Healthy School Lunches Get Thumbs Up From Students

MONDAY, July 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Elementary school students seem to be satisfied with the healthier school lunches being offered to them, according to a new study of school officials.

Tonsillectomy for Sleep Apnea May Trigger Weight Gain

MONDAY, July 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Tonsillectomies are commonly done to relieve sleep apnea in children, but a new study confirms that the treatment can speed kids' weight gain -- especially if they're already overweight.

Preemies May Have Higher Risk of Blood Clots, Even as Adults

MONDAY, July 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Babies born prematurely appear to have a slightly increased risk of potentially fatal blood clots that they will carry into adulthood, Swedish researchers report.

Health Tip: Recognize Signs of Bullying

(HealthDay News) -- With the explosion of social media outlets comes the prospect of more online bullying among children and teens.

Don't Let Kids Drink Pool Water

SATURDAY, July 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Pools can provide much-needed relief from the summer heat, but kids can make themselves sick if they swallow too much chlorinated water, experts warn.

Too Few Teens Receive HPV Shot, CDC Says

THURSDAY, July 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- An "unacceptably low" number of girls and boys are getting the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, which protects against cervical, anal and other cancers, U.S. health officials said Thursday.

Many Kids With Medicaid Use ER as Doctor's Office: CDC

THURSDAY, July 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Children covered by Medicaid, the publicly funded insurance program for the poor, visit the emergency room for medical care far more often than uninsured or privately insured youngsters, a U.S. survey finds.

Parents of Obese Kids Often View Them as Healthy

THURSDAY, July 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Parents of obese children often don't view their kids as unhealthy or recognize the health consequences of excess weight or inactivity, according to a new study.

Young Readers, Tomorrow's Leaders?

THURSDAY, July 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Young children with strong reading skills may be on a fast track to a brighter future, a new study suggests.

Health Tip: Keep Youngsters Outside the Pool

(HealthDay News) -- Toddlers are so curious that they're naturally drawn to an unattended pool. That's a recipe for tragedy.