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Sticky fix: Docs use 'super glue' to mend brainsA 3-week-old girl was recovering Tuesday from life-saving brain surgery after Kansas surgeons used a sterile surgical glue to seal the infant's bleeding aneurysm.

Tue, 11 Jun 2013 20:18:13 GMT

(image) A 3-week-old girl was recovering Tuesday from life-saving brain surgery after Kansas surgeons used a sterile surgical glue to seal the infant's bleeding aneurysm.


A 3-week-old girl was recovering Tuesday from life-saving brain surgery after Kansas surgeons used a sterile surgical glue to seal the infant's bleeding aneurysm.



Mom's heartache: Two sons have deadly disease, but only one can get 'miracle drug'Each day brings Jenn McNary another dose of hope and heartache as she watches one son get healthier while the other becomes sicker.

Mon, 27 May 2013 13:10:13 GMT

(image) Each day brings Jenn McNary another dose of hope and heartache as she watches one son get healthier while the other becomes sicker.


Each day brings Jenn McNary another dose of hope and heartache as she watches one son get healthier while the other becomes sicker.



Pot-laced treats may send more kids to the ER

Mon, 27 May 2013 21:20:15 GMT

Increased use of medical marijuana may lead to more young children getting sick from accidentally eating food made with the drug, a Colorado study suggests. Medical marijuana items include yummy-looking gummy candies, cookies and other treats that may entice young children.



Helping or hovering? 'Helicopter parenting' backfires

Sun, 26 May 2013 09:03:53 GMT

Whether it’s called overparenting or the better-known “helicopter parenting,” the style of overly attentive, competitive child-rearing popular since about the mid-1990s may have backfired.



Boys with ADHD twice as likely to grow up obeseA long-term study released Monday finds men diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder as children are twice as likely to be overweight or obese as those who never had the disorder. The results may surprise some parents since ADHD medications can suppress appetite.

Mon, 20 May 2013 07:20:50 GMT

(image) A long-term study released Monday finds men diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder as children are twice as likely to be overweight or obese as those who never had the disorder. The results may surprise some parents since ADHD medications can suppress appetite.


A long-term study released Monday finds men diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder as children are twice as likely to be overweight or obese as those who never had the disorder. The results may surprise some parents since ADHD medications can suppress appetite.



Breast milk compound may avert preemie infectionGeorgia Cullen was born four months early and developed a potentially deadly condition called necrotizing enterocolitis. Now doctors think they found a way to prevent it - in breast milk.

Mon, 6 May 2013 21:28:24 GMT

(image) Georgia Cullen was born four months early and developed a potentially deadly condition called necrotizing enterocolitis. Now doctors think they found a way to prevent it - in breast milk.


Georgia Cullen was born four months early and developed a potentially deadly condition called necrotizing enterocolitis. Now doctors think they found a way to prevent it - in breast milk.



Why it's good to spit-clean your baby's binkieIf you suck your child's pacifier clean, there’s no need to be embarrassed. You may actually be helping your kids avoid eczema and asthma, Swedish researchers say.

Mon, 6 May 2013 09:42:00 GMT

(image) If you suck your child's pacifier clean, there’s no need to be embarrassed. You may actually be helping your kids avoid eczema and asthma, Swedish researchers say.


If you suck your child's pacifier clean, there’s no need to be embarrassed. You may actually be helping your kids avoid eczema and asthma, Swedish researchers say.



Cops: Mom tells son he has cancer to scam friends

Fri, 26 Apr 2013 09:10:18 GMT

Police have charged a New Jersey mother who allegedly lied and said her son was suffering from cancer in order to deceive friends and loved ones out of thousands of dollars.



Carry on: Study finds it's good to hold your babyA new study from Japan confirms what many mothers may know instinctively: Picking up and carrying a fussy baby usually calms down and relaxes the child, making the move a good one for both moms and infants.

Thu, 18 Apr 2013 19:38:46 GMT

(image) A new study from Japan confirms what many mothers may know instinctively: Picking up and carrying a fussy baby usually calms down and relaxes the child, making the move a good one for both moms and infants.


A new study from Japan confirms what many mothers may know instinctively: Picking up and carrying a fussy baby usually calms down and relaxes the child, making the move a good one for both moms and infants.



