Lead poisoning has caused irreversible health problems for children in the city of Flint. Mayor Karen Weaver calls it a "man-made disaster" and says the situation is still dangerous.
A Canadian researcher finds that taking antidepressants while pregnant may increase the risk of having a child with autism spectrum disorder. But others say the real culprit may be depression itself.
Codeine can trigger rare, but life-threatening, breathing problems in kids. Food and Drug Administration advisers want to more tightly restrict the drug's use by anyone under 18.
Was it the enchilada pie? After three members of her family became miserably ill with gastroenteritis, a woman is determined to track down the microbial culprit. But the mystery may remain unsolved.
The first studies of cannabidiol show promise for treatment-resistant epilepsy, but researchers caution that these are preliminary results and bigger, better studies are needed.
Two cases in September raised concern about the country's low vaccination rate. And a new government campaign to inoculate kids is falling short.
In London, a nonprofit restaurant is peddling a more healthful version of a popular after-school meal — fried chicken — in an area where childhood obesity rates are well above the national average.
Sophie Sartain watched her grandmother take care of her intellectually disabled aunt, Dona, and thought that she could never be that devoted. Then her son was diagnosed with autism.
The Krispy Kreme Challenge Children's Specialty Clinic gets its name from a student-run charity race in Raleigh, N.C., that has already raised $1 million for kids. Still, some find the name unhealthy.
At least 19 young football players have died so far in 2015. Pediatricians are calling for changes in the way the game is played, including a move to non-tackle games.