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Mental Disorders and Children
One out of seven (15.4 percent) US children aged 2 to 8 years old had at least one diagnosed mental, behavioral or developmental disorder (MBDD), according to a recent study.
What's the Best Breakfast for Kids?
Many parents tell their kids that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, yet still lean on quick breakfast staples like cold cereal. New evidence suggests, however, that the best breakfast for kids probably won’t come from a box.
Moms-to-Be and Vitamin D
Women often have questions about what they should and shouldn't eat when they're expecting. Here may be one answer to those questions.
Nothing Compares to Mother’s Milk
What would happen if nearly every mother around the world breastfed her babies? Great things, new evidence suggests.
Raising Awareness for Birth Defects
January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month. And this year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is inviting women and their families to make a PACT to prevent birth defects.
Good News for Kids Born by IVF
For couples struggling to conceive, here's some potentially comforting news about the safety of infertility treatments.
How Fit Are Young Teens?
As teen obesity rates climb, the role of schools in shaping students' exercise habits has come under intense scrutiny. And there may be a good reason why.
Officials Crack Down on Nicotine Products
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), a leading authority on children's health issues, is looking to clear the air on tobacco product use.
Promising Preeclampsia Pill Under Further Study
Preeclampsia is a common cause of babies being born prematurely. But a potential new treatment may help.
What a Little Supervision Could Do for Teen Girls
The teen years can be a challenge for both kids and their parents. But keeping an eye on early-maturing teen girls may make a difference.