ADHD has been linked to struggles with drugs and alcohol, less schooling and more arrests, but the latest study shows it may …
One of the surprising ways to boost breast-feeding rates among new moms may involve formula, according to the latest research.
A small group of parent advocates is mobilizing “gentle propaganda” against vaccine naysayers
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.
Breastfeeding is no magic bullet against obesity, according to research that contradicts previously held beliefs about the scope of human milk’s capability.
Eating meals in front of the television can lead to obesity, but keeping children away from noshing while viewing can be a challenge.
So Dr. Catherine Birken, a pediatrician and associate scientist at the Hospital for Sick …
Teens who play at least three team sports are least likely to be overweight or obese, a new study finds. Makes sense, but does the required time commitment come at the expense of parental sanity?
Children who are pushed, grabbed, shoved, slapped or hit are more likely to be diagnosed with mental illness. Just one more reason to embrace alternative forms of discipline
Many parents have decided they know better than pediatricians: they’re following their own vaccine schedules, but most children adhering to alternative models don’t wind up fully immunized
Putting babies on their back to sleep has dramatically reduced the number of SIDS deaths, but thousands of babies still die each year. A look at the key risk factors.
There’s been no shortage of hand-wringing over the menace of “sexting” among kids, but new research finds that parents’ concern may be largely overwrought: only 7% of children ages 10 to 17 created, appeared in or received a …
What happens to kids between first and third grades? They discover chapter books. They tackle multidigit subtraction. And they gain more weight than at any other point in elementary or middle school.
Almost everyone has felt some jitters before speaking in public or walking into a party. For some people, however, that everyday shyness can become so crippling that they’re unable to give a presentation at work or muster up the …