Sitting in front of a screen can increase the risk of obesity, but TV seems to have a larger effect on weight than computers or video games.
Family & Parenting
Smaller plates, fewer calories? The latest study shows one way to fight childhood obesity may be to shrink the size of the dinner plate.
In the latest volley over the contraceptive Plan B, a federal judge reversed the Department of Health and Human Services decision to restrict over-the-counter availability of the morning after pill to those 17 years or older .
Learning to share is one thing, but getting children to do it is another.
A happy face can certainly lift spirits, but can it reduce rage?
Barbie herself has dozens of different nationalities, but diverse dolls may not be enough.
Middle school is typically a time of chaotic emotions, confusing relationships and challenging growing pains. But it may also have a surprisingly lasting influence on the future.
The rates of U.S. children affected by attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are skyrocketing, according to a recent report, but experts caution that the latest numbers require a bit of decoding.
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There is no shortage of strategies to lose weight, but which work best for children?
Less than half of U.S. adolescents are living heart-healthy lives, and lack of exercise and poor diets could be creating a new generation of heart-disease patients.
Sex sells, but are suggestive-marketing campaigns right for tweens and teens?
One of the more effective ways to reduce excessive drinking in college is also the most obvious — talk to freshman before they set foot on campus.
To lower teen pregnancy rates in the city, the mayor is relying on fear, guilt and shame. But how effective are such approaches in changing behavior?