Obese kids may have extra difficulty with schoolwork and coping under stress, a preliminary study suggests.
Babies who are prescribed antibiotics before they're 2 years old may be more likely to become obese children, new research suggests.
More men are delaying fatherhood, and new research suggests that might raise the risk of both birth complications and infant health problems.
Giving trace amounts of wheat to children with wheat allergy shows promise in treating the allergy, according to new research.
Children may suffer delayed language skills if their mothers come in contact with common chemicals called phthalates in early pregnancy, new research suggests.
Does getting a flu shot every year diminish its power to protect children?
One in six American kids struggles with obesity, and minorities struggle the most, a new report shows.
Children with asthma who live in areas with dirty air require emergency medical care more often than those with less exposure to air pollution, a new study finds.
Children with autism or developmental delays may be at increased risk for obesity, a new study finds.
Childhood obesity has been linked to a higher risk of type 2 diabetes and early heart disease, but new research now ties it to a sometimes crippling hip condition.
Cardboard baby boxes are gaining fans, but are they as safe as cribs and bassinets?
The number of genes known to be associated with autism now stands at 102, researchers report.
Fear of doctors is common among American preschoolers, and a trip to the pediatrician's office can cause equal anxiety for Mom and Dad.
Children with asthma are at increased risk for childhood obesity, a new study suggests.
School is in full swing, and with it comes a plethora of colds passed back and forth among kids.
Preschoolers who quickly pack on pounds may be at particular risk of becoming obese teenagers, a large new study finds.
Promises of healthier kids' meals have drawn increasing numbers of families back to fast food restaurants, but most kids are still being served unhealthy options, a new survey finds.
Influenza killed an estimated 80,000 Americans during last winter's flu season, making it the deadliest season in more than four decades, U.S. health officials reported Thursday.
If you're worried that too much "screen time" could be sapping your child's intelligence, new research suggests you might be right.
Most children who have mild to moderate reactions to a vaccine can safely receive booster shots, new research suggests.
Following years of decline, fatal car accidents involving teen drivers have accelerated in the United States, a leading group of U.S. pediatricians warns.