Pediatrics Group Advises Doctors on How to Spot Child Abuse

MONDAY, April 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has just released new guidance to help primary care doctors recognize the signs of child abuse.

More Than 1 in 10 Teens Has Tried E-Cigarettes, Study Finds

SUNDAY, April 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- American teens' use of electronic cigarettes is growing, especially among those who also smoke tobacco cigarettes, according to a new study.

Just 1 Hour of Daily TV Boosts Kids' Obesity Risk, Study Suggests

SUNDAY, April 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Watching television, even for just an hour a day, may boost the risk that young children will be overweight or obese, according to new research.

Childhood Abuse, Neglect Linked to High Blood Pressure in Adulthood

FRIDAY, April 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children who suffer abuse or neglect are at increased risk for high blood pressure when they're adults, new research suggests.

Cigars Pose Dangers Similar to Cigarettes

FRIDAY, April 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking cigars carries the same risk of death as smoking cigarettes, a new review finds.

Health Tip: Preparing Your Child for Camp

(HealthDay News) -- Preparing your child for the start of camp can help ease the transition and make your child feel more secure.

Malaria Vaccine Shows Promise in Shielding African Children

THURSDAY, April 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- According to the World Health Organization, about 584,000 people, mostly in Africa, die from mosquito-borne malaria each year.

Heroin Use Levels Off in U.S., But Still High: Report

THURSDAY, April 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Levels of heroin use in the United States have stabilized but are still high, federal officials reported Thursday.

Gene May Play Part in How Kids Respond to Asthma Meds: Study

WEDNESDAY, April 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they've identified a gene that affects whether children with asthma respond to corticosteroids.

Most Adults Don't Support Medical Marijuana for Kids, Poll Finds

WEDNESDAY, April 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Most Americans believe that adults should be allowed to use medical marijuana, but far fewer think it's appropriate for children, a new survey finds.