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HealthDay News: Pediatrics

Sex, Drugs Hold Less Allure for Today's High Schoolers

THURSDAY, June 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Today's teens are a much tamer lot, a new U.S. government survey finds.

Test-Taking Can Be Tough for Kids With Vision Problems

THURSDAY, June 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A lazy eye? Crossed eyes? New research suggests that children with such vision problems may take longer to complete standardized tests.

Binge Drinking: A Hazard for Teen Bones?

THURSDAY, June 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Teen girls who regularly toss back four or five alcoholic drinks may be setting themselves up for a lifetime of lower bone density, new research suggests.

Know the Signs of Postpartum Depression

THURSDAY, June 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Having a baby is a unique joy, yet it can also bring profound sadness to some women.

Walkable Neighborhoods Might Lower Kids' Asthma Risk

MONDAY, June 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Children may be more likely to develop asthma if they live in neighborhoods where it's difficult to get around on foot, a new study suggests.

Health Tip: Manage Bed Wetting

(HealthDay News) -- Some 5 million children in the United States wet the bed, the American Academy of Pediatrics says.

Americans' Obsession With Sugar Starts in Infancy

SUNDAY, June 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- It's well-known that Americans consume too much sugar. But that affinity for the sweet stuff starts as early as infancy, with some babies consuming added sugar that exceeds maximum levels recommended for adults, U.S. researchers report.

Tragedy of Child Sexual Abuse Takes Financial Toll, Too

MONDAY, June 4, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Child sexual abuse in the United States exacts an enormous economic toll, researchers report.

Extended Chemo Extends Life for Children With Rare Cancer

SUNDAY, June 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Children suffering from rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare cancer of the muscle tissue, may have better chances for a cure if they have extended chemotherapy, a new study finds.

Summer Camp Bummer: Smartphones, Not Bugs

SATURDAY, May 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Along with flashlights, sleeping bags and bug repellent, many kids will take a smartphone to camp this summer.

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