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Young adults say they want the same number of kids as their parents, but their family plans are delayed by concerns over the costs, researchers say.
New moms and dads with generous parental leave policies experience less anxiety and depression, new research shows.
Mothers with children on the autism spectrum report much higher symptoms of depression than mothers of neurotypical children, researchers find.
Children’s screen use could be altering their developing brains as they enter adolescence and increasing their risk for mood disorders, a major new study finds.
Children ages 9 and 10 who spend more time on smartphones, tablets, video games and TV exhibited higher levels of depression and anxiety by the time they were 11 and 12, researchers found.
Further, the investigators linked...
Children with mental health problems are flooding America's hospitals.
A new study of 4.8 million pediatric hospitalizations between 2009 and 2019 found that the number of acute care hospitalizations for kids with mental health problems increased significantly. In 2019, most were due to attempted suicides, suicidal thoughts or self-injury, researchers said.
"What we’re seeing are ...
People with irregular sleep patterns may face substantially higher odds of high blood pressure than those who stick to a schedule, even when they get the recommended amount of sleep each night, new research suggests.
The study, published Tuesday in the journal Hypertension, found people who slept in on the weekends or varied the times they went to sleep and woke up throughout the week wer...
When a child is hospitalized, cost may not be the greatest worry but the out-of-pocket expense can be substantial in the United States, even for those with insurance.
A Michigan Medicine study found that U.S. families covered by private insurance s...
Early detection of childhood hearing loss is crucial but also challenging because babies can’t tell their parents or doctors exactly what’s wrong.
About 2 to 3 of every 1,000 kids is born with permanent hearing loss, so most health systems test newborns within a day or two after birth, according to Penn State Health in Hershey, Pa.
Hearing loss can be genetic, but a family may n...
Children with autism are less likely than their peers to receive important vision screening despite a high risk for serious eye disorders, researchers report.
Only about 36% of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) completed vision screenings during their health checkups,
Ask your teen about their day and try to spend more quality time together.
It matters, a new study found.
Teens who report better relationships with their moms and dads are healthier both mentally and physically and less likely to abuse drugs or alcohol as you...
Curated images of perfect bodies -- often highly filtered and unrealistic -- are common on TikTok, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.
And a broad new review of 50 recent studies across 17 countries finds that relentless online exposure to largely unat...
A proposed bill in Florida would prevent children from learning about menstruation in elementary school, even though some girls get their first periods in those years.
The bill would also ban other sex education topics through the fifth grade.
Sponsored by Republican Florida state Rep. Stan McClain, the bill advanced out of the House Education Quality Subcommittee last week, CBS...
Four out of five U.S. parents questioned in a large poll believe their preteen and teenage kids are clear on the risks that electronic cigarettes pose, and only a few think their child actually vapes.
Still, if their child did vape, would parents know? Nearly half of more than 1,300 parents polled said they would.
The findings, experts say, point to a potential disconnect between wh...
Perrigo Co., which makes Gerber Good Start SootheProTM Powdered Infant Formula, has recalled the product over concerns about contamination with a potentially dangerous bacteria.
Cronobacter sakazakii was possibly present between Jan. 2 and Jan. 18 at the company’s Gateway Eau Claire, Wisc., manufacturing facility.
No distributed products have tested positive for the bact...
Even modest weight gain above the average puts kids at risk for high blood pressure, new research shows.
“Hypertension during youth tracks into adulthood and is associated with cardiac and vascular organ damage," said lead study author Corinna Koebnick of Kaiser...
During the first year of the pandemic, the United States saw a spike in the number of Black infants who died suddenly — worsening a longstanding disparity, a new government study finds.
The increase was seen in what's called sudden unexpected infant death, or SUID. It's a term used when a baby younger than 1 year dies from no immediately obvious cause, often during sleep. SUID includes ...
Kids and teens are struggling with their mental health in America, and one new report suggests the overinvolvement of parents may be partly to blame.
Kids don't get to roam any more. They've lost time for free play and risk-taking amid parents' fears about the dangers of the world, said report co-author David Bjorklund<...
MONDAY, March 13, 2023 (HealthDay News) – For some children, it can be hard when mom or dad leave them at daycare, school or even just with the other parent.
It’s normal for small children to feel some separation anxiety.
But it can be more concerning when a child doesn’t outgrow these feelings or feels them very intensely. Th...
Planning for a safe summer camp experience requires some extra steps if your child has asthma or allergies.
An allergy expert noted that it's a huge concern for parents.
“Most kids heading off to summer camp for the first time wonder how they’ll cope sleeping in a cabin with 10 other kids, if they’ll make friends, and what exactly is in the bug juice,” said allergist
The annual shift to daylight saving time is a challenge for many parents, whose children may struggle with the change.
