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Sleep Experts Warn Against Giving Melatonin to Children

The American Academy of Sleep is advising parents not to give their kids melatonin without talking to their doctors first.

Pediatricians Group Urges Parents to Get Kids Flu Shot This Year

The American Academy of Pediatrics warns families not to underestimate the flu, especially with COVID-19 still circulating.

1 in 4 Kids Hospitalized with COVID Have Health Problems Months Later, Study Finds

A quarter of children and adolescents hospitalized with COVID-19 or MIS-C have persistent symptoms and activity impairments months later, researchers say.

Should Parents Who Break School Drop-Off Rules Be Banned from the Parking Lot?

A new, national poll finds many parents worry that school traffic is a danger for kids.

Kids with Headaches Hit Hard by COVID Pandemic, New Study Finds

Children with headache disorders suffered more frequent headaches and increased anxiety when COVID-19 hit, researchers say.

Sleep Duration Has a Lot to Do with Kindergarten Success, New Study Finds

Kids who get 10+ hours of sleep per night do better socially and academically in kindergarten, researchers say.

COVID-19 Pandemic Worsens Teen Mental Health Crisis, New Study Finds

The Covid-19 pandemic is causing a spike in pediatric mental health emergencies and longer waits for psychiatric placements, researchers say.

Playing Video Games May Boost Kids IQ, Study Finds

Children who play video games more than average may experience a boost in their IQ more than average, researchers say.

Researchers Discover the Secret to Getting Kids to Eat Veggies

Children are more eager to try new vegetables when offered a fun reward, study finds.

Are Vegetarian Diets Good for Young Kids?

A new study finds no significant differences in growth or nutrition measures among children following a vegetarian diet.

Marijuana Edibles Packaged Like Popular Snack Foods Pose Danger, Study Warns

Researchers find nearly 1 out of 10 marijuana edibles use the exact or similar branding as common snack products, including candy and chips.

Childhood Lead Exposure Linked to Abnormal Stress Response and Behavior Problems, New Studies Find

Early childhood exposure to lead is associated with a dysregulated heart rate during stressful events, researchers say.

‘Live’ Flu Vaccine Appears Safe for Kids with Asthma, New Study Finds

Live attenuated flu vaccine is no more likely to cause respiratory problems in kids with asthma than the inactivated version, researchers say.

Sleepless Kids at Increased Risk of Adult Insomnia, Study Finds

Insomnia symptoms in childhood don’t often go away on their own and can worsen into adult insomnia, researchers say.

Symptoms of Long COVID in Kids

Children can experience long COVID just like adults, experts say. The most common symptoms in kids include fatigue, headaches and difficulty concentrating.

Children with Diabetes at High Risk for Eye Problems, Study Finds

Children with diabetes face an increased risk of developing a condition that damages the retina… and the risk is significantly higher in kids with type 2 diabetes, researchers say.

HealthDay Now: What To Expect From Psychedelic Therapy

In a HealthDay Now interview, we spoke to award-nominated actor, Tony Head, a research participant in a Johns Hopkins clinical trial of psilocybin. Tony was diagnosed with stage 4 prostate cancer in 2011 and he shares how his experience with psilocybin helped him face his fears of dying.

Books Are Better than Digital Devices for Reading to Kids, Study Finds

Traditional print books are better for learning than digital devices, researchers say .

Most Parents Say Their Kids Aren’t Grateful Enough: Poll

Four out of five parents say their children aren't grateful for what they have and they worry they're giving them too many material things, a new national poll finds.

Halloween 2021 Less Scary as COVID Rates Decline

The American Academy of Pediatrics offers important tips to keep your kids safe and healthy when they're trick-or-treating.

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05 Oct
Severe Food Allergies Can Traumatize Kids, But New Program Helps Ease Fears

Severe Food Allergies Can Traumatize Kids, But New Program Helps Ease Fears

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 5, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- For a young child with life-threatening food allergies "the world looks like a minefield," a New Jersey mother says.

