Some kids seem resilient from the start, readily able, like dandelions, to cope with stress and adversity. But pediatrician Thomas Boyle says biologically reactive kids need more support to thrive. (Image credit: Michael H/Getty Images)
For decades, scientists have observed an extraordinarily positive side effect among children who received the measles vaccine. Researchers are now finding that other vaccines confer added protections. (Image credit: Alejandro Ernesto/Getty Image)
It’s well known that junk food ads on TV can strongly influence what kids want to eat. A study finds social media influencers can have the same effect on kids, but not when it comes to healthy foods. (Image credit: Jessica Lee Photography/Getty Images/Image Source)
New research uncovers previously unknown mechanism behind why some, but not all, Zika virus infections during pregnancy lead to fetal brain abnormalities.
In the wake of several big measles outbreaks this winter, there’s a movement among eight states hardest hit to make it more difficult for people to claim nonreligious exemptions to vaccine laws. (Image credit: Courtney Perry/The Washington Post/Getty Images)
Children who are maltreated often develop problems complying with directions and expectations of parents and other authority figures. Lack of compliance can lead to other problems, including difficulty regulating anger and academic troubles. A new study tested a home-visiting intervention for parents of children referred to Child Protective Services (CPS). The study found that children whose parents took part in the intervention demonstrated significantly better…
New research has concluded that anxiety can be a factor in poor school attendance among children and young people.
The same brain network that adults use when they hear angry vocalizations is at work in infants as young as six months old, an effect that is strongest in infants whose mothers spend the most time controlling their behavior, according to a new study.
A new study analyzing data from Canadian parents has found that babies sleep less at three months of age if their mothers do not have a university degree, experienced depression during pregnancy or had an emergency cesarean-section delivery.
Most women dramatically reduce their alcohol intake on learning they are pregnant, but by the time their child is five they are back to their pre-pregnancy drinking levels, a new international study has found. The research reported little change in the drinking patterns of men on becoming fathers.