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.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released new guidelines for diagnosing and treating attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in preschoolers as young as 4. Previous guidelines, issued in 2000 and 2001, focused on …
Children’s brains do not automatically switch on at age 5 when the U.S. public school system finally gets around to educating them. In fact, quite to the contrary, studies indicate that children start learning from the day they …
Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) can be a nasty enough condition when it strikes an adult. When it hits in childhood it’s far crueler. Not only are kids unequipped to understand what’s happening to them, they are also being …
If you struggled through high school algebra, you probably thought you simply weren’t born good at math. You might have been right, at least according to a new study by Johns Hopkins University psychologists that suggests that math ability is linked to your inborn “number sense.”