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

February 11, 2014: Dentists' Group Expands Recommended Use of Fluoride Toothpaste for Kids
They should use an amount the size of a grain of rice as soon as first tooth appears, ADA says

February 06, 2014: Fever-Related Seizures in Kids Eased by Epilepsy Drug: Study
Standard emergency guidelines needed for long-lasting seizures, researchers say

February 04, 2014: Decline of Antibiotic Use Among Kids Seems To Be Leveling Off: Study
Ear infections most common reason for prescriptions in children under 6; trends vary by region

January 31, 2014: Childhood Cancer Report Brings Mixed News
While treatment advances mean more children are surviving, long-term problems persist into adulthood

January 30, 2014: Gradual Exposure to Peanuts May Help Some Allergic Kids
Experimental therapy increased tolerance, but much more testing needed, doctors say

January 17, 2014: FDA Approves Genetic Test That Helps Explain Developmental Problems in Kids
Experts caution that it should only be given to young children when problems first appear

January 17, 2014: Want to Stay Healthy? Try Washing Your Hands
Dirty digits are the fastest way to communicate infectious germs, experts say

January 15, 2014: Kids' Ear Infections Cost U.S. Health System Nearly $3B Annually: Report
In 2009, the condition added $314 per child for outpatient visits, $17 for meds

January 14, 2014: Common Infant Vaccine Tied to Slight Rise in Risk for Bowel Complication
But chances of complication much lower than with previous rotavirus vaccine, studies show

January 14, 2014: When a Common Cold Becomes More Dangerous for Kids
New study clarifies risk factors for lung disease

January 11, 2014: Ear Tubes May Not Have Long-Term Benefits for Kids With Ear Infections
Review found no evidence of later hearing, speech or language improvement after procedure

January 08, 2014: Tight Blood Sugar Control Might Not Help All Critically Ill Kids
Study found no benefit with heart surgery patients, but those with other conditions were discharged earlier

January 08, 2014: Liquid Tamiflu for Kids in Short Supply
Shortage should be resolved in week; Tamiflu capsules and flu shots widely available, U.S. officials say

December 30, 2013: Landmark ADHD Study Backed Drugs Over Therapy at a Cost: Report
Children denied counseling may have lost out, experts say

December 24, 2013: Big Strides in Battle Against Pediatric AIDS
Advances help lower transmission rate in U.S., but it's a different story in developing nations

December 24, 2013: Mother-Daughter Team Preaches the Gospel of HIV Prevention
'I want other women to know that you can have a good ending,' says Fortunata Kasege

December 11, 2013: Probiotics Don't Prevent Childhood Asthma, Study Finds
But they may have other benefits, including prevention of eczema

December 06, 2013: Nebulizers May Not Deliver Full Drug Dose to Kids With Asthma
Small study found less than one-quarter of the medicine makes it to the lungs

December 05, 2013: Measles Still a Threat, U.S. Health Officials Warn
Sporadic outbreaks caused by travelers to countries without vaccination programs, doctors say

November 26, 2013: Thalidomide May Help Kids With Crohn's Disease
Drug previously tied to birth defects helped induce remission in children with difficult-to-treat disease

November 25, 2013: Kids Hospitalized for Flu Need Antiviral Meds Right Away: Study
Survival odds increase with early administration of drugs such as oseltamivir, researchers say

November 15, 2013: How to Handle a Child's Seizure
First incident requires emergency medical care, expert says

November 15, 2013: Health Tip: Ease the Sting of Strep Throat
Offer the right liquids to drink

November 14, 2013: Even Football Heroes Can Be Laid Low by Depression
Colleges need to ensure that mental-health issues are identified and addressed, athletic trainers say

November 07, 2013: Despite Major Progress, Some Childhood Cancers Are Still Killers
Better funding is vital to improve treatments, experts say

November 01, 2013: Few Parents Use Kids' Asthma Meds Correctly: Study
The result: inaccurate dosing and uncontrolled symptoms

October 28, 2013: Flu Can Kill Even Healthy Children, Study Finds
Unvaccinated kids are at greater risk, CDC researcher says

October 14, 2013: Irregular Bedtimes Lead to Behavior Problems in Kids: Study
But, setting a consistent bedtime can get children back on track, researcher says