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Blood Test Might Help Prevent Certain Birth Defects July 29, 2014

Test to detect mom-to-be's folate concentration could spot those lacking nutrient for infant development

Kids Will Pass on 'Healthy' Foods July 29, 2014

To improve their eating habits, don't dwell on the benefits of fruits, veggies, researchers say

Health Tip: Encourage Kids to Exercise July 29, 2014

Here's a list of health benefits

Healthy School Lunches Get Thumbs Up From Students July 28, 2014

Kids aren't avoiding healthier fare or throwing more food away, research shows

Preemies May Have Higher Risk of Blood Clots, Even as Adults July 28, 2014

Odds are small, but family, doctors should keep possibility in mind, researchers say

Health Tip: Recognize Signs of Bullying July 28, 2014

Such as a sudden desire to avoid school

Kids From Dairy Farms Have Lower Allergy Risk, Study Finds July 15, 2014

Benefits evident from birth, researchers say

Health Tip: Watch for Warning Signs of Choking July 15, 2014

Including difficulty breathing

Babies' Brains Prep for Speech Long Before First Words Come Out July 14, 2014

Scans found motor areas were activated when infants heard others talking, researchers report

iPads Can Trigger Nickel Allergies in Kids July 14, 2014

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

Bed-Sharing Linked to SIDS July 14, 2014

Study also finds risk factors for sleep-related death vary with baby's age

Spoon Measurements Behind Many Child Drug-Dosing Errors: Study July 14, 2014

Experts recommend medications be administered in milliliters only

Health Tip: Giving Children Chores July 14, 2014

Can help boost self-esteem

Researchers See Link Between Dyslexia, Abuse July 10, 2014

But they're not sure which one might lead to the other

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

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

Kids on Tight Schedules May Lose Out, Study Says July 08, 2014

Study shows having more free time teaches children how to plan, solve problems and make decisions

Health Tip: Minimizing Food Allergies July 07, 2014

Early breast-feeding may help

Health Tip: Taking Pressure Off Parents July 07, 2014

Nobody can be perfect

Unwed Parents Should Tie the Knot Before Child Turns 3: Study July 03, 2014

Doing so creates strongest family bond, researcher explains

Glaucoma Can Affect Babies, Too July 02, 2014

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

Many Teens May Get Several Pro-Marijuana Tweets a Day July 02, 2014

Twitter might be influencing young people's opinions of the drug, study suggests

iPads May Help Boost Speaking Skills in Kids With Autism: Study July 01, 2014

Combining use of device with therapy sessions helped minimally verbal children talk, interact

Dad's Ethnicity May Influence Baby's Birth Weight July 01, 2014

Infants born to foreign-born fathers weighed less at birth, Canadian study finds

Childhood Vaccines Vindicated Once More July 01, 2014

No link to autism found in large review of previous research on measles, mumps, rubella vaccine

A Laptop May Boost a Hospitalized Child's Recovery June 30, 2014

Kids who videoconference with family, friends report less stress, study says

Health Tip: Healing After Baby is Born June 30, 2014

Ease back into your routine

Protect Your Kids From the Heat June 29, 2014

Expert offers tips on avoiding heat-related illness in children

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

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

Health Tip: Keep High Schoolers Safe During Sports June 27, 2014

Make sure they train properly and wear protective equipment

Daughters Drink More Than Their Moms Did -- in Australia, at Least June 26, 2014

It's possible findings would apply to U.S., experts say

Numbing Medications Can Harm Teething Babies, FDA Warns June 26, 2014

Products containing lidocaine or benzocaine have been linked to serious illness and even death, agency says

Precautions Help Keep Kids Safe in Water June 26, 2014

Children can drown in as little as 2 inches of water, pediatrician warns

For Young Kids, Nasal Spray Beats Needle for Flu Immunization June 26, 2014

CDC says getting seasonal vaccine via the nose confers better protection for those ages 2 to 8

Milk, Egg Allergies Seem to Make Parents Most Anxious June 26, 2014

Two-thirds of parents accurately assess severity of their child's food allergy, study reports

Health Tip: Communicate With an ADHD Child June 26, 2014

Shouting doesn't help

Persistent Cough in Kids Can Often Be Whooping Cough June 25, 2014

In British study, 1 in 5 cases of chronic hacking turned out to be the respiratory ailment

Mother's Birthplace May Affect Autism Risk in Kids June 24, 2014

Some foreign-born mothers now in U.S. are more likely to have children with the disorder, study finds

Pediatrics Group Wants Parents to Read to Their Children Every Day June 24, 2014

The practice should begin in infancy, American Academy of Pediatrics says, to prepare kids for school, life

Web-Based Program May Help Beginner Drivers June 23, 2014

A new spin on behind-the-wheel education improves teen safety, study says

Study Links Pesticide Exposure During Pregnancy to Autism Risk in Kids June 23, 2014

But it doesn't prove pesticides cause autism, and didn't directly measure women's chemical exposure, expert notes

Health Tip: Protect Your Child's Hearing June 23, 2014

Avoid exposure to loud noise

Tips for Keeping That Bounce House Safe June 22, 2014

Children get hurt when colliding with others or falling, expert says, so supervision is needed

For Safety's Sake, Don't Leave Kids in Cars June 21, 2014

Warmer weather puts them at risk of heat stroke, other dangers, expert says

A Defining Act for Fathers and Sons June 20, 2014

25 years later, that game of catch in 'Field of Dreams' still resonates for many, and experts explain why

Health Tip: Teach Children About Responsibility June 20, 2014

Make sure your expectations are understood

Parents of a Child With Autism Often Forgo Further Childbearing: Study June 18, 2014

Stress of caring for an affected child is probably a big factor, one expert says

Health Tip: Is Your Teen Abusing Alcohol? June 17, 2014

Warning signs that a teen may be drinking

Background TV May Hinder Toddlers' Language Development June 13, 2014

Communication skills benefit when parents focus solely on the child, study suggests

Dads Who Do Housework May Spur Daughters to Aim High: Study June 13, 2014

Promoting gender equality at home may foster ambition in girls, researchers say

Less Smoking, Sex and Fighting Among U.S. High School Kids: CDC June 12, 2014

But rates for other unhealthy behaviors, such as texting while driving, are up, agency says