A pediatrics sleep medicine expert offers some tips for making springing forward a little easier for all ages.
“Whether it be jet lag, spring break or daylight saving time, a break in sleep structure can make things challenging. But we have ways to cope with that,...
Calico Critters animal figures and sets that were sold with bottle and pacifier accessories are being recalled due to a choking hazard.
Epoch Everlasting Play has recalled more than 3.2 million of the toys, the
Public health officials offered a lot of advice to prevent the spread of COVID-19 early in the pandemic, but some parents apparently tuned it out.
About 1 in 4 misled others about their child’s COVID status, vaccination and related details, a nationwide survey found.
“Like everyone else, parents worried about getting sick with COVID-19 or about losing their job, but parents also...
With cannabis poisoning soaring among U.S. children, an expert from Children’s Hospital Los Angeles offers tips for keeping kids safe from so-called “edibles.”
“The best way to keep your kids safe from marijuana edibles is not to have them in your home,” Dr. Colleen Kraft, an attending physician in ...
Playing sports can be good for kids of all abilities.
A leading medical organization offers some tips for getting children involved, while helping keep them safe and injury-free.
“We encourage children to play a variety of sports, both to increase their enjoyment over time and to avoid injuries we often see with overuse,” said
Cronobacter sakazakii bacteria from a contaminated breast pump caused an infection that killed an infant last year, U.S. federal health officials said Thursday.
The new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns parents of newborns about the need to sterilize equipment, whether it’s used for bottle feeding or as part of breastfeeding.
Parents are role models who can teach their kids about healthy food and exercise habits in childhood to help avoid future health problems.
“Children who are overweight are more likely to develop diabetes, experience feelings of isolation and struggle with self-esteem,” said Dr. Asma Khan, a pedia...
It’s not always necessary to lower a child’s fever, but parents often do.
A new poll from Michigan Medicine found that about one-third of parents reach for fever-reducing medicines too quickly.
“Often parents worry about their child having a fever and want to do all they can to reduce their temperature. However, they may not be aware that in general the main reason to treat ...
Spring sports season will be here soon, so it’s time to get kids ready after a winter break.
Sports can teach valuable lessons, including teamwork, good sportsmanship, good communication, preparing for success, handling a loss, time management and the importance of doing your best, according to Henry Ford Health System in Detroit.
Young American children are not getting enough fruits and vegetables, but they are consuming too many sugary drinks, a new state-by-state government report shows.
To come to that conclusion, the survey questioned the parents of more than 18,000 children between the ages of 1 and 5 about their kids' eating habits.
“This is the first time we’ve had state-level estimates on these b...
More than a decade ago, the Obama administration passed the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 as a way to counter the toll the obesity epidemic was taking on children's health.
The goal was to markedly improve the nutritional value of federal food programs that regularly put free and/or low-cost breakfasts, lunches and snacks on the plates of nearly 30 million American students.
A growing number of U.S. kids are landing in hospital emergency rooms for a mental health crisis. Now a new study finds that many do not get follow-up care after they're discharged.
Experts said the findings, published Feb. 13 in the journal
An alarming new survey shows that American teen girls are experiencing record high levels of violence, sadness and suicide risk.
Schools may be the answer to improving what’s happening for young people, according to the report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
About 3 in 5 girls -- 57% -- said they felt persistently sad or hopeless in 2021. That’s up 60...
Watching the big game on a big TV? Keep safety in mind if young children are around.
Seven of 10 fatal furniture tip-over incidents in children involve a falling television, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) warns.
Its latest report on furniture-related tip-over incidents turned up an annual average of 19,400 tip-over injuries treated in emergency rooms from 2019 to...
Some toddlers who don't interact with their parents may have early signs of autism, a new study suggests.
Researchers showed kids between 12 and 48 months of age "split-screen" moving images, then used eye tracking to evaluate their attention. Some toddlers who paid closer attention to scenes without people rather than to someone saying playful phrases a mother might use were later diagno...
Pregnant women can help protect their newborns from whooping cough by getting a Tdap vaccine during the third trimester of pregnancy.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tracked cases of infant whooping cough between Jan. 1, 2000, and Dec. 31, 2019.
The researchers found a link between reduced rates of whooping cough in newborns under 2 months of age and Tdap (tetanu...
The heart health of children conceived through in vitro fertilization (IVF) is similar to that of their naturally conceived peers, researchers have found.
The large study found no robust difference in blood pressure, heart rate, cholesterol and glucose mea...
