Studies of baby animals have long suggested that going under anesthesia can have some harmful effects on a developing brain. Now some scientists want to find out whether those same drugs may pose subtle risks for human babies and toddlers.
With peanut allergies on the rise worldwide, a study Monday found that contrary to previous advice, feeding foods containing peanuts to babies before 11 months of age may help prevent allergies.
Young babies who are fed formula have far higher levels of arsenic in their bodies than breast-fed infants, according to research released Monday.
A six-day old premature baby has become the youngest infant to receive a heart transplant at a U.S. hospital, doctors and her proud parents said Thursday.
American parents may not have the resources of the National Security Agency, but it's not that hard for them to snoop on their smartphone-addicted kids.
Parents have long suspected it, but now doctors have proof: the more time teenagers spend on computers or mobile phones, the less they sleep -- especially if the gadget is used just before bedtime.
A U.S. study out Tuesday including more than 23,000 children has debunked the long-standing belief that living in the inner city raises the risk of asthma.
British scientists said Wednesday they had discovered 12 genes linked to developmental disorders in children that can cause heart defects, seizures and intellectual disability.
For the world's first baby born to a woman with a transplanted womb -- a medical first -- only a victorious name would do.
Applying moisturizer to a newborn baby's skin could help prevent eczema and even food allergies in later life, possibly offering a cheap and easy way to combat a growing global problem, a Japanese institute said Friday.