Children's Health

Shaming Overweight Kids Only Makes Things Worse

Overweight kids who are shamed or stigmatized are more likely to binge eat or isolate themselves than to make positive changes such as losing...

How to Spot the Virus That Puts Some Babies in the...

Is your baby's stuffy nose and cough just a cold or something more serious? It could be respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), the leading cause of...

What It Takes to Get Teens Moving

Teens with friends are active teens, a new study suggests. "You can build beautiful parks and facilities; but if children don't have friends to play...

Spare the Rod, Spur Better Behavior?

Before you let your parental frustration get the better of you, a new study suggests you should refrain from spanking your misbehaving youngster. Researchers analyzed...

Calm Parents Help Calm Kids With ADHD

As challenging as it can be to raise a child with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), new research offers biological evidence that calm, positive...

Kids Still Getting Risky Painkiller After Tonsillectomy

Despite safety warnings from drug regulators, some U.S. children are still being given a risky painkiller after having their tonsils removed, a new study...

America’s Love Affair With Sugary Sodas Is Fading

Consumption of sodas and other sweet drinks -- a big source of sugar in Americans' diets -- has dropped in the past decade among...

Prolonged Breast-Feeding May Guard Against Teen Eczema

Encouraging new mothers to stick with breast-feeding may halve the already small risk that infants will develop eczema when they hit their teens, new...

Binge-Watchers, Beware: All That TV Time Poses Clot Risk

If you love to while away a weekend watching a season's worth of episodes from a favorite TV series, you may inadvertently put...

Music, Video Help Sixth-Graders Master Hands-Only CPR

CPR can be performed by sixth graders, a new study suggests. Some states require hands-only CPR training for high school graduation, but teaching younger children...
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