-Mar-2014)
    Researchers report better sleep, school performance

  • Health Tip: Check Your Child's Playground
    (28-Mar-2014)
    Inspect carefully before play begins

  • Health Tip: Keep Poisons From Children
    (28-Mar-2014)
    Put them out of kids' reach

  • Health Tip: Promote Good Oral Health in Children
    (27-Mar-2014)
    Don't offer sweetened drinks

  • Spanking Triggers Vicious Cycle, Study Finds
    (25-Mar-2014)
    Unruly kids more likely to be spanked, but doing so leads to more misbehavior, researcher says

  • Toddlers Who Sleep Less May Eat More
    (25-Mar-2014)
    Short sleepers might be at greater risk for obesity, study suggests

  • Health Tip: Switching to a 'Big Kid' Bed
    (24-Mar-2014)
    Suggestions for a smoother transition

  • When Moms Get Active, Kids Follow
    (24-Mar-2014)
    Study of 4-year-olds suggests mothers help by spurring activity, taking part and being role models

  • Violent Video Games Tied to Combative Thinking in Study
    (24-Mar-2014)
    Kids 'start to see world in a more aggressive way,' researcher says

  • How You Parent Is Partly Genetic, Study Suggests
    (21-Mar-2014)
    Child's behavior also influences parenting style

  • Childhood Abuse May Lead to Health Ills in Adulthood
    (20-Mar-2014)
    Might trigger hormone problems linked to obesity, diabetes, study suggests

  • Health Tip: Floss Your Child's Teeth
    (19-Mar-2014)
    Take time to do it correctly

  • Rigid Parenting Style Linked to Obese Kids
    (19-Mar-2014)
    Demanding, inflexible approach might foster negative response, study suggests

  • Health Tip: Washing Baby's Clothes
    (17-Mar-2014)
    Avoid skin irritation

  • Sweet, Salty Taste Preferences Tied Together in Kids
    (17-Mar-2014)
    Study also suggests that children's growth and development affect their choices

  • Teens Often Copycat Others Who Drink and Drive: Study
    (17-Mar-2014)
    If kids have ridden with a drunk driver, they're more likely to drive while impaired, researchers find

  • TV Time, Feeding Habits Set Babies Up for Obesity: Study
    (17-Mar-2014)
    Practices that foster weight gain are common among U.S. parents, researchers say

  • TV, Computer Time Tied to Heavier, Less Happy Kids: Study
    (17-Mar-2014)
    Parents can help reduce screen time, experts say

  • Gardening Might Give Kids a Fitness Boost
    (14-Mar-2014)
    Digging, raking were high-intensity tasks in South Korean study

  • Health Tip: Create Good Eating Habits
    (14-Mar-2014)
    Start with a healthy breakfast

  • When a Parent Dies, What Helps a Child Cope?
    (14-Mar-2014)
    Study suggests grieving can affect school performance; mental health therapy an effective option

  • Head Lice Growing Resistant to Standard Meds
    (14-Mar-2014)
    It's probably time to turn to newer treatments, study suggests

  • Stress Can Quickly Harm Kids' Health: Study
    (14-Mar-2014)
    And chronic stress takes a toll on their well-being, research shows

  • Returning Military Dads Often Struggle to Reconnect With Kids
    (12-Mar-2014)
    The toddler they come home to can be much different from the baby they left behind

  • Health Tip: Encourage Independence Among Preschoolers
    (10-Mar-2014)
    Create a supportive environment

  • Health Tip: What to Exclude from Baby's Crib
    (10-Mar-2014)
    Sleep positioner isn't necessary

  • Kids Who Repeat a Grade Can Become Discipline Problems, Study Says
    (10-Mar-2014)
    Schools that had more repeaters had more suspensions, other signs of trouble in student body

  • When Smartphone Is Near, Parenting May Falter
    (10-Mar-2014)
    Study found many caregivers focused on devices instead of children

  • September Peak Month for Kids' Asthma Flares: Study
    (10-Mar-2014)
    Experts say rise in allergy triggers, summer medication 'breaks' and back-to-school virus exposure may all contribute

  • Just 1.5 Hours of TV a Day May Disrupt Kids' Sleep, Study Says
    (10-Mar-2014)
    The more they watch, the greater the sleep loss

  • Younger Siblings of Kids With Autism May Show Early Signs of Problems
    (07-Mar-2014)
    Study found developmental or behavioral red flags in babies as young as 1 year

  • Health Tip: When Baby's Cries Signal Trouble
    (06-Mar-2014)
    Advice for when to call the doctor

  • Health Tip: Survival Tips for New Moms
    (06-Mar-2014)
    Make time for yourself

  • Kids Lacking At-Home Enrichment Gain Most From Head Start: Study
    (06-Mar-2014)
    Researcher says the preschool program is 'vital' for certain children

  • Shared Family Activities May Boost Preschoolers' Emotional Health
    (06-Mar-2014)
    Eating dinner, having fun together can help kids learn to form good relationships

  • Despite Media Companies' Claims, Your Baby Can't Learn to Read: Study
    (06-Mar-2014)
    Necessary skills don't develop until age 5 or 6 years, researchers say

  • Kids With ADHD May Face Higher Obesity Risk as Teens
    (06-Mar-2014)
    Finnish study also found more physical inactivity in this group

  • State Flu Shot Rule for Preschoolers Curbs Kids' Hospitalizations: CDC
    (06-Mar-2014)
    When vaccination rates rose in Connecticut, serious complications dropped, report finds

  • Health Tip: If Your Child Has a Dental Emergency
    (05-Mar-2014)
    Suggestions for what to do

  • Health Tip: Traveling on a Plane With Baby
    (05-Mar-2014)
    Solutions to help prevent crankiness

  • Secondhand Smoke in Childhood Thickens Arteries
    (05-Mar-2014)
    Measurements suggest raised risk for later heart attack, stroke, researchers say

  • Moving Out of Poor Neighborhood May Disrupt Boys' Mental Health: Study
    (05-Mar-2014)
    However, girls tend to do better with upward mobility, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Serve Kids Power Foods
    (04-Mar-2014)
    Keep your young ones well energized

  • Schools Add More Fruits, Veggies to the '3 Rs'
    (04-Mar-2014)
    And food waste hasn't increased because of the new guidelines, study finds

  • Baby 'Sleep Machines' Could Damage Hearing, Study Suggests
    (03-Mar-2014)
    Keep volume low and place device well away from crib, expert says

  • TV in Child's Bedroom Tied to Weight Gain
    (03-Mar-2014)
    But 'active' video games might help youngsters stay slim, researchers stay

  • Kids Born With HIV May Face Heart Risks Later, Study Suggests
    (27-Feb-2014)
    Doctors should watch for signs of cardiovascular disease, researcher says

  • Health Tip: Protect Your Child's Heart Health
    (26-Feb-2014)
    Offer low-fat foods

  • Health Tip: Caring for Kids' Teeth
    (26-Feb-2014)
    Make sure they're brushing properly

  • Kids' Body Image Shaped by Parents, Expert Says
    (26-Feb-2014)
    Doctor offers tips for helping children develop healthy eating habits, self-image

  • Teens Who Indoor Tan Often Take Other Health Risks: Survey
    (26-Feb-2014)
    CDC study tied practice to binge drinking, drug use and extreme weight control measures

  • Are Kids Born to Older Dads at Risk for Mental Health Woes?
    (26-Feb-2014)
    Large Swedish study found higher rates of autism, ADHD and other disorders, but expert says the risk is small

  • On-time Use of Routine Vaccine Keeps Kids Out of Hospital
    (25-Feb-2014)
    Illnesses rose when measles-mumps-rubella shot was given out of order, Danish study found

  • U.S. Obesity Rate Shows Signs of Leveling Off
    (25-Feb-2014)
    CDC study finds very young children seem to be slimming down, but more older women are obese

  • Mysterious Polio-Like Illness Strikes Kids in California
    (24-Feb-2014)
    Only a small number of cases identified, experts say, with no clear common cause

  • Kids' Checkups Should Include Cholesterol, Depression Tests, Doctors Say
    (24-Feb-2014)
    HIV screening also recommended under revised American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines

  • Use of Tylenol in Pregnancy Tied to Higher ADHD Risk in Child
    (24-Feb-2014)
    Risk increases with longer use, researchers say; experts caution the finding needs verification

  • Frequent School Moves May Harm Kids' Mental Health
    (23-Feb-2014)
    Study of British preteens might have found increased risk of psychiatric symptoms

  • Students' Health Habits Tied to School Success
    (22-Feb-2014)
    Fitness, nutrition, proper sleep and TV restrictions appeared to make a difference in study of city kids

  • Family Conflicts Can Impair Child's Brain Development: Study
    (21-Feb-2014)
    Early exposure to parental tension is a risk factor for later mental woes, researchers say

  • Heavy Kids May Suffer Worse Elbow Fractures
    (18-Feb-2014)
    Study found they were more likely to have complex 'type-3' breaks than normal-weight kids

  • 'Talking' Medical Devices, Apps Continue to Evolve
    (18-Feb-2014)
    Innovations can help people manage their conditions, function in emergencies, keep doctors informed

  • Health Tip: Pack the Right Sports Snacks
    (17-Feb-2014)
    To help your young athlete succeed

  • STD Education Must Start Long Before Kids Engage in Sex
    (17-Feb-2014)
    Parenting, friends and academics all influence likelihood of contracting sexually transmitted diseases, study says

  • Bullying May Have Lasting Health Effects on Kids
    (17-Feb-2014)
    Study of students in grades 5 through 10 found mental, physical fallout even if harassment stopped

  • Beauty, Not Health May Spur Teens to Use Sunscreen
    (17-Feb-2014)
    Tanning's damaging effect on looks mattered more to teens than skin cancer risks, study found

  • Mother's Voice on Special Pacifier Helps Preemies Learn to Eat
    (17-Feb-2014)
    When properly sucking, baby is rewarded with a song from Mom, researchers say

  • Clues to Obesity Found in Infants
    (17-Feb-2014)
    Twin studies looked at differences in genetics, appetite and feeling full after eating

  • Start Heart-Healthy Lessons in Childhood, Expert Says
    (16-Feb-2014)
    Limiting screen time, boosting exercise are essentials

  • Health Tip: Protect Kids in Motor Vehicle Crashes
    (14-Feb-2014)
    Always use car seats and seat belts

  • Health Tip: Talk to Teens About Tanning
    (14-Feb-2014)
    Make sure they use sunscreen

  • Health Tip: OTC Medications for Children
    (12-Feb-2014)
    Talk with the pediatrician before your child's first dose

  • Infections Like Colds, Chickenpox Tied to Some Stroke Risk in Kids
    (12-Feb-2014)
    The brain attacks are rare in children, experts note, and study found vaccines may offer some protection

  • Health Tip: Choosing the Right Babysitter
    (11-Feb-2014)
    Select someone with references

  • Dentists' Group Expands Recommended Use of Fluoride Toothpaste for Kids
    (11-Feb-2014)
    They should use an amount the size of a grain of rice as soon as first tooth appears, ADA says

  • Partial HPV Vaccine Series May Help Prevent Genital Warts in Girls
    (11-Feb-2014)
    But Swedish study didn't address more critical issue of cervical cancer prevention

  • States May Be Getting Stricter on Child Vaccine Exemptions
    (11-Feb-2014)
    Study finds bills to expand parental opt-outs are failing, while others to limit them have passed

  • Teens' Stress Levels Rival Those of Adults, Survey Finds
    (11-Feb-2014)
    Top worries include post-graduation choices, financial concerns

  • Health Tip: Storing Toys
    (10-Feb-2014)
    Prevent injuries by putting toys away

  • Health Tip: Trampoline Injuries
    (10-Feb-2014)
    Here's how kids can get hurt

  • Premature Babies Benefit From Adult Talk, Study Finds
    (10-Feb-2014)
    Starting in intensive care unit, 'conversations' appear to aid language development

  • Autism Costs Average $17,000 Yearly for Each Child, Study Finds
    (10-Feb-2014)
    School systems bear the brunt, not parents, researchers find

  • Energy Drinks, Coffee Increasing Sources of Caffeine for Kids, CDC Says
    (10-Feb-2014)
    Effects of excessive caffeine intake on youngsters aren't yet known, experts warn

  • Teen Pregnancy Rates Much Higher for Girls With Serious Mental Illness: Study
    (10-Feb-2014)
    But it's not clear from Canadian study if there's a direct connection

  • New Obesity Weapon: Kids Teaching Kids
    (10-Feb-2014)
    Children more likely to listen to peers than adults, study suggests

  • Single-Sex Education's Benefits Challenged in Study
    (07-Feb-2014)
    Research review finds no significant difference academically

  • Teens' Energy Drink Habit May Be Linked to Booze, Tobacco, Drug Use
    (07-Feb-2014)
    But study doesn't prove that one leads to the other

  • Shy Kids Might Not Have Difficulty With Language
    (05-Feb-2014)
    Study suggests these toddlers understand what they hear as well as more outgoing peers

  • Infants at Highest Risk for Childhood Burns
    (04-Feb-2014)
    Hot beverages, hair irons most often the cause, British study found

  • Blood Sugar Monitoring System Approved for Children
    (04-Feb-2014)
    However, device didn't perform as well in kids as in adults, FDA says

  • U.S. Teens Eat Too Much Salt, Hiking Obesity Risk: Study
    (03-Feb-2014)
    Researchers found that kids consume at least twice the recommended daily amounts

  • Many Parents of Obese Children Underestimate Their Weight
    (03-Feb-2014)
    And parents of normal-weight kids often think they're too thin, review found

  • Gay Teen Boys More Likely to Use Muscle-Building Steroids: Survey
    (03-Feb-2014)
    They're also reporting heavier use, possibly putting themselves at risk for harmful side effects

  • Secure Those Sets for Super Bowl Viewing
    (01-Feb-2014)
    As part of National TV Safety Day, experts warn that televisions can tip over on kids

  • Health Tip: When Your Child Gets a Nosebleed
    (31-Jan-2014)
    Be prepared and remain calm

  • Health Tip: Inform Your Allergic Child
    (30-Jan-2014)
    The youngster should know to avoid certain foods

  • Baby May Help Keep Couples With Fertility Problems Together
    (30-Jan-2014)
    Higher risk of breakup seen after infertility treatment fails, Danish study finds

  • Gradual Exposure to Peanuts May Help Some Allergic Kids
    (30-Jan-2014)
    Experimental therapy increased tolerance, but much more testing needed, doctors say

  • Health Tip: Make Sure Baby's Crib Sheets Fit
    (29-Jan-2014)
    Baby shouldn't be able to pull them off the mattress

  • Smartphone Apps for Diabetes: Do They Really Work?
    (29-Jan-2014)
    You can use them to count carbs, log blood sugar, but users say they're no substitute for patient knowledge and a doctor's care

  • Treatment Often Inadequate for Children With Anxiety Disorders, Study Finds
    (29-Jan-2014)
    Just 47 percent gained long-term relief of symptoms, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Don't Give Raw Milk to Children
    (28-Jan-2014)
    Make sure all dairy products are pasteurized

  • Childhood Events Tied to Slow Recovery From Depression Later
    (27-Jan-2014)
    People who were abused as kids or had parents with addiction might take longer to regain mental health

  • Health Tip: Want to Be a Babysitter?
    (27-Jan-2014)
    Make sure you're prepared

  • Health Tip: When Your Older Child is Home Alone
    (27-Jan-2014)
    Teach the child what to do in an emergency

  • Twenty U.S. Kids Hospitalized Each Day for Gun Injuries: Study
    (27-Jan-2014)
    Nearly a third of these shootings are accidental, study finds

  • Music Therapy May Help Teens With Cancer Cope
    (27-Jan-2014)
    Writing lyrics, making videos helped them get through grueling treatment, connect with others, study found

  • Many Parents Learn Online Skills From Their Tech-Savvy Kids
    (25-Jan-2014)
    Small study from Chile found family role reversal when it comes to computers and Internet

  • My Father's Keeper: Caring for a Parent With Dementia
    (24-Jan-2014)
    With no training and no pay, an army of informal caregivers provides a billion dollar service

  • Keep Lice Off Your Child's Head
    (24-Jan-2014)
    Experts offer advice on how to avoid infestation

  • Health Tip: Some Foods Aren't Safe for Toddlers
    (23-Jan-2014)
    Here are edibles to avoid

  • Children Who Lose Close Relative at Risk of Mental Problems: Study
    (22-Jan-2014)
    Youngest kids, those exposed to suicide most likely to develop illnesses such as schizophrenia, researchers found

  • New Diagnosis Rules Could Lead to Drop in Autism Numbers
    (22-Jan-2014)
    Study says stricter definition of the condition means fewer children will meet threshold

  • Health Tip: Reducing Your Child's Risk of Ear Infections
    (21-Jan-2014)
    Don't let child lie flat while eating or drinking

  • Genes May Be to Blame for Hard-to-Handle Toddlers
    (21-Jan-2014)
    But parents can still be successful in changing aggressive behavior, researchers say

  • Concussions Common in Middle School Girls Playing Soccer: Study
    (20-Jan-2014)
    Many continue to play through symptoms, increasing risk of second injury, experts say

  • Why Parents Mix Up Their Kids' Names
    (18-Jan-2014)
    Quirk in brain's information-retrieval process is to blame, researcher says

  • Want to Stay Healthy? Try Washing Your Hands
    (17-Jan-2014)
    Dirty digits are the fastest way to communicate infectious germs, experts say

  • Meet Henry the Hand: A Crusading Doctor's Right-Hand Man
    (17-Jan-2014)
    Cartoon character helps physician spread the gospel of good hand hygiene

  • Fast Food Not Major Culprit in Kids' Obesity: Study
    (17-Jan-2014)
    Poor overall dietary habits drive weight problems, experts say

  • New Test Helps Diagnose Intellectual Disability in Children
    (17-Jan-2014)
    Scan tracks entire genome from a blood sample

  • Health Tip: Packing Baby's Diaper Bag
    (16-Jan-2014)
    Here's what to include

  • Health Tip: Is Baby in Pain?
    (15-Jan-2014)
    Excessive crying may be a warning sign

  • Teen Boys Who Think They're Skinny May Be at Higher Risk for Depression
    (14-Jan-2014)
    Studies found they were more likely to be depressed and bullied, even if their weight was average

  • Alternative Therapies Widely Used for Autism
    (14-Jan-2014)
    Study finds many parents use them alongside conventional treatments to try to manage symptoms

  • Common Infant Vaccine Tied to Slight Rise in Risk for Bowel Complication
    (14-Jan-2014)
    But chances of complication much lower than with previous rotavirus vaccine, studies show

  • Are Teen Brains Hyper-Wired for Rewards?
    (14-Jan-2014)
    Study suggests there may be some logic in their choices after all

  • Parenthood for All? You've Got To Be Kid-ding, Many Say
    (13-Jan-2014)
    Study finds no big difference in satisfaction levels between those who have children and those who don't

  • Ear Tubes May Not Have Long-Term Benefits for Kids With Ear Infections
    (11-Jan-2014)
    Review found no evidence of later hearing, speech or language improvement after procedure

  • Health Tip: Taming Acne
    (10-Jan-2014)
    Don't expect medication to work immediately

  • Certain Childhood Fractures May Signal Low Bone Density: Study
    (10-Jan-2014)
    Doctors urged to consider level of trauma causing injury

  • U.S. Flu Cases Continue to Climb
    (10-Jan-2014)
    Southwestern states hardest hit, but infections still not at epidemic levels, CDC says

  • Health Tip: Why Babies Wake at Night
    (08-Jan-2014)
    Temperament may be a factor

  • Health Tip: Is Your Baby Eating Enough?
    (08-Jan-2014)
    Here are potential signs of malnutrition

  • Just 1 in 4 U.S. Teens Gets Enough Exercise: Report
    (08-Jan-2014)
    Boys slightly more likely than girls to meet hour-a-day recommendation

  • Kids' Suicide Risk Similar for All Newer Antidepressants: Study
    (07-Jan-2014)
    Children had roughly the same risk for suicidal thoughts and behaviors, regardless of drug they were taking

  • High Praise Might Backfire on Kids With Low Self-Esteem
    (06-Jan-2014)
    Inflated compliments may cause some kids to back away from challenges, researchers say

  • Keep Your Toddler's Body Clock in Mind at Bedtime
    (03-Jan-2014)
    Study found sleep problems arose when kids were put to bed at wrong time

  • Daycare Surfaces May Hold Germs Longer Than Thought
    (03-Jan-2014)
    Even well-cleaned cribs were contaminated with bacteria that can cause illness, study found

  • Health Tip: Little Kids and Some Pets Don't Mix
    (01-Jan-2014)
    Animals to avoid until kids are bigger

  • Health Tip: New Mom, Protect Your Back
    (01-Jan-2014)
    Resume exercise while newborn sleeps

  • Health Tip: Teens Need Enough Sleep
    (31-Dec-2013)
    Or they may have problems learning and concentrating

  • Health Tip: Weaning Baby From a Bottle
    (31-Dec-2013)
    Don't try it during stressful times

  • Health Tip: When Baby Spits Up Excessively
    (30-Dec-2013)
    Here's what parents can do

  • Landmark ADHD Study Backed Drugs Over Therapy at a Cost: Report
    (30-Dec-2013)
    Children denied counseling may have lost out, experts say

  • Mother-Daughter Team Preaches the Gospel of HIV Prevention
    (24-Dec-2013)
    'I want other women to know that you can have a good ending,' says Fortunata Kasege

  • Health Tip: Use a High Chair Safely
    (24-Dec-2013)
    Always use restraints

  • Keep the Holidays Merry for Kids With Diabetes
    (23-Dec-2013)
    Parents should monitor their child's blood sugar more often, but don't be too restrictive, expert says

  • 1 in 6 Fathers Doesn't Live With His Kids: CDC
    (20-Dec-2013)
    But researchers say living with children doesn't always mean dads are involved

  • Health Tip: Considering a Birthing Class?
    (19-Dec-2013)
    Here's how it can help

  • Teens Who 'Sext' Don't Dwell on Consequences
    (19-Dec-2013)
    Peer pressure seems stronger than parental warnings, study suggests

  • Health Tip: Follow Age Recommendations on Children's Toys
    (18-Dec-2013)
    They help you determine what's safe

  • Obese Kids Might Have Higher Levels of Stress Hormone
    (18-Dec-2013)
    But whether extra weight actually causes stress isn't clear, researcher says

  • Many ADHD Drugs Linked to Painful Erections: FDA
    (17-Dec-2013)
    Agency wants drug labels to reflect this rare risk

  • Health Tip: Holiday Safety Suggestions
    (16-Dec-2013)
    Use flame-retardant decorations

  • Youngest Child Often Not as Small as Mother Thinks
    (16-Dec-2013)
    Study might explain why 'baby of the family' label persists

  • Bad Night's Sleep May Raise Blood Pressure in Kids
    (16-Dec-2013)
    Study from China followed normal-weight teens, and found a slight increase in pressure

  • Diabetes Drug Metformin Tied to Slight Weight Loss in Obese Kids
    (16-Dec-2013)
    But, experts say drug isn't meant for that use, while diet and exercise have proven effective

  • Dogs May Guard Babies Against Asthma, Allergies
    (16-Dec-2013)
    Researchers working with mice found presence of a pet reduced immune system response to allergens

  • Tips for Stress-Free Winter Breaks With College Kids
    (13-Dec-2013)
    Here's how parents can adapt when students come home

  • Health Tip: Stay Active With Baby
    (12-Dec-2013)
    Even if newborn is too young to crawl

  • Kids' Movies Deliver Mixed Messages on Eating, Obesity
    (12-Dec-2013)
    Films condemn obesity, but 'glamorize' inactivity, study finds

  • Kids' Social Skills May Suffer When Mothers Drink During Pregnancy
    (11-Dec-2013)
    Study suggests effect on children's brains goes beyond intelligence

  • Will Music Make Your Child Smarter?
    (11-Dec-2013)
    Study finds no evidence to support that belief

  • 'Obamacare' Helping Young Adults Get Health Insurance: Report
    (11-Dec-2013)
    Trend largely due to letting them stay on parents' plans longer, experts say

  • New Flu Vaccine May Provide More Protection to Kids
    (11-Dec-2013)
    Study used vaccine targeting 4 flu strains rather than the usual 3

  • Health Tip: Keep Kids Away From Corded Blinds and Shades
    (10-Dec-2013)
    If possible, use cordless window covers

  • Early Puberty in Girls Might Be Linked to Bad Behavior
    (09-Dec-2013)
    Study found they were more likely to say they had gotten into fights, skipped school

  • Rise in U.S. High Chair Injuries Stuns Experts
    (09-Dec-2013)
    Either safety straps aren't working or adults don't use them properly, researchers say

  • Nebulizers May Not Deliver Full Drug Dose to Kids With Asthma
    (06-Dec-2013)
    Small study found less than one-quarter of the medicine makes it to the lungs

  • Health Tip: Limit Lead Exposure for Kids
    (05-Dec-2013)
    Try to stay elsewhere if your older home is being remodeled

  • Why Johnny Can't Sleep
    (05-Dec-2013)
    New research on teens says parenting, social ties play bigger role than biology

  • Sensory Therapy Might Work for Kids With Autism
    (05-Dec-2013)
    Study found it helped children bothered by ordinary noises, feel of toothbrush or shower water on skin

  • Measles Still a Threat, U.S. Health Officials Warn
    (05-Dec-2013)
    Sporadic outbreaks caused by travelers to countries without vaccination programs, doctors say

  • Health Tip: Prevent Headaches in Teens
    (04-Dec-2013)
    Enough regular sleep can help

  • Health Tip: Toys to Avoid for Young Children
    (04-Dec-2013)
    Any that include straps or strings

  • Less Physical Activity, More TV for Today's Moms, Study Finds
    (04-Dec-2013)
    This generation is less active than mothers in 1960s, researchers say

  • More Than 6 Percent of U.S. Teens Take Psychiatric Meds: Survey
    (04-Dec-2013)
    ADHD, depression most common conditions reported by those on medication

  • Health Tip: Cleaning Baby Bottles
    (03-Dec-2013)
    Sterilize them to kill germs

  • How Worried Are Parents About Kids' Online Safety?
    (02-Dec-2013)
    Study suggests race, ethnicity, other factors affect their level of concern

  • Health Tip: If Your Child Has a Learning Disability
    (27-Nov-2013)
    Put yourself in his or her shoes

  • Parents Who Set, Stick to Rules May Help Kids Stay Slim
    (27-Nov-2013)
    Australian study found it was more important than what Mom or Dad weighed

  • Health Tip: Limiting Kids' TV Time
    (26-Nov-2013)
    Set and enforce rules

  • As More Meningitis Cases Hit Colleges, Experts Urge Awareness
    (26-Nov-2013)
    Symptoms include sudden fever, headache, neck stiffness, vomiting and sensitivity to light

  • Cross These Dangerous Toys Off Kids' Christmas List, Experts Say
    (26-Nov-2013)
    Annual 'Trouble in Toyland' report cites playthings that could choke or poison a child

  • Smaller Bowls May Keep Kids From Overeating
    (25-Nov-2013)
    Researchers say tactic could help curb childhood obesity

  • Why Many U.S. Preteens Aren't Getting the HPV Shot
    (25-Nov-2013)
    Review found cost, fear of kids becoming sexually active deters some parents

  • Health Tip: Is Your Child Overloaded?
    (21-Nov-2013)
    Signs that he's under too much stress

  • Sports for Teens Are Beneficial -- Up to a Point
    (21-Nov-2013)
    Researchers found 14 hours a week were best, while high or low extremes lowered well-being scores

  • Health Tip: Track Your Child's Sleep
    (20-Nov-2013)
    A sleep diary can help identify problems

  • Health Tip: When Your Child Is Overweight
    (19-Nov-2013)
    Openly support efforts to lose extra pounds

  • Drinking Milk as Teens Might Not Protect Men's Bones, Study Suggests
    (19-Nov-2013)
    Instead, research found boys who consumed more milk had higher risk of hip fractures as adults

  • Kids Worldwide Getting Less Heart Fit, Research Shows
    (19-Nov-2013)
    Large study of running fitness in recent decades found today's children are much slower

  • Bedroom TV, Video Games Linked to Less Sleep in Boys With Autism
    (18-Nov-2013)
    But whether one causes the other isn't clear

  • Breast Milk With Solid Foods Might Stave Off Allergies
    (18-Nov-2013)
    Study also found waiting until 17 weeks to introduce solids is key

  • New Push by Doctors to Limit Antibiotic Use in Kids
    (18-Nov-2013)
    Many upper respiratory infections, such as mild strep throat, don't require the drugs, report says

  • How to Handle a Child's Seizure
    (15-Nov-2013)
    First incident requires emergency medical care, expert says

  • Health Tip: Ease the Sting of Strep Throat
    (15-Nov-2013)
    Offer the right liquids to drink

  • Working Moms Spend More Time Parenting Than Dads: Study
    (15-Nov-2013)
    But fathers also 'highly involved' with their babies, researchers say

  • Preterm Boys Face Worse Odds Than Girls, Study Says
    (15-Nov-2013)
    Possible challenges include learning disabilities, motor problems

  • Health Tip: Help Ease Separation Anxiety at Night
    (14-Nov-2013)
    Discuss sleep time in advance

  • Health Tip: Uninflated Balloons Aren't Safe for Young Children
    (14-Nov-2013)
    They are the leading cause of child suffocation

  • Music Training May Boost Young Brains, Studies Suggest
    (12-Nov-2013)
    Effects appear strongest when kids start lessons before age 7

  • Health Tip: Avoid Mishaps at Restaurants
    (11-Nov-2013)
    Have the waiter remove any candles

  • Exercise in Pregnancy May Boost Baby's Brain, Study Says
    (11-Nov-2013)
    Whether early advantage continues through childhood remains to be seen

  • Fewer ER Visits for Kids After Cold Medicine Restrictions
    (11-Nov-2013)
    CDC study ties improvement to label changes, voluntary manufacturer withdrawals

  • Health Tip: Keep Kids Safe Around Animal Exhibits
    (08-Nov-2013)
    Wash hands after leaving the petting zoo

  • Kids in Southern U.S. More Likely to Have Hay Fever: Study
    (08-Nov-2013)
    But escaping allergens isn't just a matter of moving, experts say

  • Parental Stress, Domestic Violence May Affect Kids' Development: Study
    (07-Nov-2013)
    Although no direct link was found, researchers suggest screening children for risk factors

  • For Children of Teen Parents, Most Injuries Due to Falls: Study
    (07-Nov-2013)
    ER records suggest efforts should be made to teach better supervision skills to young parents, researcher says

  • Despite Major Progress, Some Childhood Cancers Are Still Killers
    (07-Nov-2013)
    Better funding is vital to improve treatments, experts say

  • Family Meals May Keep Kids, Parents at Healthy Weight
    (06-Nov-2013)
    Study found it's best to eat dinner in kitchen or dining room

  • Stomach Troubles Common for Kids With Autism, Study Confirms
    (06-Nov-2013)
    Digestive distress often accompanied by irritability, social withdrawal

  • Autism Sign May Appear in First Months of Life
    (06-Nov-2013)
    Eye contact starts declining at 8 weeks, finds study

  • IVF Conception Doesn't Seem to Raise Kids' Cancer Risk: Study
    (06-Nov-2013)
    British researchers followed more than 100,000 children for 17 years

  • Don't Ask, Just Tell Parents When It's Time for Vaccines: Study
    (04-Nov-2013)
    Research finds physicians' approach influences resistance to immunizations

  • Kids Who Add Sleep Can Subtract Pounds, Study Suggests
    (04-Nov-2013)
    But other lifestyle factors also influence weight control, experts say

  • With Flu Season Here, Docs Offer Tips to Stay Healthy
    (01-Nov-2013)
    Immunization highly advised, plus simple methods to avoid spreading virus

  • Domestic Violence Travels Down Through Generations, Study Finds
    (01-Nov-2013)
    Adults whose parents experienced intimate-partner violence often become abusers or victims themselves

  • Few Parents Use Kids' Asthma Meds Correctly: Study
    (01-Nov-2013)
    The result: inaccurate dosing and uncontrolled symptoms

  • Halloween Safety Tips for Kids With Food Allergies
    (31-Oct-2013)
    Specialist tells parents how to avoid trick-or-treating hazards

  • Health Tip: When Baby Confuses Days With Nights
    (31-Oct-2013)
    Here's how to help reverse the schedule

  • Health Tip: Prepare for Your Child's First Dental Visit
    (31-Oct-2013)
    Here's what to expect

  • Try Talking More to Boost Your Toddler's Vocabulary
    (31-Oct-2013)
    Study compared number of words spoken in households, children's language skills

  • Babies Work Specific Brain Areas to Imitate People
    (31-Oct-2013)
    Study mapped their brain response while copying adults playing with toys

  • Halloween Treats Can Spook Kids' Teeth
    (30-Oct-2013)
    Dentists offer cavity-prevention tips

  • Think You Know What Your Child's Up to Online? Think Again
    (30-Oct-2013)
    Parents underestimate exposure to bullying, sexual content, survey finds

  • Trick-or-Treating Safety Tips From an ER Doc
    (29-Oct-2013)
    Flashlights, reflective tape and large groups can help keep kids safe

  • Overuse Injuries May Rise When Kids Specialize in One Sport
    (29-Oct-2013)
    Spending more time in free play reduces injury odds, study finds

  • Poverty May Harm a Child's Brain Development, Study Suggests
    (29-Oct-2013)
    As stressors rose, key structures tied to memory shrank in size, researchers found

  • Childhood Gun Injuries, Deaths on Rise in U.S., Study Finds
    (28-Oct-2013)
    Researchers find link between firearms in the home and gunshot wounds among kids

  • 'Super-Magnets' Pose Rising Threat to Kids, Study Finds
    (28-Oct-2013)
    Ingestion of these magnets in desk toys, other items continues, pediatricians say

  • Help Your Children Manage Media Use, Experts Urge
    (28-Oct-2013)
    Smartphones, social media and TV take up large chunks of most kids' days

  • There Is No Safer Football Helmet for Kids: Study
    (28-Oct-2013)
    Researchers compared high-tech helmets to standard gear for concussion protection

  • Are Today's Artsy Kids Tomorrow's Business Leaders?
    (25-Oct-2013)
    Study suggests arts and crafts participation in childhood raises odds of becoming inventor, entrepreneur

  • Health Tip: Avoid Bathseats for Toddlers
    (24-Oct-2013)
    American Academy of Pediatrics discourages use

  • Parents Favor Email Medical Consults for Kids' Minor Illnesses: Survey
    (23-Oct-2013)
    But it's unclear how much -- or whether -- they should pay for this service

  • Many Kids With Autism on Multiple Medications, Study Finds
    (22-Oct-2013)
    Experts say parents should be cautious about their use

  • Kids Who Exercise More May Get Better Grades
    (22-Oct-2013)
    U.K. study looked at math, science and English performance

  • Health Tip: Make Sure Kids Drink Enough Water
    (21-Oct-2013)
    Milk also is a good choice

  • Kids With ADHD Often Prone to Bowel Problems: Study
    (21-Oct-2013)
    Bodily cues often overlooked, experts say

  • Fewer Infants Hospitalized for Whooping Cough, Study Finds
    (21-Oct-2013)
    Increase in teens vaccinated against the infection has resulted in decrease in babies contracting it, researchers suggest

  • Kids Still Spanked, to Their Detriment, Study Finds
    (21-Oct-2013)
    Poorer language skills and behavior found at age 9 for children physically punished years earlier

  • Health Tip: Don't Get Lost During a Camping Trip
    (17-Oct-2013)
    Teach your kids to stay safe

  • Parents Who Used Donor Eggs Often Struggle Over Decision to Tell Kids
    (17-Oct-2013)
    Study found, however, that anxiety ended once the revelation was made

  • Children of Teen Mothers Don't Have Mental Disadvantage, Study Suggests
    (17-Oct-2013)
    But language delay was noted in kids born to youngest moms

  • Irregular Bedtimes Lead to Behavior Problems in Kids: Study
    (14-Oct-2013)
    But, setting a consistent bedtime can get children back on track, researcher says

  • Health Tip: Is Your Child Sleep-Deprived?
    (11-Oct-2013)
    Here are typical warning signs

  • Health Tip: Keep Baby Safe in a Carrier
    (11-Oct-2013)
    Make sure it's used properly and fits well

  • Cafeteria Debit Cards Linked to Less-Healthy School Lunches
    (11-Oct-2013)
    Study found kids consume more calories when cash isn't a lunch-line option

  • Health Tip: Help Children Quit Thumb Sucking
    (10-Oct-2013)
    Praise them when they don't do it

  • A Nurse Who Lends an Ear May Ease Anxiety in Moms of Preemies
    (08-Oct-2013)
    Private talk sessions with a NICU nurse improved new mothers' depression, self-esteem

  • Smog, Stressed Mom May Raise Risk of Behavior Woes in Kids
    (08-Oct-2013)
    Exposure to a combination of the two in the womb is worse than either alone, study suggests

  • Health Tip: Battling The Post-Baby Blues
    (07-Oct-2013)
    Get enough rest

  • Health Tip: Toddler-Proof Baby's Bed
    (07-Oct-2013)
    Remove most objects from the crib

  • Parents' Feeding Choices May Raise Baby's Risk for Celiac Disease
    (07-Oct-2013)
    Study links late introduction of gluten, breast-feeding beyond 1 year to development of the digestive disorder

  • Star Athletes Often Endorse Junk Food, Study Says
    (07-Oct-2013)
    Sugar-packed 'sports drinks' among products hawked in lucrative ad campaigns

  • Probiotics Not Shown to Soothe Babies' Colic, Review Finds
    (07-Oct-2013)
    Experts say parents should check with doctors for excessive crying, fussiness

  • New Test Spots Risk for PTSD in Injured Kids
    (04-Oct-2013)
    Experts say early recognition crucial for avoiding later psychological, behavior problems

  • Health Tip: Help Prevent Childhood Obesity
    (04-Oct-2013)
    Limit TV time, and watch what kids eat

  • Cold, Abusive Parenting May Set Child Up for Health Woes as Adult
    (04-Oct-2013)
    'Toxic' stress takes physical toll, study says

  • Egg Allergy No Obstacle to Child's Flu Shot, CDC Says
    (04-Oct-2013)
    New guidelines say special precautions aren't needed

  • Mexican Women's Breast Cancer Risk Tied to Breast-Feeding?
    (04-Oct-2013)
    Having more than 3 children also appeared to raise risk for aggressive breast disease, study suggests

  • Junk Food Makers Target Kids With Free Online Games, Study Says
    (04-Oct-2013)
    Experts call for regulation of 'advergames' while industry says it polices itself

  • Health Tip: Practice Good Seat Belt Habits
    (03-Oct-2013)
    And set a good example for your kids

  • Does Your Preschool Child Have ADHD?
    (03-Oct-2013)
    Relying on several sources, including teachers, clinicians and yourself, is best way to find out, study says

  • After Tonsillectomy, Over-the-Counter Painkillers Suffice, Study Says
    (03-Oct-2013)
    Researchers recommend using Advil, Motrin post-op

  • Health Tip: Are Your Toddler's Toes Turning?
    (02-Oct-2013)
    When to see a doctor

  • Don't Rule Out Vaginal Delivery for Twins, Study Says
    (02-Oct-2013)
    No significant differences seen in results for mother, babies compared to C-section

  • Health Tip: Waking Up at Night
    (30-Sep-2013)
    Suggestions to prevent early wakeups in children

  • Many U.S. Parents Share Bed With Babies Despite Risks: Survey
    (30-Sep-2013)
    Doctors should discuss sleep-time habits with new parents, expert says

  • Whooping Cough Outbreaks Tied to Parents Shunning Vaccines
    (30-Sep-2013)
    Study finds that areas with high rates of nonmedical vaccine exemptions also had high number of cases

  • Many More Kids Visiting ER for Sports Concussions, Study Finds
    (30-Sep-2013)
    Better awareness of traumatic brain injury may be reason, experts say

  • Preschoolers' Use of Psychiatric Drugs Levels Off, Study Shows
    (30-Sep-2013)
    Findings suggest doctors may have safety concerns

  • Tips for Preventing, Coping With Pinkeye
    (28-Sep-2013)
    Conjunctivitis more likely to spread with school in session, expert says

  • Over-Involved Mothers Tied to Women's Poor Eating, Body Attitudes, Study Says
    (27-Sep-2013)
    Surveys also suggested connection to weak social skills in daughters

  • Health Tip: Dealing With a Child's Cough
    (27-Sep-2013)
    Many times, it won't require medical treatment

  • Teaching Sleep Tips to Parents Seems to Help Kids With Autism
    (27-Sep-2013)
    Boosting exercise, limiting caffeine and reducing video games at bedtime are important

  • Can Eating Peanut Butter Cut Breast Cancer Risk in Later Life?
    (27-Sep-2013)
    Regular consumption in childhood tied to 39 percent lower odds of benign breast disease by age 30

  • Health Tip: Prevent Food Poisoning in Baby Food
    (26-Sep-2013)
    Wash your hands before preparation

  • Health Tip: Prevent Burning and Scalding
    (26-Sep-2013)
    Test the bathwater first

  • It's Not Too Soon to Get Your Flu Shot, Doctor Says
    (25-Sep-2013)
    This season's vaccine protects against 4 types of flu virus

  • Survey Could Spot Parents Who Shun Child Vaccinations
    (25-Sep-2013)
    Under-immunized children more likely to develop and spread serious infectious diseases

  • Parenthood May Reduce Diabetes-Related Death Risk, Study Suggests
    (25-Sep-2013)
    Benefits more pronounced for women than men, researchers contend

  • Health Tip: When Kids Are Home Alone
    (24-Sep-2013)
    Make sure they're prepared

  • Bed-Sharing With Babies Tied to More Breast-Feeding
    (24-Sep-2013)
    But suffocation risk outweighs benefit of moms sleeping with infants, experts say

  • Health Tip: Communicating With Kids
    (23-Sep-2013)
    Make sure you have time to listen

  • Some Birth Defects in the Heart Present Infection Risk, Study Finds
    (23-Sep-2013)
    Doctors should educate parents about infective endocarditis, researcher says

  • 'Superbug' MRSA Infections Aren't Dropping in Children: CDC
    (23-Sep-2013)
    While overall rates still low for kids, study finds infants and black children face higher risk

  • Breast-Feeding Problems Common for First-Time Moms
    (23-Sep-2013)
    They need support after hospital discharge, study recommends

  • Can Afternoon Naps Help Preschoolers Learn Better?
    (23-Sep-2013)
    Rest time boosts a child's memory, small study suggests

  • Child's Chronic Illness Can Affect the Whole Family
    (21-Sep-2013)
    Care demands can create more stress than severity of illness, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Opt for Healthier Fast Food
    (20-Sep-2013)
    Here's what to order

  • Health Tip: Eat a Good Breakfast
    (20-Sep-2013)
    Make sure you get enough fiber

  • Health Tip: Help Prevent Clogged Milk Ducts
    (18-Sep-2013)
    Don't wear tight clothing

  • Genetic Condition May Be Mistaken for Autism in Some Kids: Report
    (18-Sep-2013)
    Rigorous evaluations needed to rule out deletion syndrome in children, experts say

  • Health Tip: Help Your Teen Get Enough Sleep
    (17-Sep-2013)
    Keep a regular schedule

  • Health Tip: Spot the Signs of 'Lazy Eye'
    (16-Sep-2013)
    They may include poorer vision in one eye

  • 1 in 5 High School Seniors Binge Drinks: Study
    (16-Sep-2013)
    'Extreme' binge drinking levels remain steady, while bingeing has declined, researchers say

  • Costs for Kids' Food Allergies Estimated at Nearly $25 Billion
    (16-Sep-2013)
    Allergen-free foods, special diets alone cost U.S. families $1.7 billion yearly, study finds

  • Same-Sex Couples' Kids Less Likely to Have Private Health Insurance: Study
    (16-Sep-2013)
    Better coverage found in states that recognize gay unions

  • Bullied Kids Often Develop Physical Symptoms, Study Says
    (16-Sep-2013)
    Sometimes a stomach ache or headache can be a cry for help

  • Health Tip: Identifying a Learning Disability
    (13-Sep-2013)
    How parents can help

  • Packing School Lunches With Food Safety in Mind
    (12-Sep-2013)
    Expert tips on container care, perishables and sandwich choices

  • Report: Child Neglect a Continuing Problem in U.S.
    (12-Sep-2013)
    More research called for to prevent and treat occurrences