It's a stress-filled landscape that financial adviser Amy Leis knows all too well. Her daug...

27 Sep
COVID Infection Raises a Child's Odds for Type 1 Diabetes by 72%

COVID Infection Raises a Child's Odds for Type 1 Diabetes by 72%

Children who fall ill with COVID-19 may have a slightly increased risk of developing type 1 diabetes, a new study suggests.

Researchers found that of more than 285,000 children with COVID, 0.04% were diagnosed with type 1 diabetes over the next six months. While that's a...

27 Sep
Pediatricians Offer Latest Advice on Controlling Head Lice in Kids

Pediatricians Offer Latest Advice on Controlling Head Lice in Kids

Head lice are ubiquitous still, so there's a good chance your son or daughter could develop an infestation. Now, the nation's leading pediatrics group is issuing new guidelines to help schools and families cope.

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is emphasizing edu...

26 Sep
Pfizer, Moderna Seek Approval of New COVID Boosters for Kids

Pfizer, Moderna Seek Approval of New COVID Boosters for Kids

Both Pfizer and Moderna have asked the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to approve their updated coronavirus ...

21 Sep
Too Few Kids With Sickle Cell Anemia Get Screened for Stroke Risk

Too Few Kids With Sickle Cell Anemia Get Screened for Stroke Risk

Too few children with sickle cell anemia are getting the recommended screening tests for stroke, a common complication of this disease, a new government report finds.

W...

20 Sep
'Life Changing': New Drug Eases Severe Eczema in Young Kids

'Life Changing': New Drug Eases Severe Eczema in Young Kids

Sonia Dhaliwal knows exactly how bad childhood eczema can get.

That’s because her young daughter, Ariah Khan, has struggled with a severe case of the skin condition ever since she was a ...

16 Sep
Kids With Bell's Palsy Typically Recover Without Treatment

Kids With Bell's Palsy Typically Recover Without Treatment

While adults typically need steroid medication to treat Bell’s palsy, ...

06 Sep
Pediatricians Urge Parents to Get Kids a Flu Shot

Pediatricians Urge Parents to Get Kids a Flu Shot

Children should get their flu shot as soon as it is available, preferably by the end of October, a leading medical group recommends.

Flu vaccination lagged last year, with 55% of children getting their va...

31 Aug
One Factor Is Key to Healthy Eating for Kids With Down Syndrome

One Factor Is Key to Healthy Eating for Kids With Down Syndrome

When it comes to food, kids with Down syndrome have definite likes and dislikes -- and a food's texture is crucial.

Food with a crispy, oily mouthfeel generally get a big thumbs-up, while brittle or gooey foods get a thumbs-down.

But picky food choices can result ...

30 Aug
The Most Common Form of Bullying Isn't Physical or Verbal

The Most Common Form of Bullying Isn't Physical or Verbal

The most widespread form of bullying isn't physical acts like pushing or kicking, nor is it verbal threats or derogatory remarks. Far and away bullies' top tactic is social exclusion.

Also known as "relational aggression," this involves shutting out peers from group acti...

24 Aug
Breakfast Might Be Good for a Child's Emotional Health, Too

Breakfast Might Be Good for a Child's Emotional Health, Too

What your kids eat for breakfast and where they eat it could matter for their social and emotional health.

That's the upshot of a new nationwide study from Spain that conclu...

21 Aug
Tasty, Nutritious School Lunches for Your Budget

Tasty, Nutritious School Lunches for Your Budget

School lunches can be nutritious, help kids maintain their energy throughout the day and fit into a budget.

One nutrition expert offers some tips for cos...

20 Aug
Tips to Food-Fueling Your Active Vegan Child

Tips to Food-Fueling Your Active Vegan Child

Kids can take part in sports while on vegetarian and vegan diets, but parents and caregivers must help them select foods that will fuel them and meet their nutrition needs.

Vegan athletes can become deficient in vitamin B12, vitamin D, long-chain omega-3 fats, riboflavin...

