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'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

Health Tip: Is Your Child an Emotional Eater? May 06, 2016

Here are potential warning signs

Parents and Social Media: Do as I Say, Not as I Do May 03, 2016

Study finds kids often mirror what mom and dad do when it comes to technology use

For ADHD, Start With Behavior Therapy, Not Drugs: CDC May 03, 2016

Parents of hyperactive young children can help them improve through guidance, experts say

Even in Taxis, Kids Belong in Safety Seats May 02, 2016

But study finds only 11 percent of children were properly restrained

Does TV Influence Which Alcohol Teens Favor? May 02, 2016

Study finds the more kids see a brand on shows, the more likely they'll drink it

Playground-Related Brain Injuries on Rise in U.S. May 02, 2016

ERs treat more kids, perhaps because of greater concussion awareness, experts say

Kids With Two Dads as Well-Adjusted as Other Kids, Study Finds May 02, 2016

But many of the fathers say they still face societal barriers

Study Suggests Aerial Pesticide Spraying Tied to Higher Autism Rates May 02, 2016

But researcher said finding doesn't prove cause-and-effect connection

Autism Diagnosed at Younger Ages May 02, 2016

Researcher says this is due to change in screening guidelines for 18- and 24-month-olds

E-Cigarettes 'In' at Some Schools April 29, 2016

In certain places, teens more likely to vape, regardless of regular cigarette use, study says

Health Tip: Avoid Alcohol While Nursing April 29, 2016

Help keep baby safe

Spanking: More Harm Than Good? April 27, 2016

It can lead to psychological, learning problems in kids, analysis of 75 studies suggests

Skateboarding Mishaps Send 176 U.S. Kids to ERs Every Day April 27, 2016

Protective gear is essential for preventing injuries, experts say

Early Emotional Support May Help Kids Manage Feelings Later April 26, 2016

Preschool children given high levels of caring showed specific brain changes

Music Might Give Babies' Language Skills a Boost April 25, 2016

Small study suggests an effect, but just how long it may last is unclear

Babies Fed Rice-Based Cereals Have Higher Arsenic Levels, Study Finds April 25, 2016

To avoid potential harm, experts recommend consuming a variety of grains early in life

Temporarily Turning Blue Sometimes Normal for Babies, Doctors Say April 25, 2016

American Academy of Pediatrics refines guideline on what's called a 'brief resolved unexplained event'

Teen Moms May Ignore Advice for Helping Babies Sleep Safely April 21, 2016

Awareness of SIDS risk didn't spur young mothers to follow recommendations, study finds

Nagging Your Kids About Weight Might Backfire April 21, 2016

Children added pounds if parents thought they were heavy, research suggests

Eating Disorders Seem More Common in Schools Where Girls Predominate April 21, 2016

And schools with kids from more educated parents also had higher rates, study found

Cow's Milk Allergy in Childhood May Lead to Weaker Bones: Study April 20, 2016

But one expert contends that difference in bone density wasn't enough, on average, to worry about fractures

More Evidence Gay Parents Raise Well-Adjusted Kids April 19, 2016

Latest study found no differences in general health, mental health or learning abilities

Health Tip: Calming a Child After a Nightmare April 19, 2016

Offer comfort and reassurance

Toddlers' Sweet Tooth a Weight-Gain Danger, Study Confirms April 18, 2016

Tots who favored sugary snacks over salty ones tended to be heavier by age 3, researchers found

Health Tip: Stop Eating When You're Full April 15, 2016

Pay attention to feeling of fullness

Health Tip: Why Are Some Babies Born Bigger? April 13, 2016

Mother's health can affect baby's size

Restaurants Cut Calories in Kids' Meals, Study Finds April 06, 2016

But salt and fat still a concern, expert says

Health Tip: Is Your Child Ready for Potty Training? April 06, 2016

Motor and language skills are a must

Caring for Baby's Teeth Starts Before Birth April 05, 2016

Expert shares timeline for child's dental health

Health Tip: Your Extracurricular Teen April 05, 2016

Are after-school activities causing stress?