Child abuse within U.S. Army families may be significantly under-reported, a new study suggests.
Vegetarian diets are healthy for people of all ages, as well as the environment, according to a new update of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' (AND) position on vegetarian diets.
While quality time spent with kids is always important, new research suggests it's a man's attitude that's key to raising happy children.
“Rent, don’t buy,” may be the new mantra among higher-income Americans.
For parents who are unsure when and how to introduce their babies to food containing peanuts, new guidelines are on the way.
It's not a lack of sleep that makes many teens cranky, ill-mannered and muddled during the day, a new study contends.
Lavender, lemon or lilac: Whatever the artificial aroma, more Americans are avoiding scented spaces and products, a new survey shows.
When I moved out of my shared two-bedroom apartment to embrace life sans roommates, I called it adulthood. What I didn’t anticipate was also calling it claustrophobia.
Children and teenagers are immersed in an environment saturated with electronic media, ranging from the TV on the wall to the tablet or smartphone in their hands.
High costs are a major reason why many poor students don't take part in school sports, clubs or arts programs, a new survey finds.
U.S. school lunch guidelines introduced a few years ago are improving students' eating habits, a new study suggests.
The number of U.S. couples expecting twins or even triplets is on the rise, and these parents will have their hands full.
Some adults age faster biologically than others, and may die early even if they have healthy lifestyles, researchers report.
A pre-kindergarten program designed to help low-income minority children develop social and other skills appears to boost school performance, a new study shows.
Young kids don't necessarily know they shouldn't approach a scared dog, which could put them in danger of being bitten, a new British study shows.
Cities that promote walking, bicycling and public transportation can expect a drop in chronic illnesses such as heart disease and diabetes, a new study suggests.
Kids and germs seem to go together like peanut butter and jelly. But, there are ways that parents can help protect their kids from the usual barrage of back-to-school illnesses, a health expert says.
A strong and loving bond with parents may help protect kids' health for decades, a new study suggests.
Open-concept living spaces are all the rage right now, but new research suggests that such easy access to the kitchen may lead to overeating.
It seems as if every kid in America is caught up in the Pokemon Go craze. But in the quest to "catch 'em all," don't leave common sense and safety behind, the American Academy of Pediatrics urges.
The notion that seniors shy away from social media may be off the mark.
Stress and anxiety are common among new college students, but there are ways to cope, a doctor says.
Encouraging your kids to eat right, exercise and limit screen time may not be enough to instill healthy habits. You also need to lead by example, researchers suggest.
Ride a bike, take a swim, walk your dog: New research shows even a "moderate" amount of exercise each week drastically reduces the odds a person aged 65 or older will die from heart disease.
It can be hard for college students to get enough sleep, and that can affect their physical and mental well-being, a sleep expert says.
It's time to start getting children and teens into their school-year sleep routine, an expert says.
College freshmen face many new experiences and academic demands, but there are a number ways to ease into campus life.
As new college students prepare to leave home, it can be a difficult time for parents.
Despite decades of warnings from the "Back to Sleep" campaign, many parents are still putting their babies to sleep in ways that raise the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), a new study finds.
As much of the Northeast struggles with a heat wave that isn't expected to ease until the middle of this week, here are some expert tips on how to spot heat stroke.
School buses are the safest way for students to get to and from school, according to the National Safety Council.
When dads are stressed out about parenting, it may take a toll on their toddlers' development, a new study suggests.
Kids love the unstructured days of summer, but parents need to be sure children get moving during their summer holidays, a physical education expert says.
Obese and overweight moms seem to serve their kids more food at meals, potentially boosting their risk for childhood obesity.
Children with "intrusive" parents who push too hard for good grades may be more prone to become highly self-critical or anxious and depressed, a new study suggests.
Having a stable family and a good relationship with mom and dad makes young people more likely to develop healthy habits that may protect them against obesity, a new study suggests.
While clever marketing can steer kids towards junk food, a new study shows that creative advertising can also prompt more kids to eat veggies.
Babies who learn to stand up relatively early may also do a bit better with attention, memory and learning by the time they are preschoolers, a new study suggests.
Americans aren't just living longer, they're living more years without disabilities, too, a new study shows.
Moving to a new home may harm young children's school performance, a study suggests.
Growth spurts can affect teen boys' coordination and knock the swagger right out of their stride, a new study reveals.
The boys of "Animal House" and "Neighbors" may be immune to anti-boozing programs that curb drinking for other college kids, new research suggests.
Two studies highlight the complex relationship between parents' perceptions and their children's weights.
Thanks to the excessive heat and lots of outdoor activities, the summer lends itself to plenty of claims about health and safety. However, many of these adages simply aren't true.
Late suppers may not be a recipe for childhood obesity, a new study shows.
