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?
When youngsters continually struggle to fall asleep at night, new research suggests their body clock might not match their bedtime.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) yesterday announced that it will be releasing additional publicly funded Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccines (PCV 13) for 1- and 2-year-old children next year.
Nearly 80 percent of five-year-old children in Taiwan suffer from tooth decay, higher than the 50 percent goal set by the World Health Organization, the Health Promotion Administration (HPA) said yesterday.1 Comment
More than a quarter of a million children each year are born infected with the virus that causes AIDS, but too few are being tested early to receive treatment and prolong their lives, the United Nations said on Wednesday.
Today's kids can't keep up with their parents. An analysis of studies on millions of children around the world finds they don't run as fast or as far as their parents did when they were young.
Rickets, the childhood disease that once caused an epidemic of bowed legs and curved spines during the Victorian era, is making a shocking comeback in 21st-century Britain.
"He needed an extra year to play and grow," Cathrin Wesenberg said of her son Ole. While parents elsewhere are often accused of pushing their children, she is part of a trend in Germany to defer the start of school.
Children -- like adults -- are increasingly trying electronic cigarettes, according to the first large U.S. study to gauge use by teenage students.