Little Improvement in Children Paralyzed After Viral Infection, Study Finds

THURSDAY, Jan. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A cluster of 12 Colorado children are suffering muscle weakness and paralysis similar to that caused by polio, and doctors are concerned these cases could be linked to a nationwide outbreak of what's usually a rare respiratory virus.

Study Suggests Early Start to Football May Pose Brain Risks

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- As football fans prepare to watch the 49th Super Bowl this Sunday, a new study suggests that boys who start playing tackle football before the age of 12 may face a higher risk for neurological deficits as adults.

Some Kids With Autism Show Improvement by Age 6: Study

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More than 10 percent of preschool-age children diagnosed with autism saw some improvement in their symptoms by age 6. And 20 percent of the children made some gains in everyday functioning, a new study found.

Health Tip: Help Prevent Urinary Tract Infections Among Children

(HealthDay News) -- There are things parents can do to help prevent urinary tract infections among children.

Troubled Boys, Girls Have Sex Earlier, Study Finds

MONDAY, Jan. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children with certain behavior problems are more likely to have sex at an early age, a new study reveals.

Morphine After Tonsillectomy Tied to Breathing Problems in Study

MONDAY, Jan. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Using morphine at home to treat pain in children after tonsil and/or adenoid removal may cause life-threatening respiratory problems, according to a new study.

Menu Calorie Counts May Mean Less Fattening Meals for Kids

MONDAY, Jan. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Parents might order fewer calories for their children if menus included calorie counts or information on how much walking would be required to burn off the calories in foods, a new study suggests.

Pediatricians' Group Opposes Legal Marijuana

MONDAY, Jan. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Marijuana shouldn't be legalized because of the potential harm it can cause children and teens, the American Academy of Pediatrics says.

Many Parents Too Quick to Switch Child Car Seats, Study Finds

FRIDAY, Jan. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly three-quarters of American parents place their children in forward-facing car seats before it's safe to do so, a new study reveals.

School Sports Costs Leave Some Students on Sidelines

THURSDAY, Jan. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many American children can't afford to participate in school sports, a new survey finds.