17 Aug
Organ From Live Donor Best When Child Needs New Kidney

Organ From Live Donor Best When Child Needs New Kidney

Children who need kidney transplants have better long-term outcomes when the donor is a living person and not someone who has died and donated organs, a new study finds.

"Th...

17 Aug
The More Words Your Preschooler Knows, the Better They Do in Class

The More Words Your Preschooler Knows, the Better They Do in Class

Kids who enter preschool with good vocabulary and attention skills have a head start on academic success.

That's the takeaway from a new study of nearly 900 4-year-olds and t...

16 Aug
Lead Poisoning Plus Systemic Racism Are Harming Black Kids' Test Scores

Lead Poisoning Plus Systemic Racism Are Harming Black Kids' Test Scores

It's well known that exposure to lead can harm young children's brain development. Now a new study suggests that racial segregation may be compounding the detrimental effects of lead on Black children.

The

16 Aug
If a Child's Grades Falter, Consider Hearing Loss

If a Child's Grades Falter, Consider Hearing Loss

While some may think of hearing loss as something that happens with age, it can also happen to kids.

Parents and teachers should consider hearing loss if a child's academic performance declines or he or she develops behavioral issues, lack of focus and depression, the Am...

08 Aug
Global Warming Will Mean More Unfit, Unhealthy Kids Worldwide: Study

Global Warming Will Mean More Unfit, Unhealthy Kids Worldwide: Study

Children are not as physically fit as their parents were when they were kids, and this will likely harm them as the Earth warms, new research claims.

The findings are based on a comprehensive review of more ...

07 Aug
Getting Young Athletes Ready for a New School Year

Getting Young Athletes Ready for a New School Year

As a new school year begins, many students return to their favorite sports or try something new.

Encouraging kids to make physical activity part of their lives has

04 Aug
8/9 -- Pandemic Brought More Woes for Kids Prone to Headaches

8/9 -- Pandemic Brought More Woes for Kids Prone to Headaches

Add more frequent headaches in kids who are already vulnerable to them to the list of ills associated with the pandemic.

Before the pandemic, 60% o...

03 Aug
Too Little Sleep May Harm Young Kids' Brains

Too Little Sleep May Harm Young Kids' Brains

For peak performance, school-age children need more than a healthy diet and exercise. They also need plenty of sleep.

A new study finds that elementary school kids who get less than nine hours of sleep each night show significant differences in some brain regions respons...

03 Aug
Financial Struggles Can Be Tough on Families, And Tough to Explain to Kids

Financial Struggles Can Be Tough on Families, And Tough to Explain to Kids

Financial pressures may have made this a year when some families can't afford pricy extras, such as after-school activities or summer camp.

It's OK to explain this to your kids, said an expert from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, who offered tips for the conversat...

02 Aug
Eating Disorders Can Begin as Early as Age 9

Eating Disorders Can Begin as Early as Age 9

More young children may struggle with eating disorders than previously thought, a new study reveals.

Data on nearly 12,000 U.S. children between the ages of 9 and 10 that was collected ...

01 Aug
Having Kids Around Might Shield You From Severe COVID: Study

Having Kids Around Might Shield You From Severe COVID: Study

Folks with young kids at home may be less likely than others to develop severe COVID-19, a new study suggests.

Children bring home colds from day care and school and give them to their parents, and it's thought those lower-level infections may ultimately defend Mom and D...

31 Jul
Tough to Get Your Kid to Take Medicine? An Expert Offers Tips

Tough to Get Your Kid to Take Medicine? An Expert Offers Tips

Sometimes it's difficult for parents to get their child to take necessary medication.

One expert who spends part of her workday guiding parents through this challenge offers some suggestions to make the ordeal easier.

Emily Glarum, a child life specialist at the H...

29 Jul
Kids With ADHD Have Differences in 'Neural Flexibility,' Brain Study Shows

Kids With ADHD Have Differences in 'Neural Flexibility,' Brain Study Shows

Children with ADHD may have less flexibility in the brain circuitry that allows for seamless "multitasking," a new study suggests.

