Latest stories

  • Teen Moms

    Parental Age Influences Autism Risk

    Previous studies have linked advancing paternal and maternal age with an increased risk of autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Now a new multinational study of parental age and autism risk published in the journal Molecular Psychiatry finds that the children of teen mothers, older parents, and parents with an age gap of 10 years or more […] More

  • Toddler Breastfeeding

    Breastfeeding May Lower Risk of Childhood Leukemia

    Breastfeeding offers myriad benefits to mothers and babies. Now a new review of 18 previous studies published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics finds that breastfeeding may lower the risk of childhood leukemia. Childhood cancer is a leading cause of death among children and adolescents in developed countries, with leukemia accounting for 30 percent of childhood […] More

  • Young Child Receiving Vaccine

    Study Finds No Harmful Association Between MMR Vaccine and Autism

    Adding to the overwhelming evidence that vaccines and autism are unrelated, a new study published in the child health-themed issue of the journal JAMA concludes that the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine is not associated with increased risk of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) even among children at high risk for the disorder, notably children with siblings with […] More

  • New Moms Discussing Breastfeeding

    Breastfeeding May Reduce Arsenic Exposure in Infants

    With the health benefits of breastfeeding widely documented, new research adds to the growing body of evidence of the importance for babies: Breastfeeding may significantly reduce arsenic exposure in infants. Arsenic is a poisonous substance that occurs naturally in water, rocks, soil, air, plants, and animals. Arsenic poisoning is a medical condition caused by elevated […] More

  • Naptime for a Very Tired Little Girl

    Napping Linked to Reduced Sleep Quality After Age 2

    Although many young children continue to take at least one nap daily as older toddlers and preschoolers, new research published in Archives of Disease in Childhood suggests that daytime napping results in poorer sleep quality in young children after age 2. Sleep recommendations for young children include allowing toddlers to take a nap during the […] More

  • Sliced Vegetables

    Low-Fat, Plant-Based Vegan Diet May Reduce Heart Disease Risk Among Obese Children

    Consuming a low-fat, plant-based vegan diet may reduce the risk of heart disease among obese children and teens through improvements in weight, blood pressure, body mass index, cholesterol levels, insulin sensitivity, and high-sensitivity C-reactive, says a new study published in The Journal of Pediatrics. Obesity increases the risk for stroke, type 2 diabetes, ┬áheart disease, […] More

  • Picky Eater at Dinner

    New Study Describes Behaviors and Preferences of Picky Eaters

    The picky eater makes many parents dread mealtimes. Although no scientific definition of picky eating exists, a new study from the University of Illinois published in the Journal of Sensory Studies defines four categories of picky eating through definable preferences and mealtime behaviors and demonstrates that parents define and experience picky eating differently. Explains Sharon […] More

  • Pesticide Use Warning

    Common Pesticide May Increase ADHD Risk

    Exposure to the common pyrethroid pesticide deltamethrin during pregnancy may increase the risk of ADHD, says new research published in the Journal of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB). Deltamethrin products are among the most popular and widely used insecticides in the world. Although highly toxic to aquatic life and generally considered […] More

Load More
Congratulations. You've reached the end of the internet.