A new report says outdated policies and hard marketing of fortified foods and supplements may be causing millions of American children to overdose on vitamins and minerals.
Physicians using body mass index (BMI) to diagnose children as obese may be missing 25 percent of kids who have excess body fat despite a normal BMI, which can be a serious concern for long-term...
The second annual report of the Alcohol Advertising Review Board was launched June 25, 2014 at Parliament House in Canberra by AMA Federal Vice President Dr Stephen Parnis.
Short, otherwise healthy children who are treated with growth hormone (GH) may become taller, but they may also become more depressed and withdrawn over time, compared to children the same age and...
Whether they march in unison, row in the same boat or dance to the same song, people who move in time with one another are more likely to bond and work together afterward.
Children and young people should routinely be offered the opportunity to participate in and to benefit from medical research, according to updated guidance from the Royal College of Paediatrics and...
Rett syndrome, a rare genetic disorder that causes mental retardation, autism, and physical deformities, has no cure.
After their hectic experience of delivery, newborns are almost immediately stretched out on a measuring board to assess their length.
"Goodnight room, goodnight moon. Goodnight cow jumping over the moon..."A children's classic that already is a candidate for the all-time best feel-good book, "Goodnight Moon," has gotten a...
A study from the University of Oxford in the UK finds that 18% of fully vaccinated children who present to their doctor with persistent cough have whooping cough.
A new study on the digestion of milk could lead to the development of new formulas for premature babies, weight loss drinks and potentially new drug delivery systems.
Substantial proportions of parents chose urgent care or emergency department visits when their sick children were excluded from attending child care, according to a new study by University of...
Researchers have created a computer algorithm that can analyze photos of faces and diagnose which children have a rare genetic disorder, such as Down syndrome or progeria.
Evidence shows physically fit children do better at schoolwork. Now, a new study suggests cardiorespiratory and motor ability in particular may boost kids' academic performance.
Young people who use sunbeds and tanning booths may be especially vulnerable to developing BCC, a common type of skin cancer, at an early age, according to a new study.
One of the deadliest forms of paediatric brain tumour, Group 3 medulloblastoma, is linked to a variety of large-scale DNA rearrangements which all have the same overall effect on specific genes...
A cancer diagnosis affects the whole family, and a significant number of children of cancer patients may be at risk for emotional and behavioral problems.
Teens who use menthol cigarettes smoke more cigarettes per day than their peers who smoke non-menthols, says a new study.
A web-based program for teen drivers appears to improve driving performance and quality supervised practice time before teens are licensed.
A new study by researchers from UC-Davis finds that the closer a woman lives to pesticide sites during pregnancy, the higher the risk of having a child with autism.