Enlarge this image Researchers in the U.K. say a teen has suffered vision loss after years of eating a highly limited diet consisting of snacking on Pringles potato chips, as well as French fries, white bread and some processed pork products. Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images A 14-year-old boy goes to the doctor with complaints of tiredness. He’s…
Mothers who are dissatisfied with their male partners spend more time talking to their infants — but only if the child is a boy, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Cambridge. It is well known that having a child can put a strain on the parents’ relationship, but whether this then has an impact on the child’s own development in…
Loading… Don’t see the graphic above? Click here. In a story published in October, we looked at a new study on spanking that found a “fairly robust” association between corporal punishment and youth violence. We also wrote about bans on spanking — Sweden was the first country to prohibit corporal punishment of children, in 1979. Since then, the number of nations that had banned the…
Enlarge this image President Donald Trump talked about expanding health coverage options for small businesses in in a Rose Garden gathering at the White House in June. Al Drago/Bloomberg/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Al Drago/Bloomberg/Getty Images While many Capitol Hill Republicans would like to avoid another public debate about whether to repeal the Affordable Care Act, President Donald Trump and his appointees keep bringing…
Where a mother lives and the temperature outside while she is pregnant, among other environmental factors, can impact whether her child is prehypertensive or hypertensive during childhood, according to a study published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Exposure to negative lifestyle factors in pregnancy, such as obesity, physical inactivity, poor diet, and alcohol and tobacco consumption have long been established…
Enlarge this image Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor has written a children’s book called Just Ask! inspired by her desire to help kids embrace diversity. “If you don’t know why someone’s doing something, just ask them,” she says. “Don’t assume the worst in people.” Rafael López/Philomel Books hide caption toggle caption Rafael López/Philomel Books Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes…
That was in the spring. This summer, panic and hysteria are still palpable among worried parents. An investigation is underway. (Image credit: Rizwan Tabassum /AFP/Getty Images)
A unique databank that profiles children with hearing loss will help researchers globally understand why some children adapt and thrive, while others struggle.
Exercise in pregnancy improves health of obese mothers by restoring their tissues, mouse study finds
Exercise immediately prior to and during pregnancy restores key tissues in the body, making them better able to manage blood sugar levels and lowering the risk of long term health problems, suggests new research carried out in mice.
Research raises new concerns about the vulnerability of the preterm brain to hypoxia. Results confirm that brain cells do not die as previously believed. Rather, hippocampal cells fail to mature normally, causing a reduction in long-term potentiation, or the cellular basis of how the brain learns.