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Toddlers Benefit More From Print Books Than E-Books: Study

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

Child Psychiatrist Classified Children According To Personality As Either 'Orchids' Or 'Dandelions'

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

High Level Of Screen Time Linked To Delays In Child Development

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

Autism Now Affects 1 In Every 40 US Children, Says Study

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

Higher Childhood IQ Linked To Longer Life Span: Study

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

Breastfeeding Has No Long-Term Cognitive Benefit, Study Shows

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

Pollution Claims Life Of 1 In 4 Children Every Year, Warn WHO Reports

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

Children With Obese Parents May Be At Risk Of Developmental Delays, Say NIH Researchers

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

Lack Of Standards For Baby Cereals Puts Health Of Children In Low-Income Countries At Risk

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

Georgia Woman Rushes To Hospital For Kidney Stones, Goes Home With A Baby

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

Late-Term Kids Perform Better In School Cognitive Tests

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

Does Increasing Minimum Wage Improve Child Health?

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 Child's IQ

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

Do Newborn Babies Imitate Adults? Study Finds It's The Other Way Around

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

Nurturing Your Child During Preschool Years Is Linked To Better Learning, Memory Response

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

Babies Judge Emotional Reactions Of Adults: Study

Are babies smart? Two related studies show they are more than perceptive of anger – they can adjust to it.

Life March 24, 2016

Long-Term Side Effects Of IVF Treatment In Children: Can Infertility Treatment Cause Health Risks And Development Delays?

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

Smaller Families More Beneficial For Children, Study Finds

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

Narrowing The Digital Divide: Children From Low-Income Families Use Mobile Devices At Young Age

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

Pediatricians To Start Screening For Child Hunger as 7.9 Million US Children Live In Food-Insecure Homes

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

Pregnancy Stress Affects Development Of Child's Motor Skills: Study

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

Pregnancy Timing: Siblings Born Within 2 Years Of Each Other More Likely To Develop Autism

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

CQC Survey Investigates How Children View Hospital Care

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

Parents Smoking In Front Of Toddlers Put Their Kids At Higher Risk Of Obesity

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

Kids Who Watch 'Sesame Street' Perform Better In School: Study

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

Kids With Nightly Bedtime Routine Sleep Better: Study

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

Don't Want Your Kid To Become A Narcissist? Here's What Not To Do

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

Improvement In Southern California Air Quality Results In Healthier Lungs For Children

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

New Study Indicates Afternoon Naps May Be Bad For Toddlers

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 and Babies Learn Using Similar Method Says Study

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

Giving A Kid Throwing A Tantrum An IPad May Do More Harm Than Good

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

Severely Neglecting Children May Cause Permanent Changes in Brain

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

Child Neglect Transforms the Brain

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

Napping Often May Help Babies Learn Better Says Study

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

Kids Maturing Faster Due to the Internet: Study

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

Can obesity be prevented by daily dinners with the family?

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

What is the quality most parents want to teach their children? Study reveals parenting trends

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

Hey teenagers, even your doctors want you to sleep in

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

Choose your words carefully with kids. Using a noun or a verb can make a big difference

New study suggests that adults’ word choice can make a big difference in children's behavior.

Life April 30, 2014

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