Health Tip: Encourage Independence Among Preschoolers

(HealthDay News) -- Preschool-age children are learning to become more independent, a trait that parents should encourage.

Health Tip: What to Exclude from Baby's Crib

(HealthDay News) -- When it comes to putting things in baby's crib, fewer is better, experts say.

Young Binge Drinkers May Not Need Special Counseling From Family Docs

MONDAY, March 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Special counseling from family doctors had no effect on young people's binge drinking or marijuana use, new research suggests.

Blood Test May Have Power to Predict Alzheimer's

SUNDAY, March 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A blood test has been developed that can predict with 90 percent certainty whether a senior will suffer from dementia such as Alzheimer's disease within the next few years, researchers report.

When Smartphone Is Near, Parenting May Falter

MONDAY, March 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Mealtime is supposed to be family time, but a new study suggests that ever-present smartphones are impeding parent-child communication at the table.

Outcomes Improving for Kids With Kidney Transplants

MONDAY, March 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. children in need of a kidney transplant are faring better now than a couple of decades ago, but there is still plenty of room for improvement, a new study finds.

September Peak Month for Kids' Asthma Flares: Study

MONDAY, March 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many parents know that allergies are seasonal, but fewer may realize that the same is true of asthma: A new study suggests the riskiest time for children with asthma is September, as they head back to school.

Sleep Disrupted? Maybe It's Daylight Saving Time

MONDAY, March 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Sleep problems may surface for some after clocks were moved forward an hour Sunday morning for Daylight Saving Time because many people have difficulty changing their body clocks, a sleep expert says.

Health Highlights: March 10, 2014

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: