Back to School Essentials – The Must-Haves for 2017
Back to School Essentials – The Must-Haves for 2017

Summer is almost over and that means students across the country are going back to school. It’s time to stock up on gear and get ready for class, at home and on the go.Lifestyle & Trends Expert Justine Santaniello partnered with some of her favorite brands for a look at the back to school essentials that students and parents should check out this school year!

Hovering parents may harm kids
Hovering parents may harm kids

Children with "intrusive" parents who push too hard for good grades may be more prone to become highly self-critical or anxious and depressed, a new study suggests.

Family key to helping teens avoid obesity
Family key to helping teens avoid obesity

Having a stable family and a good relationship with mom and dad makes young people more likely to develop healthy habits that may protect them against obesity, a new study suggests.

Savvy marketing gets school kids to snap up veggies
Savvy marketing gets school kids to snap up veggies

While clever marketing can steer kids towards junk food, a new study shows that creative advertising can also prompt more kids to eat veggies.

Those baby 'milestones' may have longer-term importance
Those baby 'milestones' may have longer-term importance

Babies who learn to stand up relatively early may also do a bit better with attention, memory and learning by the time they are preschoolers, a new study suggests.

Americans living longer and better
Americans living longer and better

Americans aren't just living longer, they're living more years without disabilities, too, a new study shows.

Kids' grades may suffer when families move
Kids' grades may suffer when families move

Moving to a new home may harm young children's school performance, a study suggests.

Growth spurts can throw off teen boys' strut
Growth spurts can throw off teen boys' strut

Growth spurts can affect teen boys' coordination and knock the swagger right out of their stride, a new study reveals.

Frat brothers keep chugging despite anti-booze efforts
Frat brothers keep chugging despite anti-booze efforts

The boys of "Animal House" and "Neighbors" may be immune to anti-boozing programs that curb drinking for other college kids, new research suggests.

Calling your kid 'fat' could be counterproductive
Calling your kid 'fat' could be counterproductive

Two studies highlight the complex relationship between parents' perceptions and their children's weights.

8 summer health myths debunked
8 summer health myths debunked

Thanks to the excessive heat and lots of outdoor activities, the summer lends itself to plenty of claims about health and safety. However, many of these adages simply aren't true.

Late dinners won't doom kids to obesity
Late dinners won't doom kids to obesity

Late suppers may not be a recipe for childhood obesity, a new study shows.

What really works to help baby sleep
What really works to help baby sleep

Common techniques for helping babies -- and parents -- sleep at night seem to carry no long-term harms, a small trial finds.

Too few Americans take advantage of local parks
Too few Americans take advantage of local parks

Most neighborhood parks in the United States are geared toward younger people, which limits their use, a new study suggests.

When new moms work longer hours, breast-feeding takes a back seat
When new moms work longer hours, breast-feeding takes a back seat

Every working mom knows how hard it can be to juggle the demands of her job with the needs of her new baby, particularly when it comes to breast-feeding.

What works -- and doesn't -- to manage your tot's screen time
What works -- and doesn't -- to manage your tot's screen time

As any parent of a preschooler knows, media management can be a minefield of do's, don'ts -- and tantrums.

Climate change may mean more smoggy days to come
Climate change may mean more smoggy days to come

Climate change could cause many major American cities to experience more days with heavy ozone pollution in the coming decades, a new study predicts.

More kids being poisoned by detergent pods
More kids being poisoned by detergent pods

A growing number of small children are getting their hands and mouths on colorful detergent pods, with serious and sometimes fatal consequences, a new study finds.

Retirement can be golden for your health
Retirement can be golden for your health

Although aging may mean more physical problems, retirement can help people lead healthier lives, a new study from Australia suggests.

Let safety bloom in your garden this season
Let safety bloom in your garden this season

Gardening offers exercise and fresh food, but don't forget to protect yourself from potential hazards, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.

Nagging your kids about weight might backfire
Nagging your kids about weight might backfire

When parents believe their children are overweight -- regardless of whether they are or not -- those kids are likely to gain weight, a new study suggests.

Americans' longer life = poorer health
Americans' longer life = poorer health

Americans are living longer, but those extra years may include poor health or a disability, a new study finds.

Schools in most states skimp on phys ed
Schools in most states skimp on phys ed

Most states don't provide students with enough physical education, a new report finds.

Intensive exercise a fountain of youth for aging muscles
Intensive exercise a fountain of youth for aging muscles

One key to keeping muscles young is as close as the nearest gym, researchers say.

What it really takes to win over a picky eater
What it really takes to win over a picky eater

How a produce-loving parent confronts her kid's vegetables anxieties head-on

Breakfast in school classrooms expands participation, not waistlines
Breakfast in school classrooms expands participation, not waistlines

The number of New York City kids eating free breakfasts in public school classrooms is growing, but the obesity rates are not, a new study finds.

More U.S. women delivering babies at home or birth centers
More U.S. women delivering babies at home or birth centers

More women in the United States are choosing to deliver their babies at home or in birth centers, a new study indicates.

Sleep apnea may hurt kids' grades
Sleep apnea may hurt kids' grades

When children have sleep troubles due to breathing problems -- such as sleep apnea -- they may struggle in school, new research suggests.

School breakfast programs vital, even if some kids also eat at home
School breakfast programs vital, even if some kids also eat at home

Students who eat two breakfasts are less likely to become overweight or obese than those who skip the morning meal, according to a new study.

Good sleep habits ready kids for school success
Good sleep habits ready kids for school success

Children who have good sleep habits by age 5 do better at school, a new study finds.