Babies who are born early and small are five times as likely as normal infants to develop autism, according to a two-decade-long U.S. study released Monday.
Amid global mourning Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, California Governor Jerry Brown has declared this Sunday as "Steve Jobs Day" in the West Coast U.S. state.
The American Academy of Pediatrics this weekend expanded its guidelines for diagnosing and treating kids with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), recommending that doctors evaluate all patients aged 4 to 18 who show signs of the condition.
There is some evidence that taking fish oil pills during pregnancy can help children's brain development, but a Spanish study suggests that the supplements make no difference in measures of intellect when the children are six years old.
Sudanese twins born with the tops of their heads joined together have been separated in a rare and risky series of operations at a London children's hospital, officials said Sunday.
Be it a reaction to boredom or to stress, nail biting is a disagreeable habit that is especially prevalent among children.
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In a new report, a large group of American doctors urge kids and teens to avoid energy drinks and only consume sports drinks in limited amount.
Short children who were born prematurely see significant improvements in their height and weight during the first year of treatment with growth hormone, although long-term follow-up is still needed, an international study said.
A movie about a stuttering monarch, without sex, car chases or sinewy super heroes, hardly sounds like blockbuster box-office fare.
The more mothers work during their children's lifetimes, the more likely their kids are to be overweight or obese, a U.S. study published Friday found.