Too Much Homework May Hurt Teens' Test Scores

THURSDAY, March 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More isn't necessarily better for teens when it comes to homework, a new study finds.

Abused Kids Not Destined to Be Abusive Parents, Study Finds

THURSDAY, March 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Conventional wisdom says that abused children often grow up to be abusive parents, but a 30-year study of American families suggests it's more complicated than that.

Health Tip: Plan for Children in an Emergency

(HealthDay News) -- An emergency supply kit should contain essentials for everyone in the family, including the littlest ones.

Ebola May Hit Young Children Hardest, Study Finds

WEDNESDAY, March 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Ebola appears to do its damage faster in young children than it does in adults, a new study reports.

Counseling Beats School Suspension at Curbing Pot Use: Study

WEDNESDAY, March 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Students at schools that impose suspensions for marijuana use are more likely to smoke pot than those at schools without a suspension policy, a new study finds.

Scientists Spot Gene Tied to Severe Autism in Girls

WEDNESDAY, March 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they've discovered a new genetic cause of autism, singling out a rare gene mutation that appears to hamper normal brain development early on in powerful ways.

Prenatal Exposure to Pollutants May Spell Trouble for Kids

WEDNESDAY, March 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Exposure to common air pollutants before birth may make children more likely to have the symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and other thinking and behavioral problems, a small new study suggests.

Fetal Faces Seem to React to Mom's Smoking

WEDNESDAY, March 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In a new study, 4-D scans of fetal faces showed differences in expression between those carried by women who smoked versus those carried by women who didn't.

Health Tip: Considering Cereal for Breakfast

(HealthDay News) -- Cereal can be a fun, quick and easy breakfast choice for children, but it's important to read labels to make sure you're serving up a healthy bowl.

Tips to Make Healthy School Lunches Kids Will Actually Eat

TUESDAY, March 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Packing school lunches that kids will like and are easy to eat can be a challenge, according to Amy Reed, a registered dietitian at Cincinnati Children's Hospital.