Children's Health

When Parents Get Vaccinated, Their Kids Do Too

Flu shot study showed that healthy vaccination practices may run in the familyWhen parents get a flu shot, their kids are more likely to...

Working Too Much Might Tip Heart Into Irregular Rhythm

Study shows a link between on-the-job hours and atrial fibrillation, but couldn't prove cause-and-effectWorking long hours might do more than exhaust you -- it...

Making Friends 101: What Works for College Freshmen

Emotional skills will help build lasting friendships, whereas narcissism turns people off, study findsPersonality plays a major role in the ability of new college...

Soft Contact Lenses Safe for Kids and Teens, Review Finds

Infection rates no higher than for adults, and actually lowest for younger kidsSoft contact lenses are as safe for children and teens as they...

Hate to Work Out? Your DNA May Be to Blame

Findings might lead to better ways to motivate folks who don't like exerciseIf a gym visit elicits more grimaces than grins, you might be...

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,...

Parents and Social Media: Do as I Say, Not as I...

Study finds kids often mirror what mom and dad do when it comes to technology useTUESDAY, May 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Despite concerns...

U.S. Teens Less Sweet on Soft Drinks

Survey finds consumption dropped one-third in just 2 years, and more are drinking waterAmerican teens are turning their backs on soft drinks, says a...

New ‘Superlice’ Resist Most Over-the-Counter Remedies

But prescription medications can still send the parasites packingIn the war against "superlice," parents appear to be up against a mighty foe -- and...

Ready for Spring Break? Have Fun But Play It Safe

Drinking too much can affect your judgment, increasing your risk for injury, CDC warnsSpring break is a time to kick back and have fun,...
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