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Preschoolers Need Eye Screening, Experts Say December 19, 2014

Testing recommended annually from age 3 to 6

Sensitive Parenting May Boost Kids' Social Skills, School Performance December 18, 2014

Researchers found the positive effect lingered into adulthood

Smog Exposure During Pregnancy Linked to Autism Risk December 18, 2014

Expert notes, however, that potential threat is small

Few Parents Think 18-Year-Olds Can Handle Their Health Care December 17, 2014

Yet poll says two-thirds think older teens should be able to take charge

Health Tip: When Children Wake at Night December 17, 2014

Separation anxiety is a frequent cause

First Newborn Screening Test Approved for Rare Immune Disorder December 16, 2014

Blood test can help identify Severe Combined Immunodeficiency

Health Tip: Protect Children During Holidays December 16, 2014

Clean up quickly after a party

Drug Interactions Common Among Hospitalized Kids, Study Says December 15, 2014

Medication combos may cause side effects or reduce treatment effectiveness, expert notes

Vaccinating Schoolkids Cuts Flu in Communities: Study December 15, 2014

Infection rate went down among other population segments, such as preschoolers and adults

E-Cigarette Use May Be Rising Among Teens December 15, 2014

Nearly one-third of those surveyed in Hawaii have tried the devices

Mom, Put Down That Smartphone at Dinner December 12, 2014

Study finds mothers who are distracted by devices at mealtimes connect less well with kids

More Young Adults Getting Preventive Care After Obamacare, Study Finds December 11, 2014

More people in early 20s getting blood pressure and routine health checks

Almost Half of U.S. Kids Suffer Traumatic Stress, Study Shows December 11, 2014

Teaching adults in their lives how to heal may be best first step, researchers say

Almost All U.S. Teens Are Sleep Deprived, Study Finds December 11, 2014

Too-early school start times are one big factor, experts say

Raised Asthma Risk Seen for Toddlers Who Share Bed With Parents December 11, 2014

But researchers weren't able to show why the association was found

For Young Kids, Too Little Sleep Linked to Later Obesity December 11, 2014

Sleep issues, such as sleep apnea, also associated with excess weight, study finds

Having Eczema Won't Make You Shorter December 10, 2014

Though a few kids who also have sleep trouble may grow slower, study says

'Mean Boys' Rule in Middle, High School, Study Finds December 05, 2014

Males may be more likely than girls to use 'relational aggression'

Nearly One-Third of Kids in U.S. Cities Live in Poverty December 05, 2014

Two-generation solution calls for education, job training for parents, researcher says

New Parents Favor In-Depth Genetic Testing, Survey Finds December 04, 2014

But further research is needed to explore impact, study authors say

Many Kids Exposed to Unneeded X-Rays, Study Finds December 03, 2014

Limiting radiation, costs should be objectives, researcher says

Toddlers Hurt in Falls Often Not Warned About Climbing on Furniture December 01, 2014

Researchers found parents of these kids also more likely to not use safety gates at home

'Trouble in Toyland' Report Targets Hazardous Gifts for Kids December 01, 2014

Consumer watchdog group says many playthings can choke or poison

Infants Remember a Good Time, Study Finds December 01, 2014

Positive reinforcement seems to improve memory, researchers say

Babies Still Sleeping With Soft Bedding Despite SIDS Risk: CDC December 01, 2014

Over half have items in crib that may up odds of sudden infant death syndrome

Health Tip: Monitor Your Child's Fat and Cholesterol Consumption November 28, 2014

Offer plenty of fruit and veggies

Want Kids to Eat Better? Get Them Cooking November 27, 2014

Children involved in food prep classes may eat more fruits, veggies and fiber, study says

Parents Need to Take Lead on Teen Concussion Prevention November 25, 2014

Expert advises protective gear, and baseline concussion testing for athletes

Full-Day Preschool Beats Part-Day for School Preparedness November 25, 2014

Full-time program for youngest tots boosts test scores, attendance: study

Early Puberty Linked to Increased Risk of Depression in Teens November 25, 2014

Researchers find odds raised in both boys and girls developing sooner than peers

Kids' Bag Lunches Not Meeting Nutrition Guidelines: Study November 24, 2014

Second study found that providing classroom breakfast didn't improve grades, though longer-term studies are needed

Childhood Obesity Brings Host of Health Problems, Researchers Report November 24, 2014

High blood pressure, liver problems and heart disease risk upped in heavy kids

Adult-Sized ATVs Deadly for Kids, Report Shows November 24, 2014

Study highlights risks associated with all-terrain vehicles

Eczema Cases Rising Among U.S. Children: Report November 24, 2014

For most, proper skin care and topical treatments help, experts say

'Tis the Season of Challenges for Those With Food Allergies November 22, 2014

Expert gives tips on avoiding problems

Close Friends May Be Key to Teens' Drinking November 21, 2014

Larger peer group is less important when it comes to drinking or not, study says

Health Tip: Beware of Bathroom Chemicals November 21, 2014

Turn on bathroom fan while in use

U.S. School Meal Rules Might Work Against Good Nutrition, Study Says November 19, 2014

Federal mandates don't limit added sugar or carbohydrates, researchers say

Health Tip: Easing Baby's Nasal Congestion November 19, 2014

Use a cool-mist humidifier

Parents Want Children in Day Care to Be Vaccinated: Poll November 18, 2014

Three-quarters said they'd pull their kids out if others weren't up to date on shots

Home Cooking Helps Keep the Calories Down November 17, 2014

But veggies at school lunches get left on the plate, say researchers studying healthy eating

Head Trauma in Abused Babies, Toddlers Can Have Lifelong Impact November 17, 2014

Shortened lifespan, disability often come in wake of these injuries, study finds

Many Teens Suffer 'Cyber' Dating Abuse, Study Suggests November 17, 2014

Researcher said the participants were part of 'high-risk' population

Preterm-Birth Complications Leading Global Killer of Young Children November 17, 2014

To mark World Prematurity Day on Monday, researchers announce $250 million to combat the problem

More Than One-Fifth of High School Students Smoke: CDC November 13, 2014

Experts say more regulation could stop young Americans from picking up the deadly habit

Falls Leading Cause of Serious Head Trauma for Kids, Study Shows November 12, 2014

Seatbelts and bike helmets can help prevent severe head injuries, experts say

Health Tip: Easing Your Child's Bedtime Fears November 12, 2014

Offer reassurance, but don't offer your bed

Food Rules for Toddlers May Lead to Healthy Eating Habits November 11, 2014

Study found telling 2-year-olds what they can't eat meant they ate better at age 4

Kids Obese at Young Age Often Stay That Way, Study Shows November 10, 2014

Weight at 11 a good indicator of weight at 16, researchers found

Laundry Detergent Pods Pose Poisoning Risk to Kids, Study Says November 10, 2014

One death, more than 700 illnesses among young U.S. children

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