March 5, 2014 2:51 pm
Exposure to second-hand smoke in childhood causes irreversible damage to children’s arteries – increasing their risk of heart attacks or strokes when they grow up, according to a large international study published on Wednesday.
March 3, 2014 4:20 pm
Young smokers who have smoked more cigarettes have clear differences in their brains compared to lighter smokers, according to a new study.
February 26, 2014 12:54 pm
New autism guidelines could leave thousands of children who have developmental delays without autism diagnosis, meaning they will miss out on social services, educational support and medical benefits.
February 26, 2014 12:51 pm
The obesity rate among 2- to 5-year-olds dropped by almost half in the U.S. over the past decade, according to a report suggesting a new wave of Americans may avoid the risks of heart disease and diabetes linked to being severely overweight.
February 25, 2014 3:14 pm
Following guidelines set by Autism of the Seas, the cruise line has now incorporated new youth programs, trained daycare staff and specialized meals that cater to autism-sensitive dietary restrictions like gluten or dairy-free options.
February 19, 2014 2:15 pm
New York State has agreed to sweeping changes that would curtail the widespread use of solitary confinement to punish prison infractions, according to court papers filed on Wednesday.
January 22, 2014 1:05 pm
A new study published in the British Medical Journal finds a small but significant increase in psychosis risk for people who suffer the loss of a family member in childhood.
November 11, 2013 6:47 pm
For women who are pregnant, as little as 20 minutes of exercise three times per week can advance a newborn’s brain activity, according to a new study.
November 5, 2013 5:21 pm
Older adults who took music lessons during childhood seem to have a faster brain response to speech than those who never played an instrument, according to the results of a new, small study.
November 5, 2013 5:19 pm
A new report on fast food for kids and teens praises McDonald’s for reducing French fry portions and adding apple slices to all Happy Meals. But overall, the fast-food industry has a long way to go, researchers say.