| Mar 2, 2013
So, how does Florida commemorate the anniversary of the tragic shooting death of Trayvon Martin, whose death following a confrontation with an armed and overzealous neighborhood watch volunteer prompted national outrage over one of our more...
| Feb 18, 2013
| 12:17 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Upping the educational value of what young kids watch on television may help improve their behavior, a new study suggests.
It can be hard to encourage families of preschoolers to turn off the TV, but there are plenty of high-...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 3:05 AM
WASHINGTON — Remember recess? Making up games, soaring on swings and conquering the monkey bars?
For years, many schools have been cutting back on recess as they try to squeeze more instruction time out of the day. Now everyone from health...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 9:19 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Now there are 135.
That's how many medical tests, treatments and other procedures - many used for decades - physicians have now identified as almost always unnecessary and often harmful, and which doctors and patients should...
| Feb 25, 2013
| 1:43 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A group representing pediatricians says disciplining students with out-of-school suspension or expulsion is counterproductive to school goals and should only be used on case by case basis.
The policy statement from the...
| Mar 18, 2013
| 7:21 PM
Giving toddlers skim or 1 percent milk to keep them from growing overweight doesn’t seem to work, according to a study out Monday that gives pause over the common advice to avoid whole milk from age 2.
Researchers led by Dr. Mark DeBoer of the...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 5:03 AM
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. OBAMA HEADS TO WEST BANK
The president is meeting with Abbas about the peace process, as rockets were launched into Israel today.
| Mar 21, 2013
| 7:28 AM
CHICAGO (AP) — The nation's most influential pediatrician's group has endorsed gay marriage, saying a stable relationship between parents regardless of sexual orientation contributes to a child's health and well-being.
The American Academy of...
| Feb 14, 2013
| 11:21 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Men circumcised either as children or adults report less intense sexual pleasure and orgasm than their uncircumcised counterparts, according to a new study from Belgium.
"We're not saying less sexual activity or satisfaction,...
| Jan 28, 2013
| 9:20 AM
A Virginia Senate committee has endorsed legislation making it illegal for adults to smoke with kids in the car.
The Courts of Justice Committee voted 10-5 Monday to send Sen. Ralph Northam's bill to the Senate floor.
The bill would prohibit smoking...
| Jan 30, 2013
When a young child comes down with a cold — congestion, a scratchy sore throat and runny nose, maybe with greenish goo — many parents head straight for the drugstore for a bottle of children's cold medicine.
It's worth it...