Babies who are breast-fed gain less weight over their first year of life compared to babies fed either breast milk or formula from a bottle, according to a U.S. study.
Children face a growing risk from "button" batteries, according to a U.S. study showing a near doubling of emergency room visits in the past two decades as the objects can cause electrical or chemical burns if swallowed.
Children whose mothers smoked during pregnancy may have a tougher time controlling their asthma than other kids do, a new study suggests.
Children conceived with the aid of fertility treatments are more likely to be born with serious physical defects, according an Australian study published Saturday.
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.