Researchers have found that preschool-age children who watch food ads on TV consume about 120 extra calories a day.
Low-calorie sweetener use among children rose 200% from 1999-2012, leaving health experts concerned about the potential long-term health effects.
Prenatal exposure to a group of chemicals formerly used as flame retardants called PBDEs lowers children’s IQ test scores, a meta-analysis shows.
A diarrhea-inducing parasite is on the increase in public pools and water parks. Learn how Crypto spreads, and how you can protect yourself.
Cancer death rates are decreasing for men, women and children; and survival rates are improving. But are the numbers good enough?
Clostridium difficile bacteria were found in sandboxes on public playgrounds in Madrid, and each sample was found to be antibiotic-resistant.
The parents of a 3-year-old boy injured at an indoor trampoline park was shocked to learn that kids under 6 shouldn’t play on trampolines.
Phthalates, a class of endocrine-disrupting chemicals prohibited in toys, have been discovered in mac and cheese samples at concerning levels.
Glyphosate is now officially listed as a carcinogenic substance in California, under the state’s Proposition 65 law. RoundUp will soon have a warning label.
Head lice are apparently being transferred by head-to-head contact when youngsters gather around smartphones or tablets to view pictures.
Breastfeeding lowers the risk of heart attack and stroke in women, and the longer a woman breastfeeds, the greater protection she has.
Two new studies explore the anxiety and stress associated with people living in poverty, and how it leads to overeating and obesity.
A new study shows that babies that are allowed to cry themselves to sleep don’t have higher stress levels or other problems down the road.
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.
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.
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.
The EPA is delaying a proposed rule that would ensure the restricted-use pesticides, atrazine and chlorpyrifos, are applied safely by adult farmworkers.