Arm yourself against the coming flu season
Arm yourself against the coming flu season

If the last flu season is any indication, you need to take steps now to protect yourself against infection, an infectious diseases expert warns.

Obesity may harm kids' academics, coping skills
Obesity may harm kids' academics, coping skills

Obese kids may have extra difficulty with schoolwork and coping under stress, a preliminary study suggests.

Antibiotics during infancy may up childhood obesity risk
Antibiotics during infancy may up childhood obesity risk

Babies who are prescribed antibiotics before they're 2 years old may be more likely to become obese children, new research suggests.

Dad's age may play role in pregnancy outcomes
Dad's age may play role in pregnancy outcomes

More men are delaying fatherhood, and new research suggests that might raise the risk of both birth complications and infant health problems.

Building tolerance helps kids with wheat allergy
Building tolerance helps kids with wheat allergy

Giving trace amounts of wheat to children with wheat allergy shows promise in treating the allergy, according to new research.

Keeping your teen driver safe
Keeping your teen driver safe

Rules for new drivers instituted in Massachusetts back in 2007 have led to fewer car crashes, including fewer deadly crashes, among drivers in their teens.

Common chemical tied to language delay in kids
Common chemical tied to language delay in kids

Children may suffer delayed language skills if their mothers come in contact with common chemicals called phthalates in early pregnancy, new research suggests.

Getting flu shot annually won't undermine its effectiveness in kids
Getting flu shot annually won't undermine its effectiveness in kids

Does getting a flu shot every year diminish its power to protect children?

Obesity a painful reality for 1 in 6 U.S. youths
Obesity a painful reality for 1 in 6 U.S. youths

One in six American kids struggles with obesity, and minorities struggle the most, a new report shows.

Don't blame just air pollution for asthma in kids
Don't blame just air pollution for asthma in kids

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.

Kids with autism, delays more likely to be overweight by age 5: study
Kids with autism, delays more likely to be overweight by age 5: study

Children with autism or developmental delays may be at increased risk for obesity, a new study finds.

Disabling hip ailment is another health risk for obese kids
Disabling hip ailment is another health risk for obese kids

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.

Experts sound warning about 'baby boxes'
Experts sound warning about 'baby boxes'

Cardboard baby boxes are gaining fans, but are they as safe as cribs and bassinets?

Number of autism genes now tops 100
Number of autism genes now tops 100

The number of genes known to be associated with autism now stands at 102, researchers report.

What kids -- and parents -- fear most at the doctor's office
What kids -- and parents -- fear most at the doctor's office

Fear of doctors is common among American preschoolers, and a trip to the pediatrician's office can cause equal anxiety for Mom and Dad.

Add asthma to list of possible causes of childhood obesity
Add asthma to list of possible causes of childhood obesity

Children with asthma are at increased risk for childhood obesity, a new study suggests.

Skip the cold meds for kids under 6, experts say
Skip the cold meds for kids under 6, experts say

School is in full swing, and with it comes a plethora of colds passed back and forth among kids.

Path to obesity may start in preschool
Path to obesity may start in preschool

Preschoolers who quickly pack on pounds may be at particular risk of becoming obese teenagers, a large new study finds.

Fast foods' healthier options might not help kids eat better
Fast foods' healthier options might not help kids eat better

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.

With 80,000 flu deaths last season, experts urge vaccination
With 80,000 flu deaths last season, experts urge vaccination

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.

Can too much screen time dumb down your kid?
Can too much screen time dumb down your kid?

If you're worried that too much "screen time" could be sapping your child's intelligence, new research suggests you might be right.

Booster shots safe for most kids who have vaccine reaction: study
Booster shots safe for most kids who have vaccine reaction: study

Most children who have mild to moderate reactions to a vaccine can safely receive booster shots, new research suggests.

More needs to be done to keep teen drivers safe, pediatricians say
More needs to be done to keep teen drivers safe, pediatricians say

Following years of decline, fatal car accidents involving teen drivers have accelerated in the United States, a leading group of U.S. pediatricians warns.

Milk straight from breast best for baby's weight
Milk straight from breast best for baby's weight

Breast milk from the bottle may not have as many benefits for a baby's weight as feeding straight from the breast, a new study suggests.

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