Skip to content
My WebMD Sign In, Sign Up

Children's Health

News and Features Related to Children's Health

  1. 2 Cups of Milk a Day Optimal for Most Preschoolers

    Dec. 17, 2012 -- Milk is an important source of vitamin D and calcium in young children’s diets. But drinking more than two glasses a day may lower how much iron is stored in their bodies, raising the risk for anemia, a new study suggests. When researchers looked at daily milk intake as it related t

    Read Full Article
  2. Healthy Snacks Help Kids Fight Obesity

    Dec. 17, 2012 -- Healthy snacks including veggies and cheese can help take the edge off of kids’ between-meal hunger pangs, and may help put a dent in rates of childhood obesity. In a new study, children who were given cheese and vegetables as a snack ate 72% fewer calories than children who snacked

    Read Full Article
  3. More Salt in Kids' Diets May Mean More Obesity

    Dec. 10, 2012 -- Limiting children’s salt intake could be one way to reduce childhood obesity, new research suggests. The study of more than 4,200 Australian children 2 to 16 years old found that those who ate more salt also drank more fluids, particularly sugar-sweetened beverages -- namely soda, f

    Read Full Article
  4. Social Media May Help Fight Childhood Obesity

    Dec. 4, 2012 -- Kids and teens increasingly keep in touch through social media, and all that texting, tweeting, and online networking can be a powerful tool for combating childhood obesity, according to the American Heart Association (AHA). In a newly released statement, the group calls for more res

    Read Full Article
  5. Simple Formula Predicts Obesity Risk at Birth

    Nov. 28, 2012 -- A simple formula that can be done soon after birth may help identify infants at high risk for becoming obese in childhood, researchers say. The formula calculates childhood obesity risk based on variables that include the baby’s birth weight, both parents’ body mass index (BMI), whe

    Read Full Article
  6. Sharp Rise in Kids' Injuries in 'Bouncy Castles'

    Nov. 26, 2012 -- The number of kids sent to emergency rooms after being hurt on blow-up bouncy castles or houses jumped sharply from 1995 to 2010.   And the annual rate doubled between 2008 and 2010, according to research in Pediatrics. A child in the U.S. is sent to the ER after being injured in a

    Read Full Article
  7. Unsafe Toy List: Dora Guitar, Dora Backpack, More

    Nov. 21, 2012 -- A too-loud Dora guitar and a lead-filled robot top the annual list of unsafe toys from the Public Interest Research Group, a nonprofit consumer watchdog. This year's PIRG "Trouble in Toyland" report focuses on the specific dangers: Noisy toys that damage hearing; toys' small parts t

    Read Full Article
  8. Sun Safety: Expert Q&A

    Pediatric dermatologist Andrea Cambio, MD, of Cape Coral, Fla., provides answers to your questions about staying safe in the sun. If using a lotion, one ounce, enough to fill a shot glass, is considered the amount to cover the exposed areas of the body properly. Be liberal with the application; most

    Read Full Article
  9. Reducing Kids' TV Time: What Works?

    Nov. 5, 2012 -- Counseling parents on the health risks of too much TV time for their toddlers doesn't seem to help break the TV habit. Researchers thought that educating parents about the dangers of excess screen time, with suggestions on how to reduce it, would work. But in a new study, it didn't,

    Read Full Article
  10. New Treatment May Kill Head Lice -- Fast

    Oct. 31, 2012 -- Parents dread getting the call or the memo in a child’s backpack: the one telling you that your child or one of his or her classmates has head lice. Now, there's a new option in pharmacies that might just make that note less dreadful. The prescription lotion Sklice (ivermectin) may

    Read Full Article
Displaying 131 - 140 of 964 Articles << Prev Page 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Next >>

Today on WebMD

child with red rash on cheeks
What’s that rash?
plate of fruit and veggies
How healthy is your child’s diet?
 
smiling baby
Treating diarrhea, fever and more.
Middle school band practice
Understanding your child’s changing body.
 

worried kid
fitArticle
boy on father's shoulder
Article
 
Child with red rash on cheeks
Slideshow
girl thinking
Article
 

babyapp
New
Child with adhd
Slideshow
 
rl with friends
fitSlideshow
Syringes and graph illustration
Tool
 
6-Week Challenges
Want to know more?
Chill Out and Charge Up Challenge – How to help your tribe de-stress and energize.
Spark Change Challenge - Ready for a healthy change? Get some major motivation.
I have read and agreed to WebMD's Privacy Policy.
Enter cell phone number
- -
Entering your cell phone number and pressing submit indicates you agree to receive text messages from WebMD related to this challenge. WebMD is utilizing a 3rd party vendor, CellTrust, to provide the messages. You can opt out at any time.
Standard text rates apply