Children's Health

Teen Cyberbullies More Apt to Be Friends Than Strangers

Competition for status, hurt feelings over breakups provoke wave of aggression via texts, FacebookCyberbullying among teens is highly likely to involve current or former...

The Safest Way to Get to School Is a Big Yellow...

National Safety Council recommends this method over riding with parents or friendsSchool buses are the safest way for students to get to and from...

Clean Home May Help Keep Kids’ Asthma in Check

Controlling allergens, household pollutants can reduce need for medication, pediatricians' group saysReducing indoor allergens and pollutants can help control children's asthma, reducing their need...

How to Help a Child Who’s Cyberbullied

Expert shares common-sense tips for parentsAbout 25 percent of American children and teens experience cyberbullying, but there are ways parents can help their children,...

Routine School Vaccine Requirements Raise HPV Shot Rates, Too

There may be a 'spillover' effect when kids get other mandated immunizations, study findsSchools that require routine vaccines as a condition of attendance have...

Allergies Less Common in Kids Who Suck Thumb, Bite Nails

Findings boost 'hygiene hypothesis,' study authors suggestIf your kid's nail-biting or thumb-sucking habit drives you nuts, you'll be happy to hear that a new...

Infants Should Share Parents’ Room to Help Prevent SIDS

Sleeping nearby -- but not in same bed -- advised for first year, pediatricians' group saysInfants should sleep in the same room as their...

The Impact of Child Abuse Can Last a Lifetime

Victims often struggle emotionally, financially as adults, study findsThe traumatic effects of child abuse and neglect can persist for decades, often with substantial economic...

Headed to the Pool? Protect Yourself From the Poop

Bacteria and viruses can make you sick if you don't take precautions, doctor advisesSwimming is a great way to cool off on a hot...

Gel Antibiotic: An Easier Ear Infection Treatment Someday?

One-time application was highly effective in animal trials, but more study needed, researchers sayA single application of an antibiotic gel into the ear might...
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