- Though a high-fat diet is already bad enough, adding high-fructose drinks can speed damage to the liver, a vital organ for proper metabolic function.
- A new study shows that checking social media on cellphones or laptops during class could bring down your grades.
- Less is more when it comes to children's activities. Kids who participate in less-structured activities have an easier time achieving their goals without relying on parental help.
- Food regulation has failed to keep pace with a growing Hispanic population by not requiring manufacturers to fortify corn masa flour with folic acid, which helps to prevent premature delivery and...
- About 40,000 American women choose to have their child delivered before it has reached full term. A new study has determined who is most likely to get this done.
- Children's brains respond far differently than adults when consuming sugar, and it shows in how their fat tissue grows — larger and more inflamed.
- Teen drinkers are choosing to binge drink hard liquors more than other drinks. What does this mean for their overall health and safety?
- Though National Children’s Day may have originated with religious purposes, today it’s a good time to educate yourself on children’s issues in the U.S. and around the world.
- Marijuana use among adolescents is rising, and might be more harmful on the young mind than some may think — it may impair brain development and hinder learning.
- Following a 2011 study finding that a gene variant may cause a poor response to asthma medications, British investigators plan to launch two large pediatric studies this year.
- A new study looks at what fitness trackers work best for children, and evaluate if they can help slow down the childhood obesity epidemic.
- A new study suggests that having a healthy mouth may be especially important for pregnant women.
Pediatrics (or paediatrics) is the branch of medicine that deals with the medical care of infants, children, and adolescents.