Overweight & Obesity

Is child obesity really going to shorten lives?

Rising life expectancy is one of the great success stories. If you were born in 1870, you'd expect to live until you were 30. But if you were born today, you'd expect to live to 72, and the UN predicts it will continue to ...

Genetics

Sudden, unexplained child deaths often have a genetic cause

When a baby or toddler dies without warning, parents often blame themselves. A study at Boston Children's may provide some insight into sudden, unexplained child deaths and perhaps a measure of closure. It suggests that at ...

Pediatrics

U.S. kids still dying from toppling TVs, furniture

(HealthDay)—Before your eyes become glued to the Super Bowl or the Winter Olympics, make sure your TV and furniture are anchored to the wall to protect little ones from potentially deadly tip-overs.

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