Children

Insufficient, Irregular Sleep Tied to Kids’ Obesity

Insufficient, Irregular Sleep Tied to Kids' Obesity

MONDAY, Jan. 24 (HealthDay News) — Sleeping in on the weekend may help children fight obesity, a new study suggests. Making up for lost shuteye on weekends seems to help, study finds. Too little sleep puts kids at risk of … Read more

Childhood Last Name Predicts Whether You Buy Early, Late: Study

Childhood Last Name Predicts Whether You Buy Early, Late: Study

FRIDAY, Jan. 21 (HealthDay News) — The first letter of your childhood surname may influence your consumer behavior as an adult, according to a new study. Memories of always being last in line spur ‘late alphabet consumers’ to buy early … Read more

Parents’ Divorce May Contribute to Suicidal Thoughts Years Later

Parents' Divorce May Contribute to Suicidal Thoughts Years Later

THURSDAY, Jan. 20 (HealthDay News) — Adults who were children when their parents divorced are more likely to seriously consider suicide than adults who grew up in intact families, according to a new study. For men, other childhood stressors increase … Read more

Video Game ‘Addiction’ Tied to Depression, Anxiety in Kids

Video Game 'Addiction' Tied to Depression, Anxiety in Kids

MONDAY, Jan. 17 (HealthDay News) — Video game addiction among children and teens may lead to the development of psychological disorders such as depression, researchers say. Impulsive or socially inept children more likely to get hooked, study suggests. The new … Read more

Poverty May Keep Kids From Full Genetic Potential

Poverty May Keep Kids From Full Genetic Potential

MONDAY, Jan. 17 (HealthDay News) — Being poor can prevent young children from reaching their full genetic potential of mental ability, a new study shows. Study finds disparities between rich, poor show up by age 2. Researchers at the University … Read more

Antibiotics Can Ease Kids’ Ear Infections, Studies Show

Antibiotics Can Ease Kids' Ear Infections, Studies Show

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 12 (HealthDay News) — Amid the ongoing controversy over routine antibiotic use for children with acute ear infections, two new studies support the practice when stringent diagnostic criteria are met. Symptoms clear up sooner, more often with treatment, … Read more

U.S. Recession Didn’t Raise Rates of Child Neglect: Study

U.S. Recession Didn't Raise Rates of Child Neglect: Study

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 12 (HealthDay News) — The recession did not have much impact on rates of child maltreatment in the United States, the results of a new study suggest. Intervention programs may have helped prevent abuse during economic downturn, expert … Read more

Helping Your Child Adjust to Preschool

Helping Your Child Adjust to Preschool

Preschool offers many benefits — it can be a great place for kids to interact with peers and learn valuable life lessons such as how to share, take turns, and follow rules. It also can prepare them for kindergarten and … Read more

Alternative medicines sometimes dangerous for kids

Alternative medicines sometimes dangerous for kids

Giving alternative treatments such as homeopathic remedies instead of conventional medicines to children may have deadly side effects in rare instances, a new analysis says. A study published in the journal Archives of Disease in Childhood analyzed the side effects … Read more

Constipation in children

Constipation in children

Constipation is a common disease in children that affects their health very much. It means difficulty in passing a tool. The longer the children hold in stool, the harder it becomes. What are the signs of constipation? Here is the … Read more