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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

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