By the time they reach age 18, about 12 percent of US children will experience neglect, physical, sexual, or emotional abuse, according to new research from Yale University.
New research has shown that dangerous flame retardants can be found in preschool and childcare settings, potentially exposing children to toxic compounds.
The longer parents smoke, the more likely that their kids will pick up the unhealthy habit and become heavy smokers themselves, a new study shows.
A new study by the American Humane Association (AHA) is launching what advocates say is the first clinical trial of the effects of animal-assisted therapy (AAT) on young cancer patients and their families.
The powerful painkiller codeine is often prescribed to children in emergency rooms despite warnings and the availability of alternatives, researchers at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) indicated.
Refining diagnosis and treatment for those with autism has been the main focus of an emerging body of research. Researchers are pushing for an early diagnosis of autism spectrum diseases in children, which could lead to improved results for children and their families.
Girls who play with Barbie dolls see fewer career options for themselves than for boys.
Children exposed to two chemicals which is prevalent in food packaging, are more likely to be obese or show signs of diabetes precursors than those with lower exposure levels, two studies published Monday suggest.
A bump and a bruise are common and excepted when participating in contact sports. A new study released Tuesday reported that a staggering 1.35 million children and teens were admitted to emergency rooms for sports-related injuries in 2012.
Around every 45 minutes a child in the United States ends up in the emergency room with injuries caused by a television, most often due to a poorly secured TV falling on top of a young child, a new study said Monday.
Several studies have linked the compound chemical bisphenol A, or BPA to potential health problems including asthma and behavior problems in children.
"I love my children equally," says yet another parent when asked if they have a favorite child. It turns out that over a third of mothers actually have a favorite child.
Since the change of medical marijuana in Colorado, a growing number of young children have been treated for accidentally eating marijuana-laced cookies and candies, according to a new study by medicos from the University of Colorado.
Each child is unique in how long it takes to develop motor skills including sitting, walking, and speaking. A new clinical report from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), said Monday that early recognition of delays can help optimize positive outcomes.
As many as twenty percent of children in the United States are living with mental health disorders and the number of diagnoses has been steadily rising for more than a decade, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).