LA cops urged to restrict energy drink sales to kids

Mon, 15 Apr 2013 08:26:49 GMT

A Los Angeles City councilman is asking the police department to crack down on kids buying energy drinks, saying the buzz-worthy beverages contain far more caffeine than recommended by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.



How to help kids get a good night's sleep

Wed, 27 Mar 2013 18:54:50 GMT

Poor sleep in kids has been linked to problems later in life, including obesity, learning difficulties, and the risk of anxiety disorders and depression. But there are warning signs every parent should look for.



More kids diagnosed with autism as they get older

Wed, 20 Mar 2013 08:44:00 GMT

Two percent of U.S. schoolkids – or about a million children – have been diagnosed with some sort of autism, according to the latest government report released on Wednesday.



Bioethicist: No chance of anthrax trial in kids

Tue, 19 Mar 2013 15:20:55 GMT

A top-level commission has just released a new report on the morality of studying the safety of an anthrax vaccine in children, with an eye toward treating kids in the event of a terror attack. But bioethicist Art Caplan says few parents would subject their kids to such a trial at all.



Panel: Thumbs-down on anthrax vaccine tests in kids

Tue, 19 Mar 2013 15:23:15 GMT

A presidential commission says the government would have to take multiple steps — including more safety research in young adults — before it would be ethical to consider anthrax vaccine tests in children.



Most parents don't follow doctors' orders

Mon, 18 Mar 2013 19:15:08 GMT

Two-thirds of parents say they don't always follow the advice they get from their child's doctor, according to a new poll.



Autistic kids at greater risk for suicide

Wed, 13 Mar 2013 23:18:53 GMT

Children who have autism may be at greater risk for thinking about or attempting suicide than children without the condition, according to a new study.



Docs shouldn't give ADHD drugs to healthy kids

Wed, 13 Mar 2013 20:43:01 GMT

The practice of prescribing stimulant drugs to healthy kids who are looking for a mental boost is not justifiable, and should come to an end, a group of doctors says.



Peanuts, eggs, milk OK for babies, report finds

Wed, 6 Mar 2013 21:33:41 GMT

Recent recommendations from the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology suggest that foods such as peanuts and eggs can be safely given to babies who are as young as 4- to 6 months -- and that offering them early might actually prevent food allergies from developing.



Childhood ADHD may lead to troubles in adulthood

Tue, 5 Mar 2013 01:14:24 GMT

Nearly a third of people diagnosed as children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) still have the condition in adulthood, according to a U.S. study of thousands.



Researchers find good germs that may zap zitsIn a finding that teenagers all over the world will cheer, researchers say they have found a strain of “good” bacteria that may keep acne at bay.

Thu, 28 Feb 2013 10:54:16 GMT

(image) In a finding that teenagers all over the world will cheer, researchers say they have found a strain of “good” bacteria that may keep acne at bay.


In a finding that teenagers all over the world will cheer, researchers say they have found a strain of “good” bacteria that may keep acne at bay.



Swine flu shot linked to narcolepsy, study finds

Wed, 27 Feb 2013 00:23:24 GMT

GlaxoSmithKline's Pandemrix swine flu vaccine has been linked to cases of the rare sleep disorder narcolepsy in children in a scientific study in England that confirms similar findings elsewhere in Europe.



FDA: Don't use codeine in kids after tonsil surgery

Wed, 20 Feb 2013 16:36:35 GMT

Codeine can kill some children when it is used to help with pain after tonsil and adenoid surgery, and it shouldn’t be used any more, the Food and Drug Administration cautioned on Wednesday.



Nearsighted children may get worse in winter: study

Tue, 12 Feb 2013 00:45:16 GMT

Feb 12 (Reuters) - Nearsighted children had their vision deteriorate faster when days were shortest and more slowly during the summer months, according to a Chinese study investigating whether daylight may slow the worsening of children's vision.



Helping kids after trauma? Evidence thin

Mon, 11 Feb 2013 15:08:05 GMT

It’s become a standard line in the sad stories about a violent attack in a school, the suicide of a teenager, or a big natural disaster: Counselors are being provided to help the children with their grief. But, in fact, there's no hard evidence about which methods work.



