A rare procedure occasionally performed during Jewish circumcisions that involves direct oral suction is a likely source of herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) transmissions documented in infants...
Up to 5 percent of all prenatal ultrasounds uncover antenatal hydronephrosis, or enlarged kidneys, the most commonly detected prenatal abnormality in the United States.
The latest flare-up in the Middle East catches children in the midst of their long-anticipated summer break.
Parents, turn off the television when your children are with you. And when you do let them watch, make sure the programs stimulate their interest in learning.
Primary care treatment of overweight and obese preschoolers works better when treatment targets both parent and child compared to when only the child is targeted, according to research published in...
An electronic screening tool that starts with a single question to assess the frequency of substance misuse appears to be an easy way to screen teenagers who visited a physician for routine medical...
A genetic screening test may help predict which patients with one of the most common childhood kidney diseases will respond to standard therapies.
Adolescents in some countries and U.S. states are required to perform community service, and many national and nongovernmental agencies promote such service.
Children who have been abused or neglected early in life are at risk for developing both emotional and physical health problems.
Testing reading ability and IQ in twins from the age of 7 to 16, researchers find that strong reading skills as a child correlates to higher 'general intelligence' in later life.
The age at which girls start menstruating appears to be decided by a small subset of genes that is passed on either by her biological father or mother.
New figures for 2013 show the prevalence of smoking, drinking or drug use among school pupils(2) is considerably lower than ten years ago.
Contrary to previous assumptions, researchers find that preschoolers are able to gauge the strength of their memories and make decisions based on their self-assessments.
Open a child's lunch box and you're likely to find that the lunches and snacks inside fall short of federal guidelines.
Lipid emulsions are crucial for providing essential fatty acids and energy to infants and children who need intravenous feeding.
A new report from the CDC reveals that while HPV vaccination coverage among adolescents increased in 2012-13, it remains 'unacceptably low' and further efforts are needed.
After studying more than 1,000 pediatric consultations offered in Latin America through telemedicine, researchers at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC found that physicians in those...
Mozart, Beethoven or even Shakespeare - pregnant mothers have been known to expose their babies to many forms of auditory stimulation.
A new UCLA-led study suggests that a higher quality educational environment may help improve health outcomesLow-income minority adolescents who were admitted to high-performing public charter...
Playing in schoolyards that feature natural habitats and trees and not just asphalt and recreation equipment reduces children's stress and inattention, according to a University of Colorado Boulder...