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U.S. Parents Want Kids More Active During School Day: Poll

A third think elementary schools should devote more time to PE, survey finds

Corticosteroid Creams Safe for Kids With Eczema: Study

Researchers saw no worrisome side effects for those using the often effective medications

Poverty Can Hinder a Child's Cognitive Development, Study Says

Family instability has no impact, researchers report

Minority Kids With Heart Defects More Likely to Die in Childhood

Black children affected have 32% greater odds of dying before five than white peers, study finds

Most Parents Vaccinate Kids, Trust Docs' Advice on Shots

Yet too many still rely on misinformation from celebrities, survey says

Health Tip: Kid-Proof Your Bathroom

Safety suggestions to keep children safe from injury

Too Many Parents Think Injuries Are 'Part of the Game'

But half of team-sports injuries are preventable, survey says

Parents Want Genetic Testing for Kids: Study

But direct-to-consumer screening for children can backfire, experts say

Alcoholic Parents May Predispose Kids to Drinking Problem

Association seems even stronger for female children, study finds

Kids May Mimic How Parents Handle Pain

Study detects familial style of coping, even among adult children

Parents, Saying 'Um' and 'Uh' May Aid Learning

These pauses in speech alert toddlers to pay attention, researchers say

With Safety Devices in Place, Kids' Injuries Decline: Study

Researchers urge broader use in the home of outlet covers, cabinet locks and more

Abusive Head Trauma in Infants Doubled During Recession: Study

Financial stress may trigger violent behavior toward babies, researchers say

'Best' Places to Live With Autism All in Major Metro Areas: Survey

Even so, three-fourths of families polled nationwide said they had difficulty accessing needed services

Having Kids Might Make Young Women Heavier, Less Fit

Study found they consumed more calories, exercised less

Health Tip: Storing Breast Milk

Suggestions for safe freezing

Doctors Most Trusted Source of Vaccine Information, Study Finds

But parents also pay attention to government, celebrities and other parents

U.S. Teen Birth Rate Hits Record Low

But young American women still having babies at rates higher than other developed nations, CDC says

Health Tip: Getting My Child to Go to Sleep

Establish a bedtime routine

Cases of 'Flattened Head' Babies on the Rise, Study Finds

Texas report ties increase to more parents placing infants to sleep on their backs to prevent SIDS

Pediatrics Group Offers Guidelines to Keep Young Campers Safe, Healthy

Involve kids in camp selection, get med check-ups and discuss homesickness beforehand

Many Moms Have Kids With Different Dads, U.S. Study Finds

28% of women with two or more offspring have children by more than one man, analysis showed

FDA Panel Delays Action on Dyes Used in Foods

It calls for more research, but many parents and scientists fear link to ADHD

Are Some Kids Overscheduled?

Experts debate pros, cons of highly programmed childhood

Health Tip: Help Prevent Toddler Falls

Suggestions to help keep them safe

Babies Who Sleep in Smokers' Rooms Face 'Thirdhand' Smoke

Spanish study found nicotine levels in infants' hair 3 times higher than those who slept elsewhere

FDA Panel Examines Possible Links Between Food Dyes, ADHD

It's the first time the agency has ever seriously looked at the issue, experts say

Teens Who Smoke Early Often Try Pot Later, Study Finds

If they first lit up at 12, they were 26 times more likely to try pot by 17

Social Media Has Good and Bad Effects on Kids: Experts

Sites like Facebook build communities, but bullying, 'sexting' can occur too, pediatrics group says

No Good Evidence That Folk Remedies Ease Colic

More study needed on home cures such as fennel, herbal tea, sugar water, review finds

Expert Shares Spring Break Safety Tips

Consider the ground rules before your college student takes off

Study Highlights How Moms' Depression, Anger Stresses Kids

Research looked at stress hormone levels in saliva from 3 year olds

Interest in Toys May Predict Success of Autism Home Therapy

Tots who played the least seemed to benefit most from parent-guided autism program, study found

Children With Tourette Syndrome Have Better Motor Control, Study Finds

Enhanced abilities likely result from brain changes linked to constantly repressing tics, researchers say

Dangerous Wandering a Lesser Known Side of Autism

Many parents have stories of autistic children wandering off, running away unexpectedly

Many Obese Moms and Kids Underestimate Their Weight

Where obesity is common, overweight people may look normal, study finds

Health Tip: Taking Baby's Temperature

Suggestions for using a thermometer

Keep Kids in Rear-Facing Car Seats Until 2, Experts Say

Pediatricians' group says positioning kids longer in this way is safer

Health Tip: Breast-Feeding When You Have Diabetes

Avoiding low glucose becomes more challenging

Teen Girls Who Befriend Boys at Higher Risk for Substance Abuse

Same isn't true for boys, who get more emotional support from girls, study found

Small Study Finds Hearing Loss in 1 in 4 College Students

Unexpected result may be due to the use of personal music players, researchers say

Germs Thrive on Horns Passed Around in School Bands: Study

Instruments tested from one troupe were contaminated with bacteria, fungi

Young Adults May Need 'Safety Net'

Many parents provide housing, other assistance to children in their 20s, study finds

Parents Can Help Prevent Problem Drinking in College Kids

Outcome best when student's social life is monitored by opposite-gender parent, study finds

Kids Can Rebound Quickly After Mom's Depression Lifts: Study

Their behavior and mental health improves rapidly, researchers find

Updates Urged for Kids' Heart, Breathing Rate Guidelines

Existing range classifies half of healthy 10-year-olds as having abnormal rates, review finds

'Medical Homes' Help Kids Get Comprehensive Care

But minority, low-income and chronically ill children least likely to have one, study says

Depressed Dads More Likely to Spank, Shortchange Kids: Study

Sad fathers also read less to their children than other dads, researchers find