Child Development

6 simple ways to ease children’s fears at the doctor

A Michigan Medicine pediatrician offers tips to manage anxiety in young patients — and what to do when it’s time for a shot Children’s reactions...

It’s time to ban energy drinks to children

In a recent paper, researchers suggest it's time to bring in laws to ban the sale of caffeinated energy drinks to children and young...

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...

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Scientists confirm the main cause of dementia

In a recent study, researchers confirmed they discovered the main cause of dementia. The researchers suggest that the build-up of urea in the brain to...

Three common drugs linked to high dementia risk

In a recent study from the University of East Anglia, researchers find that long-term use of anticholinergic antidepressants is linked to a higher risk...

For older people, weight training is more important than cardio exercise

In a recent study from Wake Forest University, researchers found that weight training is more effective than cardio for older people. It is known that...
Three common drugs linked to high dementia risk

Three common drugs linked to high dementia risk

In a recent study, researchers found long-term use of two antidepressants is linked to a higher risk of dementia. In addition, drugs prescribed for bladder...
Hubble discovers a unique type of object in the solar system

Hubble discovers a unique type of object in the solar system

With the help of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, a German-led group of astronomers have observed the intriguing characteristics of an unusual type of...