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Bullying Rates Drop Among American Teens: Study

American teens are much less likely to engage in bullying than they were a decade ago, new research suggests.
1 in 13 U.S. Schoolkids Takes Psych Meds: Report

More than 7 percent of American schoolchildren are taking at least one medication for emotional or behavioral difficulties, a new government report shows.
Kids' Genetic Risk for Obesity Rises With Age, Study Finds

As children get older, genes appear to play an increasing role in whether some kids become heavier than their peers, a new study indicates.
Health Tip: Signs Your Child Has An Overuse Injury

Children's bodies are still growing, which can make them more susceptible to overuse injuries as they enjoy sports and physical activity.
Bowel Illnesses Sometimes Coincide in Kids

Children suffering from irritable bowel syndrome are four times more likely than other kids to have a condition called celiac disease -- an allergy to gluten -- Italian researchers report.
Language Problems Common for Kids With ADHD, Study Finds

Children who have attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder are nearly three times more likely to have language problems than kids without ADHD, according to new research.
Too Much Codeine Still Prescribed to U.S. Kids: Study

Emergency room physicians still hand out hundreds of thousands of codeine prescriptions for children every year, despite warnings that kids' responses to codeine vary wildly and the drug can cause an accidental overdose, a new study finds.
If Kids Think Someone's Watching, They're More Likely to Wash Their Hands

Hand washing is one of the best ways to prevent infectious diseases, and placing cameras over sinks might boost youngsters' hand hygiene, new research suggests.
Health Tip: If Your Child is Constipated

Constipation among children often isn't worth worrying about, and resolves on its own. But you shouldn't ignore signs that the problem may be serious, and that your child should be examined by a doctor.
Tonsillectomy May Spur Weight Gain in Kids, But Won't Cause Obesity: Study

Some children gain weight after having their tonsils removed, but this weight gain is typically confined to younger, underweight children and doesn't seem to add to obesity rates, a new study finds.

 

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