Secondhand Smoke in Infancy May Harm Kids' Teeth
Want your baby to grow into a tot with a cavity-free smile? Don't smoke when he or she is around.
Kids Meals, Toys and TV Ads Add Up to Frequent Fast Food: Study
Television ads for fast-food restaurants that target children have a strong influence on families, especially if they offer a free toy, researchers say.
Most Preschoolers Use Tablets, Smartphones Daily
Nearly all U.S. kids under age 4 have used a mobile device such as a tablet or smartphone, and they are using them at earlier and earlier ages, a new study finds.
Agricultural Pesticides May Affect Kids' Breathing
Early exposure to widely used pesticides may harm children's lungs, a new study says.
Health Tip: Portion Your Child's Plate
The old adage that "you are what you eat" applies to kids, too.
More Computer Time May Be Causing Nearsightedness in U.S. Kids
Children who spend lots of time indoors and on computers and other electronic devices may be raising their risk for nearsightedness, a panel of U.S. ophthalmology experts suggests.
Holiday Plants Can Pose Health Risks to Kids, Pets
Those decorative plants may add holiday sparkle to your home, but they may also pose a risk to children and pets, an expert cautions.
Kids With ADHD May Be More Likely to Have Accident in Traffic: Study
Children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may be more likely to have accidents when crossing busy intersections on their bicycles because they're impulsive and have trouble paying attention, a new study suggests.
Health Warning Labels Might Help Parents Skip the Soda Aisle
Health warning labels on sugary beverages -- similar to those on cigarette packs -- might make parents less likely to buy such beverages for their kids, according to new research.
Supermarkets Nearby May Help Kids Lose Some Weight: Study
Maybe living close to a large supermarket can help obese children slim down, new research suggests.