For Your Child

  1. Beware: Toddlers Toting Pacifier or Bottle

    Children just learning to walk (or run) can sustain an injury if they fall with a pacifier, bottle, or sippy cup in hand. According to a nationwide survey, most injuries are cuts to the mouth.

  2. FDA Bans Chemical from Infant Bottles and Cups

    The FDA has officially banned bisphenol A (BPA) from baby bottles and sippy cups, which should help ease parents' worries about the controversial chemical.

  3. Flame Retardants May Affect Kids’ Development

    The family's well-worn couch. Grandpa's favorite old chair. Of all the things parents may worry about, these items probably don't make the list. But according to a new study, maybe they should, particularly if they contain flame retardants. Furniture, carpet, electronics, and other products that are made with such chemicals may increase a child's risk for developmental problems. Exposure to them may lead to a lower IQ, inattention, and coordination troubles.

  4. Home Birth Riskier for the Child

    A small but growing number of moms-to-be are choosing to deliver their babies at home. But a new study finds that babies born at home are at higher risk for complications, including low Apgar scores and seizures.

  5. Lasting Effects of Parents' Squabbles

    Kindergarteners whose parents fight with each other frequently and harshly are more likely to struggle with depression, anxiety, and behavior issues by middle school, a new study says.

  6. Many Kids in Cars Still Not Restrained Properly

    A new study found that despite AAP guidelines on car safety, few youngsters are placed in the proper safety seats after age 1, and that many over age 6 sit in the front passenger seat.

  7. More Youths Abuse Painkillers

    Talking with your child about drug abuse is important. It helps to keep him or her healthy. But did you know you should cover prescription painkillers in that chat? A new study points to why.

  8. On-Screen Smoking, Drinking Influence Teen Behavior

    The more smoking and drinking that young teens see in movies, the more likely they are to start smoking or binge drink, according to a pair of new studies.

  9. Preventing Teen Dating Abuse

    The teen years can be an exciting and anxious time for your child - and you. One of the more nerve-wracking moments may be your child's dating. It's natural for a parent to worry. You want to keep your child safe. Knowing about the dangers of teen dating violence can help you prevent it and, if needed, identify such abuse.

  10. Study Confirms Safety of Rotavirus Vaccines

    Updated versions of the vaccines against rotavirus don't seem to increase the risk for a potentially deadly side effect, a new study says.

  11. U.S. Kids’ Diet Too Salty for Their Health

    The average child or teen in the U.S. consumes nearly 3,400 mg of sodium each day - or more than 1,000 mg above the recommended maximum. Some researchers say that high salt intake is what's driving an increase in high blood pressure among kids.

  12. Young Teens Getting Too Many Rays

    Children as young as 12 and 13 are showing signs of sun-damaged skin, say researchers who used specialized imaging technology to evaluate youngsters' UV exposure. This heavy dose of UV could raise their risk for melanoma skin cancer later in life.

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