How Parents Add to Math Anxiety

FRIDAY, Aug. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Parents can spur math anxiety and poor math performance in children, a new study suggests.

Settling the Back-to-School Jitters

FRIDAY, Aug. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Starting or returning to school can trigger anxiety in some children, but parents can help ease worried young minds, a mental health expert says.

Many Parents Unaware of Dangers E-Cigarettes Pose to Little Kids: Survey

FRIDAY, Aug. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many parents don't understand that the liquid nicotine used in electronic cigarettes poses a serious danger to young children, a new survey indicates.

Health Tip: Skip the Salt in Your Child's Lunch

(HealthDay News) -- The average child consumes too much salt each day, and some children even have high blood pressure.

Despite Pockets of Resistance, Most U.S. Kids Getting Vaccinated

THURSDAY, Aug. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More than nine out of 10 U.S. children entered kindergarten last school year protected with the proper immunizations, federal health officials reported Thursday.

Even Short Bouts of Activity May Help Kids' Health

THURSDAY, Aug. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Even brief spurts of exercise may benefit children, researchers report.

Healthier School Meals Offered Across U.S., Feds Finds

THURSDAY, Aug. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Most U.S. schools are offering healthier meals that feature more fruits and vegetables, more whole grains and less salt, a new government study reports.

Oldest Sister at Greater Risk of Obesity, Study Contends

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Firstborn girls are more likely to be overweight or obese in adulthood than their younger sisters, results of a new study suggest.

Health Tip: Balance Homework With Down Time

(HealthDay News) -- Developing healthy homework habits can help your child succeed in school. But be sure to reserve time for exercise and play.

Mixed Findings on Pot's Effect on the Developing Brain

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Marijuana's potential effect on brain structure remains a subject of intense scientific scrutiny, but mixed results have emerged from two of the latest studies on the topic.