Hovering Parents May Harm Kids

SATURDAY, June 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Children with "intrusive" parents who push too hard for good grades may be more prone to become highly self-critical or anxious and depressed, a new study suggests.

Flint's Lead-Contamination Crisis 'Entirely Preventable'

FRIDAY, June 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Analysis of blood samples from young children of Flint, Mich., shows they had much more lead in their blood when the city used local drinking water in an effort to cut costs, a new U.S. government study reveals.

Behavior Woes Hamper Boys More Than Girls in School: Study

WEDNESDAY, June 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Behavior problems are more likely to hold boys back in school than girls, a new study shows.

Almost 2 Million U.S. Kids Get Concussions a Year: Study

MONDAY, June 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Close to 2 million U.S. children and teens may suffer concussions annually, say researchers who add that the prevalence of head injuries among American youth has been underestimated for years.

No Amount of Lead Is Safe for Kids

MONDAY, June 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- No amount of lead exposure is safe for children, and stricter regulations are needed to protect youngsters from this serious health threat, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) says.

Health Tip: Keep Kids Safe in a Bounce House

(HealthDay News) -- Inflatable bounce houses may be a blast for kids, but they aren't without dangers. Most associated injuries are related to poor installation or falls.

Boost Minimum Wage and Babies Benefit: Study

THURSDAY, June 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Raising the minimum hourly wage in every state by as little as $1 above the federal level might lead to fewer infant deaths and cases of low birth weight babies, a new study suggests.

Teen Obesity May Mean Liver Disease Later

THURSDAY, June 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Older teen boys who are overweight or obese could be at increased risk for severe liver disease later in life, a new study suggests.

Doctors' Group Backs Later School Start Times

THURSDAY, June 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- To help ease sleep deprivation among teens, the American Medical Association recommends that middle and high school classes should not start until 8:30 a.m.

Health Tip: Use Safety Belts Properly on Kids

(HealthDay News) -- When a child is big enough to be restrained with a safety belt, you should make sure he or she is strapped in safely.