U.S. Child Obesity Levels Not Falling After All

MONDAY, Feb. 26, 2018 (HealthDay News)—Despite some promising reports in recent years, it seems the U.S. childhood obesity problem is not turning a corner....

Affordable Care Act Helped More Young Women Get Prenatal Care, Says Study

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 14, 2018 (HealthDay News)—One of the main features of Obamacare—providing insurance for adults under age 26 through their parents' health plan—allowed many...

Kids Who Skip Breakfast Miss Out on Vital Nutrients

THURSDAY, Aug. 17, 2017 (HealthDay News)—Mom was right—eating breakfast really is important. Without it, kids may not get recommended amounts of nutrients, British researchers...

Parents Turn to Google for Health Advice

FRIDAY, May 5, 2017 (HealthDay News)—Health information gleaned online can alter parents' views on the advice they get from a pediatrician, a small...

Elimination Communication: Raising a 'No-Diaper' Baby

:WEDNESDAY, June 21, 2017 (HealthDay News)—Environmentally conscious parents have long struggled with the fact that their baby's dirty diapers wind up in landfills, but...

Dating Violence Tied to Spankings in Childhood

TUESDAY, Dec. 5, 2017 (HealthDay News)—Spanking your child may have unintended consequences as he or she forges adult romantic relationships years later, a new...

Most Prescription Meds Lack Dosing Guidelines for Obese Kids

TUESDAY, Jan. 30, 2018 (HealthDay News)—Obesity can change how prescription drugs work, but many medications used to treat children don't say so on their...

Toddler’s Screen Time Tied to Speech Delay

"Handheld devices are everywhere these days," said principal investigator Dr. Catherine Birken, a staff pediatrician and scientist at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. "While new pediatric...

How pregnancy affects your sleep

If you’re pregnant you’ve almost certainly heard that a healthy diet and the right amount of exercise are the pillars of a healthy pregnancy. But...

Birth Defects Affect 7 Percent of Zika-Exposed Babies

WEDNESDAY, March 14, 2018 (HealthDay News)—A new study of pregnant women in the Caribbean further confirms that Zika virus causes birth defects, particularly if...