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Parents Don't Always Head to Child's Doctor When Illness Strikes March 20, 2017

Poll says many would turn to urgent care centers, thinking it's faster than seeing usual physician

Too Much Screen Time May Raise Kids' Diabetes Risk March 14, 2017

Study finds 3-plus hours each day linked to increased body fat and insulin resistance

More Folic Acid in Pregnancy May Protect Kids From High Blood Pressure March 08, 2017

If mothers have heart disease risk factors, nutrient benefits children, study suggests

Banishing Asthma-Inducing Mice Allergens on the Cheap March 07, 2017

Do-it-yourself approach works as well as professional extermination services, study finds

City Tax on Cars Cut Pollution, Kids' Asthma Risk March 07, 2017

Traffic measure in Sweden reduced rates of wheezing disease by 50 percent, researchers report

Kidney Transplant Survival Up Among Babies, Kids March 07, 2017

Patients under age 10 now have the best long-term chances of not rejecting organ, study finds

Obesity May Raise Girls' Risk of Asthma, Allergies March 06, 2017

But same was not true for boys, study found

Nasal 'Nerve Block' May Help Ease Kids' Migraines March 06, 2017

But one headache expert says procedure not without risks, pain relief not significantly better than meds

Kids Should Be Screened for Lazy Eye by Age 5 February 28, 2017

Waiting later could lead to permanent vision problems, U.S. panel says

'Superbug' Infections Striking More U.S. Kids February 24, 2017

Antibiotic-resistant germs no longer confined to hospitals, study warns

Headaches Often Strike Before Strokes in Kids: Study February 22, 2017

But, brain attacks are still very rare in children

There's Fun and Fitness in the Pool for Asthmatic Kids February 20, 2017

High humidity in indoor pools can also help keep airways open and prevent attacks, doctor says

Is Surgery Always Needed for Kids' Appendicitis? February 17, 2017

Review found many with inflamed appendix were fine with antibiotics alone, but more research needed

Low-Income Kids More Likely to Have ADHD, Asthma February 14, 2017

Autism more often diagnosed among children in higher-income families, study finds

Flu Cases Spiking Across the United States: CDC February 10, 2017

Hospitalizations and deaths among kids and adults on the rise

Air Pollution May Raise Risk of Type 2 Diabetes February 10, 2017

Study of obese Hispanic children suggests smog might boost chances of developing the blood sugar disorder

8 Ways to Help Kids Dodge Germs February 09, 2017

Boosting your child's immune system lets them stay in cold- and flu-fighting shape

Most Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancers Enjoy Good Sexual Health February 06, 2017

Study finds especially toxic treatments were tied to later issues, but most rated sex lives as positive

Kids With ADHD Make 6.1 Million Doctor Visits a Year in U.S.: CDC January 26, 2017

Mental health specialist says study raises more questions than it answers

Docs: Kids to Suffer Under Trump's Tough Immigration Policies January 26, 2017

Climate of fear can harm their health, development, pediatricians' group says

Gene Therapy Helps 2 Babies Fight Type of Leukemia January 25, 2017

Tweaking T-cells from healthy donor allowed infants to reach remission, researchers report

Body Cooling Little Help to Kids When Heart Stops: Study January 25, 2017

No difference seen in survival, brain function outcomes when compared to normal temperature control

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

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