Children's Health

Choose the Healthy Foods Options This Holiday Season

Display healthy foods and keep unhealthy ones out of sight, nutritionist advisesEven the best intentions to make healthy food choices during the holidays can...

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...

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...

More U.S. Kids Getting Drug-Resistant Infections

Finding highlights growing problem of antibiotic resistanceAntibiotic-resistant infections are on the rise among American children, a new study finds. Researchers analyzed blood samples collected from...

Guidelines May Have Helped Curb ADHD Diagnoses in Preschoolers

Still, too few with disorder receive behavior therapy, child psychologist saysIn a bit of good news, the rate of diagnoses for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder...

Fewer American Parents Are Spanking Their Kids

More are relying on timeouts to discipline children, study showsSpanking and hitting children to discipline them has been on the decline among U.S. parents...

How to Introduce Your Baby to Food Containing Peanuts

New guidelines coming soon from the American College of Allergy, Asthma and ImmunologyFor parents who are unsure when and how to introduce their babies...

Smartphones May Hinder a Good Night’s Sleep

Study suggests a link between the devices and troubled slumberIf you're in need of a good night's sleep, it might be wise to give...

Routine School Vaccine Requirements Raise HPV Shot Rates, Too

There may be a 'spillover' effect when kids get other mandated immunizations, study findsSchools that require routine vaccines as a condition of attendance have...

Flavored E-Cigarettes May Entice Teens to Smoke: Study

Nearly 2 of 3 young people using e-cigs load them with flavors such as bubble gum or gummy bearFruit- or candy-flavored electronic cigarettes may...
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