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Not Kidding: Childless Couples Happier June 28, 2016

Lack of standard paid leave in U.S. takes toll on parents' well-being, study finds

Health Tip: Toddlers Should Get Vitamins From Diet June 28, 2016

How to get what young children need

Those Baby 'Milestones' May Have Longer-Term Importance June 27, 2016

Early standing could signal better learning and memory skills in preschool years, research suggests

Hovering Parents May Harm Kids June 25, 2016

Study found too much pressure for good grades raised risk for anxiety, depression

Guidelines Stop Heat Stroke Deaths in High School Athletes June 23, 2016

Protocols help get students used to the heat during preseason practice

Health Tip: Keep Kids Safe in a Bounce House June 20, 2016

Make sure it's properly installed

Baby Your Baby With Sunscreen June 16, 2016

For starters, apply it at least 15 minutes before heading out, pediatrician advises

Health Tip: Use Safety Belts Properly on Kids June 16, 2016

When they've outgrown a booster, strap them in safely

Pet Turtles Continue to Spread Salmonella June 15, 2016

15 outbreaks in U.S. linked to the illegal reptiles

Kids Gain From More 'Dad Time' June 13, 2016

Pediatricians' report details the many benefits

Childhood Sleep Guidelines Vary by Age June 13, 2016

Right amount leads to better behavior, attention and memory, doctors say

Essentials for Keeping Kids Safe This Summer June 10, 2016

Expert shares tips for injury-free outdoor play

Parents Often Using TVs, Tablets as 'Electronic Babysitters' June 10, 2016

Study of 44 families found parent-child interaction rare during hours when preschoolers watched media

Teen Smoking Down, E-Cigarette Use Up June 09, 2016

CDC survey finds adolescents hear some health messages, but not all

Health Tip: Recognizing Low Self-Esteem June 09, 2016

Moodiness and making excuses are signs in children

No Sex Please, I'm a Stressed New Mom June 09, 2016

Study finds both partners struggle when mothers feel overwhelmed

Parents: Stay Mum on Daughter's Weight June 08, 2016

Girls who hear comments on size more likely to be overweight as adults, study finds

Sound Sleep Elusive for Many Kids With ADHD June 08, 2016

Those with the attention disorder sleep less, take longer to fall asleep at night, study finds

Do Big Bottles Kickstart Infant Weight Issues? June 07, 2016

Smaller baby bottles might help prevent early obesity in formula-fed infants, study suggests

Pop Stars Often Hawk Unhealthy Foods to Kids: Study June 06, 2016

Katy Perry, Justin Timberlake and others endorse sugary, less healthy fare, researchers say

Overweight Kids Eat Only a Bit More Per Meal June 03, 2016

Study finds difference is surprisingly small -- just 11 calories on average

Health Tip: If Your Child Is Allergic to Dust June 03, 2016

Suggestions for what to do at home

'Hard' Tap Water Linked to Eczema in Babies June 02, 2016

Skin condition seems more likely in areas with high mineral content in water, study finds

Calling Your Kid 'Fat' Could Be Counterproductive June 01, 2016

Mom and Dad often misjudge child's weight, studies find

Baby's Early Walking May Mean Stronger Bones as Teen May 31, 2016

Researchers say parents can help improve odds by practicing with toddlers at home

Many Parents Ill-Informed About Kids' Asthma Meds May 31, 2016

Only half surveyed knew what drugs were prescribed, how to use them

Researchers Uncover Surprises About Celiac Disease May 31, 2016

Immune condition most common among people descended from the Punjab region of India

Money, Language Barriers Can Affect Kids' Brain Injury Care May 31, 2016

Those on Medicaid have less access to necessary rehabilitation services, study says

New Test Helps Identify Rare Genetic Diseases in Newborns May 31, 2016

'Next-generation gene sequencing' could speed up the time to a diagnosis, study suggests

Fewer Inhaled Steroids May Be OK for Asthmatic Children May 27, 2016

Study suggests some kids don't need daily dosing, but one expert worries the strategy might have risks

'Fat Shaming' Begins in First Grade May 25, 2016

Weight bias affects all aspects of obese kids' lives, researchers say

Kids' Grades May Suffer When Families Move May 25, 2016

The more times a family changed homes, the worse kids performed in math, reading, study found

Health Tip: Swaddle Baby Safely May 25, 2016

Don't wrap the infant too tight

What Really Works to Help Baby Sleep May 24, 2016

Two long-recommended methods seem effective and bring no psychological harm, study finds

Whooping Cough Shot Safe for Pregnant Women May 23, 2016

It also offers short-term protection to vulnerable newborns, researchers say

At Least 1 Full-Time Nurse Per School, Pediatric Group Recommends May 23, 2016

Children's health needs are increasingly complex, requiring more time and expert care

Health Tip: Enjoy Screen-Free Fun With Your Preschooler May 20, 2016

Activities to get creativity flowing

Fatty Foods During Teen Years May Influence Later Breast Cancer Risk May 19, 2016

Higher amounts of unhealthy fats tied to greater breast density, researchers suggest

Giving Certain Foods Early May Cut Allergy Risk May 18, 2016

Study supports turnaround in thinking about peanuts, eggs and milk

Young Children With Sleep Apnea May Face Learning Difficulties: Study May 17, 2016

Attention, memory and language development might be affected, researchers say

Parents Often Don't Get Rid of Leftover Prescription Opioids May 16, 2016

Pills in the home offer teens easy access, expert notes

More Children Accidently Poisoned by 'Essential Oils' May 13, 2016

Tennessee poison center reports doubling of dangerous exposures since 2011, mostly in kids

What Works -- And Doesn't -- to Manage Your Tot's Screen Time May 13, 2016

Key points: setting regular schedules for media use, and stopping when it feels 'natural,' researchers say

Don't Blame Kids' Behavior on Full Moon May 12, 2016

International study puts common myth to rest

Health Tip: Monitoring Your Child's Development May 12, 2016

Make sure your youngster is on track

Nearly 1 Million More Kids Have Health Coverage After Obamacare May 11, 2016

Study shows 91 percent of Medicaid-eligible children are now enrolled

Do Genes Help Determine Your Education Level? May 11, 2016

Perhaps, but social and environmental factors have greater influence, researchers say

Health Tip: Laundry Room is No Place for Kids' Play May 10, 2016

Help keep little ones safe

Swaddling May Increase Chances of SIDS May 09, 2016

Study found wrapping blanket tightly around sleeping baby raised risk by almost 60 percent

Harsh Parenting May Harm a Child's Physical Health May 06, 2016

Problems might last into early adulthood, study suggests