Numerous studies have suggested that using social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter can affect mental health and well-being. We look at the evidence.
Using antibiotics alone to treat children with uncomplicated acute appendicitis is a reasonable alternative to surgery that leads to less pain and fewer missed school days, according to a pilot study.
A couple of years ago a University of Washington researcher who studies how children develop social behaviors like kindness and generosity noticed something odd.
In a UT Dallas study involving serious youth offenders, the answer to one open-ended question predicted the teenagers' offending patterns for the next seven years: "How long do you think you'll live?
Research on children orphaned by HIV/AIDS in South Africa may provide insight on how to identify and help children with emotional behavior issues in other areas of the world, which may have limited...
Pregnant women with chronic hypertension (high blood pressure) are highly likely to suffer from adverse pregnancy outcomes such as preterm delivery, low birth weight and neonatal death, which...
Antibiotics improve growth in children at risk of undernourishment in low and middle income countries, finds a study published on bmj.com.
Women with a high BMI before pregnancy or in the early stages of pregnancy are more likely to experience poor outcomes, such as fetal death and stillbirth, a new study suggests.
Young children suffering from diarrheal diseases are less likely to receive life-saving oral rehydration therapy (ORT) if they seek treatment at private, for-profit clinics, according to the...
Male babies of mothers who took certain antidepressants during pregnancy are more likely to develop autism and developmental delays, a new study suggests.
Nearly one-third of cases of Wilms tumor, a pediatric cancer of the kidney, are linked to a gene called Lin28, according to research from Boston Children's Hospital.
A long-term study of young children finds that each extra hour of TV viewing is linked to 7 fewer minutes of daily sleep, which is not good for their mental and physical health.
A study, carried out on mice, has just confirmed the neurobiological origin of attention-deficit disorder (ADD), a syndrome whose causes are poorly understood.
Many factors influence the life expectancy of childhood cancer survivors: not getting enough exercise, being underweight, and being worried about their future health or their health insurance.
Children and young adults with epilepsy are more likely to suffer broken bones, burns and poisonings compared to those without the neurological disorder, new research has found.
A broad change in drinking behaviour has occurred among Australian adolescents in the last decade.
Stressful upbringings can leave imprints on the genes of children as young as age 9, according to a study led by Princeton University and Pennsylvania State University researchers.
Violent behavior and beliefs among middle school students can be reduced through the implementation of a targeted violence intervention program, according to a Vanderbilt study released in the...
Energy drinks are associated with many health problems. But still, young people think they are safe to consume. One professor says poor labeling and lack of education are to blame.
While many people have an opinion on whether animals can help to improve wellbeing and care for patients in hospitals, does anyone really know whether there are benefits both for the patients and the...