Vitamin D deficiency in middle childhood could result in aggressive behavior as well as anxious and depressive moods during adolescence, according to a new study of school children in Bogotá, Colombia.
Though tobacco ads have been banned from TV for about 50 years, the marketing of electronic cigarettes isn’t constrained by the law. Public health advocates consider that a loophole that hurts kids. (Image credit: Steven Senne/AP)
NPR’s Ailsa Chang speaks with Dr. Fatima Cody Stanford, who specializes in obesity medicine, about a new app from WW — formerly Weight Watchers — that targets children.
New research shows that brief parent-targeted interventions in the primary care setting can increase communication between parents and their teens about sexual and alcohol-related behavior. This method may serve as an important strategy for parents to influence adolescent behaviors and health outcomes.
A Canadian study suggests that fluoride consumed by pregnant women can affect the IQ of their children. No single study provides definitive answers, but the findings will no doubt stir debate. (Image credit: vitapix/Getty Images)
The startup Mahmee hopes to help OB-GYNs, pediatricians and other health providers closely monitor a mother and baby’s health so that any red flags can be assessed before they become life-threatening. (Image credit: Keith Alcantara/Mahmee)
TV networks have standards that minimize tobacco use on shows, and Netflix now does, too. But streaming companies lack public policies about smoking cannabis onscreen, and doctors say that hurts kids. (Image credit: Netflix/Screenshot by NPR )
Dozens of people in the Midwest have been hospitalized with severe lung damage in the past month. It’s unclear what exactly is causing the issue but the common link appears to be vaping. (Image credit: sestovic/Getty Images)
After medical marijuana became legal in Massachusetts, cannabis-related poison control calls involving the commonwealth’s children and teenagers doubled, according to a public health investigation.
Scientists have investigated the impact of the predictability of parent interaction on a child’s development. The study showed that a higher predictability of the parent’s interaction signals in infancy was associated with the child’s ability to better control and regulate their own actions and emotions.