Children's Health

Youth Football Ups Odds of Brain Problems in Adulthood

Researchers say greater risk of behavior issues, depression in those who played tackle before age 12Kids who start playing tackle football before age 12...

Doctors Eye the Danger From ‘Nerf’ Guns

Nerf guns can be great fun for kids -- until someone damages an eye, doctors warn. Nerf guns or "blasters" are hugely popular toys ...

Big Rise in Hospitalized Kids With Opioid Side Effects

There has been a large increase in the number of young hospital patients in the United States who suffer harmful side effects from opioid...

Tattoo Today, Regret Tomorrow: Tips to Parents From Pediatricians

That tattoo and nose ring may look cool now, but what about tomorrow? Teens should pause before getting inked -- especially with the name of...

Even Teens Can Suffer Organ Damage From High Blood Pressure

Study spots warning signs in kids with readings in the normal rangeHigh blood pressure can lead to organ damage -- and the risk isn't...

Could Swine Flu Be Linked to Type 1 Diabetes?

Study suggests Norwegians hit by H1N1 flu pandemic more likely to develop the autoimmune diseaseYoung people who've been infected with the H1N1 swine flu...

Young Americans Lead Rise in Suicide Attempts

People with less education, greater mental woes more likely to try, researchers sayAlthough older people have the highest suicide rates in the United States,...

‘Microbiomes’ May Hold Key to Kids’ Ear Infections

Germ communities in the middle ear differ greatly between affected and unaffected people, study showsRecurrent ear infections are the bane of many children --...

Take a Stand Against Sitting Too Much

Couch potatoes might help cut their risk of early death by getting up every 30 minutes, study findsDays spent sitting for hours may increase...

State Laws Curb Kids’ Injuries Tied to Off-Road Vehicles

In Massachusetts, ER visits down as much as 50 percent, study foundA strict new law on the use of off-road vehicles by children in...
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