TV networks have standards that minimize tobacco use on shows, and Netflix now does, too. But streaming companies lack public policies about smoking cannabis onscreen, and doctors say that hurts kids. (Image credit: Netflix/Screenshot by NPR )
Dozens of people in the Midwest have been hospitalized with severe lung damage in the past month. It’s unclear what exactly is causing the issue but the common link appears to be vaping. (Image credit: sestovic/Getty Images)
After medical marijuana became legal in Massachusetts, cannabis-related poison control calls involving the commonwealth’s children and teenagers doubled, according to a public health investigation.
Scientists have investigated the impact of the predictability of parent interaction on a child’s development. The study showed that a higher predictability of the parent’s interaction signals in infancy was associated with the child’s ability to better control and regulate their own actions and emotions.
An inspector general report from the Department of Health and Human Services found that 100,000 kids who were newly prescribed ADHD medication didn’t see a care provider for months afterward. (Image credit: Weeraya Siankulpatanakij/EyeEm/Getty Images)
For children and teens with migraine, the pain and symptoms that accompany migraine attacks can be debilitating, resulting in missed school days, absence from social or sporting events, and affected home activities. Now the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) and the American Headache Society have developed two guidelines that include recommendations for preventing and treating migraine in children and teens.
New research may help explain why Zika virus infection causes birth defects in some children but not others. The study suggests that the risk of developing an abnormally small head (microcephaly) depends on the types of antibody produced by pregnant mothers in response to Zika infection.
Infants born to mothers taking naltrexone to treat opioid use disorder during pregnancy developed no signs of neonatal opioid withdrawal syndrome (NOWS) during their hospitalization, a new study shows. In comparison to infants of mothers taking buprenorphine during pregnancy, infants exposed to naltrexone had shorter hospital stays, and mothers reported no use of other opioids during their pregnancy.
New research provides standardized scores for language development in 2 year olds.
It’s a comment we often hear in response to stories of child neglect: that parenting should require a licence. Researchers say that while the suggestion is based on concern for children, it is fraught with problems.