Jello Shots While Underage, Bigger Booze Problems Later?

FRIDAY, April 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many underage Americans down jello shots, and these young drinkers are more likely to binge drink, drink heavily and get into alcohol-fueled fights, researchers say.

E-Cigarettes 'In' at Some Schools

FRIDAY, April 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Teens are more likely to give electronic cigarettes a try if they attend schools where use of the devices is common, a new study suggests.

Kids of Older Moms May Have a Leg Up on Their Peers

FRIDAY, April 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Although older women may face more potential pregnancy complications, their children seem to fare better in some ways over the long run, a new study suggests.

Health Tip: Avoid Alcohol While Nursing

(HealthDay News) -- Drinking alcohol while nursing can affect the taste of the milk baby gets, and the amount of milk that you produce. If you choose to drink alcohol, make sure you minimize the effects to your baby.

Two Genes May Raise Odds for Fraternal Twin Pregnancies

THURSDAY, April 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Although it's long been known that fraternal twins run in families, researchers say they've just pinpointed two genes that seem to be associated with having such twins.

Mom's Pre-Pregnancy Weight May Help Predict Child's Size

WEDNESDAY, April 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Toddlers whose mothers were overweight or obese before pregnancy may be more likely to be overweight, a new study suggests.

Spanking: More Harm Than Good?

WEDNESDAY, April 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Spare the rod and spoil the child?

Early Emotional Support May Help Kids Manage Feelings Later

TUESDAY, April 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Preschoolers given higher levels of emotional support from moms, dads or other caregivers tend to have better emotional health during their childhood and teen years, a new study suggests.

Rates of Severe Obesity Among U.S. Kids Still Rising: Study

TUESDAY, April 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Obesity continues to plague American kids, with a new study finding rates of severe obesity climbing over a 15-year period.

Certain Cancers Seem Less Likely for Kids of Hispanic Moms Born Outside U.S.

MONDAY, April 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Children of Hispanic mothers who weren't born in the United States may be at lower risk for some types of childhood cancers, a new study suggests.