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Are Kids' Vaccines a Victim of Their Own Success? April 26, 2017

The shots have cut disease rates so low that some parents underestimate the threat, doctors say

Oktoberfest Study Links Boozing to Heart Woes April 26, 2017

Munich researchers find 1 in 3 beer drinkers tracked at festival experienced abnormal heart rhythm

Higher Illicit Pot Use in States That OK Medical Marijuana: Study April 26, 2017

Cannabis use disorder is also rising faster in states with legalization laws

Cancer Risk Rises After Childhood Organ Transplant: Study April 26, 2017

Yet overall chances to any one child remain low, researchers stressed

Health Tip: When Kids Feel Anxious April 26, 2017

Look for these warning signs

Ick! Synthetic Mucus Could Battle Dangerous Bugs April 26, 2017

Researchers are working on lab-grown versions to control disease-causing bacteria

Puberty's Onset May Depend on DNA April 25, 2017

British researchers zero in on genetic links between early puberty and increased cancer risk

Obesity Quadruples Kids' Type 2 Diabetes Risk: Study April 25, 2017

About 415 million people worldwide have the disease, which is costly to treat but can be prevented

Are You Raising an 'Emotional Eater'? April 25, 2017

Calming kids with food can start a vicious, fattening cycle, study says

Waist Size, Not Weight, May be Key to Life Span April 24, 2017

Even those who aren't overweight are at risk of death if they've got a paunch, researchers report

Exercise Benefits Aging Hearts, Even Those of the Obese April 24, 2017

Physical activity helps ward off heart damage in middle age and beyond, study finds

Kids Face Their Own Death Risks When a Sibling Dies April 24, 2017

Chance of death is greatest in year after the loss of a brother or sister, researchers report

The Top 5 Conditions That Shorten Americans' Lives -- And Are Preventable April 24, 2017

Obesity steals the most years of all, researchers say

In America's Poorest Communities, a Greater Risk of Child Abuse Deaths April 24, 2017

Study authors hope new national data will spur further research and targeted prevention efforts

Timing of Lunch, Recess May Determine What Kids Eat April 24, 2017

Study found children who ate first consumed more vegetables, while those who played first wasted less food

Love Chocolate? Potato Chips? Your Genes Might Be to Blame April 24, 2017

Study findings may someday lead to more individualized diet advice, researcher says

Many Students Reluctant to Use Asthma Inhalers at School April 21, 2017

Survey suggests it's one reason why many children have poor control of their condition

Young Adults With Autism Need Help Managing Money: Study April 21, 2017

Many feel unprepared to handle responsibilities such as paying bills on their own

At What Age Can Kids Safely Cross the Street? April 21, 2017

In simulated experiments, the task was too tough for children younger than 14

You Can Probably Credit Your Genes for These Facial Features April 21, 2017

Twins study found DNA most at play for nose's tip, area around lips, cheekbones

Early School Start Times Tough on Teens April 18, 2017

New guidelines advise starting classes at 8:30 a.m. or later

Pot Ingredient Might Ease Severe Epilepsy April 18, 2017

Cannabidiol appears to lessen 'drop seizures' for some Lennox-Gastaut syndrome patients, study finds

Prince Harry's Journey Shows Grief Can Be a Long Road April 18, 2017

Mental health experts say his decades-long struggle with his mother's death all too common for children

Slimy Frog Might Be a Flu Fighter April 18, 2017

Study found sticky coating shielded mice against H1 strain, could lead to new antiviral treatments

Studies Question Link Between Mom's Antidepressant Use, Autism in Kids April 18, 2017

After accounting for other factors that raise chances of the disorder, the increased risk disappeared

Zika Can Harm Babies' Vision, Too April 18, 2017

Study of 43 South American infants found damage to retinas and optic nerves

Health Tip: Minimizing Violence During Screen Time April 18, 2017

Here's what parents can do

Pot Smoking Common Among Pregnant Teens: Survey April 17, 2017

Doctors voice concerns about harms to developing fetus

Epilepsy: Another Potential Zika Threat to Babies April 17, 2017

CDC team says up to half of infants exposed to the virus develop seizures

Regular Phys Ed Builds More Than Fitness April 17, 2017

Young teens also gain knowledge about healthy living, researchers say

Is That Your Doctor Swearing, Drinking on Facebook? April 17, 2017

Investigators find many examples of unprofessional, 'potentially objectionable' behavior online

What's the Best Seasonal Allergy Med for Your Kid? April 17, 2017

Wealth of options may leave moms and dads wondering which kind and how much to give, survey finds

When Parents Get Vaccinated, Their Kids Do Too April 17, 2017

Flu shot study showed that healthy vaccination practices may run in the family

Health Tip: Concerned About Your Child's Weight? April 17, 2017

How to discuss with your doctor

Anxious? Distressed? You're Not Alone April 17, 2017

And about 1 in 10 Americans who need mental health care don't have the insurance coverage, study finds

Is Kindergarten the New First Grade? April 16, 2017

Study finds kids have higher reading skills when they enter 1st grade than they did a decade ago

Shooting Ranges Pose Hidden Risks: Study April 14, 2017

Exposure to lead residue from firing guns can bring health harms, researchers say

'Better Health' Argument Won't Always Work to Pass Soda Taxes April 14, 2017

Philadelphia example shows that revenue generation can be more convincing to lawmakers

Flu Season All But Over in U.S. April 14, 2017

In a twist, the middle-aged were among those hardest hit, CDC says

Water Outperforms Sports Drinks for Young Athletes April 14, 2017

Kids rarely need the extra sugar and salt, doctor says

Vaccine Targeting Brain Tumors Seems Safe in Study April 14, 2017

Combo therapy may also extend survival of glioblastoma patients, but more research needed

Seniors' Brain Changes Could Make Them Vulnerable to Scams April 14, 2017

Researchers hope to some day be able to identify who's at risk before they're financially victimized

Another Downside to Unemployment: Stroke Risk? April 13, 2017

Findings from Japan point to health benefits of job security

Hockey Doesn't Seem to Hit Players' Thinking Skills: Study April 13, 2017

But retired pros can suffer behavioral, emotional problems, researchers say

Kids Can Pick Up Nicotine on Their Hands April 13, 2017

'Thirdhand' exposure from residue in their homes could prove health threat, study says

Could a Clinical Trial Help Your Child? April 13, 2017

FDA outlines what to ask before enrollment

Health Tip: Checking Your Child's Moles April 13, 2017

Characteristics you should watch for

Misunderstood Gene Tests May Lead to Unnecessary Mastectomies April 12, 2017

Half of breast cancer patients who had both breasts removed unsure of genetic risk of more cancers: study

A Healthier Weight May Mean Fewer Migraines April 12, 2017

Study found risk increased in both obese and underweight people

Health Tip: Teaching Your Child Table Manners April 12, 2017

Dining suggestions for your youngster

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