A new magnetic back--straightening rod holds promise for treating children born with curved spines without the need for six--monthly surgery, researchers in Hong Kong said Thursday.
Childhood deaths from injury have dropped almost 30 percent over the past decade, but suffocation deaths by infants and fatal poisonings among teens have risen, said a U.S. study out Monday.
The number of children diagnosed with autism in the United States has risen 23 percent since 2009, with one in 88 children affected according to official health data released on Thursday.
The first study to look at methamphetamine's potential lasting effects on children whose mothers used it in pregnancy finds these kids at higher risk for behavior problems than other children.
Four pharmaceutical companies that make a crucial cancer drug for children that's suddenly in short supply are being urged to try to quickly step up production to prevent unnecessary deaths.
Parents of children suffering from high cholesterol or blood pressure have been found to have a higher incidence of heart disease and diabetes later on, a U.S. study said.
Simply eating healthier may improve the behavior of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) if therapy and medication fail, said a study published Monday in the journal Pediatrics.
Toddlers who have poor relationships with their mothers are more likely to pack on extra weight as they grow up, according to a U.S. study.
Overweight preschoolers who keep their extra weight as they grow have a greater asthma risk at the age of seven, but the baby fat doesn't seem to matter for children who later slim down, according to a study.
A 10-month-old girl who was surgically separated from her conjoined twin died Sunday after suffering general organ failure, said the director of a Chilean children's hospital.