Child And Teen Health
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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A long-awaited study by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirms a link between tainted tap water at a U.S. Marine Corps base in North Carolina and increased risk of serious birth defects and childhood cancers.
Miles Scott, dressed as Batkid, right, runs with Batman after saving a damsel in distress in San Francisco, Friday, Nov. 15, 2013. San Francisco turned into Gotham City on Friday, as city officials helped fulfill Scott's wish to be "Batkid." Scott, a leukemia patient from Tulelake in far Nor…
"The Biggest Loser" will return in January with the weight-loss show's first young teen participants and trainer Jillian Michaels back on duty.
Chris Nee, creator of "Doc McStuffins" on the Disney Channel, wanted to ease her toddler son's experience with doctors and hospitals after he was diagnosed with asthma.
Many TV shows have dispassionate origins, recycling a well-worn format or piggybacking on a trend. But the roots of "Doc McStuffins," an animated program for children ages 2 to 7, are downright maternal.
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Babies don't learn to talk just from hearing sounds. Scientists discovered that starting around age 6 months, babies begin shifting from the intent eye gaze of early infancy to studying mouths when people talk to them.
Babies don't learn to talk just from hearing sounds. New research suggests they're lip-readers too.
WASHINGTON (AP) — If you've been putting off repairing a peeling windowsill, or you're thinking of knocking out a wall, listen up: Check how old your house is. You may need to take steps to protect your kids from dangerous lead.
Pediatricians are supposed to track if youngsters are putting on too many pounds, but a new study found less than a quarter of parents of overweight children recall the doctor ever saying there was a problem.
Pediatricians are supposed to track if youngsters are putting on too many pounds — but a new study found less than a quarter of parents of overweight children recall the doctor ever saying there was a problem.
A rising number of parents in more than half of states are opting out of school shots for their kids. And in eight states, more than 1 in 20 public school kindergartners do not get all the vaccines required for attendance, an Associated Press analysis found.
Does your teen show normal nerves about the weekend party, or always stay home?
A vaccine against cervical cancer hasn't been all that popular for girls. It may be even a harder sell for boys now that it's been recommended for them too.
Nearly half of teenagers say they're shy. But a government study finds a small fraction of those teens show signs of a troubling anxiety disorder.
Kids today are eating themselves into an early grave.
The whooping cough vaccine given to babies and toddlers loses much of its effectiveness after just three years, which is a lot faster than doctors believed, and that could help explain a recent series of outbreaks in the U.S. among children who were fully vaccinated, a study suggests.
I don't have all the answers, but I do know that one of the first ways to combat childhood obesity is to teach ourselves and our children to cook wholesome, nutritious foods.
Children may be coming up short when it comes to drinking low-fat milk, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report.
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