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What Children Mean When They Say Technology Is 'Creepy'

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

Older Fathers Risk Health Of Unborn Children And Partners

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

Ball Pits Are Contaminated With Germs That Can Make Kids Sick: Study

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 Says Children Below 2 Should Not Have Sedentary Screen Time

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

Drinking Less Water Is Linked To Obesity In Kids: Study

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

Parental Behavior Important To Helping Kids With Anxiety Cope

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

Number Of Children With Suicide Attempts Doubled In The Past 10 Years

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

Children Of Lesbian Parents More Likely To Have Same-Sex Relationships As Adults: Study

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 Cure Cease Therapy Can Seriously Harm Children, Watchdog Warns

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

Children's Hospital Wants To Restrict Young Visitors To Keep Flu At Bay

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

Children Are Also Dying From Accidental Opioid Poisoning

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

Car Crashes, Firearms, And Cancer Are Major Causes Of Death Among US Children And Teens

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

Study Finds Link Between School Enrollment Month And ADHD Occurrence

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

Number Of Children Facing Mental Health Problems Continues To Grow

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

Number Of Children Visiting ERs Due To Mental Health Problems Rising At Alarming Rate

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

CDC Says Number Of Unvaccinated Children Growing Alarmingly

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

Want Your Kids To Have Better Cognition? Limit Their Screen Time, Says Study

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

Facebook Will Be More Aggressive About Its Underage Policy

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

The Real Reason Why Americans Are Having Fewer Babies

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

4-Year-Old Girl With Cerebral Palsy Takes First Steps After Spine Surgery

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

New CDC Map Shows Childhood Cancer Rates Are Higher In The Northeast

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

‘Fortnite’ Addiction Now A Recognized Mental Health Disorder: What Health Experts Say

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

Mother Of 3 Recounts Horrifying Moment Her 12-Month-Old Daughter's Leg Broke While Going Down Slide

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

Lawsuit Claims Immigrant Children Are Injected With Antipsychotic Drugs

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

'Helicopter Parenting' May Negatively Affect Children's Emotional Well-Being And Behavior

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

Parents’ Smartphone Habits Mold Children’s Unruly Behavior, According To New Study

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

If You Swallow A Button Battery, Just Eat Some Honey Because It's 'Better Than Doing Nothing'

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

Researchers Suggest Signs Of Autism Can Be Detected In Babies' Teeth

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

What's The Best Age For Learning A New Language?

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

Children Have Higher Energy Levels Than Adults And Are In Better Shape Than Professional Athletes, Study Says

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

Food Allergies In Children Are Being Caused By Baby Wipes Due To Skin Exposure

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

Major Sports Leagues Are Pushing Junk Food To Children, Study Shows

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

Kids Now Draw Scientists As Women More Often Than Ever Before, Study Shows

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

California Couple Arrested After Keeping Three Kids In A Plywood Box 'Home' For Years, With No Running Water Or Electricity

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

The Deadly Flu Season Has Killed 84 Children In The United States

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

Caesarean Section Risks Highlighted In New Study: Dangerous Pregnancies For Mothers, Health Issues For Children

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 Portuguese Village Encourage Young Children To Smoke At Epiphany Festival

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

Autism Spectrum Disorder Plateaus In US Kids After 20 Years

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

Eating Fish Helps Kids Grow Smarter And Sleep Better

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

Young Children Now Spend More Than 2 Hours Per Day On Screens

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

Pediatricians Issue New Guidelines For Identifying High Blood Pressure In Children

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

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

Sun Tan On Kids Is Not A Sign Of Good Health

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

Every Day, 19 Kids In The United States Are Killed Or Injured In Shootings

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

Colorado Campaign Wants To Ban Sale Of Smartphones For Children Below 13 Years Old

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

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