Study Reveals Yet Another Reason to Limit Kids’ Screen Time

Excessive TV watching is linked to obesity, poor physical fitness, and depression in kids. A new study says it may also lead to poor bone health later in life.


Brain Scans Catch Autism Months Before Symptoms Appear

In a new study, researchers were able to predict with up to 85% accuracy which infants would go on to develop autism based on MRI scans.


Pediatricians Advise Parents: No Fruit Juice for Kids Under 1

In a statement, the American Academy of Pediatrics says that fruit juice should not be served to children under 1 year old, as it provides no nutritional value.


EPA Delays Rule That Would Help Prevent Pesticide Poisoning

The EPA is delaying a proposed rule that would ensure the restricted-use pesticides, atrazine and chlorpyrifos, are applied safely by adult farmworkers.


Cotton Swabs Send 3 Dozen Children to the ER Each Day

Cleaning your ears with cotton swabs is unnecessary and can be dangerous, especially for children. They send about 34 kids to the ER every day.


Study: Cannabidiol-Based Medication Reduces Intense Seizures by 50%

In a recent study, cannabidiol (CBD) reduced the number of seizures by half in children and adults with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS), a severe form of epilepsy.


In the Future, You Won’t Need Two Parents to Make Babies

A technique that scientists have used to create mouse embryos from skin cells may someday be used to create human babies.


A Superbug Has Increased 700% in Children Since 2007

A type of superbug has increased 700% since 2007 in U.S. children, who are more likely to have a negative outcome than adults.


Replace Junk Food Snacks with This FATTY Snack to Lose Weight?

Snacking on 1/4 cup of peanuts 3 or 4 times a week may help adults lose weight and prevent obesity in children and adolescents.


Could Staring at a Screen Ignite Speech Delays in Toddlers?

A study of nearly 900 children found that babies and toddlers allowed too much screen time have a higher risk of having speech delays.


100% Fruit Juice: A Healthy Drink for Kids, or Liquid Candy?

Everyone loves a cold, refreshing glass of fruit juice. But does it cause weight gain in children? Here is what one study has to say.


Parents: MiraLAX Causes “Neuropsychiatric Problems” in Children

After 1000s of parents said that MiraLAX laxative caused their children “neuropsychiatric issues,” Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia studied the matter.


Diabetes is on the Rise Among Tweens and Teens

More teens and tweens are being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, a disease that takes years to develop; and researchers aren’t positive as to why.


EPA Won’t Ban Chlorpyrifos Pesticide Despite Proof that It’s Dangerous

EPA head Scott Pruitt says his agency won’t ban the insecticide chlorpyrifos, despite overwhelming research showing it’s dangerous to kids and farm workers.


U.K. Doctors Granted License to Create 3-Parent GM Babies

Doctors in the U.K. have received the first license to create genetically modified, three-parent babies to make them immune to mitochondrial diseases.


GOP Bill Could Let Employers Access Your Genetic and Health Info

A GOP bill in Congress would give employers the right to demand employees’ personal health and genetic information. Resist and suffer penalties.


Teen Live-Streams Suicide After Doubling Antidepressant Dose

A doctor recently doubled the dose of a dangerous antidepressant Naikin Venant, 14, was taking when she live-streamed her suicide in January.