| Oct 24, 2013
| 4:30 PM
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Do babies need vitamin D supplements? I have three children and am pregnant with my fourth. I've never been told until now that I should plan to give the baby vitamin D.
ANSWER: Research has shown a noticeable rise in the number of...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
While bullying has always been a problem encountered during childhood and adolescence, we all know it's on the rise. When a child is intentionally and repeatedly mean to another child, the cycle begins. Bullying occurs on the...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 11:47 AM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Only slightly more than half of U.S. girls aged 13 to 17 had been vaccinated against a virus that can cause cervical and other cancers last year, and a top U.S. health official said on Thursday that more must be done to bring the...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 1:14 PM
Every day, 34 children are treated in U.S. emergency rooms for choking on food, and the food they’re most likely to be choking on is candy, according to a new study.
Hard candy accounted for 15.5% of the nonfatal choking incidents documented in...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 9:58 AM
| Jul 15, 2013
| 5:54 PM
Comedienne turned Playboy centerfold turned autism advocate Jenny McCarthy may not have a medical degree like Dr. Mehmet Oz. But she has publicly embraced some medical opinions that are even more flimsily supported by scientific evidence than some of...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 5:52 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Close to one-quarter of teenagers and young adults treated for assault injuries in a Michigan emergency room reported owning or carrying a gun, according to a new study.
Most of those weapons were obtained illegally,...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 1:05 AM
FARGO, N.D. - Sometimes when I select juice at the grocery store, I want to say; Will the real juice please step to the front of the shelf? That would save me some time reading the fine print on the beverage labels.
However, if the cartons, pouches...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 2:33 PM
The numbers of kids 15 and under who got hurt riding all terrain vehicles (ATVs) went up 35% between 2001 and 2004 — but then fell 37% between 2004 and 2010, a team of researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported...
| Aug 25, 2013
Eleven-year-old Josie Berg-Hammond was running sideways in gym class when her right knee popped and buckled. She had torn a ligament, but surgery was delayed for two years because she was still growing.
As the preteen waited for the operation on her...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 1:15 PM
It's a parent's worst nightmare to lose a child. But every five days in Los Angeles County a baby suffocates while sleeping, making bed-sharing and unsafe sleep environments the leading preventable cause of infant death in the county.