Should all U.S. children get tested for high cholesterol? Doctors are still debating that question months after a government-appointed panel recommended widespread screening that would lead to prescribing medicine for some kids.
New parents with dogs and cats sometimes consider giving pets away when a baby arrives, but a new study finds keeping the furry family members in tow may boost a child’s health benefits.
Autism is more likely to occur in children whose mothers were obese while pregnant, new research suggests.
In the first national estimate of its kind, a report from government researchers says more than 1 in 5 high school students and middle schoolers ride in cars while others are smoking.
A study published in the journal Pediatrics suggests the bad economy has ties to a rise in child abuse.
A new study suggests nearly one in five children with an autistic older sibling will develop the disorder too — a rate much higher than previously thought.
A study in South Korea suggests about 1 in 38 children have traits of autism, higher than a previous U.S. estimate of 1 in 100.
New guidelines for parents say children should ride in rear-facing car seats until they are 2 years old.
Fever phobia is rampant among parents of young children, according to a myth-busting American Academy of Pediatrics report that advises against treatment every time a kid’s temperature inches up.
Close birth spacing may put a second-born child at higher risk for autism, suggests a preliminary study based on more than a half-million children.
Kids eat cereal only if it’s loaded with sugar, right? Don’t be so sure. A new study shows children actually like low-sugar cereals.
In case you missed our discussion about new rules the government may impose on companies that market “food” to children, here it is.