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Child's Cancer Often Causes Parents Severe Distress: Study

Odds of recovery, pain and finances are major worries

Chickenpox Shot Provides Long-Term Protection, Study Finds

Effectiveness did not wane over 14 years

One in 10 U.S. Kids Diagnosed With ADHD: Report

But many children who get diagnosis may not really have the condition, experts say

Parent-Focused Classes May Help Tots at Risk for ADHD

Programs try to promote positive relationship between parent and child

Parents Will Push for Medication, Even If Doc Says Not Needed

Survey dealt with hypothetical diagnosis of digestive disorder in young child

Kids of Better-Educated Parents Have Healthier Diets: Study

European research compared nutritional choices such as fruits and veggies, sugary drinks

Hot Tap Water May Pose Scalding Hazard

Study found temperatures often set higher than safety standard

Keep Kids Safe From Laundry Detergent Packets

Curious children may get concentrated product in their mouth or eyes

Pre-College Parental Chat May Reduce Freshman Drinking

Study found discussion influenced how students handle alcohol choices, peer pressure

Another Study Sees No Vaccine-Autism Link

Experts say finding should reassure parents of young children

Frequent Moves Take Toll on Poor Kids, Study Suggests

Fallout anticipated from U.S. housing crisis, researcher says

Genes and Early Wheezing Tied to Childhood Asthma Risk

Common cold symptom increased odds for asthma in study

Should Short Boys Take Growth Hormone?

If they're healthy, probably not, experts say

Same-Sex Parents May Face Harsher Criticism Than Others

Study examined onlookers' response to parenting behaviors

Too Much TV May Make Kids Antisocial, Study Suggests

Spending hours in front of the tube at age 5 linked to bad behavior at age 7, researchers say

Health Tip: Kids Keeping You From Exercising?

Find time even if family keeps you busy

Parents' Divorce May Up Kids' Odds for Smoking as Adults

Study authors suggest habit might be 'coping mechanism' for some

Certain Parents Less Likely to Follow Doctors' Advice: Poll

Household income one factor if parents heeded guidance on kids' health, safety and lifestyle

Family Meals Nourish Teens' Mental Health: Study

Dinners with parents may improve behavior and well-being, study finds

Four in 10 Babies Given Solid Foods Too Early, Study Finds

Hunger, inability to sleep through the night often cited as reasons

Fit Kids May Dodge Fractures in Old Age

Regular exercise linked to increases in peak bone mass, study says

U.S. Agency Puts Poison Prevention in Spotlight

EPA urges adults to keep pesticides and disinfectants locked away from children

Picky Eating in Youngsters Might Be Largely Caused by Genes

But study author says parents can still encourage children to try new foods

Even a Little Pot Use Ups College Dropout Risk

Second study found similar connection with other drugs

Ready-to-Eat Foods for Toddlers Often Too Salty: Study

Parents urged to balance convenience with healthier meals, snacks

They're Cute, But Chicks Carry Salmonella Dangers

Major 2012 outbreak was linked to mail-order chicks, ducklings, CDC says

Child Health Experts Come Out in Favor of Same-Sex Marriage

Kids benefit from having stable home, two loving parents, regardless of sexual orientation, AAP says

Suicidal Thoughts More Common in Kids With Autism: Study

But expert advises parents not to panic over mood changes

'Cruise Ship Virus' Also Sickens 1 Million U.S. Kids Yearly

Norovirus has overtaken rotavirus in causing gastric illness, CDC study finds

One in 50 School-Aged Children in U.S. Has Autism: CDC

Significant increase in the prevalence of the condition over the past five years, researchers say

Fewer Kids Getting Hurt in Most Sports, Study Finds

However, football and soccer injuries have risen over past decade

Black Children Less Likely to Get Antibiotics: Study

Experts suspect the difference may stem from over-treatment in white children

Switch to Skim Milk Won't Prevent Toddler's Obesity: Study

Surprise finding runs counter to standard recommendations from doctors' groups

Parents' Worries About HPV Vaccine on the Rise: Study

Doctors puzzled by the growing safety concerns, because shot guards against virus that can cause cervical cancer

How to Prevent, Treat Diaper Rash

Excessive moisture, lotions and wipes can irritate a newborn's skin

Avoiding Scary Situations May Leave Kids More Anxious: Study

Study author says counseling may help youngsters face issues head-on

Health Tip: Protect Kids From Stress

Many factors can cause childhood anxiety

Don't Give ADHD Meds to Undiagnosed Kids, Experts Urge

Neurologists say some doctors are prescribing these drugs as a way to boost school performance

ERs Not Doing Enough to Educate Parents on Car-Seat Safety: Study

Treatment after a crash can be a teachable moment on proper use of passenger restraints

Sports Help Dads, Daughters Bond, Study Says

Many shared activities can help cement relationship, researchers find

Breast-Feeding Won't Prevent Pre-Teen Obesity, Study Finds

Nursing exclusively has no effect on later weight, but many other benefits exist

In Seriously Ill Kids, Obesity May Be Tied to Higher Death Risk: Study

But more research is needed to confirm the association, experts say

Kids' Pet Frogs Caused Salmonella Outbreak: CDC

Infection traced to animals bred at single California facility

More Evidence Whooping Cough Protection Wanes

Vaccine still recommended, although it appears to weaken after fifth dose, study finds

Tips on Coping With Daylight Saving Time

Tweaking sleeping, eating, drinking and online habits all can help, experts advise

Spotting Sleep Problems in Special-Needs Children

Small changes at home can help them get essential shuteye

Motherhood May Spur Obsessive-Compulsive Behavior in Some

Symptoms usually temporary, half of the women studied reported improvements after 6 months

Most Kids With Autism Overcome Language Delays, Study Finds

70 percent achieved 'phrase' or higher-level speech

Heart-Healthy Habits in Childhood May Prevent Future Disease

Keys are better food choices, more physical activity and no secondhand smoke, doctor says

Plastics Chemical BPA Tied to Higher Asthma Risk in Kids

While study did not show cause and effect, expert said it's best to avoid exposure