Research has shown that kids with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder often have more difficulty with so-called

27 Jul
Getting Kids Out in Nature Boosts Lung Health, Study Finds

Getting Kids Out in Nature Boosts Lung Health, Study Finds

Living next to nature may improve the function of little lungs.

Researchers studying kids' exposure to green space found that those who had vegetation near their homes in the first 10 years of life performed better on a test of lung function than those who did not live n...

26 Jul
Less Than Half of Parents Plan to Get COVID Vaccine for Youngest Kids

Less Than Half of Parents Plan to Get COVID Vaccine for Youngest Kids

Parents have had to wait a long time to have access to a COVID-19 vaccine for their kids under the age of 5, but a new survey shows many still won't get ...

26 Jul
Gun Deaths Rose 30% Among U.S. Kids in a Decade

Gun Deaths Rose 30% Among U.S. Kids in a Decade

A grim new analysis finds that American youth became 30% more likely to die as a result of gun violence over the past decade.

The jump in risk appears to ...

25 Jul
Obesity Rates Continue to Climb Among U.S. Kids, Teens

Obesity Rates Continue to Climb Among U.S. Kids, Teens

For the first time ever, more than 1 in 5 American kids is obese.

From 2011 to 2012 and again from 2017 to 2020, rates of obesity rose for kids between 2 and 5 years of age as well as 12- to 19-year-olds, a new analysis of nationwide health survey data shows. And the upt...

18 Jul
Half of Parents Don't Realize Impact of Screens on Kids' Vision

Half of Parents Don't Realize Impact of Screens on Kids' Vision

Most parents are overlooking simple steps to protect their kids' eyes from overexposure to electronic screens, a new nationwide poll shows.

One in 7 respondents said their 3- to 18-year-olds haven't had a vision test in two years. Yet half of respondents acknowledged tha...

11 Jul
Long, Regular Sleep Key to Kindergarten Success

Long, Regular Sleep Key to Kindergarten Success

Long, restful and - most importantly - regular sleep is key to helping kindergarteners adjust to school, and a new study urges parents to start forming good sleep habits a full year ahead of time.

Researchers found that

06 Jul
About 1 in 7 U.S. Kindergarten Kids Now Obese

About 1 in 7 U.S. Kindergarten Kids Now Obese

Despite reports that rates of childhood obesity are decreasing, kids seem to be packing on pounds at younger ages.

In 1998, just under 73% of children entering kindergarten in 1998 had a normal body mass index (BMI), while 15.1% were overweight, and 12% were obese.

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06 Jul
Do Preteens Think About Booze, Pot? Survey Says Yes

Do Preteens Think About Booze, Pot? Survey Says Yes

Exactly when do your kids become curious about smoking or

30 Jun
Harnessing a Virus to Fight a Killer Brain Tumor in Kids

Harnessing a Virus to Fight a Killer Brain Tumor in Kids

A therapy that uses a virus to kill tumor cells can be safely given to children with a rare, incurable form of brain cancer, an early study has found.

The study -- published June 30 in the N...

29 Jun
Kids Happier, Healthier Away From All Those Screens: Study

Kids Happier, Healthier Away From All Those Screens: Study

New research confirms the dangers of too much screen time for kids and teens: Those who play sports, take music lessons, or socialize with friends after school are happier and healthier than children who are glued to a screen during these hours.

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24 Jun
CDC Panel Backs Moderna Vaccine for Those Aged 6-17

CDC Panel Backs Moderna Vaccine for Those Aged 6-17

An expert panel from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention voted unanimously on Thursday to recommend that the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine be approved for kids between the ages of 6 and 17.

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) endorsed the s...

23 Jun
Long COVID Can Hit Kids, Even Babies

Long COVID Can Hit Kids, Even Babies

Even babies aren't immune from the effects of long COVID, Danish researchers report.

Their study found that about one in three kids aged 14 and younger who tested positive for the virus were suffering from mood swings, trouble remembering or concentrating, and rashes as ...

