Preschoolers Need Eye Screening, Experts Say

FRIDAY, Dec. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- All children should have their eyesight checked between the ages of 3 and 6, preferably every year, eye experts say.

Older Cars a Bad Choice for Younger Drivers

FRIDAY, Dec. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- New research warns parents that buying an older car for their teens may put their young lives at risk.

Many Flu Infections Aren't Good Match for Vaccine: CDC

THURSDAY, Dec. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The flu is starting to tighten its grip on much of the United States, particularly in the South and Midwest, U.S. health officials reported Thursday.

Smog Exposure During Pregnancy Linked to Autism Risk

THURSDAY, Dec. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Children born to moms who were exposed to high levels of air pollution late in pregnancy may have an increased risk of developing autism, a U.S. study suggests.

Health Tip: When Children Wake at Night

(HealthDay News) -- Night waking means loss of vital sleep for both children and their parents.

Music Classes Boost Language Skills, Study Says

TUESDAY, Dec. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Greater participation in music classes may benefit children's language development, a new study finds.

'Kids' Diseases' Now Hitting Adults

TUESDAY, Dec. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Chickenpox befell Angelina Jolie this week, preventing the actress-turned-director from attending the premiere of her new film.

First Newborn Screening Test Approved for Rare Immune Disorder

TUESDAY, Dec. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The first test to screen for Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID) in newborns has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Health Tip: Protect Children During Holidays

(HealthDay News) -- Visiting with friends and family is a joy of the holiday season, but a festive get-together can pose dangers for young children.

Drug Interactions Common Among Hospitalized Kids, Study Says

MONDAY, Dec. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- When children land in the hospital, they are often given multiple drugs that could interact with each other in potentially harmful ways, a study of U.S. hospitals finds.