Poorer Kindergarteners Face a 'Double Dose of Disadvantage'

FRIDAY, May 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Low-income kids face language-learning obstacles at home and at school, a new study contends.

Pot a Factor in More ER Admissions for Colorado Teens After Legalization

FRIDAY, May 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A Colorado children's hospital saw four times as many marijuana-intoxicated teenagers land in its ER or urgent care centers following legalization of recreational pot in that state, a new study reports.

Tracking Devices May Ease Minds of Parents of Kids With Autism

FRIDAY, May 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- An electronic tracking device can calm worried parents who fear their child with autism might wander off and stumble into danger, a new survey shows.

'I'm Not a Bad Drunk, But He Is'

FRIDAY, May 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- In a finding that won't astonish most, a new British study shows that college students usually underestimate how badly they behave when they're drinking.

Untreated Vision Problems Plague U.S. Preschoolers

FRIDAY, May 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Close to 175,000 American preschoolers struggle with common, but untreated, vision problems, a new report warns.

'Dr. Google' May Undermine Parents' Trust in Their Pediatrician

FRIDAY, May 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Health information gleaned online can alter parents' views on the advice they get from a pediatrician, a small study finds.

Health Tip: Be a Safe Driver for Your Kids

(HealthDay News) -- Strapping your child in an appropriate car seat protects against injuries, but it's just as important for a parent to drive safely.

Guns Send About 16 U.S. Kids to the Hospital Every Day

THURSDAY, May 4, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- About 16 American children are hospitalized daily due to gunshot injuries, a new study says.

Reading to Babies Translates Into More Literate Preschoolers

THURSDAY, May 4, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- If you ever wondered whether reading Goodnight Moonto your baby every night was a waste of time, a new study suggests it wasn't.

When Grandparents Raise Grandkids, Are They Up to Date on Child Safety?

THURSDAY, May 4, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Almost 3 million grandparents in the United States are raising their grandchildren, but outdated health practices and myths may be putting some of those youngsters at risk, new research contends.