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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

Could Fish Oil Supplements Be An Alternative Treatment For ADHD In Kids?

Young ADHD patients with low levels of omega-3 fatty acids experience improved attention after taking supplements.

Toddlers and Screen Time

87% of toddlers spend more than the recommended amount of time watching TV, on computers or mobile devices.

Serious Shortage of Child Psychiatrists

Many children with mental health disorders have no access to professional care.

Sugar-Sweetened Drinks Still Dominate The Children's Drink Market

None of the 34 top-selling sweetened children's drinks meet expert health recommendations.

Off-Label Use of Medications in Children

Off-label prescriptions for children on the rise.

Intentional and Unintentional Marijuana Exposure Among Children

Poison control centers receiving more calls about marijuana exposure in children.

Liquid Laundry Detergent Packets Remain a Hazard

Children under the age of 6 still face poison risk from laundry detergent packets.

Teens and Opioid Prescriptions

The number of opioid prescriptions written for teens and young adults remain high.

Social Media and Junk Food Habits

Social media influencers promoting unhealthy snacks may increase kids' junk food intake.

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15 Feb
Keep Your Kids Safe, Warm in Wintertime Fun

Keep Your Kids Safe, Warm in Wintertime Fun

Sledding, skiing and ice skating are big fun in the winter, but can lead to big injuries, too.

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) reminds parents to take steps to help their kids avoid injury and make sure they're dressed appropriately for the cold weather.

14 Feb
How to Dispel Your Child's Fears About the New Coronavirus

How to Dispel Your Child's Fears About the New Coronavirus

With stories about the new coronavirus outbreak flooding the media, it's easy to get scared. And if you're scared, your kids might be, too -- but they don't have to be.

Honesty and directness are key when talking to your child about this new virus, said Diane Bales, ...

13 Feb
Diabetes Among U.S. Young, Especially Asians, Continues to Climb

Diabetes Among U.S. Young, Especially Asians, Continues to Climb

Diabetes among U.S. youths continued to rise from 2002 to 2015, especially for Asian children and teens, a new study says.

Researchers analyzed type 1 and type 2 diabetes among 5- to 19-year-olds. They found rates were generally higher in blacks and Hispanics than in...

12 Feb
Scientists Spot Antibody That Might Help Diagnose, Treat Autoimmune Disorders

Scientists Spot Antibody That Might Help Diagnose, Treat Autoimmune Disorders

Researchers who have pinpointed an antibody linked to life-threatening autoimmune disorders in children say their discovery could lead to faster diagnosis and treatment of these patients.

The investigators identified the myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein (MOG) anti...

11 Feb
AHA News: Baby Born With 'One-of-a-Kind' Heart Receives Transplant

AHA News: Baby Born With 'One-of-a-Kind' Heart Receives Transplant

When a test showed a dangerous drop in the heart rate of Courtney Agnoli's unborn daughter, the doctor who urgently admitted her to the hospital said, "You aren't leaving here without a baby."

Doctors had already identified two critical congenital heart defects that...

11 Feb
8 Ways to Make Every Day a Valentine For Your Kids

8 Ways to Make Every Day a Valentine For Your Kids

As Valentine's Day approaches, parents are reminded to shower their children with love and attention throughout the year.

"Building strong bonds and a positive relationship with your child has a nurturing effect on their physical, emotional, and social development," ...

10 Feb
Meds May Not Prevent Migraines in Kids

Meds May Not Prevent Migraines in Kids

Migraine drugs that might work for adults won't prevent the debilitating headaches in kids and teens, a new study shows.

A number of drugs are used to prevent migraines, but treatment of youngsters has largely been based on the results of adult studies, the internat...

10 Feb
AHA News: For Kids With Heart Defects, the Hospital Near Mom May Matter

AHA News: For Kids With Heart Defects, the Hospital Near Mom May Matter

Heart problems are often associated with older people. But every year about 1 in 110 children in the United States are born with congenital heart disease, which include a variety of defects ranging from holes in the heart to malformed or missing valves and chambers.

07 Feb
1 in 4 Gets Unneeded Antibiotics at Children's Hospitals

1 in 4 Gets Unneeded Antibiotics at Children's Hospitals

One-quarter of kids who receive antibiotics in U.S. children's hospitals are given the drugs inappropriately, which increases the risk of antibiotic resistance, researchers say.

"Antibiotic resistance is a growing danger to everyone; however, there is limited data on...

07 Feb
'Tired, Stressed and Bored': Study Finds Most Teens Hate High School

'Tired, Stressed and Bored': Study Finds Most Teens Hate High School

It's supposed to be the best time in your life, but a new study finds that U.S. high school students have mostly negative feelings throughout their schoolday.

Surveying nearly 22,000 students nationwide, researchers found about 75% expressed boredom, anger, sadne...

