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Young Social Media Celebrities Are Pushing Junk Food On Streaming Platforms, New Study Finds.

90% of the videos reviewed promoted unhealthy foods and beverages, researchers say

Pet Dogs Help Kids Develop Better Social and Emotional Behaviors, New Study Finds

Researchers say pet dogs help make children less antisocial and more considerate

Will You Send Your Kids Back To School This Fall?

The majority of parents say yes, under certain conditions.

When Children Return to School

What could be in store for students

Preschoolers Spending More Time On Tech Devices Than Parents Think

Moms and dads may be underestimating kids' screen time by more than an hour a day.

Tactics to Change a Child's Picky Eating Habits Can Backfire

The study also found that picky eaters tend to have a lower body mass index.

Rare Children's Syndrome May Be Tied to Covid-19

Symptoms of Toxic Shock and Kawasaki Disease Showing Up In Young Covid-19 Patients, New Report Warns.

Are More Children Than Expected Coming Down With COVID-19?

A new study advises hospitals to be ready for a possible influx of young coronavirus patients.

Screen Time and Autism Risk

Greater TV and video viewing at 12 months linked to ASD-like symptoms at 2.

Keeping Kids Active During The Coronavirus Pandemic.

Avoiding potential hot spots like the playground.

Second Wave Of The Flu

Kids being hit harder this year, CDC says.

Little Night Owls May Be At Increased Risk of Obesity

Children who go to sleep after 9 gain more weight.

Sharing The Love On Valentine's Day And Every Other Day

10 tips to show your kids unconditional love and support.

How Can You Inspire Kids To Work Harder In School?

The impact of praise versus reprimands in the classroom

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15 Jan
Should Your Child Get a COVID Test?

Should Your Child Get a COVID Test?

If you're trying to decide whether to have your child tested for COVID-19, talk with your pediatrician, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) suggests.

Children and teens with COVID-19 symptoms should be tested immediately. This is especially important if they're goin...

14 Jan
Climate Change Is Spurring Malnutrition in Kids Worldwide

Climate Change Is Spurring Malnutrition in Kids Worldwide

Rising temperatures caused by climate change are contributing to low diet quality and malnutrition among young children in many parts of the world, researchers say.

Warmer temperatures now equal or exceed the impact of traditional causes of child malnutrition and low qua...

10 Jan
New Year, New Tips for Keeping Your Kids Safe and Healthy

New Year, New Tips for Keeping Your Kids Safe and Healthy

A new year can be a fresh start for you and your kids -- and perhaps no year has needed a fresh start more than this one. So, a leading doctors' group is offering parents tips for a healthy "reset" in 2021.

Get immunized. First of all, the American Ac...

06 Jan
Pediatricians' Group Says School Is Priority, With Proper Safety Measures

Pediatricians' Group Says School Is Priority, With Proper Safety Measures

A prominent U.S. doctors' group reaffirmed its recommendation this week that having kids physically in school should be the goal, while also outlining safety protocols needed to allow schools to be open.

In its COVID-19 guidance for safe schools, the American Academy of ...

05 Jan
Kids With Congenital Heart Disease Face Higher Odds of Mental Health Issues

Kids With Congenital Heart Disease Face Higher Odds of Mental Health Issues

Kids born with heart defects may be more likely to develop anxiety, depression and/or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), regardless of the severity of their heart condition.

Congenital heart defects are the most common type of birth defect in the United Sta...

03 Jan
Ready to Resume Sports?  Health Tips for Getting Back in the Game

Ready to Resume Sports?  Health Tips for Getting Back in the Game

Kids and teens may be eager to return to their regular sports routines when it's possible to play again, after being sidelined by COVID-19 restrictions.

But a sports medicine specialist in California says they should take it slow to avoid injury.

"I understand the...

29 Dec
Masks Don't Mask Others' Emotions for Kids

Masks Don't Mask Others' Emotions for Kids

Children can still read the emotional expressions of people wearing masks during the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers say.

