At least 78 cases of measles have now been reported in an outbreak traced to Disneyland, public health officials say. The outbreak began in the third week of December. New cases directly linked to the park are no longer being...read more
Kids eat a lot of pizza. And on the days when they do, chances are they take in more calories, fat and sodium than usual, a new study finds. The study looked at data from a national health and nutrition survey. The numbers...read more
Young children whose doctors vaccinate most children against rotavirus are less likely to get sick with this virus, a new study finds. The study focused on about 1,500 children under age 5. They received care in 68 doctor's...read more
Cellphones and other "small screen" devices in the bedroom may be just as likely to reduce sleep time for children as TVs do, a new study finds. Previous research shows that children who have a TV in the bedroom tend...read more
Teenagers whose mothers were depressed when the teens were between 6 and 10 years old are more likely to show signs of risky behavior, a new study finds. This included smoking, drinking, using marijuana and violent behavior....read more
Mothers who use their smartphones and tablets at the dinner table are less likely to interact with their kids, a new study finds. Researchers videotaped 225 mother-and-child pairs at the dinner table. The children were all 6...read more
The proportion of children under age 5 getting flu vaccine each year increased sharply after the vaccine was recommended for all children, a study shows. But more than half of the children still were not getting the vaccine....read more
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