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Although membership in a gang often is depicted as a lifelong commitment, the typical gang member joins at age 13 and only stays active for about two years, according to a study at Sam Houston State...
A recent Oregon survey about an exercise DVD that adds short breaks of physical activity into the daily routine of elementary school students found it had a high level of popularity with both...
As part of the 2009 reauthorization of the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), states were provided with new resources and options to help reduce uninsurance rates among children.
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital study shows that adjusting treatment based on early response to chemotherapy boosts survival of young patients with Philadelphia chromosome-like acute...
Retinoblastoma is a childhood retinal tumor usually affecting children one to two years of age. Although rare, it is the most common malignant tumor of the eye in children.
Mutations cause chaos in the brain - new genes identified with key role in the development of severe childhood epilepsies
In the largest collaborative study so far, an international team of researchers, including scientists from VIB and Antwerp University identified novel causes for severe childhood epilepsies.
Recent studies have found that childhood bullying can have long-term consequences on physical and psychological health well into adulthood. We look at the evidence.
A study finds neither increased parental nor adolescent knowledge about HPV or the vaccine resulted in higher rates of vaccination and questions usefulness of awareness campaigns.
Children can using training to spot crucial cues on someone's emotional state, new research from the University of Lincoln, UK, has show.
Investigators at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center have published the first study to extensively characterize eosinophilic gastritis (EG).
Bed sharing, a practice where mother and infant sleep on the same surface, remains popular all over the world despite potential health risks for the infant.
Carbon nanotubes serve as bridges that allow electrical signals to pass unhindered through new pediatric heart-defect patches invented at Rice University and Texas Children's Hospital.
Infants' vocalizations throughout the first year follow a set of predictable steps from crying and cooing to forming syllables and first words.
Labor induction, used in 1-in-4 US births, can create a 'cascade of significant medical issues' for mothers & babies
The Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) is calling upon healthcare providers and pregnant women to avoid induction of labor at any time during pregnancy unless it is...
Although starting to drink at an early age is one of the most frequently studied risk factors for subsequent heavy drinking and related negative outcomes, findings have been inconsistent.
Gender-based violence affects the physical and mental health of girls and boys, men and women worldwide.
Researchers have created what they describe as an 'airway muscular chip' - a model that mimics muscle contraction in the human airway, offering a tool to test new drugs for asthma.
Autism is often characterized by language and communication deficits. Yet a study by neuroscientists found that boys with high-functioning autism were significantly faster at a key task of grammar...
Mums and dads who may be overwhelmed by their children's self-harming can now find support in the experiences of other parents, through a new resource on the website healthtalk.org.
A new Swedish study shows that adolescents who suffer from sleep disturbance or habitual short sleep duration are less likely to succeed academically compared to those who enjoy a good night's...