September 24, 2012 With local hospitals in Durban, South Africa, strained by the AIDS epidemic, city leaders are trying to restore and reopen a historic children's hospital shut down in the 1980s during apartheid. The hospital originally opened in 1931 with a mandate to serve kids of all races.
September 24, 2012 In the past few years, some sports medicine specialists have become convinced that strength training activities like CrossFit can be great for kids. But others worry that CrossFit trainers aren't teaching appropriate techniques for weightlifting to adults, much less kids.
September 17, 2012 About 15 percent of high schoolers with cellphones said they had sent sexually explicit texts or images, according to a survey in Los Angeles. More than half of the students reported knowing someone who sexted.
September 17, 2012 Kids' high salt consumption is putting them at risk for illnesses linked to high blood pressure. The association between salt and blood pressure was highest in kids who are already overweight, the CDC says.
September 10, 2012 Researcher say parents don't need to worry about their babies being emotionally scarred by crying while they're learning to sleep. Techniques like controlled comforting and camping out for managing infant sleep are quite OK, they say.
September 6, 2012 A Scottish cluster of injuries caused by kids swallowing liquid detergent packs highlights risks from the popular products. In August, there were 735 calls to U.S. poison control centers about children under 5 being exposed to laundry packs, up from 725 in July.
August 30, 2012 An estimated 40,400 kids under 13 were treated in hospital emergency rooms for battery-related injuries from 1997 to 2010, according to an analysis just out from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
August 30, 2012 Researchers from the University of Helsinki found that, similar to previous, smaller studies, having had an abortion prior to giving birth for the first time is associated with a risk of low birth weight or giving birth prematurely. But the risk is very small.
August 29, 2012 A high proportion of deaths in children during the swine flu pandemic occurred in kids who had neurologic diseases, such as cerebral palsy and epilepsy, or developmental disorders. Those conditions can affect breathing, swallowing and coughing.
August 27, 2012 A doctors group has revised its recommendation after concluding that circumcision helps protect the health of baby boys. Circumcised males are far less likely to get infected with a long list of sexually transmitted diseases, they say. But critics of the procedure are still not convinced.
August 23, 2012 Since kids are drinking the same diet sodas their parents do, what does it mean for their health? If a diet soda is just an excuse to get a Big Mac, then it's probably not a healthy habit. Two health experts weigh in.