  • Vaccine Coverage High in U.S., but Measles Outbreaks a Concern: CDC
    (12-Sep-2013)
    159 cases reported so far this year in unvaccinated people

  • Health Tip: Climbing at the Playground
    (11-Sep-2013)
    Make sure equipment is age-appropriate

  • Young People May Respond Better to Upbeat Health Messages
    (11-Sep-2013)
    Campaigns focusing on dangers, risks might not work when you feel invincible, study suggests

  • Health Tip: Buying Children's Shoes
    (10-Sep-2013)
    Make sure they're sturdy

  • Changes in Household Routines Help Reduce Kids' Obesity: Study
    (10-Sep-2013)
    Parents who limited kids' TV time, increased sleep time saw less excess weight gain in children

  • For Obese Kids, Weight Loss Can Sometimes Lead to Eating Disorders
    (09-Sep-2013)
    Problems like anorexia may go undiagnosed or be disregarded, case studies show

  • Adopted Teens More Likely to Attempt Suicide, Study Finds
    (09-Sep-2013)
    Parents should be aware, but not unduly alarmed, researcher says

  • Whooping Cough Risk Higher Among Kids Who Miss Vaccinations: Study
    (09-Sep-2013)
    It's important to get all doses without delay, researchers say

  • Smaller Testicles, Bigger Parenting Role, Study Suggests
    (09-Sep-2013)
    Researchers explore why some dads are more nurturing

  • Health Tip: Help Ease Teething Pain
    (05-Sep-2013)
    Massage the gums with your fingers

  • Teens' Use of E-Cigarettes Doubles in a Year: CDC
    (05-Sep-2013)
    Health officials worry the devices may cause more children to become addicted to tobacco products

  • Screaming, Cursing at Your Misbehaving Teen May Backfire
    (04-Sep-2013)
    Study found verbal abuse promoted more disobedience and conflict

  • Health Tip: Safe Use of a Car Seat
    (03-Sep-2013)
    Make sure it's installed properly

  • Health Tip: Help Kids Feel Better About Themselves
    (02-Sep-2013)
    Encourage a positive body image

  • Parents' Goals Guide ADHD Treatment Choice
    (02-Sep-2013)
    Therapy may be more successful when decision-making is shared, researcher suggests

  • Most Childhood Sleep Problems Are Preventable: Expert
    (01-Sep-2013)
    Issues can disrupt entire family, pediatrician says

  • Health Tip: If Your Child Has Diabetes
    (30-Aug-2013)
    How to prepare for a field trip

  • For Teens, Favorite Tunes May Impair Driving
    (30-Aug-2013)
    On-road study found they drove more safely with calmer music chosen by others

  • Health Tip: Keep Battery-Powered Devices Away From Kids
    (29-Aug-2013)
    Including remotes and calculators

  • Fast-Food Ads Aimed at Kids Focus on Toys, Not Food
    (29-Aug-2013)
    Almost 70 percent include free toys or other giveaways, study says

  • Toddlers Can Die From Swallowing Parents' Drug Detox Meds
    (29-Aug-2013)
    Buprenorphine responsible for 2,380 poison cases, 4 deaths in less than 3 years, study found

  • Health Tip: Kids Shouldn't Watch Too Much TV
    (27-Aug-2013)
    Young coach potatoes more prone to obesity

  • Health Tip: Pack Safe School Lunches
    (27-Aug-2013)
    Take steps to prevent foodborne illness

  • Simple Strategies Aren't Always Enough for Bedwetting
    (27-Aug-2013)
    In tougher cases, alarms or medications may be the answer, experts say

  • Readmission Rates for Children May Not Reflect Hospital Performance
    (27-Aug-2013)
    Study suggests that parents should base decisions on other factors

  • What Is 'Play' to a Child With Autism?
    (27-Aug-2013)
    Motion preferred to arts and crafts or pretending, study finds

  • Measles Outbreak Hits Texas Megachurch
    (27-Aug-2013)
    As many as 16 unvaccinated people infected so far, reports say

  • Parents Deliberately Making Child Ill Can Be Deadly
    (26-Aug-2013)
    Family violence expert warns doctors to be on lookout for Munchausen syndrome by proxy

  • More Links Seen Between Autism, ADHD
    (26-Aug-2013)
    Study found 1 in 5 kids with attention disorder also had autistic-type traits

  • Most Medications OK During Breast-Feeding, Report Says
    (26-Aug-2013)
    Mothers may be able to take needed drugs while nursing

  • Good Nutrition Can Boost School Performance, Expert Says
    (25-Aug-2013)
    Start the day with grains, fruit and dairy

  • Doctors' Tips for Backpack Safety
    (25-Aug-2013)
    Good padding, weight distribution and correct lifting will help prevent injuries

  • How to Help Kids Quell Back-to-School Jitters
    (24-Aug-2013)
    First, sixth and ninth grades provoke the most anxiety, expert says

  • Expert Tips for School Bus Safety
    (24-Aug-2013)
    Parents can do a lot to keep their kids out of harm's way

  • A Mother's Hopes and Worries for Adult Sons With Autism
    (23-Aug-2013)
    They may find it difficult to make friends or keep a job, she says

  • Allergies, Asthma Show Links to ADHD: Study
    (23-Aug-2013)
    All three conditions on the rise, but it's unclear whether ADHD risk is affected by others

  • U.S. Circumcision Rates Drop by 10 Percent: CDC
    (22-Aug-2013)
    Whether male babies undergo procedure has become a personal decision between families and their doctors, experts say

  • 'Fat Letters' Take the Stage in Childhood Obesity Debate
    (21-Aug-2013)
    Experts, parents split over schools' role in weight screening

  • Health Tip: Practice Water Safety With Children Around
    (20-Aug-2013)
    Never leave a child unsupervised near water

  • How Toddlers' TV Time Can Hurt Kindergarten Success
    (20-Aug-2013)
    Weaker skills seen in kids who watch more than 2 hours daily, study says

  • Hispanic Teens More Likely to Abuse Drugs: Survey
    (20-Aug-2013)
    Concern is that behavior is increasingly considered 'normal,' expert says

  • Health Tip: Protect Kids From Mercury Exposure
    (19-Aug-2013)
    Limit certain fish in their diet

  • Determining Child's Risk When Older Sibling Has Autism
    (19-Aug-2013)
    About 7 times higher odds seen for full-siblings in large Danish study, lower than other research

  • Backpack Safety Tips for Back to School
    (18-Aug-2013)
    It's not only how much weight a kid totes, but also how it's packed and distributed

  • Hand Gestures May Help Kids Solve Problems
    (16-Aug-2013)
    Children up to age 5 who gestured did better with shape-and-color sorting in study

  • Talking to Your Daughter About Puberty
    (16-Aug-2013)
    Expert shares tips for parents of tweens

  • Kindergartners' Soda Intake Linked to Aggression in Study
    (16-Aug-2013)
    Nearly half of urban 5-year-olds consume soft drinks every day, their mothers say

  • Health Tip: Underage Drinking is Risky
    (15-Aug-2013)
    It can impair social relationships

  • Health Tip: When Your Child Is Scared of the Dark
    (13-Aug-2013)
    Offer assurance that he or she is safe

  • Health Tip: Help Toddlers Prepare for School
    (12-Aug-2013)
    Teach them to play well with others

  • Health Tip: Comfort a Child With Croup
    (12-Aug-2013)
    But if the toddler is under 4, hold the cough medicine

  • Breast-Feeding Tied to Reduced Child Obesity
    (12-Aug-2013)
    Large Japanese study looked at schoolchildren aged 7 and 8

  • Childhood Tummy Aches May Be Tied to Adult Anxiety, Depression
    (12-Aug-2013)
    Study looked at young adults a decade later

  • Obesity Risk Factors May Vary for Boys, Girls
    (12-Aug-2013)
    Playing team sports, even drinking milk affected kids differently in study

  • Early Sex, Drugs More Common Among Teens With Half-Siblings, Study Suggests
    (11-Aug-2013)
    Having children with multiple partners is increasingly common, researchers noted

  • What to Do If Your Child Chokes
    (09-Aug-2013)
    Infants require different steps than older kids

  • Lasers in Toys Can Cause Serious Eye Damage, FDA Warns
    (09-Aug-2013)
    Although sold as playthings, they emit powerful beams

  • Early Discipline Tied to Less Use of Drugs, Alcohol in Teens
    (08-Aug-2013)
    A program to help correct disruptive behavior at ages 7 to 9 seemed to make a difference through age 17

  • Many Kids With Asthma Live With Secondhand Smoke: CDC
    (08-Aug-2013)
    These children have worse symptoms and more outbreaks, experts warn

  • Obese Kids More Likely to Have Asthma, With Worse Symptoms
    (07-Aug-2013)
    Study analyzed medical records of more than 600,000 children

  • Earlier Acne Outbreaks May Be Caused by Earlier Puberty: Experts
    (06-Aug-2013)
    New guidelines released to help doctors treat younger patients age-appropriately

  • If Parents Ever Smoked, Teens May Be More Likely to Light Up
    (05-Aug-2013)
    Study also shows influence of older siblings

  • Economic Recession Tied to 'Harsh' Parenting From Mothers
    (05-Aug-2013)
    But study only found effect for those with specific type of gene

  • Healthy Eating, Good Night's Sleep Really Do Help Kids Learn
    (04-Aug-2013)
    Experts explain importance of these habits to school success

  • Training in the Heat
    (03-Aug-2013)
    Expert describes safe transition from air conditioning to sports conditioning

  • Health Tip: Ask Questions About Your Child's Medication
    (01-Aug-2013)
    Be informed about what's being taken

  • New Dads' Interest in Sex Often Drops After Childbirth: Study
    (01-Aug-2013)
    They're also stressed and tired, survey finds

  • Health Tip: What Should Preschoolers Drink?
    (30-Jul-2013)
    Offer water or milk instead of soda or sweetened fruit juice

  • Kids With Autism Benefit From Early Intervention, Regardless of Method
    (30-Jul-2013)
    Study found similar improvement among preschoolers in different types of programs

  • 'Engaged' Teens More Likely to Stay in School, Study Shows
    (30-Jul-2013)
    These kids participate academically, feel connected and are motivated to learn

  • How Many Extra Calories Add Up to Obesity for Kids?
    (30-Jul-2013)
    Study finds overweight children consume more excess calories daily than previously thought

  • Siblings of Disabled Kids May Show Emotional Effects
    (30-Jul-2013)
    Study found stress, care schedule may squeeze out parental time with brothers, sisters

  • Health Tip: Giving Baby a Pacifier
    (29-Jul-2013)
    Make sure it doesn't pose a choking risk

  • Childhood Hazard: Choking on Food Persists
    (29-Jul-2013)
    About 34 children admitted to U.S. emergency rooms daily as experts urge greater public awareness

  • Video Game 'Addiction' More Likely With Autism, ADHD
    (29-Jul-2013)
    Study cites poor peer relationships as one reason these kids embrace gaming

  • Breast-Fed Baby May Become Higher-IQ Child, Study Suggests
    (29-Jul-2013)
    Benefits for children seen at 3 years, 7 years

  • Don't Let Playground Injuries Spoil the Fun
    (28-Jul-2013)
    More than 600,000 U.S. kids were hurt last year, but certain steps can help keep them safe

  • Overnight Separation From Mother Linked to Weaker Infant Bond
    (26-Jul-2013)
    With joint custody common, study findings matter, researcher says

  • Bedsores More Common Than Thought for Hospitalized Kids
    (26-Jul-2013)
    Often caused by medical devices, these wounds can cause distress for family members, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Use Baby Pools Safely
    (25-Jul-2013)
    Don't leave children unattended

  • Music May Ease Pain for Kids During Hospital Procedure
    (25-Jul-2013)
    Young listeners did better when getting IVs, and parents were happier with care, study found

  • Very Preterm Babies May Have Trouble Bonding With Parents
    (24-Jul-2013)
    Study authors say parenting problems are not the cause

  • Smoking During Pregnancy Tied to Behavior Issues in Kids
    (24-Jul-2013)
    But the cause of the association remains unknown, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Children Are Vulnerable in the Heat
    (23-Jul-2013)
    Have them chill in an air-conditioned place

  • Poll: U.S. Adults Support Smoking Ban in Cars With Kids
    (23-Jul-2013)
    3 of 4 also agree homes of children with asthma, other lung problems should be smoke-free

  • Health Tip: Show Genuine Interest in Your Child
    (22-Jul-2013)
    And offer positive feedback

  • Homemade Blowgun Darts Pose Choking Dangers for Teens
    (22-Jul-2013)
    Boys found DIY instructions online in 3 emergency cases described in report

  • TVs Toppling Onto Tots at Alarming Rate, Study Finds
    (22-Jul-2013)
    As families own more TVs, tip-overs have doubled, study finds

  • Convenience Steers Parents to Pediatric Retail Clinics, Study Finds
    (22-Jul-2013)
    Families with regular doctor may use drug-store services because of extended hours

  • Tips to Prevent Serious Lawn Mower Injuries in Kids
    (20-Jul-2013)
    Having family member nearby isn't enough, expert warns

  • Health Tip: Caring for Baby's Umbilical Cord
    (17-Jul-2013)
    Keep stump clean and dry

  • Health Tip: Disciplining Your Toddler
    (16-Jul-2013)
    Offer praise when appropriate

  • Kids Mimic Parents' TV Viewing Habits
    (15-Jul-2013)
    Study found that the more Mom and Dad watch, the more children turn on the television themselves

  • Physical Punishment in Childhood Tied to Health Woes as Adults
    (15-Jul-2013)
    Study found higher odds for adult obesity, heart disease, arthritis

  • 5 Things Kids Should Tell Their Asthma Doctor
    (10-Jul-2013)
    Experts list key topics to discuss for optimum care

  • Solid Food Timing for Babies Tied to Diabetes Risk
    (09-Jul-2013)
    Study found ages 4 to 5 months safest for introducing solids to infants at higher risk for type 1 disease

  • Irregular Bedtimes May Sap Kids' Brainpower
    (09-Jul-2013)
    Study found that the longer children go to sleep at different times each night, the lower their scores on thinking tests

  • Struggles With Motor Skills Compound Social Problems in Autism
    (08-Jul-2013)
    Fortunately, help is available for kids to improve abilities like throwing and catching

  • Depressed Preschoolers Show Brain Changes, Scans Find
    (08-Jul-2013)
    These differences could mark the start of a lifelong problem, researcher says

  • Nearly Half of Infants Have Flat Spots on Their Heads: Study
    (08-Jul-2013)
    But researcher stresses importance of still having babies sleep on their back to prevent SIDS

  • Breast Milk Supply May Be Linked to Insulin Production: Study
    (07-Jul-2013)
    Findings could have implications for prediabetic mothers, researchers say

  • Baseballs, Softballs Often to Blame for Kids' Facial Fractures
    (06-Jul-2013)
    Errant catches can lead to serious trauma, study found

  • Check Your Summer Burn IQ
    (05-Jul-2013)
    From grills to fireworks to hot sand, danger lurks

  • Celiac Disease Shouldn't Keep Family From BBQ Fun: Experts
    (04-Jul-2013)
    Making sure gluten-free kids remain that way when away from home is challenging, but doable

  • Health Tip: When Your Child Has a Cold
    (03-Jul-2013)
    Suggestions for how to ease symptoms

  • Health Tip: School Bus Riders Must Follow the Rules
    (02-Jul-2013)
    Don't wait right near the curb

  • ATV Injuries to Kids on Decline for Now: Study
    (02-Jul-2013)
    But experts say all-terrain vehicles are still a big problem for young riders

  • New 'Active' Video Games May Give Kids More Exercise
    (02-Jul-2013)
    Youngsters in Australian study were a bit less sedentary

  • Even Younger Babies 'Prep' Themselves to Be Picked Up
    (01-Jul-2013)
    By 2 months of age, most respond to their parents' cues, study showed

  • Fireworks Displays Spark Safety Concerns
    (30-Jun-2013)
    Doctors share tips for injury-free Fourth of July celebration

  • Dealing With Kids' Summer Dental Surprises
    (30-Jun-2013)
    Outdoor activities can mean more injuries to teeth

  • Tick Safety Tips for Kids at Summer Camp
    (29-Jun-2013)
    Experts describe steps to prevent Lyme disease, other illnesses

  • Health Tip: Watch Kids Closely at the Playground
    (28-Jun-2013)
    Before play begins, make sure the area is safe

  • U.S. Women Delay Motherhood, Teen Births Historically Low: CDC
    (28-Jun-2013)
    Preterm births, low birth weight babies declined in 2011, report says

  • Health Tip: Packing Your Hospital Bags Before Baby Comes
    (27-Jun-2013)
    Don't forget newborn's outfit

  • Many 8-Year-Olds in U.S. Have Tasted Alcohol: Study
    (27-Jun-2013)
    Early exposure may be linked with drinking problems later, experts warn

  • Speed a Factor in One-Third of Deadly Crashes Involving Teen Drivers
    (27-Jun-2013)
    Report includes tips for parents to promote safer driving

  • C-Sections in U.S. Stable After 12-Year Rise: CDC
    (27-Jun-2013)
    Guidelines discouraging early elective deliveries may have helped

  • Health Tip: Reduce the Risk of Head Lice
    (26-Jun-2013)
    Don't share personal items with infested person

  • Is Your Fido Really a Furry Baby?
    (26-Jun-2013)
    Study found dog's bond to owner mirrors child's connection with parent

  • You Can Boost Your Baby's Vocabulary
    (25-Jun-2013)
    Study shows that giving non-verbal clues helps infants learn more words

  • ADHD May Be Tied to Longer-Lasting Head Injury, Study Says
    (25-Jun-2013)
    Author says contact sports should be avoided; another expert disagrees

  • Minority Kids Less Likely to Be Diagnosed, Treated for ADHD: Study
    (24-Jun-2013)
    Finding points to possible disparities in care

  • Focus on Health, Not Fat, in Food Talks With Kids
    (24-Jun-2013)
    Teens whose parents harped about weight gain tended to have more unhealthy eating behaviors, study shows

  • Quicker Infant Growth Tied to Higher IQ Later
    (21-Jun-2013)
    But difference in scores was fairly small in study of full-term babies

  • Children's Eye Injuries Peak in Summer, Expert Says
    (21-Jun-2013)
    Swimming pool accidents top the list

  • Potty-Training Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them
    (21-Jun-2013)
    Starting too early is a common mistake, expert says

  • Kids' ER Visits Decline If Doctor Has Evening Hours: Study
    (21-Jun-2013)
    Availability of later appointments cut trips to emergency room by half, researchers say

  • A Deadly Form of Diabetes That Doctors Sometimes Miss
    (19-Jun-2013)
    Common signs of type 1 diabetes often resemble symptoms of other illnesses

  • Day Care May Help Kids of Depressed Moms
    (19-Jun-2013)
    They showed fewer signs of emotional problems if they weren't cared for solely by their mother

  • HPV Vaccine Lowering Infection Rates Among Girls: CDC
    (19-Jun-2013)
    Extent of protection from sexually transmitted virus higher than expected, suggesting 'herd immunity' is at work, experts say

  • Sibling Bullying Can Lead to Depression, Anxiety in Victims
    (17-Jun-2013)
    Study says it may be as damaging as abuse from peers

  • Junk Food Ads May Help Drive Obesity in Hispanic Kids, Study Suggests
    (17-Jun-2013)
    Many of the more than 4,200 TV pitches children view each year highlight fatty, sugary fare

  • Minority Kids With Autism Less Likely to Use Specialty Services: Study
    (17-Jun-2013)
    Compared to white children, black and Hispanic patients may be missing out on certain types of care

  • Stepdads Must Navigate Tricky Waters
    (16-Jun-2013)
    Study shows talking through issues, having shared parenting style help the new family survive the journey

  • Health Tip: Protect Kids' Eyes
    (14-Jun-2013)
    Avoid toys with sharp edges

  • Health Tip: Vary Your Child's School Lunch
    (14-Jun-2013)
    Make it appealing and nutritious

  • Health Tip: Be Smart While Mowing the Lawn
    (13-Jun-2013)
    Make sure kids maintain a safe distance

  • Dads Who Bond With Kids Help Keep Marriage Strong
    (13-Jun-2013)
    Sharing housework also key, study found, as is open communication with spouse

  • TV Commercials May Spur Junk Food Habit in Kids, Study Finds
    (13-Jun-2013)
    Advertising exposure seems to up odds that preschoolers will become obese

  • 'Domestic' Dads Often Face Scorn at Work, Study Finds
    (13-Jun-2013)
    When men or women step outside traditional gender roles, some colleagues react badly, research shows

  • Health Tip: Protect Young Ones From Suffocation
    (12-Jun-2013)
    Rid the crib of pillows, blankets and stuffed animals

  • Health Tip: Kids Need Strong Bones, Too
    (11-Jun-2013)
    Teach proper bone health at an early age

  • Health Tip: Prevent Furniture Tipping
    (11-Jun-2013)
    And help keep kids safe

  • More Evidence Shows Breast-Feeding Helps Babies' Brains
    (11-Jun-2013)
    MRI study showed increased growth in areas related to language, emotional function, motor skills

  • Too Little Known on How Primary Care Docs Can Prevent Child Abuse
    (10-Jun-2013)
    U.S. panel couldn't make recommendations about kids without obvious signs of maltreatment

  • Kids With Past Concussions Take Longer to Recover
    (10-Jun-2013)
    Study has implications for how long children should wait to resume activities, experts say

  • Summer Camp Health Tips for Parents
    (08-Jun-2013)
    How to keep water sports from causing skin infections and other expert advice

  • What to Do When Lightning Strikes
    (07-Jun-2013)
    Planning for the worst may be the best protection, experts say

  • Health Tip: Get Your Child to the Eye Doctor
    (07-Jun-2013)
    Especially if the youngster has these symptoms

  • Sleeping on Back to Prevent SIDS Doesn't Appear to Hurt Babies' Ability to Roll
    (07-Jun-2013)
    Canadian study compared infant development before and after Back to Sleep campaign

  • Even Mild Weight Loss May Lower Diabetes Risk in Obese Teens
    (07-Jun-2013)
    Study worked with adolescents and their families to boost activity, healthy eating

  • Football Concussion Risk Highest During Games, Not Practice: Study
    (06-Jun-2013)
    Young players may not be learning proper tackling techniques, one expert says

  • Vision, Dyslexia Not Linked: Study
    (06-Jun-2013)
    Findings will advance understanding, treatment of the reading disorder, says expert

  • Health Tip: Reduce the Risk of Dog Bites
    (05-Jun-2013)
    Do your homework before adopting Fido

  • Health Tip: Choosing Your Child's Pediatrician
    (05-Jun-2013)
    Make sure you know the doctor's background

  • 'Sensory-Focused' Autism Therapy Shows Early Promise
    (05-Jun-2013)
    In small study, parents used variety of methods to stimulate boys' senses

  • Recession Forced Cutbacks in Care for Special Needs Kids: Study
    (05-Jun-2013)
    Some families curtailed dental visits, medicines for children with chronic health problems

  • Scientists ID Gene Behind Early Onset Puberty
    (05-Jun-2013)
    Discovery could help children with 'central precocious puberty,' give insights to development

  • Health Tip: Keep Kids Active During Summer Break
    (04-Jun-2013)
    Get them to play a favorite sport

  • Young Parents Don't Stress Over Kids' Media Use: Survey
    (04-Jun-2013)
    First generation to have lots of exposure to technology not as worried about its effects, researchers report

  • Website All About Child Health -- in Spanish
    (03-Jun-2013)
    American pediatricians address needs, concerns of Hispanic parents

  • Whooping Cough Cases Rise as Parents Opt Out of Vaccine
    (03-Jun-2013)
    In New York, study found unvaccinated kids were 14 times more likely to get illness

  • Infant Care May Help Explain Race-Linked Obesity Gap
    (03-Jun-2013)
    Black, Hispanic infants in study had solid foods sooner, more sugary drinks, less sleep

  • Many Parents Unaware of Teens' Abuse of ADHD Drugs
    (31-May-2013)
    So-called 'study drugs' don't boost grades, and abusing them is dangerous, researchers warn

  • Health Tip: Encourage Safe Exploring Outdoors
    (31-May-2013)
    Suggestions for interacting with nature

  • For Kids With Autism, a Day at the Races With NASCAR
    (31-May-2013)
    Annual event helps young speedway fans enjoy the sport in a safe, conducive environment

  • Bullied Kids More Likely to Self-Harm as Teens
    (31-May-2013)
    There are no harmless forms of bullying, study warns

  • Health Tip: Help Kids With Diabetes Deal With Shots
    (30-May-2013)
    Prepare the injections where the child can't see you

  • Health Reform Saving Young Adults Millions for ER Care: Study
    (29-May-2013)
    In 2011 alone, patients and families were spared nearly $150 million in hospital costs

  • More Booze in Movies for Kids, Study Finds
    (28-May-2013)
    But scenes with tobacco have dropped, researchers say

  • A Strong Marriage Can Shield Kids From Dad's Depression: Study
    (28-May-2013)
    Supportive spouse seems to improve a depressed father's relationship with his children

  • Kids Poisoned by Medical Marijuana, Study Finds
    (28-May-2013)
    Children helping themselves to drug-laced cookies, brownies

  • Military Families May Need Help With Mental Health
    (27-May-2013)
    Depression, anxiety and sleep problems can arise during long deployments of loved ones

  • Tots' Sleep Differences Due to Genes, Environment, Study Suggests
    (27-May-2013)
    But parents should still try to correct bad sleep habits, expert says

  • Lawn Mower Injuries Often Caused by Distraction
    (26-May-2013)
    Docs offer safety tips to protect fingers, hands and feet

  • Hidden Dangers Dog Dog Parks
    (25-May-2013)
    Pets should be fully vaccinated before frolicking with friends, vet says

  • Low-Income, Minority Parents More Open to HPV Vaccine for Girls, Study Says
    (24-May-2013)
    White, middle-class parents less accepting of the cervical cancer shot, researchers contend

  • How Many Calories in Your Fast-Food Meal? Guess Again
    (24-May-2013)
    Diners underestimated by as much as 500 calories in study

  • Parents Underestimate Influence Over Teens' Substance Abuse: Survey
    (24-May-2013)
    1 in 5 thought child wouldn't listen to advice on the issue, but research suggests otherwise

  • Health Tip: Caring for Baby's Heat Rash
    (23-May-2013)
    Keep skin cool and dry

  • More Kids Getting Donor Organs, But Gaps Persist, Study Finds
    (22-May-2013)
    Researchers looked at whether change in U.S. donor criteria made a difference

  • Student Suicide May Spur Similar Thoughts in Teens
    (21-May-2013)
    'Suicide contagion' occurs even among those who didn't know victim, study found

  • Bed-Sharing Raises SIDS Risk Fivefold, Study Finds
    (21-May-2013)
    Number of cases would drop dramatically if parents did not sleep with their babies, researchers noted

  • Weather Worries Can Threaten a Child's Mental Health
    (21-May-2013)
    Psychologist offers advice for coping with tragedies like the Oklahoma tornado

  • Health Tip: Help Keep Teen Drivers Safe
    (20-May-2013)
    Enforce basic rules

  • Health Tip: Help Children Eat Healthier
    (20-May-2013)
    Set a good example

  • Primary Care Docs Should Play Role in Kids' Dental Health, Experts Say
    (20-May-2013)
    Government-appointed panel says family physicians can apply fluoride to children's teeth to prevent decay

  • Study: Older Whooping Cough Vaccine More Effective
    (20-May-2013)
    But it was phased out because of side effects; newer version works, study notes

  • Teen Bullies May Turn to Crime as Adults
    (17-May-2013)
    Long-term study followed working-class British males

  • Adult Children of Substance Abusers More Prone to Depression
    (16-May-2013)
    Risk rose steeply if a parent had been addicted to alcohol or drugs, study found

  • Many Public Pools Contaminated With Human Waste: CDC
    (16-May-2013)
    Agency offers clear advice to help you avoid infections

  • Most Americans Say 'No' to Smoking in Their Homes, Cars
    (16-May-2013)
    4 out of 5 adults have household bans, but millions of people still breathe secondhand smoke, CDC says

  • Health Tip: Pay Attention to Baby's Communication
    (15-May-2013)
    And watch for signs of delay

  • Health Tip: Schedule Baby's First Dental Visit
    (14-May-2013)
    As soon as the first tooth pops out

  • Even Low Levels of Lead Hamper Kindergartners' Reading Skills: Study
    (14-May-2013)
    Some experts say no level of exposure is safe, push for zero tolerance from CDC

  • Nearly Half of High Schoolers Text While Driving: Survey
    (13-May-2013)
    Those teens also more prone to drunk driving, results show

  • Many U.S. Kids Victims of Violence, Abuse: Survey
    (13-May-2013)
    Attacks that wouldn't be tolerated against adults may be shrugged off when children involved, expert says

  • More Time in Gym Class Equals Stronger Kids
    (12-May-2013)
    And fracture risk doesn't rise when physical activity clock is extended, study finds

  • When Teen Dating Turns Abusive and Violent
    (10-May-2013)
    Parents urged to watch for signs of behavior that affects 1 in 10 children

  • Health Tip: Monitor Fat in Preschoolers' Diet
    (07-May-2013)
    Limit consumption of cheese, fruit juice

  • Magnesium-Rich Food May Help Keep Kids' Bones Strong
    (07-May-2013)
    Higher levels of the mineral tied to greater bone density in study

  • Gasoline Poisonings in Kids Spike During Summer: Study
    (07-May-2013)
    Children can die when toxic chemicals are stored in water bottles or other harmless-looking containers, experts warn

  • No Need to Toss Your Child's Toothbrush After Strep Throat, Study Suggests
    (06-May-2013)
    The common practice may be unnecessary because strep bacteria typically don't survive

  • 16 Percent of U.S. High Schoolers Victims of Cyberbullying: Study
    (06-May-2013)
    About 1 in 6 reported being targeted within past year

  • More Kids Diagnosed With Mental Health Disabilities, Study Finds
    (06-May-2013)
    Conditions such as autism, ADHD appear to drive 16 percent increase in a decade

  • Want Tots Without Allergies? Try Sucking on Their Pacifiers
    (06-May-2013)
    Study suggests transferring adult bacteria to infants' mouths through saliva may train immune system to ignore allergens

  • Many Parents Texting, Phoning While Driving Their Kids: Survey
    (06-May-2013)
    Cell phone chats most common, but distractions also include grooming, Web surfing and child care

  • FDA Proposes Tougher Warnings for Tanning Beds
    (06-May-2013)
    But stops short of ban for those younger than 18, as advisory panel had recommended

  • Kids on Medicaid May Face Barriers to Eczema Treatment
    (03-May-2013)
    Study investigated access to dermatologists for children with the skin condition

  • At-Home Drug Errors Common for Kids With Cancer, Research Shows
    (03-May-2013)
    Study author says parents need more support, better awareness

  • Preordered School Lunches May Be Healthier, Study Finds
    (03-May-2013)
    Kids make better choices when they aren't swayed by enticing smell, appearance of less-nutritious fare

  • Health Tip: Holding Your Infant Skin to Skin
    (02-May-2013)
    May provide added warmth

  • Brain Differences Seen in Kids With Conduct Problems
    (02-May-2013)
    Specifically, they reacted less to images of people in pain during study

  • More Than 4,000 U.S. Kids Hurt Each Year on Amusement Rides
    (01-May-2013)
    Researchers call for standardized safety regulations to reduce injuries

  • Blind Cords Pose Danger to Toddlers, Doctors Warn
    (30-Apr-2013)
    Experts suggest cordless blinds, short pull cords, safety devices, and keeping beds away from windows

  • Study Looks at Vitamin D Needs in Breast-Fed Babies
    (30-Apr-2013)
    Supplements helped infants meet recommended blood levels to support bone health

  • Study Debunks Lyme Disease-Autism Link
    (30-Apr-2013)
    Children with autism no likelier than others to have signs of tick-borne infection

  • Health Tip: Manage Visitors After Bringing Home Baby
    (29-Apr-2013)
    Let guests know when is convenient

  • Allergies: As American as Apple Pie?
    (29-Apr-2013)
    U.S.-born children more likely to have asthma, hay fever and eczema than foreign-born kids, study finds

  • Kids' Smoking Influences May Change Over Time
    (28-Apr-2013)
    Friends' cigarette use a bigger factor in middle school than in high school, research shows

  • Protect Your Kids From Pollen Allergies: Expert
    (27-Apr-2013)
    Tips for keeping allergens away from their skin, out of air in your home

  • Don't Blame Parents for Sins of the Child
    (26-Apr-2013)
    Outside forces can unleash violence like Boston bombings, Sandy Hook school shooting, experts say

  • Poor Parenting Styles Linked to Bullying Behavior in Kids
    (26-Apr-2013)
    Being overprotective may be just as bad as being neglectful for spurring bully and victim roles

  • Newborn's Placenta May Predict Autism Risk, Study Suggests
    (25-Apr-2013)
    Identifying infants with higher odds could improve treatment, researchers say

  • Many Kids Who Undergo Stem Cell Transplants Must Return to Hospital
    (24-Apr-2013)
    Study found readmissions for fever, infections and gastro problems

  • Prescription Drug Abuse Up Among U.S. Teens: Survey
    (23-Apr-2013)
    More than 5 million, nearly 25 percent, said they had abused these medications

  • Many Parents Give Kids Cold Medicines When They Shouldn't, Survey Finds
    (23-Apr-2013)
    They often miss fine print on the label warning against use in children younger than 4 years old

  • 'Clean Your Plate' Orders From Parents May Backfire for Kids
    (22-Apr-2013)
    'Controlling' food behavior messages are counterproductive, study finds

  • Help Young Pitchers Avoid Overuse Injuries
    (21-Apr-2013)
    Expert urges parents and coaches to make kids aware of how overdoing it can harm their health

  • Sons of Absent or Abusive Fathers May Pick More Bar Fights: Survey
    (19-Apr-2013)
    Study looked at aggression tied to drinking in young Australian men

  • Health Tip: Make Kids Safe in the Sandbox
    (19-Apr-2013)
    Keep it clean and covered

  • Breast-Fed Kids May Have Low Iron Levels, Study Finds
    (19-Apr-2013)
    Complementary foods should include iron-rich items, experts say

  • Too Much Texting, Facebook Time May Lower College Women's Grades
    (19-Apr-2013)
    Media use for freshmen adds up to 12 hours daily, poll finds

  • Kids' Learning Disabilities May Have Multiple Causes
    (19-Apr-2013)
    Educational approaches that address each issue work best, review suggests

  • Why Carrying Your Baby Calms Him
    (18-Apr-2013)
    This quieting effect is an evolutionary win-win, study finds

  • Health Tip: Promote Fine Motor Skills in Preschoolers
    (17-Apr-2013)
    Let them play with blocks and puzzles

  • Fecal Transplant Studied for Kids With Bowel Disease
    (17-Apr-2013)
    Symptoms of ulcerative colitis disappeared for one-third of patients after process

  • Helping Children Make Sense of the Senseless
    (17-Apr-2013)
    Tragedies like the Boston bombings require a loving, shared response, experts say

  • Colic May Be Linked to Childhood Migraine, Study Says
    (16-Apr-2013)
    Expert suspects disrupted sleep cycles might play a role in both disorders

  • Health Tip: What's Keeping Your Child Awake?
    (15-Apr-2013)
    Often, it's fear of the dark

  • Age of Autism Diagnosis May Depend on Symptoms: Study
    (15-Apr-2013)
    Early identification essential to help kids reach their potential, researcher says

  • Parents Who Veto Vaccinations Often Seek Like-Minded Opinions
    (15-Apr-2013)
    Study suggests friends, family may be important sources of advice

  • Lullabies Soothe Preemies, Parents Alike
    (15-Apr-2013)
    Study looked at music therapy combining songs and special womb-like sounds

  • Do Teens Who Sleep In Stay Slimmer?
    (13-Apr-2013)
    Study finds association between more shuteye, healthier weight

  • Health Tip: Encourage Your Toddler to Read
    (12-Apr-2013)
    Gently note words that are pronounced incorrectly

  • Health Tip: Helping Kids Conquer Bedwetting
    (11-Apr-2013)
    What you can do to help your children stay dry

  • Smoking in Youth-Rated Movies Doubles: Report
    (10-Apr-2013)
    On-screen tobacco use encourages kids to start habit, CDC says

  • Health Tip: Keep Medications Out of Youngsters' Reach
    (09-Apr-2013)
    And reduce their risk of accidental poisoning

  • Smog Exposure During Pregnancy Might Raise Child's Cancer Risk: Study
    (09-Apr-2013)
    But research needs replication before conclusions are drawn, experts say

  • Kids With Autism May Be Less Likely to Imitate 'Silly' Behavior
    (08-Apr-2013)
    In study, they tended to only copy necessary actions by adults when completing tasks

  • When Teens Focus on TV, Obesity Risk Rises
    (08-Apr-2013)
    Study suggests that messages from junk food ads are getting through

  • Frequent Eating in Kids Tied to Less Weight Gain
    (08-Apr-2013)
    But this won't hold true with unhealthy foods, expert warns

  • Parents' Military Deployment Takes Toll on Kids, Study Finds
    (05-Apr-2013)
    Binge drinking and drug use more likely

  • Teen Boys With Enlarged Breasts Show Emotional Effects
    (05-Apr-2013)
    Study found condition may lower general health as well

  • Scans May Reveal Pre-Schizophrenia Brain Changes
    (05-Apr-2013)
    By identifying vulnerable children, doctors might be able to prevent the illness, study says

  • Less Salt, More Potassium = Millions of Lives Saved
    (05-Apr-2013)
    Modest dietary changes would reduce risk of stroke, heart disease, studies confirm

  • Common Asphalt Sealant May Raise Cancer Risks
    (04-Apr-2013)
    Small study looked at coal-tar sealcoat and exposure to 'PAH' chemical compound

  • Despite Big Progress, Many Kids Have High Lead Levels in Blood
    (04-Apr-2013)
    Mineral has been linked to learning and behavioral problems, CDC says

  • Melanoma Rates Rising in U.S. Children
    (03-Apr-2013)
    Deadly skin cancer still rare in kids, but long-term study found 2 percent yearly increase among whites

  • Child's Cancer Often Causes Parents Severe Distress: Study
    (02-Apr-2013)
    Odds of recovery, pain and finances are major worries

  • Chickenpox Shot Provides Long-Term Protection, Study Finds
    (02-Apr-2013)
    Effectiveness did not wane over 14 years

  • Repeat Births by Teen Girls Still Too High: CDC
    (02-Apr-2013)
    20 percent are repeat births and these babies face health risks, agency says

  • Parent-Focused Classes May Help Tots at Risk for ADHD
    (01-Apr-2013)
    Programs try to promote positive relationship between parent and child

  • Parents Will Push for Medication, Even If Doc Says Not Needed
    (01-Apr-2013)
    Survey dealt with hypothetical diagnosis of digestive disorder in young child

  • One in 10 U.S. Kids Diagnosed With ADHD: Report
    (01-Apr-2013)
    But many children who get diagnosis may not really have the condition, experts say

  • Kids of Better-Educated Parents Have Healthier Diets: Study
    (31-Mar-2013)
    European research compared nutritional choices such as fruits and veggies, sugary drinks

  • Hot Tap Water May Pose Scalding Hazard
    (31-Mar-2013)
    Study found temperatures often set higher than safety standard

  • Keep Kids Safe From Laundry Detergent Packets
    (30-Mar-2013)
    Curious children may get concentrated product in their mouth or eyes

  • Another Study Sees No Vaccine-Autism Link
    (29-Mar-2013)
    Experts say finding should reassure parents of young children

  • Pre-College Parental Chat May Reduce Freshman Drinking
    (29-Mar-2013)
    Study found discussion influenced how students handle alcohol choices, peer pressure

  • Frequent Moves Take Toll on Poor Kids, Study Suggests
    (28-Mar-2013)
    Fallout anticipated from U.S. housing crisis, researcher says

  • Genes and Early Wheezing Tied to Childhood Asthma Risk
    (27-Mar-2013)
    Common cold symptom increased odds for asthma in study

  • Same-Sex Parents May Face Harsher Criticism Than Others
    (27-Mar-2013)
    Study examined onlookers' response to parenting behaviors

  • Should Short Boys Take Growth Hormone?
    (27-Mar-2013)
    If they're healthy, probably not, experts say

  • Health Tip: Kids Keeping You From Exercising?
    (26-Mar-2013)
    Find time even if family keeps you busy

  • Too Much TV May Make Kids Antisocial, Study Suggests
    (26-Mar-2013)
    Spending hours in front of the tube at age 5 linked to bad behavior at age 7, researchers say

  • Parents' Divorce May Up Kids' Odds for Smoking as Adults
    (25-Mar-2013)
    Study authors suggest habit might be 'coping mechanism' for some

  • Certain Parents Less Likely to Follow Doctors' Advice: Poll
    (25-Mar-2013)
    Household income one factor if parents heeded guidance on kids' health, safety and lifestyle

  • Fit Kids May Dodge Fractures in Old Age
    (25-Mar-2013)
    Regular exercise linked to increases in peak bone mass, study says

  • Family Meals Nourish Teens' Mental Health: Study
    (25-Mar-2013)
    Dinners with parents may improve behavior and well-being, study finds

  • Four in 10 Babies Given Solid Foods Too Early, Study Finds
    (25-Mar-2013)
    Hunger, inability to sleep through the night often cited as reasons

  • U.S. Agency Puts Poison Prevention in Spotlight
    (24-Mar-2013)
    EPA urges adults to keep pesticides and disinfectants locked away from children

  • Picky Eating in Youngsters Might Be Largely Caused by Genes
    (22-Mar-2013)
    But study author says parents can still encourage children to try new foods

  • Even a Little Pot Use Ups College Dropout Risk
    (22-Mar-2013)
    Second study found similar connection with other drugs

  • Child Health Experts Come Out in Favor of Same-Sex Marriage
    (21-Mar-2013)
    Kids benefit from having stable home, two loving parents, regardless of sexual orientation, AAP says

  • Ready-to-Eat Foods for Toddlers Often Too Salty: Study
    (21-Mar-2013)
    Parents urged to balance convenience with healthier meals, snacks

  • Suicidal Thoughts More Common in Kids With Autism: Study
    (21-Mar-2013)
    But expert advises parents not to panic over mood changes

  • They're Cute, But Chicks Carry Salmonella Dangers
    (21-Mar-2013)
    Major 2012 outbreak was linked to mail-order chicks, ducklings, CDC says

  • One in 50 School-Aged Children in U.S. Has Autism: CDC
    (20-Mar-2013)
    Significant increase in the prevalence of the condition over the past five years, researchers say

  • 'Cruise Ship Virus' Also Sickens 1 Million U.S. Kids Yearly
    (20-Mar-2013)
    Norovirus has overtaken rotavirus in causing gastric illness, CDC study finds

  • Fewer Kids Getting Hurt in Most Sports, Study Finds
    (19-Mar-2013)
    However, football and soccer injuries have risen over past decade

  • Switch to Skim Milk Won't Prevent Toddler's Obesity: Study
    (19-Mar-2013)
    Surprise finding runs counter to standard recommendations from doctors' groups

  • Black Children Less Likely to Get Antibiotics: Study
    (19-Mar-2013)
    Experts suspect the difference may stem from over-treatment in white children

  • Parents' Worries About HPV Vaccine on the Rise: Study
    (18-Mar-2013)
    Doctors puzzled by the growing safety concerns, because shot guards against virus that can cause cervical cancer

  • How to Prevent, Treat Diaper Rash
    (17-Mar-2013)
    Excessive moisture, lotions and wipes can irritate a newborn's skin

  • Health Tip: Protect Kids From Stress
    (15-Mar-2013)
    Many factors can cause childhood anxiety

  • Avoiding Scary Situations May Leave Kids More Anxious: Study
    (15-Mar-2013)
    Study author says counseling may help youngsters face issues head-on

  • Sports Help Dads, Daughters Bond, Study Says
    (13-Mar-2013)
    Many shared activities can help cement relationship, researchers find

  • ERs Not Doing Enough to Educate Parents on Car-Seat Safety: Study
    (13-Mar-2013)
    Treatment after a crash can be a teachable moment on proper use of passenger restraints

  • Don't Give ADHD Meds to Undiagnosed Kids, Experts Urge
    (13-Mar-2013)
    Neurologists say some doctors are prescribing these drugs as a way to boost school performance

  • In Seriously Ill Kids, Obesity May Be Tied to Higher Death Risk: Study
    (12-Mar-2013)
    But more research is needed to confirm the association, experts say

