Educating parents on healthy infant sleep habits may help prevent obesity
6 hours ago
Teaching parents bedtime techniques to encourage healthy sleep habits in their infants may help prevent obesity, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers. Strong links exist between inadequate sleep and childhood ...
Nature and nurture shape infant eating habits, education professor finds
10 hours ago
Parents have a dual influence on how their infant children eat, passing on their genetic makeup to their children as well as serving as role models of eating behavior in early childhood, according to studies conducted by ...
Guidance updated for sedation of pediatric patients
13 hours ago
(HealthDay)—Guidelines have been updated for monitoring and management of pediatric patients before, during, and after sedation, according to a clinical report published online June 27 in Pediatrics.
AAP: doctors should screen teens for suicide risk factors
13 hours ago
(HealthDay)—Suicide is the second leading cause of death among U.S. teens, and health care providers should screen teen patients for suicide risks, according to a report published online June 27 in Pediatrics.
High cholesterol in childhood
Jun 28, 2016
Dear Mayo Clinic: My grandson is 11 and already has high cholesterol. He does not eat a lot of junk food and plays many sports, but we do have high cholesterol in our family. Could this be hereditary, and, if so, is it common ...
Those baby 'milestones' may have longer-term importance
Jun 27, 2016
(HealthDay)—Babies who learn to stand up relatively early may also do a bit better with attention, memory and learning by the time they are preschoolers, a new study suggests.
Looks-conscious teens trying risky supplements
Jun 27, 2016
(HealthDay)—Many teens are turning to risky, unregulated supplements to boost their looks, warns a leading group of U.S. pediatricians.
Premature girl and boy babies may need different food to thrive – and breastmilk may differ for each sex
Jun 24, 2016
A major new Auckland study will investigate whether giving specially boosted nutrition to preterm babies in the first crucial days of life could prevent diseases later in life and help intellectual development. It will also ...
Breastfeeding protects children from ear disease
Jun 23, 2016
Breastfeeding can have a positive effect on a child's hearing and language development, after being found to protect them from ear disease otitis media.
Breastfeeding linked to better childhood behavior: study
Jun 22, 2016
Children breastfed exclusively for their first six months of life have an easier time behaving as primary school students, according to new research published Tuesday.