Many children with autism don't receive a diagnosis until they are five or even older.
April 28, 2011 A new test aims to identify 1-year-olds with autism — that's much younger than most kids are currently diagnosed. But it also flags many babies who don't have autism.
Jamie Oliver during a scene filmed in Los Angeles from the second season of "Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution" on ABC.
April 28, 2011 Jamie Oliver has been chastising the LA Unified School District for serving flavored milk on the current season of his television show. A glass of flavored milk has much sugar as a can of soda and kids drink a lot of it at school.
The new nutrition law gives local providers preference when they bid for school food contracts.
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April 27, 2011 Getting schools to partner with local farms and food producers is a good first step to improving nutrition, says food activist Alice Waters. But just offering the food doesn't guarantee that kids will eat it, she says.
Are BPA-free bottles really safer than the ones that are chock-full of bisphenol A? Good luck trying to find out.
April 25, 2011 Parents worry about exposing their children to chemicals like BPA, but nobody knows for sure what they do. That's because current law doesn't require that chemicals be tested for safety before hitting the market. The American Academy of Pediatrics wants the EPA to change that.
Bite me: Could malaria-infected mosquitoes protect against the disease?
April 25, 2011 Coming up with vaccine against malaria has proven to be exceedingly difficult. Dutch researchers have found some small success by "vaccinating" people with mosquito bites.
April 22, 2011 Bullies, their victims and kids who were both bullies and victims were far more likely to have been hurt by a family member or to have seen family violence than peers who weren't involved in bullying, data from Massachusetts show.
Hazardous to health?
April 20, 2011 Bocce, tug of war and sack races were classified as activities with no significant risk. Horseshoes, capture the flag and all varieties of tag were classified as risk.
Forget snakes. There could be measles on the plane.
April 18, 2011 Measles was declared eliminated in the United States more than 10 years ago, but a few cases still crop up. The biggest problem is travelers who pick up the disease overseas and bring it home.
Should a high school student building a DNA model also have his genetic code tested for disease risks?
April 18, 2011 More than 200 parents surveyed thought that the benefits of genetic testing for children outweighed the risk. Overall, the parents said conditions like high cholesterol and diabetes were serious health risks, and that it was very important to know the relationship between genetics and health.
April 15, 2011 Drinkers of a Red Bull-and-alcohol concoction said they felt twice as alert as those drinking alcohol alone. But researchers say that combination may make drinkers lose the ability to know when to stop drinking.
Jackson Coles, 2, sits on the lap of his mother, Christy, and watches objects flash on a computer screen that also tracks his eye movement.
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April 14, 2011 Parents shouldn't worry about speaking perfectly all the time. When adults stumble for words, they are giving young kids clues that make it easier for them to learn.
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Most of the stillbirths worldwide happen in south Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, and at least half of them take place during labor or birth.
April 14, 2011 Some 2.6 million babies are born with no signs of life after 28 weeks' gestation — what's known as a stillbirth — according to a collection of papers published online this week in The Lancet. Most happen in developing countries, but they haven't gone away in wealthier nations.
Gardening for health in Petaluma, Calif.
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April 12, 2011 Children help grow fruits and vegetables outside a California health clinic where they are patients. Once harvested, the kids get to eat the fruit of labor, with tips on preparation from weekly cooking demonstrations. The project is part of the clinic's work to combat childhood obesity.
April 8, 2011 Data from a huge federally sponsored analysis of health records are finally in, and the Food and Drug Administration isn't recommending any changes in safety instructions for medicines to treat attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder.
A premature newborn at a hospital in Havana, Cuba.
April 7, 2011 A study shows that the hormone progesterone, applied vaginally as a gel, can reduce the rate of premature delivery in high-risk women by 45 percent. It also improved the health of their babies.
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