Weekend Childbirth Riskier, British Study Suggests

TUESDAY, Nov. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Weekdays may be the safest time to have a baby, at least in British hospitals, a new study finds.

Melatonin Might Help Sleepless Kids With Eczema, Study Finds

TUESDAY, Nov. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children with the skin condition eczema often have trouble sleeping. Now, a new study suggests that over-the-counter melatonin might boost their shuteye.

First Year of Life Poses Highest Risk for Child Abuse: Study

TUESDAY, Nov. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The risk of serious physical abuse is highest among infants under the age of 1, a new study shows.

Ban Crib Bumpers Because of Rising Deaths, Researchers Say

TUESDAY, Nov. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Infant deaths linked to crib bumpers have spiked in recent years in the United States, leading researchers to urge a ban on the padded bedding accessories.

Could Obesity Be Wired Into Some Children's Brains?

TUESDAY, Nov. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Obese children may have difficulty resisting food because of how their brain is wired, a new study suggests.

Too Many Pregnant Women Gain Too Much Weight: Doctors' Group

MONDAY, Nov. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women need to exercise and eat healthy foods during and after pregnancy in order to combat overweight and obesity and related health problems, women's health experts say.

Arsenic Exposure in Womb Linked to Respiratory Risks in Babies

MONDAY, Nov. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Babies exposed to high levels of arsenic in the womb are at increased risk for infections and respiratory symptoms in their first year of life, a new study suggests.

Health Tip: Safety Suggestions for Teenage Babysitters

(HealthDay News) -- If you're a babysitter, your charges' safety isn't the only thing you have to worry about. Make sure you're safe in the family's home and during transit.

ADHD Medications Linked to Sleep Problems in Kids

MONDAY, Nov. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The stimulant medications used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can keep some kids awake at night, a new research review confirms.

Most First-Time Moms Plan to Follow Vaccine Schedule

FRIDAY, Nov. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Three-quarters of first-time expectant mothers plan to follow the recommended vaccination schedule for their children, a new study finds.