Screen Women for Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Experts Say

MONDAY, Sept. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- All sexually active women should be screened for two of the most common sexually transmitted infections: chlamydia and gonorrhea, according to new recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.

Study Suggests Why Pregnant Women Get Sicker From Flu

MONDAY, Sept. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnant women appear to have an unusually strong immune response to the flu, according to a new study.

Can Brain Scans Help Predict Young Children's Reading Abilities?

MONDAY, Sept. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Scans of young children's brains might help predict how they learn to read. This finding could potentially allow doctors to identify those with dyslexia and other reading difficulties early on, preliminary research suggests.

Many Parents Use Online Ratings to Pick a Pediatrician, Study Finds

MONDAY, Sept. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Pediatricians, take note: Many American parents are aware of online physician-rating sites, and more than one-quarter have used them to choose a pediatrician for their children, according to a new national study.

Brainwaves May Help Gauge Autism Severity: Study

MONDAY, Sept. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Measuring how quickly a child's brain processes sounds might help identify the severity of autism, according to a new study.

Pediatricians Urge Flu Vaccine for All Kids 6 Months and Older

MONDAY, Sept. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Pediatricians are urging that all children aged 6 months and older be vaccinated for the upcoming flu season.

Could Low Iron Intake During Pregnancy Raise Autism Risk?

MONDAY, Sept. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- It's something every pregnant woman wonders: What can I do to help ensure a healthy baby?

Newborn ICUs With Private Family Rooms Benefit Preemies: Study

MONDAY, Sept. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Tiny preemies may fare better when newborn intensive care units (NICU) set up private rooms for parents to spend time with their infants, a new study finds.

Cyberbullying Seems to Ramp Up in Middle School

FRIDAY, Sept. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- As kids transition from elementary to middle school, they are increasingly the targets of cyberbullies, according to a recent study.

Do Greener Neighborhoods Produce Healthier Babies?

FRIDAY, Sept. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnant women who live in leafy, green neighborhoods are less likely to have premature or low birth weight babies, a new study suggests.