| Jun 10, 2014
| 1:30 PM
The Food and Drug Administration, underlining the potential health benefits to infants and young children of fatty acids found plentifully in fish, on Tuesday urged pregnant women and new mothers to consume more fish and to feed it more often to their...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 2:30 AM
More antibiotics go into the food we eat than we take ourselves. About 80 percent of all antibiotics sold in the United States are used on farm animals. Most animals are dosed regularly--sometimes even daily--with antibiotic-laced food and water in a...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 3:04 PM
Junior high students are having trouble turning away from the television.
A new study from the Centers for Disease Control found that watching TV is a daily habit for close to all middle school age students in America.
It's not surprising that most...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 5:45 PM
Sexting is not a harmless activity that younger teens see as a substitute for real sex. A new study of Los Angeles middle school students finds that those who sent or received sext messages were significantly more likely than their non-sexting peers to be...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 4:11 PM
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Nickel in a first-generation iPad likely triggered an allergic skin reaction in an 11-year-old boy, a case that highlights an increasingly common condition linked to the rapid adoption of consumer electronics, according to a...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 6:45 AM
Timothy Wheeler and Meredith Cohn's article on lead-paint lawsuits underscores a much larger issue in Baltimore: Most lead-poisoned children live in poverty ("Lead-paint lawsuits dogs Kennedy Krieger," June 7). Adverse childhood experiences such as...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Just a minute!
How many times have you said that to your kids on vacation at a pool or a beach while you finish a call, rummage for the sunscreen or turn around to grab a beach towel.
Most times, thankfully, that minute means nothing. But for some a few...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 2:29 PM
A pilot study failed to show something many people believe – that drinking raw milk reduces the symptoms of lactose intolerance or malabsorption.
The condition is common worldwide, and can lead to bloating, abdominal pain and diarrhea. But the...
| May 11, 2014
| 4:52 PM
Christopher Doyle says he doesn't think there is anything wrong with being gay, but he also believes he can help children and others rid themselves of "unwanted same-sex attractions" through therapy sessions in a tidy suburban home in Bowie.
| Apr 22, 2014
| 8:47 AM
African American high school students and boys in low- to middle-income families reported short, fragmented sleep, and that could play a role in their health risks, researchers reported Monday.
Anyone who’s ever lived with a teenager knows they...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 1:18 PM
The face of cholesterol testing just got a lot younger.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recently revised guidelines for annual well-child visits, adding a recommendation that all children between the ages of 9 and 11 get a dyslipidemiascreen, which...