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Many Flu Infections Aren't Good Match for Vaccine: CDC December 18, 2014

But health officials still urge people to get inoculated because the shot should offer some protection

Smog Exposure During Pregnancy Linked to Autism Risk December 18, 2014

Expert notes, however, that potential threat is small

'Kids' Diseases' Now Hitting Adults December 16, 2014

Doctors explain reasons behind surge in cases of chicken pox, mumps, whooping cough and the like

Raised Asthma Risk Seen for Toddlers Who Share Bed With Parents December 11, 2014

But researchers weren't able to show why the association was found

For Young Kids, Too Little Sleep Linked to Later Obesity December 11, 2014

Sleep issues, such as sleep apnea, also associated with excess weight, study finds

Nearly One-Third of Kids in U.S. Cities Live in Poverty December 05, 2014

Two-generation solution calls for education, job training for parents, researcher says

California Infants Hit Hard by Whooping Cough Epidemic: Report December 04, 2014

Health care providers urged to recommend vaccine to pregnant women, to protect their babies

The Salk Polio Vaccine: 'Greatest Public Health Experiment in History' December 02, 2014

Almost 2 million American kids stuck out their arms for an unheard-of test as Jonas Salk set out to prove his vaccine worked

A Lasting Legacy of Science December 02, 2014

Salk trial set the stage for U.S. government oversight of drug manufacturing -- and testing

Toddlers Hurt in Falls Often Not Warned About Climbing on Furniture December 01, 2014

Researchers found parents of these kids also more likely to not use safety gates at home

'Trouble in Toyland' Report Targets Hazardous Gifts for Kids December 01, 2014

Consumer watchdog group says many playthings can choke or poison

The Salk Polio Vaccine: A Medical Miracle Turns 60 December 01, 2014

The crippling disease was the scourge of the early 20th century, until Dr. Jonas Salk created a life-saving shield

Spotting Hearing Problems in Infancy May Boost Reading Skills in Deaf Teens November 26, 2014

Researchers found gap between screened, unscreened doubled as deaf children got older

Childhood Obesity Brings Host of Health Problems, Researchers Report November 24, 2014

High blood pressure, liver problems and heart disease risk upped in heavy kids

Eczema Cases Rising Among U.S. Children: Report November 24, 2014

For most, proper skin care and topical treatments help, experts say

Flu Season Off to a Slow Start ... for Now November 21, 2014

Get vaccinated, health experts say, because it takes about two weeks for protection to kick in

Parents Want Children in Day Care to Be Vaccinated: Poll November 18, 2014

Three-quarters said they'd pull their kids out if others weren't up to date on shots

Preterm-Birth Complications Leading Global Killer of Young Children November 17, 2014

To mark World Prematurity Day on Monday, researchers announce $250 million to combat the problem

Minority Kids May Be Missed in Autism Diagnoses: Study November 10, 2014

White children more likely to be identified by schools, but researchers aren't sure what's behind this trend

Kids With Epilepsy Face Higher Early Death Risk, Study Reports November 06, 2014

Coordinated care is essential for reducing death rates, experts say

Newer Pneumonia Vaccine for Kids Beats Older Version: Study November 06, 2014

Almost 30 percent fewer kids under 2 hospitalized for serious lung infections

Better Detection, Diagnosis Major Factors Behind Rise in Autism Cases: Study November 03, 2014

But, reporting changes don't explain the total increase, experts say

Child's Appendix More Likely to Rupture in Regions Short of Surgeons October 31, 2014

Transfer to another hospital delays treatment, researchers say

Halloween Safety Tips for Kids With Asthma October 30, 2014

Trick-or-treaters should bring quick-relief inhalers with them, experts advise

FDA Approves New Vaccine to Protect Against Meningitis October 29, 2014

Trumenba guards against type of bacteria that is one of leading causes of life-threatening disease

FDA Cautions Against 'Undeclared' Food Allergens October 29, 2014

Labels omitting certain ingredients are leading cause of FDA recalls

Placebo Treatment May Quiet Kids' Cough October 27, 2014

Parents report a spoonful of agave nectar or flavored water reduced symptoms

Colleges Could Do More for Students With Chronic Ills, Study Finds October 27, 2014

Only half of campus clinics felt they could handle diabetes care, and many don't identify students with needs

Obese Children With Leukemia Fared Worse in Study October 27, 2014

Excess weight linked to doubled risk of leftover cancer cells after chemotherapy

As Pot Use Rises, Teens' Grades May Fall: Study October 23, 2014

Occasional use might not have impact, but heavy users had lower test scores, researchers found

U.S. Kids Use ADHD Meds More During School Year October 17, 2014

Researchers suggest this may be to boost academic achievement

Tonsillectomy Complications May Be More Likely in Poor, Minority Kids October 17, 2014

Access to care might play a role, researcher says

More Kids Using ERs for Medical Care, Researchers Say October 14, 2014

Uninsured and privately insured children show biggest increases in California study

Many Parents Need to Educate Themselves About Concussions October 10, 2014

Experts believe lack of knowledge could hinder child's recovery

Teens With Cerebral Palsy Report High Quality of Life in Survey October 07, 2014

But peer support was often lacking, and pain and severe motor impairment affected happiness

Officials Report First Confirmed Child Death Due to Enterovirus D68 October 06, 2014

Virus, which can cause paralysis, has spread to 43 states, CDC says

Docs Offer Advice for Combating Respiratory Virus That's Striking Kids October 03, 2014

Proper hygiene, including frequent hand washing, is important -- especially for children with asthma

42 States Reporting Respiratory Virus That Targets Kids October 02, 2014

Health officials also investigating whether it's linked to several deaths, cases of muscle weakness, paralysis

Preterm Birth, Pneumonia Leading Causes of Death for Children Under 5 October 01, 2014

New global estimates suggest 2 million die each year from these conditions

40 States, District of Columbia Reporting Respiratory Virus That Targets Kids September 29, 2014

Health officials also investigating whether germ is tied to cases of muscle weakness in 9 Colorado children

ADHD Can Hamper School Performance as Early as 2nd Grade, Study Says September 29, 2014

Researchers report problems with reading, math, social skills

Many Kids With ADHD May Be Missing Out on Talk Therapy September 25, 2014

Study finds just one in four taking medication gets additional treatment

29 States, District of Columbia Reporting Respiratory Illness That Targets Kids September 24, 2014

Health officials urge good hygiene to help contain spread of Enterovirus D68

Pediatricians Urge Flu Vaccine for All Kids 6 Months and Older September 22, 2014

Nasal spray vaccine can be considered for many kids 2 to 8, doctors say

12 States Now Reporting Severe Respiratory Illness That Targets Kids September 17, 2014

Health officials urge good hygiene to limit exposure to Enterovirus D68

Kids' Severe Respiratory Virus Confirmed in Northeast September 15, 2014

Health officials urge good hygiene to limit exposure to Enterovirus D68

The Parenting Trap: Coddling Anxious Kids September 12, 2014

Trying to protect children from source of anxiety may make things worse, researchers say

Statins May Help Kids With Genetic Cholesterol Disorder September 09, 2014

Researchers found the earlier they were given, the less arteries hardened in adulthood

Respiratory Virus Hitting Kids in at Least 12 States September 08, 2014

Health officials concerned about a wider outbreak, urge good hygiene to limit exposure

Skin Cells Used to Create Heart Valve for Growing Kids September 03, 2014

It's the first time an artificial cardiac valve has been made that grows over time, scientists say

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