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).
Doctors told Toni and Jim Hoy their young son needed intensive, specialized care away from home — institutional services that cost at least $100,000 a year. Insurance wouldn’t cover the cost. (Image credit: Christine Herman/Illinois Public Media)
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…
At age 10, Daniel Hoy was diagnosed with several mental health conditions. In order to get him needed care, his parents had to make a dramatic decision: they had to give custody of him to the state.
Republican Orrin Hatch is leaving the Senate after 42 years. He led bipartisan efforts to get more kids and AIDS patients health care. He also thrived on donations from the drug industry. (Image credit: Bloomberg/Getty Images)
NPR’s Debbie Elliot speaks with Jordan Shapiro about his new book, “The New Childhood,” which explains how children should engage with the digital technology around them.
Half of the parents of young children in a recent survey said their kids fear going to the doctor. Some admit skipping vaccines and needed appointments. Here’s how to nip medical anxiety in the bud. (Image credit: Ryan Johnson for NPR)
There is cause for optimism — and for despair. One statistic is so distressing that the Red Cross calls it “a hideous milestone for the 21st century.” (Image credit: Hani Mohammed/AP)