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Is a Drowsy Teen Headed for a Life of Crime?

February 23, 2017. 3:00 PM EST. Study suggests a link, but one child psychiatrist says more factors than sleep may be at play Read article


Learning Issues Common in Kids With Heart Defects: Study

February 21, 2017 Many fall behind before fourth grade, tests show

Loneliness Often Plagues Black Women at Risk for Heart Disease

February 21, 2017 Social isolation boosts their chances for cardiovascular trouble, researchers say

Congressional Group Gives Bipartisan Support to Vaccine Safety

February 21, 2017 Letter comes in response to President Trump's reported support for anti-vaccine groups

Staying Socially Active Nourishes the Aging Brain

February 20, 2017 Researchers suggest making friends of all ages

Kids Born to Older Moms Score Higher on Thinking Tests

February 20, 2017 Children with younger moms once had the advantage, but that trend has reversed, study finds

There’s Fun and Fitness in the Pool for Asthmatic Kids

February 20, 2017 High humidity in indoor pools can also help keep airways open and prevent attacks, doctor says

Same-Sex Marriage Laws Tied to Fewer Teen Suicides

February 20, 2017 Perceived acceptance may benefit gay, lesbian and bisexual teens, study suggests

Most Parents Don’t Think They’re Meeting Their Kids’ Nutritional Needs

February 20, 2017 In national survey, only 1 of 3 respondents felt they're teaching healthy eating habits

Kids’ OD Risk Rises When Opioids Left Out at Home

February 20, 2017 Odds of overdose more than double if parent takes powerful narcotic instead of milder pain med, study finds

Ready for Spring Break? Have Fun But Play It Safe

February 18, 2017 Drinking too much can affect your judgment, increasing your risk for injury, CDC warns

‘Love Hormone’ Helps Dads and Babies Bond

February 17, 2017 Brain scans show distinct response when fathers gaze at their kids

Is Surgery Always Needed for Kids’ Appendicitis?

February 17, 2017 Review found many with inflamed appendix were fine with antibiotics alone, but more research needed

Lingering Baby Weight? Don’t Blame the Pregnancy

February 17, 2017 Researchers find weight gain speeds up a year after delivery, suggest motherhood might be the reason why

Hey Fellas, Depression Can Strike Expectant and New Dads, Too

February 16, 2017 Men who are stressed or in poor health seem to be at special risk, study shows

Imaging Study Confirms Brain Differences in People With ADHD

February 15, 2017 Attention-deficit/hyperactivity should be considered a brain disorder, researchers say