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Even in Taxis, Kids Belong in Safety Seats

But study finds only 11 percent of children were properly restrained

Kids With Two Dads as Well-Adjusted as Other Kids, Study Finds

But many of the fathers say they still face societal barriers

Autism Diagnosed at Younger Ages

Researcher says this is due to change in screening guidelines for 18- and 24-month-olds

Playground-Related Brain Injuries on Rise in U.S.

ERs treat more kids, perhaps because of greater concussion awareness, experts say

Study Suggests Aerial Pesticide Spraying Tied to Higher Autism Rates

But researcher said finding doesn't prove cause-and-effect connection

E-Cigarettes 'In' at Some Schools

In certain places, teens more likely to vape, regardless of regular cigarette use, study says

Spanking: More Harm Than Good?

It can lead to psychological, learning problems in kids, analysis of 75 studies suggests

Skateboarding Mishaps Send 176 U.S. Kids to ERs Every Day

Protective gear is essential for preventing injuries, experts say

Early Emotional Support May Help Kids Manage Feelings Later

Preschool children given high levels of caring showed specific brain changes

Music Might Give Babies' Language Skills a Boost

Small study suggests an effect, but just how long it may last is unclear

Babies Fed Rice-Based Cereals Have Higher Arsenic Levels, Study Finds

To avoid potential harm, experts recommend consuming a variety of grains early in life

Temporarily Turning Blue Sometimes Normal for Babies, Doctors Say

American Academy of Pediatrics refines guideline on what's called a 'brief resolved unexplained event'

Take Precautions to Prevent Child Poisonings

Common household products, including detergents and medications, are often to blame, doctor says

Parental Perception of Childhood Obesity

The stigma of being labeled overweight by a parent may lead to weight gain, study finds.

Teen Moms May Ignore Advice for Helping Babies Sleep Safely

Awareness of SIDS risk didn't spur young mothers to follow recommendations, study finds

Nagging Your Kids About Weight Might Backfire

Children added pounds if parents thought they were heavy, research suggests

Eating Disorders Seem More Common in Schools Where Girls Predominate

And schools with kids from more educated parents also had higher rates, study found

Cow's Milk Allergy in Childhood May Lead to Weaker Bones: Study

But one expert contends that difference in bone density wasn't enough, on average, to worry about fractures

More Evidence Gay Parents Raise Well-Adjusted Kids

Latest study found no differences in general health, mental health or learning abilities

Benefits and Risks of Delayed Childbirth

Benefits of delayed childbirth may outweigh the risks, new study finds.

Health Tip: Calming a Child After a Nightmare

Offer comfort and reassurance

Toddlers' Sweet Tooth a Weight-Gain Danger, Study Confirms

Tots who favored sugary snacks over salty ones tended to be heavier by age 3, researchers found

Health Tip: Stop Eating When You're Full

Pay attention to feeling of fullness

Health Tip: Why Are Some Babies Born Bigger?

Mother's health can affect baby's size

Restaurants Cut Calories in Kids' Meals, Study Finds

But salt and fat still a concern, expert says

Health Tip: Is Your Child Ready for Potty Training?

Motor and language skills are a must

Caring for Baby's Teeth Starts Before Birth

Expert shares timeline for child's dental health

Health Tip: Your Extracurricular Teen

Are after-school activities causing stress?

FDA Suggests Limit for Arsenic in Infant Rice Cereal

The element occurs naturally in soil and water; rice plants absorb it more than other crops, agency says

Booze-Branded Merchandise May Spur Teen Drinking

Studies show link between owning alcohol-related items and youth alcohol use

Type 1 Diabetes Linked to Epilepsy Risk, Study Suggests

But the research did not prove a cause-and-effect connection

U.S. Autism Rate Unchanged at 1 in 68 Kids: CDC

It's not yet clear if the rate will stabilize over the long-term, experts say

Even Controlled, Epilepsy May Still Cause Problems for Kids

Study finds social and educational issues may be a concern as children get older

Health Tip: Watch for Mental Health 'Red Flags' in Kids

Warning signs you shouldn't ignore include changes in sleep habits

Stay Safe in the Water This Spring Break

Vigilance at the beach is key, especially for young children, expert says

How to Tell If Your Teen Has a Mental Health Problem

1 in 5 kids develop a serious problem but many go years without treatment, psychiatrist says

Infant Ear Infections Becoming Less Common

Just under half of U.S. babies have them in first year now, compared to 60 percent in '80s and '90s

Injuries More Common in Teens Who Focus on Single Sport

Study shows the more teens specialize, the greater the risk of knee and hip problems

Caffeine Intake -- Even Dad's -- Linked to Miscarriage, Study Says

Behaviors prior to conception influence pregnancy loss

Troubled Kids' Psychiatric Care Often Delayed by Insurance Rules

Dealing with red tape consumes clinicians' time, poses danger to patients, researchers say

Spring a Good Time to Instill Healthy Habits in Kids

Outside activity feels less like a chore when the weather is warm, expert suggests

Kids' Fruit Drinks, Juices Contain Day's Worth of Sugar

Study was conducted in Britain, but experts say similar results would be found in U.S.

Health Tip: Breakfast Is Essential

It can help kids do better in school

Many Parents Skeptical of Online Doctor Ratings, Poll Finds

But one-third turn to Internet to choose physicians

Antibiotics Don't Boost Baby's Weight: Study

Contrary to what happens in animals, infection-fighting drugs won't cause excess pounds, researchers say

Uninsured Parents Often Unaware Kids Could Be Covered

U.S. study of minority children finds many have unmet health needs

60,000 U.S. Kids Treated for Accidental Medicine Poisoning a Year

Toddlers account for 7 out of 10 cases, report says

Most Families Cherish a Child With Down Syndrome, Survey Finds

Only younger siblings struggled in some cases, which researchers said wasn't surprising

Psychological Disorders Affect 1 in 7 U.S. Kids Under 9: CDC

Parents' mental health, lack of medical care contribute to disabilities, researchers say