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After NYC implemented water dispensers in schools, researchers found that they were linked with decreased BMIs in students, suggesting a simple solution to childhood obesity.
Preschoolers raised in poorer families may experience brain changes that raise the risk of clinical depression at age 9 or 10, compared with those raised in richer families.
The rate of stillbirths has dropped in recent years, but more progress is needed, especially in low-income countries and for economically disadvantaged women in wealthier ones.
Monday 18 January sees the launch of a Commission to improve mental healthcare provision for children and young people.
Zika - a mosquito-borne virus linked to birth defects in Brazil - could spread rapidly through the Americas, including parts of the US, say researchers.
Advertisements featuring e-cigarettes with flavours such as chocolate and bubble gum are more likely to attract school children to buy and try e-cigarettes than those featuring non-flavoured...
Many negative consequences are linked to growing up poor, and researchers at Washington University St. Louis have identified one more: altered brain connectivity.
Researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center have found an association between obesity and the formation of blood clots in the veins of children and adolescents.
Pediatric researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have identified a key component of the pathogenesis of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD), a devastating and sometimes fatal lung disease that...
A study led by a Hasbro Children's Hospital sports medicine physician found that male student ice hockey players in earlier pubertal stages had a significantly increased risk of prolonged symptoms...
Adolescents who experience short or poor quality sleep find it harder to cope with stress, with implications for academics and health. Girls are particularly affected.
THC, the psychoactive chemical found in cannabis, alters the brain in ways related to neuropsychotic disorders such as schizophrenia when it is used by adolescents.
New research has arisen that looks into the harms of hookah smoking. Study authors say one hookah smoking session delivers 10 times the carbon monoxide of a single cigarette.
In the first examination into students' cognitive responses to standing desks, researchers have found that students' executive function and working memory capabilities improved.
Experts from Children's Hospital Colorado (Children's Colorado) co-led a team of researchers in studying new approaches to reducing fall asthma exacerbations in pediatric patients.
A new study provides clinical data to support growing evidence that autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is more prevalent in children and adolescents with gender dysphoria than in the general population.
Kidney stones are increasing, particularly among adolescents, females, and African-Americans in the U.S.
Researchers found that exposure to alcohol and tobacco content in popular music videos is around four times higher among teenagers than adults in the UK.
Findings from a new study suggest warning labels on sugar-sweetened beverages could deter parents from buying such drinks for their children, reducing diabetes and obesity risks.
Expectant mothers who sustain a traumatic injury and receive care at a hospital with a designated trauma center experience better outcomes than those treated at a non-trauma hospital.