  • Breast-Feeding Won't Prevent Pre-Teen Obesity, Study Finds
    (12-Mar-2013)
    Nursing exclusively has no effect on later weight, but many other benefits exist

  • More Evidence Whooping Cough Protection Wanes
    (11-Mar-2013)
    Vaccine still recommended, although it appears to weaken after fifth dose, study finds

  • Kids' Pet Frogs Caused Salmonella Outbreak: CDC
    (11-Mar-2013)
    Infection traced to animals bred at single California facility

  • Tips on Coping With Daylight Saving Time
    (10-Mar-2013)
    Tweaking sleeping, eating, drinking and online habits all can help, experts advise

  • Motherhood May Spur Obsessive-Compulsive Behavior in Some
    (05-Mar-2013)
    Symptoms usually temporary, half of the women studied reported improvements after 6 months

  • Spotting Sleep Problems in Special-Needs Children
    (05-Mar-2013)
    Small changes at home can help them get essential shuteye

  • Heart-Healthy Habits in Childhood May Prevent Future Disease
    (04-Mar-2013)
    Keys are better food choices, more physical activity and no secondhand smoke, doctor says

  • Most Kids With Autism Overcome Language Delays, Study Finds
    (04-Mar-2013)
    70 percent achieved 'phrase' or higher-level speech

  • Plastics Chemical BPA Tied to Higher Asthma Risk in Kids
    (01-Mar-2013)
    While study did not show cause and effect, expert said it's best to avoid exposure

  • When Kids Exercise More, Their Grades Might Rise Too
    (28-Feb-2013)
    Study of young students questions value of phasing out PE in public schools

  • Animals May Boost Social Interaction in Kids With Autism
    (27-Feb-2013)
    Study found children were more talkative and engaged with people in presence of small pets

  • Health Tip: Serve Up a Healthy After-School Snack
    (26-Feb-2013)
    Try these no-cook options

  • Soccer Kicks Up Activity Level of Overweight Kids: Study
    (26-Feb-2013)
    After-school program got the heaviest children moving more

  • Mother's Drinking Increases Risk of Infant's Death: Study
    (26-Feb-2013)
    Babies of women with alcohol problems during or after pregnancy had three times the risk of sudden, unexplained death

  • Childhood Allergies May Be Affected by Race, Genetics
    (25-Feb-2013)
    Early study found black toddlers more sensitive than whites to food allergens in particular

  • Food Allergies Tied to Impaired Growth in Kids
    (25-Feb-2013)
    Early study suggests that avoiding allergy triggers might be a factor

  • Allergy 'Rescue' Shots May Work Better in Lower Thigh of Overweight Kids
    (25-Feb-2013)
    Study found needles for lifesaving medication too short to reach upper-thigh muscle

  • C-Section May Raise Child's Risk of Allergies, Asthma: Study
    (25-Feb-2013)
    Natural delivery appears to expose babies to beneficial bacteria, researchers say

  • Without Laws, Many Tanning Salons Would Allow Kids: Study
    (25-Feb-2013)
    Missouri survey found operators often misrepresent indoor tanning as safe, even healthy

  • Pediatrics Group Issues New Ear Infection Guidelines
    (25-Feb-2013)
    Less antibiotic use, added focus on pain control among key points

  • Poll: Many Americans Don't See Their Kids as Overweight
    (25-Feb-2013)
    But national statistics contend that there's an obesity epidemic among children

  • Slow-Growing Babies Nearly Catch Up With Peers by Teens
    (25-Feb-2013)
    Large study found those with delayed weight gain reached normal range by 13

  • Children Born With Heart Defects Show Growth Lags 3 Years Later
    (22-Feb-2013)
    Study found gaps in weight, length and head size compared to other kids

  • Parents: Revealing Your Past Smoking, Pot Use May Not Help Your Kids
    (22-Feb-2013)
    Candid confessions might backfire, new study shows

  • Health Tip: Reading to Baby
    (21-Feb-2013)
    It helps the child grow intellectually and develop

  • Health Tip: Encourage Kids to Help in the Kitchen
    (21-Feb-2013)
    But don't leave them alone

  • U.S. Kids Consuming Fewer Calories, Report Finds
    (21-Feb-2013)
    Experts credit healthier fare at schools, information campaigns for the turnaround

  • Many Younger Parents Weigh Online Doctor Reviews: Poll
    (20-Feb-2013)
    But word of mouth still prevails overall

  • Drug, Alcohol Abuse More Likely Among High School Dropouts
    (19-Feb-2013)
    U.S. report also confirms that kids who fail to complete school are more apt to take up cigarettes

  • Health Tip: Sled Safely
    (18-Feb-2013)
    Make sure an adult is always watching

  • Lower Lung Function in Infancy Linked to Wheeze in Adulthood
    (18-Feb-2013)
    Smoking also played key role in respiratory trouble for young adults, study found

  • 'Bilingual Babies' Can Tell Languages Apart
    (14-Feb-2013)
    Study found even 7-month-olds can start to learn both languages

  • Do Teens With Happy Home Life Have Happier Marriages?
    (13-Feb-2013)
    Positive early family experiences may influence relationship satisfaction in adulthood, study says

  • Kids With Knee ACL Injuries Require Special Care
    (13-Feb-2013)
    Researchers say ligament injury, once rare in youngsters, is rising with sports training intensity

  • Teens' Friends Can Influence Their School Performance
    (13-Feb-2013)
    Study shows students whose buddies have better GPAs more likely to improve their own test scores

  • 'Cyberbullying' as Harmful as Physical Threats, Study Finds
    (13-Feb-2013)
    Online activity must be considered when creating policies to combat bullying, researchers say

  • 'Hovering' Moms May Take Fun Out of Play
    (13-Feb-2013)
    Preschoolers in study played most cheerfully when mothers were warm but non-interfering

  • Little-Known Respiratory Infection Sends Many Kids to Hospital
    (13-Feb-2013)
    Discovered in 2001, human metapneumovirus is worse in very young, very old

  • Praising Kids for Efforts, Not Qualities, May Help Them Succeed
    (12-Feb-2013)
    Study finds telling youngsters they're smart, great, wonderful could backfire later

  • Little Known on How to Best Help Kids After Trauma
    (11-Feb-2013)
    In wake of Newtown shooting, review finds more evidence needed on what to do when children can't cope

  • ADHD Treatments Not Working for Most Young Children
    (11-Feb-2013)
    Six-year study starting in preschool found symptoms persisted even for kids on medication

  • Early Dental Care Can Help Keep Kids Smiling for Years to Come
    (10-Feb-2013)
    Parents urged to make brushing, flossing and visiting dentist a regular habit

  • Skin-Care Basics for Your New Baby
    (09-Feb-2013)
    For example, bathing every other day is sufficient, expert says

  • Don't Overlook Eating Issues Tied to Autism, Study Warns
    (09-Feb-2013)
    These feeding problems can lead to nutritional deficiencies, expert says

  • Type 1 Diabetes Up 70 Percent in Kids, Study Finds
    (08-Feb-2013)
    Experts suspect the jump may be linked to unknown environmental causes

  • Day Care May Not Raise Behavior Woes in Kids After All
    (08-Feb-2013)
    Large study from Norway contradicts earlier research from U.S., whose systems differ in many ways

  • Infants' Inattentiveness Might Signal Later Autism, Study Says
    (08-Feb-2013)
    Signs of social impairment may be evident early, research suggests

  • Health Tip: Giving Up Baby's Bottle
    (07-Feb-2013)
    Don't rush the transition

  • Stroke During Childhood May Raise Risk for Epilepsy, Study Says
    (07-Feb-2013)
    Practitioners have 'concrete numbers' to give to families

  • Maternal Depression, Violence at Home May Raise Child's ADHD Risk
    (07-Feb-2013)
    Study found kids who were exposed to one or both before the age of 3 were more likely to be diagnosed by 6

  • Breast-Feeding Still Less Common for Black Babies: CDC
    (07-Feb-2013)
    Racial gap suggests need for additional, targeted support, experts say

  • For Most Bullied Gay Kids, Things Do 'Get Better,' Study Finds
    (04-Feb-2013)
    While gay British teens more likely to be bullied in school, situation improved by young adulthood

  • Needed: Recruits of All Ages for Medical Research
    (04-Feb-2013)
    Lack of awareness limits participation, study finds

  • Gay Black Men Often Face Added Family Hurdles When Coming Out
    (01-Feb-2013)
    Small study suggests they deal with a combination of biases

  • Chips, Sodas Out, Healthier Fare In With New School Snack Rules
    (01-Feb-2013)
    USDA's proposals go beyond school meals to vending machines

  • Health Tip: Keep Kids Safe in Cold Weather
    (31-Jan-2013)
    Always wear sunscreen

  • Health Tip: Minimize Pesticide Exposure
    (31-Jan-2013)
    Avoid foods that probably were sprayed

  • More Child Gun Injuries in States With Self-Defense Laws
    (31-Jan-2013)
    But study found no improvement from other laws meant to curb children's access to firearms

  • Epilepsy Drug in Pregnancy Linked to Autism Risk in Study
    (31-Jan-2013)
    New research adds to dangers of valproate use for women of childbearing age

  • Childhood Abuse May Be Tied to Uterine Fibroids: Study
    (30-Jan-2013)
    They are the most common type of benign tumor in women of childbearing age

  • Non-Drug ADHD Treatments Don't Pan Out in Study
    (30-Jan-2013)
    But some experts still believe behavioral therapy can help the whole family

  • Obesity May Be Linked to MS Risk in Children
    (30-Jan-2013)
    However, study is preliminary and MS still rare in kids, experts say

  • Epilepsy Drug in Pregnancy Linked to Autism Risk in Study
    (30-Jan-2013)
    New research adds to dangers of valproate use for women of childbearing age

  • High Blood Pressure in Kids May Be Less Common Than Thought
    (29-Jan-2013)
    U.S. study offers somewhat encouraging finding, but experts say it's tough to pin down 'correct' rate

  • Do TV Liquor Ads Drive Kids to Drink?
    (28-Jan-2013)
    Discussing advertising's persuasiveness may help blunt its effects, experts say

  • No Proof Drugs Ease Kids' Migraines: Study
    (28-Jan-2013)
    And some of these meds 'are pretty nasty,' expert says

  • Whooping Cough Vaccine for Pregnant Women Among New Recommendations
    (28-Jan-2013)
    U.S. experts also say egg allergy is no longer reason to avoid the flu vaccine

  • Parents Not Too Worried About Kids' Use of Pain Meds: Poll
    (26-Jan-2013)
    Only one-third 'very concerned' about misuse of prescribed narcotics by children in their communities

  • Common Painkillers Tied to Kidney Risks for Children: Study
    (25-Jan-2013)
    Expert says NSAIDs are overused for treating kids with fever

  • People With Egg Allergy Can Safely Get Flu Shot: Experts
    (23-Jan-2013)
    With study finding, they advise people to have the vaccine

  • More Time at Family Dinners Might Curb Obesity in Kids
    (23-Jan-2013)
    In study with low-income families, just 4 more minutes of mealtime was tied to healthier weight

  • One Path to Fitter Kids: More P.E. at School
    (22-Jan-2013)
    Study finds that reinstating daily classes would fulfill 1/3rd of U.S. goals for kids' exercise

  • Health Tip: Help Protect Kids from Flu
    (21-Jan-2013)
    If they're 6 months or older, have them vaccinated

  • Privacy an Issue for Nursing Moms in Neonatal ICUs
    (21-Jan-2013)
    Interruptions make them less willing to express breast milk, study finds

  • Study Finds Nearly Half of U.S. Kids Are Under-Vaccinated
    (21-Jan-2013)
    This puts them at much higher risk for preventable illnesses such as whooping cough, chickenpox

  • More U.S. Children Diagnosed With ADHD
    (21-Jan-2013)
    Finding from large study may be due to better awareness, experts say

  • How to Tell If Your Child Is Too Sick for School: Expert
    (20-Jan-2013)
    If kids aren't well enough to learn, it's best to keep them home

  • Tips to Keep Kids Safe, Warm During Winter
    (19-Jan-2013)
    Hypothermia, frostbite occur more frequently among children, expert warns

  • Obese Kids May Face Immediate Health Woes, Study Finds
    (17-Jan-2013)
    Higher rates of ADHD, asthma and learning problems seen in overweight children, study shows

  • Childhood Obesity Rates Drop in New York City, Los Angeles: Study
    (17-Jan-2013)
    State programs promoting healthy lifestyles work, but it takes time before results are seen, researchers say

  • As Parents' Share of College Fees Rises, Students' GPAs Fall: Study
    (16-Jan-2013)
    But the research also found that parents' financial support boosted college graduation rate

  • Childhood Vaccine Schedule Is Safe, Report Says
    (16-Jan-2013)
    Critics call for more research into whether shots may be linked to some developmental disorders

  • Study Finds Low Flu Vaccine Rates in U.S. Kids
    (15-Jan-2013)
    This also puts infants too young for immunization at risk, researcher says

  • No Link Between Low Birth Weight, Asthma: Study
    (15-Jan-2013)
    Results expand understanding of the disease, expert says

  • Screen Time Near Bedtime Means Less Sleep for Kids
    (14-Jan-2013)
    Survey found watching TV, playing video games before bed delays sleep

  • Could Baby's Tummy Bacteria Help Spur Colic?
    (14-Jan-2013)
    Balance of good/bad microbes may determine which infants have common condition, study suggests

  • 30 Percent of U.S. Teen Girls Meet Up With Online Strangers
    (14-Jan-2013)
    Study found that abused or neglected girls were more likely to do so

  • Fast Food Tied to Asthma, Eczema and Hay Fever in Kids
    (14-Jan-2013)
    Study isn't conclusive, but it's another reason to make healthier choices, expert says

  • Safe Ways to Relieve Your Young Child's Flu Symptoms
    (11-Jan-2013)
    Medications not intended for children younger than 4, expert says

  • Bullying Harms Kids With Autism, Parents Say
    (11-Jan-2013)
    Many suffer emotional trauma, physical injury

  • Technique IDs Deadliest Whooping Cough Cases
    (10-Jan-2013)
    Take white blood cell counts early and often, study says

  • Many U.S. Teens at Risk for Suicide Despite Treatment: Study
    (09-Jan-2013)
    About 1 in every 20 teens attempts suicide, often when already being treated for mental health woes

  • Do Babies Begin Learning Language in the Womb?
    (08-Jan-2013)
    Study suggests process starts in last 10 weeks of pregnancy

  • Health Tip: Talk to Kids About Smoking
    (07-Jan-2013)
    Help prevent a dangerous habit

  • Let Babies 'Cry It Out,' Study Suggests
    (07-Jan-2013)
    Resist the urge to immediately respond to your infant's nighttime awakenings, researchers say

  • Moms May Use TV to Calm Fussy Infants: Study
    (07-Jan-2013)
    Babies with obese mothers were most likely to watch up to 3 hours daily instead of playing

  • Mental Health of Dads-to-Be May Influence Toddler's Behavior
    (07-Jan-2013)
    During pregnancy appointments, ask about father's state of mind, experts say

  • Some HPV-Linked Cancers Rising in U.S.: Report
    (07-Jan-2013)
    Changing sexual practices a likely reason; vaccination urged

  • Prenatal Antidepressants Don't Raise Fetal, Infant Death Risk: Study
    (02-Jan-2013)
    But doctors, moms-to-be should still approach drugs known as SSRIs with caution, researchers say

  • Economic Conditions at Birth Linked to Behavior in Teen Years
    (01-Jan-2013)
    Being born during a time of chronic unemployment may boost odds of juvenile delinquency, study says

  • Health Tip: Signs That Your Child May Have Juvenile Arthritis
    (31-Dec-2012)
    When chronic joint pain and tenderness affect young people

  • 'Teaching Gardens' Nurture Kids' Interest in Healthy Foods
    (27-Dec-2012)
    An idea that began at the White House can take root in almost any home, one expert says

  • Kids and Healthy Eating Can Go Together
    (27-Dec-2012)
    Initiatives from cooking classes to 'teaching gardens' can make it happen

  • More Evidence That Violent Video Games Help Spur Aggression
    (27-Dec-2012)
    Negative effects accumulate over time, study says

  • Young Girl's Plea For Contact Lenses Pays Off
    (26-Dec-2012)
    Preteen's organized personality was key to safe use of these devices, mom says

  • What's Best for Kids' Eye Health? Experts Give Insight
    (26-Dec-2012)
    Advice on diet, screening, and proper use of glasses and contacts

  • Health Tip: Calming a Fussy Baby
    (26-Dec-2012)
    Swaddle the infant with a large, lightweight blanket

  • Some Kids Abusing Common Baking Ingredients
    (26-Dec-2012)
    Trends such as swallowing dry cinnamon, stuffing marshmallows can cause choking emergencies

  • Health Tip: Help Keep Your Baby's Crib Safe
    (25-Dec-2012)
    Older cribs may not meet new standards

  • It's OK for Kids to Keep Believing in Santa, Expert Says
    (24-Dec-2012)
    They'll figure it out on their own without a specific age limit

  • Make Holiday Meals Safe for Kids With Food Allergies
    (24-Dec-2012)
    Expert offers tips for changing recipes and keeping potentially harmful foods separate

  • Nearly One-Third of Kids With Food Allergies May Be Bullied
    (24-Dec-2012)
    Study found torment is often 'just' teasing but can be more threatening

  • Consider Eye Safety When Toy Shopping
    (22-Dec-2012)
    Injuries, lack of protective eyewear can lead to ER visits, surgery, expert says

  • Omega-3s in Formula Can Help Baby's Eyesight: Review
    (21-Dec-2012)
    Breast-fed babies already have this advantage, experts note

  • Mass Murders: Why Us? Why the U.S.?
    (21-Dec-2012)
    From gun availability to a lack of therapists, experts say many factors contribute to the spate of killings

  • Flu Drug Tamiflu OK for Babies Under 1: FDA
    (21-Dec-2012)
    But dose for these tots must be calibrated to their weight, agency says

  • Health Tip: Store Breast Milk Safely
    (20-Dec-2012)
    Wash your hands before expressing the milk

  • Early Language Skills Reduce Preschool Tantrums, Study Finds
    (20-Dec-2012)
    Verbalizing their frustrations may help little ones cope

  • 'Not Fair!' How Sibling Fights May Lead to Later Mood Problems
    (20-Dec-2012)
    Everyday teen issues can contribute to depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, researchers say

  • Motivation and Study, Not IQ, Are Keys to Kids' Math Success
    (20-Dec-2012)
    Research highlights role of learning skills, determination in developing numerical competence

  • Family Meals Encourage Kids to Eat More Veggies, Fruit: Study
    (20-Dec-2012)
    Researchers also found that children mimic parents' healthy eating habits

  • Health Tip: Help Prevent Repetitive Stress Injury
    (19-Dec-2012)
    Posture is important during computer use

  • Health Tip: Keep Kids From Choking Hazards
    (19-Dec-2012)
    Offer only safe foods and toys

  • Abused Black Girls More Likely to Develop Asthma: Study
    (19-Dec-2012)
    Stress still affects immune system years later, researchers say

  • Reindeer May Deliver More Than Presents
    (19-Dec-2012)
    Report suggests animals also carry a fly larva that causes skin problems, rare eye infections

  • Drugs Hold Promise for Severe Juvenile Arthritis Patients
    (19-Dec-2012)
    Children's pain, fever, rash reduced in two studies, but questions remain

  • Quality of Life Can Suffer for Kids With Heart Devices
    (18-Dec-2012)
    Study suggests implanted cardiac defibrillators, pacemakers affect self-perception, behavior

  • Is the Mental Health System Failing Troubled Kids?
    (18-Dec-2012)
    Spotting, managing young people like the Conn. gunman is difficult and will take more resources, experts say

  • Banning Vaccine Preservative Would Hurt Kids in Poor Nations: Experts
    (17-Dec-2012)
    Pediatricians, others oppose U.N. proposal

  • Keep Tots' Milk to 2 Cups a Day: Study
    (17-Dec-2012)
    Less won't give enough vitamin D, but more can lower iron stores, researchers say

  • Fewer Children Injured From Swallowing Caustic Chemicals: Study
    (17-Dec-2012)
    Despite better prevention efforts, too many kids still consume household cleaning products

  • Family Grapples With Kids' Tech Time
    (14-Dec-2012)
    Parental diligence and a few rules allow the good with less risk

  • Heavy Drinking, Pot Use Tied to Teen Brain Changes
    (14-Dec-2012)
    Study found differences in brain's 'information highway,' researcher says

  • Parents Key to Easing Psychological Impact of Conn. Shootings
    (14-Dec-2012)
    Communication can help children, and adults, cope with the senseless tragedy, mental health experts say

  • Health Tip: Shopping for Children's Shoes
    (13-Dec-2012)
    Young feet can grow quickly

  • 2-Year Period After Parent's Suicide Try Most Risky for Children: Study
    (13-Dec-2012)
    Mother's admission to psychiatric hospital also linked to high teen suicide risk, especially for daughters

  • Child Abuse in U.S. Declines for 5th Straight Year
    (13-Dec-2012)
    But 681,000 kids are still mistreated, report finds

  • Mothers' Pre-Pregnancy Weight Tied to Kids' IQ, Study Says
    (12-Dec-2012)
    Excess pounds before pregnancy may contribute to lower test scores for child

  • U.S. Task Force Urges Docs to Counsel Kids Against Smoking
    (10-Dec-2012)
    Evidence shows that medical advice, education can keep young patients from lighting up

  • Could Kids' Salt Intake Affect Their Weight?
    (10-Dec-2012)
    Study found those who consumed more sodium also drank more sugary beverages

  • ADHD Can Cause Lifelong Problems, Study Finds
    (10-Dec-2012)
    Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder that persists into adulthood may affect physical and mental health

  • Young Binge Eaters Prone to Illicit Drug Use: Study
    (10-Dec-2012)
    Overeating occurred first in large review of 17,000 boys and girls

  • Is Your Little One Scared of Santa?
    (09-Dec-2012)
    Expert offers tips to make the meeting less intimidating

  • Childless People Die Sooner, Study Says
    (06-Dec-2012)
    After infertility treatment, death rates were two to four times higher among couples without kids

  • Kids May Be at Slightly Higher Asthma Risk If Parents Had Infertility Treatments
    (06-Dec-2012)
    Study found elevated odds in children born after in vitro fertilization, but the research didn't prove cause-and-effect

  • Health Tip: Make Sure Kids Get Enough Water
    (04-Dec-2012)
    Especially when they're sick

  • College Students: 25 Is Perfect Age for Marriage
    (04-Dec-2012)
    But surveyed parents said kids should stay single longer

  • What Doctors Don't Know About Treating Kids With Epilepsy
    (03-Dec-2012)
    Survey finds significant gaps in knowledge

  • Children's Seizures Not Always Damaging, Study Finds
    (03-Dec-2012)
    Those caused by fever don't appear to harm brain function

  • When to Worry About Your Child's Fever
    (30-Nov-2012)
    A temperature is 'often a friend,' doctor says

  • Make Sure Toys You Buy Are Safe for Tots
    (30-Nov-2012)
    Keep kids' ages in mind when shopping, doctors urge

  • Could Baby's Crying Give Clues to Autism?
    (30-Nov-2012)
    Small study found subtle differences in sounds made by at-risk infants through computer analysis

  • Health Tip: Reduce Your Risk of Hot Water Burns
    (29-Nov-2012)
    Test the water first

  • Violence in a Soldier's Past May Up PTSD Risk
    (29-Nov-2012)
    Study found those abused as kids, attacked by spouses were more likely to develop the condition

  • Teen Behavior Problems, Not Depression, Tied to Lower Grades
    (29-Nov-2012)
    Study also linked delinquency, substance use to lesser education degrees

  • Boys With Undescended Testicles at Higher Risk for Testicular Cancer: Study
    (29-Nov-2012)
    If testes don't descend, these males may need to be monitored for later malignancy

  • Health Tip: What's Behind Frequent Nosebleeds?
    (27-Nov-2012)
    They could mean a cold or allergy

  • Smoking in Pregnancy Tied to Poor Reading Skills in Kids: Study
    (27-Nov-2012)
    Mothers with pack-a-day habits may have children who lag behind classmates

  • U.S. Kids Getting Enough Sleep After All: Survey
    (27-Nov-2012)
    Amounts reported for infants, children, teens in line with CDC recommendations

  • Whooping Cough Vaccine Less Effective Over Time: Study
    (27-Nov-2012)
    California outbreak suggests need to reevaluate vaccine schedule

  • Health Tip: Treating a Nosebleed
    (26-Nov-2012)
    They're common during childhood, doctors say

  • Parents' Fear of Dentist May Get Passed On to Kids
    (26-Nov-2012)
    Fathers seem to play the greatest role in how their children feel about dental visits, study finds

  • Study Sees Possible Link Between Air Pollution and Autism Risk
    (26-Nov-2012)
    Infants in high-smog areas were more likely to develop the condition

  • With Bullying, What's a Parent to Do?
    (23-Nov-2012)
    What to look for and how to help if your child is being victimized

  • Health Tip: Clip Baby's Nails Carefully
    (23-Nov-2012)
    Avoid cutting the skin

  • Health Tip: Preparing Baby Formula
    (22-Nov-2012)
    Wash your hands first

  • Health Tip: Use Antibiotics Wisely
    (22-Nov-2012)
    Follow label instructions carefully

  • Continued Use of ADHD Drugs May Reduce Criminal Behavior, Study Says
    (21-Nov-2012)
    Arrests were lower when people with disorder took their medication, Swedish research found

  • Annual 'Trouble in Toyland' Report Cites Toy Dangers
    (21-Nov-2012)
    Excessive lead levels, choking hazards, magnets can all cause serious injury for kids, PIRG says

  • Sleep Positioners Linked to Infant Suffocation: CDC
    (21-Nov-2012)
    These devices endanger babies' lives and should not be used, U.S. agencies warn

  • Youngest Kids in Class May Be More Likely to Get ADHD Diagnosis
    (19-Nov-2012)
    Study suggests their immaturity may lead to unnecessary treatment with medication

  • Chronic Pain Is Often a Family Affair, Study Finds
    (19-Nov-2012)
    Teens whose parents suffered such discomfort were at higher risk themselves

  • Kids With Psoriasis More Likely to Be Overweight: Study
    (19-Nov-2012)
    Experts suspect obesity drives the skin problem

  • Happier Childhoods Tied to More Wealth as Adults: Study
    (19-Nov-2012)
    Cause-and-effect link isn't proven, but it's possible sunnier folk get promoted more, experts say

  • Kids in Daycare More Prone to Be Overweight
    (19-Nov-2012)
    Researchers don't yet have an explanation for the link

  • Cartoons May Ease Anxiety for Kids Facing Surgery
    (16-Nov-2012)
    Study also found bringing a favorite toy from home can help

  • Health Tip: Caring for Baby's Cradle Cap
    (16-Nov-2012)
    Use baby shampoo when needed

  • Does Eating Fish During Infancy Cut Asthma Risk?
    (16-Nov-2012)
    Researchers say timing is key, but one expert advises against seafood for babies

  • Flame Retardants in Furniture, Carpets Might Affect Kids' Development
    (15-Nov-2012)
    California study found that higher exposures were linked to IQ, attention deficits

  • Kids' Generosity May Depend on Who's Watching: Study
    (14-Nov-2012)
    By age 5, children motivated much like adults

  • Health Tip: Is Your Child Ready for a Tricycle?
    (14-Nov-2012)
    Generally not before age 3

  • Health Tip: Help Prevent Trampoline Injuries
    (13-Nov-2012)
    Don't allow rough play

  • Can Playing Soccer Lead to Brain Damage?
    (13-Nov-2012)
    Small study sees changes in white matter; parents shouldn't worry about their kids, experts say

  • Many Smokers Light Up With Kids in Car: Study
    (12-Nov-2012)
    Smoke-free campaigns should target parent drivers, researchers say

  • Some Kids May Overcome or Outgrow Egg Allergy, Study Suggests
    (09-Nov-2012)
    Children were able to tolerate baked eggs during food challenges in controlled setting

  • Parents' Social Anxiety May Raise Kids' Risk for Anxiety Disorder
    (07-Nov-2012)
    Parental behaviors linked to risk include a lack of affection and too much criticism, study shows

  • Health Tip: Protect Your Child From Abduction
    (06-Nov-2012)
    Keep close eye on the child while you're out

  • Food Allergies Can Make Kids Targets for Bullies
    (02-Nov-2012)
    Some children reported that other kids intentionally contaminated their food with allergens

  • Migraines May Hurt Kids' Grades Too
    (02-Nov-2012)
    Chronic headaches linked to poorer school performance in study

  • Dirty Pacifiers May Make Infants Sick: Study
    (02-Nov-2012)
    But some experts say concerns about germs are overstated and parents should not be worried

  • Liberal or Conservative: Study Finds Childhood Influence
    (01-Nov-2012)
    Did you talk back to your parents? Were you fearful or focused?

  • Identifying Teen Drivers Curbs Crashes in N.J., Study Finds
    (01-Nov-2012)
    Decal law also helps police enforce regulations, researchers say

  • For Many, 'Superstorm' Sandy Could Take Toll on Mental Health
    (01-Nov-2012)
    People who were impacted by the event will have symptoms, but they should fade, experts say

  • Help Kids Breathe Easier on Halloween
    (31-Oct-2012)
    Doctor tells how to avoid allergy, asthma triggers

  • Play-Focused Program Might Help Kids With Autism
    (31-Oct-2012)
    Success of intensive interactive therapy highlights value of early intervention, researchers report

  • Homelessness, Frequent Moves Affect How Kids Do in School
    (30-Oct-2012)
    Study finds some children show 'academic resilience' and keep up with peers

  • Autism Tough to Spot Before 6 Months of Age, Study Suggests
    (30-Oct-2012)
    Signs didn't typically emerge until later, and early diagnosis didn't mean case was more severe

  • Potty-Training Method Won't Affect Tot's Health: Study
    (29-Oct-2012)
    Rather than arguing or punishing, parents can help make this a positive experience

  • Health Tip: Enjoy a Healthier Halloween
    (25-Oct-2012)
    You don't have to serve up 'junk food'

  • Obese Boys, Impotent Men?
    (25-Oct-2012)
    Small study found lower testosterone levels in heavy young males, but more research needed

  • Foster Kids Adopted by Same-Sex Parents Make Big Gains, Study Says
    (25-Oct-2012)
    Children progressed as quickly as those placed in heterosexual homes

  • Staying Home With Sick Kids Causes Job Worries for Parents: Survey
    (25-Oct-2012)
    Many ill children aren't allowed to attend day care

  • Health Tip: Stay Safe This Halloween
    (24-Oct-2012)
    Avoid trick-or-treating hazards

  • Antibiotics Don't Ease Coughs in Kids With Common Cold: Study
    (24-Oct-2012)
    No treatment is sometimes the best option, experts say

  • Exercise Boosts School Performance for Kids With ADHD: Study
    (24-Oct-2012)
    20-minute activity sessions helped them focus on classwork

  • Lax Parents, Dealers May Lead to ATV Crashes, Study Suggests
    (24-Oct-2012)
    Licensing, training needed to restrict use by children, researcher says

  • Health Tip: Don't Take the Wrong Medication
    (23-Oct-2012)
    Suggestions to prevent accidental ingestion

  • Kids Still Swallowing Magnets Despite Warning Labels
    (23-Oct-2012)
    When more than one is ingested, they can cause life-threatening complications in stomach, bowel

  • Is Perfect Pitch Genetic?
    (23-Oct-2012)
    Study suggests this form of musical know-how is not simply training-related

  • Health Tip: Secure Your Child in a Booster Seat
    (22-Oct-2012)
    Make sure it's used properly

  • Many Grandparents Lack Latest Child Safety Info: Study
    (22-Oct-2012)
    Not all caregivers aware of guidelines on car seats, infant sleep, walkers

  • More Evidence Links Bullying, Abuse to Suicidal Thoughts in Youth
    (22-Oct-2012)
    Study found sharp rise in risk when kids face 7 or more types of victimization

  • Kids With Stressed-Out Parents Eat More Fast Food: Study
    (22-Oct-2012)
    Child obesity was more likely as parental stress scores rose

  • Health Tip: Is Your Child a Biter?
    (19-Oct-2012)
    These actions may help curb the practice

  • Health Tip: Encourage Your Family to Exercise
    (19-Oct-2012)
    They'll have more energy for fun activities

  • 'Plugged-In' Teens Vulnerable in Traffic: Study
    (19-Oct-2012)
    Research shows they're more likely to be hit by cars while using electronic devices

  • A Parent's Grief Highlights Flu Shot's Importance
    (19-Oct-2012)
    General good health is no protection from infection or death, CDC study shows

  • Dad's Advice Could Be Key to Teens' Sexual Activity
    (18-Oct-2012)
    More communication may translate to less sex, review suggests

  • Fewer Children for Women After Ectopic Pregnancy: Study
    (18-Oct-2012)
    Those who've had miscarriage, abortion or healthy delivery have more babies in the long-term

  • Caring Parents Less Likely to Raise a Bully, Study Finds
    (18-Oct-2012)
    Encouraging academics, positive communication are key

  • Accidents Claim 12,000 U.S. Kids' Lives Each Year: Report
    (18-Oct-2012)
    Boys face twice the risk as girls

  • Health Tip: Treating Swimmer's Ear
    (17-Oct-2012)
    See a doctor

  • Study Sees Link Between Prolonged Formula Feeding, Leukemia Risk
    (17-Oct-2012)
    But the research only uncovered an association, it didn't prove cause and effect

  • Health Tip: Help Keep Head Lice From Coming Back
    (16-Oct-2012)
    Suggestions to prevent reinfestation

  • Preemies Born to Poor Families May Face Higher Risk for Brain Bleeds
    (16-Oct-2012)
    These hemorrhages can have long-lasting effects and are expensive to treat, researchers say

  • Parents' Love in Infancy Pays Off Later, Study Finds
    (16-Oct-2012)
    School-age kids had fewer psychological woes if even one parent formed a strong bond early on

  • Kids Who Sleep a Bit Longer Behave Better in School, Study Finds
    (15-Oct-2012)
    Extra half-hour a night made a difference in alertness, attention

  • HPV Shot Doesn't Encourage Sexual Activity in Girls: Study
    (15-Oct-2012)
    No increase seen in STDs, pregnancy or birth control counseling

  • Taking Terror Out of Nightmares: Tips for Parents
    (14-Oct-2012)
    Expert explains how to ease children's fears and possibly prevent bad dreams

  • Teens Who Self-Harm Need Adult Influences, Professional Help: Expert
    (12-Oct-2012)
    In survey, hopelessness was a major factor among kids who attempted suicide

  • Parents May Be Taking Concussion Symptoms Too Lightly: Survey
    (12-Oct-2012)
    Many don't seek medical evaluation for children or themselves after head injuries

  • Health Tip: Avoid Spreading Pinkeye
    (11-Oct-2012)
    Teach kids to wash hands often

  • Importance of Family Meals Questioned
    (09-Oct-2012)
    Study finds shared breakfasts, dinners have no effect on kids' academics, behavior

  • Health Tip: Easing Teething Pain
    (09-Oct-2012)
    Suggestions to soothe a fussy baby

  • Teens Want Voice in End-of-Life Decisions
    (09-Oct-2012)
    New guide helps seriously ill teens and young adults talk about their needs

  • Kids With Hemophilia Should Be Active, But Avoid Risky Sports: Study
    (09-Oct-2012)
    Non-contact activities safest, allowing children to enjoy exercise, experts say

  • Health Tip: Starting Baby on Solid Foods
    (08-Oct-2012)
    Make them easier to swallow

  • Nearly Half of Children With Autism Wander From Safety: Survey
    (08-Oct-2012)
    Advocates say a system such as Amber Alerts is needed for these kids

  • Strict Moms Influence Kids' Friends: Study
    (08-Oct-2012)
    Authoritative parenting can help teen friends cut drinking, smoking and drug use, researchers say

  • Halloween Means Gobbling Candy
    (06-Oct-2012)
    Expert offers tips to minimize sweets consumption among trick-or-treaters

  • Health Tip: Manage Your Child's Allergy
    (05-Oct-2012)
    Limit exposure to potential triggers

  • Late-Preterm Babies Needing ICU Catch Up With Other Preemies: Study
    (05-Oct-2012)
    By age 3, both groups show similar developmental progress

  • Genes Linked to Retardation Not Inherited, Study Suggests
    (03-Oct-2012)
    Testing found new mutations only in people with the condition, not their parents

  • Health Tip: Kids Need to Stop Sucking Their Thumbs
    (02-Oct-2012)
    Or their oral health may suffer

  • Impact Tests Show Bike Helmets Protect Kids in Crashes
    (02-Oct-2012)
    Acceleration forces, effects of crush accidents were reduced

  • New Autism Criteria Will Have Minor Impact: Study
    (02-Oct-2012)
    Most children should still be eligible for care, researchers say

  • U.S. Kids Exposed to 4 Hours of Background TV Daily: Study
    (01-Oct-2012)
    Excessive exposure hinders ability to learn, doctors warn

  • Child Abuse Injuries Have Risen, Study Finds
    (01-Oct-2012)
    Child protective agencies reported decline, but hospital data tell a different story

  • Mailed Kits May Prompt Parents to Protect Kids From Sun
    (30-Sep-2012)
    Low-cost mailers led to greater use of 'sun-protective' clothing, hats and shade, study finds

  • Health Tip: Treat a Toddler to a Picnic
    (28-Sep-2012)
    And make healthy eating fun

  • Health Tip: Get Some Rest After Giving Birth
    (27-Sep-2012)
    Suggestions to help you recover

  • Research Lacking on Drugs for Older Children With Autism, Study Finds
    (27-Sep-2012)
    Majority seem to be 'taking medications we have very little evidence for,' doctor says

  • Families Who Adopt Should Use Extra Health Services, School Support: Experts
    (27-Sep-2012)
    And professionals who work with kids can show more awareness

  • TV for Kids Filled With Social Bullying, Study Finds
    (27-Sep-2012)
    But it's unknown if popular shows influence behavior

  • More Than Half of Severe Mental Disability Cases Not Inherited: Study
    (27-Sep-2012)
    Finding may encourage parents to have more children, researcher says

  • What Looks Like Play May Really Be a Science Experiment
    (27-Sep-2012)
    Toddlers often test hypotheses, make inferences while having fun, review finds

  • Flu Season's Approaching So Roll Up Your Sleeve
    (27-Sep-2012)
    U.S. health officials say this year's vaccine protects against two new strains

  • Can Parents' Divorce Boost Son's Risk for Stroke?
    (26-Sep-2012)
    Researchers suspect stress hormone may play a role

  • Why Some Mothers (Wrongly) Let Kids Try Alcohol
    (26-Sep-2012)
    Early introduction may lead to problem drinking in teen years, researchers say

  • Doctors' Intuition May Be Key to Spotting Infections in Kids
    (26-Sep-2012)
    Physicians should pay attention to their 'gut feeling' to detect serious illness in children

  • Son's Real-Life Drama Leads Comedy Queen to Medical Role
    (26-Sep-2012)
    Julie Bowen of 'Modern Family' spearheads allergy-awareness campaign

  • Obesity Now Puts Kids' Hearts at Risk Later
    (26-Sep-2012)
    Large review found increased blood pressure, cholesterol levels and other forerunners of disease

  • Health Tip: If You or Your Child Have a Food Allergy
    (25-Sep-2012)
    Read food labels carefully

  • Health Tip: Kids on the Run
    (24-Sep-2012)
    Precautions before they begin

  • Antibiotics in Childhood May Increase Bowel Disease Risk: Study
    (24-Sep-2012)
    But real-world risk still is low, experts say

  • Untreated Food Allergies More Likely in Poor, Minority Kids
    (21-Sep-2012)
    Some symptoms aren't as obvious as hives, puffy eyes or rash, researchers say

  • More Kids Opting Out of School-Required Vaccinations: Study
    (19-Sep-2012)
    Parents more likely to have requirements waived in states with easy or philosophical exemption policies

  • Health Tip: Don't Leave Kids in the Car Alone
    (18-Sep-2012)
    Even for a minute

  • Too Much Salt Might Harm Kids' Health: Study
    (17-Sep-2012)
    High intake may lead to rise in blood pressure, especially in overweight children

  • Health Tip: Keep Baby Safe in a Stroller
    (17-Sep-2012)
    Don't leave the child alone

  • 'Sexting' May Go Hand-in-Hand With Unprotected Sex Among Teens
    (17-Sep-2012)
    Study found association with other forms of sexual risk-taking among high school students

  • Vitamin D in Pregnancy Critical for Brain Development, Study Says
    (17-Sep-2012)
    Babies whose mothers had adequate levels appeared to do better on mental, motor tests

  • At-Home Moms Cook, Shop, Play More With Kids: Study
    (16-Sep-2012)
    But working mothers can still take steps to make sure kids eat right, keep active, expert advises

  • Do Video Games Promote Reckless Driving in Certain Teens?
    (15-Sep-2012)
    Study found young sensation-seekers had more accidents, tickets and unsafe habits behind the wheel

  • Health Tip: Coping With Separation Anxiety
    (14-Sep-2012)
    Avoid leaving when your child is hungry or sleepy

  • Improved Developmental Screening Urged for Hispanic Kids
    (13-Sep-2012)
    Many cases of autism missed when parents don't know what signs to look for, researchers say

  • Gestational Diabetes, Poverty Linked to ADHD
    (13-Sep-2012)
    But breast-feeding appears to have protective effect, researchers say

  • U.S. Expands SIDS Prevention Effort
    (12-Sep-2012)
    NIH 'Safe to Sleep' campaign now includes all sleep-related infant deaths

  • Swallowed Toothpicks Can Lead to Big Trouble, Experts Warn
    (11-Sep-2012)
    One woman suffered blood poisoning but recovered after surgery

  • Kids' Vaccine Exemptions Too Easy to Obtain: Study
    (10-Sep-2012)
    Only kindergarten students who truly need waivers should get them, to protect group immunity

  • Pediatricians' Group Urges Flu Shot for Kids Aged 6 Months and Up
    (10-Sep-2012)
    Parents, daycare workers also should be immunized, AAP guidelines say

  • Multiple Methods Can Safely Help Babies Get to Sleep, Study Shows
    (10-Sep-2012)
    At age 6, no differences seen in attachment, behavior, sleep quality

  • Postpartum Depression May Lead to Shorter Kids: Study
    (10-Sep-2012)
    It's not certain why, but feeding practices might play a part, expert says

  • Put Traffic Safety on Back-to-School 'To-Do' List: Experts
    (09-Sep-2012)
    Kids, whether traveling by bus, bike, car or foot, should be taught how to avoid accidents

  • Health Tip: Protect Kids From Mosquito Bites
    (07-Sep-2012)
    And reduce their risk of West Nile virus

  • Super-Shy Preschoolers Might Struggle Academically
    (07-Sep-2012)
    Kids who are highly withdrawn may fall behind in math and reading, study suggests

  • Health Tip: Cleaning a Young Child's Teeth
    (06-Sep-2012)
    Oral care should start just after birth

  • Health Tip: Packing a Backpack
    (06-Sep-2012)
    Make it as light as possible

  • Kids Develop Sense of Humor by Age 1, Study Finds
    (06-Sep-2012)
    At 6 months, babies watched closely as their parents laughed at absurd events, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Help a Child With ADHD Sleep Better
    (04-Sep-2012)
    Maintain a consistent schedule

  • Almost Half of U.S. Kids With Autism Have Been Bullied
    (03-Sep-2012)
    Problem is much more widespread than parents may realize, experts say

  • How Dog-Savvy Is Your Child?
    (02-Sep-2012)
    Simple safety tips can prevent nasty bites, expert says

  • Pack School Lunches That Are Healthy and Fun
    (01-Sep-2012)
    Pediatrician offers tips on nutritious foods that kids will like

  • Turning Off the Tube Linked to Healthier Weight in Teens
    (31-Aug-2012)
    Study that limited TV time for a year found that kids, but not adults, gained fewer pounds

  • Afinitor Disperz Approved for Rare Tumor
    (30-Aug-2012)
    Sanctioned for children aged 1 and older

  • Health Tip: If Your Child Develops Food Poisoning
    (29-Aug-2012)
    Suggestions for at-home care

  • Kids With Neurological Conditions at Higher Risk of Flu Death: CDC
    (29-Aug-2012)
    Medical, parenting groups working to increase flu vaccination, awareness

  • Daily Temper Tantrums Not the Norm for Preschoolers: Study
    (29-Aug-2012)
    Fewer than 1 in 10 'melt down' that often; finding helps define when parents should be concerned

