Super Bowl Safety: Protect Kids From Toppling TVs

SATURDAY, Feb. 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- As families gather to watch the Super Bowl on Sunday, they should protect children from television tip-overs, experts say.

Waning Whooping Cough Immunity Blamed in Outbreaks

FRIDAY, Feb. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The booster shot given to pre-teens to ward off whooping cough only works for a short time -- a fact that has played a big role in recent outbreaks in California, a new study finds.

Daily Bit of Chocolate in Pregnancy May Help Mom, Baby

THURSDAY, Feb. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnant women who nibble just a small piece of chocolate each day may improve the circulatory health of their unborn child, a new study suggests.

ADHD Tied to Obesity Risk for Girls, Study Contends

THURSDAY, Feb. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Girls with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have their share of challenges. And new research suggests a tendency toward obesity may be one of them.

Could IVF Raise Children's Odds for Blood Cancer?

THURSDAY, Feb. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Children conceived through in vitro fertilization (IVF) might have a slightly increased risk of developing blood cancer, a new study suggests.

Should Tackling Be Banned From Youth Football?

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Tackling should be eliminated from youth football due to the risks that collisions and head injuries pose to young athletes, a researcher argues in the Feb. 4 New England Journal of Medicine.

Parent's Depression May Harm Child's Grades, Study Finds

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A child's grades in school might suffer if a parent is suffering from depression, according to a new study.

Millions of Pregnant Women Put Their Babies at Risk With Alcohol: CDC

TUESDAY, Feb. 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Drinking before and during pregnancy can cause lifelong physical, behavioral and mental problems for a child. Yet more than 3 million U.S. women risk exposing their baby to alcohol, federal health officials reported Tuesday.

Child Abuse at Daycare, Youth Groups Rarer Than Thought: Survey

TUESDAY, Feb. 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Children are often taught to be wary of people outside their family. But, a new survey finds that adults at school, daycare and organizations such as churches and scouting groups are less likely than relatives to abuse or mistreat children.

Less Than Half of U.S. Babies Receive Flu Vaccine: CDC

TUESDAY, Feb. 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Only about four out of 10 U.S. babies aged 6 months to 23 months are getting vaccinated against the flu, federal health officials reported Tuesday.