Calling Your Kid 'Fat' Could Be Counterproductive

TUESDAY, May 31, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Two studies highlight the complex relationship between parents' perceptions and their children's weights.

Many Parents Ill-Informed About Kids' Asthma Meds

TUESDAY, May 31, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Only half of parents of children with asthma fully understand the use of their youngsters' asthma medications, a new study finds.

Money, Language Barriers Can Affect Kids' Brain Injury Care

TUESDAY, May 31, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Children with traumatic brain injuries may be less likely to receive rehabilitation care if they come from poor families with a limited grasp of English, a new study suggests.

Lifestyle May Be Key to Improving ADHD in Kids

MONDAY, May 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are often treated with medications, such as Adderall or Ritalin. But a new study suggests that parents can also help their kids by promoting healthy lifestyle habits.

Fewer Inhaled Steroids May Be OK for Asthmatic Children

FRIDAY, May 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Inhaled steroid therapy is commonly used to treat asthmatic children with persistent, daily wheezing episodes.

'Fat Shaming' Begins in First Grade

WEDNESDAY, May 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- As early as first grade, severely obese children are getting teased, picked on and bullied more than normal-weight kids, a new study finds.

Kids' Grades May Suffer When Families Move

WEDNESDAY, May 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Moving to a new home may harm young children's school performance, a study suggests.

Health Tip: Swaddle Baby Safely

(HealthDay News) -- Swaddling baby snugly in a blanket can help provide a feeling of security, but parents should make sure they're swaddling properly.

Hormone May Be Linked to Teenage Obesity

TUESDAY, May 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Obese teens may have lower levels of a weight-regulating hormone than normal-weight teens, a new study says.

At Least 1 Full-Time Nurse Per School, Pediatric Group Recommends

MONDAY, May 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Every school should have at least one full-time registered nurse, a new American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) policy statement says.