More Americans Survive Childhood Cancers, But Health Problems Persist

WEDNESDAY, April 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More Americans are surviving childhood cancers than ever before, but many suffer lingering health problems as adults, a new study finds.

Benefits of Iron Supplements Unclear for Pregnant Women, Young Children

TUESDAY, March 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Taking iron supplements during pregnancy doesn't appear to significantly change any health outcomes for mom or baby, a new review shows.

Scientists Find More Evidence of Breast Milk's Goodness

TUESDAY, March 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A high-tech comparison of the breast milk of humans and their close primate relatives is revealing just how nutritious the human variety is.

Health Tip: Shopping for Teens' Shoes

(HealthDay News) -- While you're shoe shopping with a teen, make sure you both understand the shoes fit and function before making a purchase.

Letting Kids Sip Alcohol May 'Send Wrong Message'

TUESDAY, March 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children who are allowed occasional sips of alcohol are more likely to start drinking by the time they're in high school, a new study suggests.

New Research Tightens Childhood Paralysis-Enterovirus D68 Link

MONDAY, March 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research strengthens the suspected connection between a virus called enterovirus D68 and the sudden development of paralysis in children in California and Colorado between 2012 and 2014.

Equal Numbers of Males, Females Are Conceived: Study

MONDAY, March 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many scientists believe human conception produces more male than female embryos, with male embryos less likely to survive.

Gestational Diabetes Drug Might Raise Babies' Complication Risk

MONDAY, March 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- When used to treat diabetes that develops during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), the drug glyburide has been linked to a number of complications in the baby, according to a new study.

U.S. Kids Getting Fewer Daily Calories From Fast Food

MONDAY, March 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- American children are getting fewer calories a day from fast food restaurants, but one-third still eat ready-to-go pizza, chicken and burgers on a daily basis, a new study finds.

Milliliter-Only Dosing Recommended for Kids' Meds

MONDAY, March 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Time to toss out the teaspoon and tablespoon when it comes to sick kids: The best way to measure liquid medications for children is in metric milliliters, a leading group of U.S. pediatricians says.