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.
Advertisements have more influence on children's food choices than their parents, according to a study from Texas.
Male high school athletes' ability to recognize and intervene to stop dating violence is improved ...
In response to an urgent call from public health, health care, child care, and fitness practitioners, the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP), with assistance from multiple partners, has developed two important sets of guidelines directed at improving the health and activity levels of infants and toddlers.
Mothers’ exposure to air pollutants during pregnancy can cause behavioral problems in the child, a new study led by Dr Frederica Perera, Director of the Columbia Center for Children’s Environmental Health at the Mailman School of Public Health, says.
For all intents and purposes, the "War on Drugs" ended when nearly every state passed a law for recreational or medical marijuana use. The truth is, however, that law enforcement officers everywhere still actively pursue drug arrests. If you've been arrested for illicit drug use, you need to take the charges seriously. While there may be a valid defense or a program that can get you out of trouble for a first offense, the stigma can haunt you for a lifetime.