Health Tip: Using a Pacifier to Soothe Baby

(HealthDay News) -- Deciding to offer a pacifier to your baby, then choosing the right one for the child, are important decisions for new parents.

Discussing Ebola: Children Feel Safe, Calm When Adults Do, Too

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- With so much news focused on the Ebola epidemic in Africa, parents and other caregivers should think about how to help children feel safe, experts say.

Tall, Heavy 1-Year-Olds May Be at Risk for Obesity Later, Study Finds

TUESDAY, Oct. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Infants who quickly add weight and length may be showing a genetic propensity for obesity as toddlers, a new study suggests.

Living With a Smoker Like Living in a Polluted City: Study

TUESDAY, Oct. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Nonsmokers who live with smokers are exposed to triple the World Health Organization's recommended safe levels of harmful air particles, a new study warns.

Health Tip: Snacking After School

(HealthDay News) -- Snacking may be the first thing on a child's mind after school. But young ones should also take steps to prevent getting sick.

Health Tip: Dish Up Healthier Halloween Goodies

(HealthDay News) -- Young trick-or-treaters typically are overloaded with candy, but you don't have to jump on the candy bandwagon.

Medication Errors Occur Every 8 Minutes in U.S. Children

MONDAY, Oct. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A child receives the wrong medication or the wrong dosage every eight minutes in the United States, according to a recent study.

'Desensitized' Parents Let Kids Watch More Movie Violence, Sex

MONDAY, Oct. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- When parents become desensitized to violence and sex in movies, they may also become more lax about their children's exposure to both onscreen, a new study suggests.

Health Tip: Listen to Your Child About Food Allergies

(HealthDay News) -- If a young child has an allergic reaction to food, the child may not know how to clearly communicate what's happening.

U.S. Kids Use ADHD Meds More During School Year

FRIDAY, Oct. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- American children's use of stimulant medications is 30 percent higher during the school year than in the summer, a new study indicates.