Print is still better than e-books, especially when reading to toddlers, a new study says. Researchers found that print fosters better interaction between parent and child, which is essential to healthy child development.
Healthy Living/Wellness March 26, 2019
A child development expert grouped children in either dandelion or orchid based on how they respond to stressors. He revealed that dandelions are unfazed by their surroundings but orchids are a little more sensitive to their environment.
Healthy Living/Wellness March 6, 2019
A study that involved about 2,400 toddlers found that the more screen time children have, the worse they fare in development tests. How much time should children spend viewing screens?
Public Health January 28, 2019
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention surveyed parents to evaluate the prevalence of autism in children across the country. About one in 40 children have autism spectrum disorder.
Public Health November 27, 2018
A study has associated high childhood IQ levels with reduced mortality rates. Researchers believe smarter kids make better lifestyle choices that reduce the risk of life-threatening diseases.
Healthy Living/Wellness June 30, 2017
Researchers have concluded that while breastfeeding offers short-term benefits related to nutrition, the long-term cognitive and developmental effects are negligible. The mother and child relationship is also important, according to the research.
Neuroscience March 28, 2017
The WHO has released new reports on child mortality rates linked to environmental pollution. The no. 1 cause of death is polluted air, followed by contaminated water.
Public Health March 6, 2017
Parental obesity can directly affect children, according to NIH researchers. In a study, they showed that obese mothers and fathers can increase risks of child developmental delays.
Healthy Living/Wellness January 2, 2017
Premixed baby cereals can provide young children with the nutrients they need to develop properly. However, inconsistent nutritional content in complementary food products can lead to malnutrition instead.
Public Health December 31, 2016
A woman gave birth to her third child, the same night she went to the hospital accusing kidney stone-related pains. Stephanie Jaegers had no idea she was pregnant, although 38 weeks far.
Public Health October 24, 2016
Children born at late term are more likely to perform better in cognitive tests than those born at full term. However, late-term children also have a higher chance of developing health problems by the time they reach school age.
Healthy Living/Wellness June 8, 2016
According to researchers, minimum wage levels have an effect on the kind of health a young child can have. Do higher minimum wages mean better health for children?
Public Health June 1, 2016
Eating fruits during pregnancy may boost a child's IQ, a new study has found. Prenatal fruit consumption specifically resulted in higher scores in cognitive tests when the children reached 1 year of age.
Healthy Living/Wellness May 29, 2016
A new study in Australia suggests grownups imitate the behavior of newborn babies instead of the other way around. This is meant to teach infants how to behave.
May 6, 2016
It's important to give children in their preschool years appropriate support, attention and nurturing, says a new Washington University School of Medicine study. Giving proper nurturing can affect children's learning abilities, memory power and emotional intelligence later in life.
Healthy Living/Wellness April 27, 2016
Are babies smart? Two related studies show they are more than perceptive of anger – they can adjust to it.
Life March 24, 2016
Past studies have suggested that babies conceived through IVF are at higher risk for birth defects compared with naturally-conceived babies. However, a new study in New York offers reassurance to couples that want to try IVF.
Life January 5, 2016
Economists have found children in large families are at risk of developing lower cognitive abilities and behavioral issues. The average education of all kids in the family also dropped for every additional child born due to lower "parental investment."
Life January 4, 2016
An overwhelming majority of children, even those from low-income families, who are 4 years old or younger, already have access to mobile devices, a new study shows. This trend could, however, lead to parents using devices as surrogate babysitters for their kids.
Life November 4, 2015
The AAP urges pediatricians to assess their patients for food insecurities in order to reduce child hunger throughout the US. This is important as malnutrition due to lack of food or nutrient dense ones can lead to unwanted health and growth consequences.
Life October 28, 2015
Scientists in Australia have discovered that stressful events that occur during a mother's pregnancy can impact her child's motor skills development. Children born under such circumstances were shown to have a lower score in their motor competence.
Life October 16, 2015
Findings suggest that spacing between childbirth does matter: babies born less than two years or more than six years after a sibling are more likely to have autism than others.
Life September 19, 2015
A survey reveals positive responses from children, who have been under the care of hospitals in England, regarding their experiences with health care services.
Life July 3, 2015
Exposure to secondhand smoke has already been proven to be bad for children but researchers are adding a new ill effect to the list: it increases risks of obesity.
Life June 22, 2015
Researchers from Wellesley College and the University of Maryland have found that children who watched 'Sesame Street' for at least an hour a day were more likely to perform better in elementary school.
Society June 9, 2015
A bedtime routine results in better sleep for young children. The practice is also associated with decreased daytime behavioral problems and sleep problems.
Life May 11, 2015
Parents who overvalue their children, telling them they're special or superior, may be putting their kids on the road to narcissism, researchers say. More realistic warmth and affection leads to kids with good self-esteem, they suggest.
Life March 9, 2015
A study has shown that breathing cleaner air is good for children as it improves their overall health to impart benefits that last until adulthood, even helping those with asthma get better.
Life March 5, 2015
Naps have long been prescribed for children to foster development. Researchers have found, however, that napping in the afternoon is actually counterproductive in children three years old and up.
Life February 18, 2015
Pigeons are smart. A new study may have just proven they may be just as smart as humans to a certain level as the birds use a learning method similar to what babies use.
February 6, 2015
Tablet and smartphone usage for very young children may affect their emotional development. Parents should not just hand over interactive mobile devices to children when they throw tantrums, according to a new study.
Life February 3, 2015
Children's early experiences stay with them, affecting their cognitive development by causing changes in their brains. A study proves just how important a supportive family environment is to a child's development.
Life January 28, 2015
Severe neglect in childhood can cause structural changes in the brain that can hinder development, a study finds. However, early intervention could prevent or even repair such damage, researchers suggest.
Healthy Living/Wellness January 27, 2015
Babies already sleep a lot but a study is saying let them sleep some more as it helps them learn better. Napping is more than just about replenishing energy now.
Life January 13, 2015
A new survey shows parents are increasingly concerned with their kids maturing too fast, and most of them lay the blame on the Internet. Still, most parents allow their young kids to own gadgets and use the Internet unsupervised.
Internet November 18, 2014
A traditional family meal during adolescence may protect children from obesity during adulthood, a study suggests. Social interaction and eating healthful food are more likely developed during family meals, researchers say.
Life October 5, 2014
A new study by Pew Research found that while American parents vary in political views, race, religion, and education, most still want to teach their children similar qualities.
Society September 20, 2014
Doctors recommend school districts push high school and middle school start times later. Research has shown that adolescents are sleep deprived, and pushing school start times would help align school to their biological clock.
Life August 26, 2014
New study suggests that adults’ word choice can make a big difference in children's behavior.
Life April 30, 2014