Zinc supplements reduce diarrhoea and other infections in malnourished children, and may prevent death, according to a new study published in The Cochrane Library.
Analyzing the period 2003-2013, a CDC report finds that emergency rooms in the US see almost 5,000 each year for injuries from pool chemicals that could have been prevented.
One in ten 16-year-olds surveyed in a new study by Queen's University and the University of Ulster have considered self-harm or taking an overdose.
Newly published findings by nationally recognized pediatric cardiologist Dr.
Depression in preschool teachers is associated with behavioral problems ranging from aggression to sadness in children under the teachers' care, new research suggests.
A new study by researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston is the first to show that premature aging of the placenta due to oxidative stress is the cause of many preterm births.
Magnet ingestions by children have received increasing attention over the past 10 years.
Hookah or 'water pipe' smoking is rising in popularity among the young. Assumed to be more safe than cigarettes, a new study challenges this perception of water pipe smoking.
A growing number of paediatricians want to work part time and nearly a third of trainees are concerned about securing consultant posts, according to a new workforce survey conducted by the Royal...
Over a million American students misuse prescription drugs or take illegal stimulants to increase their attention span, memory, and capacity to stay awake.
Children delivered by cesarean section and those given antibiotics during early infancy appear more prone to developing allergic inflammation of the esophagus - the muscular tube that connects the...
Researchers at Children's Hospital Los Angeles have discovered that by targeting a particular receptor, chemotherapy-resistant cancer cells can be killed in an acute form of childhood leukemia...
Researchers from the University of Manchester in the UK say they may have uncovered an explanation for the association between infant antibiotic use and increased risk of asthma.
A blood-based diagnostic test accurately predicted whether 70% of female study participants with threatened preterm labor (TPTL) would or would not give birth prematurely.
Individuals prenatally exposed to tobacco smoke exhibited weaker response in some regions of the brain while processing a task that measures inhibition control (the ability to control inappropriate...
Seventeen year olds should be barred from the front row of rugby scrums in men's matches unless they meet medical guidelines, a study suggests.
Teenagers and their foster families often say they don't feel connected and have trouble communicating, but few resources exist that nurture their bonding.
Study looks at cultural factors underlying racial/ethnic variationParents' attitudes toward substance use may help to explain observed racial/ethnic variations in prescription drug misuse among...
Scientists at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have reported a major breakthrough in understanding the molecular basis for Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS), perhaps the most studied among the class of...
The more time a child is exposed to a parent addicted to smoking, the more likely the youth will not only take up cigarettes but also become a heavy smoker.