A leading U.S. doctors' group Tuesday urged parents to read to their children starting in infancy, in order to boost language skills in an age of screens and smartphones.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said it was time to banish sexual violence "to the dark ages" as an international conference on rape as a weapon of war wrapped up in London on Friday.
The lives of three million women and babies can be saved every year by 2025 for an annual investment of about a dollar per head in better maternity care, researchers said Tuesday.
Kathleen Wiederman is not staunchly against vaccines. She simply believes it is better for her child to naturally battle an illness than to be vaccinated against it.
The number of calls to U.S. poison control centers about accidents with bottles of liquid nicotine for refilling e-cigarettes -- many involving children -- has spiked in recent years, health authorities said Thursday.
One in 68 U.S. children has autism, a 30 percent rise over the last estimate released in 2012, health authorities said Thursday.
Accused of witchcraft or sorcery, children with cleft lips or palates are often driven into hiding in several African countries, forced to live as outcasts unless they receive an early operation.
Baby talk is more than just bonding: chatting with your infant spurs important brain development that sets the stage for lifelong learning, researchers said Thursday.
A new study of obesity finds that much of a child's "weight fate" is set by age 5, and that nearly half of kids who became obese by the eighth grade were already overweight when they started kindergarten.
Imagine for a moment that all of the nation's fast-food establishments -- all the striped awnings and golden arches, the drive-thru windows, the beckoning dollar deals and wafting odor of French fries -- were to vanish overnight. Would the number of our kids who carry an unhealthful amount of extra weight plummet?