Children's Health

Are Bullies Getting Run Out of U.S. Schools?

Abuse rates dropped about 2 percent a year over a decade, survey findsThe long-feared, lunch-money-stealing schoolyard bully may soon be a thing of...

U.S. Toddlers Eat More French Fries Than Vegetables

Federal stats show some don't eat any veggies at all, and some infants don't get any breast milkAmerican toddlers are more likely to eat...

Cooking at Home Means Eating Better, Spending Less

8 out of 10 Americans' diets fall short, and dining out a big reason why, research suggestsYour best bet for healthy eating is having...

Summer Camp Prep for Kids With Allergies, Asthma

Meet with staff beforehand and clarify expectations, doctor advisesHeading to summer camp for the first time is always a little unnerving. But for a...

Are Kids’ Vaccines a Victim of Their Own Success?

The shots have cut disease rates so low that some parents underestimate the threat, doctors sayVaccines prevent serious infections so effectively that many parents...

Cancer Risk Rises After Childhood Organ Transplant: Study

Yet overall chances to any one child remain low, researchers stressedChildren given an organ transplant have a substantially higher risk of developing cancer --...

In America’s Poorest Communities, a Greater Risk of Child Abuse Deaths

Study authors hope new national data will spur further research and targeted prevention effortsGrowing up in a poor family is a well-known risk factor...

Timing of Lunch, Recess May Determine What Kids Eat

Study found children who ate first consumed more vegetables, while those who played first wasted less food Ask kids what their favorite part of the...

Love Chocolate? Potato Chips? Your Genes Might Be to Blame

Study findings may someday lead to more individualized diet advice, researcher saysYour tendency to indulge in chocolate, go heavy on salt, or eat veggies...

Study Cites Factors Linked to Suicide in the Young

Researchers say interventions should come earlier in life for disadvantaged childrenTeens and young adults who come from troubled backgrounds have a greater risk of...
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