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Obesity May Be Linked to MS Risk in Children

However, study is preliminary and MS still rare in kids, experts say

Childhood Abuse May Be Tied to Uterine Fibroids: Study

They are the most common type of benign tumor in women of childbearing age

Non-Drug ADHD Treatments Don't Pan Out in Study

But some experts still believe behavioral therapy can help the whole family

High Blood Pressure in Kids May Be Less Common Than Thought

U.S. study offers somewhat encouraging finding, but experts say it's tough to pin down 'correct' rate

Whooping Cough Vaccine for Pregnant Women Among New Recommendations

U.S. experts also say egg allergy is no longer reason to avoid the flu vaccine

No Proof Drugs Ease Kids' Migraines: Study

And some of these meds 'are pretty nasty,' expert says

Do TV Liquor Ads Drive Kids to Drink?

Discussing advertising's persuasiveness may help blunt its effects, experts say

Parents Not Too Worried About Kids' Use of Pain Meds: Poll

Only one-third 'very concerned' about misuse of prescribed narcotics by children in their communities

Common Painkillers Tied to Kidney Risks for Children: Study

Expert says NSAIDs are overused for treating kids with fever

People With Egg Allergy Can Safely Get Flu Shot: Experts

With study finding, they advise people to have the vaccine

More Time at Family Dinners Might Curb Obesity in Kids

In study with low-income families, just 4 more minutes of mealtime was tied to healthier weight

One Path to Fitter Kids: More P.E. at School

Study finds that reinstating daily classes would fulfill 1/3rd of U.S. goals for kids' exercise

Study Finds Nearly Half of U.S. Kids Are Under-Vaccinated

This puts them at much higher risk for preventable illnesses such as whooping cough, chickenpox

More U.S. Children Diagnosed With ADHD

Finding from large study may be due to better awareness, experts say

Privacy an Issue for Nursing Moms in Neonatal ICUs

Interruptions make them less willing to express breast milk, study finds

Health Tip: Help Protect Kids from Flu

If they're 6 months or older, have them vaccinated

How to Tell If Your Child Is Too Sick for School: Expert

If kids aren't well enough to learn, it's best to keep them home

Tips to Keep Kids Safe, Warm During Winter

Hypothermia, frostbite occur more frequently among children, expert warns

Childhood Obesity Rates Drop in New York City, Los Angeles: Study

State programs promoting healthy lifestyles work, but it takes time before results are seen, researchers say

Obese Kids May Face Immediate Health Woes, Study Finds

Higher rates of ADHD, asthma and learning problems seen in overweight children, study shows

As Parents' Share of College Fees Rises, Students' GPAs Fall: Study

But the research also found that parents' financial support boosted college graduation rate

Childhood Vaccine Schedule Is Safe, Report Says

Critics call for more research into whether shots may be linked to some developmental disorders

Study Finds Low Flu Vaccine Rates in U.S. Kids

This also puts infants too young for immunization at risk, researcher says

No Link Between Low Birth Weight, Asthma: Study

Results expand understanding of the disease, expert says

Screen Time Near Bedtime Means Less Sleep for Kids

Survey found watching TV, playing video games before bed delays sleep

Fast Food Tied to Asthma, Eczema and Hay Fever in Kids

Study isn't conclusive, but it's another reason to make healthier choices, expert says

Could Baby's Tummy Bacteria Help Spur Colic?

Balance of good/bad microbes may determine which infants have common condition, study suggests

30 Percent of U.S. Teen Girls Meet Up With Online Strangers

Study found that abused or neglected girls were more likely to do so

Bullying Harms Kids With Autism, Parents Say

Many suffer emotional trauma, physical injury

Safe Ways to Relieve Your Young Child's Flu Symptoms

Medications not intended for children younger than 4, expert says

Technique IDs Deadliest Whooping Cough Cases

Take white blood cell counts early and often, study says

Many U.S. Teens at Risk for Suicide Despite Treatment: Study

About 1 in every 20 teens attempts suicide, often when already being treated for mental health woes

Do Babies Begin Learning Language in the Womb?

Study suggests process starts in last 10 weeks of pregnancy

Some HPV-Linked Cancers Rising in U.S.: Report

Changing sexual practices a likely reason; vaccination urged

Let Babies 'Cry It Out,' Study Suggests

Resist the urge to immediately respond to your infant's nighttime awakenings, researchers say

Moms May Use TV to Calm Fussy Infants: Study

Babies with obese mothers were most likely to watch up to 3 hours daily instead of playing

Mental Health of Dads-to-Be May Influence Toddler's Behavior

During pregnancy appointments, ask about father's state of mind, experts say

Health Tip: Talk to Kids About Smoking

Help prevent a dangerous habit

Prenatal Antidepressants Don't Raise Fetal, Infant Death Risk: Study

But doctors, moms-to-be should still approach drugs known as SSRIs with caution, researchers say

Economic Conditions at Birth Linked to Behavior in Teen Years

Being born during a time of chronic unemployment may boost odds of juvenile delinquency, study says

Health Tip: Signs That Your Child May Have Juvenile Arthritis

When chronic joint pain and tenderness affect young people

More Evidence That Violent Video Games Help Spur Aggression

Negative effects accumulate over time, study says

'Teaching Gardens' Nurture Kids' Interest in Healthy Foods

An idea that began at the White House can take root in almost any home, one expert says

Kids and Healthy Eating Can Go Together

Initiatives from cooking classes to 'teaching gardens' can make it happen

Young Girl's Plea For Contact Lenses Pays Off

Preteen's organized personality was key to safe use of these devices, mom says

What's Best for Kids' Eye Health? Experts Give Insight

Advice on diet, screening, and proper use of glasses and contacts

Some Kids Abusing Common Baking Ingredients

Trends such as swallowing dry cinnamon, stuffing marshmallows can cause choking emergencies

Health Tip: Calming a Fussy Baby

Swaddle the infant with a large, lightweight blanket

Health Tip: Help Keep Your Baby's Crib Safe

Older cribs may not meet new standards

It's OK for Kids to Keep Believing in Santa, Expert Says

They'll figure it out on their own without a specific age limit