May 7, 2012 More than two-thirds of the mothers participating in a recent study were inaccurate in their assessments. And the biggest problem was moms who thought their overweight toddlers were just fine.
May 4, 2012 The bake sale, a staple of school fundraising for generations, is getting squeezed. The epidemic of childhood obesity is leading some districts to restrict the kinds of foods sold or to ban the sales altogether, Bloomberg Businessweek's Stephanie Armour explained on Friday's Morning Edition.
May 3, 2012 Dental researchers found that regular consumption of sports and energy drinks can contribute to tooth decay by because the acid in the beverages can erode the protective enamel.
April 30, 2012 A common pill to treat Type 2 diabetes showed disappointing results when used by adolescents. Adding another drug helped a little, but lifestyle changes didn't improve the kids' ability to control their blood sugar.
April 25, 2012 Teenagers are turning to hand sanitizer in search of a cheap legal buzz, poison control centers report. Doctors say it's dumb, and dangerous.
April 23, 2012 A survey by the Interactive Autism Network found that nearly two-thirds of children with autism spectrum disorders have been bullied at some point. And it found that these kids are three times as likely as typical kids to have been bullied in the past month.
April 17, 2012 The campaign "will prevent 20,000 to 50,000 deaths among children in Haiti over the next decade," Dr. Thomas Frieden says at the end of a two-day trip to the nation.
April 17, 2012 Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is expected to show her support for two big vaccination initiatives in Haiti, including one against cholera. Previously, U.S. health officials were cool to the cholera pilot project .
April 12, 2012 Children and teens are going to have to cut calories or get a lot more exercise to stop the obesity trend, new research says.
April 6, 2012 Children with dyslexia have problems with visual attention in kindergarten, according to new research. This could lead to helping children with dyslexia long before they learn to read.
April 6, 2012 A team of researchers in the U.K. say antibiotics might be an effective alternative in uncomplicated cases of acute appendicitis. But there's concern that symptoms may show up later.
April 4, 2012 Research finds that bilingual children are better at "executive processing," which includes being able to pay attention, plan and organize thoughts.