IQ in childhood is a better indicator of adult wealth than math for very preterm and very low-weight babies, according to a new study.
A new study shows a rise in depression and stress among young people parallels the growth in smartphone and social media use.
Choline, an essential B vitamin nutrient, can prevent fetal brain developmental problems that often occur after prenatal maternal infections such as colds and influenza (flu), according to a new study.
An international group of 18 prominent scientists and bioethicists is calling for countries around the world to impose a moratorium on the creation of babies whose genes have been altered in the lab. (Image credit: Mark Schiefelbein/AP)
Self-confidence is critical for teens as they prepare for the challenges of adulthood, and both families and schools may together play a vital role in boosting adolescents’ confidence even in the face of difficulties with family, according to researchers.
At the top of the world, the Inuit culture has developed a sophisticated way to sculpt kids’ behavior without yelling or scolding. Could discipline actually be playful? (Image credit: Johan Hallberg-Campbell for NPR)
Currently approved in Canada and Europe for adults with medication-resistant depression and seizures, trigeminal nerve stimulation (TNS) has been found to be an effective and safe means of treatment for children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), reports a new study.
Research in the past several years has shown that children can outgrow a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), once considered a lifelong condition. In a new study, researchers have found that the vast majority of such children still have difficulties that require therapeutic and educational support.
A researcher says a tool to assess potential adoptive parents does not meet the needs of lesbian, gay or gender minority adults.
Thousands of teens suffer from a rare chronic pain condition that makes everyday life excruciating. Some are trying a counterintuitive treatment approach: Load up on pain until you learn to ignore it. (Image credit: Christina Chung for NPR)