Breastfeeding tied to better emotion perception in some infants
Sep 15, 2015
Researchers found that among 44 babies with a particular autism "risk" gene, those who were breast-fed longer spent more time looking at images of "happy" eyes and shied away from "angry" eyes.
Baby's first stool can alert doctors to future cognitive issues, new study finds
Jul 13, 2015
A newborn's first stool can signal the child may struggle with persistent cognitive problems, according to Case Western Reserve University Project Newborn researchers.
Research provides evidence of learning and memory six weeks prior to birth
Jul 08, 2015
If you've ever been pregnant, did you have a saying you'd repeat to yourself—something about taking things one day at a time, or maybe even wishing that men could know what it's like to carry a child? Or did you have a ...
High altitude may boost babies' risks for SIDS deaths, study finds
May 25, 2015
Lofty living may make babies vulnerable to sudden infant death syndrome, according to a Colorado study that found higher risks above 8,000 feet (2,400 meters).
Youth dance classes score low in physical activity
May 18, 2015
For parents who send their kids to dance classes to get some exercise, a new study from researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine suggests most youth dance classes provide only limited amounts ...
High-definition scans suggest effects of smoking may be seen in unborn babies
Mar 23, 2015
The harmful effects of smoking during pregnancy may be reflected in the facial movements of mothers' unborn babies, new research has suggested.
Toddler food often has too much salt and sugar, CDC study finds
Feb 02, 2015
Many packaged meals and snacks for toddlers contain worrisome amounts of salt and sugar, potentially creating an early taste for foods that may contribute to obesity and other health risks, according to a new government study.
Medical pot only OK for sick kids failed by other drugs: MDs
Jan 26, 2015
With virtually no hard proof that medical marijuana benefits sick children, and evidence that it may harm developing brains, the drug should only be used for severely ill kids who have no other treatment option, the nation's ...
'Small screens' prevent kids from sleeping, study says
Jan 05, 2015
Children who have access to tablets or smartphones in their bedrooms get less sleep than children who do not have the devices with them at night, a US study said Monday.
Fast-food consumption linked to lower test score gains in 8th graders
Dec 22, 2014
The amount of fast food children eat may be linked to how well they do in school, a new nationwide study suggests.