Kids' Health News

Teens often take calls from parents whilst driving

Parents play a direct role in distracted teen driving, with more than half of teens talking on cellphones with their mother or father while driving, according to new research presented at the...

Potential effects of legalization of marijuana on youth

Frequent marijuana use can have a significant negative effect on the brains of teenagers and young adults, including cognitive decline, poor attention and memory, and decreased IQ, according to...

Concussions from top-of-head impact 'more severe'

According to a new study from the American Academy of Pediatrics, concussions arising from a blow to the top of the head are more likely to make young athletes lose consciousness.

Let safety rule in school backpack choice

Celebrities, character, and popular designs like Transformers, One Direction, and Frozen may be what's on your child's mind; but when it comes to the kind of backpack to purchase for school, safety...

Why are teens fearless?

Three new studies appearing in Teenage Brains: Think Different?, a special issue of the journal Developmental Neuroscience, offer unprecedented insights into brain mechanisms that may predispose...

New pediatric nutrition screening tool

Pediatric inpatients with poor nutrition are at greater risk for problems with their immune systems, physical and cognitive development, and clinical outcomes.