Children exposed to animals at a young age are 15 percent less likely to develop asthma later in life.
A recent study is shedding light on the reason nearsightedness has become so widespread among young adults. Hint: It has to do with modern living.
Researchers from the University of Texas at El Paso studied fourth and fifth grade children to see how air pollution affected their school work. Even after accounting for other possible contributors, they found that children exposed to higher concentrations had lower GPAs.
Insecticides may affect cognitive development in children, according to a new study.
New research says that the latest HPV vaccine can potentially prevent an astonishing 80 percent of cervical cancers in the United States.
You're not losing your mind. Cereal box characters really are trying to make eye contact with you, and researchers wanted to know why. Cereal companies are now calling the resulting conclusions "absurd."
In the spirit of Mental Health Awareness Month, new interesting research shows that children's sleeping habits may be linked to their mental health status.
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.