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
If you’re wondering why your child has been acting up lately, it may have something to do with you spending too much time on your smartphone. A new study linked child behavior problems to parents' heavy use of digital technology.
Healthy Living/Wellness May 26, 2017
Grandparents raising their grandchildren typically rely on old-school parenting techniques, which are outdated and in conflict with the latest child care guidelines and recommendations. Old health care method and practices can be harmful to children and lead to parenting mistakes.
Healthy Living/Wellness May 8, 2017
An 8-year-old girl behaving like an animal and with no understanding of human language has been found by the Indian police in the Katarniaghat Wildlife Sanctuary in Uttar Pradesh, India. Authorities say she appears to have lived with animals for quite some time.
Feature | Culture April 8, 2017
A CDC study revealed that vaccinated children run a lesser risk of succumbing to flu virus, compared with non-vaccinated kids. The result was determined after a data analysis of four flu seasons from 2010 to 2014.
Public Health April 5, 2017
Fathers and mothers are more likely to live longer than their childless peers. Swedish researchers offered some possible explanations why having children is linked with extended lifespan.
Healthy Living/Wellness March 14, 2017
BusyKid is a new platform that allows parents to track chores and pay allowances to their children, who in turn learn about earning, saving and spending.
Apps/Software February 15, 2017
Liver ailments in children and adolescents may be linked to consumption of fructose, according to researchers. Sugar intake and uric acid levels are independently responsible for the occurrence of liver diseases.
Healthy Living/Wellness February 14, 2017
Pet medicines must be kept out of reach of children. In Central Ohio, 88 percent of accidental poising cases among children involved medicine for dogs.
Public Health February 12, 2017
Children who were born first are generally smarter than their younger siblings, but not because of genetics, a new study suggests. Researchers said it's all because of the advantages first-borns receive from parents.
Neuroscience February 12, 2017
Pediatric flu death is considered a key marker of a harsh flu season. Thus experts are closely watching flu cases in children in the current flu season, which is fast turning into a harsh one.
Public Health February 8, 2017
A new study explores the inter-relationship between physical activity and depression in children. The study reveals that children with higher activity posed a lower risk of depression.
Healthy Living/Wellness January 31, 2017
University of Cambridge researchers examine children’s relationship with their pets and find that they derived more satisfaction from animal companions and got along better with them than with their siblings. These pets may then wield a great influence on kids’ development.
Healthy Living/Wellness January 30, 2017
Six-year-old girls are less likely than boys to believe their gender is poised for brilliance, and they instead tend to veer away from activities that require those smarts. These are some findings of a new study that probes how far back those gender perceptions set in.
Healthy Living/Wellness January 27, 2017
The World Health Organization has released a report that warns parents to protect their kids from pervasive junk food ads on mobile apps. Experts believe stricter regulations must be put in place to prevent ballooning obesity rates.
Healthy Living/Wellness November 7, 2016
Device use has been shown earlier to lead to sleeping problems. Now, researchers are saying using smartphones or tablets in bed specifically doubles risks of poor sleep in children.
Healthy Living/Wellness November 1, 2016
Efforts are in place to address obesity in children and teens but the problem persists. In a new study, researchers have found that obese children and teens and their leaner counterparts have different gut microbiota.
Public Health September 21, 2016
An 11-year-old boy, who played the deadly choking game, died of accidental asphyxiation last week. The choking game involves strangling of the neck or compression of the chest in hopes of getting euphoric in an instant.
Healthy Living/Wellness September 9, 2016
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