06 Feb
Budding Altruists? Tots Give Up Food to Help Others, Study Finds

Budding Altruists? Tots Give Up Food to Help Others, Study Finds

Schools may strive to teach kids that sharing is caring, but a new study suggests that altruism begins in infancy and can be influenced by others.

It's been unclear when people start to display altruism, which can include sharing resources such as food with others in...

04 Feb
Online Bullies Make Teen Depression, PTSD Even Worse: Survey

Online Bullies Make Teen Depression, PTSD Even Worse: Survey

Cyberbullying can worsen symptoms of depression and post-traumatic stress disorder in young people, new research shows.

That's the conclusion of a recent survey of 50 teens who were inpatients at a suburban psychiatric hospital near New York City. Researchers reporte...

04 Feb
Crafting With Dry Pasta, Play-Doh Safe for Kids With Gluten Sensitivity: Study

Crafting With Dry Pasta, Play-Doh Safe for Kids With Gluten Sensitivity: Study

Play-Doh and uncooked pasta are classic classroom craft supplies -- but what if the kids in the classroom have celiac disease?

Gluten in these substances is not dangerous, new research finds. As long as kids with celiac disease don't eat what they're playing with, we...

29 Jan
When it Comes to Classroom Performance, Praising Kids Works Best

When it Comes to Classroom Performance, Praising Kids Works Best

Students have better focus in class if teachers praise them for being good rather than scolding them for being bad, according to a new study.

Researchers spent three years observing more than 2,500 students in 19 elementary schools across Missouri, Tennessee and Utah...

28 Jan
What's the Best Treatment for a Child's Broken Bone?

What's the Best Treatment for a Child's Broken Bone?

Fiberglass and plaster casts are widely used to treat broken bones in kids, but they have drawbacks compared with other methods such as braces and splints, experts say.

Doctors and patients should review the available options, considering not only treatment of the fr...

28 Jan
Girls With Autism Diagnosed Later Than Boys

Girls With Autism Diagnosed Later Than Boys

Girls tend to be diagnosed with autism at an older age than boys, perhaps delaying essential treatment, a new study concludes.

That delay in diagnosis is a clinically important finding, said study author Eric Morrow, an associate professor of molecular biology, neuro...

24 Jan
A Flu Shot May Spare Your Young Child a Hospital Visit

A Flu Shot May Spare Your Young Child a Hospital Visit

This flu season is hitting children particularly hard, but new research shows that a flu shot is still well worth it for these youngest patients.

Getting vaccinated halved the risk of hospitalization for flu-related complications among young kids, scientists found.

22 Jan
Are Antibiotics a Recipe for Obesity in Childhood?

Are Antibiotics a Recipe for Obesity in Childhood?

Children who receive multiple antibiotic prescriptions early in life may be vulnerable to obesity, two new studies suggest.

In one study, researchers found that 4-year-olds who'd received more than nine antibiotic prescriptions in their lives were twice as likely to ...

21 Jan
Flame Retardants, Pesticides Remain Threat to U.S. Health: Study

Flame Retardants, Pesticides Remain Threat to U.S. Health: Study

While health problems from childhood exposure to lead and mercury are on the decline, these and other toxic chemicals continue to take a toll, a new study reports.

The progress likely owes to decades of restrictions on use of heavy metals. But researchers from NYU ...

21 Jan
Could a Kid's Microbiome Alter Their Behavior?

Could a Kid's Microbiome Alter Their Behavior?

Young school-aged children with behavior problems may have different bacteria in their guts than their well-behaved peers, new research suggests.

The study also noted that parents may play a key role in development of the particular bacteria in their child's gut (co...

21 Jan
Many Gun Owners Leave Weapons Unlocked at Home

Many Gun Owners Leave Weapons Unlocked at Home

Four in 10 gun owners have at least one gun at home that isn't locked up, even if there are children in the home, a new survey suggests.

To come to that conclusion, researchers questioned nearly 3,000 people while they waited for a free gun storage device (lockbox or...

14 Jan
Severe Deprivation in Childhood Has Lasting Impact on Brain Size

Severe Deprivation in Childhood Has Lasting Impact on Brain Size

Severe deprivation in childhood can lead to a smaller-than-normal brain, lower IQ and attention deficits in early adulthood, a new study suggests.

Researchers analyzed MRI brain scans of 67 young adults, ages 23 to 28, who were institutionalized as children in Romani...

10 Jan
Family's Social Standing May Be Key to Happiness for Teens

Family's Social Standing May Be Key to Happiness for Teens

How teens see their family's social status may play a part in their mental health and success at school, a new study suggests.

Social status appears to be more important than what their parents do for a living, how much money they have or how educated they are, the ...

