Child Development

At 6 months, babies use context to spot faces quickly

At 6 months, babies use context to spot faces quickly

At just six months old, babies can already learn, remember, and use contextual cues in a scene to help them find faces and other...
Bonding benefits of breastfeeding extend years beyond infancy

Bonding benefits of breastfeeding extend years beyond infancy

Women who breastfeed their children longer exhibit more maternal sensitivity well past the infant and toddler years, according to a 10-year longitudinal study published...
9 signs children may need an eye exam

9 signs children may need an eye exam

Back-to-school shopping lists might include school supplies, new clothes, and even a haircut, but does it include an eye exam? Physicians in the University of...
How 'clean eating' can damage children's health

How ‘clean eating’ can damage children’s health

Clean eating seems ideal for parents who want to establish their children's healthy habits early on. It's no surprise really: "clean eating" is the perfect...
Anxiety and depression caused by childhood bullying decline over time

Anxiety and depression caused by childhood bullying decline over time

A new UCL-led study has provided the strongest evidence to date that exposure to bullying causes mental health issues such as anxiety years later. The...
1 in 5 teens say they’ve had a concussion

1 in 5 teens say they’ve had a concussion

One in five teens report having had a concussion during their lifetime, research shows. In addition, 5.5 percent say they’ve had more than one...
Dads are often having fun while moms work around the house

Dads are often having fun while moms work around the house

For the first time, researchers have evidence of exactly what dads are doing while moms are taking care of housework or tending to their...
Research shows why beer is bad for young brain

Research shows why beer is bad for young brain

An experiment using the popular video game Minecraft has shown that teens who drink too much may be in for some serious consequences in...
Maternal diet could affect kids' brain reward circuitry

Maternal diet could affect kids’ brain reward circuitry

Researchers in France found that rats who ate a junk food diet during pregnancy had heavier pups that strongly preferred the taste of fat...
Headache: Far more common stroke symptom in children than adults

Headache: Far more common stroke symptom in children than adults

Children are far more likely than adults to report headache when having a stroke, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association’s International...