Without a doctor or dentist’s guidance, some parents don’t follow national recommendations for early dental care for their children, a new national poll finds.
The best solution for inexperience is to have teenagers practice more, under varied conditions, an expert says.
Enlarge this image Abraham Vidaurre, 12, checks his arm after receiving an HPV vaccination at Amistad Community Health Center in Corpus Christi, Texas, in 2016. Though gender differences in vaccine rates have narrowed, more girls than boys tend to get immunized against HPV. The Washington Post/The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption The Washington Post/The Washington Post/Getty Images Each year, about 31,000 men and…
A stroke in a baby — even a big one — does not have the same lasting impact as a stroke in an adult. A study found that a decade or two after a ‘perinatal’ stroke damaged the left ‘language’ side of the brain, affected teenagers and young adults used the right sides of their brain for language.
New research in mice has found that a father’s stress affects the brain development of his offspring. This stress changes the father’s sperm, which can then alter the brain development of the child. This new research provides a much better understanding of the key role that fathers play in the brain development of offspring.
Enlarge this image Next month in the U.K., anyone at a major grocery store looking to buy a soft drink with more than 150 mg of caffeine per liter will need to present an ID. Stephane Grangier/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Stephane Grangier/Getty Images Next month, several chain supermarkets in the U.K. will stop selling energy drinks to customers under 16. Anyone looking to…
Our sense of belonging often comes from shared memories of collective experience. What will my multicultural daughter identify with?
An attack with allergens shown in a “Peter Rabbit” scene mirrors real-life threats to kids’ health, parents say.
Children who have heart surgery as infants are at risk for hearing loss, coupled with associated risks for language, attention and cognitive problems, by age four. In a cohort of 348 preschoolers who survived cardiac surgery, researchers found hearing loss in about 21 percent, a rate 20 times higher than is found in the general population. This underscores the importance of early hearing evaluations in…
Enlarge this image Simone Groper got her flu shot in January at a Walgreens pharmacy in San Francisco. Flu season will likely last a few more weeks, health officials say, and immunization can still minimize your chances of getting seriously sick. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Federal health officials say that, as they anticipated, the flu vaccine isn’t very effective…