Pediatrics

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Study: Babies Who Grow Up With Pets Are Healthier

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.

07/09/2012

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Study: Autism Risk Tied To Mom’s Obesity During Pregnancy

Autism is more likely to occur in children whose mothers were obese while pregnant, new research suggests.

04/09/2012

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CDC Study: Too Many Kids Breathe Others’ Smoke In Cars

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.

02/06/2012

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Study: Child Abuse Increases Tied To Bad Economy

A study published in the journal Pediatrics suggests the bad economy has ties to a rise in child abuse.

09/20/2011

A 4-year-old autistic boy undergoing intensive therapy. (credit: Getty Images/David Silverman/Newsmakers)

Autism Risks For Siblings Are Higher Than Thought

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.

08/15/2011

A 4-year-old autistic boy undergoing intensive therapy. (credit: Getty Images/David Silverman/Newsmakers)

New Study Finds Higher Rate Of Autism In Children

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.

05/09/2011

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Kids Should Stay In Car Seats Longer, Doctors Say

New guidelines for parents say children should ride in rear-facing car seats until they are 2 years old.

03/21/2011

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Report Says Parents Fret Too Much Over Fevers

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.

CBSDFW.COM–02/28/2011

A 4-year-old autistic boy undergoing intensive therapy. (credit: Getty Images/David Silverman/Newsmakers)

Study: Spacing Babies Close May Raise Autism Risk

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.

CBSDFW.COM–01/10/2011

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Study: Kids OK With Less Breakfast Cereal Sugar

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.

CBSDFW.COM–12/13/2010

Looks Like a Junk Food Crackdown is Coming (Audio)

In case you missed our discussion about new rules the government may impose on companies that market “food” to children, here it is.

07/09/2010

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