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.
Women who eat a low-fat, fiber-rich diet in the year leading up to pregnancy are less likely to give birth to babies with birth defects, according to new study.
Women who get pregnant while dieting are putting their child at risk of obesity or type 2 diabetes in later life, according to a new study.
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.
Babies given extra amino acids in their formula ate less and felt sated sooner than with regular cow's-milk formula, in a new study whose results challenge the idea that bottle-feeding diminishes a baby's ability to regulate its own food intake.
Mothers with postpartum depression are more likely to be in a violent relationship than moms without depression, and new mothers in abusive relationships are more likely to suffer postpartum depression, according to a new survey of women with infants.
Heavier female babies are more likely to develop diabetes and related metabolic risks when they grow up compared with their male counterparts, according to a recent study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism (JCEM).
Women giving birth today spend two to three hours longer in labor than women giving birth half a century ago, according to researchers at U.S. National Institutes of Health.
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.
A mother is suing a Florida hospital after a nurse allegedly cut off part of her baby daughter’s finger while she was removing an IV.
A fresh look at past studies suggests kids who live with a smoker are more likely to wheeze or get asthma, providing more evidence for the link between secondhand smoke and breathing problems.
Researchers from the MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit, University of Southampton, have presented evidence that early growth predicts the size, mineralisation, shape and strength of the hip bone in childhood. The presentation was made at the European Congress on Osteoporosis & Osteoarthritis (IOF-ECCEO12) which took place in Bordeaux, France from March 21-24, 2012.
Male high school athletes' ability to recognize and intervene to stop dating violence is improved ...
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.