Health News

Singing May Enhance Benefits of Skin-to-Skin Therapy
Lullabies are a quick and simple way to comfort newborn babies. And they may also enhance the benefits of skin-to-skin therapy.
Babies Screened Early for SCID Were More Likely to Live
Immunodeficiency in newborns can put them at risk for death or lifelong health problems. New research shows how important early screening may be for newborns' health.
Child Disability Rates Offered Surprises
One of the national surveys that investigates health conditions in children also tracks disability rates. And a recent study found a surprising trend in those rates.
Child Development and Behavior Connected
Young children who have delays in learning and development might face multiple obstacles as they grow, including behavior difficulties.
Light Gaming Linked to Social Adjustment
In the past, video games have been associated with antisocial behavior. But a light amount of gaming may not damage kids' social adjustment.
Weaning Newborns With a Plan
When babies are born to mothers who used opiates, they may experience symptoms of withdrawal which require treatment.
Risks of Child Sleep Apnea Treatment
Health risks can result from obstructive sleep apnea in both adults and in children. But some treatments in children may be tricky.
Family History of Cerebral Palsy May Increase Risk in Children
Cerebral palsy is the most common cause of physical disability among children. Past studies have uncovered various risk factors for the condition, and new research suggests family may play a role in a child's risk for cerebral palsy.
After Concussion, Emotional Symptoms May Signal Other Issues
A concussion can bring about a wide variety of symptoms. These symptoms may affect any combination of physical, emotional, basic mental functioning. It seems that some types of concussion symptoms may signal risk for others.
Hooked on Hookah
Public health awareness campaigns often focus on reducing cigarette smoking, but other smoking risks exist as well. In addition to cigars, hookahs present health risks too.