  • Snoring Kids Should Be Screened for Sleep Apnea: Experts
    (28-Aug-2012)
    New guidelines issued by American Academy of Pediatrics also urge weight loss for obese snorers

  • Circumcision Benefits Are Significant, Pediatricians Say
    (27-Aug-2012)
    But decision should stay with parents, they add

  • Making Parental Peace With Kids' Homework
    (25-Aug-2012)
    Help your child get the most from homework without hassles, hovering

  • Kindergarten Vaccines Close to Target Levels: CDC
    (23-Aug-2012)
    But measles, chickenpox protection remains a concern

  • Childhood Music Lessons May Create Better Listeners
    (22-Aug-2012)
    Even a few years' training in childhood confers benefits years later, small study suggests

  • Many Teens Drinking, Taking Drugs During School: Survey
    (22-Aug-2012)
    Roughly half knew classmates who sold drugs, and knew nearby spots to drink or get high during the day

  • Minority Fifth Graders Face Health Obstacles, Study Finds
    (22-Aug-2012)
    But with similar schools, family income, disparities declined

  • Unhappy Kids Are More Materialistic, Study Finds
    (21-Aug-2012)
    Research with children ages 8 to 10 says TV ads play big part in 'spoiling' those who aren't content

  • Teens Benefit by Spending More Time With Parents
    (21-Aug-2012)
    Encounters with Dad may boost self-worth and social skills the most, research suggests

  • Health Tip: Applying Insect Repellent
    (20-Aug-2012)
    Read the instructions carefully

  • Vaccinations Belong on Parents' Back-to-School Checklists
    (20-Aug-2012)
    Preventable diseases can threaten children's lives, expert warns

  • Curbing Circumcision Boosts STDs, Study Contends
    (20-Aug-2012)
    Resulting infections, including HIV, could add billions to U.S. health spending, researchers say

  • Teens With ADHD May Need Help Making Transition to College
    (17-Aug-2012)
    Experts offer suggestions for students on how to compensate for their disorder

  • With Very Sick Infants, Doctors and Parents Often Miscommunicate
    (16-Aug-2012)
    Mothers often have different impressions of their babies' condition than physicians meant to convey

  • Kids Who Can Resist Sweets Might Be Slimmer as Adults
    (16-Aug-2012)
    Decades-long research shows self-control as tot may mean an obesity-free maturity

  • Carbon Monoxide Poisoning: An Underestimated Threat
    (16-Aug-2012)
    Study finds 450 Americans die, more than 2,000 are hospitalized each year

  • Does Just Feeling Fat Make You Gain Weight?
    (16-Aug-2012)
    Study shows teens with a bloated body image more likely to become fat in their 20s

  • Two-Thirds of U.S. Youth Have Had Oral Sex, CDC Reports
    (16-Aug-2012)
    Many may believe it's safer than it actually is, expert says

  • Most Parents Think Social Media Not a Bad Thing: Survey
    (16-Aug-2012)
    Many believe it prepares their kids for future work world, broadens their thinking

  • Chickenpox Cases Fall 80% Over Decade: CDC
    (16-Aug-2012)
    Two-dose schedule will deliver further improvement, experts say

  • Health Tip: Get Baby Moving
    (15-Aug-2012)
    Exercise is healthy, even for infants

  • Health Tip: Protect Your Child in Extreme Heat
    (14-Aug-2012)
    Have an air-conditioned place in mind

  • Health Tip: Is Anxiety Affecting Your Child?
    (14-Aug-2012)
    Insomnia is a potential warning sign

  • Baby's Healthy Diet Feeds IQ, Study Finds
    (14-Aug-2012)
    Infants, toddlers reared on junk food scored slightly lower at 8 years

  • Parents' Religious Beliefs Can Complicate Kids' End-of-Life Care
    (14-Aug-2012)
    Hoping for a miracle might lead them to request futile treatments for their children, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Possible Signs of an Ear Infection
    (13-Aug-2012)
    They include pulling at the ear

  • Snoring Toddlers May Have More Behavior Problems
    (13-Aug-2012)
    But breast-feeding helped protect against snoring in youngsters, study found

  • Parents Can Adapt, Thrive After 'Empty Nest'
    (12-Aug-2012)
    The parent-child relationship evolves, but doesn't end when kids leave for college, expert explains

  • Expert Tips for Summer Sports Safety
    (11-Aug-2012)
    Warmer weather requires a few extra precautions for active adults, young athletes

  • How to Quell 9th-Grade Angst
    (11-Aug-2012)
    Freshman year can set the tone for entire high school career, expert says

  • Health Tip: Offering Baby or Toddler Solid Food?
    (10-Aug-2012)
    Make sure the child is ready

  • Mold Exposure in Infancy May Raise Asthma Risk
    (10-Aug-2012)
    Three species linked to wheezing at age 7

  • Babies of Heavy Moms Grow Slower: Study
    (10-Aug-2012)
    Findings suggest obesity epidemic harms kids even before birth

  • Pay Attention in Preschool, Graduate From College: Study
    (10-Aug-2012)
    Certain social, behavioral skills at young age key to later academic success, researchers found

  • All That Txtng May B Hrtng Kids' Grammar
    (08-Aug-2012)
    Parents can set good example by avoiding shorthand like 'ur' and '2' in own text messages, expert says

  • Health Tip: Help Prevent Baby Bottle Tooth Decay
    (07-Aug-2012)
    Don't share utensils

  • Few Follow Car Safety Guidelines for Kids, Study Finds
    (07-Aug-2012)
    Common problems include lack of proper restraints, youngsters sitting in front seat

  • Parents Spank, Slap Kids in Public More Often Than Thought
    (07-Aug-2012)
    And fathers are more likely than people think to use a gentle approach, study found

  • More Kids Taking Antipsychotics for ADHD: Study
    (07-Aug-2012)
    Unapproved uses of these powerful drugs need further investigation, experts say

  • Grateful Teens May Have Less Risk for Depression, Other Problems
    (06-Aug-2012)
    Parents, teachers can help kids learn to identify good things in their lives, study says

  • Violent TV Shows Keep Young Kids Awake: Study
    (06-Aug-2012)
    Preschoolers who stuck to nonviolent fare just before bed were much more likely to sleep well

  • Sleep Loss Often Disruptive for City Kids With Asthma
    (05-Aug-2012)
    Study linked combination to missed school days, ER visits and less sports participation

  • Health Tip: If Your Child Gets Headaches
    (03-Aug-2012)
    Keep a log of symptoms to help doctors isolate a cause

  • Child Abuse Might Alter Onset of Menstruation in Girls
    (03-Aug-2012)
    Those who suffered sexual, physical trauma began periods earlier or later than average

  • Fitter Kids May Make Better Grades: Study
    (03-Aug-2012)
    Policymakers should realize the importance of phys-ed classes, researcher says

  • Health Tip: If Your Older Child Wets the Bed
    (02-Aug-2012)
    Ask the pediatrician if it could mean a medical problem

  • When Parents Get Active, So Do Kids: Study
    (02-Aug-2012)
    Weekends are ideal time to get moving as a family, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Keep Your Child Safe in a High Chair
    (01-Aug-2012)
    Make sure it's sturdy

  • Boys' Impulsiveness May Add Up to Edge in Math
    (01-Aug-2012)
    Because they're risk-takers, they get more practice, researchers say

  • Signs of ADHD Evident by Preschool, Expert Says
    (01-Aug-2012)
    Early identification improves odds for social, academic success

  • Health Tip: Help Baby Develop Healthy Sleep Habits
    (30-Jul-2012)
    Try not to interfere with the infant's natural sleep patterns

  • Mental Abuse of Kids Leaves Lifelong Scars
    (30-Jul-2012)
    Frequent put-downs, tirades, threats may constitute psychological maltreatment

  • Teething Baby? Avoid Benzocaine, FDA Says
    (29-Jul-2012)
    This over-the-counter anesthetic can lead to a deadly condition in children

  • Health Tip: Keep Your Child's Eczema at Bay
    (26-Jul-2012)
    Make the bathwater warm, not hot

  • Survey Finds Big Drop in Sexual Activity Among Black Teens
    (24-Jul-2012)
    But overall, U.S. teens of all racial, ethnic groups as sexually active as a decade ago

  • More Than a Third of Births 'Unintended': CDC
    (24-Jul-2012)
    That number hasn't changed since the 1980s, government report finds

  • Health Tip: Buying Shoes for Your Child
    (23-Jul-2012)
    Start by making sure you always measure the feet

  • Parents of Severely Disabled Kids Say They Enrich Their Lives
    (23-Jul-2012)
    Families dealing with trisomy 13-18 face grim predictions, turn to online support, study found

  • 'Toe-Walking' More Common in Kids With Mental Woes: Study
    (23-Jul-2012)
    Many healthy children also adopt this stance, which can lead to posture problems, experts say

  • Many Americans Not Prepared for Disasters: Poll
    (20-Jul-2012)
    Nearly half of adults surveyed do not have emergency supplies, researchers find

  • Talk to Your Kids About the Colorado Killings
    (20-Jul-2012)
    Mental health experts say children and teens need reassurance at times like this

  • Health Tip: Bring Baby Back to a Safe Home
    (19-Jul-2012)
    Here's a brief checklist

  • Health Tip: Rules for the Pool
    (19-Jul-2012)
    Don't let anyone swim alone.

  • Dad's Early Engagement With Son May Shape Behavior Later
    (19-Jul-2012)
    Study found connection at age 3 months made difference by a baby's first birthday

  • Health Tip: Protect Kids From Lead Exposure
    (18-Jul-2012)
    Watch for chipping paint if your home was built before 1978

  • Plastics Chemical in Dental Fillings Might Affect Children's Behavior: Study
    (17-Jul-2012)
    But research could not prove bisphenol-A (BPA) caused the subtle changes

  • Dad's Smarts May Mean More to His Son's Success Than His Money
    (13-Jul-2012)
    Research explores how fathers pass down income level to sons

  • Health Tip: Use Caution Before Giving Cough Medicine to Kids
    (13-Jul-2012)
    Make sure the pediatrician approves

  • Health Tip: Poor Air Quality Affects Kids With Asthma
    (11-Jul-2012)
    You should limit their time outside

  • Health Tip: Help Kids Have an Active Summer
    (09-Jul-2012)
    Put away the video games and go outside

  • Babies With Pets Not Dogged by Colds: Study
    (09-Jul-2012)
    Early exposure, especially to dogs, reduced respiratory infections in infants

  • Tips for Memorable Family Road Trips
    (08-Jul-2012)
    Word games, attraction stops help, but avoid smelly food spills, take-along work

  • Keep Infants Out of Sun and Heat, Experts Warn
    (07-Jul-2012)
    Avoid using sunscreen on babies under 6 months old and watch for signs of dehydration

  • Infant Formula Can Be a Major Source of BPA: Experts
    (06-Jul-2012)
    Some makers have switched to products free of the preservative, but labeling remains unclear

  • Health Tip: If Your Child Has a Nightmare
    (06-Jul-2012)
    Comfort her and help her feel safe

  • Parenthood Seems to Protect Against Catching Colds: Study
    (06-Jul-2012)
    Risk was 52 percent lower for parents than for nonparents exposed to viruses

  • Parents Key to Whether Kids Get Enough Exercise, Studies Find
    (05-Jul-2012)
    When grownups aren't around, children spend less time being active

  • Health Tip: Bonding With Your Infant
    (04-Jul-2012)
    It's a key part of baby's development

  • Health Tip: Encouraging a Picky Eater
    (04-Jul-2012)
    Offer a variety of foods

  • Summer Is Peak Time for Teens to Try Drugs, Alcohol: Report
    (03-Jul-2012)
    Experts advise parents to be alert, help kids structure their days

  • Spanking Batters Kids' Mental Health: Study
    (02-Jul-2012)
    Physical punishment linked to mental health disorders, substance abuse in adulthood

  • More Than 1 in 4 Teens Have 'Sexted': Study
    (02-Jul-2012)
    Houston-area survey finds more than half have been asked to send naked photos of themselves

  • Young Athletes Face Unhealthy Food Choices, Parents Say
    (30-Jun-2012)
    Junk food, fast food are part of youth sports routine, study finds

  • Gay or Straight, Parents Too Tired for Sex, Study Suggests
    (29-Jun-2012)
    Dads in same-sex relationships may face similar intimacy issues as heterosexual couples with kids

  • Health Tip: Help Cool a Temper Tantrum
    (28-Jun-2012)
    Offer praise when the child calms down

  • Job Worries for Parents May Mean Poorer Nutrition for Kids
    (28-Jun-2012)
    Study found family meals suffered as work pressures increased

  • Health Tip: Prepare Children for Sleep
    (26-Jun-2012)
    Maintain a regular schedule

  • Delaying ADHD Meds Could Hurt Kids' Math Scores
    (25-Jun-2012)
    Study finds starting stimulant drugs sooner helps prevent academic decline

  • More Vigilance Needed to Protect Kids With Food Allergies
    (25-Jun-2012)
    Study showed more than 70% suffer reactions after exposure, 11% of those severe

  • HIV Exposure Before Birth May Raise Kids' Risk of Hearing Loss
    (22-Jun-2012)
    HIV-positive children most likely to have problems with sound transmission, study found

  • Child's Scoliosis Stresses Patients, Parents: Study
    (21-Jun-2012)
    Teen girls dislike wearing a body brace, but parents worry most of all

  • Health Tip: Keep Kids Safe in the Backyard
    (18-Jun-2012)
    Check the area for dangerous plants

  • Brain-Injury Recovery Varies Widely Among Children
    (18-Jun-2012)
    Evidence review finds that cause of injury can make a difference

  • Does Weight-Loss Surgery Work for Teens? Yes, Study Says
    (15-Jun-2012)
    But experts stress that obese kids do have non-surgical options that may work

  • Parents' Fighting May Have Long-Lasting Effect on Kids
    (15-Jun-2012)
    But if conflict is handled constructively, children's sense of security stays intact, research suggests

  • Dad's Love Can Be Crucial for Happy Childhood, Study Confirms
    (15-Jun-2012)
    For many kids, rejection by father can be even more devastating than by mother

  • Health Tip: Secondhand Smoke is Dangerous
    (14-Jun-2012)
    How it may harm infants and children

  • Liver Transplantation No Bar to Successful Pregnancy
    (14-Jun-2012)
    Researchers say rate of live births even tops that of general population

  • Overweight Kids May Do Worse in Math: Study
    (14-Jun-2012)
    Researchers looked at test scores from kindergarten to 5th grade

  • Health Tip: Does Your Child Have a Seasonal Allergy?
    (13-Jun-2012)
    Look for symptoms that emerge at the same time each year

  • Young Kids With Hip, Thigh Fractures Heal Well With Single-Leg Casts
    (13-Jun-2012)
    Study found healing equal to double-leg casts, with easier caregiving for parents

  • Newborn Screening May Miss Adrenal-Gland Disorder
    (12-Jun-2012)
    Review of Minnesota records finds 22 percent error rate

  • C-Section Babies May Be More Likely to Fail First Hearing Test
    (12-Jun-2012)
    Experts concur parents should not be alarmed by finding, as problem is typically temporary

  • Self-Harm Showing Up in Elementary Schools: Study
    (11-Jun-2012)
    Children as young as 7 injured themselves in a variety of ways

  • Diabetes Rising Rapidly Among U.S. Kids
    (11-Jun-2012)
    Both type 1 and type 2 disease rates up more than 20 percent in past decade, finds study

  • Danger at Home Lurks in Pills, Plants, Chemicals and More
    (08-Jun-2012)
    Parents urged to think like a kid to effectively safety-proof their home

  • Tylenol Overdose Can Be Deadly for a Child
    (08-Jun-2012)
    Doctors, pharmacists urged to educate parents about possible hazards

  • 6.6 Million Young Adults Joined Parents' Health Plans in 2011: Report
    (08-Jun-2012)
    Affordable Care Act may have expanded access to coverage, but many under 25 still go without

  • Health Tip: Avoid Fighting With the Kids Over Food
    (04-Jun-2012)
    Eat healthy yourself, setting a good example

  • Teens Whose Moms Smoked While Pregnant May Have Worse Asthma
    (04-Jun-2012)
    Study followed black, Hispanic adolescents

  • Only a Third of U.S. Moms Who Plan to Breast-Feed Meet Goals
    (04-Jun-2012)
    Formula-feeding at hospital is important barrier, study finds

  • 'Super Bug' May Thrive in Homes Where Kids Have Staph Infections
    (04-Jun-2012)
    Shared objects, household surfaces can spur transmission of MRSA

  • Parental Abuse, Neglect Linked to Increased Skin Cancer Risk
    (04-Jun-2012)
    Study found those who suffered it were more likely to get second skin cancer later in life

  • To Help With Dyslexia, S p a c e L e t t e r s A p a r t, Study Says
    (04-Jun-2012)
    Technique boosted kids' reading speed by more than 20 percent and doubled text-reading accuracy, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Warning Signs of Infant Dehydration
    (01-Jun-2012)
    Including dry mouth and tongue

  • Small Batteries, Other Shiny Objects Pose Risks to Children
    (01-Jun-2012)
    Curious kids may accidentally swallow magnets and batteries, leading to serious injury

  • Health Tip: Stay Safe at the Playground
    (30-May-2012)
    Use the equipment as designed

  • Infant 'Smarts' Similar With Different Types of Formula: Study
    (30-May-2012)
    But breast-fed babies score slightly higher than those on soy or cow's milk formulas

  • They're Cute, But Baby Chicks Can Harbor Salmonella
    (30-May-2012)
    CDC traces multistate outbreak, says children under 5 shouldn't handle live young poultry

  • FDA Warns of Fake Version of ADHD Drug Adderall
    (30-May-2012)
    Counterfeit drug lacks active ingredient; real medicine is currently in short supply

  • Emotional Woes May Last for Childhood Cancer Survivors
    (29-May-2012)
    Treatment effects are long-lasting, researchers say

  • Doubt Cast on Usefulness of 'Sensory' Therapies for Autism
    (28-May-2012)
    Experts say proof is lacking for these techniques in other disorders, too

  • More Mental Health Care Urged for Kids Who Self-Harm
    (25-May-2012)
    Parents, ER docs need to be alert for signs of behavior such as cutting, experts say

  • Health Tip: Keep Magnets Away From Children
    (25-May-2012)
    They are choking and ingestion hazards

  • Health Tip: Signs That Baby is in Pain
    (24-May-2012)
    Unhappy facial expressions are a common reaction

  • C-Section May Hike Risk for Toddlers' Obesity, Study Suggests
    (24-May-2012)
    By age 3, Caesarean babies are more likely to be overweight, researchers found

  • Health Tip: Eat a Healthy Diet When Nursing
    (22-May-2012)
    Include drinking plenty of fluids

  • Keeping Your Family Safe From Dog Bites
    (21-May-2012)
    Medical, veterinary experts offer prevention tips

  • Health Tip: Comforting Baby's Pain
    (21-May-2012)
    Direct contact may distract from the hurt

  • U.S. Teens Heading for Heart Trouble: Study
    (21-May-2012)
    High 'bad' cholesterol, pre-diabetes or diabetes affect almost one-quarter of teens

  • Study Ties Secondhand Smoke to Bladder Irritation in Kids
    (21-May-2012)
    Children aged 4 to 10 were at particular risk from exposure

  • Tiny Tots in the Dentist's Chair Among Changes in Pediatric Dentistry
    (18-May-2012)
    Options for kids now include sealants and early removal of wisdom teeth

  • From One Generation to the Next, Dental Care Changes
    (18-May-2012)
    Mom of 3 notes less trepidation from kids, more choices from dentists

  • Fees Lead Some Kids to Skip After-School Sports: Survey
    (18-May-2012)
    Total cost of participating in a sport averages $381, results show

  • Parents Often Lose Sleep Over Child's Epilepsy, Study Finds
    (17-May-2012)
    Many sleep in the same room or bed as their child because of worries about nighttime seizures

  • Drowning Is Leading Cause of Kids' Accidental Death: CDC
    (17-May-2012)
    Swimming lessons can help protect toddlers, experts say

  • CDC Lowers Lead-Poisoning Threshold for Kids
    (16-May-2012)
    Cutting the safe blood level of the metal in children is long overdue, advocates say

  • Many Parents of Kids With Autism Don't Put Faith in Pediatricians
    (16-May-2012)
    Researchers say pediatricians also don't feel knowledgeable enough to guide families on treatments

  • Head Blows May Hamper Learning in College Athletes
    (16-May-2012)
    Some football, hockey players show postseason decline, study finds

  • Developmental Woes Common in Siblings of Children With Autism
    (16-May-2012)
    Some show subtle developmental delays, study finds

  • Baby Bottles, Pacifiers, Sippy Cups Can Injure
    (14-May-2012)
    Nationwide survey of ER visits revealed rates of cuts and bruises for infants, toddlers

  • 'Button' Batteries Sending More Kids to ER: Study
    (14-May-2012)
    Emergency visits for accidental swallowing have doubled

  • Does Your Child Have Seasonal Allergies or a Cold?
    (12-May-2012)
    Expert describes how parents can tell the difference

  • Health Tip: Help Prevent Gas in Babies
    (11-May-2012)
    Feed the infant slowly

  • Only Half of Meds Taken by Kids Have 'Adequate' Safety Info: Study
    (11-May-2012)
    Medications used in newborns especially under-studied, doctor says

  • Health Tip: Help Prevent Chronic Ear Infections
    (09-May-2012)
    Children should avoid secondhand smoke

  • Health Tip: Make Sure Your Child's Bike is the Right Size
    (09-May-2012)
    Don't purposely buy one that the child will 'grow into'

  • Study: Kids Who Sleep in Parents' Bed Less Likely to Be Overweight
    (09-May-2012)
    Children allowed to snuggle up with mom, dad may feel more secure and eat less, researchers say

  • Friends' Parents Can Sway Teens' Odds for Drinking, Smoking
    (08-May-2012)
    'Good' parenting helps kids steer clear of risky behaviors, researchers say

  • Health Tip: When Baby Has a Fever
    (07-May-2012)
    If it's above 100.4F, call the doctor at once

  • Study: More Pre-Teens Get Vaccines When Middle Schools Require Them
    (07-May-2012)
    Vaccinations protect against serious, and sometimes deadly, diseases, experts say

  • In Mom's Eyes, Overweight Toddler May Not Be
    (07-May-2012)
    Study finds many mothers misjudge child's 'weight status,' thinking plumpness equals good parenting

  • Aim Skin Cancer Warnings at the Young, Too, Experts Say
    (07-May-2012)
    To get message across, doctors should focus on sun's damage to looks, not health, panel advises

  • Kids Most Likely to Start Abusing Painkillers at 16: Study
    (07-May-2012)
    Prevention efforts that begin later are 'too little, too late,' researchers say

  • A Heart Disease Veteran at Just Age 12
    (04-May-2012)
    Survivor stresses importance of asking questions and pushing for answers

  • Today's Kids May Be Destined for Adult Heart Disease
    (04-May-2012)
    Solution lies in instilling healthy habits, not adding medication, experts say

  • Swaddling Infants Too Tightly May Cause Hip Problems
    (04-May-2012)
    Babies should be able to move their hips and knees, experts say

  • Health Tip: Recognize Early Signs of Autism
    (03-May-2012)
    Including no babbling or pointing by age 1

  • Health Tip: Taking the Kids for a Shopping Cart Ride
    (01-May-2012)
    First, they must be buckled in

  • Many Asthmatic Kids Harmed by Secondhand Smoke: Study
    (01-May-2012)
    Exposure leads to more doctor visits, disturbed sleep, exercise limitations

  • Health Tip: Installing a Playground at Home
    (30-Apr-2012)
    Make sure the ground below is well-cushioned

  • TV Ads May Play Role in Underage Drinking, Obesity
    (30-Apr-2012)
    The greater the familiarity with the ads, the greater these risks, researchers say

  • Low-Income Mothers May Overfeed Their Infants
    (30-Apr-2012)
    Depression, being single also linked to tendency to add cereal to baby bottle, which promotes obesity

  • Parents' Poor Math Skills May = Medication Errors
    (30-Apr-2012)
    27 percent of study participants had math skills at the third-grade level or below

  • Secondhand Smoke Permeates Many Apartment Buildings: Study
    (30-Apr-2012)
    Advocate wants smoking bans in housing complexes to safeguard kids from incursion

  • Having Kids Doesn't Inspire Adults to Eat Healthier: Study
    (30-Apr-2012)
    But at least new parents' diets didn't get worse, researchers say

  • Insecticide Linked to Brain Abnormalities in Kids
    (30-Apr-2012)
    But study doesn't prove exposure caused the differences

  • U.S. Sees Tripling of Babies Born Addicted to Painkillers
    (30-Apr-2012)
    They suffer from irritability, breathing problems, perhaps long-term brain damage, study finds

  • More Babies Today Have Irregular Head Shape: Expert
    (27-Apr-2012)
    In many cases, repositioning techniques can treat the problem

  • Battling the Bullying of an Autistic Child
    (26-Apr-2012)
    Parents feel their child's pain, frustration, and need to seek out help and support services

  • Could the Childhood Obesity 'Epidemic' Be Ebbing?
    (24-Apr-2012)
    Massachusetts study finds significant decline in rates for kids under 6

  • Texting May Help More Kids Get Flu Shots
    (24-Apr-2012)
    Novel way of sending reminders to families linked to more vaccinations: study

  • Measles Deaths Falling Worldwide
    (24-Apr-2012)
    But more than 100,000 still die each year, report says

  • Cyberbullying May Call for New Prevention Tactics
    (23-Apr-2012)
    Existing anti-bully programs won't get through to online aggressors, researcher says

  • Health Tip: When Your Child is Stressed
    (20-Apr-2012)
    It may trigger physical symptoms

  • U.S. Children Exposed to Hours of Background TV Daily
    (20-Apr-2012)
    Parents urged to keep sets out of kids' bedrooms and to limit exposure

  • Childhood Obesity May Raise Odds of Adult Liver Cancer
    (20-Apr-2012)
    Findings underscore importance of healthy weight in youth, researcher says

  • Health Tip: Touch, Sing and Play With Baby
    (19-Apr-2012)
    Suggestions to help parents and newborns bond

  • Young Risk-Takers Drawn to Dangerous 'Choking Game'
    (16-Apr-2012)
    Study finds 6% of Oregon eighth graders admitted trying it, two-thirds had played more than once

  • Troubled Homes May Fuel Obesity in Girls
    (16-Apr-2012)
    Study found nearly doubled risk in families coping with poverty, drug abuse, other stress

  • Gay Adults Rejected by Parents Have Worse Health, Study Finds
    (13-Apr-2012)
    Massachusetts survey found most lesbians, gays, bisexuals received emotional support from parents

  • Alternative Therapies Aren't Used as Substitutes for Asthma Meds: Study
    (13-Apr-2012)
    Parents still give kids traditional treatments in addition to less orthodox ones

  • Even Toddlers Succumb to Peer Pressure, Study Says
    (12-Apr-2012)
    2-year-olds -- like chimps -- follow the majority

  • Vitamin D Doesn't Help Kids Do Better in School, Study Finds
    (12-Apr-2012)
    U.K. researchers say vitamin's possible brain benefits might only hold for adults

  • More Unmarried Couples Having Babies: CDC
    (12-Apr-2012)
    Many older women also having more than one child, researchers find

  • Sexual Abuse May Put Boys at Risk for Unsafe Sex
    (10-Apr-2012)
    Multiple partners, teen pregnancies more likely among those who were victimized, surveys show

  • Pregnancy Length May Influence Severity of Autism
    (06-Apr-2012)
    Babies born early or late have more severe symptoms, study shows

  • Parents of Children With Cancer Wary of Online Health Information
    (05-Apr-2012)
    Study found they had concerns about accuracy, fears of 'worst-case scenarios'

  • Sex Education Efforts Lagging in Schools, CDC Says
    (05-Apr-2012)
    Many states' schools fail to teach students how to avoid unwanted pregnancy, HIV and other STDs, study finds

  • Health Tip: Stop Toddler Tantrums Before They Start
    (04-Apr-2012)
    Suggestions to avoid a maddening meltdown

  • Researchers Find Gene Mutations That May Be a Key to Autism
    (04-Apr-2012)
    'Spontaneous' mutations, not generational ones, could play role in up to 20 percent of cases, study says

  • Prenatal Antipsychotic Drugs Linked to Motor Delays: Study
    (03-Apr-2012)
    Movement, posture, reflexes below normal for many exposed infants

  • Coffee Drinking in Pregnancy Won't Lead to Sleepless Baby: Study
    (03-Apr-2012)
    It also found no increase in wakefulness among breast-fed babies whose mothers consumed caffeine

  • Health Tip: Selecting a Childcare Provider
    (02-Apr-2012)
    Factors to consider include staff-to-child ratio

  • Certain Children With Autism Show More Improvement Than Others
    (02-Apr-2012)
    In study, 'bloomers' reached higher levels of functioning and had parents with more access to resources

  • Smelly Urine a Red Flag for Kids' UTI
    (02-Apr-2012)
    Symptom should prompt doctors to test for urinary infection, study shows

  • Drug, Alcohol Abuse Common Among U.S. Teens, Study Finds
    (02-Apr-2012)
    15 percent qualified as substance abusers, and initiation may be start of lifelong troubles

  • Many Preschoolers Not Getting Enough Outdoor Play
    (02-Apr-2012)
    Look at outdoor activity as a daily necessity, not a weekend luxury, study says

  • Study Weighs In on Diets for Kids
    (30-Mar-2012)
    Meal plan with very low carbs was tough for children to follow, researchers say

  • Secondhand Smoke Affects Young Girls More Than Boys: Study
    (30-Mar-2012)
    By age 7, lung function was six times worse for exposed girls than boys, research shows

  • Two-Thirds of Kids With Autism Have Been Bullied: Study
    (30-Mar-2012)
    Middle school typically the worst time for being picked on, researchers say

  • Dating Violence Common by 7th Grade: Survey
    (30-Mar-2012)
    More than one-third report psychological abuse, 15 percent cite physical abuse

  • High Out-of-Pocket Costs for Kids' Asthma Drugs Could Pose Dangers
    (27-Mar-2012)
    Study suggests steeper co-pays reduce medication use in insured children

  • Health Tip: Watch for Choking Hazards
    (26-Mar-2012)
    Don't offer these foods to your baby or toddler

  • 1 in 5 Pharmacies Hinders Teens' Access to 'Morning-After' Pill: Study
    (26-Mar-2012)
    Whether they deliberately mislead callers or simply don't know the law is unclear

  • Bed-Sharing, Smoking Play Role in Sudden Infant Death
    (26-Mar-2012)
    Tummy sleeping still top cause, but other risk factors are culprits, too, research shows

  • Teen Girl Drivers Likelier to Use Electronic Devices: Study
    (26-Mar-2012)
    In-car videos showed more girls using cellphones, grooming, eating behind the wheel

  • When a Child With Autism Wanders, It's Crucial to Stay a Step Ahead
    (23-Mar-2012)
    No locks, alarms, tracking devices can guarantee parents complete peace of mind

  • Vacationing With a Wanderer Demands Planning
    (23-Mar-2012)
    One mother took a picture of her son every morning so if he got lost she could show people what he was wearing that day

  • Parents Should Lead By Example in Weight Loss, Study Finds
    (22-Mar-2012)
    When parents shed pounds, overweight kids on weight-loss plan slimmed down, too

  • Common Respiratory Virus Affecting Many Young Children
    (22-Mar-2012)
    No vaccine for RSV, but hand washing can help prevent spread, expert says

  • Adults Seem to Have Most Impact on Teens' School Success
    (22-Mar-2012)
    Study found influence of peers not as strong as parents, teachers

  • Infants' Faces Trigger Caregiving Impulse in Adults' Brains
    (20-Mar-2012)
    The response occurred even when adults didn't know the baby, study found

  • Health Tip: Encourage Your Kids to Choose Healthy Snacks
    (19-Mar-2012)
    And skip the chips and cookies

  • Secondhand Smoke in Childhood Linked to Lung Disease Years Later
    (19-Mar-2012)
    Study found it nearly doubled risk for breathing condition

  • Mothers of Kids With Autism Earn Less, Study Shows
    (19-Mar-2012)
    Moms may need to devote time to caring for the child, researchers say

  • Kids Using Synthetic Pot a Growing Public Health Concern
    (19-Mar-2012)
    Popularity on rise despite illegality, uncertain ingredients, bad reactions

  • Kids of Meth-Using Moms at Risk of Behavioral Woes
    (19-Mar-2012)
    Study suggests prenatal exposure to methamphetamine raises chances of ADHD, depression, anxiety

  • Health Tip: Make 'Tummy Time' Fun
    (16-Mar-2012)
    Suggestions to help improve playtime

  • With Spanking, Nature and Nurture Create More Aggression, Study Suggests
    (16-Mar-2012)
    Physical discipline seen to make problem worse in boys with certain genetic tendencies

  • Stressed Parents May Affect Preemie Behavior Later
    (16-Mar-2012)
    Aggression, distraction more likely at 3 if mom, dad seemed troubled when child turns 2, researchers report

  • Health Tip: Caring for Baby After Circumcision
    (12-Mar-2012)
    Advice to foster healing and prevent infection

  • Stair-Related Injuries a Threat to Preschoolers: Study
    (12-Mar-2012)
    Study estimates 931,000 youngsters hurt from 1999 to 2008

  • Circumcision Linked to Lower Risk for Prostate Cancer, Study Finds
    (12-Mar-2012)
    But researchers can't confirm the procedure directly lowers risk of the disease

  • Farm Hazards a Serious Threat to Kids, Study Finds
    (12-Mar-2012)
    Injuries often severe, usually not work-related, researchers say

  • Keeping Young Athletes Safe From Sexual Abuse
    (09-Mar-2012)
    Danger lies with familiar people, not strangers, experts say

  • Health Tip: Minimize Breastfeeding Pain
    (09-Mar-2012)
    Steps you can take

  • EKG Testing May Spot Fatal Heart Conditions in Children
    (09-Mar-2012)
    Evidence review looked at three conditions that cause sudden cardiac death

  • Surgeon General: Nearly 4 Million U.S. Kids Still Smoke
    (08-Mar-2012)
    Report says tobacco industry targets marketing toward children

  • Genes Play a Role in Drug Abuse Risk Among Adopted Kids: Study
    (07-Mar-2012)
    But good adoptive relationships offer some protection, researchers say

  • Self-Centered Kids May Just Have Immature Brains
    (07-Mar-2012)
    Study suggests poor impulse control improves with age

  • Smoke Exposure Late in Pregnancy Might Boost Baby's Eczema Risk
    (05-Mar-2012)
    But study finds no raised risk for skin condition from exposure early in pregnancy or after birth

  • Health Tip: Help Your Child Develop a Healthy Approach to Eating
    (02-Mar-2012)
    And help prevent extreme concerns about weight

  • Young Puzzle-Solvers May Be Tomorrow's Engineers
    (02-Mar-2012)
    Study found playing with puzzles at early age helps children develop spatial skills

  • Parents' Wishes Sway Docs' Choices on Preterm Deliveries
    (02-Mar-2012)
    Study found practice, counseling in very early gestation differed greatly among obstetricians

  • Health Tip: Protect Your Kids' Teeth From Cavities
    (29-Feb-2012)
    Here's what you can do

  • Health Tip: Preventing Back Pain Among New Moms
    (28-Feb-2012)
    Suggestions to protect yourself

  • Health Tip: Fruit Juices and Kids
    (27-Feb-2012)
    Some consumption guidelines to help parents

  • As Youth Baseball Season Nears, Experts Urge Injury Prevention
    (27-Feb-2012)
    Seek help when kids show signs of overuse-linked problems, pediatricians say

  • 'Active' Video Games May Not Boost Kids' Fitness: Study
    (27-Feb-2012)
    Wii games were no better than 'inactive' selections, researchers found

  • Gene Might Be a Culprit in Sudden Infant Death for Boys
    (24-Feb-2012)
    DNA testing found mutation more prevalent in male babies

  • Toddlers With Angry Parents May Have More Temper Tantrums
    (22-Feb-2012)
    Youngsters tend to mimic coping behaviors they see at home, study shows

  • Study: No Significant Rise in Seizure Risk From Common Kids' Vaccine
    (21-Feb-2012)
    Immunizations protect children from life-threatening diseases, experts say

  • Health Tip: Never Leave Kids in the Car
    (20-Feb-2012)
    Hyperthermia, a potentially dangerous elevation of body temperature, may result

  • Health Tip: When a Child Resists Going to Bed
    (17-Feb-2012)
    Here are suggestions for making bedtime easier

  • Parents' Strict Rules Could Curb Kids' Drinking
    (17-Feb-2012)
    Researchers say this is the first study to look at how tight parental control helps teens avoid booze

  • Health Tip: Is Your Baby Breast-Feeding Enough?
    (16-Feb-2012)
    Signs that baby is getting plenty to eat

  • 1 in 10 U.S. Kids Lives With Parent Who Has Abused Alcohol: Report
    (16-Feb-2012)
    In many homes, the sole caregiver has a drinking problem, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Practice Window Safety
    (15-Feb-2012)
    To help prevent accidents

  • Health Tip: Add Some Panache to Packed Lunches
    (15-Feb-2012)
    And encourage kids to eat healthy food

  • Babies May Be Smarter Than You Think
    (15-Feb-2012)
    Word comprehension is evident at 6 or 9 months, study finds

  • Health Tip: Is Your Child Anxious?
    (14-Feb-2012)
    Here are possible warning signs

  • Don't Forget Your Kids on Valentine's Day
    (14-Feb-2012)
    Experts suggest ways to show love and respect for your children all year long

  • More Young Adults Get Health Care When They Can Stay on Parents' Plans
    (13-Feb-2012)
    The findings suggest a positive impact of the new U.S. health care law, researchers say

  • Repeat C-Section Best Scheduled at 39 Weeks, Study Says
    (10-Feb-2012)
    Operating sooner, later worse for babies, preliminary research finds

  • When Mom Has Pregnancy Diabetes, Breast-Feeding Curbs Child Obesity
    (10-Feb-2012)
    Long-term study found lower BMI in children breast-fed at least 6 months

  • More People Need Training in Lifesaving Epinephrine Use, Advocates Say
    (09-Feb-2012)
    Parents, educators, caregivers, friends can respond to severe food allergies

  • Quality Day Care Predicts Later Parental Involvement in School
    (08-Feb-2012)
    Mothers whose kids attended good day care were more involved in their children's schools later on

  • Depressed Kids May Be Targets for Bullying, Study Suggests
    (08-Feb-2012)
    New research challenges notion that bullying leads to mental health woes

  • Moving Homes Often in Childhood Might Affect Long-Term Health
    (07-Feb-2012)
    Frequently uprooted kids were more likely to drink heavily, smoke as adults, study says

  • Health Tip: Common Reasons for Potty Training 'Accidents'
    (06-Feb-2012)
    They're just a step backward in the learning process, experts say

  • Thousands of U.S. Kids Hospitalized for Abuse
    (06-Feb-2012)
    Infants, poor children most vulnerable, study suggests

  • Spanking Produces Troubled Kids, Study Contends
    (06-Feb-2012)
    Punishment linked to more aggression in children, two decades of research shows

  • Safe Social Networking Tips for Teens
    (05-Feb-2012)
    Parents can support a positive experience for their kids, experts say

  • Health Tip: Teach Your Toddler Good Behavior
    (03-Feb-2012)
    Suggestions for disciplining your little one

  • Health Tip: Prepare for Breast-feeding
    (03-Feb-2012)
    Suggestions for getting ready

  • Health Tip: Talk to Teens About Distracted Driving
    (02-Feb-2012)
    Help keep them safe behind the wheel

  • Pet Turtles Carry Salmonella Dangers, CDC Warns
    (02-Feb-2012)
    Tougher laws needed to protect children from infection, report says

  • Child Abuse, Neglect a Major Public Health Problem: CDC
    (01-Feb-2012)
    Report found it costs U.S. $124 billion a year; overall price tag similar to diabetes, stroke

  • Health Tip: Most Teens Don't Get Enough Sleep
    (31-Jan-2012)
    Experts point to potential health consequences

  • Pediatricians' Group Urges More Input From Parents
    (31-Jan-2012)
    New policy statement calls for strong family presence, greater decision-making role

  • Health Tip: How to Protect Toddlers From Burns
    (30-Jan-2012)
    Precautions include keeping child out of kitchen while you're cooking

  • Nurturing Moms May Help Their Child's Brain Develop
    (30-Jan-2012)
    Study found toddlers with loving mothers had more growth in key brain area

  • Testosterone Exposure May Explain Boys' Language Delay
    (26-Jan-2012)
    Male hormone levels before birth appear linked to speech differences, study contends

  • Kids' Snacks Can Be Healthy and Inexpensive
    (25-Jan-2012)
    New study at YMCAs finds food combinations that satisfy budgets, nutrition guidelines

  • Less Salt, More Veggies in School Lunches: USDA
    (25-Jan-2012)
    New rules call for healthier foods but some say changes don't go far enough

  • How Did Generation X Respond to the H1N1 'Swine' Flu Epidemic?
    (24-Jan-2012)
    Young adults did 'reasonably well,' report concludes, although most avoided flu shot

  • Common Household Chemicals Might Harm Kids' Immunity
    (24-Jan-2012)
    Study found lower response to vaccines in those with higher levels of PFCs in their blood

  • Parents May Hold Key to Treating Kids' Obesity
    (23-Jan-2012)
    Heart association identifies successful strategies for helping children to achieve weight loss

  • Only 1 in 4 Young Teens Uses Sunscreen Regularly, Study Finds
    (23-Jan-2012)
    Sunburn in childhood a major risk factor for skin cancer, experts note

  • 'Co-Occurring' Disorders May Explain Change in Autism Diagnosis
    (23-Jan-2012)
    As symptoms of other conditions become more apparent, labels may vary, study suggests

  • Dyslexia's Brain Changes May Occur Before Kids Learn to Read
    (23-Jan-2012)
    Study findings might help identify at-risk children at younger age

  • Asthma Meds Likely Safe During Pregnancy: Study
    (20-Jan-2012)
    Slight increase in rare birth defects, but cause not clear

  • Rapid Infant Growth Linked to Asthma in Study
    (20-Jan-2012)
    First three months might be critical window, researchers say

  • Experts Weigh Changes to Definition of Autism
    (20-Jan-2012)
    The goal: to create a clearer diagnosis of what constitutes the disorder; many could be affected

  • Health Tip: Stop Your Child's Thumb-Sucking Habit
    (17-Jan-2012)
    The practice can be harmful to teeth

  • Drinking Late in First Trimester May Be Most Hazardous
    (17-Jan-2012)
    But no alcohol use is safe during pregnancy, study finds

  • Teens of Lesbian Parents Appear Well-Adjusted
    (16-Jan-2012)
    Teasing, stereotypes did not affect their quality of life, small study found

  • Pediatricians Split on Heart Tests Before Kids' ADHD Meds
    (16-Jan-2012)
    About 15 percent order EKGs; recent studies say drugs don't pose heart risk

  • Is Continued Lip-Reading an Early Sign of Autism?
    (16-Jan-2012)
    Researchers say that typically developing infants focus on a speaker's eyes after age 1

  • Children's Drowning Injuries, Deaths Decline: Study
    (16-Jan-2012)
    Youngest children at risk in bathtubs, older boys at most risk from swimming

  • Healthy Children, Safe Homes a Winning Combination
    (14-Jan-2012)
    From checking for radon to selecting seafood, you can lower chemical exposure

  • Health Tip: Buy Safe Toys
    (13-Jan-2012)
    Suggestions to help protect youngsters

  • Recent Rotavirus Vaccines Safe, Study Says
    (13-Jan-2012)
    Gastrointestinal complications not associated with updated formulations

  • Children Exposed to HIV Before Birth at Risk for Language Delay
    (12-Jan-2012)
    Researchers recommend routine screening for communication problems

  • Health Tip: When Your Child Cries at Night
    (11-Jan-2012)
    Suggestions for what to do

  • Most Parents Tell Kids About Test Results for Breast Cancer Genes
    (09-Jan-2012)
    Children can handle the information, study suggests, except very youngest

  • Health Tip: When Aggressive Behavior Signals a Problem
    (05-Jan-2012)
    Requiring a call to the pediatrician

  • Health Tip: Is it Time to Potty Train?
    (05-Jan-2012)
    Signs your little one is ready

  • Blood Test May Reveal Child's Sex Soon After Conception
    (05-Jan-2012)
    More work is needed, but blood draw could reduce invasive procedures, researchers say

  • Experts Endorse Lower Lead-Poisoning Threshold
    (05-Jan-2012)
    Cutting the safe blood level of lead in children is long overdue, advocates say

  • Health Tip: Practice Sledding Safety
    (04-Jan-2012)
    Suggestions to help prevent injury

  • Family Tips for Getting Fit
    (04-Jan-2012)
    Look for ways to stay active together, experts say

  • 'Safety-First' Playgrounds Linked to Bored, Inactive Kids: Study
    (04-Jan-2012)
    Review of daycares suggests many preschoolers play less now, but safety experts support newer equipment

  • Health Tip: When It's Time to Call the Doctor About Bedwetting
    (03-Jan-2012)
    Signs there could be a medical problem

  • Fun Ways to Include Kids in Fitness Resolutions
    (03-Jan-2012)
    Expert tips for making fitness a family matter in 2012

  • Health Tip: Minimize Nightmares
    (02-Jan-2012)
    Help foster sweet dreams

  • Health Tip: What is a Night Terror?
    (30-Dec-2011)
    And what causes it?

