Scans, ultrasound spot Zika brain defects
Scans, ultrasound spot Zika brain defects

Ultrasounds and MRIs during pregnancy and after birth can detect most Zika-related brain abnormalities in infants, researchers report.

Prolonged brain connections seen in adults with autism
Prolonged brain connections seen in adults with autism

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.

What's best for babies with recurring ear infections
What's best for babies with recurring ear infections

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.

Freeze-dried vaccine may help rid world of polio
Freeze-dried vaccine may help rid world of polio

A freeze-dried polio vaccine that could be used in locations without refrigeration might help doctors conquer the disease, researchers report.

Newly mapped genes may hold keys to ADHD
Newly mapped genes may hold keys to ADHD

Millions of American kids with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may have a genetic vulnerability to the disease, a new study suggests.

Brain changes seen in MRIs of young football players
Brain changes seen in MRIs of young football players

High-impact hits may affect the brain development of children and teens after just one season of football, preliminary research suggests.

Freeze-dried vaccine may help rid world of polio
Freeze-dried vaccine may help rid world of polio

A freeze-dried polio vaccine that could be used in locations without refrigeration might help doctors conquer the disease, researchers report.

Newly mapped genes may hold keys to ADHD
Newly mapped genes may hold keys to ADHD

Millions of American kids with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may have a genetic vulnerability to the disease, a new study suggests.

Brain changes seen in MRIs of young football players
Brain changes seen in MRIs of young football players

High-impact hits may affect the brain development of children and teens after just one season of football, preliminary research suggests.

Nearly 1 in 12 U.S. kids has a food allergy
Nearly 1 in 12 U.S. kids has a food allergy

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.

For kids' sports, diversification is best
For kids' sports, diversification is best

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.

Does air pollution raise autism risk?
Does air pollution raise autism risk?

Traffic-related air pollution may play a role in development of autism, new research suggests.

Many infants with milk allergy seem to outgrow it
Many infants with milk allergy seem to outgrow it

Milk allergy affects more than half of American infants who have food allergies in their first year of life, a new study finds.

Tracking preemies' head size may yield IQ clues
Tracking preemies' head size may yield IQ clues

Head-size measurements can help screen for long-term IQ problems in very premature or very low birth weight babies, researchers say.

Even young football players not immune to damage from head injuries
Even young football players not immune to damage from head injuries

The long-term effects of head injuries in football players begin at a young age, a new study finds.

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.

Colleges strain to keep up with students' mental health concerns
Colleges strain to keep up with students' mental health concerns

As stigmas surrounding mental health issues have eased, more U.S. college students are seeking help for emotional problems, a new study finds.

Sleep may speed kids' recovery from concussion
Sleep may speed kids' recovery from concussion

Good sleep helps speed young athletes recover from a concussion, a new study reports.

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.

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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?

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