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After Wisdom Tooth Removal, Watch Out for 'Dry Socket' April 26, 2017

Allowing the wound to heal helps prevent this painful complication, expert says

Cancer Risk Rises After Childhood Organ Transplant: Study April 26, 2017

Yet overall chances to any one child remain low, researchers stressed

Obesity Quadruples Kids' Type 2 Diabetes Risk: Study April 25, 2017

About 415 million people worldwide have the disease, which is costly to treat but can be prevented

Timing of Lunch, Recess May Determine What Kids Eat April 24, 2017

Study found children who ate first consumed more vegetables, while those who played first wasted less food

Many Students Reluctant to Use Asthma Inhalers at School April 21, 2017

Survey suggests it's one reason why many children have poor control of their condition

Young Adults With Autism Need Help Managing Money: Study April 21, 2017

Many feel unprepared to handle responsibilities such as paying bills on their own

Early School Start Times Tough on Teens April 18, 2017

New guidelines advise starting classes at 8:30 a.m. or later

Regular Phys Ed Builds More Than Fitness April 17, 2017

Young teens also gain knowledge about healthy living, researchers say

Water Outperforms Sports Drinks for Young Athletes April 14, 2017

Kids rarely need the extra sugar and salt, doctor says

Deep Brain Stimulation May Ease Tourette 'Tics' April 11, 2017

But neurology experts agree that more research is needed

1 in 3 Teens With Autism Licensed to Drive, Study Finds April 11, 2017

Pediatricians suggest discussing adolescent's capabilities with doctor first

When Families Lack Insurance, Kids' Dental Woes Rise April 10, 2017

Toothaches twice as common for U.S. kids without coverage, poll finds

Race May Play Role in Obese Teens' Blood Pressure April 10, 2017

Extra pounds appear more problematic for whites and Hispanics, study finds

10 Minutes of Sweat a Day Helps Kids' Hearts April 08, 2017

Replacing light exercise with vigorous activity could greatly benefit some kids and teens, study finds

Preparing for Anesthesia: 5 Tips You Should Know April 07, 2017

Planning ahead can help you avoid complications during and after surgery

'Surprise' Designer Drugs Detected in NYC Hair Samples April 06, 2017

Stimulant-taking party-goers don't always know what they're using, study finds

The Highs and Lows of Teens' Instagram Use April 05, 2017

For some it leads to closer bonds with friends, for others a greater risk of depression, study found

Far Fewer Kids Are Dying Worldwide, but Gains Are Uneven April 03, 2017

While study found great progress, problems persist in South Asia and parts of Africa

Health Tip: Overcoming Dental Anxiety April 03, 2017

Suggestions for how to relax

Teens Who Are Lazy Bones Have Weaker Skeletons: Study March 31, 2017

During crucial bone-building years of youth, physical activity is all-important

Sexual Abuse May Cause Early Puberty in Girls: Study March 31, 2017

Premature changes can have lasting effects, such as depression, higher risk of some cancers, study says

Health Risks Grow as Young People Born With HIV Age March 31, 2017

About 10,000 Americans were infected at birth, and many are now young adults with medical issues, study finds

Health Tip: Care for Your Braces March 30, 2017

Avoid these foods

Parents' Pot Use a Tricky Topic When It Comes to Their Kids March 30, 2017

Pediatrician explains that marijuana affects a child's developing brain differently than an adult brain

Healthy Gums Tied to Longer Lives for Women March 29, 2017

Study found link between periodontal disease and shorter lifespan, but cause-and-effect wasn't proven

Trauma as a Teen May Boost Depression Risk Around Menopause March 29, 2017

Likelihood was more than twice as high, study reports

Teens With Autism More Likely to Land in ER, Study Finds March 24, 2017

Puberty and transition to adulthood may be especially challenging times, researcher says

Health Tip: Kick Your Sugary Drink Habit March 24, 2017

And spare your smile

Many Kids With Diabetes Missing Out on Eye Exams, Study Finds March 23, 2017

Those with type 2 disease should see eye doc right away, while type 1 patients can wait 5 years

Foods Labeled 'Healthy' May Hide Unhealthy Secrets March 22, 2017

Low-fat foods may be filled with sugar, study finds

'Eraser Challenge' Latest Harmful Social Media Trend for Kids March 22, 2017

Burns, abrasions the result as youngsters 'erase' their skin away

1 in 4 Teens Exposed to Secondhand E-Cig Vapors: Report March 20, 2017

Those exposed to tobacco smoke were also much more likely to be around e-cigarettes

Parents Don't Always Head to Child's Doctor When Illness Strikes March 20, 2017

Poll says many would turn to urgent care centers, thinking it's faster than seeing usual physician

Fewer U.S. Kids Overdosing on Opioids March 20, 2017

But suicides involving these drugs are up more than 50 percent, study finds

Serious Crash Often a Wake-Up Call for Teen Drivers March 17, 2017

They slow down and drive less aggressively after an accident, monitoring finds

Savvy Marketing Gets Schoolkids to Eat Their Greens March 16, 2017

Signs throughout school, on school's website made students 3 times more likely to use the salad bar

Which High School Sport Has the Most Concussions? March 15, 2017

Girls' soccer had rates that exceeded boys' football in 2015, study finds

Kids Start Moving Less After Age 7, Study Finds March 14, 2017

Activity levels drop off equally among boys and girls, and continue dropping steadily through adolescence

'Synthetic Pot' Tied to Risky Sex, Violence and Drug Abuse in Teens March 13, 2017

Product has unpredictable, potentially dangerous effects, doctors warn

Toothache? Neanderthals Might Have Reached for Aspirin, Too March 08, 2017

Research suggests they may even have understood the healing powers of penicillin 50,000 years ago

Pot + Booze = Skidding College Grades March 08, 2017

Study findings suggest parents and universities need to warn of dangers, limit exposure

Violent Video Games May Not 'Desensitize' Players, Brain Scans Suggest March 08, 2017

In small study, frequent players had empathetic responses similar to those who don't play much

Health Tip: Attacked by Plaque March 07, 2017

Here's how it can harm your teeth

Nasal 'Nerve Block' May Help Ease Kids' Migraines March 06, 2017

But one headache expert says procedure not without risks, pain relief not significantly better than meds

More Teens Turning Their Backs on Tanning Beds: CDC March 03, 2017

Half as many high school students reported indoor tanning in 2015 versus 2009, survey finds

Health Tip: Some Foods Are Good for Teeth March 03, 2017

Here's what can help your smile

DIY Teeth-Straightening: Don't Try This at Home March 03, 2017

Dangers lurk when rubber bands, paper clips and other tools are used to avoid the orthodontist

Bad Diet in Youth Might Raise Risk of Early Breast Cancer March 02, 2017

Study found an association, but didn't prove unhealthy foods caused disease

Concussions More Likely in Female Athletes February 28, 2017

Why remains unclear, researchers say

Do Early Dental Visits Really Prevent Kids' Cavities? February 28, 2017

Study found preventive care didn't help Medicaid toddlers in one state, but more research is needed

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