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A new study has found that children born prematurely show differences in a subtle but important aspect of memory: the ability to form and retrieve memories about context, such as what, when, and...
Initial results from the world’s largest diagnostic sequencing program have yielded 12 new genetic causes for rare developmental disorders, such as congenital heart defects.
The U.S. continues to look at the use and regulation of phthalates, which have been associated with health problems. Of particular concern is the safety of these plastic additives to children.
Do the effects of early caregiving experiences remain or fade as individuals develop?
Adults who are emotionally abused during childhood may be at much higher risk of experiencing migraine over tension headache in adulthood, a new study finds.
A new study found that children who ate fast food in the fifth grade had up to 20% lower test scores in the eighth grade than those who did not eat fast food.
AMA President, A/Prof Brian Owler, warned Australians to take the utmost care around water this holiday season.
More than half of all American children will likely live with an unmarried mother at some point before they reach age 18, according to a report issued by Princeton University and Harvard University.
In a follow-up to her earlier studies of learning in infancy, developmental psychologist Lisa Scott and colleagues at the University of Massachusetts Amherst are reporting that talking to babies in...
Rates of indoor tanning among high school students in the US are falling, according to researchers from the CDC, who note that its popularity remains a concern.
About 15 percent of women in the United States suffer from anxiety disorders and depression during their pregnancies, and many are prescribed antidepressants.
With the holiday season in full swing and presents piling up under the tree, many parents may be tempted to give children all the toys and gadgets they ask for or use the expectation of gifts to...
Children who suffer from Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome (HGPS) age prematurely due to a defective protein in their cells. The image shows two cell nuclei containing human DNA (blue).
Around 1 in 4 cases of salmonella infection in pre-school children is associated with having a pet snake or other reptile, reveals a new study.
An antioxidant present in cruciferous vegetables like broccoli could be a promising therapeutic avenue for children with progeria - an extremely rare, fatal genetic condition.
American children are generally safer and better-educated than they have been in 20 years, a new report from Duke University finds.
A University of Alberta economics professor has discovered a link between contraband cigarette use and illicit drug use among Canadian teens.
Music training has well-known benefits for the developing brain, especially for at-risk children.
Domestic violence can affect children even before they're born, indicates new research by Michigan State University scientists.
Use of cigarettes, alcohol, and abuse of prescription pain relievers among teens has declined since 2013 while marijuana use rates were stable, according to the 2014 Monitoring the Future (MTF)...