Hovering Parents May Harm Kids

SATURDAY, June 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Children with "intrusive" parents who push too hard for good grades may be more prone to become highly self-critical or anxious and depressed, a new study suggests.

Behavior Woes Hamper Boys More Than Girls in School: Study

WEDNESDAY, June 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Behavior problems are more likely to hold boys back in school than girls, a new study shows.

No Amount of Lead Is Safe for Kids

MONDAY, June 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- No amount of lead exposure is safe for children, and stricter regulations are needed to protect youngsters from this serious health threat, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) says.

Health Tip: Keep Kids Safe in a Bounce House

(HealthDay News) -- Inflatable bounce houses may be a blast for kids, but they aren't without dangers. Most associated injuries are related to poor installation or falls.

Teen Obesity May Mean Liver Disease Later

THURSDAY, June 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Older teen boys who are overweight or obese could be at increased risk for severe liver disease later in life, a new study suggests.

Health Tip: Use Safety Belts Properly on Kids

(HealthDay News) -- When a child is big enough to be restrained with a safety belt, you should make sure he or she is strapped in safely.

Easing Your Child's Allergies

WEDNESDAY, June 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Up to 40 percent of children in the United States have nasal allergies, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says.

Pet Turtles Continue to Spread Salmonella

WEDNESDAY, June 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Kissing a turtle may be more than just yucky -- sometimes it can literally be sickening.

E-Cigarettes a Gateway to Smoking for Teens: Study

MONDAY, June 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Teens in the United States who use electronic cigarettes are six times more likely to move on to traditional cigarettes compared to kids who never use the devices, a new study reports.

Childhood Sleep Guidelines Vary by Age

MONDAY, June 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A good night's sleep makes for perkier, better-behaved children. But how much sleep is enough?