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A Mother's Hopes and Worries for Adult Sons With Autism

They may find it difficult to make friends or keep a job, she says

Allergies, Asthma Show Links to ADHD: Study

All three conditions on the rise, but it's unclear whether ADHD risk is affected by others

U.S. Circumcision Rates Drop by 10 Percent: CDC

Whether male babies undergo procedure has become a personal decision between families and their doctors, experts say

'Fat Letters' Take the Stage in Childhood Obesity Debate

Experts, parents split over schools' role in weight screening

How Toddlers' TV Time Can Hurt Kindergarten Success

Weaker skills seen in kids who watch more than 2 hours daily, study says

Hispanic Teens More Likely to Abuse Drugs: Survey

Concern is that behavior is increasingly considered 'normal,' expert says

Health Tip: Practice Water Safety With Children Around

Never leave a child unsupervised near water

Determining Child's Risk When Older Sibling Has Autism

About 7 times higher odds seen for full-siblings in large Danish study, lower than other research

Health Tip: Protect Kids From Mercury Exposure

Limit certain fish in their diet

Backpack Safety Tips for Back to School

It's not only how much weight a kid totes, but also how it's packed and distributed

Talking to Your Daughter About Puberty

Expert shares tips for parents of tweens

Hand Gestures May Help Kids Solve Problems

Children up to age 5 who gestured did better with shape-and-color sorting in study

Kindergartners' Soda Intake Linked to Aggression in Study

Nearly half of urban 5-year-olds consume soft drinks every day, their mothers say

Health Tip: Underage Drinking is Risky

It can impair social relationships

Health Tip: When Your Child Is Scared of the Dark

Offer assurance that he or she is safe

Breast-Feeding Tied to Reduced Child Obesity

Large Japanese study looked at schoolchildren aged 7 and 8

Obesity Risk Factors May Vary for Boys, Girls

Playing team sports, even drinking milk affected kids differently in study

Childhood Tummy Aches May Be Tied to Adult Anxiety, Depression

Study looked at young adults a decade later

Health Tip: Help Toddlers Prepare for School

Teach them to play well with others

Health Tip: Comfort a Child With Croup

But if the toddler is under 4, hold the cough medicine

Early Sex, Drugs More Common Among Teens With Half-Siblings, Study Suggests

Having children with multiple partners is increasingly common, researchers noted

What to Do If Your Child Chokes

Infants require different steps than older kids

Lasers in Toys Can Cause Serious Eye Damage, FDA Warns

Although sold as playthings, they emit powerful beams

Many Kids With Asthma Live With Secondhand Smoke: CDC

These children have worse symptoms and more outbreaks, experts warn

Early Discipline Tied to Less Use of Drugs, Alcohol in Teens

A program to help correct disruptive behavior at ages 7 to 9 seemed to make a difference through age 17

Obese Kids More Likely to Have Asthma, With Worse Symptoms

Study analyzed medical records of more than 600,000 children

Earlier Acne Outbreaks May Be Caused by Earlier Puberty: Experts

New guidelines released to help doctors treat younger patients age-appropriately

Economic Recession Tied to 'Harsh' Parenting From Mothers

But study only found effect for those with specific type of gene

If Parents Ever Smoked, Teens May Be More Likely to Light Up

Study also shows influence of older siblings

Healthy Eating, Good Night's Sleep Really Do Help Kids Learn

Experts explain importance of these habits to school success

Training in the Heat

Expert describes safe transition from air conditioning to sports conditioning

New Dads' Interest in Sex Often Drops After Childbirth: Study

They're also stressed and tired, survey finds

Health Tip: Ask Questions About Your Child's Medication

Be informed about what's being taken

How Many Extra Calories Add Up to Obesity for Kids?

Study finds overweight children consume more excess calories daily than previously thought

Siblings of Disabled Kids May Show Emotional Effects

Study found stress, care schedule may squeeze out parental time with brothers, sisters

Kids With Autism Benefit From Early Intervention, Regardless of Method

Study found similar improvement among preschoolers in different types of programs

'Engaged' Teens More Likely to Stay in School, Study Shows

These kids participate academically, feel connected and are motivated to learn

Health Tip: What Should Preschoolers Drink?

Offer water or milk instead of soda or sweetened fruit juice

Breast-Fed Baby May Become Higher-IQ Child, Study Suggests

Benefits for children seen at 3 years, 7 years

Childhood Hazard: Choking on Food Persists

About 34 children admitted to U.S. emergency rooms daily as experts urge greater public awareness

Video Game 'Addiction' More Likely With Autism, ADHD

Study cites poor peer relationships as one reason these kids embrace gaming

Health Tip: Giving Baby a Pacifier

Make sure it doesn't pose a choking risk

Don't Let Playground Injuries Spoil the Fun

More than 600,000 U.S. kids were hurt last year, but certain steps can help keep them safe

Overnight Separation From Mother Linked to Weaker Infant Bond

With joint custody common, study findings matter, researcher says

Bedsores More Common Than Thought for Hospitalized Kids

Often caused by medical devices, these wounds can cause distress for family members, researchers say

Music May Ease Pain for Kids During Hospital Procedure

Young listeners did better when getting IVs, and parents were happier with care, study found

Health Tip: Use Baby Pools Safely

Don't leave children unattended

Very Preterm Babies May Have Trouble Bonding With Parents

Study authors say parenting problems are not the cause

Smoking During Pregnancy Tied to Behavior Issues in Kids

But the cause of the association remains unknown, researchers say

Poll: U.S. Adults Support Smoking Ban in Cars With Kids

3 of 4 also agree homes of children with asthma, other lung problems should be smoke-free