Antibiotic Use Before Age 2 Might Raise Obesity Risk, Study Says

MONDAY, Sept. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Children who are given broad-spectrum antibiotics before the age of 2 may face a slightly higher risk of becoming obese during childhood, new research suggests.

Obese in Adolescence, Colon Cancer in Later Life?

MONDAY, Sept. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Obesity and inflammation in late adolescence are associated with increased risk for colon and rectal cancer in adulthood, a new study of Swedish males suggests.

40 States, District of Columbia Reporting Respiratory Virus That Targets Kids

MONDAY, Sept. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Forty states and the District of Columbia now have a total of 277 confirmed cases of Enterovirus D68, the severe respiratory illness that typically targets children, U.S. health officials are reporting.

ADHD Can Hamper School Performance as Early as 2nd Grade, Study Says

MONDAY, Sept. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder can harm a child's academic performance and social skills as early as the second grade, a new Australian study contends.

After-School Exercise Yields Brain Gains: Study

MONDAY, Sept. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Regular daily exercise appears to improve children's attention and multi-tasking skills, according to a new study.

Health Tip: Building a Safe Swing Set

(HealthDay News) -- If you're assembling a swing set, take steps to make sure it's properly assembled and safe for your child.

Ban Electronics in Kids' Bedrooms, Expert Says

FRIDAY, Sept. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Electronic devices can keep kids up at night and should be banned from the bedroom, according to experts from Stony Brook Children's Hospital in New York.

Preemies May Have Stronger Immune Systems Than Suspected

FRIDAY, Sept. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A baby's immune system is stronger than previously thought, a new study indicates.

Health Tip: Keep Your Child's Weight Down

(HealthDay News) -- Children between ages 8 and 15 who are in the upper half of their normal weight range are more likely than their leaner peers to become obese or overweight as young adults, research shows.

E-Cigarette Use Among Adult Nonsmokers Levels Off: CDC

THURSDAY, Sept. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that e-cigarette use by American adults who don't smoke has stalled.