Doctors not talking about newer meningitis vaccine
Doctors not talking about newer meningitis vaccine

Many U.S. doctors aren't telling teenaged patients and their parents about a newer vaccine for potentially deadly bacterial meningitis infections, a new study finds.

Getting kids ready for the new school year
Getting kids ready for the new school year

There are a number of things you can do to ensure your kids have a smooth start to the new school year.

Give your child a head start with math
Give your child a head start with math

Many kids struggle with math -- and for a number of reasons.

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.

Elective labor induction may cut c-section risk
Elective labor induction may cut c-section risk

Contrary to what doctors have thought, women who opt to have their labor induced in the 39th week of pregnancy do not face a heightened risk of cesarean section, a new clinical trial finds.

For school kids, vaccines are key
For school kids, vaccines are key

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.

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.