Child Development

Drugs for minor pains may increase autism, ADHD risk if used in pregnancy

Acetaminophen is used to treat many conditions such as headache, muscle aches, arthritis, backache, toothaches, colds, and fevers. It can reduce minor aches and pains,...

Autism may be an autoimmune disorder, this study shows

Autism spectrum disorders affect one in 59 American children by age eight. With no known quantitative biological features, autism diagnoses are currently based on expert...

YouTube’s new ad policy is designed to protect kids. Will it drive them away...

This week, YouTube announced changes to its advertising policies for children viewing videos on the site. The changes are designed to protect against the collection...

Scientists find the cause of sleep problems in children with autism

In a new study, researchers found that children with autism have more significant sleep difficulties caused by shallower brain waves than typically developing children. The...

Judo may improve health, social functions in kids with autism

In a new study, researchers found that Judo may be just the right sport to increase the physical activity level among children with autism...

Scientists find how to make autism interventions work best

In a new study, researchers found that interventions that parents and caregivers can offer in natural settings—such as during dinner while playing in the...

This therapy may cut autism symptoms by nearly 50%

In a recent study, researchers found that autism symptoms can be reduced nearly 50% two years after fecal transplant. The research was conducted by a...

Children who drink whole milk may have lower risk of obesity

In a new study, researchers found that children who drank whole milk had 40% lower odds of being overweight or obese compared with children...

How to make ADHD less stressful on the family

Parenting is hard work. Parenting a child who struggles with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is even more difficult. Dara Babinski, a clinical psychologist at...

Severity of autism may vary greatly in twins

In a new study, researchers found that identical twins with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) often experience large differences in symptom severity even though they...

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Harvard scientists confirm an important cause of grey hair

When Marie Antoinette was captured during the French Revolution, her hair reportedly turned white overnight. In more recent history, John McCain experienced severe injuries as...

Scientists find the major cause of autism

In a new study, researchers discovered that autism is 80% reliant on inherited genes. That means that environmental causes are only responsible for 20% of...

This study finds a new cause of autism

Autism affects 1 in 59 children and is 4 times more common in boys than in girls, and it is a developmental disorder. People with...
These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

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...

This walking exercise can make older people healthy and fit

In a recent study from Shinshu University in Japan, researchers found an effective way to increase overall fitness and decrease lifestyle-related disease (LSD) through...