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.
Children who grow up learning to speak two languages are better at switching between tasks than are children who learn to speak only one language, according to a study funded in part by the National Institutes of Health. However, the study also found that bilinguals are slower to acquire vocabulary than are monolinguals, because bilinguals must divide their time between two languages while monolinguals focus on only one.
Middle school boys rated reading more valuable as an activity after two months of using an e-reader, according to a new study.
The majority of parents dislike the idea of their kids sticking to the idiot box for long hours watching their favorite cartoons and movies. Now a study is saying that the stuff your kids watch may not always be harmful. On the contrary, some can help awaken the hidden creativity in him
An injury-prevention program designed for soccer players might also help reduce injuries in basketball, a study of teen players suggests. Researchers from England and Italy tested the "FIFA 11+" warm-up program -- created primarily to prevent knee and leg injuries in soccer -- on young male players for an elite Italian basketball club.
A study of more than 18,000 children across England found that embedding mental health support in schools as part of the Targeted Mental Health in Schools (TaMHS) programme led to greater improvements in self-reported behavioural problems among primary pupils.
Seventh-grade students have experienced alarming rates of physical violence at the hands of a romantic partner, including being shoved, grabbed, hit or kicked, a survey of middle schoolers showed on Thursday.
A new government health report indicated that about one in 88 children in the United State has autism or a related disorder, the highest estimate to date, which represented an overall increase of 25 percent since that last analysis in 2006.
In a widely noticed study, developmental psychologists reported that 14-month-old infants imitate an unusual action if it was chosen deliberately by the person they observed, but not if it could be attributed to external constraints. This selective imitation was put forth as evidence for an early understanding of rational action and action goals.