Children's Health

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...

Nasal ‘Nerve Block’ May Help Ease Kids’ Migraines

But one headache expert says procedure not without risks, pain relief not significantly better than medsKids and teens who suffer with migraines may find...

Can Mom’s Vitamin E Head Off Child’s Asthma Risk?

Association only significant with type of nutrient found in highest amounts of safflower, sunflower oilsKids born to moms with low levels of vitamin E...

Asthma Much More Lethal for Black Children, Study Finds

This group has 6 times the odds of dying from the illness compared to whites, HispanicsAsthma attacks can prove deadly to kids, but a...

Some Melanoma Survivors Still Seek Out the Sun

1 in 5 had suffered a sunburn in the past year, study findsEven after surviving the potentially deadly skin cancer melanoma, some people continue...

As Pot Legalization Advances, Pediatricians Warn of Dangers

Marijuana isn't benign, child health experts contendThe American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is urging doctors to protect children from the harms of marijuana as...

Pediatricians Revise Guidelines for Teen Victims of Sexual Assault

Physicians need to be comfortable screening for it, offering additional help if neededPediatricians should be comfortable with treating and screening for sexual assault --...

Kids Mean Less Shuteye for Mom, While Dad Slumbers On

Study finds big differences in how youngsters affect parents' sleepThis will come as no surprise to mothers, but a new survey finds that women...

‘Superbug’ Infections Striking More U.S. Kids

Antibiotic-resistant germs no longer confined to hospitals, study warnsA type of antibiotic-resistant bacterial infection has increased 700 percent in American children since 2007, a...
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