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Childhood Vaccines Vindicated Once More

No link to autism found in large review of previous research on measles, mumps, rubella vaccine

A Laptop May Boost a Hospitalized Child's Recovery

Kids who videoconference with family, friends report less stress, study says

Health Tip: Healing After Baby is Born

Ease back into your routine

Protect Your Kids From the Heat

Expert offers tips on avoiding heat-related illness in children

Summer's a Great Time for Tonsil Removal

Surgery won't disrupt school schedule, kids can relax during recovery, doctor says

Health Tip: Keep High Schoolers Safe During Sports

Make sure they train properly and wear protective equipment

Daughters Drink More Than Their Moms Did -- in Australia, at Least

It's possible findings would apply to U.S., experts say

Numbing Medications Can Harm Teething Babies, FDA Warns

Products containing lidocaine or benzocaine have been linked to serious illness and even death, agency says

Precautions Help Keep Kids Safe in Water

Children can drown in as little as 2 inches of water, pediatrician warns

For Young Kids, Nasal Spray Beats Needle for Flu Immunization

CDC says getting seasonal vaccine via the nose confers better protection for those ages 2 to 8

Milk, Egg Allergies Seem to Make Parents Most Anxious

Two-thirds of parents accurately assess severity of their child's food allergy, study reports

Persistent Cough in Kids Can Often Be Whooping Cough

In British study, 1 in 5 cases of chronic hacking turned out to be the respiratory ailment

Mother's Birthplace May Affect Autism Risk in Kids

Some foreign-born mothers now in U.S. are more likely to have children with the disorder, study finds

Pediatrics Group Wants Parents to Read to Their Children Every Day

The practice should begin in infancy, American Academy of Pediatrics says, to prepare kids for school, life

Web-Based Program May Help Beginner Drivers

A new spin on behind-the-wheel education improves teen safety, study says

Study Links Pesticide Exposure During Pregnancy to Autism Risk in Kids

But it doesn't prove pesticides cause autism, and didn't directly measure women's chemical exposure, expert notes

Health Tip: Protect Your Child's Hearing

Avoid exposure to loud noise

Tips for Keeping That Bounce House Safe

Children get hurt when colliding with others or falling, expert says, so supervision is needed

For Safety's Sake, Don't Leave Kids in Cars

Warmer weather puts them at risk of heat stroke, other dangers, expert says

A Defining Act for Fathers and Sons

25 years later, that game of catch in 'Field of Dreams' still resonates for many, and experts explain why

Health Tip: Teach Children About Responsibility

Make sure your expectations are understood

Parents of a Child With Autism Often Forgo Further Childbearing: Study

Stress of caring for an affected child is probably a big factor, one expert says

Health Tip: Is Your Teen Abusing Alcohol?

Warning signs that a teen may be drinking

Background TV May Hinder Toddlers' Language Development

Communication skills benefit when parents focus solely on the child, study suggests

Dads Who Do Housework May Spur Daughters to Aim High: Study

Promoting gender equality at home may foster ambition in girls, researchers say

Less Smoking, Sex and Fighting Among U.S. High School Kids: CDC

But rates for other unhealthy behaviors, such as texting while driving, are up, agency says

Cool Teens, Uncool Future?

Status-seeking behaviors of adolescence don't translate well to adult world, study suggests

When School's Out, Weight Can Pile On

For certain kids, summer vacation adds unwanted pounds, review finds

Parents' Sleep May Affect Child's Risk of Obesity: Study

All family members need adequate rest to protect against preschoolers' weight gain, experts say

Measles Journey Highlights Risk to Unvaccinated Kids

Minnesota outbreak began with a toddler traveling overseas, study says

Vaccine for Infant Tummy Bug Cuts Hospitalizations: CDC

Fewer children admitted for severe diarrhea tied to rotavirus, researchers say

Health Tip: Worried About a Child's Back Pain?

Signs the child should see a doctor

Genetic 'Networks' May Play Role in Autism

Finding might provide new targets for drugs to treat disorder, researchers say

Many Childhood Leukemia Survivors Aren't Taking 'Maintenance' Meds: Study

These drugs help stop acute lymphocytic leukemia from coming back, experts note

Too-Clean Homes May Encourage Child Allergies, Asthma: Study

Exposure to a little dust, dander in infancy might prime tots' immune systems, research finds

Health Tip: Teach Kids Bike Safety Rules

Including where it's safe to ride

Health Tip: Consider Air Bag Safety for Children

Seat them in the back of the car

Kids' Obesity Risk Rises With Parents' Divorce: Study

Stress, unhealthy coping strategies may be to blame, experts say

Hormone Levels in Womb Tied to Autism Risk in Boys: Study

Experts caution that finding is preliminary, with no current implications for treatment or prevention

Health Tip: Help Improve Your Child's Sleep

Regulate the youngster's exposure to light

1 of 8 U.S. Kids Mistreated Before Age 18, Study Finds

Risk highest early in life, with 2 percent of children having a confirmed report by 1st birthday, researchers say

Boston Marathon Bombings Left Psychological Scars on Kids

11 percent of parents surveyed months later described PTSD symptoms in children, study found

Preventing Tick Bites

Long pants, socks and insect repellant help protect you from ticks

U.S. Measles Cases at 20-Year High

Almost all infections involve unvaccinated residents who traveled abroad, CDC says

Having Babies May Be 'Contagious' Among Long-Time Friends

Women tend to get pregnant soon after friends they've known since high school give birth, study finds

Mediterranean Diet May Keep Kids Slimmer

Children who followed eating plan were 15 percent less likely to be overweight, study finds

Kids' Snacking Gets Less Nutritious as They Age

With youngsters eating about three snacks daily, focus should be on healthy foods, says expert

Dad's Brain Becomes More 'Maternal' When He's Primary Caregiver: Study

Regions where emotions are processed get more active, researchers report