Around 11% of Americans between the ages 12-20 consume alcohol. Now, researchers have created a test that they say can predict the likelihood of binge drinking at the age of 16.
Although firework-related injuries have been falling since 2000, a new report finds that injuries rose unexpectedly by 30% in 2013 - 65% of which happened around 4th of July.
In a cluster of articles released in the peer reviewed European Journal of Psychotraumatology, researchers provide new insights into the treatment of children and youth exposed to acts of terror.
For the first time, the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH), working in close collaboration with the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP), Royal Pharmaceutical Society...
Cyberbullying creates fear among students about being victimized at school, a recent study by Sam Houston State University found.
New analysis of the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic in the US shows that the pandemic wave was surprisingly slow, and that its spread was likely accelerated by school-age childrenThe most detailed...
Researchers from Japan have produced healthy baby mice by cryopreserving - deep-freezing - testicular tissue, culturing it to produce sperm and inseminating immature egg cells.
A study of Chinese preschoolers finds that even low blood concentrations of lead are linked to behavioral and emotional problems, which increase as lead levels rise.
Despite political and economic challenges, rapid reductions of maternal and child mortality and dramatic improvements in reproductive health and rights are possible, according to a report released...
Investments in quality care at birth could save the lives of 3 million babies and women each year who die needlessly around the world, according to a new global action plan launched at the...
In the first genome-wide analysis of postsurgical pain in children, pediatric researchers identified variations in genes that affect a child's need for pain-control drugs.
UC San Francisco researchers have completed the first Internet-based clinical trial for children with autism, establishing it as a viable and cost effective method of conducting high-quality and...
A child's illness and hospitalization are extremely stressful for both the child and the parents.
Previous research by Dr. Joel Ray of St. Michael's Hospital has shown that a mother's ethnic background can influence birthweights, and his team's new study shows the same is true for a father.
To ease isolation during extended hospitalizations, UC Davis Children's Hospital offers secure videoconferencing for patients and families.
A study from USC researchers provides new understanding of the relationship between "sexting" and sexual behavior in early adolescence, contributing to an ongoing national conversation about whether...
A new study finds that women who have a c-section with their first child may have a small increased risk of experiencing a stillbirth or ectopic pregnancy with their second child.
Children with ADHD are at higher risk of substance abuse and abusing prescriptions. A new report from leading pediatricians offers advice on the issue.
Malnutrition during childhood is associated with higher diastolic blood pressure, higher resistance to blood flow, and poor heart function during adulthood.
Adolescents can have post-traumatic stress reactions even when not directly affected by terrorist attacks such as the tragedy of 22 July 2011 in Norway.