Sleep, don't cram, before finals for better grades
Sleep, don't cram, before finals for better grades

It's a college tradition to pull "all-nighters" during final exams. But students may get better grades if they simply go to bed early, two new studies suggest.

Fetal kicks may help babies understand their bodies
Fetal kicks may help babies understand their bodies

When unborn babies kick in the womb, they may be developing awareness of their bodies, British researchers say.

Prolonged brain connections seen in adults with autism
Prolonged brain connections seen in adults with autism

Connections between different areas of the brain are sustained longer than usual in people with autism, perhaps explaining some of their symptoms, a new study suggests.

What's best for babies with recurring ear infections
What's best for babies with recurring ear infections

Infant ear infections can be a source of frustration for parents and babies alike. But there are steps to lessen them and, when they do occur, "less is more" is a better way to treat them.

Freeze-dried vaccine may help rid world of polio
Freeze-dried vaccine may help rid world of polio

A freeze-dried polio vaccine that could be used in locations without refrigeration might help doctors conquer the disease, researchers report.

Newly mapped genes may hold keys to ADHD
Newly mapped genes may hold keys to ADHD

Millions of American kids with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may have a genetic vulnerability to the disease, a new study suggests.

Brain changes seen in MRIs of young football players
Brain changes seen in MRIs of young football players

High-impact hits may affect the brain development of children and teens after just one season of football, preliminary research suggests.

Nearly 1 in 12 U.S. kids has a food allergy
Nearly 1 in 12 U.S. kids has a food allergy

Almost 8 percent of American children have food allergies, and 1 in 5 of those kids suffers an allergic reaction severe enough to wind up in the hospital, a new study finds.

For kids' sports, diversification is best
For kids' sports, diversification is best

If your kid is highly skilled at hockey but wants to try basketball, new research suggests you shouldn't worry about whether that might cost your child a college scholarship.

Does air pollution raise autism risk?
Does air pollution raise autism risk?

Traffic-related air pollution may play a role in development of autism, new research suggests.

Many infants with milk allergy seem to outgrow it
Many infants with milk allergy seem to outgrow it

Milk allergy affects more than half of American infants who have food allergies in their first year of life, a new study finds.

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