Measles on Upswing Despite Vaccines' Effectiveness: CDC

THURSDAY, April 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Vaccinations have prevented an estimated 732,000 deaths, 21 million hospitalizations and 322 million illnesses among U.S. children born in the last 20 years, according to a government report released Thursday.

Guidelines Aim to Detect More Congenital Heart Defects in Womb

THURSDAY, April 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Despite advances in technology that make it much easier for doctors to detect heart defects in fetuses, more than half of babies with heart abnormalities go undiagnosed before they're born, experts say.

Bullying Rates Drop Among American Teens: Study

THURSDAY, April 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- American teens are much less likely to engage in bullying than they were a decade ago, new research suggests.

1 in 13 U.S. Schoolkids Takes Psych Meds: Report

THURSDAY, April 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- More than 7 percent of American schoolchildren are taking at least one medication for emotional or behavioral difficulties, a new government report shows.

Kids' Genetic Risk for Obesity Rises With Age, Study Finds

THURSDAY, April 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- As children get older, genes appear to play an increasing role in whether some kids become heavier than their peers, a new study indicates.

FDA Reconsiders Behavior-Modifying 'Shock Devices'

THURSDAY, April 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- They're likened to a dog's "shock collar" by some and called a "life-saving treatment" by others. But the days of electro-shock devices as a tool for managing hard-to-control behavior in people with disabilities may be numbered, U.S. health officials say.

Health Tip: Signs Your Child Has An Overuse Injury

(HealthDay News) -- Children's bodies are still growing, which can make them more susceptible to overuse injuries as they enjoy sports and physical activity.

No Connection Between Induced Labor, Autism: Obgyns

MONDAY, April 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- There is no connection between inducing labor in childbirth and autism, according to a new statement released Monday by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

Bowel Illnesses Sometimes Coincide in Kids

MONDAY, April 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Children suffering from irritable bowel syndrome are four times more likely than other kids to have a condition called celiac disease -- an allergy to gluten -- Italian researchers report.

Too Much Codeine Still Prescribed to U.S. Kids: Study

MONDAY, April 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Emergency room physicians still hand out hundreds of thousands of codeine prescriptions for children every year, despite warnings that kids' responses to codeine vary wildly and the drug can cause an accidental overdose, a new study finds.