A few minutes might not seem like a long time, but there are circumstances when it can mean the difference between life and death. During the "dog days" of summer, children are at serious risk for heat stroke if left alone, ...
(AP) -- The handwritten letter to the governor is polite, articulate and to the point. "Dear Sir," begins the missive. "I wish you would come down to the jail and see me."
With the epidemic of childhood obesity in the United States, there is concern that overweight and obese children need to be screened for chronic medical conditions, including high cholesterol levels.
Being active at age 5 helps kids stay lean as they age even if they don't remain as active later in childhood, a new University of Iowa study shows.
(AP) -- The number of young kids online is growing faster than their parents and older siblings.
University of Minnesota Medical School researcher Iris Borowsky, M.D., Ph.D., and colleagues found that one in seven adolescents believe that it is highly likely that they will die before age 35, and this belief predicted ...
If you've got a kid with ADHD, you've probably spent countless hours pleading with him to sit still. Well, stop it.
(AP) -- Leo Lytel was diagnosed with autism as a toddler. But by age 9 he had overcome the disorder. His progress is part of a growing body of research that suggests at least 10 percent of children with autism can "recover" ...
In some school classrooms, paper is becoming more of a relic than an educational staple.
(AP) -- Doctors are puzzling over what seems to be an increase in the number of children with kidney stones, a condition some blame on kids' love of cheeseburgers, fries and other salty foods.