Gene Test Might Quickly ID Baby's Infection

TUESDAY, Aug. 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A quick genetic test might one day help doctors determine within hours whether a baby's fever is from a virus or a serious bacterial infection.

ADHD More Often Missed in Minority Kids

TUESDAY, Aug. 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- While a higher percentage of black children show the symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) than white kids, they are less likely to be diagnosed or treated for the disorder, researchers report.

Scans Show Range of Zika-Linked Infant Brain Defects

TUESDAY, Aug. 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- High-tech imaging is revealing a wide variety of brain defects in newborns whose mothers were infected with the Zika virus.

Breast-Feeding Rates Climb, But Many Moms Quit Early: CDC

TUESDAY, Aug. 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Even though most new moms in the United States begin breast-feeding their babies at birth, many stop sooner than recommended, a new study finds.

Young Football Players Tackle Greatest Concussion Risk at Practice

TUESDAY, Aug. 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Children under the age of 14 who play football are at risk of concussions, and a small study suggests that high-magnitude head impacts are more likely to occur in practices than in games in this age group.

Banned PCB Chemicals Still Tied to Autism in U.S. Kids

TUESDAY, Aug. 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Children exposed to relatively high levels of PCBs in the womb may have an increased risk of developing autism, a new study suggests.

No More Than 6 Teaspoons of Added Sugars a Day for Kids

MONDAY, Aug. 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Children and teens should consume less than six teaspoons of added sugars a day, a new American Heart Association statement advises.

Truth or Fib? When Kids Say They're Too Sick for School

MONDAY, Aug. 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- It's only a matter of time after school begins before parents have to deal with a child who doesn't feel well enough to go.

To Keep Teens Slim, Focus on Health not Weight

MONDAY, Aug. 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- When teenagers are overweight, parents and doctors should encourage a healthy lifestyle rather than worry about the number on the bathroom scale, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) says.

TV Ratings for Parents Let Violence, Drinking Slip Through

MONDAY, Aug. 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Parents should take industry television ratings with a grain of salt, since they don't always reflect the true amount of violence, smoking and drinking in TV shows, a new study warns.