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Watching fast-paced television programmes does not adversely affect young children's ability to concentrate.
Tests and assessments carried out at school are often seen as a way of predicting how well a child will do later on in life.
A Group of Greek investigators report in Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics on a study exploring the role of self-esteem and social adjustment in children and adolescents.
Child deaths have fallen to very low rates in all industrialised countries, but many deaths in children and adolescents are still potentially preventable, and much more could be done to cut future...
New international standards for fetal growth and newborn size provide the first accurate measurements of ideal growth and development from conception to birth.
For years, doctors have known that there is a link between childhood obesity and asthma, but have found it difficult to determine which condition tends to come first, or whether one causes the other.
New research in The FASEB Journal suggests that epigenetic methylation blocks expression of the Pomc gene, leading to delayed satiety response and increased food intake.
With the end of the summer upon us, school-aged children are beginning to head back into the classrooms for a new school year.
The predictive significance of early childhood behaviours may have been underestimated by up to 50 per cent due to inadequate assessment procedures, a new study suggests.
Human breast milk is considered the most ideal source of nutrition for infants and it should have played a critical role in the evolution and civilizations of human beings.
A new Northwestern University study provides the first direct evidence that a community music program for at-risk youth has a biological effect on children's developing nervous systems.
Being subjected to abuse during childhood entails a markedly increased risk of developing obesity as an adult.
A new study, led by researchers at the University of Warwick in the UK and the Ruhr-University Bochum in Germany, and just published in the Journal Early Human Development, has found that both the...
Risk of diabetes in children and adolescents exposed to antipsychotics: a nationwide 12-year case-control study
A study published in the September 2014 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry found that children and adolescents diagnosed with a psychiatric diagnosis...
New test can identify sickle cell disease in minutes, has potential to save many young lives in the developing world
Within minutes after birth, every child in the U.S. undergoes a battery of tests designed to diagnose a host of conditions, including sickle cell disease.
The study found that for high school seniors, alcohol consumption led to unsafe driving and compromised relationships with peers, while marijuana consumption was found to compromise relationships...
Obese youths have a nearly six fold risk of hypertension, according to research in more than 22 000 young people from the PEP Family Heart Study presented at ESC Congress by Professor Peter Schwandt...
New research reveals that unplanned births out-of-hospital in Norway are associated with higher infant mortality.
Regular consumption of a healthy breakfast may help children lower their risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a study published in this week's PLOS Medicine.
Food supplements plus cash to poor families reduces rates of child malnutrition in Niger more than each intervention alone
In Niger, interventions that combined the distribution of supplementary food with a cash transfer to poor families prevented acute malnutrition in young children more effectively than strategies...