08 Jan
TV Can Be a Good Influence on Kids' Eating Habits

TV Can Be a Good Influence on Kids' Eating Habits

Can television teach kids how to eat healthy?

Maybe, suggests new research. Watching cooking shows that featured healthy recipes seemed to encourage healthy eating in children, the study showed.

"The findings from this study indicate cooking programs can be...

07 Jan
U.S. Doctors Often Test, Treat Kids Unnecessarily

U.S. Doctors Often Test, Treat Kids Unnecessarily

Regardless of their family's insurance status, many children get medical care they don't need, a new study suggests.

One in 11 publicly insured and 1 in 9 privately insured children in the United States were given what the researchers called unnecessary, "low-value" ...

26 Dec
Could Brain Scans Spot Children's Mood, Attention Problems Early?

Could Brain Scans Spot Children's Mood, Attention Problems Early?

Children's mental health issues are hard to predict until they're causing problems, but researchers may have found a way to use brain scans to spot which kids are at risk for depression, anxiety and attention problems.

"We're facing a tremendous epidemic with teen a...

24 Dec
Surgery Is Far Too Often Fatal for Kids in Poor Nations

Surgery Is Far Too Often Fatal for Kids in Poor Nations

Kids in poor countries are up to 200 times more likely to die after surgery than kids in rich nations, a new study finds.

As the need for pediatric surgery grows in poor and moderate-income countries, it leaves 2 billion children without access to safe surgery and a...

24 Dec
Could the Family Dog Lower a Child's Odds for Schizophrenia Later?

Could the Family Dog Lower a Child's Odds for Schizophrenia Later?

You might just want to throw Fido a few extra bones for the holidays, as new research suggests that growing up with a dog may lower schizophrenia risk by as much as 24%.

Unfortunately, cat lovers are out of luck. No similar link was seen with respect to feline ow...

24 Dec
Kids' 'Microbiome' May Play Key Role in Asthma

Kids' 'Microbiome' May Play Key Role in Asthma

Microbes that live in a child's upper airway could be linked to severe asthma attacks, new research suggests.

For parents, it's an all-too familiar scene: A child's seemingly harmless cough quickly escalates to wheezing, gasping and an urgent need for emergency treat...

23 Dec
Vaccinations Rose After California Curbed Exemptions

Vaccinations Rose After California Curbed Exemptions

If new research is any indication, tougher vaccine exemption laws work.

After California eliminated nonmedical exemptions from vaccinations in 2016, the number of children receiving recommended immunizations rose -- especially in counties where "vaccine hesitancy" ru...

23 Dec
More Kids, Teens Landing in ERs After Opioid Overdoses

More Kids, Teens Landing in ERs After Opioid Overdoses

An alarming number of young people are showing up in America's emergency rooms after overdosing on opioid painkillers, a new study finds.

In a study of more than 200,000 cases of kids misusing and abusing opioid painkillers, researchers found that, although the numb...

23 Dec
A Puppy in Santa's Sack? Probably Not, Say Parents

A Puppy in Santa's Sack? Probably Not, Say Parents

Pets may be on your child's holiday wish list, but if you've nixed the idea, you're not alone.

Forty-two percent of American parents say they wouldn't allow their child to receive a pet as a holiday gift. The same number say maybe, and only 1 in 6 say they'd approve,...

23 Dec
Can Apps Make Your Kids Smarter?

Can Apps Make Your Kids Smarter?

Smartphones, tablets and laptops are everywhere, and young children are fascinated by them. Now, new research suggests that parents might be able to harness that curiosity and use apps on the devices to boost early learning.

The review fo...

23 Dec
Obesity Might Skew Blood Tests in Kids

Obesity Might Skew Blood Tests in Kids

If your child is obese, new research suggests that those extra pounds can alter the results of routine blood tests.

"We performed the first comprehensive analysis of the effect of obesity on routine blood tests in a large community population of children and found th...

23 Dec
Many Child Care Centers Don't Require Flu Shots

Many Child Care Centers Don't Require Flu Shots

As an early flu season spreads its misery across the United States, new research shows that few child care centers require children or their adult caregivers to get a flu shot.

Flu can be especially dangerous for children, who have a great...

20 Dec
Special 'Invisible' Dye Could Serve as Skin's Vaccination Record

Special 'Invisible' Dye Could Serve as Skin's Vaccination Record

A special dye that's injected at the time of vaccination could become an alternative to paper or electronic vaccination records, researchers report.

"In areas where paper vaccination cards are often lost or do not exist at all, and electronic databases are unheard of...

13 Dec
Indoor Pollutants May Raise Allergy Risk in Toddlers

Indoor Pollutants May Raise Allergy Risk in Toddlers

Toddlers have an increased risk of allergies if they are exposed to multiple indoor pollutants in their first years of life, a new study finds.

