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HealthDay News: Pediatrics

Moms' Soda Habit in Pregnancy May Boost Kids' Odds for Asthma

FRIDAY, Dec. 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Kids are more likely to develop asthma if their moms chug sugary drinks during pregnancy, a new study suggests.

Preventing Childhood Accidents at Home

FRIDAY, Dec. 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- As a parent, you may worry most about your kids when they aren't with you. But many of the falls that send a million children to the ER each year happen at home.

Health Tip: Starting a Tooth Brushing Routine Early

(HealthDay News) -- Tooth brushing should begin in infancy to instill lifelong habits and protect teeth throughout adulthood.

Boy's Double Hand Transplant Changed His Brain

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Two years ago, Zion Harvey was the first child to undergo a successful double hand transplant. Now he's gaining notoriety for another milestone: the way his brain reorganized itself in response to the amputation and transplantation.

Bullied Teens More Likely to Take Weapons to School

MONDAY, Nov. 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Bullied teens are twice as likely to take weapons such as guns or knives to school, a new study reveals.

Health Tip: Is Stress Interfering With Your Child's Sleep?

(HealthDay News) -- Even young children have stress. If it's bad enough, it may interfere with your youngster's sleep.

Health Tip: Ease Your Child's Worry During Vaccinations

(HealthDay News) -- Lots of young children dread getting routine shots, triggering worry among their parents.

Health Tip: Travel Safely With a Child

(HealthDay News) -- Long-distance travel is worrisome enough. But add a child to the mix, and stress levels can only rise.

Self-Harm Cases Surging Among U.S. Girls

TUESDAY, Nov. 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- There's a new sign of mental distress among American girls: Nearly 20 percent more young teen and preteen females have sought emergency room treatment for poisoning, cutting or harming themselves yearly since 2009, research shows.

Babies Start Connecting Words Early On

MONDAY, Nov. 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Babies apparently have a better understanding of adults' language than you might think.

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