Drowning often quick, silent. How to spot someone in trouble

Summer is almost here and kids are ready to play in the ocean and swim in the pool. But would you know if one of your children was...

Plagued by mystery strokes, little boy will 'never give up'

Caelon Arthur and his family are not giving up. At just 4 years old, the North Carolina boy has suffered so many strokes in his short...

Overweight child star of Nike ad finds 'greatness,' loses 30 pounds

The overweight child star of a controversial Nike ad that aired during the 2012 Summer Olympics has shed 32 pounds in the past six months...

How much is enough? Help your kids get a good night's sleep

Poor sleep in kids has been linked to a raft of problems later in life, including obesity, learning difficulties, and the risk of mental...

Peanuts, eggs and milk OK for young babies, report finds

If you are concerned about your little one developing a food allergy, the right time to offer something like peanut butter may be earlier...

BPA exposure linked to children's asthma risk

Children exposed to the chemical bisphenol A, or BPA, may be at an increased risk for asthma, a new study suggests. During the study,...

More moms breast-feeding, but not long enough, report says

More U.S. mothers are breast-feeding their infants, but very few continue to do so for the recommended 12 months, a new report from the...

New rules aim to get rid of junk foods in schools

WASHINGTON - Most candy, high-calorie drinks and greasy meals could soon be on a food blacklist in the nation's schools. For the first...

'Huge' gaps in mental health care for children, experts warn

The U.S. mental health system has huge gaps that prevent many children with psychological problems from receiving effective treatment...

NYC beats LA at cutting low-income kids' obesity

NEW YORK - A new study shows New York City is doing better than Los Angeles in the battle against childhood obesity, at least for...

Mom who put 7-year-old on a diet: Girl now a 'healthy weight'

The Manhattan mother who caused an uproar last year with a controversial Vogue article about the strict diet she had her young, obese...

Colicky babies may have wrong gut bacteria

Doctors don't clearly understand why some babies cry excessively and others don't, but a new study suggests abnormal gut bacteria could...

Kids' DTap shot in thigh causes less problems than arm

Children who receive their DTaP vaccination in the thigh rather than the arm are less likely to have a bad reaction at the site of the...

One family's Christmas wish: A healthy heart for Teresa

Ed and Ann Bartlinski are hoping for their own miracle on 34th Street this year. They’re praying they’ll get the call to come to 34th...

Baby who swallowed feather out of hospital

HUTCHINSON, Kan. -- The father of a baby who apparently swallowed a feather from a pillow says she is home from the hospital in Kansas...

Dental chain accused of hurting kids, bilking taxpayers

Visits to the dentist can be upsetting for little children, but when Autum Archuleta took her son Nathan to a Small Smiles dental clinic...

Dad of missing cancer patient, 11: 'She's in very good hands'

Parents of a young leukemia patient whisked out of a Phoenix hospital last week say that she is fine and getting care now in Mexico....