Health Tip: Losing Weight After Baby

(HealthDay News) -- When you're ready to get back in shape after baby is born, remember that slow and steady is the healthy way to go.

12 States Now Reporting Severe Respiratory Illness That Targets Kids

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Twelve states now have confirmed cases of Enterovirus D68, the severe respiratory illnesses that may have sickened hundreds of children, U.S. health officials report.

Prenatal Exposure to Chemicals in Plastics Linked to Asthma Risk in Kids

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Exposure in the womb to household chemicals known as phthalates might increase a child's future risk of developing asthma, Columbia University researchers reported in a new study.

Researchers Don't See Long-Term Benefits From Drug for Preemies

TUESDAY, Sept. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Although magnesium sulfate is routinely given to pregnant women at risk for very preterm delivery, new research suggests it won't provide any long-term benefits for infants.

Fewer U.S. Teens Using Illegal Drugs and Alcohol, Report Finds

TUESDAY, Sept. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Illegal drug use among teens in the United States is on the decline, according to a new federal report.

Study Ties Multiple Births to Higher Costs, Complications

MONDAY, Sept. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Births of multiple babies cost more and pose greater risks for complications and death than singleton births, researchers report.

Kids' Severe Respiratory Virus Confirmed in Northeast

MONDAY, Sept. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The severe respiratory virus believed to have sickened hundreds of U.S. children in Midwestern and Western states has now spread to the Northeast, health officials report.

Kids Prescribed Antibiotics Twice as Often as Needed, Study Finds

MONDAY, Sept. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Pediatricians prescribe antibiotics about twice as often as they're actually needed for children with ear and throat infections, a new study indicates.

Small Number of Drugs Behind Kids' Accidental Poisonings: CDC

MONDAY, Sept. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A relatively small number of medications are responsible for sending thousands of young children to the hospital for accidental ingestion, a U.S. government study finds.

Health Tip: Reduce Your Child's Risk of Ear Infection

(HealthDay News) -- Children seem particularly prone to ear infections, but there are things parents can do to help lower a child's risk.