Even before they can talk, infants as young as seven months who grow up in bilingual homes acquire a special ability to distinguish between languages, researchers said on Thursday.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has for the first time recommended limits on children's daily consumption of sodium which it hoped would help in the global fight against diet-related diseases becoming chronic among all populations.
A drug-free placebo pill prevents migraines in children and teens just as well as most headache medicines, according to a U.S. study.
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.