Very Young Kids Often Use Tablets, Smartphones, Study Finds

SUNDAY, April 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Up to half of very young children use smartphones and tablets in some way before their first birthday, a new study finds. But parents still worry about their children's use of mobile media, a separate study says.

More Than 1 in 10 Teens Has Tried E-Cigarettes, Study Finds

SUNDAY, April 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- American teens' use of electronic cigarettes is growing, especially among those who also smoke tobacco cigarettes, according to a new study.

Just 1 Hour of Daily TV Boosts Kids' Obesity Risk, Study Suggests

SUNDAY, April 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Watching television, even for just an hour a day, may boost the risk that young children will be overweight or obese, according to new research.

Young Brains May Gain Skills When Parents Read to Kids

SATURDAY, April 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Whether it's Dr. Seuss or Beatrix Potter, when parents read to young children it may spur brain activity that supports early reading skills, a new study finds.

Phone-Focused Parents a Danger to Their Kids at Playground

SATURDAY, April 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Young children are more likely to suffer playground injuries when their parents are texting or talking on a cell phone, a new study shows.

Childhood Self-Control Linked to Better Job Prospects Later in Life

FRIDAY, April 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Self-control during childhood is associated with improved job opportunities later in life, a new study suggests.

Cigars Pose Dangers Similar to Cigarettes

FRIDAY, April 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking cigars carries the same risk of death as smoking cigarettes, a new review finds.

Baby Swings, Car Seats Not Safe for Sleeping

FRIDAY, April 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Using car seats, swings, bouncers and other carrying devices as sleeping places for infants puts them at risk for injury or death, a new study warns.

Childhood Abuse, Neglect Linked to High Blood Pressure in Adulthood

FRIDAY, April 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children who suffer abuse or neglect are at increased risk for high blood pressure when they're adults, new research suggests.

Health Tip: Preparing Your Child for Camp

(HealthDay News) -- Preparing your child for the start of camp can help ease the transition and make your child feel more secure.