Childhood obesity may boost MS risk

Thu, 31 Jan 2013 00:01:13 GMT

Very obese children and teens may be at risk for multiple sclerosis, a new study suggests.



Placebo as good as drugs for kids' migraines

Mon, 28 Jan 2013 23:21:12 GMT

A drug-free placebo pill prevents migraines in kids and teens just as well as most headache medicines, according to a new review of past evidence.



1 in 25 U.S. teens attempts suicide

Wed, 9 Jan 2013 21:51:51 GMT

A new national study of 6,500 teens and their parents found that one in 25 has attempted suicide, and one in eight has thought about it.



EPA report on chemicals, kids is sidetrackedA landmark Environmental Protection Agency report concluding that children exposed to toxic substances can develop learning disabilities, asthma and other health problems has been sidetracked indefinitely amid fierce opposition from the chemical industry.

Mon, 24 Dec 2012 01:54:58 GMT

(image) A landmark Environmental Protection Agency report concluding that children exposed to toxic substances can develop learning disabilities, asthma and other health problems has been sidetracked indefinitely amid fierce opposition from the chemical industry.


A landmark Environmental Protection Agency report concluding that children exposed to toxic substances can develop learning disabilities, asthma and other health problems has been sidetracked indefinitely amid fierce opposition from the chemical industry.



Girl, 6, shot by Taliban gets free surgery in US

Sat, 22 Dec 2012 08:48:16 GMT

A 6-year-old girl -- shot and left for dead by the Taliban in Afghanistan earlier this year -- received free reconstructive surgery at a hospital in the U.S. Friday.



Bedroom TVs may boost kids' risk of fat, diseaseKids who have TVs in their bedrooms are twice as likely to be fat and nearly three times as likely to be at risk for heart disease and diabetes as those who don’t, according to a new study that renews concerns about health and screen time.

Tue, 11 Dec 2012 05:23:03 GMT

(image) Kids who have TVs in their bedrooms are twice as likely to be fat and nearly three times as likely to be at risk for heart disease and diabetes as those who don’t, according to a new study that renews concerns about health and screen time.


Kids who have TVs in their bedrooms are twice as likely to be fat and nearly three times as likely to be at risk for heart disease and diabetes as those who don’t, according to a new study that renews concerns about health and screen time.



Teens with mental disorders not on meds

Mon, 3 Dec 2012 23:18:02 GMT

Despite concerns that too many U.S. youth use prescription psychiatric drugs, a new study suggests just one in seven teens with a mental disorder has been prescribed medication, and far fewer without a diagnosis are on treatment.



Experts call for mental illness screening for children

Wed, 28 Nov 2012 22:00:09 GMT

LONDON (Reuters) - Leading mental health experts are calling for school children to be screened for risk of mental illnesses such as depression and have devised a test that reliably identifies those at high risk.



CPSC sues infant seat maker after baby deathsMakers of the Nap Nanny popular infant recliner seats tied to the deaths of five babies have failed to adequately address the products' potential hazard, said federal consumer officials who voted Wednesday to sue Baby Matters LLC of Berwyn, Pa.

Wed, 5 Dec 2012 20:54:34 GMT

(image) Makers of the Nap Nanny popular infant recliner seats tied to the deaths of five babies have failed to adequately address the products' potential hazard, said federal consumer officials who voted Wednesday to sue Baby Matters LLC of Berwyn, Pa.


Makers of the Nap Nanny popular infant recliner seats tied to the deaths of five babies have failed to adequately address the products' potential hazard, said federal consumer officials who voted Wednesday to sue Baby Matters LLC of Berwyn, Pa.



Simple formula predicts child obesity at birth

Wed, 28 Nov 2012 23:03:18 GMT

Researchers say a simple formula, available as an online calculator, estimates a child's obesity risk based on its birth weight, the body mass index of the parents, the number of people in the household, the mother's professional status and whether she smoked during pregnancy.



U.S. kids are getting enough sleep, study finds

Tue, 27 Nov 2012 00:34:17 GMT

While there has been concern that U.S. children are getting too little sleep, with insufficient sleep tied to issues ranging from behavior problems to heart health risks, a new study finds that isn't so.



