New Study Links Diabetes, Obesity To Autism RiskDiabetes and obesity are at epidemic levels in women of child bearing age and now a new study is linking the two conditions to autism risk.
Study: Hand Washing Dishes May Reduce Risk Of Allergy DevelopmentDinner is finished and the plates are loaded into the sink—whether you proceed to hand wash or place them in the dishwasher could make a difference in whether or not children develop allergies.
Pediatricians' Rx For Schools: Later Start Times Pediatricians have a new prescription for schools: later start times for teens.
Kids Get Codeine In ER Despite Risks, Guidelines Despite recommended limits on codeine use in children, the potent painkiller is prescribed for children in at least half a million emergency room visits each year, a study suggests.
Kids Continue To Pound Back The CaffeineApproximately 75 percent of U.S. kids and young adults consume at least some caffeine on a daily basis. The numbers haven't budged over a decade, despite soda use declining. Instead, energy drinks are becoming the increasingly common source of much of the caffeine intake.
Breastfeeding & Brain DevelopmentNew mothers may have another reason to breastfeed. A study in the journal Pediatrics finds a connection between breastfed babies and higher mental development.
Spongebob In Hot Water From Study Of 4-Year-OldsThe cartoon character SpongeBob SquarePants is in hot water from a study suggesting that watching just nine minutes of that program can cause short-term attention and learning problems in 4-year-olds.
Study: Children With Autistic Siblings Face Greater RiskA new study suggests that nearly one-in-five children with an autistic older sibling will develop the disorder, too —a rate much higher than previously thought.
Study: Sack Lunches Can Make Kids SickIs your kid's brown-bagged school lunch unsafe? A new study suggests sacked lunches are breeding grounds for bacteria that cause vomiting, diarrhea, or even death in some children.
Portable Pools & Young Kids: A Deadly CombinationSchool is out, the South Florida sun is blistering hot and what kid doesn’t want to spend the afternoon splashing around in a pool.
Study: Kids Should Put Down The BottleA new federally-funded study has confirmed research that children need to put down the bottle as soon as possible.