- CPSC is moving to institute a ban on rare-earth mini-magnets, which caused the death of a toddler. A final vote is set for later this month.
- Prescribing a stimulant plus an antipsychotic drug to violent kids with ADHD reduces their aggression when combined with teaching parents to use behavior management techniques.
- Just like adults and teens, kids who eat breakfast are less likely to develop risk factors for diabetes. But it's just as important to eat right for breakfast, a new study finds.
- A new study has found orphaned children living in institutions are as healthy and, in some ways, healthier than those in family-based care.
- The American Academy of Pediatricians has issued a new policy statement recommending that schools delay their start time from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. to prevent adverse side effects experienced by their students.
- Getting less than the recommended amount of sleep at age 16 increases obesity risk.
- Smartphones and tablets are damaging children's social skills, but all is not lost for kids in the digital age.
- Kids who include specific features when they draw other children are more likely to be smarter during adolescence, according to a new study.
- It's no secret that raising a kid is expensive, but just how expensive? A new USDA report has determined it's somewhere around $245,000.
- Preemies' health improves greatly when their mothers hold them closely and sing to them. In turn, it also calms mothers.
- Vending machine bans in schools aren't making kids any healthier, according to a new study. Researchers offer solutions to reduce childhood obesity.
- Exposure to the antimicrobial compounds triclosan and triclocarban may affect not only our ability to fight off germs, but also the birth length of newborns.
Pediatrics (or paediatrics) is the branch of medicine that deals with the medical care of infants, children, and adolescents.