Obesity during pregnancy may increase chances for having a child with autism, provocative new research suggests.
Exposure to the chemical bisphenol-A before birth could affect girls' behavior at age 3, according to the latest study on potential health effects of the compound used in the manufacturing of some plastic drink bottles a...
The cartoon character SpongeBob SquarePants is in hot water from a study suggesting that watching just nine minutes of that program can cause short-term attention and learning problems in 4-year-olds.
Kids may be safest in cars when grandma or grandpa are driving instead of mom or dad, according to study results that even made the researchers do a double-take.
The nation's largest doctors' group has adopted policy supporting national legislation to ban synthetic recreational drugs known as "bath salts."
Two novel drugs produced unprecedented gains in survival in separate studies of people with melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, doctors reported Sunday.
Parents find themselves turning to convenience foods and losing exercise time as they put the child's needs first.
The social site's in-your-face friends' tallies, status updates and photos of happy people can make youngsters with low self-esteem feel even worse.