Measles Outbreak May Have Swayed Some Parents on Vaccines

MONDAY, Feb. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The measles outbreak that first began in California's Disneyland last year may have changed some parents' minds about childhood vaccinations, a new study suggests.

Study Ties School Calendar to Asthma Flare-Ups

MONDAY, Feb. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Greater exposure to cold viruses may help explain why children with asthma tend to suffer their worst symptoms when their school reopens after a break, a new study suggests.

Adult Survivors of Childhood Brain Tumors May Have Lingering Troubles: Study

MONDAY, Feb. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Adults who survived childhood brain tumors may have significant treatment-related thinking, attention and memory problems, a new study suggests.

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.

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.

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.

Health Tip: Help Your Child Kick a Bad Habit

(HealthDay News) -- What's behind your child's bad habit? Figuring out potential causes is key to breaking the bad behavior.

Health Tip: Keep Kids Safe in the Bathroom

(HealthDay News) -- Hot water and slippery surfaces in the bathroom can pose injury hazards for little ones.

Newer Treatment May Be Easier on Children With Brain Tumors

FRIDAY, Jan. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new type of treatment called proton radiotherapy is as effective as standard photon (X-ray) radiation therapy in treating a common type of brain tumor in children, a new study reports.