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Most U.S. Babies Get Their Vaccines: CDC August 28, 2014

But booster shots and second doses lag for 2-year-olds, report finds

Concussion Recovery Can Reverse After Return to Activity, Study Shows August 28, 2014

Expert and researcher say the findings highlight need for slow return to playing field

Even Normal-Weight Teens Can Have Dangerous Eating Disorders, Study Finds August 26, 2014

Researchers saw a nearly 6-fold rise in patients who met all criteria of anorexia except being underweight

Hospital Admission Day Tied to Outcomes for Children With Leukemia August 25, 2014

Those admitted on weekend after first diagnosis have more complications, study finds

Study Ties Colds, Flu to Rare Risk of Stroke in Kids August 20, 2014

Cause seems related to inflammation of the arteries, researchers say

Doctors ID New Ways to Get More Kids Vaccinated August 18, 2014

Messages that focus on benefits to the child have the most impact, study finds

Childhood Urinary Tract Infection May Bring Lasting Harm to Kidneys August 05, 2014

But researchers report that 3 factors spot risk as well as painful catheter/X-ray does

More Young Adults Getting Mental Health Care Under Obamacare: Study August 04, 2014

Increase was slight, but a good sign that law is working, researchers report

When Colds, Flu Lead to Complications in Kids August 04, 2014

About a third of children admitted to hospital for these infections develop respiratory issues, study finds

Tonsillectomy for Sleep Apnea May Trigger Weight Gain July 28, 2014

Study found overweight kids who had surgery were more likely to become obese within seven months

Blood Thinners May Not Be Needed for Kids' Back Surgery July 15, 2014

Close monitoring enough for most of these patients, study says

iPads Can Trigger Nickel Allergies in Kids July 14, 2014

Report involving 11-year-boy points to a simple solution: an iPad case

Emergency Surgeries on Weekends Riskier for Kids: Study July 11, 2014

Possible explanations include fewer hospital staffers, slower response times, researchers say

Mississippi Girl Thought Cured of HIV Shows Signs of Infection July 11, 2014

After more than two years of no drug therapy, she's back on medication; development disappoints doctors, researchers

TB Rates Among Children May Be Higher Than Estimated July 09, 2014

As many as 650,000 kids worldwide infected each year, researchers report

Glaucoma Can Affect Babies, Too July 02, 2014

In U.S., one in 10,000 infants is born with the vision-robbing disease

Childhood Malnutrition Linked to High Blood Pressure Later in Life: Study June 30, 2014

Preventing childhood hunger might help protect heart health, researchers say

Summer's a Great Time for Tonsil Removal June 27, 2014

Surgery won't disrupt school schedule, kids can relax during recovery, doctor says

ER Visits Peak When Kids Barred From Child Care: Study June 23, 2014

Many working parents need doctor's note, can't wait for regular appointment

Childhood Cancer Survivors More Likely to Be Hospitalized: Study June 12, 2014

Findings show that ongoing health problems follow them long after they've beaten their disease

Recession Forced Many Families to Seek Medicaid Coverage June 10, 2014

Illinois data shows those who had children with chronic illnesses were most affected

Autism's Costs Can Run Into Millions for One Person June 09, 2014

Lost wages, residential care and special education are just some of the driving factors, study finds

Measles Journey Highlights Risk to Unvaccinated Kids June 09, 2014

Minnesota outbreak began with a toddler traveling overseas, study says

Many Childhood Leukemia Survivors Aren't Taking 'Maintenance' Meds: Study June 06, 2014

These drugs help stop acute lymphocytic leukemia from coming back, experts note

Scientists See Environmental Changes to Genes in Kids With Autism May 29, 2014

Double whammy of mutated genes and environmental genetic changes may make disorder more severe

U.S. Measles Cases at 20-Year High May 29, 2014

Almost all infections involve unvaccinated residents who traveled abroad, CDC says

Kids More Likely Than Adults To Be Resistant to HIV Meds: Study May 27, 2014

Fortunately, most infected youngsters with respond to newer medicines, researchers say

Brain Changes May Accompany Type 1 Diabetes Diagnosis in Kids May 23, 2014

Complication called ketoacidosis can affect memory, thinking for six months, reports study

Costs a Barrier to Asthma Care for Some Kids May 22, 2014

High co-pays prevent some children from seeing a doctor or getting needed meds, study finds

Study Probes Why Kids With Autism Are Oversensitive to Touch, Noise May 14, 2014

New brain imaging study shows certain regions are hyperactive to sensory stimuli

Smoking More Likely Among Teens Whose Parents Light Up May 12, 2014

Quitting early in child's life helps reduce risk, researchers say

News Coverage of Teen Suicides May Have Ripple Effect May 02, 2014

Study finds possible link between prominent stories and copy-cat deaths

Overweight Teens Feel Stigmatized, Bullied: Study May 01, 2014

British survey finds some young people link excess weight to laziness and lack of self-control

Language Problems Common for Kids With ADHD, Study Finds April 21, 2014

Anxiety often goes hand in hand with attention disorder, too

Social Skills a Casualty of Childhood Head Injury, Study Suggests April 10, 2014

Disruptions of working memory, mental processing speed make it hard to interact, researchers explain

Parental Messages That Stress No Alcohol Do Get Through, Survey Finds April 01, 2014

92 percent of teens who said parents opposed underage drinking weren't drinkers, MADD says

Smoking Bans Linked to Drop in Premature Births, Kids' Asthma Attacks March 28, 2014

Smoke-free policies offer health benefits for people of all ages, study authors say

U.S. Autism Estimates Rise by 30 Percent for Kids March 27, 2014

Researchers say increase could be due to better diagnosis of the developmental disorder

Mental Illness to Blame for 10 Percent of Kids' Hospitalizations: Study March 18, 2014

Shortage of psychiatrists, psychologists makes it harder to treat children who need help, experts say

Stress Can Quickly Harm Kids' Health: Study March 14, 2014

And chronic stress takes a toll on their well-being, research shows

Just 1.5 Hours of TV a Day May Disrupt Kids' Sleep, Study Says March 10, 2014

The more they watch, the greater the sleep loss

Kids Who Repeat a Grade Can Become Discipline Problems, Study Says March 10, 2014

Schools that had more repeaters had more suspensions, other signs of trouble in student body

Allergy Rates Surprisingly Similar Across the U.S., Study Finds March 07, 2014

However, young children in southern states suffer more than their peers in other regions

State Flu Shot Rule for Preschoolers Curbs Kids' Hospitalizations: CDC March 06, 2014

When vaccination rates rose in Connecticut, serious complications dropped, report finds

Lack of Sleep Compounds Health Problems for Obese Teens: Study March 06, 2014

Researchers report it was independently associated with higher risk of heart disease, diabetes

TV in Child's Bedroom Tied to Weight Gain March 03, 2014

But 'active' video games might help youngsters stay slim, researchers stay

Vaccines Prevent Millions of Infections, Save Billions in Costs: CDC March 03, 2014

But messages about immunization benefits often don't achieve intended goal, researchers discover

Blacks Respond Better to German Measles Vaccine, Study Contends February 28, 2014

Future immunization research may target specific groups or individuals, scientist says

Kids Born With HIV May Face Heart Risks Later, Study Suggests February 27, 2014

Doctors should watch for signs of cardiovascular disease, researcher says

Kids' Body Image Shaped by Parents, Expert Says February 26, 2014

Doctor offers tips for helping children develop healthy eating habits, self-image

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