Childhood bullying may seem like a normal part of growing up, but a new study shows that it can cause severe long-term mental health problems, even worse than maltreatment by adults.
It's no secret that being a couch potato watching television all day may cause you to pack on a few pounds. But now new research shows that just one hour of television a day is linked to weight gain in children.
In recent years, parents have been cautious of getting their child vaccinated for fear that they might develop autism. But parents can rest easy as a new study shows that there is no link between autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine.
Unique regulatory "tags" found in male sperm could cause autism in their children, according to a new genetic study.
It turns out that children who don't like school aren't merely lazy, but could blame their lack of interest on the genes inherited from their parents, according to new research.
Passive exposure to bleach at home is linked to higher rates of childhood respiratory and other infections, according to a new study.
As kids get older, they may develop a curiosity for the glass of wine that's in mom or dad's hand, and ask for a sip now and then. Though in their younger years they not have a taste for it, a new study shows that kids who "sip" alcohol may be more likely than their peers to start drinking earlier.
Most of us know that smoking during pregnancy can result in a host of problems for both the mother and the fetus, but new astonishing research indicates that these harmful effects can be written on the faces of these unborn babies themselves.
Parents would do practically anything for their children, and what better way to show their love and support than showering them with gifts? Well, think twice before breaking out your wallet, because new research shows that kids used to getting little rewards grow up to be more materialistic as adults.
Concerned parents might shy away from this at first, but researchers are now saying that if parents want to ensure that their child does not develop a peanut allergy, they should be feeding him or her products containing the infamous nuts from a very young age.
Attention expecting mothers: eat your fish! Baby will thank you later. New research has determined that if a woman eats a good helping of fish while pregnant, there are a whole hosts of developmental benefits that can be conferred to an unborn child.
Fast food has been shows to be linked to lower test scores in kids, according to a new study.
Around the holidays, your children may be learning to play the "Nutcracker" or "We Wish You a Merry Christmas" just for fun, but new research shows that kids' musical talents may in fact be improving their brain power.
When you see a child "brown-bagging it" during lunchtime, it's very likely that that are lucky enough to have a parent who cares about their nutrition and well-being. However, despite how thoughtful a parent may be, junior might be better off if he had just been given some lunch money.