New advice could prevent preemie births -- a little

Fri, 16 Nov 2012 17:51:10 GMT

For all the miracle stories of tiny preemies who survive, the sad reality is that scientists know far too little about what triggers premature birth and how to prevent it. And despite some recent progress, the U.S. has a far higher rate of preterm births than other similar nations.



When babies eat fish could be link to asthma

Wed, 14 Nov 2012 00:57:58 GMT

Babies who first ate fish between the ages of six months and one year had a lower risk of developing asthma-like symptoms later on than babies who ate fish before six months or after their first birthdays, according to a Dutch study.



Even 5 year olds know to protect their reputation

Wed, 31 Oct 2012 23:06:13 GMT

A new study finds that children are more generous when they know their actions will be seen.



Closing schools during flu outbreaks may lessen ER visits

Tue, 30 Oct 2012 23:16:28 GMT

A new U.S. government study suggests that during a serious flu epidemic, closing schools can keep people - especially kids - out of the ER. Now, researchers say, the big questions include, When is it best to close schools?



Kids who get migraines may do worse in school

Mon, 29 Oct 2012 22:37:09 GMT

A new study finds that kids who suffered episodic migraines were 1.3 times more likely perform below average in school, compared to kids who didn't have any type of headache.



Puberty starting earlier for boys, too

Sat, 20 Oct 2012 15:45:18 GMT

When it comes to the birds and the bees, some parents may want to have that talk with their boys a little sooner than they expected. Researchers have found signs of puberty in American boys up to two years earlier previously reported -- as early as age 9 and 10.



Childhood ADHD may limit adult achievements

Mon, 15 Oct 2012 21:56:28 GMT

Having attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) as a child may affect a person’s education and salary prospects years later, a new study suggests.



Drug shortage led to spike in kids' infections

Thu, 11 Oct 2012 21:43:13 GMT

When there was a shortage of a drug used to prevent IV-related infections in kids, the frequency of those infections increased almost ten-fold at one Michigan hospital, a new study shows.



Running away common with autistic kids

Mon, 8 Oct 2012 20:40:02 GMT

Almost half of children with autism in a new study had run away at least once - and many of them were missing long enough to cause concern.



New spray bottle designed to prevent injuriesA new type of spray bottle could prevent the thousands of chemical injuries that occur yearly when children get their hands on household cleaners and accidentally spray themselves, its inventors say.

Wed, 3 Oct 2012 18:39:41 GMT

(image) A new type of spray bottle could prevent the thousands of chemical injuries that occur yearly when children get their hands on household cleaners and accidentally spray themselves, its inventors say.


A new type of spray bottle could prevent the thousands of chemical injuries that occur yearly when children get their hands on household cleaners and accidentally spray themselves, its inventors say.



Docs have mixed reaction to school vaccinations

Tue, 2 Oct 2012 18:02:15 GMT

Colorado doctors mostly support local efforts to give kids their flu shots and other vaccines at school — but they also have misgivings, a new study shows.



Teen drinking declining but still a big problem

Tue, 2 Oct 2012 17:36:13 GMT

Teen drinking and driving rates have dropped by 54 percent over the last two decades. However, that still means that 1 million teens drank and drove in 2011, according to a new report.



Study: HPV vaccine safe but linked to fainting

Mon, 1 Oct 2012 20:34:37 GMT

Researchers found that fainting was six times more likely to occur on the day of vaccination, compared with a period many months after vaccination. And skin infections were nearly twice as likely to occur.



The real reason teens do stupid things

Mon, 1 Oct 2012 20:12:11 GMT

Adolescents are more willing than adults to accept ambiguity and take action even when they don't fully understand the consequences, according to a study released Oct. 1.



Late-night cellphone use a mental health risk for teens?

Mon, 1 Oct 2012 14:17:27 GMT

Teens who use their cellphones after "lights out" may be at increased risk for mental health problems, as well as lost sleep, a new study from Japan suggests.



Abuse of smallest babies may have risen, study finds

Mon, 1 Oct 2012 04:15:47 GMT

A new look at child abuse reports suggests there may have been a small but worrying rise in injuries to babies over the past decade or so.



Texting blamed for rising teen pedestrian injuriesMany of us have done it -- checked our phones to read a new text or send a quick tweet as we stroll down the street. While we know we should watch where we’re going, we think, worst case: we’ll bump into the person in front of us, or trip. But experts are blaming texting and walking on the rising number of pedestrian injuries and deaths among teens.

