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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

Most U.S. Babies Get Their Vaccines: CDC August 28, 2014

But booster shots and second doses lag for 2-year-olds, report finds

Concussion Recovery Can Reverse After Return to Activity, Study Shows August 28, 2014

Expert and researcher say the findings highlight need for slow return to playing field

Even Normal-Weight Teens Can Have Dangerous Eating Disorders, Study Finds August 26, 2014

Researchers saw a nearly 6-fold rise in patients who met all criteria of anorexia except being underweight

Hospital Admission Day Tied to Outcomes for Children With Leukemia August 25, 2014

Those admitted on weekend after first diagnosis have more complications, study finds

Study Ties Colds, Flu to Rare Risk of Stroke in Kids August 20, 2014

Cause seems related to inflammation of the arteries, researchers say

Doctors ID New Ways to Get More Kids Vaccinated August 18, 2014

Messages that focus on benefits to the child have the most impact, study finds

Childhood Urinary Tract Infection May Bring Lasting Harm to Kidneys August 05, 2014

But researchers report that 3 factors spot risk as well as painful catheter/X-ray does

More Young Adults Getting Mental Health Care Under Obamacare: Study August 04, 2014

Increase was slight, but a good sign that law is working, researchers report

When Colds, Flu Lead to Complications in Kids August 04, 2014

About a third of children admitted to hospital for these infections develop respiratory issues, study finds

Tonsillectomy for Sleep Apnea May Trigger Weight Gain July 28, 2014

Study found overweight kids who had surgery were more likely to become obese within seven months

Blood Thinners May Not Be Needed for Kids' Back Surgery July 15, 2014

Close monitoring enough for most of these patients, study says

iPads Can Trigger Nickel Allergies in Kids July 14, 2014

Report involving 11-year-boy points to a simple solution: an iPad case

Emergency Surgeries on Weekends Riskier for Kids: Study July 11, 2014

Possible explanations include fewer hospital staffers, slower response times, researchers say

Mississippi Girl Thought Cured of HIV Shows Signs of Infection July 11, 2014

After more than two years of no drug therapy, she's back on medication; development disappoints doctors, researchers

TB Rates Among Children May Be Higher Than Estimated July 09, 2014

As many as 650,000 kids worldwide infected each year, researchers report

Glaucoma Can Affect Babies, Too July 02, 2014

In U.S., one in 10,000 infants is born with the vision-robbing disease

Childhood Malnutrition Linked to High Blood Pressure Later in Life: Study June 30, 2014

Preventing childhood hunger might help protect heart health, researchers say

Summer's a Great Time for Tonsil Removal June 27, 2014

Surgery won't disrupt school schedule, kids can relax during recovery, doctor says

ER Visits Peak When Kids Barred From Child Care: Study June 23, 2014

Many working parents need doctor's note, can't wait for regular appointment

Childhood Cancer Survivors More Likely to Be Hospitalized: Study June 12, 2014

Findings show that ongoing health problems follow them long after they've beaten their disease

Recession Forced Many Families to Seek Medicaid Coverage June 10, 2014

Illinois data shows those who had children with chronic illnesses were most affected

Autism's Costs Can Run Into Millions for One Person June 09, 2014

Lost wages, residential care and special education are just some of the driving factors, study finds

Measles Journey Highlights Risk to Unvaccinated Kids June 09, 2014

Minnesota outbreak began with a toddler traveling overseas, study says

Many Childhood Leukemia Survivors Aren't Taking 'Maintenance' Meds: Study June 06, 2014

These drugs help stop acute lymphocytic leukemia from coming back, experts note

Scientists See Environmental Changes to Genes in Kids With Autism May 29, 2014

Double whammy of mutated genes and environmental genetic changes may make disorder more severe

U.S. Measles Cases at 20-Year High May 29, 2014

Almost all infections involve unvaccinated residents who traveled abroad, CDC says

Kids More Likely Than Adults To Be Resistant to HIV Meds: Study May 27, 2014

Fortunately, most infected youngsters with respond to newer medicines, researchers say

Brain Changes May Accompany Type 1 Diabetes Diagnosis in Kids May 23, 2014

Complication called ketoacidosis can affect memory, thinking for six months, reports study

Costs a Barrier to Asthma Care for Some Kids May 22, 2014

High co-pays prevent some children from seeing a doctor or getting needed meds, study finds

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