Health News

How Alcohol Ads Might Affect Kids
The more ads for alcohol kids watch on TV, the more they may drink, according to a new study.
Kids and Chemical Eye Burns
Adults aren't the only ones who have to watch out for chemical eye burns. In fact, these burns may occur more often in young children, according to a new study.
Infants, Meet Peanuts
Introducing peanuts into your infant's diet may be a good idea after all, according to a new study.
Child Obesity in the US: Still Growing
Over the last 30 years, obesity prevalence has increased in all age groups, a new study found. That new study looked at the trends after recent efforts to decrease obesity.
FDA Targets Smokeless Tobacco in Rural Areas
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is expanding its “The Real Cost” campaign to rural America.
Sleeping on the Sofa May Be Dangerous for Infants
Parents often lay infants on the sofa to keep an eye on them while tending to other things. But new research suggests doing so could be dangerous to the baby.
Kids with Asthma Commonly Exposed to Secondhand Smoke
Secondhand smoke can cause asthma to flare up, especially in children. Knowing a child's history of tobacco exposure may help pediatricians spot who is at risk for future asthma attacks.
Navigating Kids' Media Wilderness
It's a brave new world of technology and media out there today — and that presents challenges for raising kids in such a media-rich environment.
Growing a Baby in Dirty Air
The environment around a pregnant woman can influence a growing baby. High levels of pollution may be one thing that affects a developing baby.
Change Up the Family Routine for Health
There is more to combating obesity than ensuring that children eat healthy food. There are other factors that can increase children's risk of obesity — and they can be addressed within a family.