Be sure to put vaccinations on your children's back-to-school lists, whether they're just starting school or heading off to college, experts say.
You eagerly await baby's first words and delight at his growing vocabulary. But that excitement may cause you to miss speech problems that should be corrected quickly.
Donji Cullenbine's young son, Alex, has autism, but when he put on a pair of Google Glass smartglasses they helped him recognize the emotions of others through their facial expressions.
People often urge moms-to-be to get plenty of sleep before the baby comes. Now, researchers report that good sleep during pregnancy might also lower the risk of premature delivery.
Most states require school athletes to have a sports physical, and now is the time to book it, doctors say.
If you ever wonder why you never managed to finish college, some of the explanation may lie in your DNA.
A severe allergic reaction to food is much less serious in infants than in toddlers and older children, a new study concludes.
Students gain when teachers focus on positive behavior.
Children with autism show abnormalities in a deep brain circuit that typically makes socializing enjoyable, a new study finds.
Doctors are supposed to screen young children to see if they're learning basic skills. But only 17 percent of kids get this critical testing in some places in the United States, a new study finds.
An experimental HIV vaccine was safe and triggered strong immune responses in healthy adults and in monkeys, researchers report.
If there's one thing frazzled new parents crave, it's that their baby sleeps well.
Playing sports offers plenty of fitness and other developmental benefits for kids, but injuries are common
Moms can play a big role in combating America's childhood obesity epidemic, researchers contend.
When planning your Fourth of July outing, remember sun protection for youngsters.
The risk of miscarriage and birth defects due to Zika virus infection during pregnancy may be much higher than thought, research in monkeys suggests.
Good relationships between siblings can help them cope with conflicts between their parents, a new study finds.
Student athletes who specialize in one sport year-round could lose out in academics and other fields, a new study finds.
Taking vitamin D supplements does not reduce the risk of pregnancy-related high blood pressure or pre-eclampsia, a new study finds.
More than half of American parents say they've considered keeping their children out of sports over concerns about injuries, a new survey finds.
More than 2.2 million American children a year -- or about 25 an hour -- were treated in emergency departments for bicycle-related injuries over a 10-year period, a new study finds.
It's important for children to socialize during their summer holidays, a family medicine and psychiatry expert says.
The damaging effects of a concussion are well-known, and new research finds the injuries are common among U.S. high school students.
Babies exposed to antidepressants during their mother's pregnancy may face a slightly higher chance of having problems with their motor skills, a new review suggests.
Letting any teen behind the wheel of a car is nerve-wracking for parents, but if your teen has autism, you may wonder if driving is even possible.