Health Tip: Help Your Underweight Child Gain Safely

(HealthDay News) -- If your kids are underweight, it doesn't mean you should fill them with junk food to put on extra pounds.

3 in 4 Youngsters Exposed to Laundry Pod Detergent Suffer Poisoning

THURSDAY, July 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Brightly colored laundry detergent pods pose a much greater risk to young children than other types of detergents, a new study finds.

Helping a Child Manage a Chronic Illness

THURSDAY, July 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Children and teens who feel confident handling a chronic illness on their own appear better able to learn to manage their health as adults, a new study finds.

Noisy Homes Can Slow a Toddler's Vocabulary

THURSDAY, July 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Background noise can hamper a toddler's ability to learn new words, a new study suggests.

Much-Maligned Pigeon May Be a Lead Detective

WEDNESDAY, July 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Though pigeons are generally considered a city-dwelling nuisance, researchers have found that these "rats of the sky" can be used to monitor levels of lead and other toxic compounds in cities.

New Treatments Helping Kids With Juvenile Arthritis

WEDNESDAY, July 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- New treatments for juvenile arthritis offer hope to children with the chronic autoimmune condition, doctors say.

Health Tip: Kids Should Wear Life Jackets

(HealthDay News) -- Life jackets, when used and fitted properly, provide extra safety for children in or around water.

Cutting Down on Sweets Can Help Kids' Hearts

TUESDAY, July 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Cutting sugar -- not calories -- is the key to reducing the risk of heart disease among obese children, a new study suggests.

Obese Teens Take Weight-Loss Surgery in Stride

MONDAY, July 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Severely obese teens who have weight-loss surgery may be able to walk faster and with less pain afterwards, new research suggests.

'Cool' Factor Often Spurs Teens to Try E-Cigarettes

MONDAY, July 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- E-cigarette makers say the products can help adults stop smoking, but new research suggests many teens use the devices because they seem cool, new and fun.