Calling Your Kid 'Fat' Could Be Counterproductive

TUESDAY, May 31, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Two studies highlight the complex relationship between parents' perceptions and their children's weights.

Baby's Early Walking May Mean Stronger Bones as Teen

TUESDAY, May 31, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- For all those parents who fret about how quickly their baby will learn to walk, read up.

Many Parents Ill-Informed About Kids' Asthma Meds

TUESDAY, May 31, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Only half of parents of children with asthma fully understand the use of their youngsters' asthma medications, a new study finds.

Money, Language Barriers Can Affect Kids' Brain Injury Care

TUESDAY, May 31, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Children with traumatic brain injuries may be less likely to receive rehabilitation care if they come from poor families with a limited grasp of English, a new study suggests.

Researchers Uncover Surprises About Celiac Disease

TUESDAY, May 31, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- New research has revealed some surprising findings about who develops celiac disease in the United States.

Zika Infections Through Sex More Common Than Thought: WHO

TUESDAY, May 31, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women planning to become pregnant should wait at least eight weeks before trying to conceive if they or their partner live in -- or are returning from -- areas where Zika virus infections are occurring, U.N. health officials now recommend.

Most Americans Aware of Zika Threat, But Gaps in Knowledge Remain

TUESDAY, May 31, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Americans are becoming more informed about the Zika virus, but there are still some large gaps in their knowledge of the mosquito-borne illness that can cause devastating birth defects, a new HealthDay/Harris Pollfinds.

New Test Helps Identify Rare Genetic Diseases in Newborns

MONDAY, May 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- New gene screening methods may greatly improve doctors' ability to quickly diagnose rare genetic diseases in newborns, researchers say.

Even Kiddie Pools Pose Danger

MONDAY, May 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Just a few inches of water in a kiddie pool are enough to drown a child.

Is Smoking During Pregnancy Tied to Offspring's Schizophrenia Risk?

FRIDAY, May 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking during pregnancy may increase the risk that a child could develop schizophrenia, new research suggests.