February 22, 2010 Choking is a leading cause of death for youngsters. A national group of pediatricians called for more attention to the hazards posed by common foods and toys.
February 9, 2010 First lady Michelle Obama unveiled some details of her plan to fight obesity in kids.
February 8, 2010 Some commonsense habits at home can make a real difference in childhood obesity, researchers say.
February 3, 2010 Even virtual sports can cause real injuries. Reports in medical journals show that people sometimes hurt themselves in the darndest ways playing video games.
February 3, 2010 When scientific facts are complicated or unclear, our emotional instincts can overwhelm logic. An expert on risk perception and communication takes a look at lessons from a discredited study that raised fears about autism and vaccines.
February 2, 2010 A flawed scientific study that fueled a backlash against vaccination is being withdrawn 12 years after it was published. Parts of the paper were found to be "incorrect."
February 2, 2010 In a rigorous test comparing educational approaches, classes focused on abstinence were more successful than alternatives in persuading young adolescents to delay sex.
January 29, 2010 Kicking off a new national campaign against childhood obesity, first lady Michelle Obama says the issue is something she has had to confront while raising her own daughters. She opened up about how the family physician told her one day that she ne...
January 27, 2010 A new study finds that ambidextrous kids are more likely to suffer from language and learning problems, such as attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, than their right- or left-handed peers.
January 26, 2010 Dr. Bernard Cohen, the director of pediatric dermatology Johns Hopkins Children's Center, started noticed many children being brought to him with similar half-moon shaped rashes on their rear ends. His diagnosis: a resurgence of toilet seat dermat...
January 22, 2010 Government researchers say 20 percent of the nation's children have high cholesterol. Bad eating habits, lack of exercise and weight problems are largely to blame.
January 20, 2010 A review of the scientific evidence suggests that screening children for obesity starting at age 6 can identify those with problems and give them effective help for slimming down.
January 7, 2010 African dwarf frogs may be cute pets, but they are making some kids really sick.
December 23, 2009 Nestle received two warning letters from the FDA this month faulting the company for misleading labels on drinks for kids.
December 22, 2009 At what age does a kid's belief in Santa peak? Psychologically speaking, the answer is 5, when young brains are full of imagination and not so much doubt.
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