Wrigley halts production of caffeine gum
Alert Energy Caffeine Gum was introduced earlier this month by Wrigley, a division of Mars Inc. One piece contains 40 mg of caffeine, the same amount found in
Study finds baby's spit-cleaned pacifier is OK
Research has shown that babies need to be exposed to a wide variety of bacteria, viruses and other organisms to help their immune systems develop and mature
Grieving dad helps kids get to chemo
Richard Nares organizes free rides to the hospital for poor children with cancer. Nares lost his own son, Emilio, to leukemia in 2000: "It's like he's still
New York school goes all-vegetarian
Active Learning Elementary School in Queens sees health and nutrition as part of educating the whole child
Childhood food, skin allergies on the rise
Food allergy prevalence increased from 3.4% to 5.1% between 1997 and 2011, while skin allergy prevalence more than doubled in the same time period.
Thousands of kids hurt yearly on amusement rides
The injuries ranged from head and neck problems to injuries to the face, arms and legs. Soft tissue injuries - damage to ligaments, muscles and tendons - were
Caffeinated chewing gum catches FDA's eye
A piece of Alert Energy Caffeine Gum has 40 mg of caffeine. The FDA is looking into the effects of added caffeine on kids, teens.
Pushing kids to eat may cause obesity later
Denying certain foods to children or pressuring them to eat every bit of a meal are common practices among many parents. But researchers found parents who
Baby food makers in California court over lead warnings
Some of the country's biggest baby food makers are defendants in the case, including Beech-Nut Nutrition, Del Monte Foods, Dole and Gerber.
More women getting pregnant after 40
By 40, a woman's chance is less than 5% per cycle of becoming pregnant
Lead poisoning toll revised to 1 in 38 young kids
The increase is the result of the government last year lowering the threshold for lead poisoning, so now more children are considered at risk.
Michelle Obama challenges kids with lunch contest
Children from across the nation will rub elbows with Michelle Obama and dine off fine china in the East Room of the White House this summer as part of a
Information overload: Finding fitness that works for you
Researching a health topic can lead to confusion, frustration for newbies
Too-early solid food could lead to problems for babies
The American Academy of Pediatrics now says babies shouldn't be eating solid food until they are about 6 months old.
Why teens may be behind on vaccinations
A new survey finds even though vaccines for certain teenage illnesses are available and are found to be safe, many parents aren't having their teens
Are doctors prescribing 'study drugs' to healthy kids?
Drugs that work well for kids with ADHD may have negative side effects for healthy children