Despite Pockets of Resistance, Most U.S. Kids Getting Vaccinated

THURSDAY, Aug. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More than nine out of 10 U.S. children entered kindergarten last school year protected with the proper immunizations, federal health officials reported Thursday.

Healthier School Meals Offered Across U.S., Feds Finds

THURSDAY, Aug. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Most U.S. schools are offering healthier meals that feature more fruits and vegetables, more whole grains and less salt, a new government study reports.

Even Short Bouts of Activity May Help Kids' Health

THURSDAY, Aug. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Even brief spurts of exercise may benefit children, researchers report.

Health Tip: Balance Homework With Down Time

(HealthDay News) -- Developing healthy homework habits can help your child succeed in school. But be sure to reserve time for exercise and play.

Oldest Sister at Greater Risk of Obesity, Study Contends

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Firstborn girls are more likely to be overweight or obese in adulthood than their younger sisters, results of a new study suggest.

Mixed Findings on Pot's Effect on the Developing Brain

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Marijuana's potential effect on brain structure remains a subject of intense scientific scrutiny, but mixed results have emerged from two of the latest studies on the topic.

Medical Groups Endorse Early Exposure to Peanut Products for High-Risk Infants

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Infants at high risk for peanut allergies should be given foods containing peanuts before they reach the age of 1 year, a new consensus statement from 10 medical groups states.

Many Kids Tossing Fruits, Veggies in Trash Since New U.S. School Lunch Rules

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More fruits and vegetables ended up in the garbage after the U.S. government introduced a rule requiring fruits and vegetables to be included with school lunches, a new study finds.

Many Parents Put 'Food Pressure' on Their Kids, Study Finds

TUESDAY, Aug. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research finds that parents of overweight kids are more likely to restrict their children's food intake -- a potentially bad idea -- if they themselves are carrying extra pounds.

Health Tip: Your Child's Bowel Function

(HealthDay News) -- Every child has different bowel habits, but certain signs may indicate a medical problem.