FDA gets tough on juul, other e-cigarette makers
FDA gets tough on juul, other e-cigarette makers

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.

A needle-free flu vaccine in the mail? it might happen
A needle-free flu vaccine in the mail? it might happen

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?

Acne advice for returning students
Acne advice for returning students

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.

Can teen drivers be scared into safe driving?
Can teen drivers be scared into safe driving?

Is it possible that showing teenagers the real-life consequences of risky driving might make them safer drivers?

Talking to baby might boost middle school success
Talking to baby might boost middle school success

Time spent reading to toddlers or having "conversations" with them helps boost their intelligence and thinking skills, even a decade later, new research shows.

Acne advice for returning students
Acne advice for returning students

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.

Can teen drivers be scared into safe driving?
Can teen drivers be scared into safe driving?

Is it possible that showing teenagers the real-life consequences of risky driving might make them safer drivers?

Talking to baby might boost middle school success
Talking to baby might boost middle school success

Time spent reading to toddlers or having "conversations" with them helps boost their intelligence and thinking skills, even a decade later, new research shows.

Kids without access to good food face high blood pressure risk
Kids without access to good food face high blood pressure risk

Poor nutrition increases a child's risk of high blood pressure, a new study finds.

Fish oil pills during pregnancy might mean stronger, healthier kids
Fish oil pills during pregnancy might mean stronger, healthier kids

Taking fish oil supplements during pregnancy might translate into healthier growth in children during their first six years of life, a new study suggests.

Gene 'editing' in dog study shows promise for kids with muscular dystrophy
Gene 'editing' in dog study shows promise for kids with muscular dystrophy

For the first time, scientists report using gene-editing technology to halt the progression of muscular dystrophy in dogs -- suggesting a possible breakthrough for children with a form of the disease.

Depression strikes nearly 1 in 5 young adults with autism: study
Depression strikes nearly 1 in 5 young adults with autism: study

Depression affects almost 20 percent of young adults with autism, new research shows, a rate that's more than triple that seen in the general population.

Is a health secret hiding in your infant's diapers?
Is a health secret hiding in your infant's diapers?

Could baby poop hold the key to a healthy gut?

Put good health on your child's back-to-school checklist
Put good health on your child's back-to-school checklist

Parents should include medical checkups, updated health records and safety training on kids' back-to-school checklists, a group of emergency physicians advises.

Newborns' immune systems ramp up after birth
Newborns' immune systems ramp up after birth

A baby's immune system kicks into high gear immediately after birth, a new study finds.

Read any good books lately? No, teens say, we're too busy texting and online
Read any good books lately? No, teens say, we're too busy texting and online

One of every three American teens has not read a book just for the fun of it in a year, a new study finds.

Kids with Autism learn, grow with the 'social robot'
Kids with Autism learn, grow with the 'social robot'

Robots may hold the keys to social success for kids with autism.

When kids focus on 1 sport, overuse injuries rise
When kids focus on 1 sport, overuse injuries rise

Young athletes specializing in one sport may hope it's a ticket to an athletic scholarship in college, but a new analysis suggests the practice might also doom them to overuse injuries.

Radiation for childhood brain tumor can hinder memory
Radiation for childhood brain tumor can hinder memory

Radiation therapy for the most common childhood brain tumor can cause memory problems, new research suggests.

Kids' play is healthy, pediatricians' group says
Kids' play is healthy, pediatricians' group says

Play is a child's most important work, preschool teachers like to say, and a new American Academy of Pediatrics report wholeheartedly agrees.

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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.

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