Today's Health News

Be Aware of What You Share Online About Your Kids

New review offers parents advice on how to be more careful with postings that could affect their children

Pediatricians: Kids Need 'Media Use Plan' From Parents

Suggestions include no screen time for those under 18 months, not using media as 'soothing tool'

Kids' Media Time Adds Up, Subtracts From Homework

Interest in learning new things also shrinks with greater screen time, pediatricians find

More Kids and Teens Heading to ER With Headaches

Study finds hospital admissions for head pain also up; reasons are unclear

Many Adults Unaware That Using E-Cigarettes Can Hurt Kids

Indoor use promotes harmful nicotine exposure, researchers say

State Laws May Be Key to Lowering Kids' Car Crash Deaths

Study found more accidents happened in states with less stringent safe-driving regulations

Bullied Teen's Suicide Didn't Spur Copycat Attempts: Study

Canadian case was highly publicized on social media, researchers report

Helmets Don't Prevent Kids' Motocross Concussions

Fractures, head injuries common for 8- to 17-year-old racers, study finds

1 in 3 Young Athletes With Concussion Returns to Play on Same Day

But, medical recommendation is to stay out of game after head injury

Coffee's Impact a Matter of Genes?

Study seeks to explain why some can enjoy a cup before bed and then sleep, while others can't

Tips for Keeping Halloween Safe and Fun

Bobbing for apples, trick-or-treating can expose kids to potential hazards, health experts say

United States Ranks in Top 10 for Empathy

But, study author says social media, parenting practices and bullying may one day lower America's compassion score

Is It Really True That Chocolate May Be Good for You?

A component in cocoa seems to help control blood sugar and inflammation, but there's a caveat

Cartilage From Nose Used to Repair Bum Knees

In small trial, patients were able to grow new cartilage in the joint

Study Counters Notion That Heart Surgery Poses More Kidney Risks to Women

If factors such as other health conditions are taken into account, gender difference disappears

Monitoring, Not Treatment, May Be Better for Some Prostate Cancer Patients

In Sweden, 90 percent with very low risk disease choose this option instead of immediate treatment, researchers report

Some Mexican Ceramics Can Serve Up Lead Poisoning

Canadian woman's illness highlights danger from glazes with high lead levels, doctors say

Zika Testing for All Pregnant Women Who Have Been in Florida County: CDC

Latest recommendation covers more than the two areas in Miami-Dade where local transmission is occurring

Mediterranean Diet, Caffeine May Be Good for Your Eyes

Study found both were linked to lower risk of leading cause of blindness