Children's Health

Modern Lifestyle Primary Culprit for Obesity Epidemic: Study

Even people with lower genetic risk were affected as decades passedIt looks like the primary culprit behind the obesity epidemic may be the modern-day...

City Tax on Cars Cut Pollution, Kids’ Asthma Risk

Traffic measure in Sweden reduced rates of wheezing disease by 50 percent, researchers reportA tax designed to reduce mid-city traffic in Stockholm, Sweden, was...

New Guidelines Urge Early Intro to Peanut Products in High-Risk Infants

Change in recommendations based on results of groundbreaking trialBabies at increased risk for peanut allergy should have peanut-containing foods added to their diets as...

‘Groundbreaking’ Research Offers Clues to Cause of Dyslexia

Brain scans revealed that those with the reading disorder showed less ability to 'adapt' to sensory informationPeople with the reading disability dyslexia may have...

Why Teens Choose E-Cigarettes

Kids who continue vaping cite 2 key reasons, study findsTeenagers try e-cigarettes the first time for very teen-related reasons -- they're curious, friends use...

Fewer U.S. Teens Are Boozing It Up

Study finds frequent binge drinking among adolescents has dropped in past 25 yearsAmerican teens are hitting the bottle less often than they did 25...

For the Young, Cigarettes Go Better With Booze Than Pot

Survey found smoking-plus-drinking was favored, and findings could point to better ways to quit bothAt parties across America, young adult smokers are more likely...

Fruit Juice for Kids: A Serving a Day OK

Review of studies finds 1 glass of 100-percent juice a day not linked with weight gainPediatricians have long suggested that fruit juice may ...

Smoking May Hinder Kidney Disease Drugs

To slow organ damage, patients should quit the habit, researchers sayCigarette smoking may decrease the effectiveness of drugs taken during early stages of chronic...

ACL Tears on the Rise Among Kids, Especially Girls

Sports that involve cutting or pivoting are the riskiest, doctors sayAs kids play sports like soccer and football with more frequency and force, many...
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