Children's Health

‘Synthetic Pot’ Tied to Risky Sex, Violence and Drug Abuse in...

Product has unpredictable, potentially dangerous effects, doctors warnMarijuana is often seen as a relatively benign drug that produces a typically mellow high, but new...

More Babies in Strollers, Cribs Winding Up in ER: Study

Concussions driving upswing, with only 1 percent of cases blamed on product failureA growing number of babies and toddlers are landing in the emergency...

Your DNA May Determine How You Handle the Time Change

Researcher says genetics play a part in whether you're a night owl, which can make daylight saving a tough transitionSome people have more trouble...

Mite-Proof Bedding May Help Curb Asthma Attacks: Study

Kids whose mattresses and pillows were encased had less severe flare-ups, researchers reportChildren with asthma have fewer flare-ups when their beds have mite-proof covers,...

The Secret to a Good Sex Life Is …

Affection: It's the cuddling, whispering secrets afterwards that boost contentedness, study findsCouples who regularly have sex tend to be happier, and now a...

More Folic Acid in Pregnancy May Protect Kids From High Blood...

If mothers have heart disease risk factors, nutrient benefits children, study suggestsHigher folic acid levels during pregnancy may reduce the risk of high blood...

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...

Obesity May Raise Girls’ Risk of Asthma, Allergies

But same was not true for boys, study foundObese girls may face a significantly higher risk for developing allergies, a new study suggests. But the...

Can Social Media Sites Leave You Socially Isolated?

More time using apps and sites like Twitter, Instagram, Facebook linked to greater sense of isolation, study suggestsYoung people who spend a lot of...

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...
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