Preteens who changed schools frequently when they were children are at increased risk of developing psychotic symptoms, a new study suggests.
Many people say that a home is the largest single investment you'll ever make, but consider this: The national median existing-home price was $199,500 in October of this year. That's less than the estimated $210,388 it will cost to send your two-year-old to an in-state, public college for four years.
It's the peak of flu season, and not being vaccinated can be risky for college students, a doctor warns.
Preschoolers from big families tended to score a bit lower on one vocabulary test. However, in cases where those kids had a sensitive big brother or sister, the vocabulary disadvantage disappeared.
It's that time of year when your children are back in school -- and you need to be on the lookout for head lice, an expert says.
As a pediatrician at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, Dr. Sarah Denny has seen her share of the life-threatening reactions that can happen with food allergies.
"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times," Dickens wrote in 1859.
The influence of just one cigarette ad can last for seven days and increases the risk of smoking among college students, according to a new study.
Returning to school requires an upfront financial commitment. But college can be affordable when you put these tasks on your personal syllabus.
Teens who stay up late are more likely to have lower grades and more emotional problems, a new study suggests.
Despite efforts to stop drivers from texting behind the wheel, new research revealed that four of five college students have used their cell phones to send or receive text messages while driving.
College students in search of a good night's sleep may want to put some distance between their pillow and their cell phone, new research suggests.
Do you long for your child to choose the symphony over SpongeBob and couscous over mac ’n’ cheese? Raising a cultured kid can be easier than you think.
When preschoolers have trouble staying still or paying attention, a combination of parent, teacher and clinician observations helps most in predicting the child's risk of having attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.
The Internet is full of nightmares for parents and educators worried about safety. But does that make it appropriate for a school district to hire professional social media snoops to digitally tail their students' moves online?
Separation anxiety that presents itself in children going to school is a regular part of childhood development for many kids. However, it can be very distressing to both the child and the parents.
Toddlers who watch too much television have a more difficult time when they start kindergarten, a new Canadian study suggests.
The school year is about to begin, and parents across the country are getting kids ready with new school supplies, computers, tablets, and a few other must-haves. Before you send your student off to high school or even the far away world of college, you should sign up for these (or similar) services.
Children with autism and average IQs consistently did better on math tests than non-autistic children in the same IQ range, according to a small new study.
When you move into a college dorm room, you accept certain limitations when it comes to your available living space. For gamers, that means you need to get a little creative in order to turn your room into the gamer cave you need to help you unwind between classes.
College students today are not having more sex than they were two decades ago, according to new research that challenges the perception of a campus "hookup culture."
Backing what many parents already believe, experts say that healthy eating and good sleep habits can help youngsters do well at school.
High schoolers and college kids need tablets with good, pixel dense displays, speedy performance, and extras or accessories that will keep them productive both in class and at the library.
Back to school shopping for college students often requires a trip to the local computer store. Make sure you're armed with the right information before you pick up that new laptop.
Keeping teens engaged in school helps reduce their risk of behavior problems, substance use and dropping out, according to a new study.
Add higher education to the list of things obese people might lose out on due to discrimination. A new study finds that being overweight may lower your odds of getting into graduate school.
Children, teachers and health workers are among those at greatest risk for catching and transmitting flu-type infections based on the amount of contact they have with others, a new study finds.
It's true that college students tend to pack on extra pounds, but women are more likely to be troubled by that weight gain than men, according to a new study.
All those "status updates" and "tweets" that people post as they clamor to be part of the online social network may reflect a troubling trend toward self-absorbed behavior in the United States, a new study suggests.
Could the secret to educational achievement lie in a person's DNA? A major new study suggests that genes do play some role in how well an individual does at school.
Scientists report that they were able to improve the math-calculation skills of college students by buzzing their brains with doses of random high-frequency noise.
Media use is a serious distraction for college freshmen, with a new study finding young women devote up to 12 hours daily on pursuits such as texting, posting status updates and surfing the web.
Although students who get free or discounted lunches through federal programs are more likely to be obese than students who don't, kids in states that set higher standards for these meals are less likely to suffer that fate.
College students who use marijuana and other illegal substances, even occasionally, are more likely to leave school than students who don't dabble in drugs, new research finds.
For those looking for information regarding the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, here are some resources.
Here is a green science project idea that's sure to put your kid at the head of the class. It's a rainforest terrarium made from an old soda bottle.
Tastemaker will.i.am, best known for his work with The Black Eyed Peas, has collaborated with NASA to transmit a song to Earth from the surface of Mars.
You're still sitting on the beach, but unfinished summer projects for school -- posters, reading assignments, essays -- loom large. Here's how to make the job less painful.
During summer vacation, kids can experience a month or more of learning loss. As a parent, you can halt the summer brain drain and give your kids the brain boost they need to prepare them for the upcoming school year.
A Scottish girl's blog about the quality of her school meals had been getting a huge number of hits after news outlets around the world got hold of the story last month. Then her local council told her to stop. And that's when things really kicked off.
This is your brain on Oregon Trail. And guess what? Gaming isn't the violence-inducing waste of time it's sometimes made out to be.
A survey which looked at how connected today's youngsters are with the great outdoors turned up some interesting, albeit alarming, results.
With iBooks 2 authors can create textbooks, students can buy them for $15 or less, and teachers attain the ability to create entire courses on the iPad.
Each year, millions of children receive immunization shots in order to prepare for school, whether it's preschool, kindergarten, first grade, high school or college. Read on to learn more about why vaccinations are required and how to find out which immunization shots you child will need.
While more teenagers and college students are utilizing tablets and smartphones in their daily lives, one study finds that students with access to these devices may be studying more often.
Enrollments in online education have grown exponentially over the past decade, but not all are created equally. This is what you need to know before you log on to learn.
The .xxx domain registry is gaining some unlikely customers: universities, who wish to keep pornographers and cybersquatters from tainting their brands.
Your school nurse's responsibilities go beyond fixing scrapes. Here's a primer on her role -- and how to help her help you.
There are many scholarships set up by organizations, individuals and fraternal clubs that go wanting for applicants each year. Here's how to find them.
Recently Amazon launched a Kindle textbook rental service to compete with several other services designed to save college kids some cash. Here's a look at how e-textbook programs compare.
Hot weather can cause problems – even for healthy individuals. Any type of training in heat and humidity can put children and teens at risk of heat exhaustion and, in extreme cases, circulatory collapse or heat stroke.