"We now have this situation where adults and kids have to interact all the time with people whose faces are partly covered, and a lot of adults are wo...

22 Dec
Parents Feel the Strain as Pandemic Adds New Role: Teacher

Parents Feel the Strain as Pandemic Adds New Role: Teacher

New York City mom and author Lyss Stern spends most of her weekdays trying to help her three children learn remotely, and things are not going smoothly for any of them.

"There are a lot of moving parts, and I feel like I am constantly being an octopus," she said. "Are th...

21 Dec
Do Genes Doom Some Kids to Obesity? Probably Not, Study Finds

Do Genes Doom Some Kids to Obesity? Probably Not, Study Finds

While childhood obesity is a significant challenge, German researchers have uncovered some hopeful news while investigating the impact of genes.

Though some "obesity genes" do play a minor role in the success of weight loss interventions, environmental, social and behavi...

18 Dec
Give Your Family the Gift of Regular Exercise

Give Your Family the Gift of Regular Exercise

Physical activity could be the best gift to give your family this holiday season. And the American Heart Association (AHA) has some suggestions on how to do that.

Find open times for physical activity and make it a regular part of your family's schedule. Include it on a...

18 Dec
Kids With Cancer Not at Greater Risk for Severe COVID

Kids With Cancer Not at Greater Risk for Severe COVID

Children with cancer don't have an increased risk of severe COVID-19, a new British study concludes.

Researchers analyzed COVID-19 infections in 54 children with cancer. They found that most had no symptoms or only mild infections. Only 5% required intensive care suppor...

17 Dec
Schools, Day Care Not a Big Factor in Kids Getting COVID: Study

Schools, Day Care Not a Big Factor in Kids Getting COVID: Study

As a rule, COVID-19 spreads rapidly in most groups, but new research suggests that schools and day care centers appear to be the exception.

Among those under 18, the virus is easily spread by close contact with family members who have COVID-19 and at gatherings where peo...

17 Dec
Narrow Hallways Ideal for Coronavirus Spread: Study

Narrow Hallways Ideal for Coronavirus Spread: Study

You might want to think twice before you enter a hallway with strangers during the pandemic: Researchers report that following a fast-walking person with COVID-19 down a narrow corridor could increase your risk of infection, even if you keep your distance.

That's beca...

15 Dec
When Sepsis Strikes Children, Black Kids More Likely to Die: Study

When Sepsis Strikes Children, Black Kids More Likely to Die: Study

The risk of death from severe sepsis is much higher for Black children than for white or Hispanic children, U.S. researchers say.

Severe sepsis is a life-threatening immune system overreaction to an infection.

"Some of the disparities in outcomes from sepsis that ...

14 Dec
Kids With Dyslexia May Have Hidden Strengths

Kids With Dyslexia May Have Hidden Strengths

There's growing evidence that children with dyslexia may have heightened social and emotional intelligence.

Along with showing that dyslexia may be much more complex than poor reading skills, new study findings add to previous research indicating that dyslexia is often l...

14 Dec
New Clues to Crohn's Disease in Kids

New Clues to Crohn's Disease in Kids

Important clues about Crohn's disease in children have emerged in new research.

Scientists analyzed gene expression in individual cells in the inner lining (epithelium) of the intestines of human fetuses, six to 10 weeks after conception.

Then, they examined tissue...

14 Dec
Depression in Youth Ups Odds for Adult Illnesses: Study

Depression in Youth Ups Odds for Adult Illnesses: Study

Having depression during childhood or in the teen years appears to increase the odds of illness and early death later on, researchers say.

The new long-term study included nearly 1.5 million Swedes. Of those, more than 37,000 were diagnosed with depression at least once ...

14 Dec
Kids' Weight Rises When Convenience Stores Open Nearby: Study

Kids' Weight Rises When Convenience Stores Open Nearby: Study

Children have an increased risk of obesity when there are more convenience stores in their neighborhood, a new study shows.

