CHILDRENSHEALTH:
Kids, Don't Touch the Toys at the Doctor's Office: Pediatricians' group updates infection-prevention guidelines for medical offices
Medical Marijuana Won't Help Most Sick Kids: Helped with chemo-linked nausea, epilepsy, but no evidence for other conditions
Self-Harm on the Rise Among Teen Girls: Behavior was strongly linked to greater suicide risk, UK study found
State Laws Help Reduce Concussions in Youth Sports: Study finds more students are reporting symptoms, preventing recurring injuries
More Young Kids Spending Lots of Time on Phones, Tablets: Survey finds big jump over past 6 years in media availability, use for youngest Americans
Higher Doses of Vitamin D May Boost Preemies' Bone Health: Doubling amount given also improved their growth
Arthritis Can Strike Children: In these young patients, joint inflammation caused by overactive immune system
HPV Vaccine Safe for Adult Women: Study: Analysis of millions of recipients finds no link to 44 different illnesses
Scoliosis Screenings Can Help Catch Spine Problem Early: Treatments vary, depending on severity of the condition
Farsighted Kids Have Trouble Paying Attention: The often-undetected eye condition could lead to school troubles
Who's Most at Risk of Head Injury in Youth Football?: Those involved in running, passing more vulnerable, study finds
When Should You Rush Your Toddler to the ER?: For choking or possible poisoning, poll finds many parents need an emergency refresher course
Nearly a Third of College Kids Think ADHD Meds Boost Grades: But adolescent health experts say there's no evidence to support that belief
1 in 9 American Men Infected With Oral HPV: Vaccine provides protection, but number of boys getting shots remains low, researchers say
Homework as a Character-Builder: Researchers say strong effort leads to more conscientiousness overall
Plan an Allergy-Safe Halloween for Your Child: Common-sense rules will make Fright Night less scary
Women Falling Short on Birth Defect Prevention: New survey finds too few are taking folic acid before pregnancy
Black Children Missing Out on Eczema Treatment: But study finds they tend to have more severe cases of the skin condition than white children
FDA Panel Supports Gene Therapy for Kids With Rare Eye Disease: Treatment would be only the 2nd gene therapy OK'd in the United States
Happier Mealtimes, Healthier Eating for Kids: A positive atmosphere prompts preschoolers to eat more fruits, vegetables and other healthy foods
While New Moms Cook and Clean, New Dads Play: Study shows men enjoy twice as much leisure time on weekends as their wives do
Childhood Obesity Up Worldwide Almost 10-Fold Over 4 Decades: United States is 15th out of 200 countries studied
Two Ebola Vaccines Spur Lasting Immune Response: Study confirms the effectiveness of one in particular
Homing In on Homework Help: Hint: Don't do it for them
High-Fat Diets Could Pose Danger to Young MS Patients: These regimens raised the risk for disease relapse, study found