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Children and adolescents who volunteer are more likely to be in excellent health and less likely to have behavioral problems, researchers say.
Talking to young children helps shape the brain in a way that promotes better language skills, according to new research.
After 12 months of treatment with a novel skin patch, the majority of toddlers with peanut allergy were successfully desensitized, according to researchers.
50% of parents in a new poll say their children’s mental health suffered over the past year because of their social media use.
A new study finds while one CT scan appears safe, having repeated scans may increase the risk of certain cancers in children under the age of 18.
Researchers say starting intervention as early as 18 months improves language, social communication, and daily living skills in kids on the autism spectrum.
School districts that replace older diesel buses with cleaner vehicles see bump in school attendance, researchers discover.
Young kids who experience harsh physical or psychological treatment at home are significantly more likely to develop symptoms that put them at high-risk for mental health problems, researchers say.
Children exposed to indoor cats and dogs in early infancy are less likely to develop certain food allergies, researchers say.
Ollie and Yoni are the only two in the world known to have an extremely rare genetic mutation called PSMC5. Their parents are on a mission to beat PSMC5 and other rare genetic disorders.
Bed rest and a break from school are typically prescribed for kids who suffer concussions. But that may not be the best road to recovery, according to a new study.
Aerobic exercise can help ease symptoms of depression in children and adolescents, according to researchers.
1 in 4 children with type 2 diabetes does not have obesity, researchers say. So what possible other factors are driving an increase in diagnoses?
The majority of adolescents have been exposed to pornography and many have felt pressured to send sexts, researchers say.
Children who don’t get enough sleep eat more sweet treats and fewer healthy foods, researchers say.
Video gaming may trigger life-threatening heart rhythm problems in susceptible children, researchers say.
The American Academy of Sleep is advising parents not to give their kids melatonin without talking to their doctors first.
The American Academy of Pediatrics warns families not to underestimate the flu, especially with COVID-19 still circulating.
A quarter of children and adolescents hospitalized with COVID-19 or MIS-C have persistent symptoms and activity impairments months later, researchers say.
A new, national poll finds many parents worry that school traffic is a danger for kids.
Children with headache disorders suffered more frequent headaches and increased anxiety when COVID-19 hit, researchers say.
From their first smile to their first step to the first day of school, children go through a remarkable transformation on their way to adulthood.
Here, experts explore the five developmental stages, from infancy to adulthood, and take a deeper look at the developmental milestones acquired along the way. Understanding each stage's developmental milestones can help create an environment tha...
Need an activity to do with your kids on spring and summer days? Go to the park.
Outdoor play is good for physical health, mental well-being and reduced stress in children, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).
“Whether it’s sunny or snowing, playing outside is good for children, physically and mentally,” said pediatrician
If you're old enough to dial 911, you're old enough to be a lifesaver.
Building lifesaving skills can start as young as age 4 and be expanded over the years, the American Heart Association and others advise in a new scientific statement.
Children can be adept at t...
In the spring and summer, everyone races outside with their dogs to enjoy the warmer weather, but a new study suggests there is a downside to that.
More children are bitten by dogs in those months, according to researchers at Nemours Children's Health.
But a dog bite isn't inevitable: It's possible to keep both dogs and children safer, and to provide proper care if the unfortunate d...
Boys are four times more likely to be diagnosed with autism than girls are, but girls may be more likely to experience anxiety alongside the disorder than boys, new research reveals.
Anxiety tends to travel with autism, which is characterized by problems with social interaction, communication and behavior. About 1 in 36 kids in the United States has autism, according to the U.S. Centers f...
Each year, about 140 kids in the United States are diagnosed with a craniopharyngioma, a typically non-cancerous brain tumor that develops near the pituitary gland at the base of the brain.
Doctors treat craniopharyngiomas with surgery to remove the entire tumor or a less aggressive surgery followed by radiation to kill any remaining cells.