"In this study, we found that community food environment, particularly small neighborhood stores, can significantly influence children's weight sta...

08 Dec
A Better, Safer Way to Rid Some Kids of Seizures?

A Better, Safer Way to Rid Some Kids of Seizures?

Children with tough-to-treat epilepsy now have another choice to help them live a life free of seizures, a new study suggests.

MRI-guided laser interstitial thermal therapy, a minimally invasive procedure for kids who have drug-resistant epilepsy, is successful in more ...

08 Dec
Sports Might Be Good Therapy for Boys With Behavioral Issues: Study

Sports Might Be Good Therapy for Boys With Behavioral Issues: Study

Participation in organized sports could help reduce behavior problems in very young boys, a new study of Irish kids suggests.

One-year-old boys with developmental delays were less likely to have developed emotional problems or poor conduct by age 5 if they regularly atte...

08 Dec
More Clues to Why Kids Have Much Milder COVID-19

More Clues to Why Kids Have Much Milder COVID-19

A stronger immune system and healthier blood vessels are among reasons kids are less likely than adults to have severe COVID-19, according to experts who reviewed research from around the world.

"Most children with COVID-19 have no or only mild symptoms, most commonly fe...

07 Dec
ADHD Medication ODs Rising in U.S. Kids, Teens

ADHD Medication ODs Rising in U.S. Kids, Teens

Growing numbers of younger kids are overdosing on stimulant medications commonly used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a new study indicates.

The researchers called for greater efforts to identify kids at risk for overdose, and more education on ...

04 Dec
Sudden Death More Common Than Thought in Very Young With Epilepsy

Sudden Death More Common Than Thought in Very Young With Epilepsy

Sudden, epilepsy-related death is more common than thought in infants and children, a new study suggests.

It also found that Black and multiracial youngsters are at higher risk for what's known as sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP).

It occurs in otherwise ...

30 Nov
How to Keep Kids Resilient in a Strange Holiday Season

How to Keep Kids Resilient in a Strange Holiday Season

Parents who are worried about the COVID-19 pandemic's impact on their children's mental health can help them build resilience, according to experts from Nationwide Children's Hospital.

A hospital survey found that two-thirds of parents worry that the effects on their ch...

27 Nov
Preemie Babies End Up Hospitalized More as Kids

Preemie Babies End Up Hospitalized More as Kids

Children born prematurely have a higher risk of hospitalization later on than those born at full term, a new study says.

Health problems are common in premature babies, though the risk falls as they grow up. But researchers said it has been unclear when the risk begins t...

23 Nov
Another Study Finds COVID Usually Mild in Kids

Another Study Finds COVID Usually Mild in Kids

COVID-19 is mild is most children, a new study says, but certain children have a higher risk of severe illness.

Of more than 135,000 children tested for the new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) at seven children's hospitals in the United States up to September, 4% were found to ...

23 Nov
Does Parents' Nagging Kids About Screen Time Even Matter?

Does Parents' Nagging Kids About Screen Time Even Matter?

Parents' constant refrain, telling their teens to turn off the TV, stop playing video games or put down the cellphone, may not be necessary.

And new research suggests those worried about their kids becoming addicted to technology may even be able to breathe a sigh of rel...

23 Nov
Parents' Age Key to Whether Kids Get Vaccinated Against COVID, Study Finds

Parents' Age Key to Whether Kids Get Vaccinated Against COVID, Study Finds

As scientists worked on COVID-19 vaccines, other researchers were addressing a question: Once shots are available, will parents vaccinate their kids against the new coronavirus?

The answer: Younger parents are much less likely than older ones to plan to vaccinate their c...

21 Nov
B 11/21 -- Which Kids With COVID Will Get Very Sick?

B 11/21 -- Which Kids With COVID Will Get Very Sick?

Scientists have identified symptoms that may predict the severity of COVID-19 in children.