  • Health Tip: Discuss Weight With Your Child
    (27-Dec-2011)
    Teach good habits and a healthy approach

  • Health Tip: When Children Break the Rules
    (26-Dec-2011)
    Suggestions to encourage better behavior

  • Mother-Toddler Bond May Influence Teen Obesity
    (26-Dec-2011)
    Prevention strategies should go beyond eating, exercise, study suggests

  • Keeping Kids Warm, Dry and Safe in Cold Weather
    (23-Dec-2011)
    Expert offers tips to prevent frostbite, exposure this winter

  • Health Tip: Use Medications Safely
    (23-Dec-2011)
    Dos and don't for giving medicine to children

  • Overweight 7-Year-Olds Face Higher Risk of Asthma
    (23-Dec-2011)
    Slimming down before that age can help prevent onset of the disease, study suggests

  • Toddlers Don't Seem to Listen to Own Voices to Correct Speech
    (23-Dec-2011)
    But study finds 4-year-olds, adults do adjust their pronunciation that way

  • Parents May Hold Key to Healthy Weight in Hispanic Kids
    (23-Dec-2011)
    Lower-fat family meals can help reduce high obesity rate in this population, study suggests

  • Caring for Low Birth-Weight Baby Hard on Moms: Study
    (22-Dec-2011)
    The added stress takes its toll on health, researchers say

  • Noisy Toys Might Harm Kids' Hearing
    (22-Dec-2011)
    If held too close to the ear, these toys might cause permanent damage, researchers say

  • Isentress Approval Expanded to Include Children and Teens
    (21-Dec-2011)
    To combat AIDS-causing virus

  • Discerning Gift-Givers Look for Toys That Offer More Than Fun
    (19-Dec-2011)
    Some of the best choices spur imagination and exercise, experts say

  • Choosing a Toy? Think 'Kid-Powered'
    (19-Dec-2011)
    These are gifts that offer open-ended chances for children to explore, imagine and play

  • Health Tip: Skip the Cold Medicine Before Age 4
    (19-Dec-2011)
    Here's what you can offer instead

  • Nearly 1 in 3 Young U.S. Adults Have Arrest Records: Study
    (19-Dec-2011)
    At 18, the estimate is 25 percent; pediatricians can help keep kids out of trouble, researchers say

  • Pediatricians Offer Tips to Avoid Holiday Hazards
    (17-Dec-2011)
    Check this list from the American Academy of Pediatrics twice to make sure holiday is nice

  • Recession Hurt Parent-Child Ties, Survey Finds
    (16-Dec-2011)
    Seattle families reported less connectedness, social generosity, researchers say

  • New Device Approved for Children With Heart Failure
    (16-Dec-2011)
    To be used until donor heart can be found

  • Toy Safety Tips Help Protect Kids
    (15-Dec-2011)
    Experts offer precautions for parents and gift-givers alike

  • NYC Sees Drop in Child Obesity; Can Other Cities Do Same?
    (15-Dec-2011)
    Still, 1 in 5 children is obese, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Protect Teeth From Decay
    (14-Dec-2011)
    Suggestions for newborns and young children

  • Alcohol Use Down, Pot Use Up Among U.S. Teens
    (14-Dec-2011)
    Drinking at historic lows, but fewer kids seem to think marijuana is dangerous, survey finds

  • Health Tip: Keep the Sport in Kids' Sports
    (12-Dec-2011)
    Make sure focus isn't only on winning

  • Behavior Problems May Surface in Preemies by Preschool
    (09-Dec-2011)
    These kids might benefit from early targeted help, researchers say

  • 'Love Hormone' May Buffer Kids From Mom's Depression
    (09-Dec-2011)
    Anxiety, conduct disorders more prevalent in children with low oxytocin levels, study finds

  • If Parents Drink and Drive, Their Kids May Too: Study
    (06-Dec-2011)
    Teens' risk for motoring under the influence rose with parents' bad example, researchers found

  • More Children Using Preventive Asthma Drugs: Study
    (05-Dec-2011)
    Minorities and uninsured had lower use of these medications, researchers say

  • Health Officials Urge Americans: Get Your Flu Shot Now
    (05-Dec-2011)
    Vaccine supplies are still ample, but could start to run short, CDC says

  • Pressure to Be Perfect Parent Can Discourage New Moms, Dads
    (02-Dec-2011)
    Study found it eroded confidence for mothers, created stress for fathers

  • Depression, Partner Conflict Raise Suicide Risk for Pregnant Women, New Moms
    (02-Dec-2011)
    More than half also had a mental health diagnosis, study found

  • Multitasking Stresses Out Working Moms More Than Dads
    (01-Dec-2011)
    Mothers spend many waking hours doing at least two things at once, study finds

  • Health Tip: Help Your Child Prepare for a Sibling
    (30-Nov-2011)
    Suggestions to ease the transition

  • Infant Vaccines May Work Better If Given in Afternoon
    (30-Nov-2011)
    Babies slept more soundly when they had their shots after 1:30 p.m., researchers say

  • 'Flat Head' Syndrome in Babies Usually Temporary
    (29-Nov-2011)
    Rise in cases tied to 'back to sleep' campaign shouldn't worry parents, pediatricians say

  • Health Tip: Parenting a Disabled Child
    (28-Nov-2011)
    You don't have to go it alone

  • Health Tip: Breast-Feeding Is Good for Moms, Too
    (28-Nov-2011)
    Here are potential benefits

  • Doctors in a Bind When Parents Want to Delay, Skip Vaccines
    (28-Nov-2011)
    Study finds most pediatricians may consider 'alternative schedules,' but within limits

  • Head Size Tied to Regressive Autism in Boys
    (28-Nov-2011)
    Larger head circumference not seen in early onset autism or in girls, study says

  • Health Tip: Protect Kids Who Have Food Allergies
    (24-Nov-2011)
    Suggestions to keep them safer

  • U.S. Teens Don't Eat Enough Fruits and Veggies: CDC
    (23-Nov-2011)
    Vegetable consumption lowest among Hispanic and black high schoolers, report shows

  • Health Tip: Parenting a Child With a Heart Defect
    (22-Nov-2011)
    These children can live long and healthy lives, experts say

  • Get Rid of Bumpers, Stuffed Animals in Baby's Crib
    (22-Nov-2011)
    Soft items can suffocate sleeping infants, pediatricians warn

  • Health Tip: Help Your Newborn Sleep at Night
    (21-Nov-2011)
    Suggestions for weary parents

  • Acupuncture Safe for Children, Review Finds
    (21-Nov-2011)
    Serious side effects generally related to less well-trained practitioners

  • Health Tip: Giving Kids Medicine
    (17-Nov-2011)
    It will help them feel better

  • Health Tip: Getting Ready for Childbirth
    (17-Nov-2011)
    Create a birth plan

  • Health Tip: Help Your Child Create a Healthy Body Image
    (15-Nov-2011)
    How parents can foster self-esteem

  • More Teens Getting Vaccines Against HPV, Other Infections: CDC
    (14-Nov-2011)
    Still a long way from full coverage, experts note

  • Fatherhood May Help Tough Guys Straighten Out
    (10-Nov-2011)
    Crime, alcohol use dropped among first-time dads, study finds

  • Low-Income Dads Are Involved With Their Kids, Study Finds
    (09-Nov-2011)
    But doctors still focus mostly on moms, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Help Keep Kids Safe on the Internet
    (09-Nov-2011)
    How parents can participate

  • Doctors Might Miss Some Cases of Child Abuse
    (09-Nov-2011)
    Primary care providers failed to note some suspicious injuries, study found

  • Health Tip: Dealing With a Picky Eater
    (07-Nov-2011)
    Suggestions to help ensure that your child gets all necessary nutrients

  • When Dads Have Depression, Kids May Be at Risk, Too
    (07-Nov-2011)
    But study doesn't confirm a cause and effect

  • Where a Child Is Tested May Affect Autism Diagnosis
    (07-Nov-2011)
    Centers vary on how a child is deemed to have autism, Asperger or other developmental disorder

  • Health Tip: Install Car Seats Correctly
    (01-Nov-2011)
    And other suggestions for seat safety

  • Teens With a Deployed Parent May Be More Prone to Violence
    (31-Oct-2011)
    Military kids at greater risk of fighting, carrying weapons and joining gangs, study finds

  • Experts Offer 'Lucky 13' Tips for Safe and Healthy Halloween
    (31-Oct-2011)
    List includes what to wear, trick-or-treating pointers, food and drinks to avoid

  • Many Parents Skipping Kids' Shots, Putting Other Kids at Risk
    (31-Oct-2011)
    In California study, 1 in 5 children at some schools intentionally unvaccinated, raising concerns

  • Prevention Is Key for Fall Asthma Flare-Ups in Kids
    (30-Oct-2011)
    The best way to avoid asthma attacks is to avoid the triggers that cause them, experts say

  • Experts Offer 'Lucky 13' Tips for Safe and Healthy Halloween
    (29-Oct-2011)
    List includes what to wear, trick-or-treating pointers, food and drinks to avoid

  • Job Market Tough for Young Adults With Autism
    (28-Oct-2011)
    But strategies can help individuals learn job skills and prepare for the workforce

  • Soft Drinks Linked to Violent Tendencies in Teens: Study
    (25-Oct-2011)
    But association could be due to poor parenting, researchers note

  • Parental Training May Benefit ADHD Kids Under 6: Report
    (25-Oct-2011)
    Researchers find no evidence that meds help these youngsters, but parents' program seems effective

  • Health Tip: Creating a Smoke-Free Home
    (24-Oct-2011)
    Doing so will protect your children from second-hand smoke

  • Health Tip: Children and Bedwetting
    (24-Oct-2011)
    What parents can do to help solve the problem

  • Outdoor Time May Reduce Nearsightedness in Children
    (24-Oct-2011)
    Kids with myopia spend about four hours less outside each week than others, study shows

  • Health Tip: Kids Should Eat Healthy, Too
    (21-Oct-2011)
    What to order for them at restaurants

  • Flu Shots for Pregnant Women Also Protect Newborns
    (20-Oct-2011)
    New research also suggests that the vaccine does not increase miscarriage risk

  • Unvaccinated Kids Behind Largest U.S. Measles Outbreak in Years: Study
    (20-Oct-2011)
    Vaccination and quick public health response are limiting these outbreaks, experts say

  • 'Screen-Free' Play Best for Toddlers' Brains
    (18-Oct-2011)
    Even 'educational' programming is less healthy than independent play, experts say

  • Breast-Feeding, Vaccinations Lower SIDS Risk, Experts Say
    (18-Oct-2011)
    Also in updated guidelines from pediatricians' group: don't use crib 'bumper pads'

  • Parents, Doctors Often Differ on Chemo for Incurable Kids
    (18-Oct-2011)
    Health professionals would usually opt for supportive care alone, study shows

  • Fewer Than Half of Kids Hurt in Car Crashes Wearing Seat Belts
    (17-Oct-2011)
    Black, Hispanic and Native American children less likely to buckle up, study says

  • It's Easy to Mistake Medicine for Candy
    (17-Oct-2011)
    In study run by 2 elementary school kids, tots and teachers got mixed up 20% of the time

  • Teen Crash Risk High in First Month of Driving, Study Finds
    (14-Oct-2011)
    Speeding, inattention, failing to yield are most common mistakes, research shows

  • Overzealous Parents, Coaches Take the Fun From Kids' Sports
    (13-Oct-2011)
    The result: It might push children away from physical activity

  • Children of Older Dads Fare as Well in School as Other Kids
    (11-Oct-2011)
    Findings contradict other research that found paternal age could negatively impact children's IQ

  • Health Tip: Choose a Day-care Provider Carefully
    (10-Oct-2011)
    Here's what to look for

  • Children's Chest Pain Rarely Cause for Alarm: Study
    (10-Oct-2011)
    Common complaint can trigger anxiety for parents, excessive cardiac screenings for kids

  • Number of U.S. Kids Injured on Halloween Is Scary
    (09-Oct-2011)
    Children at 4 times the risk of being hit by a car on Oct. 31 than any other night, experts warn

  • Kids May Develop a Sense of Fairness Earlier Than Thought
    (09-Oct-2011)
    Toddlers who are quick to share toys act surprised when food isn't divided equally, study finds

  • Cold, Flu Season Poses Risks for Kids With Asthma
    (08-Oct-2011)
    Respiratory expert offers advice on ways to protect your child

  • Is Female Hormone Disorder Tied to Familial Heart Risk?
    (07-Oct-2011)
    Various forms of heart disease seen in parents of polycystic ovary syndrome patients, study says

  • Melanoma May Be More Aggressive in Kids
    (07-Oct-2011)
    Spread of this skin cancer more common among children than adults, study reveals

  • Overweight Kids at Greater Risk for High Blood Pressure
    (04-Oct-2011)
    Paves the way for hypertension in adulthood, researchers say

  • Happy Kids a Product of Genes, Parenting, Study Finds
    (04-Oct-2011)
    Positive, supportive home can brighten outlook for children with gloomy dispositions, researchers say

  • Some U.S. Parents Ignoring Vaccination Guidelines
    (03-Oct-2011)
    More than one in 10 opt to skip doses or delay shots, study found

  • Could Surgery, Anesthesia While Very Young Hamper Kids' Development?
    (03-Oct-2011)
    Study suggests link for multiple procedures for those under 2, but more research needed

  • Conviction Rates Similar for Suspects of Child, Adult Murder in Utah
    (03-Oct-2011)
    Most child abuse homicide suspects are white dads, researchers say

  • Kids Can Enjoy Halloween Candy, Still Protect Teeth
    (02-Oct-2011)
    Sugar creates the perfect breeding ground for bacteria that cause tooth decay, expert warns

  • Health Tip: When Your Child Has a Headache
    (30-Sep-2011)
    Here's a list of possible causes

  • Teens With Lots of Friends More Likely to Start Drinking: Study
    (28-Sep-2011)
    Limiting the size of kids' social networks, more family bonding may delay alcohol use

  • Number of U.S. Kids on ADHD Meds Keeps Rising
    (28-Sep-2011)
    But the rate of increase has slowed considerably since 1990s, study authors note

  • Child Face Mask Approved to Help Prevent Spread of Germs
    (28-Sep-2011)
    In hospitals and other health care settings

  • Fiber Beats Other Remedies for Constipated Kids, Study Says
    (27-Sep-2011)
    Processed, 'white' foods blamed for common childhood complaint

  • Asthma Can Complicate Diabetes Care in Kids
    (26-Sep-2011)
    Untreated asthma may worsen blood sugar control, study suggests, but reasons remain unclear

  • Health Tip: Keep a Diabetes Notebook
    (23-Sep-2011)
    For when your youngster becomes sick

  • Less Play Time = More Troubled Kids, Experts Say
    (22-Sep-2011)
    Adult interference may deprive children of needed challenges, not to mention fun

  • CDC Urges Americans: Get Your Flu Shot
    (21-Sep-2011)
    Supplies are plentiful and the vaccine is a good match for circulating strains, officials say

  • Vaccine for Childhood Diarrhea Helps Kids, Saves Dollars
    (21-Sep-2011)
    Rotavirus inoculation kept thousands of kids out of the hospital, saved millions in costs, study found

  • Can Fatty Acids in Breast Milk or Formula Make Kids Smarter?
    (20-Sep-2011)
    Studies find benefits at 14 months and about 10 years

  • Health Tip: Protect Kids and Pets From Rabies
    (19-Sep-2011)
    Have pets vaccinated

  • Health Tip: How to Spot Underage Drinking
    (19-Sep-2011)
    More children abuse alcohol than tobacco or illicit drugs

  • Recession Tied to Rise in Child Abuse Injuries
    (19-Sep-2011)
    Incidence of 'shaken baby syndrome' and other head trauma almost doubled, study found

  • Exercise Ups Kids' Quit-Smoking Success Rate
    (19-Sep-2011)
    Approach much more successful than intervention alone, especially for boys, finds study

  • Obese Kids May Face Social, Emotional Woes
    (19-Sep-2011)
    Study finds higher risk for 'peer problems' at age 8 and 9

  • ADHD Drug Delays Puberty in Male Monkeys, Study Finds
    (19-Sep-2011)
    Much more research needed before finding on Ritalin can have implications for humans, experts say

  • Health Tip: Coping With a Pet Allergy
    (15-Sep-2011)
    What to do if you're allergic to a faithful friend

  • Health Tip: Is Your Child Ready for a Tricycle?
    (15-Sep-2011)
    Heed these safety suggestions

  • Flu Killed 115 Children Last Season: CDC
    (15-Sep-2011)
    Many of the deaths could have been prevented with vaccinations, agency says

  • Trouble With Math? Blame Your Lack of 'Numbers Sense'
    (14-Sep-2011)
    Math ability is largely something you're born with, study says

  • Testosterone Levels Seem to Fall With Fatherhood
    (12-Sep-2011)
    Dip may come with focus on taking care of children, researchers suggest

  • Is 'SpongeBob' Too Much for Young Minds?
    (12-Sep-2011)
    4-year-olds did worse in thinking skills after watching the cartoon, study says

  • College Students Not Getting Enough Z's
    (11-Sep-2011)
    Working a full-time job to pay for school may contribute to the problem for some, study suggests

  • Parents' Positive Attitude Can Help Kids Get Homework Done
    (10-Sep-2011)
    Let children know they are loved regardless of math, language skills, researchers say

  • Children More Likely to Drink & Drive if Parents Drink: Study
    (09-Sep-2011)
    Even moderate alcohol consumption by mom or dad influences kids' behavior later, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Recognizing Asthma in Children
    (08-Sep-2011)
    Here are common warning signs

  • 9/11 a Life-Defining Day for the Young
    (08-Sep-2011)
    As the 10th anniversary approaches, experts offer advice for parents to help kids cope

  • Losing Child in First Year Might Raise Early Death Risk for Parent
    (08-Sep-2011)
    Study found mothers in particular remained vulnerable decades later

  • Parents Who Smoke at Home May Risk Kids' Academic Success
    (07-Sep-2011)
    Family's bottom line can also be undermined, researchers found

  • Health Tip: When a Doctor Should Evaluate Diaper Rash
    (06-Sep-2011)
    Signs that medical attention may be needed

  • Health Tip: Teach Your Child That Bullying Is Wrong
    (05-Sep-2011)
    Set stern limits for aggressive behavior

  • Making Sure 'Back to School' Doesn't Mean 'Back to Bullying'
    (03-Sep-2011)
    Parents can help teach kids to deal with the problem, expert says

  • Close Bond With Mom Helps Keep Teen Boys Safe
    (02-Sep-2011)
    Odds for delinquency rose when mother and son were in conflict, study found

  • Circumcision Rate Down Slightly in U.S. Hospitals
    (01-Sep-2011)
    CDC notes this reverses trend toward more of the procedures throughout the 1990s

  • Health Tip: Plan for Potty Training
    (31-Aug-2011)
    Help your toddler succeed

  • Mother's Love Can Help Babies With Difficult Temperaments
    (30-Aug-2011)
    Irritable babies who are secure in their attachment to mom do better as toddlers

  • Family Heart Disease Risk Linked to Genes, Not Lifestyle
    (30-Aug-2011)
    Study including adoptive and biological parents sheds light on nature versus nurture question

  • For Kids, Natural Disasters Can Whip Up Worries
    (29-Aug-2011)
    Experts offer ways to help children cope with news of hurricanes and earthquakes

  • Pediatric Groups Want to KO Boxing for Kids
    (29-Aug-2011)
    Choose sports that don't encourage blows to the head, policy statement urges

  • Back-to-School Shouldn't Mean a Too-Heavy Backpack
    (27-Aug-2011)
    An expert advises parents to check how much is loaded inside, to avoid injury

  • Walk-to-School Programs Put Kids' Fitness First
    (26-Aug-2011)
    In study, Texas communities involved parent volunteers to get youngsters more active

  • Health Tip: Children May Have PTSD
    (25-Aug-2011)
    Symptoms may differ from those in adults

  • Parents Can Ease Back-to-School Stress
    (25-Aug-2011)
    Kids need time to transition from summer schedules to more rigorous academic routine, experts say

  • U.S.-Mandated Report Finds Vaccines Safe for Kids
    (25-Aug-2011)
    IOM panel pored over 1,000 studies and found little evidence for lasting harm

  • Health Tip: Make Kids' Lunch Interesting
    (24-Aug-2011)
    Pack healthy meals they'll enjoy

  • 2 Salmonella Outbreaks Traced to Baby Chicks, Ducklings
    (24-Aug-2011)
    CDC says they came from the same mail-order hatchery in Ohio

  • Study Links Writing Difficulties to ADHD
    (23-Aug-2011)
    Kids with the condition 5 times more likely to have problems with spelling, writing than those without it

  • Happy Teens Usually Crime-Free Teens, Study Finds
    (22-Aug-2011)
    Even a low level of depression seemed to help push adolescents to illegal activity

  • Falls From Windows Claiming Too Many Children's Lives
    (22-Aug-2011)
    Over past two decades, nearly 2,000 deaths and many more injuries have occurred, U.S. study finds

  • Children With Food Allergies Often Face Skepticism
    (19-Aug-2011)
    Study found that even family and friends can be less than supportive

  • Cartoon Characters Prod Kids to Nag for Unhealthy Foods
    (17-Aug-2011)
    Study finds TV ads key element in why young children whine for sugary treats

  • Health Tip: Considering a Baby Walker?
    (10-Aug-2011)
    American Academy of Pediatrics says they're not safe

  • Baby's Fever May Not Signal Teething
    (10-Aug-2011)
    Study finds it may cause temperatures to rise slightly but not go outside normal range

  • Health Tip: Is Your Child Being Cyberbullied?
    (09-Aug-2011)
    Here are possible warning signs

  • Adjusting Routines Before School Starts May Ease Transition to Class
    (06-Aug-2011)
    Don't try to change your schedule overnight, expert suggests

  • Parenting Style May Affect Child's Mental Health
    (03-Aug-2011)
    Depression, anxiety less likely when mom takes kids' personalities into account, study finds

  • Many Kids Now Engage in Media 'Multi-Tasking'
    (03-Aug-2011)
    Filling every empty moment, they switch between phones, TV, computers, UK study finds

  • Doctor Offers Tips on How to Travel With Kids
    (02-Aug-2011)
    Proper planning can help parents keep kids happy and safe while on vacation, expert says

  • More Families Turning to Public Plans for Children's Health Care
    (01-Aug-2011)
    Lost jobs, expanded access to government-sponsored coverage is spurring the trend, researchers say

  • Study Tracks Masturbation Trends Among U.S. Teens
    (01-Aug-2011)
    Data from nationwide survey finds boys starting earlier, doing more often than girls

  • Health Tip: When Sleep Apnea Affects Children
    (29-Jul-2011)
    Here are common warning signs

  • Study Finds Kids Want More Info About Their Hospital Care
    (29-Jul-2011)
    Excluding them from treatment discussions left them distressed, researchers report

  • More Kids Eating Calorie-Packed Take-out Food
    (26-Jul-2011)
    Study found a third of food eaten now is cooked outside the home

  • Preparation Key When Kids With Asthma Go Back to School
    (25-Jul-2011)
    American Lung Association urges parents to develop an asthma action plan, share it with teachers

  • Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual Teens Often Homeless: Study
    (25-Jul-2011)
    And many live without family support or supervision, survey finds

  • Parents Must Be Vigilant About Pool Safety
    (24-Jul-2011)
    Young children can drown in as little as 2 inches of water, experts warn

  • Teens Face Own Battles When Parent Goes to War
    (22-Jul-2011)
    Boys at risk of substance abuse, girls more likely to become depressed, researchers say

  • Children Fare OK if Mom Works, Study Finds
    (22-Jul-2011)
    Kids appear best off when both parents are gainfully employed, U.K. researchers say

  • Epidemic of Obesity in U.S. Kids Began in Late '90s
    (21-Jul-2011)
    Reasons are unclear, but more media time, longer 'transition' to adulthood might be key, researcher says

  • 'Heat Dome' Continues to Throttle U.S.
    (20-Jul-2011)
    High temperatures and oppressive humidity pose health risks; doctor offers coping tips

  • Health Tip: Get Kids Moving
    (19-Jul-2011)
    Ways to encourage physical activity

  • Health Tip: Keep Kids' Lunches Cool
    (18-Jul-2011)
    And other safety suggestions when packing for school or camp

  • Sharing Bed With Toddler Won't Harm Development: Study
    (18-Jul-2011)
    Practice made no difference in later tests for learning, behavioral issues

  • Kids of Moms With History of Depression Seem Less Happy
    (15-Jul-2011)
    Those who rarely smile, laugh or hug may be at higher risk of depression, study suggests

  • Food Industry Sets Standards for Advertising to Kids
    (14-Jul-2011)
    New criteria are less stringent than U.S government's recommendations

  • Less Lighting Up in Movies Aimed at Kids
    (14-Jul-2011)
    For fifth straight year, fewer characters are smoking in youth-oriented films, study finds

  • Rural Workers Often Lack Access to Sick Leave
    (13-Jul-2011)
    Paid sick days for all would help employees meet work, family responsibilities, experts say

  • Soaring Temps Can Pose Serious Health Risks
    (12-Jul-2011)
    Experts offer advice on coping with the heat wave gripping much of the U.S.

  • Help Your Kids Stay in Shape This Summer
    (11-Jul-2011)
    Experts share tips on planning for exercise, fun and healthy eating

  • Health Tip: Child Safety Seats
    (08-Jul-2011)
    Basics for your toddler

  • U.S. Obesity Epidemic Continues to Spread
    (07-Jul-2011)
    Report finds South with highest rates, but no state showed a decline over the last year

  • Health Tip: Does Your Baby Have GERD?
    (06-Jul-2011)
    Here are common symptoms

  • Parents' Military Deployment May Harm Kids' Mental Health
    (05-Jul-2011)
    Longer service duration raises risk that children will develop stress, behavioral problems, anxiety

  • Tots Who Are 'Late Talkers' Typically Turn Out Fine: Study
    (05-Jul-2011)
    Children not talking by age 2 usually catch up with no lasting issues, researchers say

  • Environment May Be Especially Key to Autism: Study
    (05-Jul-2011)
    Other research finds that certain antidepressants taken in pregnancy might influence risk

  • Health Tip: Set Rules for Swimming
    (04-Jul-2011)
    Protect kids in the water

  • Make Water Safety a Priority for Your Kids
    (02-Jul-2011)
    Drowning is second-leading cause of death of U.S. children

  • Understanding Numbers Isn't as Simple as 1, 2, 3
    (01-Jul-2011)
    Researchers say '4' is magic number for kids to really comprehend counting

  • Emotional, Behavioral Issues Affect Many Kids in Foster Care
    (01-Jul-2011)
    Identifying such problems may lead to improved care for these children, researchers suggest

  • Health Tip: Lather Kids With Sunscreen
    (01-Jul-2011)
    To protect against sunburn

  • A Child's Surgery May Prompt Parents to Try to Quit Smoking
    (30-Jun-2011)
    Exposure to secondhand smoke is especially harmful postsurgery, experts say

  • Hong Kong Strain of Scarlet Fever Unlikely to Spread to U.S., Experts Say
    (30-Jun-2011)
    But they advise keeping an eye on outbreaks of chickenpox, which may result from the illness

  • July 4 Weekend Dangerous for Underage Boys Who Drink: Report
    (30-Jun-2011)
    ER visits double for young males when alcohol is involved, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Why Your Child Is Wetting the Bed
    (28-Jun-2011)
    Here's a list of potential risk factors

  • Flexible Schedule Helps Keep New Moms in the Workplace
    (28-Jun-2011)
    Leeway in working hours helps women meet demands of home, job, study found

  • New Crib Safety Rules to Take Effect
    (28-Jun-2011)
    Goal is to create a 'safe environment' for babies as they sleep

  • Many Pediatricians Aren't Testing Tots for Developmental Delays
    (27-Jun-2011)
    More than half aren't using standardized screening methods for kids under 3, study finds

  • Teens Look to Parents as Guide to Healthy Sexual Behaviors
    (23-Jun-2011)
    Study found Mom, Dad most often key to developing attitudes, not friends or media

  • Effects of Premature Birth May Stretch Into Adulthood: Study
    (23-Jun-2011)
    21-year study found physical, psychological differences compared to those born full-term

  • Ways to Curb Childhood Obesity Outlined in U.S. Report
    (23-Jun-2011)
    Identify overweight kids, encourage more activity, promote good sleep habits, experts say

  • Parents Find Media Rating Systems Lacking
    (21-Jun-2011)
    Create a univeral system to rate movies, TV and video games, study suggests

  • Making Sure Child's Play Doesn't Turn Into Gunplay
    (21-Jun-2011)
    Nationwide 'ASK' campaign urges parents to ask if unlocked guns are present in playmates' homes

  • Health Tip: Create an Asthma Action Plan for School
    (20-Jun-2011)
    School employees should be prepared

  • One in 12 U.S. Children May Have Food Allergies: Report
    (20-Jun-2011)
    Peanuts, milk and shellfish most common allergens, study found

  • Adults Reminded to Keep Kids Away From Lawn Mowers
    (18-Jun-2011)
    Accidents can be devastating for children, but they are also preventable, expert says

  • Health Tip: Make Sure Your Child's Shoes Fit
    (17-Jun-2011)
    Suggestions to protect your little one's feet

  • Reading With Mom Can Boost Kindergarten Readiness
    (17-Jun-2011)
    Poor kids tend to be less prepared for school, but having books at home can help, study suggests

  • Language Delays Seen in Kids in Institutions Beyond Age 2
    (17-Jun-2011)
    The earlier they are placed in foster care the better, study suggests

  • Dads' Parenting Style Affects Influence as Kids Age: Survey
    (17-Jun-2011)
    Setting rules but being open to discussion may work better than being too strict, researchers say

  • Dad's Good Parenting May Help Daughters Avoid Risky Sex
    (17-Jun-2011)
    Quality, not quantity, of time spent with father matters more for girls, study suggests

  • Deaths Exceed Births in 24% of U.S. Communities: Report
    (17-Jun-2011)
    Rural America hit hardest by 'natural decrease' as young move elsewhere, study finds

  • Health Tip: Protect Newborns From the Sun
    (15-Jun-2011)
    Suggestions to prevent burns in babies less than 6 months

  • Many Fathers Struggle to Balance Work, Family: Survey
    (15-Jun-2011)
    More than half said they'd consider being a stay-at-home dad if financially feasible

  • Health Tip: Teach Your Child Healthy Eating Habits
    (09-Jun-2011)
    And avoid issues with their weight

  • Mothers Play Important Role in Recovery From Mental Illness
    (09-Jun-2011)
    Negative family attitudes can harm a patient's self-esteem and quality of life, study finds

  • Most U.S. Kids Get Recommended Vaccines: CDC
    (09-Jun-2011)
    But some still don't, which is a 'serious risk,' expert says

  • Health Tip: My Infant Has a Cold
    (07-Jun-2011)
    Contact the pediatrician if you notice these symptoms

  • Used Football Faceshields May Break on Impact
    (03-Jun-2011)
    College football programs have no universal policy for routine replacement, research shows

  • Divorce Can Hurt Kids' Math Scores, Friendships
    (02-Jun-2011)
    Study finds children who fall behind in these areas may not catch up for years

  • U.S. Serves Up New Nutrition Guidelines on 'MyPlate'
    (02-Jun-2011)
    The logo, which replaces the Food Pyramid, is designed to encourage healthful eating

  • Help Your Children Eat Well During Summer Vacation
    (31-May-2011)
    Involve your kids in the shopping and cooking for family meals, experts suggest

  • Parents Should Screen Kids' Summer Web Surfing: Expert
    (31-May-2011)
    Racism, violence, cyberbullying online among things to monitor

  • Violent Video Games Linked to Increased Aggression
    (31-May-2011)
    It's the first study to demonstrate cause-and-effect, researchers say

  • Complexities of Autism Extend to Its Treatment
    (27-May-2011)
    Parents struggle to find blend of therapies for children with mix of behavioral symptoms

  • Health Tip: Suggestions to Prevent Heat Rash
    (26-May-2011)
    What to do during hot, humid weather

  • Too Many Kids Getting Antibiotics for Asthma
    (24-May-2011)
    But researchers found fewer were prescribed when doctors educated parents during visits

  • Health Tip: Keep a Kid-Friendly Kitchen
    (23-May-2011)
    For starters, store cleaning products out of reach

  • U.S. Rates of Autism, ADHD Continue to Rise: Report
    (23-May-2011)
    Study finds 1 in 6 kids now have a developmental disability, perhaps due to better diagnosis

  • Beware of 'Second-Impact Syndrome' After Concussions
    (22-May-2011)
    It can occur when athletes return to play too quickly after head injury

  • Kids of Deployed Parents May Face Mental Health Risks
    (20-May-2011)
    Study found 10% higher chance of hospitalization for psychiatric problems in 9- to 17-year-olds

  • FDA Advisers Urge Infant Doses for Kids' OTC Fever Relievers
    (18-May-2011)
    Would better protect those under 2 who use products like Children's Tylenol, experts say

  • Parent's Fears Deprive Some Asthmatics of Flu Shot: Study
    (17-May-2011)
    Those who shun shots also less likely to know that flu can trigger breathing ills, survey finds

  • FDA Panels to Weigh Dosing Labels for Kids' OTC Fever Relievers
    (17-May-2011)
    Might better protect those under 2 who use products like Children's Tylenol, experts say

  • Teens Who Drink Seem Drawn to Social Networking Sites
    (13-May-2011)
    Finding reflects youths' experimenting with alcohol and the Internet, expert says

  • Health Tip: Take Care to Avoid Burns
    (12-May-2011)
    Practice kitchen safety

  • Desire to Please Parents Motivates Kids at School
    (12-May-2011)
    But study of U.S. and Chinese students finds sense of obligation wanes as American children age

  • ADHD Drug Shortage Has Patients, Parents Scrambling
    (12-May-2011)
    Switching from one med to another isn't always an option, experts note

  • Autism Takes an Economic Toll on Mom's Job, Income: Study
    (11-May-2011)
    Families with a child with autism spectrum disorder earn 27% less, researchers find

  • Health Tip: Medical Problems May Lead to Hyperactivity
    (10-May-2011)
    Here are potential causes

  • Breast-Feeding May Help Quell Behavior Problems
    (10-May-2011)
    British study finds more conduct issues among kids who were formula-fed

  • Health Tip: Cut Back on Preschoolers' Fat
    (06-May-2011)
    It's not too early to watch their diet

  • Health Tip: Could Your Child Be Constipated?
    (05-May-2011)
    Here are possible warning signs

  • Parents' Limited English May Prolong Child's Hospital Stay
    (05-May-2011)
    U.S. study suggests interpreter services may be key to better care

  • Prolonged Bottle Feeding Boosts Kids' Obesity Risk: Study
    (05-May-2011)
    Nearly one-quarter of 2-year-old bottle feeders were obese at age 5, researchers say

  • Drugmakers to End Infant Formulas of Products With Acetaminophen
    (05-May-2011)
    Goal is to reduce chances of overdosing on the painkiller

  • Football Legend Steve Young Urges Kids, Parents to Play It Safe
    (04-May-2011)
    Experts offer tips on how to help prevent youth sports injuries

  • FDA Issues Guidelines for Liquid OTC Medicines
    (04-May-2011)
    Big part of the goal is to make sure children get products in the right doses

  • TVs Common in Daycare Centers, Flouting Guidelines
    (03-May-2011)
    Ohio study finds media is too often a replacement for adult-child interaction

  • Health Tip: Prepare a Diabetic Child for Insulin Shots
    (02-May-2011)
    Help your youngster relax

  • Mom's Exposure to Plastics Chemical Tied to Baby's Wheeze
    (02-May-2011)
    Higher BPA levels in pregnancy doubled likelihood of breathing problem at 6 months, study says

  • Breast-feeding May Influence Long-Term Health: Study
    (02-May-2011)
    Formula vs. breast-fed babies show metabolic differences in first three years of life

  • Young Kids' Prescriptions Not Always on the Mark
    (02-May-2011)
    For tiniest tots, indicated dosage for narcotics is too high 40 percent of the time, study finds

  • Study Questions Giving Babies Botanical Supplements, Teas
    (02-May-2011)
    Nearly 1 in 10 infants fed these largely unregulated products, researchers say

  • Family Meals Keep Kids Slimmer, Healthier, Study Finds
    (02-May-2011)
    Eating together also reduces likelihood of eating disorders, researchers say

  • Soaring Costs Deprive Some Children of Medical Care
    (02-May-2011)
    Excessive financial burden keeps parents from filling prescriptions, calling doctor, study finds

  • Health Tip: Turn Baby's Head to Prevent Flat Spots
    (29-Apr-2011)
    Reposition baby during sleep

  • You're Not Doing Your Teen Any Favors by Letting Them Drink
    (29-Apr-2011)
    Study finds this permissive approach leads to alcohol-related problems later in life

  • Health Tip: Ease Baby's Stuffy Nose
    (28-Apr-2011)
    Suggestions to help nasal congestion

  • Quick Screening May Help Spot Autism in Babies
    (28-Apr-2011)
    Questionnaire targets 1-year-olds at well-baby check-ups

  • Pediatricians Urge Better Protection From Chemicals
    (25-Apr-2011)
    Children, pregnant women inadequately safeguarded from hazardous compounds, experts say

  • Bullied Kids Showing Up in School Nurses' Offices
    (25-Apr-2011)
    Those with physical complaints for no apparent cause 'may be getting picked on,' research finds

  • Approval for Meningitis Vaccine Expanded to Include Toddlers
    (25-Apr-2011)
    As young as 9 months

  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Hits Teens, Too
    (22-Apr-2011)
    Dutch study finds pediatricians more apt to diagnose the condition than general practitioners

  • Corticosteroid Creams Safe for Kids With Eczema: Study
    (21-Apr-2011)
    Researchers saw no worrisome side effects for those using the often effective medications

  • Poverty Can Hinder a Child's Cognitive Development, Study Says
    (21-Apr-2011)
    Family instability has no impact, researchers report

  • U.S. Parents Want Kids More Active During School Day: Poll
    (21-Apr-2011)
    A third think elementary schools should devote more time to PE, survey finds

  • Health Tip: Kid-Proof Your Bathroom
    (19-Apr-2011)
    Safety suggestions to keep children safe from injury

  • Most Parents Vaccinate Kids, Trust Docs' Advice on Shots
    (19-Apr-2011)
    Yet too many still rely on misinformation from celebrities, survey says

  • Minority Kids With Heart Defects More Likely to Die in Childhood
    (19-Apr-2011)
    Black children affected have 32% greater odds of dying before five than white peers, study finds

  • Too Many Parents Think Injuries Are 'Part of the Game'
    (19-Apr-2011)
    But half of team-sports injuries are preventable, survey says

  • Parents Want Genetic Testing for Kids: Study
    (18-Apr-2011)
    But direct-to-consumer screening for children can backfire, experts say

  • Alcoholic Parents May Predispose Kids to Drinking Problem
    (17-Apr-2011)
    Association seems even stronger for female children, study finds

  • Kids May Mimic How Parents Handle Pain
    (14-Apr-2011)
    Study detects familial style of coping, even among adult children

  • Parents, Saying 'Um' and 'Uh' May Aid Learning
    (14-Apr-2011)
    These pauses in speech alert toddlers to pay attention, researchers say

  • With Safety Devices in Place, Kids' Injuries Decline: Study
    (14-Apr-2011)
    Researchers urge broader use in the home of outlet covers, cabinet locks and more

  • 'Best' Places to Live With Autism All in Major Metro Areas: Survey
    (13-Apr-2011)
    Even so, three-fourths of families polled nationwide said they had difficulty accessing needed services

  • Abusive Head Trauma in Infants Doubled During Recession: Study
    (13-Apr-2011)
    Financial stress may trigger violent behavior toward babies, researchers say

  • Having Kids Might Make Young Women Heavier, Less Fit
    (11-Apr-2011)
    Study found they consumed more calories, exercised less

  • Health Tip: Storing Breast Milk
    (08-Apr-2011)
    Suggestions for safe freezing

  • Doctors Most Trusted Source of Vaccine Information, Study Finds
    (07-Apr-2011)
    But parents also pay attention to government, celebrities and other parents

  • Health Tip: Getting My Child to Go to Sleep
    (05-Apr-2011)
    Establish a bedtime routine

  • U.S. Teen Birth Rate Hits Record Low
    (05-Apr-2011)
    But young American women still having babies at rates higher than other developed nations, CDC says

  • Cases of 'Flattened Head' Babies on the Rise, Study Finds
    (04-Apr-2011)
    Texas report ties increase to more parents placing infants to sleep on their backs to prevent SIDS

  • Pediatrics Group Offers Guidelines to Keep Young Campers Safe, Healthy
    (01-Apr-2011)
    Involve kids in camp selection, get med check-ups and discuss homesickness beforehand

  • FDA Panel Delays Action on Dyes Used in Foods
    (01-Apr-2011)
    It calls for more research, but many parents and scientists fear link to ADHD

  • Many Moms Have Kids With Different Dads, U.S. Study Finds
    (01-Apr-2011)
    28% of women with two or more offspring have children by more than one man, analysis showed

  • Health Tip: Help Prevent Toddler Falls
    (31-Mar-2011)
    Suggestions to help keep them safe

  • Are Some Kids Overscheduled?
    (31-Mar-2011)
    Experts debate pros, cons of highly programmed childhood

  • Babies Who Sleep in Smokers' Rooms Face 'Thirdhand' Smoke
    (30-Mar-2011)
    Spanish study found nicotine levels in infants' hair 3 times higher than those who slept elsewhere

  • FDA Panel Examines Possible Links Between Food Dyes, ADHD
    (30-Mar-2011)
    It's the first time the agency has ever seriously looked at the issue, experts say

  • Teens Who Smoke Early Often Try Pot Later, Study Finds
    (28-Mar-2011)
    If they first lit up at 12, they were 26 times more likely to try pot by 17

  • Social Media Has Good and Bad Effects on Kids: Experts
    (28-Mar-2011)
    Sites like Facebook build communities, but bullying, 'sexting' can occur too, pediatrics group says

  • No Good Evidence That Folk Remedies Ease Colic
    (28-Mar-2011)
    More study needed on home cures such as fennel, herbal tea, sugar water, review finds

  • Expert Shares Spring Break Safety Tips
    (26-Mar-2011)
    Consider the ground rules before your college student takes off

  • Study Highlights How Moms' Depression, Anger Stresses Kids
    (25-Mar-2011)
    Research looked at stress hormone levels in saliva from 3 year olds

  • Health Tip: Why Baby Gets Diaper Rash
    (25-Mar-2011)
    Here are common triggers

  • Interest in Toys May Predict Success of Autism Home Therapy
    (25-Mar-2011)
    Tots who played the least seemed to benefit most from parent-guided autism program, study found

  • Children With Tourette Syndrome Have Better Motor Control, Study Finds
    (24-Mar-2011)
    Enhanced abilities likely result from brain changes linked to constantly repressing tics, researchers say

  • Dangerous Wandering a Lesser Known Side of Autism
    (24-Mar-2011)
    Many parents have stories of autistic children wandering off, running away unexpectedly

  • Health Tip: Taking Baby's Temperature
    (23-Mar-2011)
    Suggestions for using a thermometer

  • Many Obese Moms and Kids Underestimate Their Weight
    (23-Mar-2011)
    Where obesity is common, overweight people may look normal, study finds

  • Health Tip: Everyone Should Wear a Bike Helmet
    (22-Mar-2011)
    Explain why to your child

