Umbilical Cord 'Milking' May Help Preemies Delivered by C-Section

TUESDAY, June 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Gently massaging the umbilical cords of preterm infants delivered by C-section may improve their blood pressure, boost blood flow and increase levels of red blood cells, a new study finds.

Health Tip: Teach Your 5-Year-Old About Safety

(HealthDay News) -- By age 5, children begin to realize just how many activities they can participate in. But with many of these newly discovered pursuits comes the danger of injury.

U.S. Kids Suffer High Rates of Assault, Abuse, Study Finds

MONDAY, June 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More than one-third of U.S. children and teens have been physically assaulted -- mostly by siblings and peers -- in the past year, a new study finds.

Parents, Stop Hovering: 'Risky' Play May Have Benefits for Kids

MONDAY, June 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children may benefit, physically and socially, from being allowed to play with less monitoring from mom and dad, a new research review finds.

Parents Should Set Good Example to Keep Kids Slim, Pediatrics Group Says

MONDAY, June 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- As rates of childhood obesity continue to climb in the United States, parents should embrace healthy eating habits and behaviors to help kids maintain a normal weight, a new report says.

Following Water Safety Rules Saves Lives, Red Cross Says

SATURDAY, June 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Once the temperatures rise, people of all ages cool off in pools, lakes or the ocean. But no matter how old you are, taking certain water safety precautions is essential, according to the American Red Cross.

School Coaches Often Ill-Equipped to Spot, Manage Concussions

FRIDAY, June 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. middle school and high school coaches may not be sufficiently trained and equipped to quickly recognize concussions in student athletes, two new studies suggest.

'Overwhelming' Evidence That Same-Sex Parenting Won't Harm Kids

FRIDAY, June 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- There is no evidence that having same-sex parents harms children in any way, a new comprehensive review finds.

Health Tip: Swimming Safely

(HealthDay News) -- Having a swimming pool or hot tub in the back yard can pose a drowning danger for young children.

Smoking Around Toddlers May Raise Their Obesity Risk

WEDNESDAY, June 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking around your toddler may be just as harmful to your child as smoking during pregnancy, new research suggests.