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.
Ultrasounds and MRIs during pregnancy and after birth can detect most Zika-related brain abnormalities in infants, researchers report.
If you're shopping for toys this holiday season, make sure some simple, old-fashioned items are on your list, pediatricians say.
When unborn babies kick in the womb, they may be developing awareness of their bodies, British researchers say.
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.
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.
A freeze-dried polio vaccine that could be used in locations without refrigeration might help doctors conquer the disease, researchers report.
Millions of American kids with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may have a genetic vulnerability to the disease, a new study suggests.
High-impact hits may affect the brain development of children and teens after just one season of football, preliminary research suggests.
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.
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.
Traffic-related air pollution may play a role in development of autism, new research suggests.
Milk allergy affects more than half of American infants who have food allergies in their first year of life, a new study finds.
Head-size measurements can help screen for long-term IQ problems in very premature or very low birth weight babies, researchers say.
The long-term effects of head injuries in football players begin at a young age, a new study finds.
If the last flu season is any indication, you need to take steps now to protect yourself against infection, an infectious diseases expert warns.
As stigmas surrounding mental health issues have eased, more U.S. college students are seeking help for emotional problems, a new study finds.
Good sleep helps speed young athletes recover from a concussion, a new study reports.
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.
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.
Children may suffer delayed language skills if their mothers come in contact with common chemicals called phthalates in early pregnancy, new research suggests.