Child Development

This 2-minute test could detect autism better

Researchers at Rutgers University have developed a two-minute questionnaire for parents that could help pediatricians and other primary care providers detect autism in toddlers,...

Vitamin D may help obese children lose weight

Vitamin D supplements may promote weight loss and reduce risk factors for future heart and metabolic disease in overweight and obese children, according to...

Practicing mindfulness could benefit both children and parents

Parents, picture the situation: Your child is misbehaving. You've had a hard day, and one more outburst sends you over the edge. You threaten. You...

Mom’s diet rich in fish could boost baby’s brain

Women could enhance the development of their unborn child's eyesight and brain function by regularly eating fatty fish during pregnancy. This is the suggestion from...

How to co-parent after divorce

In Australia, around 21,000 divorces involving children occur annually. Separation and divorce can be an emotionally exhausting and difficult time, something which is recognized by...

Toxic metal may play a role in autism development

In a recent study, researchers find that environmental metal and metalloid pollution (lead, mercury, aluminum, and arsenic) may induce autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). The finding...

Common household cleaning products may cause overweight in kids

Commonly used household cleaners could be making children overweight by altering their gut microbiota, suggests a Canadian study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association...
Boys and girls share similar math abilities at young ages, study finds

Boys and girls share similar math abilities at young ages, study finds

A new study shows boys and girls don't have an innately different ability to understand numbers. There has been much speculation about whether lower female...

Difficult childhood experiences could make us age prematurely – new research

We know that comparatively disadvantaged people, even in rich countries, have worse health and shorter life expectancy than others. But what is it exactly about...

7 ways to prevent and manage childhood obesity

World Obesity Day was established to promote practical solutions to end the global obesity crisis. Leading up to 11 October, a review of current evidence...