(HealthDay)—The amount of time between a woman's pregnancies may matter when it comes to the possible risk of her children developing autism, new research suggests.
(HealthDay)—Most preschoolers with mood, behavior and social disorders would benefit from non-drug therapies, but few receive this type of help, a leading group of U.S. pediatricians reports.
(HealthDay)—About 4 percent of U.S. teens surveyed admit to trying the "choking game"—a potentially deadly game of temporary strangulation.
Hypertension and prehypertension in children often go undiagnosed, according to a new study published today in Pediatrics. The study focused on children with abnormal blood pressures across the United States, and is the first ...
(HealthDay)—Preschoolers who watched "Sesame Street" interrupted by TV ads for a salty snack food ended up eating more of that food soon after, a new study found.
(HealthDay)—Carrying a baby as close to full term as possible is better for the baby's brain development, a new study suggests.
(HealthDay)—Depression is on the rise among American teens and young adults, with adolescent girls showing the greatest vulnerability, a new national survey reveals.
In some good news for families of children recovering from complex pneumonia, doctors recommend in a study published by Pediatrics it's better to send kids home from the hospital with oral instead of intravenous antibiotics.
Lofty living may make babies vulnerable to sudden infant death syndrome, according to a Colorado study that found higher risks above 8,000 feet (2,400 meters).
Mothers smoking in pregnancy, children skipping breakfast and not having a regular bedtime or sufficient sleep all appear to be important factors in predicting whether a child will become overweight or obese, according to ...