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The discovery of new genes that underlie developmental disorders, with phenotypes such as congenital heart defects, seizures and intellectual disabilities, is reported in Nature this week.
A new study finds that parents who receive text message reminders that their child requires a flu vaccine are significantly more likely to bring their child for vaccination.
Study finds intervention in school health centers is effective in counseling teens about abusive relationships
A study by a Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC researcher provides the first evidence of the potential benefits of a brief, provider-delivered universal education and counseling...
When children aged 10-14 consume energy drinks, one in five consumes too much caffeine.
Longer duration, deeper body cooling for newborns with neurological condition does not reduce risk of death
Among full-term newborns with moderate or severe hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (damage to cells in the central nervous system from inadequate oxygen), receiving deeper or longer duration cooling...
Maternal supplementation with multiple micronutrients, compared with iron-folic acid, does not reduce infant mortality
In Bangladesh, daily maternal supplementation of multiple micronutrients compared to iron-folic acid before and after childbirth did not reduce all-cause infant mortality to age 6 months, but did...
A child psychiatry team suggests that musical training for children can help them attain greater emotional control, focus their attention and reduce feelings of anxiety.
Teen anxiety may be predicted by the quality of parent-infant relationships and early childhood shyness
Infants who frequently react to unfamiliar objects, people, and situations by becoming afraid and withdrawing are referred to as having a behaviorally inhibited temperament.
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...