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1/23/2017
When College Kids Surf the Web in Class, Grades Fall

Study finds the habit hurts academics, and supports the notion of leaving laptops at home

1/23/2017
E-Cigarettes Not a Smoking Deterrent for Kids

Study finds 'vaping' might lead teens who would've never smoked to try nicotine

1/20/2017
Stress May Explain Digestive Issues in Kids With Autism

Elevated stress hormone levels linked to stomach problems among these children, researchers say

1/17/2017
For a Colicky Baby, You Might Give Acupuncture a Try

Treatment with 1 to 5 needles might stop the excessive crying, Swedish researchers say

1/16/2017
Parents Have Mixed Views on When to Keep Sick Kids Out of School

Most agree those with diarrhea should stay home, but about half would send a child who had thrown up

1/14/2017
Pediatricians Offer Heads-Up for Preventing Soccer Injuries

Sprains and strains are common on the field

1/13/2017
Head for the Hills With Sled Safety in Mind

Kids at higher risk for head and neck injuries while sledding, safety experts warn

1/12/2017
Most of Canada's Packaged Foods, Drinks Have Added Sugars

Even so-called 'healthy' options and baby foods were laden with the sweet stuff, study finds

1/12/2017
1/10/2017
Kids' Care May Suffer When Parents Clash With Medical Staff

Doctors, nurses made worse decisions when confronted by 'an angry mother,' study finds

1/10/2017
Poverty's Impact on a Child's Mental Health

Poor kids more likely to grow up feeling powerless and behaving aggressively, study shows

1/4/2017
Flameless Candle Batteries Pose Risk to Kids

If swallowed, serious damage can occur in just 2 hours, poison center expert says

1/3/2017
Can Parents' Weight Hinder Toddlers' Development?

Study links -- but doesn't prove -- Moms', Dads' obesity tied to delayed social and problem-solving skills

1/3/2017
12/29/2016
Disabled Children Face Bullying Throughout School Years

More must be done to teach them how to respond to aggression, researcher says

12/28/2016
Health Tip: Watch Salt in Kids' Diets

Here's what the Heart Association suggests

12/27/2016
U.S. Families Spend 1.5 Billion Hours Yearly on Kids With Special Health Needs

Care provided by parents adds up to nearly $18 billion in lost wages, study says

12/26/2016
Home Visits Can Help New Parents

Study finds programs reduce ER trips and doctor appointments

12/26/2016
Health Tip: When a Child Is Sick

Signs you should see a doctor

12/22/2016
Health Tip: Getting Your Child Vaccinated

Distractions can help prevent pain

12/21/2016
Don't Forget Child Safety When Traveling for the Holidays

Nearly 1 in 7 parents of toddlers don't bring a car seat for travel rides, poll finds

12/21/2016
Give Kids a Safe, Stress-Free Holiday

Be mindful of overwhelming or risky conditions, doctors' group says

12/16/2016
Down Syndrome May Not Be Big Financial Burden on Families

Having a child with the condition costs about $80 more a month in medical expenses, study finds

12/16/2016
Privacy Concerns Keep Some Young Americans From Sexual Health Services

Survey reveals reluctance of teens, young adults to talk to their doctor because parents might find out

12/16/2016
12/15/2016
12/14/2016
FDA Issues Anesthesia Warning for Pregnant Women, Kids Under 3

A long time under or repeated episodes of sedation may pose risk to developing brains, agency says

12/14/2016
Child Abuse Cases in Army Families May Be Under-Reported

Some kids 'are falling through the cracks of a broken system,' researcher says

12/13/2016
Drug Use by U.S. Teens Drops to All-Time Low

Use of tobacco and alcohol down significantly, too, federal report finds

12/12/2016
How to Ease the Pain of Infant Vaccinations

Three-pronged approach includes anesthetic cream, researchers say

12/12/2016
'Kangaroo Mother Care' May Improve Preemies' Lives Into Adulthood

Skin-to-skin nurturing linked to increased survival, better social and behavioral outcomes, study finds

12/9/2016
Health Tip: Help Kids Develop Healthy Ambition

Offer encouragement, but don't overdo it

12/8/2016
Teething Tips From Dental Specialists

Cool, but not frozen, items may ease your baby's discomfort

12/6/2016
Cigarettes Aren't Cool, California Teens Say

But kids still don't see nicotine as addictive and may opt for e-cigarettes instead

12/5/2016
Scientists Discover More Clues to Stuttering

MRI shows involvement of brain areas controlling speech, attention and emotion

11/30/2016
Health Tip: Build Your Child's Healthy Plate

Make sure the child has nutritious meals

11/29/2016
ATV Accidents Can Cause Serious Chest Injuries in Kids

Rollovers and heavier vehicles are some likely reasons why, study shows

11/28/2016
Pediatricians Can Help When Parents Divorce: Report

More than 1 million kids a year affected in the U.S., and doctors can ease the transition, group says

11/24/2016
Are Your Kids Thankful?

These tips from a child development expert will help you foster an everyday attitude of gratitude in your children

11/24/2016
Health Tip: Create a Safer Home for Kids With Seizures

For starters: secure padding to any object with sharp corners

11/23/2016
Keep Kids in Mind When Politics Intrude at Thanksgiving

Heated political discussions can frighten children, psychiatrists warn

11/23/2016
'Enthusiastic' Dads May Mean Less Troubled Kids: Study

A man's enjoyment, confidence in his role as father seemed even more important than time spent

11/23/2016
Health Tip: Make Brushing Teeth Fun

Try entertaining your child while brushing

11/22/2016
Violent Media Often Give Rise to Nightmares

Research also found viewing sexual content can lead to erotic dreams, but not as often

11/22/2016
11/21/2016
Troubled Preschoolers Not Getting Effective Treatment: Report

Pediatricians' group wants to expand access to family-based therapies

11/21/2016
TV Snack Ads Make Preschoolers Snack More: Study

This happened even with kids who weren't hungry, researchers found

11/21/2016
Earnings Fall After a Child's Cancer Diagnosis

Mothers more likely than fathers to stop working, study finds

11/21/2016
Teen 'Choking Game' Played Solo Points to Suicide Risks

Kids who tried this game alone were almost 5 times more likely to think of killing themselves, study finds

11/18/2016
Neighborhoods May Be Key to Teens' Mental Well-Being

When neighbors look out for others' kids, children have better emotional health, study finds