No link between Tdap vaccine, autism: study
No link between Tdap vaccine, autism: study

Children born to women who got the Tdap vaccine during pregnancy have no greater risk of autism than other kids, a new study finds.

Recognizing early childhood speech problems
Recognizing early childhood speech problems

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.

Google Glass helps kids with autism navigate emotions of others
Google Glass helps kids with autism navigate emotions of others

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.

Better sleep during pregnancy may cut odds of preemie birth
Better sleep during pregnancy may cut odds of preemie birth

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.

How to get your kids to eat better
How to get your kids to eat better

If you want to keep your kids at a healthy weight, show them, don't tell them.

Take time out now for school sports physicals
Take time out now for school sports physicals

Most states require school athletes to have a sports physical, and now is the time to book it, doctors say.

Almost 1,300 genes seem tied to academic success
Almost 1,300 genes seem tied to academic success

If you ever wonder why you never managed to finish college, some of the explanation may lie in your DNA.

Food allergies less severe in infants: study
Food allergies less severe in infants: study

A severe allergic reaction to food is much less serious in infants than in toddlers and older children, a new study concludes.

Top of teachers' to-do list: focus on the positives
Top of teachers' to-do list: focus on the positives

Students gain when teachers focus on positive behavior.

Brain scans yield more clues to autism
Brain scans yield more clues to autism

Children with autism show abnormalities in a deep brain circuit that typically makes socializing enjoyable, a new study finds.

Many young kids not screened for developmental delays
Many young kids not screened for developmental delays

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.

Experimental HIV vaccine shows promise in early trial
Experimental HIV vaccine shows promise in early trial

An experimental HIV vaccine was safe and triggered strong immune responses in healthy adults and in monkeys, researchers report.

Want good sleep for baby? Food may be key
Want good sleep for baby? Food may be key

If there's one thing frazzled new parents crave, it's that their baby sleeps well.

Sports safety: it's not just child's play
Sports safety: it's not just child's play

Playing sports offers plenty of fitness and other developmental benefits for kids, but injuries are common

To fight childhood obesity, moms to the rescue
To fight childhood obesity, moms to the rescue

Moms can play a big role in combating America's childhood obesity epidemic, researchers contend.

Don't skip kids' sun protection on the Fourth
Don't skip kids' sun protection on the Fourth

When planning your Fourth of July outing, remember sun protection for youngsters.

Zika dangers during pregnancy may be worse than thought
Zika dangers during pregnancy may be worse than thought

The risk of miscarriage and birth defects due to Zika virus infection during pregnancy may be much higher than thought, research in monkeys suggests.

Close siblings can ease the pain of family conflict
Close siblings can ease the pain of family conflict

Good relationships between siblings can help them cope with conflicts between their parents, a new study finds.

Focus on just one sport risks burnout for teens
Focus on just one sport risks burnout for teens

Student athletes who specialize in one sport year-round could lose out in academics and other fields, a new study finds.

No proof vitamin D lowers blood pressure in pregnancy: study
No proof vitamin D lowers blood pressure in pregnancy: study

Taking vitamin D supplements does not reduce the risk of pregnancy-related high blood pressure or pre-eclampsia, a new study finds.

Many parents say sports can be too dangerous for kids
Many parents say sports can be too dangerous for kids

More than half of American parents say they've considered keeping their children out of sports over concerns about injuries, a new survey finds.

25 U.S. kids treated in ERs every hour for bike injuries
25 U.S. kids treated in ERs every hour for bike injuries

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.

For kids, summer is time for other types of learning
For kids, summer is time for other types of learning

It's important for children to socialize during their summer holidays, a family medicine and psychiatry expert says.

2.5 million U.S. high school students had a concussion in past year
2.5 million U.S. high school students had a concussion in past year

The damaging effects of a concussion are well-known, and new research finds the injuries are common among U.S. high school students.

Could antidepressants during pregnancy slow a child's motor skills?
Could antidepressants during pregnancy slow a child's motor skills?

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.

Many young people with autism can become safe drivers: study
Many young people with autism can become safe drivers: study

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.

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