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Truth or Fib? When Kids Say They're Too Sick for School August 22, 2016

An expert's advice on when to keep your child home

Does Your Child Need Eyeglasses? August 19, 2016

Kids' eye problems often go undetected. Here's what to look for

Kids With Mild Asthma Can Take Acetaminophen: Study August 17, 2016

Finding counters past research suggesting popular over-the-counter remedy worsens symptoms

U.S. Kids Don't Make the Grade on Heart Health August 11, 2016

Most don't eat right or get enough exercise, and the American Heart Association warns of problems ahead

Young People With Epilepsy Struggle on Many Fronts August 10, 2016

New review finds children, young adults citing discrimination, lack of privacy, exclusion

Brief Return of Concussion Symptoms Normal Part of Recovery: Study August 05, 2016

It's not a setback, pediatric specialist says

Timing of Autism Diagnosis Tied to Choice of Treatment August 05, 2016

Kids diagnosed before age 4 more likely to receive behavior therapy shown to improve outcomes, study says

4 Out of 5 Kids With Epilepsy Have Other Health Problems: Study August 01, 2016

Digestive disorders, headaches, attention-deficit disorder among the common issues

Helping a Child Manage a Chronic Illness July 21, 2016

Feeling they have control over their health helps, researchers say

Much-Maligned Pigeon May Be a Lead Detective July 21, 2016

Researchers find these urban nuisances might aid in monitoring human health hazards

New Treatments Helping Kids With Juvenile Arthritis July 20, 2016

Several biologics have been approved by the FDA for use with certain forms of the disease

3 Health Issues That Can Threaten Young Female Athletes July 18, 2016

Pediatricians' group urges members to watch out for the 'female triad'

Anesthesia Safe for Kids, Doctors' Group Says July 15, 2016

But concerns, child's health history should be discussed with anesthesiologists before surgery

Early Bedtime for Preschoolers, Healthier Weight Later? July 14, 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 July 11, 2016

Findings boost 'hygiene hypothesis,' study authors suggest

Concussion Rates Have Doubled Among U.S. Kids July 11, 2016

Report can't determine whether trend signals more injuries or more diagnoses

Allergists: Daily Bath OK for Kids With Eczema June 29, 2016

The key is immediately following tub time with moisturizer

Easing Your Child's Allergies June 16, 2016

For starters, pay attention to pollen levels, FDA advises

Obesity Rates Rising Among Women: CDC June 07, 2016

Though a major health concern, little has changed, expert says

Double Stem Cell Transplant May Help Fight a Childhood Cancer June 07, 2016

Tandem treatments might give survival edge to kids with neuroblastoma, researcher says

Many Parents Ill-Informed About Kids' Asthma Meds May 31, 2016

Only half surveyed knew what drugs were prescribed, how to use them

'Fat Shaming' Begins in First Grade May 25, 2016

Weight bias affects all aspects of obese kids' lives, researchers say

At Least 1 Full-Time Nurse Per School, Pediatric Group Recommends May 23, 2016

Children's health needs are increasingly complex, requiring more time and expert care

Young Children With Sleep Apnea May Face Learning Difficulties: Study May 17, 2016

Attention, memory and language development might be affected, researchers say

Severe Asthma in Childhood Linked to COPD Risk Later May 12, 2016

Treatments for kids didn't seem to offset risk in adulthood, research suggests

Restrictive Diets May Cause Thyroid Troubles in Young Kids May 10, 2016

Cutting out foods with iodine led to deficiency that harmed metabolism in 2 children, case reports show

Harsh Parenting May Harm a Child's Physical Health May 06, 2016

Problems might last into early adulthood, study suggests

More Kids Burned, Hospitalized as Fireworks Sales Rules Ease May 02, 2016

Findings don't show direct link to serious injuries, but reassessment of laws needed, researchers say

More U.S. Kids Have Chronic Health Problems: Study May 02, 2016

Low-income children are experiencing the biggest increases, researchers report

Certain Cancers Seem Less Likely for Kids of Hispanic Moms Born Outside U.S. April 25, 2016

Analyzing immigrant population can help identify tumor causes, researcher says

Many U.S. Adults Think Kids' Health Is Worse Today April 18, 2016

They also think children have higher stress levels, less family time, poorer coping skills and personal friendships, survey finds

Lung Ultrasound May Be Best to Spot Pneumonia in Kids: Study April 13, 2016

Avoided radiation exposure of standard chest X-rays, and didn't miss any cases

Cleaner Air in California May Mean Healthier Kids: Study April 12, 2016

As smog levels dropped over two decades, children in 8 communities suffered fewer breathing problems

Rural Kids Face Special Challenges When Seriously Ill: Study April 11, 2016

They cost more to treat, travel farther for care and often need hospital readmission, researchers say

Type 1 Diabetes Linked to Epilepsy Risk, Study Suggests April 01, 2016

But the research did not prove a cause-and-effect connection

Even Controlled, Epilepsy May Still Cause Problems for Kids March 31, 2016

Study finds social and educational issues may be a concern as children get older

Infant Ear Infections Becoming Less Common March 28, 2016

Just under half of U.S. babies have them in first year now, compared to 60 percent in '80s and '90s

Troubled Kids' Psychiatric Care Often Delayed by Insurance Rules March 25, 2016

Dealing with red tape consumes clinicians' time, poses danger to patients, researchers say

Antibiotic Resistance Common in Kids' Urinary Tract Infections March 16, 2016

Researchers say threat is worrisome because children are at high risk of kidney complications

Stomach Troubles Not Linked to Autism, Study Finds March 14, 2016

Gastrointestinal problems don't cause the disorder, researcher says

Supervised Exposure Therapy for Peanut Allergy Lasts, Study Finds March 04, 2016

Even after a year-long break, kids maintained their tolerance

Fidgeting May Help Students With ADHD Learn February 29, 2016

Study found symptoms increased when kids faced more challenging memory tasks

Many Parents Downplay Value of Flu Shot, Poll Finds February 26, 2016

Confusion about effectiveness, safety tied to low rates of immunization among U.S. kids

Study Details Dire Consequences of Fetal Alcohol Disorders February 25, 2016

Behavioral, mental health issues require early attention, researcher says

Obesity Can Send Kids' Blood Pressure Soaring: Study February 19, 2016

Losing weight can bring it back in line, expert says

Overweight, Obese Kids Fare Worse in Hospital ICUs, Study Finds February 16, 2016

Researchers not sure if equipment, dosing procedures are a mismatch or if excess weight is a factor

Study Ties School Calendar to Asthma Flare-Ups February 08, 2016

After summer or long break, symptoms spike when kids return to the classroom

Measles Outbreak May Have Swayed Some Parents on Vaccines February 08, 2016

Moms and dads who were well-informed on Disneyland cases were more confident about shots in survey

Adult Survivors of Childhood Brain Tumors May Have Lingering Troubles: Study February 08, 2016

Intelligence, memory and attention can be affected by treatments, researchers say

Waning Whooping Cough Immunity Blamed in Outbreaks February 05, 2016

Teens have very little protection just a few years after vaccination, study finds

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