Training midwives and other birth attendants to help babies start breathing immediately after birth if they need help may prevent stillbirths and newborn deaths in the developing world, according to two U.S. studies.
Children who frequently eat fast food are far likelier to have severe asthma compared to counterparts who tuck into fruit, a large international study published on Monday said.
Obesity rates among small children may finally be on the decline after more than tripling in the United States over the past 30 years, a study out Wednesday indicated.
Children's risk of developing attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) later in life may be tied to how much fish their mothers ate while pregnant, according to a U.S. study.
Using behavioral training to help babies fall asleep doesn't seem to harm them emotionally or developmentally years later, but it also doesn't benefit them long-term either, according to an Australian study.
Giving babies antibiotics before the age of 6 months could cause them to be chubby children, according to a study published Tuesday.
Giving children medication can be nerve-racking as they squint their eyes, press their lips closed or scream bloody murder. A couple of tricks can help in administering drops, syrups or pills.
Parents get a scare if their child suffers a blow to the head, for example by falling from the nappy-changing table or in a bicycle accident without a helmet — and for good reason. The child definitely requires medical attention if consciousness is lost.
Obese children face a high risk of suffering from liver cirrhosis or cancer as they get older unless parents intercept the problem early.
Vitamin supplements are meant to fill-in where diet may be lacking, but a new study finds that U.S. kids may not be getting some of the most needed nutrients from their vitamin pills and the kids taking vitamins may not be the ones who need them the most.