State laws aimed at curbing an alarming rise in concussions among student athletes appear to be working.
Young football players are more likely to experience a brain-jarring hit to the head if they're part of a team's running and passing game or a fast-moving defender, a small study found.
Parents who struggle to get their children to follow a healthy diet may want to make dinnertime a pleasant experience, new research suggests.
In young people with type 1 diabetes, insulin pump therapy may offer better blood sugar control and fewer complications than daily injections of the vital hormone, new German research suggests.
Frequent college binge drinking markedly lowers the chances of landing a full-time job upon graduation, a new study suggests.
Taking a multivitamin during pregnancy may reduce a child's risk of developing autism, a new study suggests.
A new antibody "cocktail" promises to provide effective, if temporary, protection against the Zika virus, a new study reports.
Over the past 15 years, measles has gained a new foothold in the United States, likely due to parents choosing not to vaccinate their children, a new study suggests.
Tdap vaccination during pregnancy prevents whooping cough in about three-quarters of newborns -- but only about half of mothers-to-be get the shot, a new U.S. study reveals.
Flu season is fast approaching, and U.S. health officials are worried that this season could be a bad one.
Having high blood pressure during pregnancy may make your child more vulnerable to obesity, a new study suggests.
Grit and determination are not necessarily ingrained. Rather, they're qualities learned from a very young age, a new lab experiment demonstrates.
A combination antibody strategy could be the key to halting the spread of HIV, according to results from two promising animal studies.
Kids who start playing tackle football before age 12 have a higher risk of mental and behavioral problems in adulthood than their counterparts who began playing at older ages, a new study suggests.
A growing number of children and teens are turning up in U.S. emergency departments dependent on opioids -- including prescription painkillers and heroin, a new study finds.
Young people who've been infected with the H1N1 swine flu virus may be at increased risk for type 1 diabetes, a new study suggests.
Although older people have the highest suicide rates in the United States, a new study finds suicide attempts by younger adults -- especially those with mental disorders and less education -- are now on the rise.
During the nine months of pregnancy, many pregnant women have wondered -- would one or two glasses of wine really put my baby at risk?
Living near a park can help reduce asthma symptoms among children who live in cities, researchers say.
Children whose mothers took antidepressants during pregnancy may be at increased risk for psychiatric disorders themselves, a new study suggests.
Annual flu vaccines are appropriate for everyone aged 6 months or older, the American Academy of Pediatrics reminds parents.
If a gym visit elicits more grimaces than grins, you might be genetically predisposed to dislike exercise, Dutch researchers suggest.
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