Health Tip: Help Toddlers Prepare for School

(HealthDay News) -- As your child nears school age, you should focus on developing skills to help ease the transition.

Health Tip: Comfort a Child With Croup

(HealthDay News) -- Croup is a respiratory infection common in young children, producing a bark-like cough.

Closeness Between Grandparents, Adult Grandkids May Ease Depression

MONDAY, Aug. 12 (HealthDay News) -- A good relationship between grandparents and their adult grandchildren can provide a psychological boost for both generations, according to a new study.

Ruling Out Unneeded Ankle X-Rays for Kids

MONDAY, Aug. 12 (HealthDay News) -- By using a simple rule to assess children's ankle injuries, doctors could reduce the use of X-rays by 22 percent -- and so spare kids unneeded radiation exposure, according to a new study.

Childhood Tummy Aches May Be Tied to Adult Anxiety, Depression

MONDAY, Aug. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Stomach pain is a common childhood complaint, and now a new study suggests it may place some kids at higher risk for anxiety disorders or depression as adults.

Obesity Risk Factors May Vary for Boys, Girls

MONDAY, Aug. 12 (HealthDay News) -- While some behaviors increase the risk of obesity for both boys and girls, new research shows there are gender differences.

Health Highlights: Aug. 12, 2013

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: