According to a report in the journal Pediatrics, intimate partner violence, such as domestic abuse, can stunt the development of a child’s language, social or motor skills.
Compared to 15 years ago, a new study shows that young girls are developing breasts at an earlier age than before, due to a rise in obesity.
Compared to white children, African American children are reportedly 69% less likely to be diagnosed with ADHD, and Hispanics are 50% less likely.
Battling acne is a problem for millions of Americans, and it can get especially bad in the summer heat. Now, there are new guidelines to treat it.
Over the past seven years the number of scenes with alcohol and alcohol brand placement has increased in movies aimed at children and teens. Some advocates are trying to change that.
A new study of prescription medications for children finds doctors are prescribing antibiotics less, while ADHD medications are on the rise.
The World Health Organization recommends that women breastfeed for the first six months of life. But what do most women do?
Many things can be done better at home than in a hospital environment and home visits and therapy can make a big difference.
We know that exposure to secondhand smoke can lead to serious health problems, and there have been many laws put in place to try to reduce exposure. But there is one area where kids still are at great risk, that’s in the car.
In their research, the scientists found autism is far more common in low birth weight babies in the general population.
A surprising discovery about autism – it runs in families, among siblings, at rates higher than previously thought. Health Reporter Stephanie Stahl is On Your Side with more.
A new report in the journal ‘Pediatrics’ says doctors should spend more time evaluating a patient to see if a CT scan is needed.
Thanks to surgical innovations, a rare but serious heart defect no longer is deadly for newborns. But as those patients age, complications are emerging.
With the sharp increase in recent years of sports-related injuries for student-athletes, representative Timothy Bishop of New York, part of the House Education and Labor Committee, is sponsoring a bill requiring schools to develop a plan for concussion safety and management.