Some parents swear by it. They say it’s the only way they and their babies get any sleep. Others parents say it’s harmful. So what does the science say? Here we separate fiction from fact. (Image credit: Scott Bakal for NPR)
A 7-year trial in Mali provided house calls and health care at no charge for pregnant women and young children. The results inspired the president to make a bold pronouncement. (Image credit: Peter Yeung)
A paste made from chickpeas, soy, peanuts and bananas is the result of years of work studying the bacteria that live in the human gut. (Image credit: Olivia Falcigno/NPR)
In January, California expects to enroll 138,000 undocumented, low-income residents under age 26 in the state’s version of Medicaid. But young adults say their parents need health care coverage, too. (Image credit: Rich Pedroncelli/AP)
Parents given a handout with flu facts at their pediatrician’s office were significantly more likely to get their kids vaccinated before the end of flu season, pediatricians have found.
Atypical eating behaviors may be a sign a child should be screened for autism, according to researchers who found that atypical eating behaviors were present in 70 percent of children with autism, which is 15 times more common than in neurotypical children.
A study found that symptom-triggered medication dosing for neonatal opioid withdrawal syndrome instead of infants receiving a fixed schedule of medication with a long taper reduced the length of their hospital stay.
A chaotic household, as well as child and parent depression, are risk factors for worse asthma outcomes in urban minority children, according to a new article.
A new study reveals substantially higher risks of death between ages 1-24 for children living in families with lower levels of parental education, lower levels of family income, and/or for those living in a single parent family — all independent of one another.
New evidence suggests that adolescent bullying and victimization may have origins in the home. Many bullies have parents who are hostile, punitive and rejecting. A unique longitudinal study provides a more complete understanding of how parents’ belittling and critical interactions with adolescents thwart their ability to maintain positive relationships with peers. Derisive parenting precipitates a cycle of negative affect and anger between parents and adolescents,…