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More Kids Eating Calorie-Packed Take-out Food

Study found a third of food eaten now is cooked outside the home

Preparation Key When Kids With Asthma Go Back to School

American Lung Association urges parents to develop an asthma action plan, share it with teachers

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual Teens Often Homeless: Study

And many live without family support or supervision, survey finds

Parents Must Be Vigilant About Pool Safety

Young children can drown in as little as 2 inches of water, experts warn

Teens Face Own Battles When Parent Goes to War

Boys at risk of substance abuse, girls more likely to become depressed, researchers say

Children Fare OK if Mom Works, Study Finds

Kids appear best off when both parents are gainfully employed, U.K. researchers say

Epidemic of Obesity in U.S. Kids Began in Late '90s

Reasons are unclear, but more media time, longer 'transition' to adulthood might be key, researcher says

'Heat Dome' Continues to Throttle U.S.

High temperatures and oppressive humidity pose health risks; doctor offers coping tips

Health Tip: Get Kids Moving

Ways to encourage physical activity

Sharing Bed With Toddler Won't Harm Development: Study

Practice made no difference in later tests for learning, behavioral issues

Health Tip: Keep Kids' Lunches Cool

And other safety suggestions when packing for school or camp

Kids of Moms With History of Depression Seem Less Happy

Those who rarely smile, laugh or hug may be at higher risk of depression, study suggests

Food Industry Sets Standards for Advertising to Kids

New criteria are less stringent than U.S government's recommendations

Less Lighting Up in Movies Aimed at Kids

For fifth straight year, fewer characters are smoking in youth-oriented films, study finds

Rural Workers Often Lack Access to Sick Leave

Paid sick days for all would help employees meet work, family responsibilities, experts say

Soaring Temps Can Pose Serious Health Risks

Experts offer advice on coping with the heat wave gripping much of the U.S.

Help Your Kids Stay in Shape This Summer

Experts share tips on planning for exercise, fun and healthy eating

Health Tip: Child Safety Seats

Basics for your toddler

U.S. Obesity Epidemic Continues to Spread

Report finds South with highest rates, but no state showed a decline over the last year

Health Tip: Does Your Baby Have GERD?

Here are common symptoms

Parents' Military Deployment May Harm Kids' Mental Health

Longer service duration raises risk that children will develop stress, behavioral problems, anxiety

Tots Who Are 'Late Talkers' Typically Turn Out Fine: Study

Children not talking by age 2 usually catch up with no lasting issues, researchers say

Environment May Be Especially Key to Autism: Study

Other research finds that certain antidepressants taken in pregnancy might influence risk

Health Tip: Set Rules for Swimming

Protect kids in the water

Make Water Safety a Priority for Your Kids

Drowning is second-leading cause of death of U.S. children

Understanding Numbers Isn't as Simple as 1, 2, 3

Researchers say '4' is magic number for kids to really comprehend counting

Emotional, Behavioral Issues Affect Many Kids in Foster Care

Identifying such problems may lead to improved care for these children, researchers suggest

Health Tip: Lather Kids With Sunscreen

To protect against sunburn

A Child's Surgery May Prompt Parents to Try to Quit Smoking

Exposure to secondhand smoke is especially harmful postsurgery, experts say

Hong Kong Strain of Scarlet Fever Unlikely to Spread to U.S., Experts Say

But they advise keeping an eye on outbreaks of chickenpox, which may result from the illness

July 4 Weekend Dangerous for Underage Boys Who Drink: Report

ER visits double for young males when alcohol is involved, researchers say

Flexible Schedule Helps Keep New Moms in the Workplace

Leeway in working hours helps women meet demands of home, job, study found

Health Tip: Why Your Child Is Wetting the Bed

Here's a list of potential risk factors

New Crib Safety Rules to Take Effect

Goal is to create a 'safe environment' for babies as they sleep

Many Pediatricians Aren't Testing Tots for Developmental Delays

More than half aren't using standardized screening methods for kids under 3, study finds

Effects of Premature Birth May Stretch Into Adulthood: Study

21-year study found physical, psychological differences compared to those born full-term

Ways to Curb Childhood Obesity Outlined in U.S. Report

Identify overweight kids, encourage more activity, promote good sleep habits, experts say

Teens Look to Parents as Guide to Healthy Sexual Behaviors

Study found Mom, Dad most often key to developing attitudes, not friends or media

Parents Find Media Rating Systems Lacking

Create a univeral system to rate movies, TV and video games, study suggests

Making Sure Child's Play Doesn't Turn Into Gunplay

Nationwide 'ASK' campaign urges parents to ask if unlocked guns are present in playmates' homes

One in 12 U.S. Children May Have Food Allergies: Report

Peanuts, milk and shellfish most common allergens, study found

Health Tip: Create an Asthma Action Plan for School

School employees should be prepared

Adults Reminded to Keep Kids Away From Lawn Mowers

Accidents can be devastating for children, but they are also preventable, expert says

Dads' Parenting Style Affects Influence as Kids Age: Survey

Setting rules but being open to discussion may work better than being too strict, researchers say

Deaths Exceed Births in 24% of U.S. Communities: Report

Rural America hit hardest by 'natural decrease' as young move elsewhere, study finds

Language Delays Seen in Kids in Institutions Beyond Age 2

The earlier they are placed in foster care the better, study suggests

Reading With Mom Can Boost Kindergarten Readiness

Poor kids tend to be less prepared for school, but having books at home can help, study suggests

Dad's Good Parenting May Help Daughters Avoid Risky Sex

Quality, not quantity, of time spent with father matters more for girls, study suggests

Health Tip: Make Sure Your Child's Shoes Fit

Suggestions to protect your little one's feet

Many Fathers Struggle to Balance Work, Family: Survey

More than half said they'd consider being a stay-at-home dad if financially feasible