Child Development

How to know if your child might have OCD

Important signs for parents to look for and a new study that evaluates the effectiveness of cognitive behavioral therapy as a treatment option. Does your...

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...

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...

Half of U.S. children with mental diseases are not treated

In a new study, researchers found that nearly 7.7 million children and teens in the country – about one in seven –  have at...

Babies in the womb may see more than we thought

By the second trimester, long before a baby's eyes can see images, they can detect light. But the light-sensitive cells in the developing retina --...

Omega 3 supplements may help treat ADHD effectively as drugs

In a new study, researchers found that omega-3 fish oil supplements improve attention among children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), but only among...

Can kids with heart disease play sports?

Historically, providers were restrictive in allowing children with congenital heart disease (CHD) to participate in youth sports, or even regular exercise. More recently, practitioners have...

Kids with heart rhythm problems more likely to have ADHD, anxiety and depression

Children and teens with abnormal heart rhythms are more likely to have depression, anxiety and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, known as ADHD, according to...

Drinking enough water could improve kids’ cognitive function

Properly hydrated children have faster reaction times and are better able to multitask, a new study co-authored by Northeastern professor Charles Hillman has found. The...