An inspector general report from the Department of Health and Human Services found that 100,000 kids who were newly prescribed ADHD medication didn’t see a care provider for months afterward. (Image credit: Weeraya Siankulpatanakij/EyeEm/Getty Images)
For children and teens with migraine, the pain and symptoms that accompany migraine attacks can be debilitating, resulting in missed school days, absence from social or sporting events, and affected home activities. Now the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) and the American Headache Society have developed two guidelines that include recommendations for preventing and treating migraine in children and teens.
New research may help explain why Zika virus infection causes birth defects in some children but not others. The study suggests that the risk of developing an abnormally small head (microcephaly) depends on the types of antibody produced by pregnant mothers in response to Zika infection.
Infants born to mothers taking naltrexone to treat opioid use disorder during pregnancy developed no signs of neonatal opioid withdrawal syndrome (NOWS) during their hospitalization, a new study shows. In comparison to infants of mothers taking buprenorphine during pregnancy, infants exposed to naltrexone had shorter hospital stays, and mothers reported no use of other opioids during their pregnancy.
New research provides standardized scores for language development in 2 year olds.
It’s a comment we often hear in response to stories of child neglect: that parenting should require a licence. Researchers say that while the suggestion is based on concern for children, it is fraught with problems.
Injuries have overtaken infectious disease as the leading cause of death for children worldwide, and psychologists have the research needed to help predict and prevent deadly childhood mishaps.
A day camp in Nashville uses “constraint-induced therapy” to help kids who have physical weakness on one side — often because of a stroke or cerebral palsy — gain strength and independence. (Image credit: Blake Farmer/Nashville Public Radio)
When she was 19, Renee Bach founded a charity that went on to care for over 900 severely malnourished babies and children, Now she is being sued by two of the mothers whose children died. (Image credit: Julia Rendleman for NPR)
Pittsburgh International Airport has opened a 1500-square-foot “sensory space” to help people on the autism spectrum decompress during travel. Soothing colors, and private soundproof rooms are a hit. (Image credit: Courtesy of Pittsburgh International Airport)