Researchers investigated the impact of parenting practices on the amount of time young children spend in front of screens. They found a majority of parents use screen time to control behavior, especially on weekends. This results in children spending an average of 20 minutes more a day on weekends in front of a screen. Researchers say this is likely because using it as a reward…
Researchers working with mice with sleep problems similar to those experienced by people with the genetic disease neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) — believe the animals will help shed light on insomnia linked to NF1 or other factors.
Researchers were able to identify mother’s perceived stress during the first year of the child’s life as a risk factor for developing overweight in infancy. Researchers found this to have long-lasting effects on girls’ weight development in particular.
Caring for preterm babies in single family rooms may help prevent sepsis and improve exclusive breastfeeding
Caring for preterm babies in single family rooms appears to reduce the incidence of sepsis and improve exclusive breastfeeding rates compared with traditional open ward neonatal units, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Bottle feeding infants is associated with left-handedness, according to a new study.
Engaging in repetitive and ritualistic behaviors is part of typical child development. However, behaviors that develop into obsessive and compulsive symptoms may represent a red flag for serious psychiatric conditions.
The results of a long-term NIH-funded study published last month could allay concerns that ADHD drugs can cause cardiac damage in children.
Researchers evaluated a digital medicine tool designed as an investigational treatment for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and co-occurring attention/deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
Researchers have long known that sick children can affect a company’s bottom line, as employees are distracted or have to take time off to care for their children. Less is known about the impact a parent’s work life has on their children’s health. But now researchers have found that children’s health is less likely to be negatively affected when their parents feel a sense of…
Fathers as well as mothers can experience post-natal depression — and it is linked to emotional problems for their teenage daughters, new research has found.