News from university of michigan c.s. mott children's hospital national poll on children's health A wide array of domestic and global news stories; news topics include politics / government, business, technology, religion, sports/entertainment, science/nature, and health/lifestyle. Articles that appear in this section may be written in English or other languages, as well.

Nov 17, 2014, 10:02 ET

74 percent of parents would remove their kids from daycare if other children are unvaccinated

 Most parents agree that all children in daycare centers should be vaccinated, and that daycare providers should be checking vaccine records...

Sep 22, 2014, 11:58 ET

Online ratings influence parents' choices of physicians for their children

Almost three-quarters (74%) of parents are aware of online rating sites for physicians, and more than one-quarter (28%) have used those online...

Aug 11, 2014, 10:40 ET

School violence, gun-related injury among top 10 child health concerns nationally

 Childhood obesity remains the top health concern for children in 2014, but when asked about national concerns, adults put school violence and...

Jul 21, 2014, 11:17 ET

Parents want info about circumcision, not directives from healthcare providers

Most parents expect healthcare providers to answer their questions about circumcision, but they don't want a specific recommendation on the...

Jun 16, 2014, 11:45 ET

Cover the bases: sports physicals are no substitute for comprehensive checkups

Nearly half of parents say any qualified health care provider – not just a child's usual provider – can do a sports physical,according...

May 20, 2014, 10:01 ET

Parents of overweight kids more likely to give schools failing grades for fighting obesity

Parents – especially those of overweight children – give schools a failing grade for efforts to encourage healthy habits that combat...

Apr 29, 2014, 11:34 ET

Screening out: what are parents doing to limit screen time for young children?

About 25 percent of parents who have children aged two to five say their children get three or more hours of entertainment screen time a day, well...

Feb 26, 2014, 11:23 ET

Uninsured parents don't take breastfeeding classes, even though breast is best

Just 12 percent of parents without insurance coverage take breastfeeding support classes that can offer crucial support and encourage new moms to...

Nov 26, 2013, 10:47 ET

Medical research needs kids, but two-thirds of parents unaware of opportunities

Almost half of parents said they'd allow their children to take part if their child had the disease being studied, according to U-M's National Poll...

Apr 22, 2013, 10:27 ET

40 percent of parents give young kids cough/cold medicine that they shouldn't

Many parents disregard label warnings, give children under age 4 common medicines, according to new U-M National Poll on Children's Health...

Feb 18, 2013, 09:15 ET

When selecting a child's doctor, families prefer grapevine over online ratings

However, younger parents are more likely to say online scores for physicians are very important, according to U-M's National Poll on Children's...

Dec 10, 2012, 10:27 ET

Earphones, music players on kids' holiday gift lists? Add a hearing screening

Parents are loud and clear: both teens and tweens should get tested for hearing loss, according to U-M's National Poll on Children's Health...

Nov 19, 2012, 11:17 ET

Two-thirds of adults say kids should be 13 to use Internet alone; most support stronger protections

Public supports expanding federal laws regulating Internet and social media, according to U-M's National Poll on Children's Health  The...

Sep 17, 2012, 11:59 ET

Only half of adults say schools should take action when kids bully with social isolation

Most adults say schools should take action when bullies threaten physical safety, embarrass others, according to U-M's National Poll on Children's...

Jul 18, 2012, 12:44 ET

Parental consent for HPV vaccine should not be waived, poll says

Most adults say parents should be involved in decision for adolescents to get the vaccination that protects against genital warts, cervical cancer...

Jun 18, 2012, 10:19 ET

Presidential candidates should address childhood obesity and bullying, poll says

Adults agree on top children's health issues regardless of political party affiliation, according to U-M's National Poll on Children's Health...

May 14, 2012, 08:19 ET

Pay-to-play sports keeping lower-income kids out of the game

Nearly 1 in 5 lower-income parents report costs forced their children to cut back on sports, according to U-M's National Poll on Children's...

Apr 16, 2012, 13:39 ET

Nearly 1 in 4 Grandparents Store Prescription Medicines Where Children can Easily Find Them

Two-thirds of adults support single-dose packaging to avoid accidental poisoning, according to U-M's National Poll on Children's Health...

Mar 20, 2012, 14:09 ET

For Youth Sexting: Public Supports Education, Not Criminal Charges

New National Poll on Children's Health report measures public opinion about legislation addressing teens who send sexually explicit text...