When it comes to kids with cancer, most health care providers who care for them say they'd help their patients get medical marijuana.
Women who are exposed to air pollution right before or after they become pregnant may be more likely to have a baby with birth defects, new research suggests.
Kids are more likely to develop asthma if their moms chug sugary drinks during pregnancy, a new study suggests.
A strong link exists between smoking and daily marijuana use, with U.S. smokers 10 times more likely to use pot every day, a new study says.
Later school start times could help teens get the amount of sleep they need, according to a new study.
The e-cigarette may not be just a "healthier alternative" to smoking for teens. New research shows that teens who vape may be more apt to use tobacco cigarettes later on.
The majority of children growing up in America today will be obese by age 35, a new computer analysis predicts.
Bullied teens are twice as likely to take weapons such as guns or knives to school, a new study reveals.
There's an easy way for parents to help cut their child's chances of ending up in the hospital with the flu -- get them vaccinated, researchers say.
Overweight kids who are shamed or stigmatized are more likely to binge eat or isolate themselves than to make positive changes such as losing weight, a leading pediatricians' group says.
As challenging as it can be to raise a child with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), new research offers biological evidence that calm, positive parenting may help these kids master their own emotions and behaviors
As if the idea of teen cyberbullying isn't harrowing enough, a new study warns of a strange twist in which kids anonymously post hurtful messages -- to themselves.
Mass slayings, like the church shooting in Texas Sunday that left at least 26 dead, are hard enough for adults to comprehend. For children, these tragedies can make the world seem like a terrifying place.
The American dream of success is a lot harder to attain for teenagers who use pot and alcohol, especially if they become substance abusers, a new study reports.
For a child with spastic cerebral palsy, simply grasping a toy may be impossible. But infusions of their own umbilical cord blood might make basic movements like this easier, researchers say.
Babies born with a previously untreatable degenerative nerve disease now have two fresh sources of hope for their future.
Having an alcoholic parent may increase the risk that a teen will commit dating violence, researchers say.
One in every 30 children in the United States has high blood pressure. Now, new guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics may help doctors screen children 3 years and older for the condition.
Botox injections may help bring relief to children suffering from migraines, a small study suggests.
Proving yet again that kids will try almost anything when you're not watching, one European 11-year-old wedged two small magnetized disks up his nostrils -- causing serious medical issues, his doctors report.
Nearly half of American children have faced at least one traumatic experience, such as the death of a parent, witnessing a violent crime or living with someone who is suicidal or abuses drugs or alcohol, new research reveals.
Medical marijuana appears to hold only limited promise for sick children and teenagers, a new review suggests.
Teens who vape e-cigarettes with higher nicotine levels are more likely to start smoking conventional cigarettes soon after, new research shows.
State laws aimed at curbing an alarming rise in concussions among student athletes appear to be working.
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