A new study by Yale School of Medicine study suggests that the cases of serious physical abuse in children, such as head injuries, burns, and fractures, have slightly increased by about 5 percent in the last 12 years. However, this report challenges the figures released by child protective services agencies, which claimed a 55 percent decrease in physical abuse cases among children from 1997 to 2009.
Although there is no complete cure for childhood respiratory allergies, like dust mite induced allergies and asthma, researchers say that they now have a long term control for the allergy that can bring it under control just three years of allergy shots.
Parenting is certainly not easy. Among a million things that a parent needs to take care of, one of the most important areas that a parent needs to be alert about is to keep their children away from addiction of any sort. And these days, addiction is not limited to substance abuse, but also extends to addiction of electronic gadgets and the internet.
In what could be called a breakthrough in the world for the betterment of children with special needs, Charlie the robot designed by University of South Carolina's College of Engineering and Computing doctoral student, Laura Boccanfuso could help children with autism improve their communication skills and interactions with others.
Parents of very young children always need to be alert and be aware as to what their child is up to and what could cause him/her danger. It is easy for toddlers to meet with accidents at home...many of which have even turned fatal for the babies, with drowning being the leading cause of unintentional death among children aged 1 to 4 years-old.
There is only a very thin line between being protective and being over protective. While a lot of parents tend to get over caring about their children, they fail to realize that by intervening in each and every aspect of their child's life might be doing more harm than good for their child's life. Such parents, who contact their children's professors, try to settle down disputes between their child and his/her friends, roommates, hunt for jobs for their children, etc, are called helicopter parents.
Many parents let their children taste alcohol at an early age, thinking that it might discourage them from drinking when they reach their teenage. However, this belief is wrong, claims a new study.
A new study suggests that higher levels of vitamin D during pregnancy may be significant in determining the baby's future health. According to the study, a deficiency of Vitamin D during pregnancy may lead to poor mental and motor skills in babies.
Who says playing a lot of video games makes children inactive and obese? Well, while this might have been true till a few years ago, the introduction of Microsoft's Xbox and its new Kinect feature are proving it otherwise...
Nutrition scientists and obstetricians at Cornell University and the University of Rochester Medical Center found that higher-than-normal amounts of choline, found in eggs and meat, in the diet during pregnancy changed modifications in the DNA of a fetus that tells certain genes gained from the mother to switch on or off
A new study has found that children have a better understanding of the concept of fairness than what was previously thought.
Active and passive (second-hand) exposure to nicotine, can mean complications for the unborn child of pregnant women. While this is not groundbreaking news by any means, researchers have conducted a more comprehensive study on how passive smoke can affect the physiological, sensory, motor and attention responses of newborns.
A new study by researchers from Murdoch Childrens Research Institute claims that "controlled comforting" and "camping out" (behavioral sleep technique) not only help infants sleep better, it also reduces depression levels in mothers.
A new study suggests that older children, who are overweight, may be consuming fewer calories when compared to peers who are of healthy weights.
There are so many other activities crowding the lives of children today, that reading inadvertently has become their last priority, a new study suggests.
Researchers from the University of Sheffield School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR) are today making a series of recommendations for NHS mental health trusts to change the way they collect and use patient feedback to improve the quality of care for inpatients.