  • Health Tip: Breast-Feeding When You Have Diabetes
    (21-Mar-2011)
    Avoiding low glucose becomes more challenging

  • Keep Kids in Rear-Facing Car Seats Until 2, Experts Say
    (21-Mar-2011)
    Pediatricians' group says positioning kids longer in this way is safer

  • Teen Girls Who Befriend Boys at Higher Risk for Substance Abuse
    (18-Mar-2011)
    Same isn't true for boys, who get more emotional support from girls, study found

  • Small Study Finds Hearing Loss in 1 in 4 College Students
    (18-Mar-2011)
    Unexpected result may be due to the use of personal music players, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Reduce Your Baby's Risk of SIDS
    (17-Mar-2011)
    Here's what you can do

  • Young Adults May Need 'Safety Net'
    (17-Mar-2011)
    Many parents provide housing, other assistance to children in their 20s, study finds

  • Germs Thrive on Horns Passed Around in School Bands: Study
    (17-Mar-2011)
    Instruments tested from one troupe were contaminated with bacteria, fungi

  • Parents Can Help Prevent Problem Drinking in College Kids
    (16-Mar-2011)
    Outcome best when student's social life is monitored by opposite-gender parent, study finds

  • Kids Can Rebound Quickly After Mom's Depression Lifts: Study
    (15-Mar-2011)
    Their behavior and mental health improves rapidly, researchers find

  • Updates Urged for Kids' Heart, Breathing Rate Guidelines
    (15-Mar-2011)
    Existing range classifies half of healthy 10-year-olds as having abnormal rates, review finds

  • Depressed Dads More Likely to Spank, Shortchange Kids: Study
    (14-Mar-2011)
    Sad fathers also read less to their children than other dads, researchers find

  • 'Medical Homes' Help Kids Get Comprehensive Care
    (14-Mar-2011)
    But minority, low-income and chronically ill children least likely to have one, study says

  • Asthma Awareness Can Help Prevent Rush to ER: Experts
    (12-Mar-2011)
    Thousands wind up in hospital daily because of poorly managed disease, physicians' group says

  • Health Tip: Evaluate Back Pain in Children
    (11-Mar-2011)
    Often it can signal a more serious condition

  • Popular Baby Media May Not Actually Advance Learning
    (10-Mar-2011)
    As science catches up to marketing, doubts arise about value, effectiveness

  • Health Tip: Check Baby's Toys for Safety Issues
    (09-Mar-2011)
    Take steps to help prevent injury

  • Women Feel More Guilt, Distress About Work Intrusions at Home, Study Says
    (09-Mar-2011)
    Barrage of work emails, calls outside normal business hours take less of a toll on men, researchers find

  • In Shaken Baby Syndrome, Women as Likely to be Perpetrators as Men: Study
    (07-Mar-2011)
    But men are more likely to cause greater injury and to confess the crime, researchers say

  • Cartoon Branding Affects Kids' Cereal Choice, Regardless of Taste
    (07-Mar-2011)
    But if no characters are on the box, kids prefer product promoting health over sugar, study finds

  • Health Tip: If Your Child Has Diabetes
    (04-Mar-2011)
    Suggestions for what to tell a babysitter

  • Parents Tend to Focus on Joy, Not Costs, of Raising Children
    (04-Mar-2011)
    Researchers suggest it might be a coping mechanism

  • Ready to Talk to Your Teen About Alcohol?
    (04-Mar-2011)
    Handbook on underage drinking might help get you started

  • Teens With Congenital Heart Disease Need Help Moving to Adult Care
    (02-Mar-2011)
    Parents should begin the process as child enters adolescence, experts say

  • Health Tip: Controlling Baby's Eczema
    (01-Mar-2011)
    Here's what experts recommend

  • Stress May Help Spur Weight Gain in New Moms, Study Finds
    (28-Feb-2011)
    And those with higher BMIs developed more signs of depression, researchers found

  • Alzheimer's Risk Looks Higher if Mom Had the Disease
    (28-Feb-2011)
    Brain scans of dementia-free adults revealed more atrophy in those whose mothers had the disorder

  • Brain-Imaging in Depressed Moms Shows Blunted Response to Crying Infant
    (26-Feb-2011)
    But the response is muted rather than negative, study finds

  • Health Tip: If Your Child Has Cystic Fibrosis
    (25-Feb-2011)
    Make sure nutritional needs are met

  • Violent Video Games May Not Desensitize Kids: Study
    (23-Feb-2011)
    Data suggests children's long-term 'emotional memory' not affected

  • Early Childhood Might Affect Love Life in Adult
    (23-Feb-2011)
    Infants with secure attachments coped better with conflict later, study finds

  • Kids With Perforated Appendix May Benefit From Early Surgery
    (21-Feb-2011)
    Benefits include less time lost, fewer complications, study finds

  • Rise in Dog Bites Has Experts Concerned
    (18-Feb-2011)
    For kids, education about safe interactions with canines 'cannot begin early enough,' advocates warn

  • Health Tip: When Sinusitis Affects Children
    (18-Feb-2011)
    Here are potential risk factors

  • Delivery Even a Bit Early May Mean Developmental Delays
    (17-Feb-2011)
    But study also suggests interventions can help children catch up to peers

  • Many Kids Who Drink Get Liquor From Home: Report
    (17-Feb-2011)
    Almost 6% of 12- to 14-year-olds drink, and many get booze from a parent, experts say

  • Health Tip: Your Child May Be Stressed
    (16-Feb-2011)
    Here are potential warning signs

  • Parents Still Giving Cough, Cold Meds to Kids Under 2: Poll
    (16-Feb-2011)
    Many caregivers, doctors not heeding FDA warning about dangers of over-the-counter drugs

  • 1 in 5 Kids With Cold Develops Middle Ear Infection: Study
    (16-Feb-2011)
    But most mild cases can be treated without antibiotics, researchers say

  • 'Resilience Gene' May Save Kids in Troubled Families
    (16-Feb-2011)
    Children with the gene have fewer arguments, better relationships with their impaired parents, study finds

  • Health Tip: Teach Children Safety Around Cars
    (15-Feb-2011)
    And help prevent a tragedy

  • Eating Breakfast May Lead Teen Moms to Better Health
    (15-Feb-2011)
    Their offspring benefit too, expert says, from a healthier role model

  • Stress Fractures Hitting High School Athletes
    (15-Feb-2011)
    Study finds overuse injuries are common in running-related sports

  • Calorie Labels Don't Affect Kids' Fast-Food Choices
    (15-Feb-2011)
    In study, labeling got noticed but didn't influence orders

  • Health Tip: Stay Safe Biking With Baby
    (14-Feb-2011)
    Suggestions to help avoid injury

  • Overweight Kids Who Exercise Improve Thinking, Math Skills: Study
    (11-Feb-2011)
    Chronic sedentary behavior 'is compromising children's ability and achievement,' research suggests

  • Dermatitis May Be More Cause Than Effect of Food Allergies
    (10-Feb-2011)
    Expert urges parents of young kids to be aware of the risk

  • Health Tip: Teach Kids About Portion Control
    (09-Feb-2011)
    They may be less likely to overeat

  • Bullying May Accompany Drive to Be Popular
    (08-Feb-2011)
    Kids engage in teasing, aggression as they struggle to make it to the top, study finds

  • Processed, Fatty Foods May Dumb Down Your Kids: Study
    (08-Feb-2011)
    But healthful diet for toddlers can boost intelligence later on, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Pyloric Stenosis -- A Digestive Problem for Newborns
    (07-Feb-2011)
    Starting when baby is about 3 weeks old

  • Community Has a Role in Health of Low-Income Kids
    (07-Feb-2011)
    Study suggests social connections protect poor teens against smoking, obesity

  • 'Kinship Caregivers' Get Less Help Than Foster Parents: Study
    (07-Feb-2011)
    Better services needed to benefit young relatives in their care, researchers say

  • Giving Baby Solid Foods Too Early Linked to Obesity Later
    (07-Feb-2011)
    But the risk was found only in bottle-fed babies, study reports

  • Help for Autism Dwindles After High School
    (07-Feb-2011)
    Survey finds almost 40% of young adults with disorder getting no assistance at all

  • Frequent Pitching Could Harm Kids' Shoulders, Elbows
    (06-Feb-2011)
    They should pitch no more than 100 innings per calendar year, and some less, experts say

  • Quality of Family Mealtimes May Affect Kids' Asthma
    (04-Feb-2011)
    Keeping dinner conversation free from TV, disruptions linked to better health, study found

  • Good Child Care May Help Make Up for Troubled Homes
    (04-Feb-2011)
    Positive experiences can give preschoolers a healthier outlook on life, researchers say

  • Rare Children's Strokes Sometimes Misdiagnosed
    (04-Feb-2011)
    MRI might be a better way to identify ischemic strokes, researchers say

  • The More Mom Works, the Heavier Her Kids Get: Study
    (04-Feb-2011)
    Changes in eating, sleeping habits might explain the trend, researcher says

  • Better Nutrition Seems to Help Preemies With Lung Disease
    (02-Feb-2011)
    Babies with above-average weight gain showed the most improvement, small study finds

  • Parents Have Stronger Relationship When Dad Plays With Kids
    (02-Feb-2011)
    But when father shared caregiving duties, researchers found conflicts

  • United States Sees Record Drop in Teen Births From 2007-09
    (02-Feb-2011)
    Notable decreases found across all racial and ethnic groups, CDC says

  • Pediatricians Issue New Vaccination Recommendations
    (01-Feb-2011)
    Meningitis, whooping cough targeted in new schedule

  • Girls Win When They Play Video Games With Parents: Study
    (01-Feb-2011)
    Co-playing age-appropriate games can improve behavior, family connections, findings suggest

  • Children May Pack on Pounds After Tonsillectomy
    (01-Feb-2011)
    Doctors should consider patient's weight before resorting to surgery, researcher says

  • Teens With Food Allergies May Feel Unsafe at School
    (28-Jan-2011)
    Younger children report feeling more confident because of greater supervision, small study finds

  • Kids Fed Unhealthy Foods Learn to Prefer Them
    (27-Jan-2011)
    U.S. preschoolers able to recognize fast-food, cola brand images, study found

  • TV: A Sneaky Part of the Food Pyramid
    (27-Jan-2011)
    Many restaurants have them, but experts say they promote bad eating habits

  • Babies Seem to Sense Who's Boss
    (27-Jan-2011)
    Study suggests even the youngest understand size predicts social dominance

  • Fear of Vaccines Has a Long, Persistent History
    (26-Jan-2011)
    Multiple factors may keep some people suspicious of even routine shots, experts say

  • Health Tip: Baby Spitting Up?
    (25-Jan-2011)
    Here are suggestions to help avoid the problem

  • Changing Parental Behavior May Help Obese Kids Lose Weight
    (25-Jan-2011)
    Young children of parents who took classes in nutrition, exercise kept weight off for 2 years

  • Preparing Small Doses of Medication From Syringes Called Risky
    (24-Jan-2011)
    Errors involving powerful drugs such as morphine dangerous for babies, small children, study finds

  • Insufficient, Irregular Sleep Tied to Kids' Obesity
    (24-Jan-2011)
    Making up for lost shuteye on weekends seems to help, study finds

  • Self-Control Could Turn Kids Into Successful Adults
    (24-Jan-2011)
    Children who display persistence, patience at age 3 become healthier, wealthier, study finds

  • For Safe Sledding, Follow These Tips
    (23-Jan-2011)
    Helmets can help prevent serious head injuries, experts say

  • Health Tip: Prepare to Bring Baby Home
    (21-Jan-2011)
    What you need for the trip from the hospital

  • Pets May Pass Illnesses to Owners
    (21-Jan-2011)
    Sleeping with or being licked by dogs or cats can be conduit for disease, experts warn

  • Nearly Half of Americans Still Suspect Vaccine-Autism Link
    (20-Jan-2011)
    18% don't trust measles-mumps-rubella shot, and 30% are undecided, Harris Interactive/HealthDay poll finds

  • Parents' Divorce May Contribute to Suicidal Thoughts Years Later
    (20-Jan-2011)
    For men, other childhood stressors increase risk even more, study finds

  • Genetics Could Play Role in Teen Drinking
    (18-Jan-2011)
    In study, getting drunk to cope with negative feelings was tied to certain DNA

  • Poverty May Keep Kids From Full Genetic Potential
    (17-Jan-2011)
    Study finds disparities between rich, poor show up by age 2

  • Friends a Big Influence on Grades in Middle School: Study
    (17-Jan-2011)
    'Pro-social' crowd does better, especially when avoiding troublemakers, findings show

  • Cigarette Ads Do Spur Teens to Light Up, Study Finds
    (17-Jan-2011)
    The more advertisements they saw, the more likely they were to smoke, researchers say

  • Video Game 'Addiction' Tied to Depression, Anxiety in Kids
    (17-Jan-2011)
    Impulsive or socially inept children more likely to get hooked, study suggests

  • Health Tip: Enjoying Tummy Time
    (12-Jan-2011)
    Suggested rules to help keep baby safe

  • Infants Process Words Much Like Adults, Study Finds
    (12-Jan-2011)
    They have the same neural machinery for understanding language, researchers say

  • Report Alleges Money Motivated Doctor Behind Autism-Vaccine Scare
    (12-Jan-2011)
    Disgraced physician had various schemes to profit from study's aftermath, according to investigation

  • Health Tip: Brush Baby's Gums
    (11-Jan-2011)
    And brush teeth as soon as they appear

  • Optimism Could Help Kids Keep Depression at Bay
    (11-Jan-2011)
    Teaching them to be upbeat may be a buffer, expert suggests

  • For College Students, Praise May Trump Sex and Money
    (11-Jan-2011)
    Movement to make everyone a winner created 'damaging' sense of entitlement, research suggests

  • Parents Say They Want to Teach Sex Ed to Their Kids
    (10-Jan-2011)
    But many feel peers, media have greater influence, survey finds

  • Secondhand Smoke Tied to High Blood Pressure in Kids
    (10-Jan-2011)
    Exposure poses risk for lifelong cardiovascular problems, experts say

  • Teens Breast-fed as Infants Have Stronger Leg Muscles
    (07-Jan-2011)
    They did better on horizontal jump, 'explosive strength' tests, study finds

  • U.S. Officials Recommend Reduced Fluoride Levels in Water
    (07-Jan-2011)
    Goal is to prevent kids from getting too much, developing spotted teeth, experts say

  • Infant Organ Donors Could Help Meet Transplant Needs: Study
    (06-Jan-2011)
    Some good could come from tragic loss, researchers suggest

  • Health Tip: Interview a Potential Pediatrician
    (05-Jan-2011)
    Ask a lot of questions

  • Survey Finds Much Victimization of Children Goes Unreported
    (04-Jan-2011)
    Percentage of cases revealed to authorities has risen, experts say, but many remain hidden

  • In U.S., Obesity Afflicts Even Some of the Tiniest Tots
    (03-Jan-2011)
    Study points out the problem, but reasons remain unclear

  • For Many, Sledding Ends in Dash to the ER
    (30-Dec-2010)
    Experts offer tips on how to keep kids safe while enjoying winter play

  • Health Tip: Playtime Is Important
    (29-Dec-2010)
    It helps your child learn and grow

  • Preteens With Conduct Disorders Risk Violence, Delinquency as Teens
    (28-Dec-2010)
    Those who fought, stole, bullied and destroyed property as youngsters more likely to be arrested later on: study

  • Health Tip: Keep Emergency Phone Numbers on Hand
    (28-Dec-2010)
    Especially when caring for young children

  • Many Parents Frown on Kids' Internet Use, Survey Says
    (28-Dec-2010)
    They worry about diminished time spent with friends, family

  • Hearing Loss Rising Among Teen Girls, Study Finds
    (28-Dec-2010)
    Increasing, unprotected exposure to loud club and concert music may be to blame, researchers say

  • Type of Formula May Influence Infant Weight Gain
    (27-Dec-2010)
    Babies fed cow's milk-based formula gained faster, study finds

  • Health Tip: When to Call the Pediatrician About Jaundice
    (24-Dec-2010)
    Warning signs to monitor

  • Doctor Shortage Adds to Pain of Juvenile Arthritis
    (23-Dec-2010)
    Specialists can be hard to find, but new treatment method has shown success, experts say

  • Demanding Relatives May Raise Heart Risks in Middle Age
    (23-Dec-2010)
    Worrisome partners, children linked to increased reports of angina symptoms, study finds

  • Young Female Chimps Use Sticks as 'Dolls'
    (21-Dec-2010)
    Study finds correlation with human play

  • Sudden Infant Deaths Most Common on New Year's
    (21-Dec-2010)
    Boozing parents may be responsible for spike in cases

  • Do Breast-Fed Baby Boys Grow Into Better Students?
    (20-Dec-2010)
    Those nursed at least six months outscored peers at age 10, study found

  • Not Just the Newest Toys Hold Risks for Kids
    (17-Dec-2010)
    Danger lurks among tricycles as well as battery- and magnet-loaded gadgets, experts warn

  • Health Tip: Urinary Tract Infections Are Common in Children
    (17-Dec-2010)
    Here are typical risk factors

  • Health Tip: Reduce the Risk of Pinworm Infection
    (17-Dec-2010)
    Can affect people of all ages and economic status

  • Reading to Newborns in Intensive Care a Boon for Parents
    (17-Dec-2010)
    It helped parents feel closer, more in control during difficult time, study finds

  • Most Young Children Consume Caffeine Each Day
    (16-Dec-2010)
    Much of it comes through sodas, and it can keep them awake, study suggests

  • Majority of U.S. Adults Had Troubled Childhoods: CDC
    (16-Dec-2010)
    Study finds nearly 60 percent lived with abuse or other difficult family situations

  • Health Tip: Deal With a Child's Aggressive Behavior
    (15-Dec-2010)
    Here are some suggestions

  • Starting School Early May Keep Girls Thin
    (15-Dec-2010)
    Younger classmates less likely to be obese in adolescence, study finds

  • Depression During Pregnancy Might Affect Baby
    (14-Dec-2010)
    Higher levels of stress hormones, weaker muscle tone noted, but significance is unclear

  • Health Tip: Keep Your Gums Healthy
    (13-Dec-2010)
    Brush and floss regularly

  • Kids Not So Stuck on Sugary Breakfast Cereals, Study Finds
    (13-Dec-2010)
    When given a choice and with fruit on hand, most will be happy with low-sugar fare

  • 'Tis the Season to Give Allergen-Free Gifts
    (12-Dec-2010)
    Buying for people with asthma, allergies takes extra thought, experts say

  • Accidental Falls a Leading Cause of Head Injury
    (11-Dec-2010)
    Simple precautions can prevent a holiday visit to the emergency room, doctors say

  • Study Challenges Initiative to Lower Drinking Age to 18
    (10-Dec-2010)
    Effort to encourage social rather than binge drinking would be ineffective, researchers say

  • FDA Weighs In as Sharing of Breast Milk Booms
    (10-Dec-2010)
    Opinions vary on benefits and risks of milk banks and Web-based outlets

  • Serotonin May Be the Key to SIDS
    (08-Dec-2010)
    Lack of biochemical causes baby's alarm system to fail if breathing problems develop, experts say

  • Mother Talks of the Anger, Confusion and Grief of a SIDS Death
    (08-Dec-2010)
    After losing a son, Georgia woman now tries to help others

  • Health Tip: Make Dressing Baby Easier
    (07-Dec-2010)
    Choose the right clothing

  • Parents' Acceptance May Help Protect Gay Teens
    (07-Dec-2010)
    Less likely to turn to substance abuse, suicide as they age if they get support in their youth, study finds

  • Could Cell Phones Raise Odds for Behavioral Woes in Kids?
    (07-Dec-2010)
    Research suggests exposure to electromagnetic fields before and after birth might play role

  • Health Tip: Choosing Baby's Formula
    (06-Dec-2010)
    Suggestions to help you plan what's best for you and your baby

  • Littlest Kids in Big Day-Care Centers May Have Better Health Later On
    (06-Dec-2010)
    Once in elementary school, ear and respiratory infections are fewer, study finds

  • Health Tip: Using a Baby Carrier
    (30-Nov-2010)
    Help keep your infant safe

  • Kids Can't Accurately Judge Speed of Approaching Cars: Study
    (30-Nov-2010)
    Young children can't tell the speed of a vehicle 5 seconds away and moving faster than 20 mph

  • Confusing Labeling Found on Many Nonprescription Kids' Meds
    (30-Nov-2010)
    Related dosing mix-ups could have serious consequences, researchers warn

  • Rate of Eating Disorders in Kids Keeps Rising
    (29-Nov-2010)
    Anorexia and bulimia showing up more often in boys, minorities, experts report

  • 'Love Hormone' May Boost Men's Memories of Mom -- Good or Bad
    (29-Nov-2010)
    Study puts brain chemical oxytocin's role in new light

  • Identifying Cleft Palate Before Birth of Little Help to Parents
    (27-Nov-2010)
    Study found that, outside of improving feeding, prenatal diagnosis didn't change much

  • Gun-Safety Talk a Safe Bet for All Families, Experts Say
    (26-Nov-2010)
    Only 48% of parents without firearms have discussed gun safety with their kids, poll finds

  • Parents of Bullies Urged to Open Lines of Communication
    (26-Nov-2010)
    Kids need to be taught, and reminded often, to treat others with respect, expert says

  • Health Tip: Keep Baby Safe While in a Playpen
    (24-Nov-2010)
    Here are suggested precautions

  • Preparation Can Help Kids With Nut Allergies Travel Safely
    (24-Nov-2010)
    Pack snacks, meds and sanitizing wipes to reduce likelihood of a reaction, expert suggests

  • Health Tip: Treating an Ear Infection
    (23-Nov-2010)
    Suggestions for what to do

  • Children Born 'Late Pre-Term' More Prone to Low IQ
    (23-Nov-2010)
    Risk of attention problems at age 6 also rises for those born between 34 and 36 weeks, study finds

  • Shots, Hygiene Can Help Shield Kids From Flu
    (23-Nov-2010)
    Experts say common-sense steps by parents can stop germs from spreading

  • For Teens, Privacy May Trump Health Care
    (22-Nov-2010)
    Doctors should respect their concerns about being judged, expert says

  • Kids' ER Visits Down After Cold Medicine Withdrawal
    (22-Nov-2010)
    Cough, cold medications not meant for children under 4, experts say

  • Children of Divorce Face Twice the Lifetime Risk of Stroke: Study
    (22-Nov-2010)
    But researchers stress that causal link not certain

  • Poor Children Get Biggest Literacy Boost From Preschool
    (18-Nov-2010)
    But benefits accrue to kids from more affluent families, researchers note

  • Health Tip: Treat Your Child's Sunburn
    (16-Nov-2010)
    Suggestions to help the youngster feel better

  • Antibiotics a Mixed Bag for Kids' Ear Infections: Analysis
    (16-Nov-2010)
    The number of kids who benefit is similar to the number experiencing side effects, researchers find

  • Video Games Not Harmful to Most Teens: Study
    (15-Nov-2010)
    But a minority of 'problem gamers' may embrace unhealthy ways, research suggests

  • Death of Loved One May Trigger Elevated Heart Rate
    (15-Nov-2010)
    Worrisome signs seemed to revert to normal within 6 months, study suggests

  • Health Tip: Prevent the Spread of Rotavirus in Children
    (12-Nov-2010)
    Help kids avoid this contagious virus

  • Early Intro to Math Seems to Improve Kids' Skills Later
    (12-Nov-2010)
    Preschoolers benefit from talking with parents about numbers, study finds

  • 'Fake Marijuana' Users Showing Up in Emergency Rooms
    (11-Nov-2010)
    Called 'K2' or 'Spice,' the drug is legal in many states

  • Many Kids Skipping Meals, Snacking Instead
    (11-Nov-2010)
    U.S. survey finds they typically miss breakfast or dinner but get lunch at school

  • Few Young Women Getting Cervical Cancer Vaccine
    (10-Nov-2010)
    Study finds less than a third start the three-dose series, many fail to complete it

  • ADHD Rates Soar in U.S. Kids: Study
    (10-Nov-2010)
    Better diagnosis and screening may play a role in increase, researchers say

  • Special Infant Formula Might Help Shield Babies from Type 1 Diabetes
    (10-Nov-2010)
    Study suggested a protective effect, but experts say it's too early for recommendations

  • High Carcinogen Levels Seen in Kids Living With Smokers
    (09-Nov-2010)
    Parents may not understand children's risk from secondhand smoke, researcher says

  • Health Tip: Buy a Safe Toy Chest
    (09-Nov-2010)
    Suggestions to help protect your child

  • OMG! Excessive Texting Tied to Risky Teen Behaviors
    (09-Nov-2010)
    Kids who send more than 120 a day more likely to try drugs, alcohol and sex, researchers find

  • Obese Teens Likely to Be Obese Adults, Study Finds
    (09-Nov-2010)
    Excess weight sets kids up for serious health problems, researchers say

  • Kids of Deployed Soldiers May Face More Mental Health Woes
    (08-Nov-2010)
    Study found they needed more doctor visits to handle issues from parent's absence

  • Breast-Feeding Won't Rob Mom of Sleep: Study
    (08-Nov-2010)
    Finding challenges belief that breast-feeding women get less sleep than those who formula-feed

  • Older Brothers More Likely to Bully
    (05-Nov-2010)
    Older sisters more protective of younger siblings, Italian study finds

  • Overheating in Infants Can Lead to SIDS, Experts Warn
    (04-Nov-2010)
    Multiple blankets, heavy clothing for sleep on cold nights increases the risk, officials say

  • Teens of Epileptic Mothers May Lag Academically: Study
    (04-Nov-2010)
    Taking more than one anti-seizure drug in pregnancy should be avoided if possible, researchers say

  • U.S. Government Food Program Needs Improving: Report
    (04-Nov-2010)
    Institute of Medicine calls for healthier meals for kids, adults in day care facilities

  • Many Higher-Income Parents Forgoing Kids' Vaccinations: Report
    (03-Nov-2010)
    More outbreaks feared as immunization rates for children in commercial health plans plummet

  • Many Coaches Unprepared for Student-Athletes' Asthma
    (03-Nov-2010)
    More education needed, experts say

  • Canadian Kids Seem More Likely to Be Sidelined by Asthma
    (02-Nov-2010)
    They report more isolation, exclusion from sports compared with kids in other nations, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Is Your Child's Fever Serious?
    (02-Nov-2010)
    Signs the condition may be mild

  • Dolphins Get By With a Little Help From Their (Female) Friends
    (02-Nov-2010)
    Study finds dolphin moms more successful if aided by female friends, relatives

  • Health Tip: Running Errands With Your Kids
    (01-Nov-2010)
    Suggestions to help make it easier

  • Study Finds Teens' Late Night Media Use Comes at a Price
    (01-Nov-2010)
    Tied to learning problems, anxiety, depression, mood swings

  • Race, Income Affect Care for Ear Infections: Study
    (01-Nov-2010)
    White kids more likely to get medicine, see specialist, researchers find

  • Pandemic H1N1 Flu Hit Kids Hard in 2009
    (01-Nov-2010)
    Experts doubt current flu season will pose similar threat, but urge vaccinations

  • Halloween Candy Has Limited Shelf Life
    (31-Oct-2010)
    Chocolates past expiration date may cause illness, expert says

  • Many Parents in the Dark About Drug-Resistant Infections: Study
    (29-Oct-2010)
    Efforts to educate, reassure caregivers will benefit kids with MRSA, researchers say

  • Moms' Literacy Pivotal to Kids' Academic Success
    (28-Oct-2010)
    Boosting them may help close achievement gap between rich and poor, study says

  • Parent-Only Programs Can Help Obese Kids Lose Weight: Study
    (27-Oct-2010)
    Compared with groups including children, adult-only sessions had equal success, researchers found

  • Children with ADHD Symptoms at Higher Risk of Obesity
    (27-Oct-2010)
    Hyperactivity, impulsiveness associated with a 63 percent increase, researchers found

  • Egg Donors Happy They Helped Out: Study
    (27-Oct-2010)
    But they profess less 'belief in human goodness' than surrogate moms, researchers say

  • Health Tip: How Caffeine May Affect Kids
    (25-Oct-2010)
    It's a popular stimulant

  • Health Tip: Help Prevent Gymnastics Injuries
    (25-Oct-2010)
    Here are some suggestions

  • Teens, Parents Often Lie About Illicit Drug Use
    (25-Oct-2010)
    Doctors can't rely on self-reporting for truth about cocaine, opiates, study finds

  • Most Babies Start Sleeping Through Night at 2 to 4 Months
    (25-Oct-2010)
    But doing so on family's schedule may take a while longer, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Have a Spooky, Yet Safe Halloween
    (22-Oct-2010)
    Suggestions for safe trick-or-treating

  • Mom's Suicide May Raise Child's Odds for Later Suicide Attempt
    (21-Oct-2010)
    Swedish study found a near-doubling of risk, but no such effect if father had killed himself

  • Pediatricians Issue New Iron Guidelines
    (19-Oct-2010)
    Up to 15% of children under age 3 don't get enough, AAP says

  • Newborn Hearing Tests More Effective Than Later Screening
    (19-Oct-2010)
    Kids tested two weeks after birth do better than those tested at 9 months, researchers find

  • Binge Drinking, Pot Could Put Teens' Intellect at Risk: Study
    (19-Oct-2010)
    Test scores fell as substance abuse levels went up, researchers say

  • Violent Media Can Desensitize the Minds of Young Males
    (19-Oct-2010)
    Study found repeated exposure dampened their reaction to seeing aggression

  • Health Tip: Some Shouldn't Take Antidiarrheal Drugs
    (18-Oct-2010)
    Who should avoid these medications

  • Young Kids Easily Trust What They're Told: Study
    (18-Oct-2010)
    Preschoolers believed adults' lie about the location of a hidden sticker even after it was proven wrong 8 times

  • Health Tip: Don't Smoke During Pregnancy
    (13-Oct-2010)
    Here's how it can harm the baby

  • Health Tip: Take a Break From Parenting
    (13-Oct-2010)
    Make time for yourself when you're able

  • Siblings of Autistic Children May Also Have Subtle Traits
    (13-Oct-2010)
    Around 20 percent of siblings affected by language delays and other problems, study finds

  • Screen Time May Consume Nearly 1/3 of Day for U.S. Kids
    (13-Oct-2010)
    Child experts issue updated policy statement on use of electronic media for entertainment

  • Health Tip: Teach Kids Playground Safety
    (12-Oct-2010)
    Suggestions to prevent accidents

  • Health Tip: Is Earwax a Problem?
    (11-Oct-2010)
    Here are some suggestions

  • Could Excess Computer, TV Time Harm Kids Psychologically?
    (11-Oct-2010)
    Study suggests a link, but cause-and-effect relationship unclear, experts say

  • October Named International Walk to School Month
    (10-Oct-2010)
    Kids urged to get some exercise every day by walking or biking to school

  • Health Tip: When a Working Mother Breast-Feeds
    (08-Oct-2010)
    Suggestions to maintain the milk supply

  • For Many Gay Youth, Bullying Exacts a Deadly Toll
    (08-Oct-2010)
    Recent reports of teens taking their own lives 'the tip of the iceberg,' one expert says

  • Low Vitality Score at Birth Associated with Cerebral Palsy Risk
    (08-Oct-2010)
    But 90 percent with low scores did not develop the disease, researchers said

  • Health Tip: Feed Your Toddler Enough Iron
    (07-Oct-2010)
    How to offer sufficient iron in the diet

  • Many Americans Plan to Skip Flu Shot This Year
    (07-Oct-2010)
    Surveys suggest more than 40 percent of adults will forego vaccine, while a third of moms won't vaccinate kids

  • Breast-Feeding Less Common for Black Moms
    (06-Oct-2010)
    Many prefer using formula or aren't aware of nursing's benefits, study found

  • Trans Fats While Breast-Feeding May Plump Up Baby
    (06-Oct-2010)
    More research needed to see how mom's fatty diet affects infant's long-term health, study notes

  • Health Tip: Taking Baby Out of the Home
    (05-Oct-2010)
    Essentials to bring along

  • 1 in 4 U.S. Teens and Young Adults Binge Drink: CDC
    (05-Oct-2010)
    Largely unrecognized problem raises risks of violence, car crashes and chronic disease

  • Moms' Influence on Kids' Weight Starts in Pregnancy, Study Finds
    (04-Oct-2010)
    But most underestimate their own ability to help stop cycle of obesity, researchers say

  • Companies Can Motivate Families to Live Healthier
    (04-Oct-2010)
    Study found cash incentive drove lifestyle changes for IBM employees

  • Anorexic Teens May Gain From Whole-Family Treatment
    (04-Oct-2010)
    Instead of blaming parents, these experts involve them in recovery process

  • Absent Father Might Mean Earlier Puberty for Higher-Income Girls
    (01-Oct-2010)
    Findings add to previous research, but experts still can't explain link

  • Health Tip: Taming a Toddler's Tantrum
    (30-Sep-2010)
    Help prevent frustration

  • Health Tip: Waking Baby
    (28-Sep-2010)
    Suggestions to get your infant up and moving

  • Pediatricians Want to Restrict Ads for Tobacco, Booze, Viagra
    (27-Sep-2010)
    American Academy of Pediatrics would ban cigarette advertisements altogether

  • ER Visits for Kids' Ice Hockey Injuries Soar
    (26-Sep-2010)
    From 1990 to 2006, emergency treatment for players aged 9 to 14 rose 163 percent, study finds

  • U.S. Kids Drink Too Little Water: Study
    (26-Sep-2010)
    And sugary beverages account for much of their fluid intake

  • Stress of Returning to School Can Worsen Bed-Wetting: Expert
    (25-Sep-2010)
    Tips on what to do from a pediatric urologist

  • Health Tip: Help Prevent Bed Wetting
    (23-Sep-2010)
    Suggestions for staying dry

  • Health Tip: Control Food Allergies at School
    (21-Sep-2010)
    Suggestions to help keep your child safe

  • Medicines Pose Greater Threat to Kids Than Chemicals
    (17-Sep-2010)
    Poisonings often stem from pills left out or in a medicine cabinet, experts say

  • Aggressive Kids With ADHD May Not Need Antipsychotic Meds
    (17-Sep-2010)
    Study suggests judicious tweaking of stimulant drugs, plus psychotherapy, may be enough

  • Same-Sex Couples May Feel Pressure to Raise Heterosexual Kids
    (17-Sep-2010)
    Expert urges society to support families in allowing children to be themselves

  • More Maternal Education Saves Children's Lives
    (17-Sep-2010)
    Study found more than 4 million deaths prevented in 2009 by expanding schooling to women of childbearing age

  • Teacher Interaction Key to Pre-K Success: Study
    (16-Sep-2010)
    Kids spending most time in free-choice play make fewer gains, researchers find

  • Training Seems to Close Gender Gap in Spatial Ability
    (15-Sep-2010)
    Small Israeli study eliminates divide through special program for first graders

  • Autistic Children Don't Seem to Yawn 'Contagiously'
    (15-Sep-2010)
    Study suggests this behavior may signal a lack of recognition of others' feelings

  • Health Tip: Teach Kids Internet Safety
    (14-Sep-2010)
    Suggestions for safe chatting and instant messaging

  • Health Tip: Help Kids Do Their Homework
    (13-Sep-2010)
    What role a parent should play

  • More Evidence That Vaccines Don't Cause Autism
    (13-Sep-2010)
    Children exposed to high, low levels of thimerosal had similar odds for the disorder, study found

  • More Kids Who Play Basketball Suffering Head Injuries
    (13-Sep-2010)
    While other types of injuries have declined, concussions have gone up 70 percent, study finds

  • Play Heads-Up Football to Avoid Getting Hurt
    (11-Sep-2010)
    Campaign seeks to reduce the number of injuries suffered by young athletes

  • Back to School Can Mean a Return to Head Lice Worries
    (10-Sep-2010)
    Close contact fuels infestations, but experts urge vigilance to keep critters at bay

  • Kids' Habit of Wallowing Caters to Lice
    (10-Sep-2010)
    School nurse suggests parents take a breath, then get meticulous about battling outbreak

  • Heavy Drinking Part of Social Acceptance for Young: Study
    (10-Sep-2010)
    This process needs to be considered when creating anti-drinking campaigns, researcher says

  • Health Tip: Stay Safe Around the School Bus
    (08-Sep-2010)
    Teach kids safety tips

  • Health Tip: When You Feed Baby Formula
    (08-Sep-2010)
    Tips for preparation and serving

  • Young Parents May Be Especially Prone to Depression
    (08-Sep-2010)
    Greatest risk is during first year after child is born, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Making Healthy Lunch Choices
    (07-Sep-2010)
    Offer kids healthier alternatives

  • Lack of Sleep May Be Linked to Childhood Obesity
    (07-Sep-2010)
    Study found more than 30% of kids who didn't get enough nighttime rest gained too much weight

  • Autistic Toddlers Prefer to Gaze at Geometric Patterns: Study
    (07-Sep-2010)
    Finding could help spot the disorder early, when treatments are most effective, researchers say

  • Keep Health in Mind When Planning School Day Menus
    (06-Sep-2010)
    Expert urges parents to pack some variety and nutrition into kids' lunch boxes

  • Health Tip: Quit Thumb Sucking
    (06-Sep-2010)
    Encourage your child to stop

  • Disease May Be Only a Plane Ride Away
    (03-Sep-2010)
    Without vigilant adherence to childhood immunizations, outbreaks could return, experts say

  • Health Tip: Breast-Feeding Benefits Baby
    (03-Sep-2010)
    It's been linked to fewer health problems

  • Infants May Display Subtle Autism Signs at 6 Months: Study
    (03-Sep-2010)
    Infrequent gazing at others without prompting may be a tip-off, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Get Ready for Baby's Bath
    (02-Sep-2010)
    Be prepared before you put baby in the tub

  • Even After Leaving Abuser, Moms' Mental Health Declines
    (01-Sep-2010)
    Levels of depression and anxiety still high at least 2 years after escaping abusive relationship, study finds

  • U.S. Pediatricians Decry Media's Portrayal of Sex
    (31-Aug-2010)
    They urge more responsible programming, and ask doctors and parents to play a more involved role

  • Babies Born Late May Face Small Cerebral Palsy Risk
    (31-Aug-2010)
    But researcher cautioned real risk is still very low for both late-term and pre-term newborns

  • Health Tip: Keep Baby Safe Around Stairs
    (30-Aug-2010)
    And help prevent falls

  • Concussion Rates Soar Among Younger Kids
    (30-Aug-2010)
    Pediatrician group issues new guidelines for sport-related head injuries

  • Kids + Sports = Risk for Concussion
    (27-Aug-2010)
    Being on the alert for symptoms can be key to preventing brain damage

  • Health Tip: Treating Rotavirus at Home
    (27-Aug-2010)
    It's a common infection in children

  • Health Tip: Training a Toddler to Use the Toilet
    (26-Aug-2010)
    Suggestions for easier potty training

  • U.S. Child Abuse Cases Falling, Despite Recession
    (25-Aug-2010)
    Worsening economy has not led to higher incidence between 2007-08, researchers say

  • Even Before Recession, 14 Million Kids 'Underinsured': Study
    (25-Aug-2010)
    2007 data shows many families with private insurance still can't get adequate pediatric care

  • Parents Who Clash More Likely to Spank Kids
    (23-Aug-2010)
    Corporal punishment of 3-years-old twice as likely in these homes, study says

  • Parenting 101: How to Let Go as Your Child Heads Off to College
    (21-Aug-2010)
    Keep in touch, but give them independence and privacy, expert recommends

  • Health Tip: When Baby Throws a Tantrum
    (20-Aug-2010)
    Here are possible triggers

  • Cyberbullying, 'Sexting' Major Problems for Schoolkids
    (20-Aug-2010)
    Parents need to help protect children from online harassment, risky acts, expert says

  • High School Football Players Prone to Heat-Linked Illness
    (19-Aug-2010)
    They're much more vulnerable than kids playing other sports, study finds

  • More U.S. Teens Get Recommended Vaccines
    (19-Aug-2010)
    CDC sees rise in shots against meningitis, whooping cough

  • Health Tip: Wear a Backpack Properly
    (16-Aug-2010)
    And avoid a back injury

  • Some Minority Groups Hit Hard by Childhood Obesity
    (16-Aug-2010)
    Black and American Indian girls continue getting heavier, while trend has leveled out in whites, study finds

  • Being an Only Child Won't Harm Social Skills: Study
    (16-Aug-2010)
    Kids without siblings just as popular as others, U.S. research shows

  • Health Tip: Does Your Child Have Pertussis?
    (13-Aug-2010)
    Some common symptoms of 'whooping cough'

  • Spanking Remains Common, Studies Show
    (12-Aug-2010)
    Nearly 80% of preschool children are still disciplined this way, U.S. researchers estimate

  • 'Baby Talk' May Play Key Role in Language Acquisition
    (12-Aug-2010)
    Mother's brain may be wired to 'goo' and 'coo,' research suggests

  • Bond With Dad May Play Role in Whether Men 'Stress Out'
    (12-Aug-2010)
    Daily annoyances more apt to irk those who didn't get along with father, researchers say

  • One Troubled Adult Child a Drag on Parents' Mental Health
    (12-Aug-2010)
    And other children's successes don't outweigh the negative, study finds

  • Many Parents Fret Over Time Kids Spend on Phones, Computers
    (10-Aug-2010)
    Survey sponsors urge parents to use media to communicate with teens

  • Health Tip: Teach Kids to Swim
    (09-Aug-2010)
    To help reduce drowning risk

  • Many Girls Now Begin Puberty at Age 7, 8
    (09-Aug-2010)
    Rate of early onset has doubled for 7-year-old white girls, study finds

  • For College Freshmen, Leaving Home May Bring Mixed Emotions
    (08-Aug-2010)
    University offers helpful advice to ease transition for students and their parents

  • Health Tip: Understanding Torticollis
    (06-Aug-2010)
    When an infant's neck tilts to one side

  • How Parents Come to Accept Down Syndrome Diagnosis
    (06-Aug-2010)
    Grief usually turns into joy, resilience, experts say

  • Health Tip: Where to Clean Your Newborn
    (04-Aug-2010)
    Baby probably doesn't need a daily bath

  • Signs of Autism May Show in Early Infancy
    (03-Aug-2010)
    Abnormal arm muscle tone, visual processing evident in month-old babies, study says

  • Health Tip: Skateboard Safely
    (02-Aug-2010)
    What to do to protect yourself

  • Addictive Internet Use Tied to Depression in Teens
    (02-Aug-2010)
    Even healthy ones can run into trouble with too much use, researchers say

  • Wakefulness Not to Blame for Higher SIDS Deaths in Boys
    (01-Aug-2010)
    In fact, very young male infants wake up more readily than girls, study finds

  • Health Tip: Does Your Child Have a Behavior Disorder?
    (30-Jul-2010)
    When behavior goes beyond typical mischief or rebellion

  • Health Tip: Dealing With Separation Anxiety
    (29-Jul-2010)
    Help ease your youngster's fear

  • Increased Risk of Violence Among Unsupervised Teen Groups
    (29-Jul-2010)
    Hanging out with no adult presence a recipe for violence even in 'good' neighborhoods, study finds

  • Kids Adopted By Same-Sex Couples 'Thriving': Researcher
    (29-Jul-2010)
    No reason to prevent gay, lesbian prospective parents from adopting, study says

  • Cuvposa Approved for Chronic Drooling in Children
    (29-Jul-2010)
    Primarily those with neurological disorders

  • Level of Parent-Child Conflict Seems to Differ Among Nations
    (28-Jul-2010)
    Study finds higher rates of disharmony in U.S. families

  • Health Tip: Taking a Plane Trip With Baby
    (27-Jul-2010)
    Suggestions to help keep the infant calm

  • Mom's Affection Helps Babies Grow Into Less Stressed Adults
    (27-Jul-2010)
    Study finds link between maternal attention, child's mental state decades later

  • Make Sure Your Kids Are Safe in the Water
    (26-Jul-2010)
    Drowning can happen 'quickly, silently, and without notice,' expert warns

  • More Than 70,000 Kids Injured By Medical Devices Each Year
    (26-Jul-2010)
    Contact lenses, IV tubes lead list of items causing trips to the ER, study shows

  • Playgrounds More Fun When Safety Rules Come Into Play
    (25-Jul-2010)
    More than 200,000 U.S. kids go from the playground to the hospital each year, group reports

  • Each Summer, Falls Top the List of Ways Kids Get Hurt
    (24-Jul-2010)
    Injuries are often 'predictable and preventable,' expert says