Sun, 23 Sep 2012 13:56:07 GMT

(image) Many of us have done it -- checked our phones to read a new text or send a quick tweet as we stroll down the street. While we know we should watch where we’re going, we think, worst case: we’ll bump into the person in front of us, or trip. But experts are blaming texting and walking on the rising number of pedestrian injuries and deaths among teens.


Many of us have done it -- checked our phones to read a new text or send a quick tweet as we stroll down the street. While we know we should watch where we’re going, we think, worst case: we’ll bump into the person in front of us, or trip. But experts are blaming texting and walking on the rising number of pedestrian injuries and deaths among teens.



Obese kids less sensitive to tastes

Thu, 20 Sep 2012 17:38:24 GMT




Siblings among first cured of 'bubble boy disease'Colton and Abbygail Ainslie are among three children successfully treated for their immune deficiency -- often called 'bubble boy disease' -- during an experiment detailed in Tuesday’s issue of the journal Blood.

Tue, 11 Sep 2012 15:43:42 GMT

(image) Colton and Abbygail Ainslie are among three children successfully treated for their immune deficiency -- often called 'bubble boy disease' -- during an experiment detailed in Tuesday’s issue of the journal Blood.


Colton and Abbygail Ainslie are among three children successfully treated for their immune deficiency -- often called 'bubble boy disease' -- during an experiment detailed in Tuesday’s issue of the journal Blood.



Portland, Ore., last big city to add fluoride to water

Wed, 12 Sep 2012 18:21:29 GMT

The City Council approved a plan Wednesday to add fluoride to Portland's water, meaning Oregon's biggest city is no longer the largest holdout in the U.S.



Study: Heavy teens eat fewer calories than peers

Mon, 10 Sep 2012 18:56:46 GMT

The findings illustrate the difficulty of losing weight by cutting calories alone, especially when the weight is gained early in life, the researchers said.  



Private school vaccine opt-outs rise

Sun, 9 Sep 2012 20:16:22 GMT

Parents who send their children to private schools in California are much more likely to opt out of immunizations than their public school counterparts, an Associated Press analysis has found, and not even the recent re-emergence of whooping cough has halted the downward trend.



More kids eating colorful detergent capsulesThere have been 2,950 cases of kids aged 5 and younger swallowing the colorful packets, according to the American Association of Poison Control Centers. That’s nearly 13 cases a day that are being reported nationwide.

Thu, 6 Sep 2012 12:44:33 GMT

(image) There have been 2,950 cases of kids aged 5 and younger swallowing the colorful packets, according to the American Association of Poison Control Centers. That’s nearly 13 cases a day that are being reported nationwide.


There have been 2,950 cases of kids aged 5 and younger swallowing the colorful packets, according to the American Association of Poison Control Centers. That’s nearly 13 cases a day that are being reported nationwide.



Girl, 7, battles bubonic plagueDENVER -- A seven-year-old girl is recovering at a Denver hospital from a rare case of bubonic plague she likely contracted from fleas feeding on a dead squirrel at a southwestern Colorado campground, hospital officials said on Wednesday.

Thu, 6 Sep 2012 08:54:05 GMT

(image) DENVER -- A seven-year-old girl is recovering at a Denver hospital from a rare case of bubonic plague she likely contracted from fleas feeding on a dead squirrel at a southwestern Colorado campground, hospital officials said on Wednesday.


DENVER -- A seven-year-old girl is recovering at a Denver hospital from a rare case of bubonic plague she likely contracted from fleas feeding on a dead squirrel at a southwestern Colorado campground, hospital officials said on Wednesday.



Child's stitches, parents' trauma: Surviving the E.R.Natalie Morales shares how she survived her family's first trip to the E.R. after her son had to get stitches.

Wed, 5 Sep 2012 19:38:34 GMT

(image) Natalie Morales shares how she survived her family's first trip to the E.R. after her son had to get stitches.


Natalie Morales shares how she survived her family's first trip to the E.R. after her son had to get stitches.



Study: More Hispanic children with autism remain undiagnosed

Tue, 28 Aug 2012 20:48:37 GMT

Maribel Hernandez is a mother of two young sons with autism, Max, 12, and Chris, 10, and she agrees with the importance of early intervention.



