October 7, 2016 8:00 am
By the time 8-year-old Ava Christianson got to the National Institutes of Health this summer, she had lost several grueling rounds to leukemia and was bracing for the next one.
May 11, 2015 7:06 pm
On network and cable TV, during shows aimed at kids under age 12, the vast majority of commercials are for products with too much added sugar, saturated fat or sodium, according to a new study.
April 24, 2015 5:13 pm
While previous research has linked clinical depression in mothers to mood disorders and other health problems in their children, the current study is among the first to make this connection even when mothers have milder symptoms that might not be diagnosed or treated by clinicians.
April 9, 2015 1:34 pm
California lawmakers on Wednesday pushed forward a bill that would ban parents from citing their personal beliefs as a reason to let their school-going children remain unvaccinated.
April 2, 2015 4:28 pm
Difference is inevitable in nature and in life. Difference is not just inevitable — it’s also good. It makes our ecosystems evolve, it makes our societies grow and change and it makes us, as individuals, adapt and become stronger.
March 30, 2015 6:07 pm
Schools should not be using random drug tests to catch or deter drug abusers, the American Academy of Pediatrics advises in an updated policy statement.
March 24, 2015 1:50 pm
The new study, published in Circulation, adds to the growing evidence demonstrating that parents smoking can have a long-term effect on their children’s cardiovascular health.
March 2, 2015 12:42 pm
Many parents ask doctors to spread out toddlers’ vaccines instead of following the recommended immunization schedule, according to a new study.
January 23, 2015 5:42 pm
By sequencing the billions of chemical letters in a cell’s DNA, which make up the human genome, scientists may be able to better estimate the risk of a person developing cancer, heart, biochemical and metabolic diseases.
January 20, 2015 7:29 pm
The father of a 2-year-old with late-stage cancer is facing jail time for using cannabis oil in an attempt to ease his daughter’s suffering.