Parents are worried over the possible effects of technology on their children, but children have their own concerns over the matter, too. What exactly do children mean when they say that technology is 'creepy?'
Feature | Tech May 20, 2019
Men should consider their own biological clock when planning their families. A new study found that, like women, men over the age of 45 experience physical changes that might affect the wellbeing of their partners and children.
Public Health May 14, 2019
A new study in Georgia revealed that ball pits inside physical therapy clinics are contaminated with germs that can make kids sick. Researchers said the findings emphasize the need for better cleaning and maintenance of equipment.
Healthy Living/Wellness April 28, 2019
WHO released a new guideline, saying that children under 2 should not have any screen time. The panel said childhood health is best achieved through physical activity and good sleep.
Public Health April 25, 2019
A new study revealed that among kids, drinking less water likely leads to drinking more sugary drinks, which is tied to obesity. Researchers urge parents to push their kids drink more water.
Healthy Living/Wellness April 23, 2019
A psychologist said that parents who accommodate their children's anxiety might be doing more harm than good. Instead of comforting them, parents should allow their children to cope with anxiety on their own.
Healthy Living/Wellness April 16, 2019
The number of emergency room visits due to suicidal ideation and suicide attempts among children rose to 1.2 million in 2015. More than half of those visits are children from ages 5 to 11.
Healthy Living/Wellness April 9, 2019
Research that started in 1986 showed that young adults raised by lesbian parents are more inclined to have same-sex relationships. Children from sexual minority families are also as mentally healthy as children from heterosexual parents.
Public Health April 3, 2019
Autism Cease therapy can seriously harm children, a watchdog in the United Kingdom warned. At least 150 therapists were ordered to stop advertising Cease therapy as a cure, as it lacks credibility.
Public Health March 23, 2019
To prevent more children from contracting the flu, a hospital is temporarily restricting children under the age of 12 from visiting. The new policy will take effect this week as the 2018-2019 flu season continues to peak.
Public Health January 9, 2019
A report from Yale University researchers found that almost 9,000 children and teens died from opioid poisoning in the past 18 years. Majority of the deaths involving children were due to accidental ingestion of narcotics either a prescription or illegally procured.
Public Health December 29, 2018
What are the most common causes of death among youths in the United States? Guns still play a significant role in those deaths despite persistent efforts.
Public Health December 21, 2018
A new study found that more children who are the youngest in their kindergarten classes are diagnosed with ADHD. The study used data of over 400,000 children in states where the cut-off of enrollment is Sept. 1.
Public Health November 30, 2018
A new survey found that the number of children and late teens facing mental health problems is increasing. This came on the heels of a commissioner lambasting the agency for slow services.
Healthy Living/Wellness November 23, 2018
A new study found that the number of children heading to the emergency room for mental health concerns has increased significantly from 2012 to 2016. More children, specifically from minority groups, are diagnosed with mental health-related issues.
Public Health November 3, 2018
A new report from the CDC revealed that more young children have not received their recommended vaccines. In the past year, an estimated 100,000 children have no vaccines at all to protect them from 14 preventable but deadly diseases.
Public Health October 13, 2018
A new study found that children who get limited access to television, smartphones/tablets, and computers every day perform better in cognitive tests. Health officials said that children's screentime should only be limited to two hours a day.
Public Health September 28, 2018
In response to a documentary that revealed Facebook’s lax attitude toward verification of underage users, the company has pledged to be more aggressive about enforcing its policies on underage accounts. Going forward, they will be deleted immediately.
Internet July 20, 2018
A new comprehensive survey shows that parents don’t want to have more children right now because it’s too expensive to have a kid. There’s also the fact that women now have more freedom to choose not to have a child.
Healthy Living/Wellness July 7, 2018
A 4-year-old girl who was born with cerebral palsy took her first step without the assistance of a walker. The young girl received spinal surgery in May 2018.
Healthy Living/Wellness July 5, 2018
A map released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed that the Northeast has the highest rate of childhood cancer. The map also showed that states in the south had the lowest rate of cancer among children.
Public Health June 29, 2018
Gaming disorder is classified as a mental health problem by WHO. Experts weighed in on children's addiction to video games like 'Fortnite' and what can be done to prevent it.
Public Health June 28, 2018
A mom of three shared on her Facebook page a horrifying photo of her daughter breaking her leg while going down the slide. The mother has since urged parents not to go on a slide with their children.
