Most children moving to the U.S. from Central America come without adults, hoping to join parents or family already living in the U.S. To succeed, psychologists say, these families need support. (Image credit: Sara Wong for NPR)
That’s what a UNICEF official calls the conflict in Yemen. And escalating violence in a key port city is jeopardizing aid to hundreds of thousands of starving children. (Image credit: Mohammed Hamoud/Getty Images)
The authors of a study found that a large percentage of healthy babies don’t start sleeping through the night even at a year old. The research team also examined whether infants who didn’t sleep for six or eight consecutive hours were more likely to have problems with psychomotor and mental development, and found no association. The researchers also found no correlation between infants waking up…
Regular early head circumference assessments add valuable information when screening for long-term neurocognitive risk – according to new research.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating 252 cases of acute flaccid myelitis and has confirmed 90 cases. One or more viruses is suspected, but CDC says the cause is unknown. (Image credit: Armando L. Sanchez/Chicago Tribune/TNS via Getty Images)
A new national study shows that people whose mothers had more partners — married or cohabiting — often follow the same path. Results suggest that mothers may pass on personality traits and relationship skills that make their children more or less likely to form stable relationships.
A new study has identified unique functional brain networks associated with characteristic behaviors of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in 12- and 24-month old children at risk for developing ASD.
In a world of vast consumer choice, ambiguous product descriptions and self-appointed experts, parents face a minefield when picking out food, toys or other products for their children. A new qualitative study indicates that naturalness is the current benchmark for consumer choice among parents.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has updated its concussion recommendations to support children and teens engaging in light physical activity and returning to school as they recover. The report, revised for the first time in eight years, also advises against complete removal of electronic devices.
The American Academy of Pediatrics has released new guidance on spanking children: Don’t do it, ever. Dr. Jennifer Shu speaks with NPR’s Lulu Garcia-Navarro about why the guidance is so strong now.