  • In Adolescence, Happier Often Means Healthier
    (23-Jul-2010)
    Study finds close ties between positive emotions, physical well-being

  • Urge Kids to Drink Water During Hot Weather: Expert
    (23-Jul-2010)
    Make sure it's readily available and watch for signs of dehydration, doctor advises

  • Health Tip: Visiting the Doctor When Your Infant is Well
    (22-Jul-2010)
    Suggestions for 'well-child' visits

  • Giving Kids Booze, Medicines Can Be Child Abuse
    (22-Jul-2010)
    Parents' motives range from punishment or sedation to amusement, research suggests

  • Health Tip: Treating Cradle Cap
    (21-Jul-2010)
    Scaliness and redness on a baby's scalp

  • Health Tip: Weaning Baby from a Bottle
    (20-Jul-2010)
    Suggestions for 'upgrading' to a cup

  • Mom's Alcoholism Especially Tough on Daughter's Mental Health
    (20-Jul-2010)
    Study finds that outcomes are worse for daughters of affected women, vs. other parent-child pairings

  • Autistic Kids Often Fussier Eaters, but Nutrition OK
    (19-Jul-2010)
    Slower, pickier eating can arise in infancy, but growth tends to be unimpaired, study finds

  • Kids Who Do Poorly in School More Likely to Become Bullies
    (16-Jul-2010)
    Youngsters who have trouble resolving problems with others also at risk of becoming bullies, victims or both, researchers say

  • Mom's Mental State Influenced Kids' Well-Being After 9/11: Study
    (15-Jul-2010)
    Children fared worse when mothers struggled with PTSD, depression, researchers say

  • Too Many Tots Watching Too Much TV: Study
    (15-Jul-2010)
    Oregon study finds 1 in 5 young kids exposed to more than the recommended 2 hours a day

  • Mood Disorders Going Undetected in U.S. Children
    (14-Jul-2010)
    Without treatment, anxiety and depression can plague kids through adult years, experts warn

  • Community Programs Can Help Mothers Control Weight: Study
    (14-Jul-2010)
    Women who had ongoing support exercised more and were less likely to gain weight, researchers found

  • 1 in 5 Parents Missed Work for H1N1 School Closings: Survey
    (14-Jul-2010)
    But many students visited places other than home, finds CDC report

  • Program Teaches Parents How to Nurture Healthy Eaters
    (13-Jul-2010)
    Early feeding practices can play critical role in kids' eating patterns, study suggests

  • Health Tip: Help Prevent Burnout
    (12-Jul-2010)
    Share responsibilities and make time for fun

  • Screening Guidelines Miss Many Kids With High Cholesterol
    (12-Jul-2010)
    Researchers suggest that universal testing may be a better option

  • Survey Links Puberty to Violent Behavior
    (12-Jul-2010)
    U.S.-Australian study finds mid-stage puberty a time for trouble

  • As Parents Lose Jobs, Kids Often Lose Out on Health Care
    (09-Jul-2010)
    Unemployment greatly ups odds that children will face gaps in care, study finds

  • U.S. Report on Kids' Health Brings Mixed Results
    (09-Jul-2010)
    Preterm births and teen pregnancy are down, but recession means more children now living in poverty

  • Health Tip: Help Prevent Choking While Eating
    (08-Jul-2010)
    Things you can do to protect your child

  • Babies Born Poor Often Remain Poor
    (08-Jul-2010)
    Supports for low-income families could improve outcomes, study suggests

  • Health Tip: Protect Children From Sunburn
    (07-Jul-2010)
    Use sunscreen and limit exposure

  • Relentless Heat Threatens Your Health
    (07-Jul-2010)
    Kids, elderly are most vulnerable, but experts say simple steps can help

  • Too Much Screen Time Can Threaten Attention Span
    (06-Jul-2010)
    Kids, young adults who overdo TV, video games almost twice as likely to have problems, study finds

  • Later School Start Times May Foster Better Students
    (06-Jul-2010)
    High school pushed back start of day by 30 minutes, with good results

  • Mental Health Woes Plague 'Cyberbullies' and Their Victims
    (06-Jul-2010)
    Harassment of vulnerable teens via cell phone, Web is a growing problem, experts say

  • Leave July 4 Fireworks to the Pros
    (03-Jul-2010)
    Fireworks caused two deaths and nearly 9,000 injuries in 2009, report says

  • 'Family-Centered Rounds' for Pediatric Patients Applauded
    (02-Jul-2010)
    Including families in hospital discussions benefits trainees, children, parents, study finds

  • Eating Disorders, Addictions Tough to Treat in Teens
    (01-Jul-2010)
    What works in adult patients may not help younger people, experts say

  • Hospital Visits for Underage Drinking Soar on July 4 Weekend
    (01-Jul-2010)
    And 5,000 deaths of people under age 21 are linked to alcohol each year, U.S. study says

  • Health Tip: Help Keep Baby Moving
    (30-Jun-2010)
    Suggestions to encourage activity

  • Health Tip: Dealing With Picky Eaters
    (28-Jun-2010)
    Suggestions to get them to eat

  • More Than 1.5 Million Cancer Survivors Have Kids Under 18
    (28-Jun-2010)
    Findings may lead to greater assistance for patients and families, researchers say

  • When Parents Smoke, Kids' Weight, Behavior May Suffer
    (28-Jun-2010)
    Research suggests tie between lighting up and child's health, although cause-and-effect not clear

  • Combo Vaccine Raises Risk of Fever-Related Seizures in Kids
    (28-Jun-2010)
    MMR, varicella vaccines given separately seem safer, though real risk still rare, study finds

  • Warm But Watchful Parents Can Keep Kids From Heavy Drinking
    (24-Jun-2010)
    Parenting style has a lot to do with whether bad habits form, survey finds

  • Health Tip: If Your Child Stutters
    (23-Jun-2010)
    Here are suggestions for parents

  • Seasonality of Child Abuse Could Be a Myth
    (23-Jun-2010)
    Deaths from abuse not more likely to occur during winter holidays, researchers find

  • Health Tip: Keep Baby Safe With a Pacifier
    (22-Jun-2010)
    Here are some precautions

  • Cartoon Characters Sell Kids on Unhealthy Foods
    (21-Jun-2010)
    Using likes of Shrek and Dora to market treats should be banned, researcher says

  • Reading Comes Easier for Kids When Rover's Around
    (18-Jun-2010)
    Reciting aloud to dogs boosts children's literacy, studies find

  • On Father's Day, Give Dad Gift of Health
    (18-Jun-2010)
    Staying healthy is part of being a good dad, expert suggests

  • Health Tip: When Kids Have Separation Anxiety
    (16-Jun-2010)
    Here's a list of classic symptoms

  • Playtime with Parents May Shape Gender Roles
    (16-Jun-2010)
    Fathers more assertive, moms more helpful when playing with tots, study shows

  • Health Tip: Buy a Bike That Suits Your Child
    (15-Jun-2010)
    Make sure it's a good fit

  • Stricter Rules Can Steer Kids Away From TV
    (14-Jun-2010)
    And physically active kids watch less television, researchers report

  • Honesty Helps Young Girls Build Better Relationships
    (11-Jun-2010)
    Those inclined to speak their mind had less depression, more self-esteem, researcher found

  • Children of Older Dads at Higher Risk of Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
    (09-Jun-2010)
    Adult women more prone to the cancer if born to father over 40, study shows

  • Health Tip: When You Shop With Children
    (09-Jun-2010)
    Practice shopping cart safety

  • Health Tip: Secure a Child's Swingset
    (07-Jun-2010)
    Suggestions for setting it up properly

  • Consistent Bedtime May Give Kids Developmental Boost
    (07-Jun-2010)
    Preschoolers should routinely get at least 11 hours each night, experts say

  • Military Deployment May Affect Kids' Health Care
    (07-Jun-2010)
    Children of single parents saw the doctor less frequently, study found

  • Kids With Lesbian Parents Do Just Fine
    (07-Jun-2010)
    Study shows they might even be better adjusted than kids from traditional families

  • One-Third of U.S. Girls Get HPV Vaccine
    (04-Jun-2010)
    But many parents choose to skip Gardasil shots for daughters age 13 to 17, survey finds

  • Donor-Assisted Conception Sparks Disclosure Dilemmas
    (03-Jun-2010)
    Tell kids 'early and often,' some suggest, but others say it's not always that simple

  • Health Tip: Protect Your Child From a Sports Injury
    (03-Jun-2010)
    Precautions to take before the game

  • Impulsive Behavior, Drinking Decline in Early Adulthood
    (02-Jun-2010)
    Biggest improvement occurs between 18 and 25, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Keep a Log of Your Child's Medicines
    (01-Jun-2010)
    It's important to track anything your child takes

  • Health Tip: Set Rules at the Pool
    (31-May-2010)
    To help keep kids safe

  • As Autism Web Sites Boom, Experts Urge Caution
    (25-May-2010)
    Too often 'treatments' turn out to be bogus, but simple guidelines can help

  • Health Tip: Keep Kids Safe When They're Home Alone
    (25-May-2010)
    Here are some suggestions

  • Germs in Soil Might Give Learning a Boost
    (25-May-2010)
    Mice exposed to the bacteria got through mazes twice as fast, researchers report

  • Children With Epilepsy Feel on Par With Healthy Siblings
    (24-May-2010)
    Parents disagree, may underestimate their quality of life, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Encourage Teens to Drive Safely
    (24-May-2010)
    Set rules for safe driving

  • No Benefit Seen in Delaying Infant Vaccinations
    (24-May-2010)
    Some parents worry babies get 'too much too soon,' but study finds no impact on neurological health

  • 'Button' Batteries Killing, Disabling Children
    (24-May-2010)
    Researchers call for safety controls to prevent more tragedies from accidental swallowings

  • Parents Want Electronic Access to Their Children's Docs: Survey
    (23-May-2010)
    E-mail, Internet access could reduce frustration, researchers say

  • Health Reform Should Provide Insurance to Many Young Adults
    (21-May-2010)
    Some provisions start in September and will make coverage more affordable, easier to get, report says

  • Communication Program Didn't Improve Autism Symptoms
    (21-May-2010)
    But it did enhance parent-child interaction, study found

  • Health Tip: Change Diapers Safely
    (19-May-2010)
    Suggestions for using a changing table

  • Meaningful Conversations Boost Kids' Language Skills
    (19-May-2010)
    Give-and-take discussions help them gain skills needed for school success, study shows

  • Alcohol Companies Use New Media to Lure Young Drinkers: Report
    (19-May-2010)
    Spirits industry says it's committed to responsible online advertising

  • An Autistic Child Doesn't Mean Parents Will Divorce
    (19-May-2010)
    Study debunks conventional wisdom about couples split by condition-related stress

  • A Mother's Love Overcomes Poverty's Effect on Health
    (18-May-2010)
    Caring moms seem to boost child's immune response throughout life, study finds

  • Health Tip: Giving Your Newborn a Bath
    (17-May-2010)
    Make it pleasant and comfortable

  • Guard Kids' Eyes Against Long-Term Sun Damage
    (16-May-2010)
    Youngsters are especially vulnerable to harmful rays, experts warn

  • Parent Involvement in Grade School Boosts Child's Social Skills
    (14-May-2010)
    Research also shows students are less aggressive and disruptive

  • Listening to Mozart Won't Make Your Child Smarter
    (14-May-2010)
    Studies show no evidence of the so-called 'Mozart Effect,' Austrian researchers say

  • Most High Schoolers Today Cheat
    (14-May-2010)
    But they may not always realize they're cheating, researchers say

  • Low Umbilical Cord pH Tied to Death, Brain Damage
    (14-May-2010)
    Review reveals 'strong and consistent association'

  • Benefits of Good Child Care Extend Into Teen Years
    (14-May-2010)
    In long-term study, adolescents had higher academic achievement scores

  • Doctors Can Use Rotavirus Vaccine Again: FDA
    (14-May-2010)
    Contaminant found in March no health risk, agency says

  • Health Tip: Help Prevent Heat Rash
    (13-May-2010)
    Keep baby cool and comfy

  • Health Tip: Before the Babysitter Cares for Your Child
    (11-May-2010)
    Here are suggestions for what parents should do

  • Some Women Lack Strong Feelings About Motherhood
    (11-May-2010)
    Nearly one-quarter of those surveyed were 'OK either way'

  • Health Tip: Sign Up Your Child for a Sport
    (10-May-2010)
    Here are issues to consider first

  • Breast-Fed Babies Know When to Say When
    (10-May-2010)
    Cues, which bottle-fed infants don't learn, seem to help later on, study suggests

  • Health Tip: Ways to Treat Positional Plagiocephaly
    (07-May-2010)
    Alternate the position of baby's head

  • Health Tip: Coping With Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis
    (06-May-2010)
    Suggestions to help soothe symptoms

  • Stress Hormones Predict Trouble for Kids Left in Abusive Homes
    (05-May-2010)
    Specific hormonal pattern tied to later psychological problems, researchers say

  • FDA Found Bacteria in Ingredients for Recalled Tylenol, Benadryl
    (05-May-2010)
    Agency also cited maker Johnson & Johnson for 'numerous deficiencies' at plant

  • Misinformation About Vaccine Safety Puts Kids at Risk of Illness
    (04-May-2010)
    More than one-third of U.S. parents surveyed had delayed or refused early childhood immunizations

  • Health Tip: Keep Your Child Safe in the Backyard
    (04-May-2010)
    Help make outdoor play safe

  • Kids Raised by Relatives Face Increased Health Risks
    (03-May-2010)
    Extra support is needed when children don't live with a parent, expert says

  • Parent Error Common When Medicating Chronically Ill Kids
    (03-May-2010)
    Even well-educated parents need more help with lifesaving drug regimens, study finds

  • Teens' Facebook Sex Talk May Not Be Just Talk
    (03-May-2010)
    Sexual references signal intent to have intercourse, study finds

  • Involved Parents Less Likely to Raise Bullies
    (03-May-2010)
    Knowing your children's friends and good communication are key, study finds

  • Child Abuse Head Injuries Rise as Economy Falls
    (03-May-2010)
    Study found almost twice as many per month in a downturn

  • Parents of Autistic Children Turning to Alternative Treatments
    (03-May-2010)
    Little research supports most options, but families driven by need to help, experts say

  • Obesity a Bigger Threat to Kids in Southern States
    (03-May-2010)
    Rate in Mississippi is double that of children in Oregon, CDC study finds

  • Kids Suffer When Parents Choose Between Health Care, Bills
    (02-May-2010)
    Children in these homes are at greater risk of developmental delays, hospitalization, study finds

  • Drug Maker Recalls More Than 40 Allergy, Cold Meds for Kids
    (01-May-2010)
    Medicines involved in the voluntary action include Tylenol, Tylenol Plus, Motrin and Benadryl

  • Grandparents Play Vital Role for Autistic Children
    (30-Apr-2010)
    Many help with child care, treatment decisions and political advocacy, survey finds

  • Motor Skills Lag in Poor Preschoolers
    (30-Apr-2010)
    Delays in running, catching, throwing lead to sedentary lifestyle, study finds

  • Educational Program Urges Parents to Immunize Kids
    (27-Apr-2010)
    Campaign will explain serious threat of re-emerging diseases, AAP says

  • Health Tip: Offering Baby a Pacifier
    (26-Apr-2010)
    Guidelines for new parents

  • Early Surgery Best for Children With Hearing Loss
    (23-Apr-2010)
    Cochlear implants yielded best results when put in those younger than 18 months

  • How, When Child Develops Autism May Determine Outcomes
    (23-Apr-2010)
    Those whose communication skills regressed tended to have more severe cases, study finds

  • Health Tip: Managing Chickenpox Discomfort
    (22-Apr-2010)
    Help soothe the itch

  • One in Five Parents Would Spank in Certain Settings
    (22-Apr-2010)
    But poll found using reason was by far most common choice of discipline

  • Managing Type 1 Diabetes Can Stress Teens
    (21-Apr-2010)
    Glucose levels tend to rise, study finds, as youths control their own care

  • Teen Inhalant Use Drops by One-Third in U.S.
    (20-Apr-2010)
    But study finds use of propellants, like computer-cleaning sprays, becoming more popular

  • Genetics, Psychology May Trigger ADHD
    (19-Apr-2010)
    Gene variant and sense of family discord implicated in new study

  • Day Care Centers Too Quick to Send Mildly Ill Kids Home
    (19-Apr-2010)
    Colds, stomach bugs are already contagious long before symptoms appear, study authors say

  • Kids Could Overdose From Nicotine-Laced 'Candy'
    (19-Apr-2010)
    R.J. Reynolds launched product for smokers in smoke-free settings, but doctors have concerns

  • Most Teen Bloggers Play It Safe Online
    (16-Apr-2010)
    Study finds vast majority of chat sticks to everyday concerns, not risky behaviors

  • Even 9-Month-Olds Choose 'Gender-Specific' Toys
    (16-Apr-2010)
    Study found boys went for cars and trucks, while girls chose doll, teddy bear

  • Video Games Before Bed May Not Shortchange Slumber
    (15-Apr-2010)
    Study found it took teens only few more minutes to fall asleep

  • Play Creatively as a Kid, Be a Healthier Adult
    (14-Apr-2010)
    Grown-ups need to stop restricting kids' activity, researcher says

  • Health Tip: Prevent Air Bag Injuries in Children
    (13-Apr-2010)
    Follow these guidelines

  • Spanking May Make a Child More Aggressive
    (12-Apr-2010)
    Corporal punishment at 3 linked to behavior changes at age 5, study suggests

  • Child Obesity Soaring in Rural America
    (09-Apr-2010)
    In one Louisiana community, one in two kids is now overweight or obese, study finds

  • Kids Often Misled About Child Abuse
    (09-Apr-2010)
    Parents warn of stranger danger but not relatives or friends, survey finds

  • More Kids Falling Prey to Sports Overuse Injuries
    (09-Apr-2010)
    New campaign highlights need for education and prevention

  • Health Tip: Exposure to Lead
    (07-Apr-2010)
    Here's a list of common sources

  • Kids Need Parents' Help in Managing Type 1 Diabetes
    (07-Apr-2010)
    Adherence to treatment declines if adults fail to monitor, study finds

  • Health Tip: Babyproofing the House
    (06-Apr-2010)
    Help keep your child safe

  • It Takes a Village to Help Babies Sleep Safely
    (06-Apr-2010)
    Constant chorus of advice might prevent SIDS in more infants, study shows

  • Most Holiday Injuries to Kids Spurred by Everyday Mishaps
    (06-Apr-2010)
    More than 500,000 a year wind up in ER during major U.S. holidays, researchers find

  • Long-Term Methotrexate Won't Help Kids With Juvenile Arthritis
    (06-Apr-2010)
    Using drug for up to a year did not affect relapse rate, study found

  • Health Tip: Signs That Your Child Needs a Nap
    (05-Apr-2010)
    Make sure your little one gets enough sleep

  • Wider Breast-Feeding Could Save Babies' Lives
    (05-Apr-2010)
    It could also save U.S. $13 billion a year, study finds

  • Good Foster Care Helps Neglected Kids Thrive
    (05-Apr-2010)
    Study of Romanian orphans shows that better diet, close attention makes all the difference

  • Exercise Helps Teens Overcome 'Obesity Gene'
    (05-Apr-2010)
    DNA does not make overweight inevitable, new study shows

  • Dealing With Those All-Too-Public Tantrums
    (04-Apr-2010)
    Don't let glares, stares tempt you to give into your child's meltdowns, expert says

  • Working Wives Still Expected to Do It All, Study Finds
    (03-Apr-2010)
    Women whose husbands work 60 hours or more a week often quit their own jobs, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Talking to Your Child About Divorce
    (02-Apr-2010)
    Suggestions for how to break the news

  • Body Piercing: Sign of Deviance or Normal Practice?
    (02-Apr-2010)
    Piercings suggest need to assess self-image, mental health, researchers say

  • Small Tax on Soda Won't Curb Child Obesity
    (01-Apr-2010)
    But higher tariffs could slash youngsters' consumption, study finds

  • Parent in Recovery Room Tied to Behavior in Day Surgery Kids
    (31-Mar-2010)
    No immediate benefit found, but positive results seen two weeks after, research shows

  • Many Kids Not Fully Informed of Their Role in Cancer Studies
    (30-Mar-2010)
    Parents usually call the shots; doctors unclear in their explanations, study finds

  • Infants' Sensitivity to Voices May Develop by 7 Months
    (28-Mar-2010)
    Findings could further understanding of autism and related conditions

  • ADHD Symptoms Often Subside Within a Year
    (26-Mar-2010)
    Children should be rechecked annually to prevent unneeded treatment, researchers say

  • Parents Aren't Only Ones Who Feel Stress of Unemployment
    (25-Mar-2010)
    Joblessness also affects children's health and well-being, experts say

  • Health Tip: Secondhand Smoke Can Harm Children
    (23-Mar-2010)
    Here's what exposure may do to kids

  • Health Tip: Finding a Birthing Class
    (23-Mar-2010)
    To help you prepare for baby's arrival

  • Health Tip: Reduce Baby's Exposure to BPA
    (22-Mar-2010)
    The chemical is found in many plastics

  • Motherhood a Buffer Against Suicide
    (22-Mar-2010)
    Study shows that risk declines as number of children rises

  • Obese Kids Suffer More Leg, Foot Injuries: Study
    (22-Mar-2010)
    Have limb pain evaluated, experts advise

  • FDA Asks Docs to Suspend Using Glaxo Rotavirus Vaccine
    (22-Mar-2010)
    Rotarix is contaminated with pig virus but poses no known health risk, officials say

  • Health Tip: Doing Baby's Laundry
    (19-Mar-2010)
    Prevent skin irritation

  • Common Pesticide Tied to Development Delays in Kids
    (19-Mar-2010)
    Chlorpyrifos, used on fruits and vegetables, affects mental and motor skill development, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Medications and Breast Feeding
    (18-Mar-2010)
    What's safe to take?

  • 'Gaming' Sends Boys' Test Scores Sliding
    (17-Mar-2010)
    Study finds they spend less time on academics with video-game systems at home

  • Risks of Kids' Surgeries May Not Stick With Parents
    (17-Mar-2010)
    Despite giving 'informed consent,' many can't recall details, study finds

  • Siblings of Kids With Autism May Be Prone to Hyperactivity
    (15-Mar-2010)
    But it shouldn't affect mental health overall, study finds

  • Health Tip: Buying Baby's Car Seat
    (15-Mar-2010)
    How to choose a safe one

  • Inhalant Abuse a Deadly Middle-School Concern
    (11-Mar-2010)
    'Huffing' more common than smoking pot, snorting cocaine among 12-year-olds, study finds

  • Health Tip: What's Behind Childhood Obesity
    (10-Mar-2010)
    Factors that increase a youngster's risk

  • Jump in Kids' Sports Injuries Due to Overuse
    (10-Mar-2010)
    Awareness can slow this 'silent epidemic,' prevent long-term problems, expert says

  • Entire Family Genome Sequenced for First Time
    (10-Mar-2010)
    Children receive 30 mutations from each parent, researchers find

  • For Tough Head Lice, Pill Tops Lotion
    (10-Mar-2010)
    Ivermectin may offer alternative for hard-to-treat infestations, study shows

  • Protect Your Baby's Smile
    (06-Mar-2010)
    Follow these tips to prevent early tooth decay, damage

  • Fitness May Boost Kids' Grades
    (03-Mar-2010)
    Study finds link between physical health and academic test scores

  • Screen Time May Take a Toll on Kids' Relationships
    (02-Mar-2010)
    More hours spent in front of TV, computer linked to less bonding with peers, parents, researchers say

  • Child Obesity Rates Going Up
    (02-Mar-2010)
    Junk food intake is up, and many kids have few places to burn calories, studies find

  • Risk of Childhood Obesity Higher Among Minorities
    (01-Mar-2010)
    Study found risk factors start before birth, stretch into preschool years

  • Health Tip: Introduce Your Child to Music
    (01-Mar-2010)
    Here's how your youngster could benefit

  • Parents Still Worried About Vaccine Safety
    (01-Mar-2010)
    Although most get their children inoculated, concerns persist, study found

  • Some Parents Consider Hastening a Sick Child's Death
    (01-Mar-2010)
    Desire to save kids terminally ill with cancer from further pain prompts feelings, survey finds

  • Watching Special Videos May Not Make Kids Brainier
    (01-Mar-2010)
    Real-life interaction is more apt to enhance verbal skills, experts say

  • Parents' Divorce Doesn't Harm College-Age Kids
    (24-Feb-2010)
    Study found those students as happy as others

  • Shortage of Black Doctors Rooted in Social, Economic Ills
    (24-Feb-2010)
    Parents' education, local school spending factors that influence career paths, study finds

  • Antidepressants in Pregnancy May Delay Developmental Milestones
    (23-Feb-2010)
    Children exposed in womb slower to sit without support, walk, study finds

  • Pediatricians Want Redesign of Hot Dogs, Candy to Curb Kids' Choking
    (22-Feb-2010)
    New AAP policy also pushes for warning labels on packaging of high-risk foods

  • Health Tip: Reduce Your Baby's Risk of SIDS
    (19-Feb-2010)
    Suggestions to help keep the infant safe

  • Health Tip: When Baby is Born With a Heart Murmur
    (18-Feb-2010)
    Usually, it's nothing to worry about

  • Health Tip: Preventing Baby Bottle Tooth Decay
    (16-Feb-2010)
    Most often affecting the upper front teeth

  • Movies Loaded With Images of Junk Food
    (11-Feb-2010)
    Soft drinks, candy and salty snacks particularly pervasive, study finds

  • Benicar Approved for Kids With High Blood Pressure
    (11-Feb-2010)
    Ages 6 to 16

  • Health Tip: Protect Your Child at Day Care
    (09-Feb-2010)
    Reduce the youngster's risk of illness

  • Health Tip: Spot Unsafe Playgrounds
    (08-Feb-2010)
    Equipment that could be dangerous

  • 3 Home Habits Help Youngsters Stay Slim
    (08-Feb-2010)
    Eating together, limiting TV and getting enough sleep cut risk of obesity, study finds

  • Older Moms More Apt to Have Autistic Child
    (08-Feb-2010)
    Dad's age didn't matter unless father was older, mom much younger, study found

  • Health Tip: Understanding Ear Tube Surgery
    (05-Feb-2010)
    Why and how it's done

  • Kids Born Early in Year More Likely to Be Athletes?
    (05-Feb-2010)
    Size advantage in school translates to success on playing field, author says

  • Tests Show Top Tuna Brands Have High Mercury Levels
    (04-Feb-2010)
    White typically has greater levels of the toxin than light, researchers say

  • Review Spotlights Clues to Serious Childhood Infection
    (04-Feb-2010)
    Signs may not be recognized because they are rare in developed countries, authors say

  • Black and Hispanic Infants Much More Likely to Have HIV
    (04-Feb-2010)
    Preventive efforts needed to reduce transmission from mother to child, experts say

  • Mealtime a Challenge for Some With Autism
    (03-Feb-2010)
    Those with the disorder prone to restrictive, obsessive eating habits

  • Health Tip: Help Your Newborn Learn
    (03-Feb-2010)
    Use age-appropriate toys and encourage play

  • Children Likelier to See Dentist if Parents Go Too
    (02-Feb-2010)
    To improve tooth health, target mom, dad and pediatricians, experts say

  • Spanish-Speaking Mothers Less Likely to Turn on TV
    (02-Feb-2010)
    Kids of English-speaking Hispanic moms spend more time in front of the tube, study finds

  • Serotonin May Be Key to Sudden Infant Deaths
    (02-Feb-2010)
    Deficiency hampers babies' ability to respond to low oxygen, study suggests

  • Loving Foster Homes Improve Kids' Attention, Impulsivity
    (01-Feb-2010)
    A stable environment also helps behavior, researchers find

  • Abstinence-Only Classes Reduced Sexual Activity, Study Found
    (01-Feb-2010)
    Younger teens who took the course were more likely to delay having sex

  • Kids' Use of Alternative Therapies Often Mimics Parents'
    (28-Jan-2010)
    About 12 percent of U.S. youths report using treatments, study finds

  • Alcohol Affects Baby's Pain Regulation
    (27-Jan-2010)
    Exposure in womb caused blunted response to needle prick, researchers say

  • Are Two Mommies as Good as Mom and Dad?
    (27-Jan-2010)
    Yes, according to a new analysis of research

  • Listing Calories on Fast-Food Menus Cuts Kids' Intake
    (25-Jan-2010)
    Parents routinely chose about 100 fewer calories per meal for their children, study found

  • Potty Training Best Between Ages 2 and 3
    (22-Jan-2010)
    Timing is more important than method, study says

  • U.S. Kids Using Media Almost 8 Hours a Day
    (20-Jan-2010)
    Survey finds few parents set rules as use of 'smart' phones, computers soars

  • Health Tip: Prevent Injuries From Toys
    (18-Jan-2010)
    Help keep your child safe

  • Parents Not Taking Concussions Seriously Enough
    (18-Jan-2010)
    These injuries can be dire and must be monitored, study says

  • Federal Panel Urges Obesity Screening for Kids Ages 6 and Up
    (18-Jan-2010)
    Children who are obese should be referred to treatment, USPSTF panel says

  • Health Agencies Express Concern Over BPA
    (15-Jan-2010)
    HHS, FDA pledge funds for more research on the common plastics chemical

  • Health Tip: Signs That a Baby Is Hungry
    (14-Jan-2010)
    Indications that it may be feeding time

  • Deadly 'Choking Game' Still Common Among Kids
    (14-Jan-2010)
    6 percent of those responding to Oregon poll said they tried the dangerous pastime

  • Health Tip: When Baby Gets a Shot
    (11-Jan-2010)
    Suggestions to make vaccination less painful

  • Seat Belts, Bike Helmets Go Unused in Movies Aimed at Kids
    (11-Jan-2010)
    Hollywood demonstrates safe practices only about half the time, study finds

  • Health Tip: What's Failure to Thrive?
    (07-Jan-2010)
    What it means for babies

  • Pet Frogs Behind Salmonella Outbreak
    (07-Jan-2010)
    CDC report counts 85 cases across 31 states

  • No Proof Yet That Special Diets Ease Autism
    (04-Jan-2010)
    Experts say that, for now, parents should work with their child's doctors

  • Ear Infections: New Thinking on What to Do
    (03-Jan-2010)
    Doctors today often opt for pain relief and waiting to see if antibiotics are needed

  • Health Tip: Managing Febrile Seizures
    (01-Jan-2010)
    What to do if your child has one

  • Health Tip: Who Shouldn't 'Cosleep' With an Infant
    (31-Dec-2009)
    Smokers, drinkers should never share bed with a baby, experts say

  • For Kids, All Activity May Not Be Equal
    (30-Dec-2009)
    Learning movement skills is key but often overlooked in zest for sports, experts say

  • Heavier Sons Tied to Higher Death Risk for Parents
    (25-Dec-2009)
    Obese offspring upped odds of dying of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, study found

  • Health Tip: Help Baby Stretch and Move
    (24-Dec-2009)
    Encourage a newborn's development

  • Video Games Could Boost Certain Thinking Skills
    (24-Dec-2009)
    Accuracy, speed can improve depending on how product is designed, study shows

  • Doctors Urge Parents to Lower Volume Controls on Holiday Electronics
    (21-Dec-2009)
    Many music players have maximum levels that could cause hearing loss

  • Doctor's Orders Influence Baby's Sleep Position
    (17-Dec-2009)
    'Back to Sleep' advice most effective when it comes from physician, study finds

  • 'Sexting' by Kids Begets Fretting by Parents
    (17-Dec-2009)
    More adults need to monitor cell phone use in era of sexually explicit messaging, experts say

  • Health Tip: Preventing Burns on Baby's Skin
    (15-Dec-2009)
    Suggestions to keep your youngster safe

  • Health Tip: Prevent Diaper Rash
    (14-Dec-2009)
    Keep baby's bottom clean and dry

  • Half of U.S. Kids With Mental Issues Are Getting Help
    (14-Dec-2009)
    Depression and anxiety often go unrecognized, experts say

  • Many Doctors Unaware of Deadly 'Choking Game'
    (14-Dec-2009)
    Dozens of teens have died trying to achieve euphoric state, experts warn

  • When It Comes to Toys, Shop Smart, Shop Safe
    (10-Dec-2009)
    Common sense this holiday season can help you avoid gifts that might pose a risk to children

  • Caffeine Doesn't Sober You Up
    (09-Dec-2009)
    Finding suggests alcoholic 'energy' drinks could boost risks from intoxication

  • General Mills to Cut Sugar in Kids' Cereals
    (09-Dec-2009)
    Food maker responds to calls for more nutritious breakfast food

  • Health Tip: Taking Care of Your Preemie
    (08-Dec-2009)
    Suggestions for new parents

  • When Parent Is Deployed, Kids Struggle
    (07-Dec-2009)
    The longer the absence, the worse children fare, study finds

  • Sex Talk Taking Place After the Fact
    (07-Dec-2009)
    Parents, children need to discuss sexual matters sooner, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Does Your Child Grind the Teeth?
    (03-Dec-2009)
    A practice called bruxism

  • Health Tip: Prevent Poisoning
    (01-Dec-2009)
    Protect your child from household dangers

  • Birth in South Raises Stroke Risk for Life
    (01-Dec-2009)
    Death rate highest for lifelong residents of 'stroke belt,' study finds

  • Health Tip: Buying a Baby Gate
    (30-Nov-2009)
    Suggestions for choosing one that's safe

  • Graduated Driver's Licensing Saves Lives: Study
    (26-Nov-2009)
    Three-step process 'keeping teenagers alive and families intact'

  • Health Tip: Caring for Baby's Umbilical Cord
    (26-Nov-2009)
    Recommendations may vary by doctor

  • Dangerous Toys Still on Store Shelves, Report Finds
    (24-Nov-2009)
    Focus on toys that pose choking hazard, are too loud, or contain dangerous chemicals

  • Health Tip: Bonding With Your New Baby
    (23-Nov-2009)
    Suggestions to connect with your newborn

  • Smoking During Pregnancy, Lead Exposure Raise ADHD Risk in Kids
    (23-Nov-2009)
    Study found one more than doubled chances, while both increased risk eightfold

  • One in Four Teen Girls Have STDs
    (23-Nov-2009)
    Almost 20 percent get infected within one year of starting to have sex, CDC report says

  • Health Tip: Determining Migraines in Children
    (20-Nov-2009)
    Is it a migraine, or another type of headache?

  • Health Tip: When Infants Get Diarrhea
    (19-Nov-2009)
    Here's what parents should know

  • Parental Monitoring Can Curb Teen Marijuana Use
    (19-Nov-2009)
    Those who keep an eye on their kids help stave off unwanted behavior, study says

  • Health Tip: When Baby Is Teething
    (17-Nov-2009)
    Ways to offer some relief

  • 'Fearless' 3-Year-Olds Might Be Tomorrow's Criminals
    (17-Nov-2009)
    20-year study finds adults with records were more likely as tots to not be afraid

  • Health Tip: Sources of Childhood Stress
    (10-Nov-2009)
    Parents can help limit exposure

  • Health Tip: Symptoms of Postpartum Depression
    (10-Nov-2009)
    Signs that you should seek help

  • Health Tip: Recording Your Child's Medical History
    (09-Nov-2009)
    Suggestions for what to track

  • Bad-Behaving Teens May Be Living Up to Expectations
    (07-Nov-2009)
    Parents should not assume that all youth will rebel, expert says

  • Breast-Feeding Benefits Moms and Babies: Report
    (06-Nov-2009)
    Nursing exclusively for six months, then with foods until at least 12 months is ideal, dietitians say

  • Health Tip: Create Baby's Bedtime Routine
    (05-Nov-2009)
    Better habits usually mean a better night's sleep

  • Married With Children Paves Way to Happiness
    (04-Nov-2009)
    Satisfaction with life goes up as family size increases, study finds

  • One Dose of Swine Flu Vaccine Works for Pregnant Women
    (02-Nov-2009)
    Young children need two doses, spaced several weeks apart, U.S. health officials say

  • TV May Increase Aggression in Toddlers
    (02-Nov-2009)
    The more watched, the more aggressive the behavior, study finds

  • Toxins Make Halloween Face Paints Scary
    (29-Oct-2009)
    Report finds all products tested contained lead and some had known skin allergens

  • 1 Million More Doses of Swine Flu Vaccine on Hand
    (28-Oct-2009)
    Gap between supply and demand starting to close, U.S. officials say

  • Health Tip: Recovering After Childbirth
    (27-Oct-2009)
    What you should expect

  • Health Tip: Warning Signs of Scoliosis
    (23-Oct-2009)
    An abnormal curvature of the spine that rarely causes pain

  • Health Tip: Signs of an Asthma Attack in Your Child
    (22-Oct-2009)
    Symptoms that may indicate an attack is imminent

  • Swine Flu Parties? Send Your Regrets, Experts Say
    (22-Oct-2009)
    Some parents reportedly exposing healthy kids to those already sick with the H1N1 flu

  • Babies Injured in Car Seats Used Outside of Cars
    (20-Oct-2009)
    Study found more than 43,000 emergency-room visits during five-year period

  • Video Games Can Play Havoc With Kids' Joints
    (19-Oct-2009)
    The younger the child, the more likely the pain, says research led by an 11-year-old

  • Health Tip: Putting Baby to Bed
    (19-Oct-2009)
    Suggestions for a safe night's rest

  • Health Tip: When to Call the Pediatrician
    (15-Oct-2009)
    Warning signs that your newborn needs a doctor

  • Shared Bed May Raise SIDS Risk
    (14-Oct-2009)
    Parental use of alcohol, drugs noted in about a third of deaths, study finds

  • Health Tip: Bringing Baby Home
    (13-Oct-2009)
    Prepare for the trip from the hospital

  • Eye Problems Increasing in Preemies
    (13-Oct-2009)
    As more pre-term infants survive, doctors see more babies with retinopathy of prematurity

  • Baby Names Prone to Boom-and-Bust Cycles
    (13-Oct-2009)
    Parents today favor choices that have recently risen in popularity, study finds

  • Want Leaner Kids? Parents May Need to Toe the Line
    (11-Oct-2009)
    Health experts say much can be done to keep weight in check

  • Health Tip: Choosing a Safe Halloween Costume
    (09-Oct-2009)
    Suggestions for a safer holiday

  • 'No Flu Shots for My Kids'
    (09-Oct-2009)
    Some moms aren't convinced vaccines are necessary, safe or effective

  • As Teens Plug In, Parents Fret
    (08-Oct-2009)
    Worries are justified, say hearing loss experts who urge prevention

  • Health Tip: Understanding Gestational Diabetes
    (08-Oct-2009)
    What it means for you and baby

  • Health Tip: Soothing a Colicky Baby
    (06-Oct-2009)
    A number of solutions to try

  • Most Childhood Cancer Survivors Have Healthy Babies
    (06-Oct-2009)
    But pregnancies should be closely monitored, researchers say

  • Burn Rate in Kids Has Dropped, But Still Causes Concern
    (06-Oct-2009)
    Youths' thinner skin makes them more susceptible to severe injury, expert says

  • Health Tip: Help Prevent Childhood Migraines
    (02-Oct-2009)
    Have the youngster learn to avoid triggers

  • Daily Candy in Childhood Linked to Violence in Adulthood
    (02-Oct-2009)
    But experts note cause-and-effect not proven in study

  • Health Tip: Reduce the Risk of Preterm Labor
    (01-Oct-2009)
    Lifestyle choices can help you have a healthy pregnancy

  • Children Need Seasonal Flu Vaccine, Experts Say
    (01-Oct-2009)
    Study finds vaccination rates lag behind recommended levels

  • Health Tip: Choosing a Child Safety Seat
    (28-Sep-2009)
    Features to look for

  • Children's Growth Charts Don't Measure Up With Parents
    (28-Sep-2009)
    Many don't understand how to read or interpret them, survey shows

  • Health Tip: Help Prevent Your Child's Constipation
    (25-Sep-2009)
    Here are some suggestions

  • Spanking May Lower Kids' IQs
    (25-Sep-2009)
    Experts believe corporal punishment can affect psychological well-being

  • Firm Parents Keep Teen Drivers Safe
    (25-Sep-2009)
    Supportive rules reduce crashes, drunk driving and cell phone use on the road: studies

  • Health Tip: Crib Mattress Safety
    (24-Sep-2009)
    Help prevent accidents

  • Predicting Postpartum Depression May Be Possible
    (23-Sep-2009)
    Spanish researchers report 80 percent success with their method

  • Many Teens Circumvent Tanning Bed Laws
    (21-Sep-2009)
    Though operators largely follow the rules, the laws are too lax, study shows

  • Health Tip: When Bedwetting Signals Another Problem
    (18-Sep-2009)
    Signs you should call a pediatrician

  • Genetics Linked to Early Sexual Activity in Kids
    (18-Sep-2009)
    Impulsive traits may be passed down from parents, research shows

  • Scars of Bullying Linger
    (16-Sep-2009)
    Victims, especially girls, may suffer emotional problems later on, study says

  • Insured Kids With Uninsured Parents Miss Needed Health Care
    (16-Sep-2009)
    Study finds they're more likely to go without checkups, preventive counseling

  • Less TV Brings More Parent-Child Interaction
    (16-Sep-2009)
    Communication drops by 20% when 'the tube' is on, researchers find

  • Health Tip: Signs That Baby Is in Pain
    (15-Sep-2009)
    A brief guide for new parents

  • Early Spankings Make for Aggressive Toddlers, Study Shows
    (15-Sep-2009)
    Kids spanked at age 1 also had worse performance on cognitive tests at age 3

  • Health Tip: Swaddling Your New Baby
    (09-Sep-2009)
    How to wrap the infant safely

  • Some Parents Aren't Giving Kids Pain Meds Post-Surgery
    (09-Sep-2009)
    Fears of addiction or underestimation of child's discomfort may be to blame, experts say

  • Health Tip: Is Your Child's Backpack Too Heavy?
    (08-Sep-2009)
    Here are some warning signs

  • Health Tip: Help Prevent Pinkeye
    (08-Sep-2009)
    Suggestions to minimize your child's risk

  • Single Parents May Do as Well as Two: Study
    (05-Sep-2009)
    Family stability may be more crucial than dual parents for child's success

  • Health Tip: Pack Your Child's Lunch
    (01-Sep-2009)
    Why it's worth the extra time

  • Valcyte Approved for Cytomegalovirus in Children
    (31-Aug-2009)
    A leading cause of infection in transplant patients

  • Health Tip: Stifle Back-to-School Allergy and Asthma Problems
    (27-Aug-2009)
    Suggestions for when your child returns to the classroom

  • Smokers' Cars Loaded With Nicotine
    (25-Aug-2009)
    Levels twice those found in places that permit smoking, study suggests

  • Xyzal Approved for Younger Kids
    (25-Aug-2009)
    Antihistamine sanctioned for children as young as 6 months

  • Health Tip: Choosing a Backpack
    (24-Aug-2009)
    Protect your child from injury

  • Car Seats Can Limit Kids' Oxygen Supplies
    (24-Aug-2009)
    Experts say risk is small but warrants reminder about proper use

  • Health Tip: Buying Back-to-School Shoes
    (21-Aug-2009)
    Help ensure a great fit

  • Health Tip: Avoid Your Child's Asthma Attacks
    (20-Aug-2009)
    Keep the child away from potential triggers

  • Health Tip: Your Child Must Wear a Bike Helmet
    (18-Aug-2009)
    Begin the habit at an early age

  • For Short Kids, No Lack of Self-Esteem
    (17-Aug-2009)
    Despite some parents' worries, study finds small stature not a problem

  • Health Tip: Back to School, Back to Sleep
    (14-Aug-2009)
    Get kids on a regular schedule

  • Get Smart About Swine Flu for Back-to-School
    (14-Aug-2009)
    Simple steps can minimize the risk as fall looms, experts say

  • Kids of Deployed Soldiers Vulnerable to Stress
    (14-Aug-2009)
    Study found one-third were at risk for psychosocial problems

  • Health Tip: Children Need Exercise, Too
    (13-Aug-2009)
    How they benefit from activity

  • It's Time for More Moms to Breast-Feed, U.S. Officials Say
    (13-Aug-2009)
    Experts note rates are too low when benefits are so high

  • Health Tip: Selecting a Pediatrician
    (12-Aug-2009)
    Develop a rapport with your child's doctor

  • Many Parents, Caregivers Lack Basic Child-Safety Information
    (11-Aug-2009)
    Parents, day-care workers recognized fewer than half of household hazards in study

