Some Kids' Genes Might Make Food Ads More Tempting

MONDAY, Dec. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Children with a genetic trait linked to obesity may be more likely than other kids to respond to fast-food commercials on TV, a new study suggests.

Teens May Not Heed Health Warnings on Cigars

FRIDAY, Dec. 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new study suggests that warnings on cigars may need to be improved to dissuade young people from smoking.

Down Syndrome May Not Be Big Financial Burden on Families

FRIDAY, Dec. 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Although families with a child with Down syndrome do face extra medical expenses, they probably won't be deeply burdened financially, a new study suggests.

Health Tip: If Your Child is Cyberbullied

(HealthDay News) -- In this age of social media, parents should be prepared to help kids through episodes of cyberbullying.

Health Tip: Help Toddlers Develop Stronger Hands

(HealthDay News) -- Between the ages of 1 and 2, toddlers begin strengthening the muscles in their hands and using the hands in new ways.

FDA Issues Anesthesia Warning for Pregnant Women, Kids Under 3

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Repeated or lengthy use -- longer than three hours -- of general anesthetic and sedation drugs may harm the developing brains of fetuses and children younger than 3 years old, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned Wednesday.

Child Abuse Cases in Army Families May Be Under-Reported

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Child abuse within U.S. Army families may be significantly under-reported, a new study suggests.

Emergency Surgery Riskier for Kids in Poorer Countries

TUESDAY, Dec. 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Children in poorer countries are much more likely to die after emergency abdominal surgery than those in wealthy nations, a new study finds.

Fewer Babies in Poor Families Are Overweight: CDC

TUESDAY, Dec. 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The percentage of overweight babies in poor families in the United States may be on the decline, a new study suggests.

Drug Use by U.S. Teens Drops to All-Time Low

TUESDAY, Dec. 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Drug use among U.S. teens is at an all-time low.