2.5 million U.S. high school students had a concussion in past year
2.5 million U.S. high school students had a concussion in past year

The damaging effects of a concussion are well-known, and new research finds the injuries are common among U.S. high school students.

Stigma adds to burden of type 1 diabetes
Stigma adds to burden of type 1 diabetes

Michael Wright was just 16 when he was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, and although his friends supported him, he always felt different.

Pediatricians say no to spanking
Pediatricians say no to spanking

Most U.S. pediatricians say spanking is a bad way to discipline children.

Clean skin, hands critical for 'kangaroo care' for preemies
Clean skin, hands critical for 'kangaroo care' for preemies

A number of infection control measures need to be taken when giving "kangaroo care" to premature babies in the neonatal intensive care unit, researchers say.

The water's great. Just don't overlook safety.
The water's great. Just don't overlook safety.

More than a half million people are treated for swimming-related accidents in the United States in a given year.

Test-taking can be tough for kids with vision problems
Test-taking can be tough for kids with vision problems

A lazy eye? Crossed eyes? New research suggests that children with such vision problems may take longer to complete standardized tests.

Who will and who won't get the flu?
Who will and who won't get the flu?

Doctors can't yet predict if someone exposed to the flu will become sick. But such predictions may be getting closer to reality, new research hints.

U.S. obesity rates rising again
U.S. obesity rates rising again

After briefly leveling off, the U.S. obesity rate may be climbing again, according to a preliminary study.

Girls, young women fall short on exercise: study
Girls, young women fall short on exercise: study

Many teens and young adults in the United States -- particularly women and girls -- are physically inactive, a new study reveals.

Allergies more common in kids with Autism
Allergies more common in kids with Autism

Children with autism are more likely to also have a food, respiratory or skin allergy, new research suggests.

Pediatricians back flu shot, not nasal spray vaccine
Pediatricians back flu shot, not nasal spray vaccine

Parents should choose to have their children get the flu shot in the fall instead of the nasal spray flu vaccine, pediatricians say.

Kids with asthma need a flu shot: study
Kids with asthma need a flu shot: study

An annual flu shot is key for children with asthma, a new study shows.

Many poor women miss out on folic acid supplements during pregnancy
Many poor women miss out on folic acid supplements during pregnancy

Even though folic acid supplements are known to lower the risk of birth defects, poorer women rarely take them before or during pregnancy, a new study shows.

When kids expect a needle to hurt, it does
When kids expect a needle to hurt, it does

When it comes to kids and medical procedures like needles, expectation is everything.

Screening may miss signs of autism, especially in girls: study
Screening may miss signs of autism, especially in girls: study

An important checklist used to screen for autism can miss subtle clues in some children, delaying their eventual diagnosis.

Dirty air in pregnancy may raise kid's blood pressure risk
Dirty air in pregnancy may raise kid's blood pressure risk

Breathing polluted air is never wise for anyone, but pregnant women may pay an especially unwanted price.

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