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Savvy Marketing Gets Schoolkids to Eat Their Greens March 16, 2017

Signs throughout school, on school's website made students 3 times more likely to use the salad bar

Poor Sleep in Preschool Years Could Mean Behavior Troubles Later March 15, 2017

Establishing regular bedtime early on may pay dividends in elementary school, study suggests

Disabled Kids at Higher Risk of Abuse, Study Finds March 06, 2017

Certain conditions linked to greater odds for neglect, bullying

Could Common Insecticides Be Tied to Behavior Issues in Kids? March 02, 2017

Study can't prove cause-and-effect, but children exposed in utero to pyrethroids had more problems

Does TV Hinder Kindergarten-Readiness? March 01, 2017

Lower-income kids harmed more by excess screen time than affluent children, study finds

Kids Born to Older Moms Score Higher on Thinking Tests February 20, 2017

Children with younger moms once had the advantage, but that trend has reversed, study finds

Screen Time and Teen Time February 14, 2017

Study found no link between high use of video games/computers and academics, delinquency

Be Your Child's Valentine February 14, 2017

The American Academy of Pediatrics offers tips for showing kids your love every day

Winning the Veggie Wars With Kids February 10, 2017

Nutritionist offers advice on getting children to eat healthier fare

For Kids, Regular Exercise Seems to Put Depression on the Run February 06, 2017

Finding could be significant because it suggests physical activity can be used to boost mental health

Teach Your Kids to Use Media in Healthy Ways January 30, 2017

Even toddlers can benefit from educational TV and apps, pediatricians say

Does 'Juvy' Confinement Jeopardize Long-Term Health? January 23, 2017

It may be time for U.S. to explore alternatives for wayward youths, studies suggest

MRIs Might Help Guide Preemies' Neurological Care January 18, 2017

Brain scans after birth may pinpoint potential developmental problems, study finds

Give Kids a Safe, Stress-Free Holiday December 21, 2016

Be mindful of overwhelming or risky conditions, doctors' group says

The Impact of Child Abuse Can Last a Lifetime December 19, 2016

Victims often struggle emotionally, financially as adults, study finds

When Sibling Has Epilepsy, Kids Worry December 05, 2016

Protective feelings a very common response, study finds

2 Out of 3 Depressed Teens Gain Lasting Benefits From Therapy December 02, 2016

Early treatment of depression may lower risk of future episodes of mood disorder, study finds

Are Your Kids Thankful? November 24, 2016

These tips from a child development expert will help you foster an everyday attitude of gratitude in your children

Troubled Preschoolers Not Getting Effective Treatment: Report November 21, 2016

Pediatricians' group wants to expand access to family-based therapies

Teen 'Choking Game' Played Solo Points to Suicide Risks November 21, 2016

Kids who tried this game alone were almost 5 times more likely to think of killing themselves, study finds

Fewer American Parents Are Spanking Their Kids November 14, 2016

More are relying on timeouts to discipline children, study shows

PTSD May Affect Boys, Girls Differently, Brain Scans Show November 11, 2016

Changes in brain regions seemed to differ by gender, researchers say

Parents Often Miss Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Kids November 08, 2016

Signs may include nightmares, avoiding reminders of the trauma, feeling unsafe, researchers find

Kids With Gay or Lesbian Parents Do Just Fine: Study October 27, 2016

Study finds no differences between children of gay, lesbian or heterosexual couples

Parent-Led Autism Therapy Shows Lasting Benefits October 26, 2016

Early intervention reduced symptom severity years later, study finds

Childhood PTSD May Leave Imprint on Brain October 25, 2016

MRI detects variations in neural connections of earthquake survivors, Chinese researchers say

Troubled Childhood May Boost Bipolar Risk: Study October 20, 2016

Research review suggests strong link with emotional abuse

How to Prepare Your Child for a New Brother or Sister October 13, 2016

Children's reactions to family changes depend on their age, pediatric experts advise

Suicide Can Strike Children as Young as 5: Study September 19, 2016

Overall numbers are low, but researchers say prevention efforts are needed

New Approach Helps Ease Teens' Stubborn Concussion Symptoms September 13, 2016

Kids with lingering effects may need talk therapy, too, study suggests

Does Losing a Father in War Shorten a Child's Life? September 12, 2016

Study examines effects of early life adversities on children of World War I veterans

iPads Calm Surgery-Bound Kids as Well as Sedatives August 30, 2016

Study found equal benefits in easing anxiety

Making Sense of Senseless Violence July 15, 2016

Expert advice to help you -- and kids -- cope with the seemingly unending string of catastrophes

Insurance Mandates Boost U.S. Autism Diagnoses July 11, 2016

Early treatment provides wide range of benefits, researchers say

Savvy Marketing Gets School Kids to Snap Up Veggies July 05, 2016

Using cartoon characters that resembled vegetables doubled, tripled how many students ate fresh produce

Those Baby 'Milestones' May Have Longer-Term Importance June 27, 2016

Early standing could signal better learning and memory skills in preschool years, research suggests

Parents Often Using TVs, Tablets as 'Electronic Babysitters' June 10, 2016

Study of 44 families found parent-child interaction rare during hours when preschoolers watched media

Anesthesia Safe for Infants, Toddlers, Study Says June 07, 2016

No lingering mental effects seen after one exposure, but more research needed, doctor suggests

Can Frequent Moves in Childhood Spell Trouble Later? June 07, 2016

Study suggests heightened risk for psychiatric and behavioral problems

For Refugee Children, Support Breeds Success June 03, 2016

Study sees 'potential to perform just as well as their peers'

Calling Your Kid 'Fat' Could Be Counterproductive June 01, 2016

Mom and Dad often misjudge child's weight, studies find

'Fat Shaming' Begins in First Grade May 25, 2016

Weight bias affects all aspects of obese kids' lives, researchers say

Children's Brains 'Light Up' at Sound of Mom's Voice May 16, 2016

Regions linked to emotions, facial recognition and social function were all activated in scan study

Harsh Parenting May Harm a Child's Physical Health May 06, 2016

Problems might last into early adulthood, study suggests

For ADHD, Start With Behavior Therapy, Not Drugs: CDC May 03, 2016

Parents of hyperactive young children can help them improve through guidance, experts say

Kids With Two Dads as Well-Adjusted as Other Kids, Study Finds May 02, 2016

But many of the fathers say they still face societal barriers

Study Suggests Aerial Pesticide Spraying Tied to Higher Autism Rates May 02, 2016

But researcher said finding doesn't prove cause-and-effect connection

Bullying Can Turn Victims Into Bullies May 02, 2016

Greater risk for aggressive behavior when both cyberbullying and in-person taunting took place, study found

Early Emotional Support May Help Kids Manage Feelings Later April 26, 2016

Preschool children given high levels of caring showed specific brain changes

Booze-Branded Merchandise May Spur Teen Drinking April 01, 2016

Studies show link between owning alcohol-related items and youth alcohol use

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