  • Health Tip: Staying Safe on the Playground
    (10-Aug-2009)
    Suggestions to prevent injury

  • Kids With High IQs Live Longer
    (10-Aug-2009)
    Nurturing family environment may be the key to longevity, an expert says

  • Young Moms Follow Their Mother's Parenting Style
    (10-Aug-2009)
    Fathers don't seem swayed by the maternal influence, survey finds

  • If Baby Is Breech, Technology Might Help
    (08-Aug-2009)
    Ultrasound can detect infants turned in the womb, allowing time for decisions

  • When Kids Are Hospitalized, Parents Fret About Errors
    (07-Aug-2009)
    Expert describes families as untapped resource in prevention efforts

  • School Closures May Not Be Necessary When Swine Flu Strikes
    (07-Aug-2009)
    But that could change if fall outbreak proves more severe, government says

  • Health Tip: Buying Baby's First Bathtub
    (04-Aug-2009)
    Guidelines on what to purchase

  • Health Tip: If Your Diabetic Child Gets Sick
    (31-Jul-2009)
    What to do when another illness strikes

  • Homelessness Tied to Kids' Mental Health
    (31-Jul-2009)
    Doctors should be on the alert for problems, expert warns

  • Health Tip: Baby Diapering 101
    (27-Jul-2009)
    How to get started

  • Health Tip: Preventing Pinworms
    (23-Jul-2009)
    The infections are common in young children

  • Infanticide of 19th Century: Was It SIDS?
    (22-Jul-2009)
    Study finds patterns of baby deaths mirror sudden infant death syndrome

  • Parental Stress Boosts Kids' Asthma Risk
    (21-Jul-2009)
    When combined with air pollution, smoking, it raises chances of condition, study finds

  • Health Tip: Keep Kids Safe Around Pets
    (20-Jul-2009)
    Help prevent illness from handling animals

  • Health Tip: Managing Your Child's Asthma
    (17-Jul-2009)
    Suggestions to keep symptoms under control

  • Parents of Children With Autism Report High Stress Levels
    (17-Jul-2009)
    Behavior problems, not additional caretaking, seem to cause the distress

  • New Insights Could Help Shield Babies From Diarrhea Bug
    (16-Jul-2009)
    Birth rate patterns, vaccination can greatly influence rotavirus' spread, CDC says

  • U.S. Students' Academic Interests Tend to Wane in Middle School
    (15-Jul-2009)
    Chinese teens more likely to keep education a priority, research finds

  • Health Tip: Burping Baby
    (14-Jul-2009)
    And help relieve tummy pain

  • Health Tip: Keep Baby's Nails Trimmed
    (13-Jul-2009)
    And help prevent scratches

  • Health Tip: Understanding ADHD
    (10-Jul-2009)
    Information for parents

  • Health Tip: Easing Earache Pain
    (10-Jul-2009)
    Suggestions to help your child

  • For OCD, Not Helping Might Be Best
    (06-Jul-2009)
    Well-meaning assistance may do more harm than good, experts say

  • Kids of Parents Who Value Exercise Are More Active
    (06-Jul-2009)
    Study found parents still show a gender bias, however

  • Sad Dads May Lead to Crying Infants
    (30-Jun-2009)
    More factors should be considered than depression among moms, experts say

  • Health Tip: When Your Child Needs Glasses
    (29-Jun-2009)
    Make sure they're worn

  • Talk With Kids, Not At Them
    (29-Jun-2009)
    Give-and-take conversations speed language development, study finds

  • Teens With Eating Disorders Benefit From Parents' Help
    (26-Jun-2009)
    Research shows that recovery improves with family involvement

  • Supply of Key Children's Vaccine Almost Back to Normal
    (25-Jun-2009)
    CDC says production shortfalls that limited booster shots nearly over; Hib can cause bacterial meningitis

  • Health Tip: Preparing Your Child for a Medical Test
    (22-Jun-2009)
    Explain as much as possible in advance

  • Toilet Training Goes High Tech
    (19-Jun-2009)
    Wetting alarm speeds up the potty process, researchers say

  • Surging Internet Use Cutting Into Family Time
    (18-Jun-2009)
    Rise of Facebook, Twitter coincides with 30% drop in hours spent together, report finds

  • Teens of Dads Who Drink Too Much Tend to Follow Suit
    (18-Jun-2009)
    Report found these kids were more likely to abuse alcohol, drugs

  • Close Monitoring May Help Troubled Teen Girls Avoid Pregnancy
    (17-Jun-2009)
    Specialized foster care program for delinquent kids showed surprise benefit

  • Health Tip: Caring for Your Newborn
    (15-Jun-2009)
    Suggestions for new parents

  • Health Tip: Soothing Separation Anxiety
    (12-Jun-2009)
    Suggestions to help your child

  • FDA Panel OKs Newer Antipsychotics for Children
    (11-Jun-2009)
    Seroquel, Zyprexa and Geodon have been linked to certain health risks, experts note

  • Health Tip: Choosing Baby's Changing Table
    (10-Jun-2009)
    Make sure it's safe

  • If Mom or Dad Is Depressed, Kids Need Help Too
    (10-Jun-2009)
    Coordinated assessment and care for all family members is warranted: report

  • Early Bedtime May Help Stave Off Teen Depression
    (09-Jun-2009)
    Extra sleep quells suicidal thoughts as well, study finds

  • Daytime Nap Has Benefits Beyond Rest for Kids
    (08-Jun-2009)
    Nappers have less hyperactivity, depression and anxiety, research suggests

  • Summer Fun Need Not Be Hazardous
    (07-Jun-2009)
    Parents can do a lot to keep kids safe, experts say

  • Parental Eating Habits Don't Rub Off on Kids
    (05-Jun-2009)
    What Mom and Dad consume has little effect on children's choices, study finds

  • When Parents Fight, Children Often End Up With Scars
    (04-Jun-2009)
    Witnessing violent relationship may lead to poor mental health, researchers say

  • Girls and Math: Blame the Culture, Not Ability
    (04-Jun-2009)
    Raise the bar and watch females succeed, researcher says

  • New Program May Help Teens at High Risk for Depression
    (02-Jun-2009)
    Behavioral approach was less effective if parent was depressed during child's treatment

  • Health Tip: Stay Safe at the Amusement Park
    (01-Jun-2009)
    Suggestions for a fun ride

  • Frequent Household Moves Raise Kids' Suicide Risk
    (01-Jun-2009)
    More mobile families may be more stressed, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Eating Out With a Diabetic Child
    (29-May-2009)
    Suggestions for meals away from home

  • Health Tip: Farm Safety for Children
    (28-May-2009)
    Help prevent injury

  • Technology, Caffeine Keeping Teens Awake
    (28-May-2009)
    Many routinely get just 3 to 5 hours sleep per night, study shows

  • Health Tip: Be an Involved Grandparent
    (27-May-2009)
    Spend quality time with your grandkids

  • Stigma Keeps Teens From Depression Treatment
    (27-May-2009)
    Barriers to care include worries about family's reaction, study finds

  • Hardened Arteries Threaten Obese, Diabetic Youth
    (26-May-2009)
    Ultrasound shows damage tied to rising odds for stroke, heart attack, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Avoid Germs From a Petting Zoo
    (26-May-2009)
    Some precautions may help prevent illness

  • Refusing Shots Puts Kids at Higher Risk for Whooping Cough
    (26-May-2009)
    Parents who reject immunization put children, community in jeopardy, study finds

  • Attention Problems in Kindergarten Could Spell Long-Term Academic Trouble
    (26-May-2009)
    They have bigger impact than issues such as depression, anxiety, study finds

  • Parents Often Puzzled by Medicine Labels
    (26-May-2009)
    Study finds that whether a drug is OK for a certain age is often misunderstood

  • Youth and Driving Don't Always Mix Safely
    (23-May-2009)
    Teens' opinions of their driving prowess pose risks on the road, experts say

  • For Young Ballplayers, Support and Caution Are Key
    (23-May-2009)
    Preventing injury takes practice, on and off the field, experts say

  • Babies Come Packed With Natural Knowledge
    (22-May-2009)
    Study furthers idea that infants don't depend on others to learn

  • Health Tip: Thwarting Head Lice
    (22-May-2009)
    Suggestions to stop their spread

  • Health Tip: Help Protect Young Athletes
    (19-May-2009)
    Follow the rules of the game

  • Parents Influence Sex Decisions, Hispanic Teens Say
    (19-May-2009)
    Survey findings may spark new pregnancy prevention tactics

  • Kids More Apt to Smoke If Mom Did While Pregnant
    (19-May-2009)
    Research suggests biological changes take place in the womb

  • Health Tip: Choosing Baby's Playpen
    (18-May-2009)
    Safety suggestions to help avoid injury

  • Health Tip: Reasons for Adenoid Removal
    (15-May-2009)
    Why your child might need the procedure

  • Sharing Cancer Info May Be Empowering
    (15-May-2009)
    Telling children about genetic risks fosters openness, expert says

  • Fathers' Concern Rises When Teens Start Having Sex
    (15-May-2009)
    Dads become more motivated to intervene and keep kids safe, study finds

  • More Single Women Are Having Babies
    (13-May-2009)
    In U.S., 40 percent of new moms aren't married, CDC reports

  • Most Depressed Teens Don't Get Treatment
    (13-May-2009)
    Lack of insurance often reason why, government report suggests

  • Frequent Feedings May Be Making Babies Fat
    (12-May-2009)
    Moms might not notice signs that infants are full, study concludes

  • Health Tip: Keep Medications Away From Children
    (11-May-2009)
    Prevent accidental ingestion

  • Pooches Sometimes Miss the Point
    (07-May-2009)
    Like 2-year-old kids, dogs understand some but not all gestures, researchers say

  • Health Tip: When Children Stutter
    (07-May-2009)
    Suggestions on how you should respond

  • Health Tip: Help Your Child Cope With Diabetes
    (06-May-2009)
    The adjustment may take time

  • Health Tip: Common Food Allergies in Children
    (05-May-2009)
    Here's what may make them react

  • Keeping Appointments Key to Keeping Vaccines on Track
    (05-May-2009)
    Children fall behind on shots when parents don't make it to the doctor

  • More Kids Being Hurt by Falling Furniture
    (04-May-2009)
    Researcher calls for parental diligence and new safety regulations

  • Health Tip: Get Fit After Baby is Born
    (04-May-2009)
    But don't overdo it

  • More Low-Income Kids Are Getting Vaccinated
    (04-May-2009)
    The immunization gap between wealthier, poorer children is shrinking, study finds

  • Hearing Loss Tops Parents' Concern for Kids
    (01-May-2009)
    Damage from loud external noises puts 3 million youngsters under 18 at risk, group says

  • Millions of Kids Live With Substance-Abusing Parents
    (30-Apr-2009)
    Expert says situation causes mental, physical problems in offspring

  • Health Tip: After Baby is Born
    (29-Apr-2009)
    Suggestions for maintaining a healthy relationship with your partner

  • What May Be Causing Your Child's Headaches
    (23-Apr-2009)
    Some potential triggers

  • Binge Drinking May Damage Teens' Brains
    (22-Apr-2009)
    'White matter' impairment could mean a 10% decline in information recall, scientists say

  • Kids and Veggies: Offer Them and They Will Eat
    (20-Apr-2009)
    Availability in poor areas more of an issue than youngsters' tastes, studies find

  • Almost 1 in 10 Young Video Game Users 'Addicted'
    (20-Apr-2009)
    Study finds pathological behavior can cause children real problems

  • Family Ties May Help Prevent Teen Suicide
    (16-Apr-2009)
    Bonds with parents, more than peers, are key, study finds

  • Deployment Takes Toll on Military Moms and Teens
    (15-Apr-2009)
    Their children are prone to risky behaviors, study finds

  • Health Tip: Selecting a Baby Stroller
    (07-Apr-2009)
    Make sure it's safe

  • Tough Legislation on Underage Drinking Seems to Save Lives
    (07-Apr-2009)
    Laws on purchase and possession of alcohol, zero tolerance prevent more than 700 deaths a year, study says

  • Parents Worry That 'Alcopops' Encourage Teen Drinking
    (07-Apr-2009)
    The flavored drinks should carry warning labels, survey respondents say

  • More U.S. Kids Taking Diabetes, Blood Pressure Drugs
    (06-Apr-2009)
    Prescriptions rose by more than 15 percent in 3 years, researchers say

  • Kids Who Lack Self-Control May Be Prone to Weight Gain
    (06-Apr-2009)
    New research finds that need for instant gratification might play a part

  • Breathe Easier Knowing Spring's Pollen Triggers
    (05-Apr-2009)
    Children are especially vulnerable to seasonal allergies, so be prepared, expert says

  • TV Time May Not Be Benign
    (03-Apr-2009)
    Behavioral problems, obesity more likely in kids who watch 2 hours-plus a day

  • Poor Kids Exposed to More Secondhand Smoke
    (03-Apr-2009)
    Wealthier households are less apt to include adult smokers, study finds

  • Health Tip: Calming Chickenpox
    (01-Apr-2009)
    Help keep your child comfortable

  • Mothers of Multiples May Face Higher Depression Risk
    (01-Apr-2009)
    Hopkins researchers find that few new moms seek help for symptoms

  • Health Tip: Managing the Teen Years
    (31-Mar-2009)
    Suggestions for anxious parents

  • Families That Eat Together Serve Up Good Dietary Habits
    (27-Mar-2009)
    Kids make smarter food choices later on, study finds

  • U.S. Asked to Do More for Kids' Mental Health
    (26-Mar-2009)
    Report urges new role in coordinating, funding local prevention efforts

  • Genes May Boost Harm to Kids From Secondhand Smoke
    (26-Mar-2009)
    Certain variants weaken lungs' defenses against free radicals, researchers say

  • A Child's Sweet Tooth May Be All in the Bones
    (25-Mar-2009)
    Study suggests that fast-growing youth have greater fondness for treats

  • Health Tip: Check Your Baby's Feet
    (23-Mar-2009)
    Make sure they're developing normally

  • Lexapro Approved for Adolescent Depression
    (20-Mar-2009)
    For people aged 12 to 17 with major depressive disorder

  • Health Tip: Have Your Child's Hearing Checked
    (16-Mar-2009)
    When to see an audiologist

  • Exposure to Peanuts May Build Tolerance to Allergy
    (16-Mar-2009)
    The therapy is still experimental, and more research is needed, study says

  • To Rid Heads of Lice, Wet-Combing May Work Best
    (16-Mar-2009)
    But researchers say visual inspections can help determine scope of infestation

  • Health Tip: Minor Reaction to Childhood Immunizations
    (13-Mar-2009)
    Here's how to ease minor discomfort

  • Children's Bath Products Contain Contaminants
    (13-Mar-2009)
    Report says they aren't listed on labels; manufacturers say products are safe

  • Kids Who Live Near Green Spaces Seem to Walk More
    (12-Mar-2009)
    Experts urge urban planners to heed study's finding and help fight obesity

  • In Tough Times, Kids May Find Solace With Grandparents
    (07-Mar-2009)
    Benefits extend to youths' behavior as family situations change, study finds

  • Preventing Shaken Baby Syndrome
    (05-Mar-2009)
    Parents who are prepared for infant's crying bouts can maintain better control, studies say

  • Health Tip: Coping With Juvenile Arthritis
    (04-Mar-2009)
    How to help your child adjust

  • Kids' Risks Increase When Parents Are Bipolar
    (04-Mar-2009)
    Knowing that mood disorders are more common in offspring may aid in detection, experts say

  • Impulsive Kindergartners May Turn to Gambling
    (03-Mar-2009)
    It's just one of the serious consequences these children are prone to, study suggests

  • Smoking, Drinking Should Matter in Movie Ratings, Parent Survey Finds
    (03-Mar-2009)
    But, they underestimate potential impact film scenes have on their kids

  • TV Watching Doesn't Fast-Track Baby's Skills
    (02-Mar-2009)
    Study finds no value -- but also no harm -- from TV viewing by young children

  • Swimming Lessons Don't Increase Drowning Risk, Study Says
    (02-Mar-2009)
    But experts warn parents that instruction alone is no guarantee

  • Teens From Smoke-Free Homes Carry on Tradition
    (27-Feb-2009)
    Youths prefer living quarters without puffers once they move on, study finds

  • Health Tip: Prevent Your Children From Choking
    (27-Feb-2009)
    Suggestions to reduce their risk

  • Health Tip: Dealing With Depression After Pregnancy
    (27-Feb-2009)
    How to help get rid of the blues

  • Health Tip: Does Your Child Have an Ear Infection?
    (26-Feb-2009)
    Here's a list of telltale signs

  • Work May Not Be Best for Young Kids
    (25-Feb-2009)
    Study suggests jobs such as baby-sitting, lawn mowing could spell trouble

  • Are Internet-Addicted Kids More Violent?
    (23-Feb-2009)
    Taiwanese study says yes, but American experts aren't so sure

  • Watching R-Rated Movies Boosts Kids' Smoking Risk
    (23-Feb-2009)
    The finding could point to a general parental permissiveness, researchers say

  • Bill Clinton, Health Groups to Tackle Childhood Obesity
    (20-Feb-2009)
    Public, private coalition hopes to meet weight-linked healthcare needs of 6.2 million kids

  • Health Tip: Keeping Your Children Warm in Winter
    (19-Feb-2009)
    Dress youngsters for cold weather

  • Men Must Contend With a Biological Clock, Too
    (14-Feb-2009)
    Older males face higher risk of fathering children with medical problems, research finds

  • Baby Gestures Linked to Vocabulary Development
    (12-Feb-2009)
    Kids from high-income families do better at both, but researchers not exactly sure why

  • Parental Distrust May Explain Lack of Black Children in Clinical Trials
    (06-Feb-2009)
    They express more doubt as to safety, transparency of medical research, study finds

  • For Preschoolers, Even 'Play' Tends to Be Sedentary
    (06-Feb-2009)
    Study finds great inactivity and little encouragement for kids to be otherwise

  • Health Tip: Wean Your Child From Breast-Feeding
    (05-Feb-2009)
    Suggestions to ease the transition

  • What Moms Learned May Be Passed to Offspring
    (05-Feb-2009)
    Mouse study concludes rich environmental memories can affect learning in children

  • Tainted China Formula Caused High Rate of Kidney Stones in Kids
    (04-Feb-2009)
    Almost 10% of infants who ingested melamine developed deposits, study finds

  • RSV to Blame for 1 in 13 Pediatrician Visits
    (04-Feb-2009)
    Respiratory virus strikes healthy kids, and it affects more youngsters than flu, study finds

  • Health Tip: Safe Use of Air Bags
    (03-Feb-2009)
    How you and your children should be seated

  • Childhood Beach Vacations May Boost Melanoma Risk
    (03-Feb-2009)
    Each seaside stay increased skin moles by 5%, study found

  • Teen TV Time Tied to Adult Depression
    (02-Feb-2009)
    More exposure meant more symptoms, study found

  • Adult Fast-Food Diets Tied to Too Much TV as Teen
    (30-Jan-2009)
    Hours of ads for greasy, sugary fare may be to blame, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Problems With a Picky Eater?
    (26-Jan-2009)
    Suggestions to maintain proper nutrition

  • Cell Phones, Traffic a Deadly Combo for Kids
    (26-Jan-2009)
    They're more likely to be hit crossing intersections, study shows

  • Moms Who Breast-Feed Less Likely to Neglect Child
    (26-Jan-2009)
    Australian researchers suggest hormone released during act reinforces maternal bond

  • Hallucinations Are Rare Side Effects of ADHD Medications
    (26-Jan-2009)
    Visual or tactile sensations of bugs an uncommon, but possible, reaction, study finds

  • More Accidental Infant Deaths Blamed on Suffocation in Bed
    (26-Jan-2009)
    Black boys under age of 4 months most susceptible, analysis finds

  • Salmonella Common in U.S. Poultry
    (23-Jan-2009)
    2 outbreaks highlight the dangers of infection from live birds, report shows

  • CDC Warns of Rise in Childhood Infections Tied to Meningitis Germ
    (23-Jan-2009)
    5 cases, 1 fatal, in Minnesota could be linked to shortage of vaccine, officials say

  • Preschool Lunch Doesn't Always Pack Nutritious Punch
    (19-Jan-2009)
    Study finds meals from home often lack fruits, veggies, whole grains

  • Health Tip: Easing a Croupy Cough
    (16-Jan-2009)
    Help make your child more comfortable

  • Vicks VapoRub Linked to Infant Breathing Problems
    (13-Jan-2009)
    Misuse may cause respiratory distress, researchers say; company says product is safe

  • Parents Not Best Barometer of Kid's Eating, Exercise Habits
    (09-Jan-2009)
    Survey found mismatch between perception, reality

  • Health Tip: Help Stop Thumbsucking
    (07-Jan-2009)
    Before it affects your child's teeth

  • Health Tip: Help Prevent Toy Injuries
    (05-Jan-2009)
    Make sure they're age-appropriate

  • Health Tip: Choosing a Crib
    (31-Dec-2008)
    Help keep baby safe

  • Dubious Drugs, Tainted Foods Top 2008's Health Stories
    (31-Dec-2008)
    But deaths from heart disease, cancer show encouraging drop

  • Many Teens Don't Keep Virginity Pledges
    (29-Dec-2008)
    Pledgers are also less likely to use birth control, study finds

  • Consider Kids' Health on Tropical Trips
    (25-Dec-2008)
    Make sure shots are up to date and avoid local dangers, expert advises

  • Health Tip: Preparing Your Child For Therapy
    (23-Dec-2008)
    Suggestions for how to reassure your youngster

  • The Best Holiday Toys Are Safe Holiday Toys
    (21-Dec-2008)
    New federal law requires extensive testing before they hit store shelves

  • Almost Half of Kids Still Exposed to Secondhand Smoke
    (19-Dec-2008)
    Survey says that despite progress, more is needed to clean up air in homes, cars

  • Moms-to-Be Who Drink May Damage Fetus' White Matter
    (19-Dec-2008)
    Study says brain microstructural changes may lead to cognitive problems

  • 'Hot' Toys May Not Be the Best Present
    (18-Dec-2008)
    Giving the gift of your time with kids is one option to consider

  • Among Cardiologists, Women Cite Discrimination
    (16-Dec-2008)
    Survey finds roadblocks still plague female practitioners

  • Health Tip: Braces Basics
    (15-Dec-2008)
    Take care of your teeth and braces

  • Later School Start Time Cuts Teens' Car Crash Risk
    (15-Dec-2008)
    A little more sleep means sharper young drivers, study suggests

  • New Food Pyramid Is Aimed at Kids
    (13-Dec-2008)
    'MyPyramid for Preschoolers' helps parents expand little ones' diet in a healthy way

  • Study Questions Value of Anti-Meth Campaign
    (11-Dec-2008)
    Kids seem to be ignoring message that methamphetamine is dangerous

  • Obese Kids More Prone to Limb Injuries in Car Crashes
    (10-Dec-2008)
    Weaker bones from poor diet, less exercise may be to blame, experts say

  • Obesity is a Family Affair
    (10-Dec-2008)
    Skipped meals, too much TV time end up harming kids, study finds

  • 38% of U.S. Adults Use Alternative Treatments
    (10-Dec-2008)
    As do 12% of children, new government survey says

  • Gene May Make Kids Crave Junk Food
    (10-Dec-2008)
    Some are genetically driven to eat more calories, study suggests

  • Report Finds Fault With U.S. Health Services for Teens
    (09-Dec-2008)
    Among recommendations: More coordinated care, better training for providers

  • Childhood Constipation Carries a Big Price Tag
    (08-Dec-2008)
    Study estimates US treatment costs at $4 billion, similar to asthma

  • Laws Governing Indoor Tanning by Teens Don't Work
    (08-Dec-2008)
    Study says lax enforcement probably to blame; experts cite risk of skin cancer

  • Decongestant Exposure Needs Closer Look
    (05-Dec-2008)
    Study says pseudoephedrine for kids under 2 poses toxicity issues because of use patterns

  • Exercise Eases Obesity and Anger in Kids
    (03-Dec-2008)
    After-school aerobics helped youngsters feel better mentally, physically, researchers say

  • Preemies' Low Blood Pressure Linked to SIDS
    (01-Dec-2008)
    Preterm infants already at higher risk for SIDS and this may be why, researchers say

  • Beware of Toxic Toys This Holiday Season
    (28-Nov-2008)
    Dangerous chemicals make some playthings unfit for kids, report claims

  • Hair Beads Spurring Head Trauma in Kids
    (26-Nov-2008)
    And hard plastic versions often aren't visible on CT scans, experts note

  • Health Tip: Keep Bathroom Chemicals Locked Up
    (24-Nov-2008)
    Prevent potential poisoning

  • Parents Often Choose ER for Routine Kids' Care
    (24-Nov-2008)
    Wait times, frustration with primary care doctors driving the trend, study finds

  • Getting Tough on Bullying
    (21-Nov-2008)
    Kids, parents and schools need to work together to stop abusive behavior, experts say

  • Health Tip: Signs of Celiac Disease in Children
    (21-Nov-2008)
    Here are typical symptoms

  • Autumn Babies More Prone to Asthma
    (21-Nov-2008)
    Winter viruses may be to blame, study suggests

  • Parent Smoking During Pregnancy Raises Kids' Heart Risks
    (20-Nov-2008)
    More carotid artery thickening in these young adults points to danger, study finds

  • CDC Monitors Shortage of Hib Vaccine
    (20-Nov-2008)
    The shot protects against infection that can cause meningitis, pneumonia in young children

  • Health Tip: Is Your Child More Prone to Ear Infections?
    (19-Nov-2008)
    Here are some risk factors

  • Health Tip: Conditions That May Affect a Newborn's Skin
    (18-Nov-2008)
    Most should resolve themselves in a few weeks

  • High-Fat Diet While Pregnant May Produce Obese Kids
    (14-Nov-2008)
    It may lead to permanent changes in the fetal brain, study says

  • U.S. Teens Brimming With Self-Esteem
    (12-Nov-2008)
    But parent-instilled 'overconfidence' may be spurring unrealistic expectations, study suggests

  • Early Onset Approved for ADHD Drug
    (12-Nov-2008)
    30-minute onset of action for Focalin XR

  • Health Tip: Doing Your Baby's Laundry
    (11-Nov-2008)
    Protect sensitive new skin

  • Health Tip: Protect Baby From Diaper Rash
    (10-Nov-2008)
    Prevention suggestions

  • Childhood Food Allergies on the Rise
    (10-Nov-2008)
    But researchers are working on new therapies to combat the problem

  • Health Tip: Evaluating Your Child's Vision
    (06-Nov-2008)
    How to spot potential problems

  • Health Tip: Choosing Your Child's Therapist
    (06-Nov-2008)
    What to look for when deciding

  • Counseling Can Combat Youth Violence
    (06-Nov-2008)
    And referrals should start with emergency room doctors, study says

  • Salmonella Outbreak Tied to Dry Dog Food Continues
    (06-Nov-2008)
    Eight more people -- mostly young children -- infected, bringing total to 79, CDC says

  • Health Tip: After Your Child is Born
    (05-Nov-2008)
    Spot warning signs of umbilical cord infection

  • Most Parents Don't Overreact to Child Gene Tests
    (05-Nov-2008)
    They weigh the results as they do family history, study finds

  • Smokers' Homes More Likely to House Hungry Kids
    (04-Nov-2008)
    Study finds twice the incidence of 'food insecurity'

  • Family Halloween Safety Can Be Fiendishly Simple
    (31-Oct-2008)
    Limit trick-or-treating to familiar places, don't take candy from strangers, expert says

  • Excess Weight Gain During Pregnancy a Risk to Mother and Child
    (31-Oct-2008)
    It doubles the chances of having a heavy baby, study finds

  • Halloween Candy: It's Not How Much Kids Eat, It's When
    (30-Oct-2008)
    Prolonged exposure to acid in the mouth is the culprit, pediatric dentist says

  • Breast-Fed Baby May Mean Better Behaved Child
    (29-Oct-2008)
    Psychological woes less likely compared to bottle-fed kids, study found

  • Health Tip: If Your Child Takes Medicine
    (27-Oct-2008)
    Safety suggestions for dosage and storage

  • Family Flu Shots Protect Babies Before Leaving Hospital
    (26-Oct-2008)
    Vaccinating those in closest contact with newborns provides 'cocooning effect'

  • Health Tip: Trick-or-Treating Safely
    (24-Oct-2008)
    Have a fun Halloween

  • Health Tip: Talking With Your Daughter About Menstruation
    (24-Oct-2008)
    Suggestions for how to approach the subject

  • Kids Who Drink Before 15 Face Poor Health as Adults
    (24-Oct-2008)
    They're 2 to 3 times more likely to develop substance dependence, study says

  • Health Tip: Help Prevent Nosebleeds
    (22-Oct-2008)
    Suggestions for children

  • Health Tip: Fluoride Use by Children
    (22-Oct-2008)
    How much do they need?

  • Health Tip: Protecting Your Child at Day Care
    (21-Oct-2008)
    Help prevent the spread of germs

  • Interventions to Promote Breast-Feeding Succeed
    (21-Oct-2008)
    Education before and after birth helps new moms participate, task force says

  • General Anesthesia Tied to Developmental Woes in Kids
    (21-Oct-2008)
    But findings are preliminary, and no reason to keep children from needed surgery, experts say

  • Many Kids Lack Insurance, Despite Having Insured Parents
    (21-Oct-2008)
    More than 3 million children fall into this category, study suggests

  • Secondhand Smoke Worse for Children
    (20-Oct-2008)
    Kids at higher risk, since they breathe in more air by weight than adults, study says

  • Health Tip: Make Time for Breakfast
    (17-Oct-2008)
    Start the day with a healthy meal

  • Health Tip: Choose a Safe Halloween Costume
    (17-Oct-2008)
    And have a fun holiday

  • Health Tip: Watch Your Diet While Breast-Feeding
    (16-Oct-2008)
    What's safe for your baby

  • Infants Can Tell Happy Music From Sad
    (16-Oct-2008)
    Study illustrates the rapid development of the human brain

  • Gene Variations, Secondhand Smoke Linked to Early Asthma
    (15-Oct-2008)
    The combination nearly tripled the risk for children under 4, study found

  • Why Some Kids Are Bullied From the Start
    (13-Oct-2008)
    Study finds early aggression, harsh parenting, economic status combine to make a victim

  • Health Tip: Bonding With Your Premature Baby
    (10-Oct-2008)
    How you can interact

  • Gene Variation Found in Boys With Delinquent Peers
    (10-Oct-2008)
    High-risk homes with disengaged moms defined pattern, but not for young girls, study finds

  • Health Tip: Prepare Your Child for a New Baby
    (09-Oct-2008)
    Adjusting to a new brother or sister

  • Family Income Impacts Children's Health
    (08-Oct-2008)
    Big gaps exist between states, and between poor, middle- and upper-class families, study finds

  • Microwaves a Menace for Young Kids
    (07-Oct-2008)
    Scalds, resulting in serious injuries, can occur, study finds

  • For Some Animals, There's No Place at Home
    (07-Oct-2008)
    Exotic pets like rodents, reptiles and monkeys can carry disease, report warns

  • Drug Companies Say No Cold Meds for Kids Under 4
    (07-Oct-2008)
    FDA supports industry's voluntary action to change labeling as agency continues to assess whether products are safe for the youngest set

  • Bedroom Fan Cuts SIDS Risk by 72%
    (06-Oct-2008)
    Increasing ventilation in baby's bedroom produced surprisingly good results, study reports.

  • Pediatricians Would Admit Error Only Half the Time
    (06-Oct-2008)
    Doctors often don't disclose less obvious mistakes, even if they cause harm, study finds

  • Kids' Flu Shot Largely Ineffective Over Past Few Years
    (06-Oct-2008)
    Study finds it didn't keep them from hospitals, doctors' offices

  • Health Tip: Parenting a Child With ADHD
    (03-Oct-2008)
    Suggestions to guide the child's behavior

  • FDA Wants More Time to Study Cold Meds for Kids
    (02-Oct-2008)
    More data needed on whether OTC remedies are safe, agency official tells public meeting

  • Hard Decisions for the Littlest Lives
    (01-Oct-2008)
    Study finds poor communication between doctors, parents of gravely ill newborns

  • Health Tip: When Your Child is Teething
    (01-Oct-2008)
    Normal and unusual symptoms

  • Health Tip: Does Your Child Need a Nap?
    (29-Sep-2008)
    Signs that say yes

  • Health Tip: If Your Child Stutters
    (26-Sep-2008)
    What parents can do

  • Babies Who Eat Fish Lower Eczema Risk
    (26-Sep-2008)
    Study found doing so before 9 months decreased chances of skin condition by 25%

  • Parental Involvement in School Has Its Limits
    (19-Sep-2008)
    Overprotective moms and dads need to learn when to let go, expert says

  • More Kids Getting Kidney Stones
    (18-Sep-2008)
    Doctors blame sedentary lifestyle, obesity, poor diet

  • Parenting Plays Key Role in Infant's Response to Stress
    (18-Sep-2008)
    While genes affect physiological development, mom's behavior changes effect, study says

  • Health Tip: Booster Seat Safety
    (17-Sep-2008)
    When your child outgrows the car seat

  • Pregnant Mom's Flu Shot Protects Baby
    (17-Sep-2008)
    U.S. health officials will mull new findings at vaccine meeting

  • Health Tip: Prevent Ear Pain in Flight
    (16-Sep-2008)
    Help keep your child comfortable

  • Banning Soft Drinks in Schools Has Small Impact
    (12-Sep-2008)
    Study finds only limited gains from no-sale policies

  • Natural Childbirth Moms More Attuned to Babies' Cry
    (11-Sep-2008)
    Finding may help shed light on postpartum depression in those choosing Caesareans

  • Bullying Top Concern of Parents With Overweight Child
    (11-Sep-2008)
    They view intimidation as even greater problem than obesity itself, study says

  • Depressed Moms in Violent Homes Twice as Likely to Hit Kids
    (11-Sep-2008)
    Spousal arguing also increased frequency with which mothers slapped children, study says

  • Health Tip: Help Your Child Develop Healthy Habits
    (10-Sep-2008)
    Set a good example at home

  • CDC Campaign Targets MRSA Infections
    (09-Sep-2008)
    Well-informed parents are a child's best defense, official says

  • Health Tip: Stay Safe on the School Bus
    (08-Sep-2008)
    Good behavior can help prevent injury

  • Think You Are Lead-Free? Check Your Soil
    (05-Sep-2008)
    Yards, parks in older U.S. cities retain high amounts of the toxin, research shows

  • Non-Hospital Baby Abductions a New Concern
    (05-Sep-2008)
    Study highlights the value of education and media involvement

  • Most U.S. Kids Getting Recommended Vaccinations
    (04-Sep-2008)
    More than 77% are fully inoculated, federal officials say

  • Kids of Stressed, Low-Income Moms Prone to Weight Problems
    (03-Sep-2008)
    Anxiety may prompt the children to eat unhealthy foods, study suggests

  • Health Tip: Buy a Safe Bathtub for Baby
    (02-Sep-2008)
    Make sure it has safety features

  • Paid Family Leave Program Goes Mostly Unused
    (02-Sep-2008)
    Study finds only 5% of Californians took benefit of nation's 1st such law, passed in 2004

  • Youth Suicides Continue to Rise in U.S.
    (02-Sep-2008)
    One reason may be reluctance to prescribe antidepressants, study suggests

  • Extremely Preemie Babies Prone to Behavior Woes Later On
    (02-Sep-2008)
    Children born at or before 25 weeks were 4 times more likely to have problems at age 6, study found

  • Health Tip: When Your Baby Needs Shots
    (01-Sep-2008)
    Make the ordeal less painful

  • Health Tip: Leaving Your Children Alone
    (27-Aug-2008)
    When are they ready?

  • Study Links Spanking to Physical Abuse
    (27-Aug-2008)
    Those who paddled were 3 times likelier to use harsher punishments

  • Health Tip: When Your Child Worries
    (25-Aug-2008)
    Help ease the child's fears

  • Healthy Lunches Help Kids' Concentration in School
    (24-Aug-2008)
    Parents should go light on fats and remember their example is best teacher, expert says

  • Health Tip: When Your Diabetic Child Takes a Trip
    (22-Aug-2008)
    How to prepare

  • Home Smoking Ban Keeps Teens From Lighting Up
    (22-Aug-2008)
    But parental behavior remains strong influence on kids' attitudes, study says

  • Spoonful of Sugar Really Might Help Medicine Go Down
    (21-Aug-2008)
    Some children have evolutionary distaste for bitter remedies, foods, study finds

  • Health Tip: Prevent Bath Time Injuries
    (20-Aug-2008)
    Keep baby safe

  • Obesity Rates Up in 37 States: Report
    (19-Aug-2008)
    At least 20% of adults are obese in every state except Colorado

  • Health Tip: Check Baby's Toys for Safety
    (18-Aug-2008)
    Avoid playthings that can cause injury

  • Poor Sleep Linked to High Blood Pressure in Teens
    (18-Aug-2008)
    Similar results have been found in studies of adults

  • Health Tip: Beating Backpack Pain
    (13-Aug-2008)
    Wear it the right way

  • Health Tip: Read to Your Toddler
    (12-Aug-2008)
    Encourage reading when your child is young

  • Chickenpox Protection: Get That Booster
    (08-Aug-2008)
    Immunity can fade after first injection, so second shot now recommended

  • Breast-Feeding: The Stress Buster That Lasts for Years
    (08-Aug-2008)
    Researchers say mothers milk makes for even-keeled kids

  • Easing Your Teens Into the Back-to-School Schedule
    (08-Aug-2008)
    Before classes start, reset those summer sleep times to soften the transition

  • Health Tip: Managing Your Child's Migraines
    (07-Aug-2008)
    Suggestions to help prevent them

  • Men More Likely Than Women to Adopt Children
    (07-Aug-2008)
    Report says it may be that some men adopt women's kids from previous relationship

  • Autistic Children Make Limited Eye Contact
    (06-Aug-2008)
    Finding could offer doctors a chance to treat the disorder earlier

  • Health Tip: Keep Baby From Heat Rash
    (05-Aug-2008)
    Help the infant stay cool and dry

  • Nurturing Parents Can Cut Risk of Aggression in Girls
    (05-Aug-2008)
    Teens who mature early without positive feedback more likely to choose bullying behavior

  • Many Women Struggle With Challenge of a Newborn
    (05-Aug-2008)
    They feel isolated and stressed, as well as physically and emotionally drained, report finds

  • Children in Blended Families Still Close to Biological Mothers
    (04-Aug-2008)
    Family situation shapes parental involvement less than thought, study finds

  • OTC Cold Medicines Sending Children to Emergency Rooms
    (04-Aug-2008)
    The FDA recently advised that kids under 2 not use these products

  • Many Kids Under 15 Watch Violent Movies
    (04-Aug-2008)
    In some cases, parents encourage the habit, U.S. survey shows

  • Wives Often Head Home When Husband's Workload Grows
    (01-Aug-2008)
    However, the reverse isn't usually true, study says

  • Health Tip: Feeding Your Baby
    (31-Jul-2008)
    What the infant should eat, and how often

  • Health Tip: Bottled or Tap?
    (23-Jul-2008)
    Common pollutants are riskier for some

  • Family Meals Can Help Teen Girls Avoid Drugs, Alcohol
    (23-Jul-2008)
    But the study didn't find a similar effect on boys

  • Health Tip: Keep Baby Safe in the Crib
    (22-Jul-2008)
    Suggestions to prevent injury

  • Stretch That Grocery List in Lean Times
    (21-Jul-2008)
    Tips to serve your family healthy meals for less

  • Health Tip: If Your Child Wears Glasses
    (21-Jul-2008)
    How to encourage their use

  • Access Is Key to Kids' Decision to Smoke
    (19-Jul-2008)
    Smoking friends or stores selling cigarettes make the habit more likely, study finds

  • Prenatal Alcohol Exposure Endangers Neurotrophin Levels
    (18-Jul-2008)
    These peptides are critical for normal development of the brain, study says

  • Breast-Fed Babies Have Fewer GI Infections
    (18-Jul-2008)
    But they're more likely to be iron-deficient, study finds

  • Low-Fat Milk OK for Some Toddlers
    (17-Jul-2008)
    Pediatricians look to help those at risk of obesity or with high cholesterol

  • Health Tip: Signs of Problems at Daycare
    (16-Jul-2008)
    Make sure your child is safe

  • Premature Birth Linked to Some Unexpected Later Problems
    (16-Jul-2008)
    Education, even income levels, appear to be affected by early birth, study finds

  • Health Tip: Toddler-Proof Your Home
    (15-Jul-2008)
    Protect your child from injury

  • Background TV Distracts Kids From Play
    (15-Jul-2008)
    It may interfere with the development of attention skills, study suggests

  • Health Tip: Teens and Sleep
    (14-Jul-2008)
    Signs that you're not getting enough

  • Workshop Helps Parents, Kids Talk About Sex
    (11-Jul-2008)
    Lunch break dialogues drew both together to discuss attitudes, health issues

  • A Young Life Lost to Prescription Drug Abuse
    (10-Jul-2008)
    Harrison Neal, 17, is one of a growing list of victims from this addiction, experts say

  • Health Tip: Parenting Twins
    (10-Jul-2008)
    Help each establish a unique identity

  • A Sweet Way to Shield Baby's Teeth
    (08-Jul-2008)
    Syrup containing sugar substitute xylitol actually helps prevent cavities, researchers say

  • ADHD Might Raise Kids' Obesity Risk
    (07-Jul-2008)
    Parents should be aware of small risk for those not on meds, expert says

  • 'Sideline' Rage Triggers Mirror Those of Angry Drivers
    (07-Jul-2008)
    Parents who rant at kids' sporting events let ego get in the way, study says

  • Health Tip: Safety on Wheels
    (07-Jul-2008)
    Prevent injuries from roller sports

  • Baby's Smile Lights Up Mom's Brain
    (07-Jul-2008)
    A crying infant didn't evoke same response, study found

  • Pediatricians Recommend Cholesterol Drugs for Some Kids
    (07-Jul-2008)
    Children as young as 2 should be tested for high cholesterol, group says

  • Child Care May Lead to Unwanted Weight Gain in Infants
    (07-Jul-2008)
    Lack of breast-feeding and early introduction of solid foods may be to blame, study says

  • On Independence Day, Think Fireworks Safety First
    (04-Jul-2008)
    Experts say leave the July 4 celebrations to the pros

  • Health Tip: Have a Safe Fourth of July
    (04-Jul-2008)
    Keep kids away from fireworks

  • Playing It Safe With High School Sports
    (03-Jul-2008)
    Coaches, athletic trainers focus on prevention, better treatment for young athletes

  • SIDS Linked to Brain Chemical Dysfunction
    (03-Jul-2008)
    Improper regulation of serotonin triggered sudden death in mice, researchers report

  • Start Packing for Great American Backyard Campout
    (27-Jun-2008)
    National Wildlife Federation says turn off TVs, computers, venture into nature

  • Health Tip: Depression Among Teens
    (27-Jun-2008)
    Factors that increase their risk

  • Health Tip: Protect Your Child From Backpack Injuries
    (26-Jun-2008)
    Learn the warning signs

  • Health Tip: Prevent Falls From Windows
    (26-Jun-2008)
    Here are some safety suggestions

  • Many Teens Getting Free Alcohol From Adults
    (26-Jun-2008)
    Federal survey finds some getting alcohol from their parents

  • Health Tip: Swing Set Safety
    (25-Jun-2008)
    Take precautions to keep your child safe

  • New Scheduler Helps Track Kids' Shots
    (24-Jun-2008)
    Computerized program tells them when to give vaccines after child misses appointment

  • New 5-in-1 Vaccine May Reduce Number of Pediatric Shots
    (23-Jun-2008)
    By as many as one-third

  • Health Tip: Prevent Infection After Circumcision
    (20-Jun-2008)
    Take care of your newborn

  • Measle's Spread Doesn't Depend on Airways
    (20-Jun-2008)
    Instead, certain immune cells may be key, new study shows

  • Health Tip: Colicky Baby?
    (17-Jun-2008)
    Understanding the condition will help

  • Parents Worry About Tweens Left Alone
    (13-Jun-2008)
    Poll finds they fret about kids' knowledge of safety, privacy, emergency practices, but will leave them alone anyway

  • Health Tip: Back Pain in Children
    (12-Jun-2008)
    Don't ignore symptoms

  • Health Tip: Considering Adoption?
    (11-Jun-2008)
    How to choose the right agency

  • Health Tip: Delayed Speech in Children
    (10-Jun-2008)
    Some common causes