It included 108 mother-child pairs. Researchers assessed exposures to various household pollutants such as pet dander and t...

12 Dec
Differences Found in Brains of Kids Born to Depressed Parents

Differences Found in Brains of Kids Born to Depressed Parents

The brains of kids who have a high risk of depression because they have parents with depression are structurally different from other kids' brains, a new study finds.

Depression often first appears during adolescence. Having a parent with depression is one of the big...

12 Dec
Secondhand Smoke Starts Kids on Path to Heart Disease: Study

Secondhand Smoke Starts Kids on Path to Heart Disease: Study

Secondhand smoke can harm children's arteries, a new study warns.

Researchers used ultrasound to examine the carotid artery in the neck, brachial artery in the upper arm, and abdominal aorta right above the belly button in 298 kids aged 8 to 18 who were not smokers. ...

12 Dec
One Boy's Battle Back From Mysterious Polio-Like Illness

One Boy's Battle Back From Mysterious Polio-Like Illness

Last October, 15-year-old Alec Woodruff developed a strange-sounding cough. Less than a week later, he was fighting for his life in the hospital, partially paralyzed and with a tube in his throat attached to a ventilator because just breathing was a task he could no longer do ...

09 Dec
Could Obesity Alter a Child's Brain Structure?

Could Obesity Alter a Child's Brain Structure?

Childhood obesity may be linked to changes in brain structure that might result in impulsive kids who struggle with problem-solving, a new study reports.

Overweight and obese children tend to have a thinner prefrontal cortex, a part of the brain associated with decis...

09 Dec
Many Kids Traveling Overseas Aren't Vaccinated Against Measles

Many Kids Traveling Overseas Aren't Vaccinated Against Measles

Many American kids aren't vaccinated against measles before they travel overseas to areas where the disease is endemic, a new study finds.

Nearly 60% of these children hadn't received the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccination before going abroad. This year, th...

26 Nov
Dramatic Drop Seen in Kids Choking to Death on Household Objects

Dramatic Drop Seen in Kids Choking to Death on Household Objects

Efforts to reduce choking deaths among young children seem to have paid off: A new report finds the number of kids dying from choking on household objects has plummeted 75% since 1968.

Regulations, more education about choking hazards and guidelines from organiz...

25 Nov
Dramatic Rise in Eye Injuries From BB and Paintball Guns

Dramatic Rise in Eye Injuries From BB and Paintball Guns

Popularized in movies, the phrase, "You'll shoot your eye out," is often repeated jokingly whenever someone talks about BB or paintball guns.

But it's no laughing matter. These "non-powder" guns can cause serious, life-altering injuries, and these injuries are now ha...

22 Nov
4 in 5 Adolescents Worldwide Don't Exercise Enough

4 in 5 Adolescents Worldwide Don't Exercise Enough

Four of five older children and teens around the world don't get the recommended amount of physical activity, a new study says.

Researchers analyzed data gathered between 2001 and 2016 from 1.6 million students, aged 11 to 17, in 146 countries. They found that 81%...

22 Nov
Two-Thirds of Child Abuse Survivors Do Well as Adults

Two-Thirds of Child Abuse Survivors Do Well as Adults

Two in three survivors of childhood sexual abuse have good mental health, but a new study suggests that social isolation, chronic pain, substance abuse and depression can hinder recovery.

Researchers looked at 651 Canadian survivors to identify factors associated wit...

21 Nov
Obesity Rates Fall for Many Young Kids in Federal Nutrition Program

Obesity Rates Fall for Many Young Kids in Federal Nutrition Program

Forty-one states and territories have seen drops in obesity rates among young children enrolled in a U.S. nutrition program, a new study shows.

"Improvements in national, state and caregiver guidance around nutrition and physical activity may be contributing to this ...

21 Nov
More U.S. Kids Are Shunning Sweetened Drinks

More U.S. Kids Are Shunning Sweetened Drinks

American youngsters are drinking far fewer sodas and other sugar-sweetened drinks and getting far fewer calories from them than they used to, a new report finds.

But kids from more-affluent homes are benefiting more from these trends than those from poorer families, ...

20 Nov
Doctors' Group Calls for Ban on Most Vaping Products

Doctors' Group Calls for Ban on Most Vaping Products

The American Medical Association (AMA) is calling for a ban on all e-cigarettes and vaping products not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to help people quit smoking tobacco cigarettes.

The move is in response to a sharp rise in youth e-cigarette use...

18 Nov
Stereotypes About Girls and Math Don't Add Up, Scans Show

Stereotypes About Girls and Math Don't Add Up, Scans Show

Girls and boys have no differences in brain function or math ability, according to researchers who used imaging to analyze kids' brain development.

The study is the latest to debunk the common myth that women are less suited to work in science, technology, engineerin...

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