With childhood obesity rates on the rise, pediatricians are doing something they couldn’t have imagined a need for a decade ago: they’re debuting guidelines for managing weight-related diabetes among youngsters.
Prevention is nearly always preferable to treatment when it comes to our health, and the stakes are even higher in cases of child abuse. But is it even possible to identify children at risk of abuse before it’s too late?
A large study in California shows that more kids than ever get diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Is the condition really spreading, or are we just better at detecting it?
Do children become more kind and empathetic after a disaster— or does the experience make them more focus more on self-preservation?
In handwritten letters, children make the case to President Obama for stronger gun control laws
Teaching children to find the line between humor and disrespect
Parents and doctors are still reluctant to discuss complementary therapy use among children
Kids with high exposure to the chemical bisphenol-A exhibit unusual levels of protein in the urine – an early warning sign of possible kidney and cardiovascular problems
Fiscal cliff negotiations tested everyone’s patience, but even young children who don’t understand national budgets may show signs of strain during such economic insecurity.
Play time can be as important as class time for helping students perform their best.
A nationwide crafts project may help children around the country to learn about and cope with the shooting tragedy
Communication may help toddlers cope better with emotions in pre-school
Kids can be cruel to one another for all sorts of reasons. Children who are too fat or too thin or those who have few friends are commonly targeted by schoolyard bullies, but new research finds that children with food allergies …