According to the researchers, children with respiratory disease and those with multisystem inflammatory syndrome (a rare but serious condition linked with COVID-19) have the most s...

20 Nov
Add Kids to COVID Vaccine Trials, Pediatricians' Group Says

Add Kids to COVID Vaccine Trials, Pediatricians' Group Says

Children should be included in COVID-19 vaccine trials at the earliest possible stage, a leading group of U.S. pediatricians says.

If that's not done, youngsters' lives could be at risk, according to the 67,000-member American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).

"If we d...

18 Nov
Thin Ice: Global Warming May Be Raising Drowning Risks

Thin Ice: Global Warming May Be Raising Drowning Risks

More children and young adults are drowning in winter lakes because of warming temperatures that create unstable lake ice, a new study finds.

A team of international researchers examined several decades of data, including 4,000 drownings and population information from t...

13 Nov
Is the Pandemic Harming Kids' Mental Health?

Is the Pandemic Harming Kids' Mental Health?

FRIDAY, Nov. 13, 2020 (HealthDay) -- Since last April, hospital emergency rooms across the United States have seen a sustained surge in visits related to the mental health of school-aged kids, a new report reveals.

The findings suggest the COVID-19 pandemic is taking a t...

13 Nov
Telemedicine Is Keeping Kids' Asthma Care on Track: Study

Telemedicine Is Keeping Kids' Asthma Care on Track: Study

The use of telemedicine led to an increase in the number of inner-city kids in Los Angeles who kept asthma-related doctor appointments during the coronavirus pandemic, new research shows.

The researchers examined "show rates" -- how often parents kept an appointment for ...

13 Nov
Eczema More Common Among Black, Hispanic Kids

Eczema More Common Among Black, Hispanic Kids

Black and Hispanic children in the United States have much higher rates of the skin condition eczema than white children, experts say.

These disparities in eczema -- also called atopic dermatitis (AD) -- will be presented at a virtual meeting of the American College of A...

13 Nov
Pre-Op 'Brain Games' Might Prevent Post-Op Delirium

Pre-Op 'Brain Games' Might Prevent Post-Op Delirium

Playing brain games before surgery may reduce your risk of delirium after your operation, a new study says.

Just as you can prepare your body for surgery, you can do the same for your brain by keeping it active and challenged through something called "neurobics," accordi...

04 Nov
Are Healthy Kids Getting Too Many Heart Tests?

Are Healthy Kids Getting Too Many Heart Tests?

Not every kid needs an electrocardiogram (ECG) before playing sports or as part of routine exams, child health experts say.

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is advising parents and pediatricians to avoid unnecessary tests, and has released a list of common medic...

03 Nov
Big Spike Seen in COVID Cases Among Kids

Big Spike Seen in COVID Cases Among Kids

COVID-19 is surging among America's children, according to leading medical groups.

As of Oct. 29, more than 853,000 children in the United States had tested positive for the virus since the pandemic began — 200,000 of them in October alone. In the week ending Oct. 29,...

29 Oct
AHA News: How Could It Be a Stroke, Mom Asked 'She's Only 8'

AHA News: How Could It Be a Stroke, Mom Asked 'She's Only 8'

Jill Veach looked at the name on her chirping phone.

The caller was her longtime babysitter. It was midafternoon, around the time Jill's husband, Matt, would have picked up their children -- Claudia, 8, and Vinnie, 4 -- from the babysitter's home. Matt must have left som...

27 Oct
Lockdowns Can Widen Kids' Waistlines – Here's How to Curb That

Lockdowns Can Widen Kids' Waistlines – Here's How to Curb That

Stuck at home, bored. Fiddling with their phone or playing video games. Munching on snack foods to while away the time.

School-age children gaining excess pounds could be one lasting health problem caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, with pediatricians and public health...

26 Oct
Social Media 'Kid Influencers' Are Promoting Junk Foods

Social Media 'Kid Influencers' Are Promoting Junk Foods

Is your kid suddenly clamoring for a fast food meal or a sugary cereal you've never even heard of? He or she may have seen the product featured on a favorite "kid influencer" video.

In a new study, researchers viewed the top 50 kid influencer videos on YouTube and foun...

22 Oct
Repeal of Obamacare Could Leave Young Cancer Patients in the Lurch

Repeal of Obamacare Could Leave Young Cancer Patients in the Lurch

If Obamacare, or the Affordable Care Act (ACA), is repealed, pediatric cancer patients could lose critical insurance coverage, a new study warns.

Kids with cancer often require intensive treatment and long-term follow-up to beat the disease. The ACA allows them to st...

15 Oct
Bringing the Forest to Kids' Daycare May Boost Young Immune Systems

Bringing the Forest to Kids' Daycare May Boost Young Immune Systems

Want to give your kids an immune system boost? Try letting them play in the dirt more often, a new study suggests.

Researchers in Finland found that when they brought nature into daycare playgrounds -- including forest soil and vegetation -- preschoolers' immune func...

14 Oct
Losing Some TV Ads Might Reduce Childhood Obesity

Losing Some TV Ads Might Reduce Childhood Obesity

Limiting TV ads for sugary, salty and high-fat foods and drinks might help reduce childhood obesity, British researchers suggest.

They looked at advertising of these products between 5:30 a.m. and 9 p.m. If all such ads were withdrawn during those hours, the number ...

10 Oct
Your Guide to a Safe and Happy Halloween

Your Guide to a Safe and Happy Halloween

The truly scary thing about Halloween this year is that it's occurring during a pandemic, but there are safe ways to celebrate, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) says.

Suggestions include: virtual costume parties; physically distant, outdoor costume parades; H...

09 Oct
Kids' Hospitalizations Accompany Rising Unemployment Rates: Study

Kids' Hospitalizations Accompany Rising Unemployment Rates: Study

COVID-19 has led to widespread job loss in the United States. And now a new study reports that when unemployment rates rise, so do hospitalizations of children.

For the study, researchers analyzed 12 years of data (2002 to 2014) from 14 states. They found that for e...

09 Oct
Music Classes Strike a Chord in Kids' Brain Development: Study

Music Classes Strike a Chord in Kids' Brain Development: Study

Learning to play a musical instrument helps fine-tune kids' brains, researchers say.

In a new study, 40 children (aged 10 to 13) performed memory and attention tasks while their brain activity was monitored with functional MRI. This type of imaging scan detects small...

08 Oct
Pediatricians' Group Tackles Racism in Health Care

Pediatricians' Group Tackles Racism in Health Care

As the struggle against racism continues to simmer across the United States, the American Academy of Pediatrics took a hard look at racial gaps in health care for children during its recent annual meeting.

"We know racism is a social determinant of health, and it's a...

04 Oct
Do Minority Kids Face More Danger During Surgeries?

Do Minority Kids Face More Danger During Surgeries?

Black children are more than twice as likely as white kids to die from surgical complications, and minority children are about half as likely to even have surgery as white children, two new studies show.

In one study, researchers found that of nearly 277,000 children...

28 Sep
1 in 3 U.S. Parents Won't Get Flu Shots for Their Kids: Survey

1 in 3 U.S. Parents Won't Get Flu Shots for Their Kids: Survey

The coronavirus pandemic and the upcoming flu season could pose a double threat, but many U.S. parents plan to skip flu shots for their kids, a new survey finds.

Though public health experts stress the need for people of all ages to get the seasonal flu vaccine durin...

28 Sep
For Kids With Hearing Issues, Early Intervention Crucial to School Readiness

For Kids With Hearing Issues, Early Intervention Crucial to School Readiness

When babies with hearing impairments get help very early in life, they are more likely to be "kindergarten-ready" when the time comes, a new study finds.

In the United States, all states have government-funded "early intervention" programs designed to assist parents ...

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