Health News

Exercise May Help Kids Focus
Exercise improves health in many ways. And a new study suggests it may help children who have problems focusing at school.
US Kids May Eat Too Much Salt
Cravings for salty snacks can start young, but so can health issues like high blood pressure. A new report found that the sodium intake of US kids may be cause for concern.
Sleepy Teens Could Face Serious Health Problems
Staying up late, watching TV at night and drinking coffee may not seem like dangerous activities, but they can seriously harm adolescents' health.
Consumer Reports to FDA: Bring Back List of Lower-Mercury Fish
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) wants women of childbearing age and young children to eat more fish that are lower in mercury. But Consumer Reports is taking issue with some of the FDA's recommendations and actions.
Checking in on US Kids' Midsections
Obesity among American children has been the focus of public health officials for some time — and there is some evidence of success.
Most Kids Eat Fruits and Vegetables Every Day
Many parents may face the age-old struggle of convincing their kids to eat fruits and vegetables. But a new study suggests kids are more willing to eat these foods than parents might think.
The Importance of Physical Activity in Fresh Air for Youths
Children and teens are spending less time participating in physical activities and more time indoors in front of screens. New research shows what getting some fresh air can do for young people's health.
Obesity's Role in Newborn Fat Mass
Parents play a crucial part in keeping their children healthy. For mothers, that influence starts when their baby is in the womb.
FDA and EPA Update Advice on Eating Fish
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today updated advice for pregnant women and young children about eating fish.
Divorce Could Affect Children's Weight
When two parents get divorced, their children might experience some emotional hardship. But what about physical hardships?