A new study conducted for Britain's Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has found that encouraging children to learn gardening boosts their development by helping them become happier, more confident, and more resilient. In addition, gardening also helps teach children patience and the benefits of a healthy diet and lifestyle.
A recent study out of Australia has found that natural sunlight plays a very important role in the development of unborn children.
High cholesterol is common enough in children these days that all of them should be screened for the condition, say the authors of a new study examining the rates of high cholesterol in children.
If you get your information about assisted reproduction technologies (ART) such as in vitro fertilization (IVF) and intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) from the mainstream media, you may think these are simply wonderful ways to help infertile couples have healthy babies. In fact, women like Nadya "Octomom" Suleman and Kate Gosselin of reality TV fame have become stars of sort after producing broods of kids using ART.
Parents and nutritionists are protesting a line of designer toddler drinks containing mostly milk and sugar. They are aimed at children as young as 1 year old.
The Los Angeles Times recently reported that the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) is planning to sue fast-food giant McDonald's if the company does not comply with its demands to remove toys from "Happy Meals".
With its many multigenerational families, South Florida is at the center of an explosion in middle-age people caring for their children and their aging parents.
Probiotics are beneficial microorganisms similar to the "friendly" bacteria found naturally in the body's digestive system.
It was established years ago that Paxil carries a risk of suicide in children and teens, but GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has for the last 18 months been conducting a study of the antidepressant in kids as young as seven — in Japan.
Children with cancer often require pediatric intensive care; and thanks to such care, many of them have been able to overcome their leukemia.