Health News

Health Tip: Let Kids Play

— Regular exercise has plenty of benefits for kids, too, the American Heart Association says. Here’s the AHA’s list of how physical activity specifically helps children: It helps improve a child’s sleep patterns. It helps boost your child’s mood and energy. It helps the child unwind from the stresses of the day. It helps improve […]

Kids Health

Nicole Kidman Talks Work, Kids & Tabloid Gossip

Actor Nicole Kidman and her husband (none other than country singer Keith Urban) share two daughters — Faith, 7, and Sunday, 10 — and Kidman hopes her work creating characters has a positive effect on them, especially since the family has to deal with ridiculous tabloid gossip all the time. Kidman and Urban are just […]

Kids Health

Chrissy Teigen Says Having Kids Changed Her Sex Life

Chrissy Teigen is busy. When she’s not cooking up new ideas (literally) for her cookbooks, holding the Trump administration accountable at public rallies, hosting a hit reality TV series or making her millions of fans laugh on Twitter, you can find her parenting her two adorable children, Miles and Luna. Something you won’t hear about […]

Kids Health

I'm Addicted to Buying My Kids Retro Toys on eBay

Mattel is revamping tiny ’90s toy favorite Polly Pocket and bringing her to a brand-new audience next month. I was excited to hear about this after dropping a nice chunk of change on eBay procuring “vintage” early-’90s Polly compacts for my 5-year-old daughter’s birthday. There’s something so satisfying about gifting my kids toys from my […]

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ADHD Rates Rising Sharply in U.S. Kids

FRIDAY, Aug. 31, 2018 — The number of ADHD diagnoses among children has risen dramatically in the past two decades, going from 6 percent to 10 percent, a new report shows. However, it’s still an open question whether all of these diagnoses represent a true increase in ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) among kids, said […]

Health Problems

Tailored drug cocktails offer hope to kids with aggressive brain tumors

UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals are harnessing next-generation genomic technology to develop individualized drug cocktails in a new trial for children with a type of malignant brain tumor. This precision-medicine approach offers a new strategy in the treatment for high-grade glioma, an intractable brain cancer in which survival has plateaued for decades. In the trial, UCSF […]

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UK mulls ban on sale of energy drinks to kids

Britain’s government launched a public consultation Thursday over plans to ban the sale of energy drinks to young people, as it grapples with some of Western Europe’s worst child obesity rates. Prime Minister Theresa May wants to prevent retailers from selling popular energy drinks, such as Red Bull, Monster and Relentless, to children because of […]

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Store Tobacco Ads Help Get Kids Vaping

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 22, 2018 — Tobacco displays and advertising in convenience stores make teens more willing to try electronic cigarettes, researchers say. E-cigarettes are the most commonly used smoking products among young people in the United States. The study, which included 160 middle and high school students between 11 and 17 years of age, was […]