A Dutch study finds that high blood pressure, high cholesterol and high blood sugar are the norm, not the exception, among severely overweight children and adolescents
Fortunately, good foster care can help neglected children catch up developmentally, in part
A hard life can age you, literally, researchers say. In fact, children who are exposed to violence at a young age show changes in their DNA equivalent to several years of premature aging.
Prenatal exposure to pollutants in city air is linked to later anxiety, depression and behavior problems in children.
Even before conception, a mother’s obesity may affect cognitive development in her baby-to-be.
Immaturity may be getting confused for symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in younger children.
Infants with sleep disorders such as snoring or sleep apnea may be more vulnerable to behavioral and emotional problems later in life.
Early intervention may help curb some of the more severe symptoms of autism. The question is, How do we identify at-risk children early enough?
A brain scan study pinpoints the changes associated with child abuse that may raise people’s risk of depression, PTSD and addictions later in life.
Spare a thought for the poor introverts among us. In a world of party animals and glad-handers, they’re the ones who stand by the punch bowl.
Older homes are a dangerous source of lead poisoning for young children, and experts say no level of lead exposure is safe
Premature birth can be risky, to both mom and baby, but thanks to modern medicine, most preemies can be nurtured into a healthier and stronger state after a few weeks in neonatal intensive care. Still, even among babies who …
More than 8% of children in foster care have received antipsychotic medication, and just over one quarter of those in foster care who also receive disability benefits take these drugs, according to a recent study in the journal Pediatrics.