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- More families are turning to snacks for quick-meal solutions. Try these delicious suggestions that are sure to suit a range of snacking occasions for you and your kids. More >>
State laws help reduce concussions in youth sports
State laws aimed at curbing an alarming rise in concussions among student athletes appear to be working.
Who's most at risk of head injury in youth football?
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.
Happier mealtimes, healthier eating for kids
Parents who struggle to get their children to follow a healthy diet may want to make dinnertime a pleasant experience, new research suggests.
Pump may beat shots for type 1 diabetes
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.
Childhood obesity up worldwide almost 10-fold over 4 decades
Childhood obesity has increased more than 10-fold worldwide since 1975, a new study reports.
Another downside to college boozing: poorer job prospects
Frequent college binge drinking markedly lowers the chances of landing a full-time job upon graduation, a new study suggests.
Prenatal multivitamins linked to lower autism risk
Taking a multivitamin during pregnancy may reduce a child's risk of developing autism, a new study suggests.
Antibody injections in pregnancy might shield fetus from Zika
A new antibody "cocktail" promises to provide effective, if temporary, protection against the Zika virus, a new study reports.
Measles making a comeback in the United States
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.
Whooping cough shot works, but many moms-to-be skip it: CDC
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.
Teen Health Kit for ParentsMore>>
- Your teen's good health depends on so many things: Avoiding peer pressure to drink alcohol and smoke cigarettes, getting enough sleep, exercising and eating nutritious foods. You can teach your teen manyMore >>
- Many parents don't realize that children and teens can suffer from depression. But they can. In fact, it is estimated that depression affects as many as one in eight adolescents in the United States. More >>
- Eating disorders, such as anorexia and bulimia, are devastating illnesses for both the victims as well as their families. More than seven million women suffer from eating disorders. These illnesses areMore >>
Lunchbox RecipesLunchbox RecipesMore>>
- A delicious recipe for apple gingerbread muffins.More >>
- ½ cup butter or margarine 2 cups uncooked macaroni (mini-shells are always a hit) ¼ cup minced onion 1 tsp salt ½ tsp dry mustard ½ tsp white pepper 1½ cups water ¾ cup skim milk 2 cupsMore >>