Teen pot use linked to decline in IQTeens who smoked marijuana at least four times a week and used marijuana throughout their life saw their IQ drop an average of 8 points, the equivalent of going from an A to a B student.

Mon, 27 Aug 2012 20:20:13 GMT

(image) Teens who smoked marijuana at least four times a week and used marijuana throughout their life saw their IQ drop an average of 8 points, the equivalent of going from an A to a B student.


Teens who smoked marijuana at least four times a week and used marijuana throughout their life saw their IQ drop an average of 8 points, the equivalent of going from an A to a B student.



Big health differences in 10-year-olds of different races

Thu, 23 Aug 2012 18:17:35 GMT

Harmful health habits and dangerous experiences are more common among black and Latino children in the fifth grade in the U.S. than white children, according to a new study.



Baby-driven robots could help disabled children

Wed, 22 Aug 2012 20:17:11 GMT

(image) A typical five-month-old infant has hardly figured out how to sit up yet — even crawling may be months away — but there are a few babies who already know how to drive. They're steering their very own mobile robots.



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Calm your kid's back-to-school anxieties

Wed, 22 Aug 2012 17:32:29 GMT

While many kids are excitedly looking forward to starting school and seeing all their friends again, some anticipate their first day as a scary, wrenching and traumatic experience.



Studies: How antibiotics may help make you fatTwo studies this week suggest that using antibiotics may save people’s lives, but could also change their metabolisms.

Wed, 22 Aug 2012 17:18:01 GMT

(image) Two studies this week suggest that using antibiotics may save people’s lives, but could also change their metabolisms.


Two studies this week suggest that using antibiotics may save people’s lives, but could also change their metabolisms.



Biggest health problem facing US kids? Inactivity

Mon, 20 Aug 2012 22:25:19 GMT

Lack of exercise tops the list of the biggest concerns about kids' health, according to a new survey of American adults. The plight of young couch potatoes outranked teen pregnancy and drug abuse as problems that adults are concerned about, according to the survey.






Drinking milk not linked to early puberty

Mon, 20 Aug 2012 18:07:32 GMT

(image) Despite popular belief, drinking cow's milk does not increase children's risk for early puberty, according to a new study from China.



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Ouch-free vaccines? They're in the works

Mon, 20 Aug 2012 12:53:57 GMT

(image) Every parent dreads it – holding the baby still while a nurse or technician pushes a needle into the tender flesh of the plump little thigh. But what if there was another way?



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Tiny preemies may need formula with breast milk

Fri, 17 Aug 2012 16:21:05 GMT

For the tiniest babies, adding baby formula to their diet of breast milk may help them grow faster, a new study says.



Children's self-control may help keep them thin

Thu, 16 Aug 2012 14:26:15 GMT

The ability to delay gratification as a child may lower a person's chances of being overweight later in life, according to new research.



American kids downing more diet drinks

Wed, 15 Aug 2012 21:33:35 GMT

The number of U.S. children who drink sugar-free beverages has doubled in the past decade, a new study finds - though the health implications of the trend, if any, are unclear.



4 million baby seats recalled after injuries

Wed, 15 Aug 2012 11:11:25 GMT

Bumbo International Trust is voluntarily recalling about 4 million Bumbo Baby Seats after scores of injuries, including skull fractures.  The baby seats are sold nationwide in Target, Toys R Us and Walmart.



J&J to remove harsh chemicals from baby products

Wed, 15 Aug 2012 15:02:54 GMT

(image) Johnson & Johnson plans to remove potentially cancer-causing and other dangerous chemicals from nearly all its adult toiletries and cosmetic products worldwide within 3 1/2 years.



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Typical toddler behavior or ADHD? 10 ways to tell

Wed, 15 Aug 2012 16:36:33 GMT

Telling the difference between a normal, antsy 4-year-old and one who is hyperactive to the point where it affects his or her ability to learn has become trickier as attention deficit disorders have become more common, according to recent research.



'Miracle cure' hopes may prolong kids' suffering

Tue, 14 Aug 2012 18:23:57 GMT

Some terminally ill children experience unnecessary treatment and prolonged suffering because their parents believe they will experience a "miracle cure," researchers in England argue.