Even the tiniest teeth can decay, which is why it’s important to take care of them.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) offers some tips for caring for those little teeth, starting before the first one even arrives.
"There are habits you can start now to keep your baby's teeth healthy,”
Autism services are harder to find in many of the places where Black, Hispanic and Native American families live, new research shows.
It's known that there are racial disparities in U.S. families' receipt of autism services — ranging from diagnosis and behavioral therapy to school and community programs.
Just like adults, children need lots of fiber in their diets.
Fiber is part of what fuels a child’s normal growth and development. It helps them feel full longer, controls blood sugar levels, reduces cholesterol and promotes regular bowel movements, according to Children's Health of Orange County, Calif. ...
Researchers have long struggled to figure out what causes a seemingly healthy baby to die suddenly in the first year of life, with an array of possible genetic and environmental factors to choose from.
Now a large, Danish study has found that in families where one child has succumbed to sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), a younger sibling’s risk appears to quadruple.
“I am not...
Autism cases are surging in the New York-New Jersey metro area, mainly fueled by the diagnosis of autistic children who don’t have intellectual disabilities, a new study reports.
The percentage of kids identified with autism spectrum disorder rose from about 1% in 2000 to 3% in 2016 in that region, said lead researcher
When kids suffer a concussion, an extended period of rest at home is always the best course, right? Perhaps not.
In fact, a new study suggests that -- despite what many people may presume -- getting kids back to school quickly is the best way to boost ...
By the time they're teenagers, babies born prematurely may be getting poorer school grades than their non-preemie peers.
Researchers found that babies born before 34 weeks of pregnancy had lower scores on math and language tests during their teen years compared to kids born at 40 weeks.
However, the study did not find a significant difference in later brain function in babies born b...
While childhood obesity gets a lot of attention, some kids struggle with the opposite issue — they have trouble gaining weight.
So, how can parents know if their child is “too skinny?”
While the best resource is likely a child’s pediatrician, experts have also weighed in on the topic.
“Underlying health conditions can result in children and adolescents being underwei...
As colds, flu and COVID continue to circulate this winter, a new U.S. government study finds that young children infected with COVID plus a second virus tend to become sicker.
While severe COVID is rare among children, kids can and do fall ill enough to end up in the hospital.
During the pandemic's first two years, young U.S. children who were hospitalized with COVID tended to be mo...
When birth rates fall in the United States, experts try to figure out what’s happening.
The fertility rate is at its lowest since the 1970s -- 1.71 per woman, according to a new study.
But it's not that young people today don't want children, new research suggests. In fac...
A Texas-based education initiative has found that enrolling children in poor communities in gardening and cooking classes may help boost their long-term health.
Called “Texas Sprouts," the program covered one full academic year and exposed elementary school children in 16 low-income schools access to outdoor gardening instruction, nutrition information and cooking lessons. Parents were ...
If a study conducted at one St. Louis hospital is a good indicator, the COVID pandemic is tied to a surge in childhood injuries and deaths due to firearms.
Black children and those in low-income households were at greater risk, according to the University of Missouri-led study.
“We found a significant increase in pediatric firearm injury rates during the pandemic compared to the ...
Vaccinations among kindergarteners declined for the second year in a row, leaving hundreds of thousands of young children vulnerable to dangerous infectious diseases, U.S. health officials reported Thursday.
About 93% of kindergarteners had their required vaccinations during the 2021-2022 school year, including the measles/mumps/rubella (MMR), diphtheria/tetanus/pertussis, polio and chick...
Continuing a decades-long trend, the percentage of American women who've ever had a child declined again in the latest figures from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
"A lower percentage of women aged 15 to 44 in 2015–2019 had ever had a biological child (52.1%) compared with women aged 15 to 44 in 2011–2015 (54.9%)," concluded a report issued Jan. 10 by the CDC's Na...
Two companies are issuing new recalls on Monday for millions of previously recalled rocking sleepers for infants, with about 115 infant deaths possibly linked to use of the sleepers so far reported.
With both products, the Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play Sleepers and the Kids2 Rocking Sleepers, infants have rolled from their back to their stomach or side while unrestrained, in addition to pos...
Following the deaths of 15 infants, families are advised to immediately stop using all models of Kids2 Rocking Sleepers, according to a second recall notice.
Four of those 15 babies died after the first recall notice, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reported.
The company is recalling 694,000 Rocking Sleepers. Parents can contact the Kids2 company for a refund.
An antidote to teenage depression might be found in school gymnasiums and on sports fields, a major new review argues.
Supervised exercise programs are associated with significant reductions in symptoms of depression among children and teenagers, according to the analysis of data from 21 studies involving more than 2,400 kids.
“This is the first time that we've been able to put en...