Health News

Parents' Weight Linked to Autism
The search for possible causes of autism has gone in a lot of different directions. But finding a link does not mean finding a cause.
Probiotics Didn’t Soothe Colicky Babies
Not being able to soothe a baby with colic, a condition in which the baby cries continually, can be frustrating. Would changing the baby’s diet would help prevent the colic?
Watching TV May Mean More Snacking For Kids
Spending a lot of time in front of a TV or computer screen can promote inactivity, especially in children. And inactivity may mean other unhealthy habits.
Obese Children Might Become Poorer Students as Teens
Childhood obesity can negatively affect a person's physical and mental health throughout life. It's possible that the condition might even be a barrier to academic and career success.   
Watching How Much Kids Watch TV
Children who spend a lot of time watching TV are more likely to be overweight, according to past research. But parents can make a difference.
Vodka Martinis Do Risk Baby's Health
When a pregnant woman drinks a martini, her fetus is exposed to the alcohol. Researchers have just confirmed that even small amounts of alcohol could seriously affect the baby's health.
Bedroom TVs Predicted Youth Weight Gain
By the time they reach adolescence, many children have a television in their bedroom. These bedroom TVs might reveal something about their weight.
More Activity Tied to Less Pain in Kids with Arthritis
For kids with arthritis, painful joints can limit activity. Trying to sort out the relationship between pain and activity in these kids could mean better therapies and quality of life.
Where Kids Get Their Caffeine
It seems caffeinated drinks are available everywhere you look, from traditional soft drinks to energy drinks. Children and teens have noted this availability as well.
Kids Who Played Sports Made Healthy Food Choices
Playing a sport is a healthy physical activity for kids, but does it promote healthy food and drink choices as well?