Children's Health

Is Surgery Always Needed for Kids’ Appendicitis?

Review found many with inflamed appendix were fine with antibiotics alone, but more research neededSkipping surgery and treating appendicitis with antibiotics alone may be...

Lingering Baby Weight? Don’t Blame the Pregnancy

Researchers find weight gain speeds up a year after delivery, suggest motherhood might be the reason whyWomen have long blamed pregnancy for weight gains...

Imaging Study Confirms Brain Differences in People With ADHD

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity should be considered a brain disorder, researchers sayResearchers who pinpointed brain differences in people with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) say their findings show the...

Experimental Test Can Spot Autism in Infancy

Researchers report brain scans plus computer algorithm show which high-risk babies might develop the disorderIn what they call a first, researchers say they can...

Low-Income Kids More Likely to Have ADHD, Asthma

Autism more often diagnosed among children in higher-income families, study findsChildren in families struggling to make ends meet are developing asthma and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder...

The Motherlode of ‘Mother Love’ Chemicals

Moms secrete more dopamine when watching their own babies, study findsThe feel-good brain chemical dopamine appears to play a role in the development of...

Tiny Babies May Face Mental Health Problems Later

Review found greater likelihood of ADHD, anxiety and depressionExtremely low birth weight babies may be at increased risk for mental health problems later in...

Needed: An ‘Action Plan’ for Kids Prone to Severe Allergic Reactions

First line of defense is an epinephrine auto-injector, pediatricians sayWhen kids are at risk of severe allergic reactions, all their caregivers should have a...

Be Your Child’s Valentine

The American Academy of Pediatrics offers tips for showing kids your love every dayValentine's Day is two days away, and it's a great day...

Do Older Guys Always Prefer Younger Women? Maybe Not

Although they may 'consider' younger mates, they also focus on women their own age, study findsThe stereotype that older men are usually attracted to...
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