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

July 21, 2014: Good Schools May Be Good for a Teen's Health, Too
Study found lower-income kids at challenging high schools less likely to engage in risky behaviors

July 17, 2014: 'Little League Shoulder' on the Rise
Rest, possibly combined with physical therapy, key to recovery, research suggests

July 16, 2014: Genes May Raise Risk of Cerebral Palsy, Study Finds
But expert stresses that chance of being born with the disability is small

July 15, 2014: Blood Thinners May Not Be Needed for Kids' Back Surgery
Close monitoring enough for most of these patients, study says

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

July 11, 2014: Emergency Surgeries on Weekends Riskier for Kids: Study
Possible explanations include fewer hospital staffers, slower response times, researchers say

July 11, 2014: Mississippi Girl Thought Cured of HIV Shows Signs of Infection
After more than two years of no drug therapy, she's back on medication; development disappoints doctors, researchers

July 09, 2014: TB Rates Among Children May Be Higher Than Estimated
As many as 650,000 kids worldwide infected each year, researchers report

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

June 30, 2014: Childhood Malnutrition Linked to High Blood Pressure Later in Life: Study
Preventing childhood hunger might help protect heart health, researchers say

June 27, 2014: Summer's a Great Time for Tonsil Removal
Surgery won't disrupt school schedule, kids can relax during recovery, doctor says

June 23, 2014: ER Visits Peak When Kids Barred From Child Care: Study
Many working parents need doctor's note, can't wait for regular appointment

June 12, 2014: Childhood Cancer Survivors More Likely to Be Hospitalized: Study
Findings show that ongoing health problems follow them long after they've beaten their disease

June 10, 2014: Recession Forced Many Families to Seek Medicaid Coverage
Illinois data shows those who had children with chronic illnesses were most affected

June 09, 2014: Autism's Costs Can Run Into Millions for One Person
Lost wages, residential care and special education are just some of the driving factors, study finds

June 09, 2014: Measles Journey Highlights Risk to Unvaccinated Kids
Minnesota outbreak began with a toddler traveling overseas, study says

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

May 29, 2014: Scientists See Environmental Changes to Genes in Kids With Autism
Double whammy of mutated genes and environmental genetic changes may make disorder more severe

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

May 27, 2014: Kids More Likely Than Adults To Be Resistant to HIV Meds: Study
Fortunately, most infected youngsters with respond to newer medicines, researchers say

May 23, 2014: Brain Changes May Accompany Type 1 Diabetes Diagnosis in Kids
Complication called ketoacidosis can affect memory, thinking for six months, reports study

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

May 14, 2014: Study Probes Why Kids With Autism Are Oversensitive to Touch, Noise
New brain imaging study shows certain regions are hyperactive to sensory stimuli

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

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

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

April 21, 2014: Language Problems Common for Kids With ADHD, Study Finds
Anxiety often goes hand in hand with attention disorder, too

April 10, 2014: Social Skills a Casualty of Childhood Head Injury, Study Suggests
Disruptions of working memory, mental processing speed make it hard to interact, researchers explain

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

March 28, 2014: Smoking Bans Linked to Drop in Premature Births, Kids' Asthma Attacks
Smoke-free policies offer health benefits for people of all ages, study authors say

March 27, 2014: U.S. Autism Estimates Rise by 30 Percent for Kids
Researchers say increase could be due to better diagnosis of the developmental disorder

March 18, 2014: Mental Illness to Blame for 10 Percent of Kids' Hospitalizations: Study
Shortage of psychiatrists, psychologists makes it harder to treat children who need help, experts say

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

March 10, 2014: Just 1.5 Hours of TV a Day May Disrupt Kids' Sleep, Study Says
The more they watch, the greater the sleep loss

March 10, 2014: Kids Who Repeat a Grade Can Become Discipline Problems, Study Says
Schools that had more repeaters had more suspensions, other signs of trouble in student body

March 07, 2014: Allergy Rates Surprisingly Similar Across the U.S., Study Finds
However, young children in southern states suffer more than their peers in other regions

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

March 06, 2014: Lack of Sleep Compounds Health Problems for Obese Teens: Study
Researchers report it was independently associated with higher risk of heart disease, diabetes

March 03, 2014: TV in Child's Bedroom Tied to Weight Gain
But 'active' video games might help youngsters stay slim, researchers stay

March 03, 2014: Vaccines Prevent Millions of Infections, Save Billions in Costs: CDC
But messages about immunization benefits often don't achieve intended goal, researchers discover

February 28, 2014: Blacks Respond Better to German Measles Vaccine, Study Contends
Future immunization research may target specific groups or individuals, scientist says

February 27, 2014: Kids Born With HIV May Face Heart Risks Later, Study Suggests
Doctors should watch for signs of cardiovascular disease, researcher says

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

February 26, 2014: Most Teens With Fibromyalgia Suffer Pain, Fatigue as Adults
Four of five continued to experience symptoms, while half had full-blown disorder, study finds

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

February 24, 2014: Use of Tylenol in Pregnancy Tied to Higher ADHD Risk in Child
Risk increases with longer use, researchers say; experts caution the finding needs verification

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

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

February 19, 2014: Gene Variations Leave Infants at Risk of Leukemia, Study Suggests
Finding might one day point the way to a cure, researchers say