Breast-Feeding and Co-Sleeping with Baby Affects Mom's Welfare
November 02, 2012, Rachael Rettner, MyHealthNewsDaily Staff Writer
The same recommendations advocated by health experts — to breast-feed and not share a bed with a baby — are good for mothers too.
Migraines May Hamper Kids' School Performance
October 29, 2012, Karen Rowan, MyHealthNewsDaily Managing Editor
Children with migraine headaches may do worse in school than other students, a new study suggests. Experts say the findings highlight the burden of migraines on children.
Halloween Treats: Snack Less Often to Fight Cavities
October 29, 2012, Linda Thrasybule, MyHealthNewsDaily Contributor
On Halloween, its not just how much candy kids eat that affects their risk of cavities. How often kids eat candy, and the type of candy they eat may also affect their teeth, experts say.
How Energy Drinks May Affect Kids' Hearts
October 23, 2012, Karen Rowan, MyHealthNewsDaily Managing Editor
Energy drinks should not be consumed by children, experts say.
'Mother's Kiss' Dislodges Objects in Kids' Noses
October 19, 2012, MyHealthNewsDaily Staff
A technique called a "mother's kiss" is an effective way to get objects out of kids' noses, a new study says.
3 Behaviors Make Kids More Likely to be Hit By a Car
October 19, 2012, MyHealthNewsDaily Staff
Three behaviors are common among children who were struck by cars, a new study finds.
Laundry 'Pods' Account for Half of Detergent Poisoning Cases
October 18, 2012, Rachael Rettner, MyHealthNewsDaily Staff Writer
Laundry detergent pods are a new hazard for young children who are inclined to put the shiny, colorful capsules in their mouths.
Relationship with Dad Affects Teens' Sexual Behavior
October 18, 2012, Karen Rowan, MyHealthNewsDaily Managing Editor
Fathers' relationships with their teens have a sizeable influence on their teens' sexual behaviors, separate from the influence of moms, a new review suggests.
3 Hours of Daily Exercise Suggested for Kids Under 6
October 15, 2012, MyHealthNewsDaily Staff
Children under age 6 may benefit from getting least three hours of daily physical activity, researchers say.
How Books at Home May Affect Child's Brain Later
October 15, 2012, Rachael Rettner, MyHealthNewsDaily Staff Writer
The books and mentally-stimulating toys in a child's home during early childhood may predict the structure of the child's brain later in life, a new study finds. But the home environment during later childhood may matter less.
Spray Bottle Designed to Prevent Chemical Injuries
October 03, 2012, Rachael Rettner, MyHealthNewsDaily Staff Writer
A new spray bottle design may reduce childhood injuries from household cleaners.
Teen Drinking & Driving Declines, But It's Still a Big Problem
October 02, 2012, MyHealthNewsDaily Staff
Teen drinking and driving has dropped by half percent over the past 20 years, however, 1 million teens still drank and drove in 2011, according to a new report.
Child Abuse Injuries, Deaths on the Rise
October 01, 2012, MyHealthNewsDaily Staff
There has been a slight increase in serious injuries resulting from child abuse in the United States.
Why Doctors Should Trust Their Gut in Diagnosing Kids
September 26, 2012, Karen Rowan, MyHealthNewsDaily Managing Editor
Doctors should heed their "gut feelings" that something is seriously wrong when they evaluate sick children, because such feelings can help identify rare, serious infections, a new study says.
Home Trampolines Are Too Dangerous for Kids, Pediatricians' Group Says
September 24, 2012, MyHealthNewsDaily Staff
Children should not use home trampolines, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics.
More Schoolkids Get Nonmedical Exemptions from Vaccines
September 20, 2012, MyHealthNewsDaily Staff
The percentage of children getting exemptions from required school vaccinations for nonmedical reasons is increasing, a new report says.
US Kids Eat As Much Salt As Adults, Study Finds
September 17, 2012, MyHealthNewsDaily Staff
In children, high salt intake increases the risk of high blood pressure, especially for kids who are overweight or obese.
In-the-Womb Learning Affected by Mother's Drinking
September 14, 2012, Rachael Rettner, MyHealthNewsDaily Staff Writer
Drinking during pregnancy affects how the fetus's brain functions.
Lack of Sleep May Affect When Kids Enter Puberty
September 13, 2012, MyHealthNewsDaily Staff
Deep sleep appears important for the onset of puberty.
Tonsil Surgery Linked to Weight Gain in Kids Under 6
September 12, 2012, Rachael Rettner, MyHealthNewsDaily Staff Writer
Young children are most at risk for weight gain after surgery to remove tonsils.
Overweight Teens Don't Necessarily Consume More Calories
September 10, 2012, Karen Rowan, MyHealthNewsDaily Managing Editor
Teens who are overweight or obese actually eat fewer calories than their healthy-weight peers, a new study finds.
15 States Lag on Vaccinating Tots for Measles, Mumps & Rubella
September 06, 2012, MyHealthNewsDaily Staff
The percentage of U.S. toddlers who receive most long-recommended vaccines remains above the target of 90 percent, according to a new report, however, some states fall short.
Half of Teens with Autism Bullied
September 04, 2012, MyHealthNewsDaily Staff
Teens with autism may be especially vulnerable to bullying, researchers said.
Health Problems in Teens Linked with Worse Cognitive Skills
September 03, 2012, Joseph Brownstein, MyHealthNewsDaily Contributor
Teens with metabolic syndrome (a collection of symptoms linked with diabetes and heart disease) do worse on tests than their healthier counterparts, a new study says.
Normal Tot or Problem Child? Tantrum Frequency Holds Clues
August 29, 2012, Rachael Rettner, MyHealthNewsDaily Staff Writer
Most toddlers throw tantrums at some point, so how can parents tell which behaviors are a sign of a problem? A new study provides some clues.