Dogs May Ease a Child's Fears

SUNDAY, Nov. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The companionship of a dog may lower a child's anxiety levels, a new study suggests.

Bullies May Face Higher Odds of Eating Disorders: Study

FRIDAY, Nov. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Bullies may be at increased risk for eating disorders, a new study suggests.

Assessing Health Issues of Child Refugees

FRIDAY, Nov. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The main health problems of refugee children from Asia and Africa when they arrive in the United States are outlined in a new study.

Melatonin Might Help Sleepless Kids With Eczema, Study Finds

TUESDAY, Nov. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children with the skin condition eczema often have trouble sleeping. Now, a new study suggests that over-the-counter melatonin might boost their shuteye.

Could Obesity Be Wired Into Some Children's Brains?

TUESDAY, Nov. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Obese children may have difficulty resisting food because of how their brain is wired, a new study suggests.

Arsenic Exposure in Womb Linked to Respiratory Risks in Babies

MONDAY, Nov. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Babies exposed to high levels of arsenic in the womb are at increased risk for infections and respiratory symptoms in their first year of life, a new study suggests.

Health Tip: Safety Suggestions for Teenage Babysitters

(HealthDay News) -- If you're a babysitter, your charges' safety isn't the only thing you have to worry about. Make sure you're safe in the family's home and during transit.

ADHD Medications Linked to Sleep Problems in Kids

MONDAY, Nov. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The stimulant medications used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can keep some kids awake at night, a new research review confirms.

Teasing Girls About Weight May Cause Lasting Harm

FRIDAY, Nov. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Teasing overweight girls about their weight can cause lasting harm to their self-image and might increase their risk of eating disorders, a new study suggests.

Childhood Cancer Survivors May Suffer Physically, Mentally Decades Later

THURSDAY, Nov. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Childhood cancer survivors can have poor mental and physical health as adults, according to two new studies.