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Parents Have Mixed Views on When to Keep Sick Kids Out of School January 16, 2017

Most agree those with diarrhea should stay home, but about half would send a child who had thrown up

How to Spot a Common, Potentially Dangerous, Childhood Illness January 12, 2017

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is similar to a cold but can lead to complications that include pneumonia

Kids' Care May Suffer When Parents Clash With Medical Staff January 10, 2017

Doctors, nurses made worse decisions when confronted by 'an angry mother,' study finds

Special Diet May Be Boon for Kids With Crohn's, Colitis January 10, 2017

Eating plan focuses on natural, non-processed foods, such as fruits, veggies and nuts

Are Heartburn Meds During Pregnancy Linked to Asthma in Kids? January 09, 2017

Analysis suggests, but doesn't prove, that these children were one-third more likely to see a doctor for asthma

For Kids With Kidney Disease, Race May Play Role in Outcomes December 29, 2016

Risk of death from kidney failure is 36 percent higher in black children than in whites, study finds

Fish Oil During Pregnancy May Cut Kids' Asthma Risk December 29, 2016

High doses linked to 30 percent drop in children's odds of developing the airway disease, study finds

Smoking in Pregnancy Tied to Kidney Damage in Kids December 22, 2016

Raised risk of reduced organ function seen in 3-year-olds whose moms smoked while pregnant

Down Syndrome May Not Be Big Financial Burden on Families December 16, 2016

Having a child with the condition costs about $80 more a month in medical expenses, study finds

Emergency Surgery Riskier for Kids in Poorer Countries December 13, 2016

Seven times more likely to die within 30 days of abdominal procedures for appendicitis, hernias, study finds

How to Prevent Spread of the Skin Infection Impetigo November 27, 2016

It's a common childhood ailment, but adults can get it, too

Consider Eye Safety When Choosing Kids' Toys November 24, 2016

As holiday shopping season kicks off, here are tips on buying toys and sports-related items

Earnings Fall After a Child's Cancer Diagnosis November 21, 2016

Mothers more likely than fathers to stop working, study finds

More U.S. Kids Getting Drug-Resistant Infections November 17, 2016

Finding highlights growing problem of antibiotic resistance

Doctors Use iPads to Treat 'Lazy Eye,' With Mixed Results November 10, 2016

New studies show no clear, long-term advantages to so-called binocular gaming over traditional eye patching

Kids With Cardiac Arrest Less Likely to Survive CPR at Night November 08, 2016

Researchers don't yet know why chances of success better at other times of day

Parents Often Miss Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Kids November 08, 2016

Signs may include nightmares, avoiding reminders of the trauma, feeling unsafe, researchers find

Childhood Cancer Survivors Living Longer But Not Always Better November 07, 2016

Those treated in 1990s more likely to report pain and poor health as adults, researchers say

Few States Have Plans for Kids Returning to Class After Concussion November 07, 2016

Students need an appropriate return to mental work, doctors say

Pint-Sized Football Players Still at Risk for Injuries November 04, 2016

Youth leagues attract kids as young as 6, and they should be taught how to play the game safely

Skin Patch May Help With Peanut Allergy October 28, 2016

Delivering small amounts of peanut protein boosted tolerance for about half of young patients in study

Deadly Measles Complication May Be More Common Than Believed October 28, 2016

One more reason to get your child vaccinated against the disease, infection experts say

Study Questions Use of Migraine Meds in Kids, Teens October 27, 2016

Researchers found sugar pill worked as well as commonly prescribed drugs

Parent-Led Autism Therapy Shows Lasting Benefits October 26, 2016

Early intervention reduced symptom severity years later, study finds

More Kids and Teens Heading to ER With Headaches October 21, 2016

Study finds hospital admissions for head pain also up; reasons are unclear

Foster Kids Face Higher Risk of Health Problems: Study October 17, 2016

They were even more vulnerable than children in low-income, single-parent families

Mom-to-Be's Antidepressant Use May Be Tied to Speech Issues in Child October 12, 2016

Study shows a link but can't prove cause and effect, and experts stress that overall risk is small

Study Suggests Genetic Link to Middle Ear Infections October 07, 2016

They're the No. 1 reason kids get antibiotics, and finding could point to better treatments, researchers say

Measles Outbreak Among Amish Highlights Need for Vaccinations October 05, 2016

Nearly all who were infected had not been vaccinated, researchers say

Children With Diabetes Can Have Bright Future October 03, 2016

Advances in management of blood sugar disease help avoid long-term complications, doctor says

High Blood Pressure Might Affect Some Kids' Thinking Ability September 29, 2016

But researchers noted that all of the children still tested within normal ranges

Farm Kids Get Fewer Allergies, International Study Finds September 27, 2016

Researchers aim to learn whether early exposure to allergens has a protective effect

Tips for Avoiding Back-to-School Germs, Illnesses September 23, 2016

If kids do get sick, make sure they're fever-free for 24 hours before returning to class

Codeine Not Safe for Kids, Pediatricians Warn September 19, 2016

How it is metabolized is too unpredictable, could cause death, report finds

Childhood Cancer Death Rates Continue to Fall: CDC September 16, 2016

Brain cancer supplants leukemia as the leading killer

Food Allergies Linked to Raised Risk of Asthma, Hay Fever September 14, 2016

Odds rise even higher when kids have more than one food allergy, researchers say

Gel Antibiotic: An Easier Ear Infection Treatment Someday? September 14, 2016

One-time application was highly effective in animal trials, but more study needed, researchers say

Makeup of Germs in Newborn's Gut May Triple Allergy, Asthma Risk September 13, 2016

Study finds abnormality present in 10 percent of kids seems to undermine immune function

Child Health Improves When Caregivers Get One-on-One Help September 09, 2016

Family 'navigators' provide resources to help with basic needs, such as food, housing and utilities

Strides Made in Treating Childhood Cancer: Report September 09, 2016

But more needs to be done to battle tougher tumors, guard the health of survivors

New 'Superlice' Resist Most Over-the-Counter Remedies September 09, 2016

But prescription medications can still send the parasites packing

Doctors' Decision-Making Tool Could Cut Unnecessary Antibiotic Use September 02, 2016

A drop of about 10 percent is possible, study authors suggest

Parents' Psychiatric Issues May Adversely Affect Some Children September 01, 2016

History of antisocial disorder, suicide attempt or marijuana abuse showed the most effect, study authors say

Health Tip: Don't Fret About a Fever August 30, 2016

It's not concerning in these scenarios

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

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