Your toddler may be going through a phase of nail-biting that might be driving you crazy.
While biting or picking at one's nails is a common behavior in children (50% do it) and many will stop biting their nails on their own, some do not.
There are several reasons ...
A therapy that arms the immune system to find and destroy tumor cells has shown early promise against a rare and aggressive childhood cancer.
Experts called the findings "promising." But they cautioned that much larger studies are needed to see whether and how the treatment can fit into battling the cancer, called neuroblastoma.
Neuroblastoma begins in immature nerve cells, with tum...
Life isn't all fun and games for kids. They do a fair amount of worrying, too.
In fact, according to a survey of kids ages 9 to 13, a striking number, 86%, say they worry. More than one-third worry at least once a week.
School and friendship...
New advice from the World Health Organization (WHO) says healthy children and teens may not need additional COVID-19 shots, though they may need to catch up on other routine vaccines.
“The public health impact of vaccinating healthy children and adolescents is comparatively much lower than the established benefits of traditional essential vaccines for children -- such as the rotavirus, ...
Following a mass shooting that killed three children and three adults at a private Christian school in Tennessee on Monday, public officials are again talking about how to stop the never-ending cycle of gun violence in the United States.
Recent research offers both bad and good news on the issue.
Two separate studies from the same researcher found that firearms deaths involving pres...
Children with mental health problems are flooding America's hospitals.
A new study of 4.8 million pediatric hospitalizations between 2009 and 2019 found that the number of acute care hospitalizations for kids with mental health problems increased significantly. In 2019, most were due to attempted suicides, suicidal thoughts or self-injury, researchers said.
"What we're seeing are mo...
People with irregular sleep patterns may face substantially higher odds of high blood pressure than those who stick to a schedule, even when they get the recommended amount of sleep each night, new research suggests.
The study, published Tuesday in the journal Hypertension, found people who slept in on the weekends or varied the times they went to sleep and woke up throughout the week wer...
When a child is hospitalized, cost may not be the greatest worry but the out-of-pocket expense can be substantial in the United States, even for those with insurance.
A Michigan Medicine study found that U.S. families covered by private insurance s...
Early detection of childhood hearing loss is crucial but also challenging because babies can't tell their parents or doctors exactly what's wrong.
About 2 to 3 of every 1,000 kids is born with permanent hearing loss, so most health systems test newborns within a day or two after birth, according to Penn State Health in Hershey, Pa.
Hearing loss can be genetic, but a family may not r...
More American children have autism than previously thought, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports.
It also finds that the COVID-19 pandemic delayed diagnosis for many, which could have lasting impact.
Data from 11 communities in the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network, which tracks the number and characteristics of children with autism and ...
The death of a parent is heartbreaking for a child or teenager, and those who experience it are known to be at an increased risk for depression and other mental health issues later in life.
But a new study finds that children who participated in a bereavement program with their families following the loss of a parent were significantly less likely to experience depression up to 15 years l...
Just like adults, young children with type 1 diabetes may get the blood sugar control they need using an "artificial pancreas," new research shows.
The Control-IQ artificial pancreas system was tested in a clinical trial in children aged 2 to 6.
Using the technology developed at the University of Virginia (UVA), these children spent approximately three more hours per day in their ...
Planning for a safe summer camp experience requires some extra steps if your child has asthma or allergies.
An allergy expert noted that it's a huge concern for parents.
“Most kids heading off to summer camp for the first time wonder how they'll cope sleeping in a cabin with 10 other kids, if they'll make friends, and what exactly is in the bug juice,” said allergist
Troubling new research finds that rates of type 1 and type 2 diabetes are continuing to increase in children and young adults.
Asian or Pacific Islander, Black and Hispanic children had higher rates, the study found.
“Our research suggests a g...
With cannabis poisoning soaring among U.S. children, an expert from Children's Hospital Los Angeles offers tips for keeping kids safe from so-called “edibles.”
