The number of genes known to be associated with autism now stands at 102, researchers report.
Fear of doctors is common among American preschoolers, and a trip to the pediatrician's office can cause equal anxiety for Mom and Dad.
Children with asthma are at increased risk for childhood obesity, a new study suggests.
School is in full swing, and with it comes a plethora of colds passed back and forth among kids.
Preschoolers who quickly pack on pounds may be at particular risk of becoming obese teenagers, a large new study finds.
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.
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.
If you're worried that too much "screen time" could be sapping your child's intelligence, new research suggests you might be right.
Most children who have mild to moderate reactions to a vaccine can safely receive booster shots, new research suggests.
Following years of decline, fatal car accidents involving teen drivers have accelerated in the United States, a leading group of U.S. pediatricians warns.
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.
By fourth grade, girls in the United States read and write better than boys, a new study reveals.
More American women than ever are having twins, triplets, quadruplets and even quintuplets, and it's not just because some are using fertility treatments, new research shows.
Many American teens are sleep-deprived, and parents blame their attachment to electronics, new survey results show.
Calling the use of electronic cigarettes a burgeoning epidemic among teens, the U.S Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday announced a crackdown on the sale of Juuls and other flavored e-cigarette devices to minors.
Instead of visiting the doctor each fall, sitting in a waiting room filled with the sniffling, sneezing masses -- what if you could just slap on a flu vaccine "patch" sent in the mail?
As if the start of a new school year isn't stressful enough, many teens may find their acne worsens when classes start, a skin doctor says.
Is it possible that showing teenagers the real-life consequences of risky driving might make them safer drivers?
Time spent reading to toddlers or having "conversations" with them helps boost their intelligence and thinking skills, even a decade later, new research shows.