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Study shows children are more likely to engage in risky behavior when caregivers are distractedParents who take their kids to the playground may be tempted to pull out their cell phone to send a...
Survey shows most 2-year-olds using mobile devices, with some spending more than an hour a day on screensMore than one-third of babies are tapping on smartphones and tablets even before they...
Study provides new evidence that book sharing in early childhood may promote brain development supporting reading readinessAmong the advice new parents receive is to read to their babies early...
Feelings of being unsafe at school are linked to levels of overweight and obesity in a new study, with victimization exacerbating the problem.
A new study suggests that bullied children experience worse long-term mental health problems than children who are maltreated by adults.
Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health sets out recommendations to diagnose death by neurological criteria in young infants
Guidance on the diagnosis of death by neurological criteria (DNC) in infants less than two months old in the UK has been published by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH).
Eating 3,000 mg per day of salt or more appears to have no adverse effect on blood pressure in adolescent girls, while those girls who consumed 2,400 mg per day or more of potassium had lower blood...
A new study in rodents has found that repeated exposure to alcohol during adolescence can lead to changes in the brain that could impair learning and memory in the long term.
Pediatric research discoveries over the past 40 years have led to prevention and treatment strategies that have saved millions of lives worldwide.
A study from the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health finds students with standing desks are more attentive than their seated counterparts.
It's a common dilemma faced by many working parents: your child has a cough or a cold, do you send them to nursery?
A parental split is known to adversely affect kids' psychosomatic health. Now, a new study investigates how domestic arrangements impact children's health following the split.
Use of clean fuels and updated pollution control measures in the school buses 25 million children ride every day could result in 14 million fewer absences from school a year, based on a study by the...
Girls are likely to be diagnosed with autism later than boys, a new study claims, possibly because girls present less severe symptoms than boys.
The latest study to investigate strategies for boosting healthy eating among children finds that smiley-face labeling and prizes for healthy eating improve kids' diet.
Researchers assessing children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder whose social and cognitive symptoms resolved found that many still required additional educational support.
One in 5 children globally still do not receive routine vaccinations. Closing this gap would prevent 1.5 million deaths a year from avoidable diseases, say WHO.
Of the 407 food products approved for advertising on children's TV programs by the voluntary, industry-based Children's Food and Beverage Advertising Initiative (CFBAI), 214 - 53 percent - do not...
Cribs are for sleeping, car seats are for traveling: Danger in using sitting and carrying devices for sleeping infants
Sleep-related deaths are the most common cause of death for infants 1-12 months of age.
Although it is now widely recognised that a poor start to life has long-term effects on a child's later ability to learn, the mechanisms by which the environment in early life affects later life...