School Board Considers Changing DeSoto ISD Start TimesThe school bell could soon be ringing earlier or later for some North Texas students. At a board meeting this evening, the DeSoto ISD is looking for input on what time the school day should start.
MDs Strengthen Advice Against Codeine For Kids' Coughs, PainThe American Academy of Pediatrics has strengthened its warnings about prescribing codeine for children because of reports of deaths and risks for dangerous side effects including breathing problems.
Kids' Sleep Guidelines Spell Out Shut-Eye Guidance By AgeThe American Academy of Sleep Medicine is releasing for the first time guidelines for how much shut-eye kids should be getting.
Study: Many Teen Sex Assault Victims Get Subpar ER CareMany sexually assaulted teens seeking emergency room care don't receive recommended tests and prevention treatments for pregnancy and venereal disease, according to a new study.
Parents Concerned By New School Head Lice RecommendationsParents concerned about new guidelines about head lice. Experts now say kids who have lice shouldn't be kept from school. The American Academy of Pediatrics says kids who get head lice should stay in class.
Movement Underway To Raise Texas Daycare StandardsEvery day countless parents send their kids off to daycare. Many love it and couldn't live without it, but not all daycare centers are created equal. But there’s a movement underway to raise the standards.
Doctors' Group Recommends Later School Start TimeA leading doctor's group recommends later school start times for American teenagers.
Group Says Apps Don't Make Smarter BabiesSmartphones don't make smart babies, an advocacy group declared Wednesday in a complaint to the government about mobile apps that claim to help babies learn.
New Guidelines For Kids And Ear InfectionsEar infections in children are so common that Baylor pediatrician Dr. Marjorie Milici lightheartedly calls them the "bread and butter of pediatrics."
Pediatricians Warn Against Home TrampolinesThe American Academy of Pediatrics is discouraging the recreational use of trampolines, saying the activity poses a major injury risk for kids and there's no clear way to reduce chances of getting hurt.
Autism Not Diagnosed As Early In Minority ChildrenEarly diagnosis is considered key for autism, but minority children tend to be diagnosed later than white children. Some new work is beginning to try to uncover why -- and to raise awareness of the warning signs so more parents know they can seek help even for a toddler.
Panel: Test Every Child For Cholesterol By Age 11Every child should be tested for high cholesterol by age 11 so steps can be taken to prevent heart disease later on, a panel of doctors urged Friday in new advice that is sure to be controversial.