The risks of birth defects in children exposed to antiretroviral drugs in utero are small when considering the clear benefit of preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV but where there are...
Children with a heart defect called transposition of great arteries (TGA) are born with the two major blood vessels (aorta and the main lung artery) arising from the wrong sides of the heart.
New research from the University of California Los Angeles suggests that labeling a 10-year-old girl as fat may increase her risk of becoming obese almost a decade later.
Pre-cut food they can eat with a fork encourages kids to behave better than foods they have to bite into, which leads to more aggressive and rowdy behavior, says a new study.
All high-stakes industries that function at very high "6-sigma" safety levels have a pre-occupation with human error.
Children and young adults who start antidepressant therapy at high doses, rather than the "modal" [average or typical] prescribed doses, appear to be at greater risk for suicidal behavior during...
Children's exposure to violence and crime declined between 2003 and 2011. Rates of violent crime have declined in the United States since the 1990s.
An Oregon State University researcher has found a relationship between motor skill deficiencies and the severity of the symptoms of autism spectrum disorder in very young children.
'Take me out to the ballgame' doesn't exactly conjure up images of apple slices and kale chips. The more likely culprits include French fries, soda and the occasional box of Crackerjacks.
It is better to give than to receive - at least if you're an adolescent and you enjoy giving, a new study suggests.
Benefits often coexist with the negative and stressful outcomes for parents who have a child born with or later diagnosed with a life-limiting illness, says a recent study led by a researcher at the...
Ellen's (not her real name) adoptive parents weren't surprised when the school counselor suggested that she might have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
New research from Washington State University reveals how youth who work with horses experience a substantial reduction in stress - and the evidence lies in kids' saliva.
Although previous studies have suggested that induced labor increases the risk of cesarean delivery, new research indicates that labor induction may actually reduce such risk.
Researchers looking at how much of a baby's development is affected by genes versus mother's nutrition and lifestyle have found that prenatal environment has a large influence.
The CDC estimates that vaccinations will prevent more than 21 million hospitalizations and 732,000 deaths among children born in the last 20 years. Despite the U.S.
Can school efforts really persuade kids not to smoke, spur teens to exercise and get little ones to eat more fruits and veggies?
Most students in grades kindergarten through 12 have access to foods and beverages during the school day outside the federal school meal programs, which are called competitive foods.
A new measure to prevent malaria, known as Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention (SMC), has helped to reduce the number of new malaria cases among children under five in several countries throughout...
Fetal heart experts working with the American Heart Association have developed guidelines to help healthcare providers care for unborn babies with heart problems, as well as their families.