Specialized fantasy computer therapy is just as effective as face-to-face counseling with a clinician for adolescents with depression, according to a new study.
Teenagers who use speed or ectasy are more likely to suffer depression, according to a new study.
Children get more active when given more toy choices or autonomy, according to two new studies of University at Buffalo.
Even toddlers have a tendency to follow the crowd, according to a new study.
Obese women are advised to lose weight before they get pregnant by a new study.
Race continues to be an important factor in determining who receives out-of-school suspension and expulsion, and that racial disparities in school discipline are most likely due more to school characteristics than to the characteristics of behaviors or students, according to a new study.
Dynamics of online bullying are different from those of traditional bullying, requiring specific interventions, according to a new study.
Ottawa, Ontario (April 10, 2012) – Researchers have gained new insight into why 22% of Canadian women of childbearing age are still not achieving a folate concentration considered optimal for reducing the risk of having babies with neural tube defects, despite a virtual absence of folate deficiency in the general Canadian population.
Nearly 18 percent of U.S. school-aged children and adolescents are obese, as the rate of childhood obesity has more than tripled in the past 30 years.
For children with dyslexia, the trouble begins even before they start reading and for reasons that don't necessarily reflect other language skills. That's according to a report published online on April 5 in Current Biology, a Cell Press publication, that for the first time reveals a causal connection between early problems with visual attention and a later diagnosis of dyslexia
In a discovery that could help instructors better teach deaf children, a team of University of Chicago researchers has found that a gesture-sign mismatch made while explaining a math problem suggests that a deaf child is experiencing a teachable moment.
Three independent autism studies have for the first time found several gene mutations, particularly ones from older fathers that significantly increase children’s risk for developing the disorder.
BOSTON – Improving or maintaining physical fitness appears to help obese and overweight children reach a healthy weight, reports a new study from the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University. Researchers analyzed four years of data from in-school fitness tests and body mass index (BMI) measurements of students in grades 1–7 in the city of Cambridge, Mass.
High levels of family conflict can have a negative effect on children's development, but most people tend to think that this doesn't apply to babies.
Some autistic children "bloom" around eight years old, appearing to grow out of many of the condition's crippling symptoms -- and a new study may be able to shed some light on why. Researchers analyzed over 7,000 autistic children and found that the socioeconomic status of the children and their family played a large role in whether the child bloomed or not.