17 Jun
Sleep Throughout the Lifespan: When You Get Best, Worst Slumber

Sleep Throughout the Lifespan: When You Get Best, Worst Slumber

Americans are night owls at age 20, get the least sleep at 40, and then finally get more shut-eye after retirement.

Those are among the key takeaways from a study that looked at the sleep patterns of Americans of all ages. In short, teenagers and young adults often fall ...

17 Jun
COVID Is More Dangerous Than Flu for Kids, Study Finds

COVID Is More Dangerous Than Flu for Kids, Study Finds

COVID-19 poses far more danger to kids than seasonal flu, a new study confirms.

"We found the impact to pediatric hospitalization among the two viruses are not equivalent and, in fact, children admitted with COVID-19 or MIS-C experienced longer stays and required mo...

16 Jun
Doctors Transplant Kidneys to Children Without Need for Immune-Suppressing Drugs

Doctors Transplant Kidneys to Children Without Need for Immune-Suppressing Drugs

Researchers have figured out a way to safely give children a donor kidney without the need for

15 Jun
FDA Panel Backs Pfizer, Moderna Shots for Kids 5 and Under

FDA Panel Backs Pfizer, Moderna Shots for Kids 5 and Under

An advisory panel to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration voted unanimously on Wednesday to recommend the emergency use of both the Pfizer and

15 Jun
FDA Advisors Back Moderna Shot for Older Children, Teens

FDA Advisors Back Moderna Shot for Older Children, Teens

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's vaccine advisory panel voted unanimously on Tuesday to recommend the agency approve the emergency use of Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine in children aged 6 to 17.

Despite the unanimous support, some panel members worried that trials of ...

14 Jun
FDA Panel to Weigh Moderna Vaccine for Those Aged 6 to 17

FDA Panel to Weigh Moderna Vaccine for Those Aged 6 to 17

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's vaccine advisory panel will decide on Tuesday whether to recommend the agency approve the emergency use of Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine in children aged 6 to 17.

The panel will

13 Jun
Pfizer, Moderna COVID Shots Work for Kids Under 5, FDA Says

Pfizer, Moderna COVID Shots Work for Kids Under 5, FDA Says

Antibody levels suggest that three doses of Pfizer's pediatric COVID vaccine help guard children under 5 against infection, a new analysis from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration shows.

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11 Jun
Pandemic Means Many Kids Didn't Get Lifesaving Swim Lessons

Pandemic Means Many Kids Didn't Get Lifesaving Swim Lessons

Many children missed out on potentially lifesaving swimming lessons during the pandemic, so parents should enroll them in classes as soon as possible, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends.

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10 Jun
Millions of COVID Shots Ready for Kids Under 5: White House

Millions of COVID Shots Ready for Kids Under 5: White House

Pharmacies and states have ordered millions of doses of the Pfizer and Moderna COVID vaccines for children younger than 5 in advance of possible U.S. authorization of the shots next week, the Biden administration said Thursday.

Senior officials said that 5 million doses ...

07 Jun
Technology Helped Kids With Type 1 Diabetes During Pandemic

Technology Helped Kids With Type 1 Diabetes During Pandemic

High-tech devices and communication helped ease the impact of COVID-19 lockdowns on children with type 1 diabetes, researchers said in a new study.

Pandemic shutdowns caused significant disruptions in health care, and previous studies have shown that diabetes patients ha...

03 Jun
Intentional Overdoses Rise Among U.S. Kids, Teens

Intentional Overdoses Rise Among U.S. Kids, Teens

A growing number of U.S. kids are attempting suicide by medication overdose - with the biggest increase seen among preteens, a recent study shows.

Researchers found that between 2015 and 2020, there was a 27% increase in overdose suicide or attempted suicide among U.S. c...

03 Jun
COVID Shots Coming for Kids Under 5 in June: White House

COVID Shots Coming for Kids Under 5 in June: White House

Children under the age of 5 may be able to get their first COVID vaccinations as early as June 21, the White House said Thursday.

An advisory panel to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will

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