“The best way to keep your kids safe from marijuana edibles is not to have them in your home,” Dr. Colleen Kraft, an attending physician in th...
Parents are role models who can teach their kids about healthy food and exercise habits in childhood to help avoid future health problems.
“Children who are overweight are more likely to develop diabetes, experience feelings of isolation and struggle with self-esteem,” said Dr. Asma Khan, a pedia...
Spring sports season will be here soon, so it's time to get kids ready after a winter break.
Sports can teach valuable lessons, including teamwork, good sportsmanship, good communication, preparing for success, handling a loss, time management and the importance of doing your best, according to Henry Ford Health System in Detroit.
Young American children are not getting enough fruits and vegetables, but they are consuming too many sugary drinks, a new state-by-state government report shows.
To come to that conclusion, the survey questioned the parents of more than 18,000 children between the ages of 1 and 5 about their kids' eating habits.
“This is the first time we've had state-level estimates on these beh...
Raiding the cookie jar or candy dish at grandma's house may be a treat, but it can also help ruin children's teeth.
And a new survey found more than two-thirds of mothers reporting that their kids' grandparents gave youngsters sugary foods and beverages, with no limits on consumption.
"I have many happy memories of raiding the candy jar at my own grandparents' house and, as a paren...
Doctors have dubbed kids' progression from eczema to asthma the "atopic march," and they know more about how it affects white children than their Black counterparts.
Research scheduled for presentation at an upcoming meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) sheds new light on racial disparities.
The atopic march typically begins early in life with ato...
Some toddlers who don't interact with their parents may have early signs of autism, a new study suggests.
Researchers showed kids between 12 and 48 months of age "split-screen" moving images, then used eye tracking to evaluate their attention. Some toddlers who paid closer attention to scenes without people rather than to someone saying playful phrases a mother might use were later diagno...
Children's amped-up immune systems allow them to beat back COVID-19 easily, producing a strong initial response that quickly slaps away the virus.
But there might be a price to be paid for that sharp reaction, a new study from Australia says.
Because the initia...
Autism cases are surging in the New York-New Jersey metro area, mainly fueled by the diagnosis of autistic children who don't have intellectual disabilities, a new study reports.
The percentage of kids identified with autism spectrum disorder rose from about 1% in 2000 to 3% in 2016 in that region, said lead researcher
When kids suffer a concussion, an extended period of rest at home is always the best course, right? Perhaps not.
In fact, a new study suggests that -- despite what many people may presume -- getting kids back to school quickly is the best way to boost ...
As colds, flu and COVID continue to circulate this winter, a new U.S. government study finds that young children infected with COVID plus a second virus tend to become sicker.
While severe COVID is rare among children, kids can and do fall ill enough to end up in the hospital.
During the pandemic's first two years, young U.S. children who were hospitalized with COVID tended to be mo...
Cannabis use in U.S. states where recreational use is legal could be contributing to children's asthma, according to new research.
A study found increases in asthma in teens where cannabis is legal, compared to states where it remains banned for medicinal and recreational use. The study a...
Vaccinations among kindergarteners declined for the second year in a row, leaving hundreds of thousands of young children vulnerable to dangerous infectious diseases, U.S. health officials reported Thursday.
About 93% of kindergarteners had their required vaccinations during the 2021-2022 school year, including the measles/mumps/rubella (MMR), diphtheria/tetanus/pertussis, polio and chick...
A leading pediatricians' group has issued new guidelines on treating obesity in children and teens that, for the first time, call for early, aggressive intervention that can include weight-loss drugs and surgery.
“There is no evidence that ‘watchful waiting' or delayed treatment is appropriate for children with obesity,” Dr.
Patients with an incurable, genetic liver disease have new hope after an animal study showed that a single drug could reverse its effects.
Alagille syndrome is caused by a mutation that prevents the formation and regeneration of bile ducts in the liver.
