New research shows that children who are exposed to tobacco smoke at home at early stages of their childhood are highly likely to adopt antisocial behavior toward others, engage in proactive and reactive aggression, have conduct problems at school, and drop out at age 12.
A new study revealed that the use of codeine, which has been prescribed to pediatric patients as an analgesic and antitussive agent, could potentially result to life-threatening respiratory complications in children.
A new study revelaed that playing video games for about one hour every week could provide health benefits for children, but excessive playing could lead to conduct-related problems.
Many chemicals found in our households were never adequately tested for safety. Children who are exposed to these chemicals, such as air pollutants, plasticizers and lead, are at a risk of impaired brain development.
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.
Maternal obesity may harm babies' immune system at the time of their birth, according to a new study.
Researchers have made what they are calling a "groundbreaking" discovery concerning cerebral malaria - one of the most deadly forms of the mosquito-borne disease - in children. Now they hope that these revelations can pave the way for new treatment options that can save many young lives.
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.
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.
Childhood deaths caused by pneumonia and diarrhea could be largely eliminated by 2025 through a new "integrated strategy" launched Friday, said two UN agencies.
Whether or not a doctor labels a child's potential symptoms as those associated with a specific disease impacts a parent's decision to medicate a child.