Hospitals in the U.S. are now providing greater support to breastfeeding mothers than ever before, according to a new study from researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For the study the CDC reviewed data on the number of hospitals nationwide using the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding system, which is a global standard for breastfeeding support.
Teens who routinely keep a late bedtime may be more likely to gain weight later in life, according to a new study from researchers at the University of California, Berkeley. For the study the researchers collected data from 3,300 teens. They found that for every extra hour that teens stayed up, their body mass index increased by an average of 2.1 points.
The presence of a certain gut bacteria could lead to a future asthma risk in babies, according to a new study. According to the study, published in Science Translational Medicine, babies with a high risk for asthma tend to have lower levels of four particular species of bacteria, Faecalibacterium, Lachnospira, Veillonella and Rothia (FLVR), in their stool samples at three months old.
Comic book superheroes are being used to promote Childhood Cancer Awareness month as Facebook and Twitter users are changing their avatar photos to a comic hero and donating to St. Jude's Hospital. The campaign urges others to take part by assigning a character to those who like the new profile picture. Social media statuses must read, "I intend to fill Facebook with comic book heroes for Childh
Stricter gun control laws may decrease the likelihood of teens carrying guns, according to a new study from researchers at Boston University. For the study the researchers polled the strictness of gun control laws in each state rating them from zero to one hundred. They found that for each ten point increase in state's strictness, there was nine percent decreased risk of teen gun possession.
Many children choose apples as their favorite fruit, according to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The study collected data from roughly 3,000 between the ages of two and 19. They found that apples were the vastly most popular form of fruit amongst the polled kids, with 53 percent noting that their favorite form of apple is the whole, natural variety.
Black children may routinely receive less pain medication in emergency rooms than white children, according to a new study from researchers at the Children's National Health System in Washington. For the study the researchers reviewed national data collected on 900,000 children with appendicitis collected between 2003 and 2010.
Some teenagers may actually be better with their money than their twenty-something counterparts, according to a new study from researchers at Duke University in North Carolina. For the study the researchers offered a collection of both teens and twenty-somethings various opportunities for saving and spending.
Researchers have discovered a potential link between low heart rate in boys and the potential for violence later in life. For the study, researchers at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm and the University of Helsinki in Finland followed 710,000 who were born between the years for 1958 and 1991. Each boy was followed for 36 years.
One on one math tutoring can help to relieve anxiety over math problems in children, according to a new study. The study, published in The Journal of Neuroscience, included 46 children in third grade. Before receiving tutoring, each child took a test that assessed his or her level of math anxiety.
A new study shows that nearly 20 percent of high school students in Connecticut have used electronic cigarettes to smoke marijuana. The study, which surveyed 4,000 students, found that of the students who used the e-cigarettes, 18 percent used them also to vaporize cannabis including hash oil as well as wax infused with THC.
More cases of ADHD are being diagnosed at younger ages, according to a new study from researchers at the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities at the CDC. The researchers have collected data about the condition from medical institutions nationwide over the last several decades. They found that the overall rates of ADHD diagnosis are increasing by roughly five percent.