They are so convenient — but experts say they can be a gateway to bad eating habits.
Researchers have found an elevated risk of major congenital malformations in fetuses after first-trimester exposure to lithium, in the largest study ever to examine the risk of birth defects in lithium-exposed babies.
New report indicates several opportunities to reduce safety risks for children in the amusement park environment.
It’s natural for parents to do whatever they can to keep their children safe and healthy, but children need space to learn and grow on their own, without Mom or Dad hovering over them, according to new research. The study found that overcontrolling parenting can negatively affect a child’s ability to manage his or her emotions and behavior.
Almost anyone can relate to being afraid of needles and injections. A pilot study is the first to use a 3D virtual reality headset to test this tool as a distraction method in a pediatric setting. Children were given the choice of a roller coaster ride, helicopter ride or a hot-air balloon ride. Results show that anticipated versus actual pain and fear were reduced in…
The effects of sibling relationships may go beyond childhood bickering and bonding, according to researchers who found that these relationships may predict similarities and differences in siblings’ education later in life.
With 113 locations in the U.S., Brain Balance says its drug-free approach has helped tens of thousands of children. But experts say there’s insufficient proof for its effectiveness. (Image credit: Hokyoung Kim for NPR)
Positioning babies on their stomachs helps prevent flattening of the head and strengthens neck, trunk and shoulder muscles, as well as hands.
It’s hard to find other stay-at-home dads to hang out with, and working men worry you’ll hit on their stay-at-home wives. Meanwhile, bosses still expect new fathers to work full-time. What’s changed? (Image credit: Martín Elfman for NPR)
The baby needed us, but he wasn’t ours yet.