Fewer U.S. Teens Using Illegal Drugs and Alcohol, Report Finds

TUESDAY, Sept. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Illegal drug use among teens in the United States is on the decline, according to a new federal report.

Study Sees Differences in Brain Connections of Kids With ADHD

MONDAY, Sept. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Key connections between brain networks seem to mature more slowly in young people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to a new study.

Kids' Severe Respiratory Virus Confirmed in Northeast

MONDAY, Sept. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The severe respiratory virus believed to have sickened hundreds of U.S. children in Midwestern and Western states has now spread to the Northeast, health officials report.

Kids Prescribed Antibiotics Twice as Often as Needed, Study Finds

MONDAY, Sept. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Pediatricians prescribe antibiotics about twice as often as they're actually needed for children with ear and throat infections, a new study indicates.

Small Number of Drugs Behind Kids' Accidental Poisonings: CDC

MONDAY, Sept. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A relatively small number of medications are responsible for sending thousands of young children to the hospital for accidental ingestion, a U.S. government study finds.

Health Tip: Reduce Your Child's Risk of Ear Infection

(HealthDay News) -- Children seem particularly prone to ear infections, but there are things parents can do to help lower a child's risk.

The Parenting Trap: Coddling Anxious Kids

FRIDAY, Sept. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Some parents may make things worse for their anxious kids by falling into what researchers call the "protection trap" -- reassuring them, lavishing them with attention or making the threat go away, according to the results of a small study.

Medications Plus Parent Training May Help Kids With Aggression, ADHD

THURSDAY, Sept. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Combining two medications with parent training appears to improve anger, irritability and violent tendencies in children whose attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is coupled with severe aggression, a new study suggests.

Aggressive People May Process Violence's Impact Differently

THURSDAY, Sept. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People's response to violence in the media depends on how aggressive they are naturally, a new study contends.

Estrogen Receptor May Play a Role in Autism

THURSDAY, Sept. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Significantly lower levels of a key estrogen receptor may play a role in autism spectrum disorders, according to a new study.