Children's Health

Cookies, Apples or Yogurt? Not Always a Simple Choice for Kids

Snack preferences drive buying decisions, but brands and allowance also play a part, researchers sayKids are driven mostly by food preferences -- not healthy...

Steroid Pills Usually Ineffective Against Bronchitis, Study Finds

Research shows that, like antibiotics, these drugs won't reduce duration or severity of symptomsDoctors sometimes prescribe a steroid for patients with bronchitis or other...

Close Friendships in High School Make for Happier Adults

Meanwhile, popular kids may end up with more anxiety later, study suggestsIf you're not one of the popular kids with dozens of "besties," you...

He Complains She Shops Too Much — And Marriage Suffers

Study finds one spouse's views on the other's spending can bring conflict that undermines relationshipIt's sometimes a case of "till shopping do us part." According...

Too Many Babies Still Placed on Stomach to Sleep: Study

Pediatric experts recommend infants always sleep on their backs to avoid SIDSDespite years of public health campaigns, many American parents are still putting their...

Back-to-School Tips … for Parents

First few weeks require patience and support, educators sayA critical lesson for parents to master as their kids return to school: Cut them some...

6 Out of 7 Teens Slip Up on Contact Lens Guidelines:...

Infections most common for kids who skip steps or ignore rules for sleeping, swimmingAbout 6 out of 7 U.S. teens with contact lenses use...

Fatal Opioid ODs on the Rise Among U.S. Teens

And heroin led to the most deaths among 15- to 19-year-olds, CDC saysThe rate of opioid drug overdose deaths among older teenagers in the...

Local Crime Can Put Kids on the Run

Smartphone study finds young avoid their neighborhoods when threat of danger risesIf parents are afraid of local crime, kids spend less time hanging out...

Givers Really Are Happier Than Takers

Even small acts of generosity trigger a brain boost, study findsGenerosity really is its own reward, with the brain seemingly hardwired for happiness in...
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