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Health Tip: Installing a Playground at Home

Make sure the ground below is well-cushioned

TV Ads May Play Role in Underage Drinking, Obesity

The greater the familiarity with the ads, the greater these risks, researchers say

Low-Income Mothers May Overfeed Their Infants

Depression, being single also linked to tendency to add cereal to baby bottle, which promotes obesity

Parents' Poor Math Skills May = Medication Errors

27 percent of study participants had math skills at the third-grade level or below

Secondhand Smoke Permeates Many Apartment Buildings: Study

Advocate wants smoking bans in housing complexes to safeguard kids from incursion

More Babies Today Have Irregular Head Shape: Expert

In many cases, repositioning techniques can treat the problem

Battling the Bullying of an Autistic Child

Parents feel their child's pain, frustration, and need to seek out help and support services

Texting May Help More Kids Get Flu Shots

Novel way of sending reminders to families linked to more vaccinations: study

Could the Childhood Obesity 'Epidemic' Be Ebbing?

Massachusetts study finds significant decline in rates for kids under 6

Measles Deaths Falling Worldwide

But more than 100,000 still die each year, report says

Cyberbullying May Call for New Prevention Tactics

Existing anti-bully programs won't get through to online aggressors, researcher says

Childhood Obesity May Raise Odds of Adult Liver Cancer

Findings underscore importance of healthy weight in youth, researcher says

U.S. Children Exposed to Hours of Background TV Daily

Parents urged to keep sets out of kids' bedrooms and to limit exposure

Health Tip: When Your Child is Stressed

It may trigger physical symptoms

Health Tip: Touch, Sing and Play With Baby

Suggestions to help parents and newborns bond

Troubled Homes May Fuel Obesity in Girls

Study found nearly doubled risk in families coping with poverty, drug abuse, other stress

Young Risk-Takers Drawn to Dangerous 'Choking Game'

Study finds 6% of Oregon eighth graders admitted trying it, two-thirds had played more than once

Gay Adults Rejected by Parents Have Worse Health, Study Finds

Massachusetts survey found most lesbians, gays, bisexuals received emotional support from parents

Alternative Therapies Aren't Used as Substitutes for Asthma Meds: Study

Parents still give kids traditional treatments in addition to less orthodox ones

Even Toddlers Succumb to Peer Pressure, Study Says

2-year-olds -- like chimps -- follow the majority

Vitamin D Doesn't Help Kids Do Better in School, Study Finds

U.K. researchers say vitamin's possible brain benefits might only hold for adults

More Unmarried Couples Having Babies: CDC

Many older women also having more than one child, researchers find

Sexual Abuse May Put Boys at Risk for Unsafe Sex

Multiple partners, teen pregnancies more likely among those who were victimized, surveys show

Pregnancy Length May Influence Severity of Autism

Babies born early or late have more severe symptoms, study shows

Parents of Children With Cancer Wary of Online Health Information

Study found they had concerns about accuracy, fears of 'worst-case scenarios'

Sex Education Efforts Lagging in Schools, CDC Says

Many states' schools fail to teach students how to avoid unwanted pregnancy, HIV and other STDs, study finds

Researchers Find Gene Mutations That May Be a Key to Autism

'Spontaneous' mutations, not generational ones, could play role in up to 20 percent of cases, study says

Health Tip: Stop Toddler Tantrums Before They Start

Suggestions to avoid a maddening meltdown

Prenatal Antipsychotic Drugs Linked to Motor Delays: Study

Movement, posture, reflexes below normal for many exposed infants

Coffee Drinking in Pregnancy Won't Lead to Sleepless Baby: Study

It also found no increase in wakefulness among breast-fed babies whose mothers consumed caffeine

Drug, Alcohol Abuse Common Among U.S. Teens, Study Finds

15 percent qualified as substance abusers, and initiation may be start of lifelong troubles

Many Preschoolers Not Getting Enough Outdoor Play

Look at outdoor activity as a daily necessity, not a weekend luxury, study says

Certain Children With Autism Show More Improvement Than Others

In study, 'bloomers' reached higher levels of functioning and had parents with more access to resources

Smelly Urine a Red Flag for Kids' UTI

Symptom should prompt doctors to test for urinary infection, study shows

Health Tip: Selecting a Childcare Provider

Factors to consider include staff-to-child ratio

Secondhand Smoke Affects Young Girls More Than Boys: Study

By age 7, lung function was six times worse for exposed girls than boys, research shows

Study Weighs In on Diets for Kids

Meal plan with very low carbs was tough for children to follow, researchers say

Two-Thirds of Kids With Autism Have Been Bullied: Study

Middle school typically the worst time for being picked on, researchers say

Dating Violence Common by 7th Grade: Survey

More than one-third report psychological abuse, 15 percent cite physical abuse

High Out-of-Pocket Costs for Kids' Asthma Drugs Could Pose Dangers

Study suggests steeper co-pays reduce medication use in insured children

Teen Girl Drivers Likelier to Use Electronic Devices: Study

In-car videos showed more girls using cellphones, grooming, eating behind the wheel

1 in 5 Pharmacies Hinders Teens' Access to 'Morning-After' Pill: Study

Whether they deliberately mislead callers or simply don't know the law is unclear

Bed-Sharing, Smoking Play Role in Sudden Infant Death

Tummy sleeping still top cause, but other risk factors are culprits, too, research shows

Health Tip: Watch for Choking Hazards

Don't offer these foods to your baby or toddler

When a Child With Autism Wanders, It's Crucial to Stay a Step Ahead

No locks, alarms, tracking devices can guarantee parents complete peace of mind

Vacationing With a Wanderer Demands Planning

One mother took a picture of her son every morning so if he got lost she could show people what he was wearing that day

Common Respiratory Virus Affecting Many Young Children

No vaccine for RSV, but hand washing can help prevent spread, expert says

Parents Should Lead By Example in Weight Loss, Study Finds

When parents shed pounds, overweight kids on weight-loss plan slimmed down, too

Adults Seem to Have Most Impact on Teens' School Success

Study found influence of peers not as strong as parents, teachers

Infants' Faces Trigger Caregiving Impulse in Adults' Brains

The response occurred even when adults didn't know the baby, study found