A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that one out of every five children in the United States is obese. The report shows that 17.5 percent of children and adolescents ages 3 to 19 are now obese, which highly differs from the obesity rate in the late 1970s, which was 5.6 percent.
Women who watch what they eat and stick to a healthy diet while pregnant can decrease the chances of their newborn developing heart problems, according to a new study. In the study, published in Archives of Diseases in Childhood Fetal & Neonatal Edition, 19,000 women in the U.S. were asked about their diet in the year leading up to pregnancy.
Headaches in children tend to increase during the fall season due to factors such as academic stress and changing bedtime routines, according to a new study. Other factors that experts say may contribute to headaches include an increase in after-school activities, skipping meals and not drinking enough fluids. Lack of exercise and too much screen time could also be a factor.
A new report from an American Psychological Association taskforce states that there is no single factor to constitute a link between violent video games and a rise in criminal behavior, but there is a relationship between the two. The taskforce reviewed hundreds of studies and papers published between 2005 and 2013.
Kids who are picky eaters, even moderately picky eaters, are more prone to developing mental health afflictions, including anxiety, depression, and attention deficit disorder, according to a new study. The new study, published in the journal Pediatrics, involved 900 children, whose parents were subsequently interviewed about the eating habits and mental health of their kids.
Brain injuries during early childhood could lead to attention deficits in later childhood, according to a new study from researchers at VU University Amsterdam in the Netherlands. For the study the researchers examined health records between the ages of six and 13. They examined a total of 113 kids that suffered brain injuries and another 53 that suffered a form of trauma.
Young children who suffer from glue ear, a middle-ear problem that can affect hearing development, can be treated simply by blowing up a balloon through a nostril, a new study shows. Researchers studied 320 children aged four to 11 who had recent histories of otitis media with effusion, and confirmed fluid in one or both ears.
According to a new study, many new mothers receive no advice from healthcare professionals at the hospital on how to place their infants for sleep, the best options for sleeping arrangements or breastfeeding. The study, published in the Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics, showed about 20 percent of mothers got no advice from doctors on breastfeeding or how to position their baby.
A new study suggests that teens engaging in the use of electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, are more likely to try the real thing. The study, published online in the journal Pediatrics, included nearly 2,100 California high school students and found that one-quarter had ever "vaped" (tried e-cigarettes). Ten percent of the teens were currently using e-cigarettes.
Children treated with antibiotics have an increased risk of developing juvenile arthritis, according to a new study. The study, published in the journal Pediatrics, found that children prescribed antibiotics increased their risk of juvenile arthritis by about twice as much as kids and teens the same age who were not treated with the drugs.
A new study has found that birth order does not have an effect on personality or intelligence. The study, published in the Journal of Research in Personality, said to be the biggest birth order study ever to look at personality and intelligence, analyzed 377,000 high school students. It found first-borns enjoy a one-IQ point advantage over later-borns, which is statistically significant.