It’s natural for parents to do whatever they can to keep their children safe and healthy, but children need space to learn and grow on their own, without Mom or Dad hovering over them, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association.
No parent wants to come home from a picnic or restaurant with a little one whose stomachache turns into much worse.
Children raised in a rural environment, surrounded by animals and bacteria-laden dust, grow up to have more stress-resilient immune systems and might be at lower risk of mental illness than pet-free city dwellers, according to new research published recently in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).
Obese children who consume at least two servings of any type of cow’s milk daily are more likely to have lower fasting insulin, indicating better blood sugar control, according to researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.
In a new analysis of interviews conducted with children who have asthma, their caregivers, and their clinicians, Johns Hopkins researchers found that there was significant lack of agreement about why the kids miss their needed daily anti-inflammatory medication.
Junk food ads are shown more frequently on TV at times when many children are watching, new Heart Foundation-funded research shows.
A new study published recently in The Journal of Pediatrics is the first to show that weight gain may have a negative impact on liver health in children as young as eight years old.
Asthma affects almost 1 in 10 children and is a leading cause of emergency room visits and hospitalizations in preschoolers. According to new research from Duke Health and collaborators, symptoms may be worse for children ages 2 to 5 who are overweight.