Common techniques for helping babies -- and parents -- sleep at night seem to carry no long-term harms, a small trial finds.
Most neighborhood parks in the United States are geared toward younger people, which limits their use, a new study suggests.
Every working mom knows how hard it can be to juggle the demands of her job with the needs of her new baby, particularly when it comes to breast-feeding.
As any parent of a preschooler knows, media management can be a minefield of do's, don'ts -- and tantrums.
Climate change could cause many major American cities to experience more days with heavy ozone pollution in the coming decades, a new study predicts.
A growing number of small children are getting their hands and mouths on colorful detergent pods, with serious and sometimes fatal consequences, a new study finds.
Although aging may mean more physical problems, retirement can help people lead healthier lives, a new study from Australia suggests.
Gardening offers exercise and fresh food, but don't forget to protect yourself from potential hazards, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.
When parents believe their children are overweight -- regardless of whether they are or not -- those kids are likely to gain weight, a new study suggests.
Americans are living longer, but those extra years may include poor health or a disability, a new study finds.
Most states don't provide students with enough physical education, a new report finds.
One key to keeping muscles young is as close as the nearest gym, researchers say.
How a produce-loving parent confronts her kid's vegetables anxieties head-on
The number of New York City kids eating free breakfasts in public school classrooms is growing, but the obesity rates are not, a new study finds.
Making simple changes around your backyard and garden can lower maintenance costs, reduce waste and help stop environmental damage from chemicals, deforestation and water shortages.
More women in the United States are choosing to deliver their babies at home or in birth centers, a new study indicates.
Students who eat two breakfasts are less likely to become overweight or obese than those who skip the morning meal, according to a new study.
Children who have good sleep habits by age 5 do better at school, a new study finds.
8 ways to prepare yourself and your finances for buying a home this spring
After months of enjoying a cold winter landscape, spring and its bounty of color bring cheer to the garden.
Regular physical activity, including gardening or dancing, may cut Alzheimer's risk by as much as 50 percent, a new study suggests.
Most parents have at one time or another received the dreaded school notice: a case of head lice has been detected in your child's class.
Some parents use mobile phones and tablets to calm young children with behavioral problems, a new study finds.
Students who have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) often get into trouble for fidgeting in the classroom, but that fidgeting may help them learn, new research suggests.
Schoolchildren may have an easier time learning if exercise is part of their math and spelling lessons, a new study suggests.
Rates of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have risen globally, and adults' unreasonable expectations of young children could be one reason why, researchers suggest.
Preschool children with uncorrected farsightedness are at risk for literacy problems, new research suggests.
Constant criticism from parents reduces the likelihood that children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) will have fewer symptoms by the time they reach their teens, a new study suggests.
If you need a locksmith, you may want to call a friend for a recommendation instead of using Google to find a qualified service.
Instant messaging can be a source of emotional support for teens and help them collaborate on school projects, but new research shows that texting after the lights go out takes a toll on students' sleep quality and academic performance.
A child's grades in school might suffer if a parent is suffering from depression, according to a new study.
Older adults who give up driving may see their mental and physical well-being decline, a new research review finds.
9 ways to skip debt and ramp up on style for your house or apartment.
College students spend one-fifth of their time in class using digital devices -- such as smartphones -- for non-educational purposes, new research reveals.
All U.S. adults, including pregnant and postpartum women, should be screened for depression by their family doctor, the nation's leading preventive medicine panel recommends.
Cuddling with your dog or cat when you have a cold or flu is safe for both of you, an infectious-disease expert says.
The type of debt parents accrue might affect their child's behavior -- for better or worse, new research suggests.
New research helps explain why learning a second language is easier for some adults than others.
The average age that American women have their first baby continues to rise, U.S. health officials reported Thursday.
Health warning labels on sugary beverages -- similar to those on cigarette packs -- might make parents less likely to buy such beverages for their kids, according to new research.
Single parents -- moms in particular -- operate on fewer hours of sleep and have poorer sleep quality than adults in other types of families.
Changes in routine can shortchange children's sleep during the holidays, so a sleep medicine expert offers some advice for parents.
Couples having trouble getting pregnant may have a better chance if they have more than the usual three-to-four cycles of in vitro fertilization (IVF), a new British study suggests.
With a personal touch and some creativity, you'll have all your gift recipients feeling like the luckiest people in the world.
Some babies born at home seem to fare as well as similar babies born in a hospital, a new Canadian study finds.
A new study provides more evidence that a good breakfast helps kids do better in school.
Children who develop certain signs of puberty at an early age are commonly referred to specialists for an evaluation. But most of the time it's nothing to worry about, says a new report from a leading group of U.S....
Going back to school could help older people stave off dementia, a new study suggests.
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