Children's Health

City Life Tough on Teens’ Mental Health

Kids raised in urban areas 40 percent more likely to report psychotic experiences, study findsCity life seems to take a toll on the adolescent...

No Fruit Juice Before Age 1, Pediatricians Say

Plus, they support limits for older kids and doing away with sippy cups for toddlersSeveral new recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics may...

Fewer U.S. Teens Are Boozing It Up

Study finds frequent binge drinking among adolescents has dropped in past 25 yearsAmerican teens are hitting the bottle less often than they did 25...

How Not to Nod Off Behind the Wheel

Recognizing signs of sleepiness key to prevention, researcher saysAt least one in five fatal motor vehicle accidents involves drowsy driving, U.S. traffic safety experts...

Overweight Boys Face Higher Colon Cancer Risk as Adults

But study also found that losing weight as young adults lowered those oddsOverweight boys may be more likely to develop colon cancer later in...

Heavy Kids Face Triple the Odds for Depression in Adulthood

Risk was 4 times greater if they were also overweight as adults, study findsAs if it isn't tough enough being an overweight kid, a...

Some Lead Poisoning Tests May Be Faulty

But the majority of tests are unaffected, U.S. officials sayLead tests made by Magellan Diagnostics may yield inaccurate results for some children and...

Is Your Child’s Day Care Center Ready for Pandemic Flu?

Most are not, a U.S. survey finds, despite the lessons of the 2009 'swine flu' outbreakThe vast majority of U.S. child care centers...

Fewer SIDS Deaths in U.S., But Gaps Among Racial Groups Remain

Sudden infant deaths are twice as common for blacks as whites, study findsFewer U.S. babies are dying from SIDS, but certain minorities remain at...

Study Sees Link Between Porn and Sexual Dysfunction

It could be creating unrealistic expectations for young, inexperienced men, researcher saysYoung men who prefer pornography to real-world sexual encounters might find themselves caught...
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