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...

Could New ‘Talk Therapy’ Cut Cost of Treating Depression?

Behavioral activation would be more accessible than currently recommended treatment, researchers sayA simpler and less expensive form of talk therapy is as effective as...

Why Kicking the Opioid Habit Can Be So Tough

Withdrawal, and the fear of chronic pain's return, keep some people dependent for years, addiction experts sayHe was 26, a specialist fifth class with...

Does Living Near a Fracking Site Make Asthma Worse?

Study found association, but not cause-and-effect Living near fracking sites may make asthma worse for many of those who suffer from the respiratory condition, a...

3 Health Issues That Can Threaten Young Female Athletes

Pediatricians' group urges members to watch out for the 'female triad'Doctors need to be on the lookout for a trio of harmful health conditions...

Limit Kids’ Exposure to Media Violence, Pediatricians Say

Parents need to tighten the reins, while media needs to stop glorifying aggression, statement saysMedia violence has become a routine part of the daily...

Do ADHD Medicines Boost Substance Abuse Risk?

Chances were actually lower the earlier stimulants were started, and the longer they were takenParents often worry that their children who take stimulants to...

Early Bedtime for Preschoolers, Healthier Weight Later?

Getting shuteye by 8 p.m. appeared linked with lower obesity risk as teens, researchers saySending preschoolers off to bed early may bring them an...

Epilepsy May Triple ADHD Risk, Danish Study Finds

It also found possible link between fever-related seizures and the behavioral disorder in kidsChildren who suffer from epilepsy or fever-related seizures may face a...

Allergies Less Common in Kids Who Suck Thumb, Bite Nails

Findings boost 'hygiene hypothesis,' study authors suggestIf your kid's nail-biting or thumb-sucking habit drives you nuts, you'll be happy to hear that a new...
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