Healthy Living/Wellness June 27, 2018
A lawsuit said immigrant children were forcibly injected with antipsychotic drugs in one treatment center in Texas. The children reportedly experienced side effects that included feeling constantly lethargic and afraid of people.
Public Health June 21, 2018
Researchers have suggested that children who have parents that are 'overbearing' will have a harder time regulating their emotions. The study also suggests that these children will face difficulties making friends and behaving in school.
Healthy Living/Wellness June 18, 2018
Several studies in the past examined the harmful effects of smartphone use on young children. Now, a new study conducted highlights how parents’ smartphone habits could also shape their kids’ behavior.
Healthy Living/Wellness June 16, 2018
Over 2,500 kids swallow a button battery every year. To prevent major injuries and fatalities, parents should have their kids eat honey before going to the emergency room.
Healthy Living/Wellness June 12, 2018
A team of researchers from New York suggests that baby teeth can show if a child will suffer from autism. The scientists collected data from 200 baby twins in Sweden to help confirm their theory.
Healthy Living/Wellness June 1, 2018
Learning a new language can be tricky, and it's best to do it sooner in life for best results. Here's the best age to achieve native-speaker proficiency in another language, according to a new study.
May 2, 2018
According to a new study, children have a higher recovery rate after a physical activity than any functional adult and professional athlete. Children's faster heart rate recovery and metabolism contribute to this.
Healthy Living/Wellness April 24, 2018
A new cause of the development of food allergies in children has been found. Using baby wipes can alter the way that children's skin absorbency works, leading to food allergies.
Healthy Living/Wellness April 6, 2018
A new study revealed that major sports leagues in the United States, instead of promoting a healthy lifestyle, are pushing junk food to children. Most of the advertisements for food and beverages during sports programs are for unhealthy products.
Healthy Living/Wellness March 27, 2018
When about 5,000 children were asked to draw a scientist in the 1960s and 1970s, nearly all of the drawings depicted a male scientist. A new study, however, revealed that kids now draw female scientists more often than ever before.
Healthy Living/Wellness March 21, 2018
A couple from Joshua Tree, California, kept their kids in a makeshift plywood shelter for roughly four years, with no electricity, running water, or sanitation. Authorities arrested the parents for willful cruelty to a child.
Life & Style March 3, 2018
This year, 84 children have died from the flu in the United States, according to the CDC. It's been reported that the flu season could last several more weeks, leading into spring. Here are the symptoms of the flu.
Healthy Living/Wellness February 19, 2018
New research highlighted the risks associated with caesarean section deliveries for both mothers and children. Mothers may face dangerous pregnancies in the future, while children may be exposed to a variety of health issues.
Public Health January 25, 2018
Parents in the village of Vale de Salgueiro in Portugal give cigarettes to children as young as 5 years old during the annual Epiphany celebrations. Why do they do this?
Feature | Health January 7, 2018
New data showed that prevalence of ASD leveled off among American children and teenagers for the first time in decades. Which ethnicity could be more prone to the disease?
Public Health January 3, 2018
A new study from the University of Pennsylvania revealed that greater fish consumption among children resulted in higher IQ test scores and better sleep. The improvement is attributed to omega-3 fatty acids, which are found in many kinds of fish.
Healthy Living/Wellness December 27, 2017
Kids age 8 and below spends more time using the media than six years ago. A new report reveals that 42 percent of children age 8 and below already have their own gadget - compared from 7 percent in 2013 and 1 percent in 2011.
Healthy Living/Wellness October 20, 2017
High blood pressure in children may soon be easier to identify and manage with AAP's new guidelines. The guidelines recommend annual routine blood pressure measurements and use of blood pressure lowering medications.
Public Health August 21, 2017
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
Parents, beware: having your kids sun tanned is not a sign of good health, a new study has revealed. Researchers said a sun tan or sun burn is caused by damaged skin.
Healthy Living/Wellness June 27, 2017
Shootings in the United States are responsible for at least 19 deaths or injuries among children, a new report has warned. The study underscores the urgency of tackling gun violence today, as well as preventing child deaths from shootings.
Public Health June 19, 2017
Use of touchscreen devices such as tablets and smartphones pose health risks to children. Now, a campaign in Colorado seeks to stop retailers from selling phones for use by children younger than 13 years old.
Public Health June 19, 2017