Children's Health

Can Parents’ Weight Hinder Toddlers’ Development?

Study links -- but doesn't prove -- Moms', Dads' obesity tied to delayed social and problem-solving skills Children who have obese...

Disabled Children Face Bullying Throughout School Years

More must be done to teach them how to respond to aggression, researcher saysBullying is a problem that affects almost all students in some...

Does Legalizing Pot Spur Kids to Try It?

In 2 states studied, teens downplayed harms after recreational pot legalized; use increased in 1 stateStates that legalize recreational marijuana use may be sending...

For Better Results From Customer Service, Don’t Make It Personal

Study suggests words like 'great' and 'fine' also helpGifts will be exchanged and returned this week for all sorts of reasons. Wrong size, bad...

More Than Half of Brazilian Women Avoid Pregnancy Due to Zika...

In excess of 1,800 cases of birth defects linked to the mosquito-borne virus have hit the country so farMore than half of young women...

‘Groundbreaking’ Research Offers Clues to Cause of Dyslexia

Brain scans revealed that those with the reading disorder showed less ability to 'adapt' to sensory informationPeople with the reading disability dyslexia may have...

Cured Meats Could Aggravate Asthma, Study Suggests

Symptoms worsened for those who often ate foods like ham and salamiRegularly eating cured meats such as ham and salami might aggravate asthma, researchers...

Baby Crib Ads Show Unsafe Practices, Study Says

Fluffy toys, tummy-sleeping and bumper pads are linked to sudden infant death syndromeBaby crib advertisements and store displays often demonstrate unsafe sleep environments that...

Nicotine in E-Cigs Can Trigger Lifelong Addiction in Kids: Docs

American Academy of Pediatricians' report says the earlier kids 'vape,' the more likely they're hookedThe earlier youngsters start using nicotine -- even in the...

The Impact of Child Abuse Can Last a Lifetime

Victims often struggle emotionally, financially as adults, study findsThe traumatic effects of child abuse and neglect can persist for decades, often with substantial economic...
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