A new study reviewed evidence from research conducted around the world and estimated the prevalence of conduct disorder to be around 3 percent in school-aged children and a leading cause of referral to child and adolescent mental health services. Yet paradoxically it is one of the least widely recognized or studied psychiatric disorders, and funding for research into it lags far behind many other childhood…
Infants of women with a short-term education are more likely to die within the first year of life. In more than half of cases, the cause of death is premature childbirth and low fetal weight.
The odds of child physical abuse vs. accidental injury increased substantially when the caregiver at the time of injury was male, according to a new study.
A new study demonstrates, for the first time, that ‘social robots’ used in support sessions held in pediatric units at hospitals can lead to more positive emotions in sick children.
A new study tracked the mental and physical health of US-born teenage children of Mexican and Central American immigrants in California in the years before and after the 2016 election. Nearly half of the youth reported worrying at least sometimes about the impacts of US immigration policy on their families, and those with more worries also experienced higher anxiety and poorer sleep quality than their…
New research indicates that perfectionism is related to breast size dissatisfaction, but only in non-mothers — suggesting that mothers are more comfortable with their bodies.
Two years after their child ‘comes out’ as lesbian, gay or bisexual (LGB), many parents still say that it is moderately or very hard for them to adjust to the news, according to a new study.
A new study proposes that variation in the energy needs of brain development across kids — in terms of the timing, intensity and duration of energy use — could influence patterns of energy expenditure and weight gain.
Educated and married American moms are more likely to try to time their pregnancy so that they have their first baby in the spring, according to new research.
Women undergo a significant mental as well as physical change during the late stages of pregnancy.