Children's Health

Women May Be More Resilient to Effects of Alzheimer’s Genes

Physical, mental fitness and socializing also seemed to help higher-risk group, research showsCertain gene variants are known to raise a person's risk of Alzheimer's...

Are All Those ‘Fidget Spinners’ Really Helping Kids?

Hot toy is probably more of a distraction than a help in the classroom, experts sayFidget spinners may be the latest must-have kids' toy,...

Are E-Cigs Slowing Teen Anti-Smoking Push?

Researchers blame the devices for a leveling off of smoking's declineDeclines in teenage smoking in the United States may be slowing because of...

Many Teens Give Sex Ed a Failing Grade

International study finds courses often out of touch, too clinicalTeens around the world are getting sex education in schools that fails to address their...

3 in 4 Teens Think E-Cigarettes Safer Than Tobacco: Survey

But devices deliver as much, if not more, nicotine than cigarettes, smoking experts sayClose to three-quarters of American teenagers believe e-cigarettes are less harmful...

Be Your Child’s Valentine

The American Academy of Pediatrics offers tips for showing kids your love every dayValentine's Day is two days away, and it's a great day...

Disabled Kids at Higher Risk of Abuse, Study Finds

Certain conditions linked to greater odds for neglect, bullyingChildren with certain mental or behavioral disorders are at increased risk of abuse or neglect, a...

Just 1 Cigarette a Day Can Be Deadly: Study

Light smokers still faced an increased risk of early deathThink smoking just one cigarette a day is harmless? Think again, a new study...

U.S. High School Kids Abandoning Sweetened Sodas

CDC study finds daily intake of these and other sugary drinks fell to just 20 percent by 2015There's good news when it comes to...

Neighborhoods May Be Key to Teens’ Mental Well-Being

When neighbors look out for others' kids, children have better emotional health, study findsTeenagers living in cohesive neighborhoods -- where trusted neighbors get involved...
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