Children's Health

Farm Kids Get Fewer Allergies, International Study Finds

Researchers aim to learn whether early exposure to allergens has a protective effectGrowing up on a farm may help ward off allergies later in...

How Much Video Gaming Is Too Much for Kids?

Benefits seen with 1 hour a day, but behavioral problems rose after 9 hours a weekPlaying video games might improve a child's motor skills,...

9 of 10 U.S. Teens Don’t Get Enough Exercise

And bad habits continue after high school for most, study showsOver 90 percent of U.S. high school students don't get enough exercise to stay...

Why the Teen Years May Not Be Lean Years

Adolescents burn about 450 fewer calories daily than 10-year-olds, study findsA new study suggests that children's metabolism temporarily slows during puberty -- a pattern...

Close Bond Between Kids, Parents Has Long-Term Health Benefits

Childhood mistreatment offsets the advantages of growing up in a well-off home, research showsA strong and loving bond with parents may help protect kids'...

CDC: Too Many Antibiotics Still Being Prescribed in U.S.

United Nations to discuss duel problems -- overuse and lack of accessDespite growing concerns about creating drug-resistant bacteria, overprescribing of antibiotics in U.S. hospitals...

Suicide Can Strike Children as Young as 5: Study

Overall numbers are low, but researchers say prevention efforts are neededA startling new study warns that some preteen children -- even as young as...

Not All Dogs Are Man’s (or Kids’) Best Friend

Study suggests young children need to be told they shouldn't approach a scared dogYoung kids don't necessarily know they shouldn't approach a scared dog,...

Childhood Cancer Death Rates Continue to Fall: CDC

Leukemia no longer the leading killerThe number of U.S. children who die from cancer has fallen 20 percent since 1999, and leukemia is no...

Facebook Bullying Can Cause Depression

Social media attacks have 'real emotional consequences,' researchers sayNegative experiences on Facebook can increase the odds of depression in young people, a new study...
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