Children's snoring linked to behavioral issues

Mon, 13 Aug 2012 17:28:34 GMT

Children who persistently snore during their early childhood may be more likely to have behavioral problems such as aggression and hyperactivity, according to a new study.



School's policy requires girls to take pregnancy tests

Tue, 7 Aug 2012 19:15:30 GMT

A publicly funded charter school in Louisiana is under fire for a policy that requires girls suspected of being pregnant to take a pregnancy test; if they refuse or test positive they must leave the school or study at home. Following an ACLU complaint, the school is reviewing the policy.



Child car seat rules mostly ignored, study finds

Tue, 7 Aug 2012 17:54:40 GMT

Most U.S. kids do not sit safely in cars, either because they are not properly restrained in car seats or booster seats, or because they sit in the front seat, according to a new study.



Teens who don't have sex still at risk for HPV

Mon, 6 Aug 2012 23:22:19 GMT

Even girls who have not had sexual intercourse are at risk for infection with human papillomavirus (HPV), a new study shows.



N.Y.'s pro-breastfeeding stance draws criticism

Wed, 1 Aug 2012 19:38:48 GMT

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and state officials are pushing initiatives aimed at encouraging new mothers to breastfeed their babies, drawing criticism from some parents who say officials are interfering with their health choices.



Devices don't work to save kids in hot carsSpecial seats and other devices designed to help prevent parents from accidentally leaving babies and toddlers behind in cars don’t work, a team of experts said on Monday. They said parents shouldn’t rely on them to keep children safe.

Mon, 30 Jul 2012 16:56:46 GMT

(image) Special seats and other devices designed to help prevent parents from accidentally leaving babies and toddlers behind in cars don’t work, a team of experts said on Monday. They said parents shouldn’t rely on them to keep children safe.


Special seats and other devices designed to help prevent parents from accidentally leaving babies and toddlers behind in cars don’t work, a team of experts said on Monday. They said parents shouldn’t rely on them to keep children safe.



Does impulsiveness give boys math edge?

Sun, 29 Jul 2012 17:44:30 GMT

Boys tend to take a more impulsive approach to math problems in the classroom, which might help them get ahead of girls in the long-run, suggests the latest study to touch on the gender gap in math.



Study finds scarcity of drug trials in kids

Tue, 24 Jul 2012 20:28:19 GMT

Relatively few clinical trials have tested the safety and effectiveness of medications in children - even when kids make up a large share of patients with the condition the drug treats, a new study finds.



Talking to kids about the Colo. movie shooting

Fri, 20 Jul 2012 23:45:17 GMT

It's understandable to want to avoid talking about the Colorado movie tragedy with your kids, but it's important for them to hear about it. Here's how to have the discussion, age by age.



If the villain wins: Kids face shooting trauma

Fri, 20 Jul 2012 22:41:42 GMT

In a particularly wrenching irony, a gunman in Colorado chose to shoot up a movie theater packed with an audience that included children who’d come to see a film about a hero who was supposed to save everyone from danger. Experts say many will suffer from acute stress disorder and some may develop PTSD.



Study reveals key to overcoming egg allergies

Wed, 18 Jul 2012 21:18:43 GMT

Giving children with egg allergies small, and then increasingly higher, doses of the very food they are allergic to may eliminate, or at least reduce, reactions, a new study shows.



Lead in jewelry leads to Calif. crackdown

Tue, 17 Jul 2012 20:27:40 GMT

(image) California is cracking down on more than a dozen businesses accused of selling and distributing costume jewelry containing dangerous levels of lead despite repeated warnings.



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For tiniest patients, fetal surgery delivers big resultsDoctors are looking to use fetal surgery to treat an increasing number of conditions, but the surgery remains risky.

Tue, 17 Jul 2012 18:44:42 GMT

(image) Doctors are looking to use fetal surgery to treat an increasing number of conditions, but the surgery remains risky.


Doctors are looking to use fetal surgery to treat an increasing number of conditions, but the surgery remains risky.



Study links child abuse to home foreclosures

Mon, 16 Jul 2012 20:37:04 GMT

Small children may be suffering the effects of the home foreclosure crisis in a serious way, researchers reported on Monday. They found a troubling increase in the number of young children with physical abuse showing up in hospital emergency rooms.