A new study of pregnant women in the Caribbean further confirms that Zika virus causes birth defects, particularly if infection occurs early in pregnancy.
Electronic cigarettes do little to help smokers quit, and could actually increase the likelihood that teens and young adults will start smoking, a new study suggests.
A growing number of U.S. kids are ending up in the intensive care unit after overdosing on prescription painkillers or other opioids, a new study finds.
Take good prenatal care of yourself and not only will you have a healthier baby, you'll also lower his or her risk of type 2 diabetes, obesity and heart disease later in life.
Schools across the country are issuing special report cards that assess a student's weight and health -- but parents often don't believe what they're seeing, a small study shows.
One of the main features of Obamacare -- providing insurance for adults under age 26 through their parents' health plan -- allowed many pregnant young women to obtain prenatal care, new research shows.
For young people with autism, the leap to adulthood can feel like jumping off a cliff, but researchers may be zeroing in on a safety net.
As if preemies didn't face enough struggles, a new study finds they have more difficulty making friends, though things improve once they start school.
Highly caffeinated energy drinks aren't safe for children and teens, and should not be marketed to them, a leading sports medicine organization warns.
By examining brain tissue, researchers say they've found similarities in certain mental illnesses, including autism and schizophrenia.
More U.S. children may be living with brain damage from prenatal drinking than experts have thought, a new study suggests.
If your child is among the 10 percent of kids with asthma, you want to do everything you can to control it.
Fetal brain damage caused by the Zika virus can go undetected in pregnancy, and can occur even if a baby's head size is normal, research in monkeys suggests.
Talk therapy can be a cost-effective way to treat teens with depression who don't take or stop using antidepressants, a new study finds.
Parents are mistaken if they think giving their teens alcohol removes drinking-related risks, a groundbreaking Australian study finds.
Most American teenagers are plagued by too little sleep, which can hurt their health and their school performance, federal health officials said Thursday.
In yet another example of how far-reaching the fallout from America's opioid epidemic is, researchers report that babies exposed to these narcotics while in the womb run the risk of certain head and neck abnormalities.
Men who started drinking in their teens are at increased risk for liver disease, Swedish researchers report.
A group of former National Football League greats is urging parents not to let their children play tackle football until they're at least 14 years old
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