About 4,000 babies a year are born with this condition. Often, they require a liver transplant, which is not always available. With...
When children have autism, it's possible to recognize the symptoms as early as when they are 18 months old.
Although it takes a doctor to diagnose the condition, parents and caregivers should be aware of the signs, advises the Autism Research Institute, offering some other tips for noticing early symptoms.
Children with autism may have variety of social, communication and behaviora...
A measles outbreak in central Ohio has now infected at least 82 children.
Most of those impacted by the outbreak have been under the age of 5, state officials reported. Since details of the first measles cases were announced last month by Columbus Public H...
Preteens who spend much of their free time watching online videos or playing video games may have a heightened risk of developing obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), a new study suggests.
Researchers found that among 9,200 9- and 10-year-olds they assessed, the odds of developing OCD inched up ...
Ten children with an especially rare and hard-to-treat form of "bubble boy" disease are living normal lives after receiving a new gene therapy approach, researchers say.
Experts said the findings are a major advance for children with the disease -- a subtype of severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID).
SCID refers to a group of rare genetic diseases that cause babies to be born ...
Keeping an eye on safety will let the joy from holiday toys last longer, without a trip to the emergency room, experts say.
Last year, more than 200,000 people were treated in emergency departments for toy-related injuries, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
Homicide has become a leading killer of children, with guns being the most common weapon used in their deaths, a new study shows.
The overall rate of homicides in children has grown about 4.3% each year for a decade, with a steep rise seen between 2019 and 2020, when the number of kids who died by homicide rose 27.7%.
Firearm-related homicides rose 47.7% between 2019 and 2020, acc...
It's an all-too-familiar scenario for many parents: Your preschooler starts to act up just as the phone rings or you start dinner.
Maybe you hand over an iPad or smartphone to soothe the child so you can get down to business.
And this probably does the trick. But if this is your go-to strategy, your child may be at risk for developing longer-term behavioral issues — especially boy...
Infants and young children could soon receive an updated COVID-19 vaccine as part of their three-dose series.
Pfizer Inc. on Monday asked the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to have the vaccine that targets the Omicron subvariants BA.4 and BA.5 replace the third dose in the series for children aged 6 months through 4 years old. Children in that age group would still receive two doses o...
It's a common dilemma when your child seems sick: Do you call the doctor, make a trip to urgent care or head straight to the emergency room?
If it's not an emergency, a call to your child's pediatrician may help guide you. The doctor's staff may recommend bringing your child in for a visit or going to urgent care -- particularly after hours when the pediatrician's office isn't open.<...
When loved ones come together for your Thanksgiving feast, keep in mind your those who have food allergies.
Practice safety in menu planning, food preparation and even serving, urged Courtney Cary, a senior dietitian at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. Be aware of the eight...
Extracurricular activities may have many benefits for young children, but researchers have discovered racial gaps in who takes part.
Among a group of 401 kindergarten students in Ohio, white children were 2.6 times more likely to participate in the most common extracurricular sports than children of other races and ethnicities.
The study found similar results for other after-school...
When a parent is depressed, their child's asthma care may suffer. Now, research suggests that getting a child's asthma under control may include assessing a parents' mental health.
Researchers at University of Texas Southwestern found that treating a parent's depression could sometimes improve symptom control in asthmatic children.
About 8% of American children have asthma. Sympto...
By the time they're in elementary school, kids typically know their favorite parts about celebrating Halloween.
But the holiday is still new to babies and toddlers, and some little ones may find it all too much.
That's OK, said pediatrician Dr. Dina DiMaggio, a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She offered some tips for getting started with babies and toddlers who might ...
Why do some preschoolers refuse naps while others have a meltdown without an afternoon snooze? Researchers suspect it may have a lot to do with a specific memory-related part of the brain.
While young children all need a lot of sleep, they do vary widely in when they stop napping during the day: Some leave naps behind by the time they are 3, while many others happily take an afternoon nap...