Asian-Americans and Hispanics suffer the most from myopia, followed by Native Americans, blacks, and whites.
Dyslexic children do a better job of reading when the letters are spaced out, according to new research.
More than 60 percent of overweight teens, and a third of normal-weight teens, already show at least one risk factor for cardiovascular disease.
Teaching good hand-washing skills actually improves school attendance rates.
Australian researchers found that pedometer-wearing seniors exercised more than twice as much as a control group given identical counseling and instructions.
Teen drinking leads to benign breast disease, which drastically raises the risk of developing malignant tumors.
Play time is healthy. So why do adults want to get rid of it?
An updated position statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics cites several studies in arguing that all mothers should try "exclusive breastfeeding for about six months."
It has been shown to decrease hypertension, metabolic syndrome, and type 2 diabetes. Now, an analysis of several large studies finds that dietary magnesium can cut the risk of stroke.
The ancient Chinese exercise is low impact, not very difficult to learn, and does not require any special equipment. It also improved balance and posture, two problems many with PD face.
Parsing the new policy statement released by the American Academy of Pediatrics for keeping kids safe while playing baseball.
The FDA's decision to require strong warnings about risk of suicide in kids on antidepressants could have been misguided, new study finds.
Know your risk factors and when to get a bone mineral density test as osteoporosis does not have any tell-tale symptoms in early stages.
Recess time and gym have been eliminated from many school programs to make more time for academics, but physical activity can improve thinking and reasoning skills in children.
The bacteria naturally exist in our environment and have been found in powdered formula and milk. Here, some tips to avoid contamination.
We talk about exercising more and eating less, but to truly fight obesity we must also consider attachment, the early bond with one's mother.
New research shows why coaches, teachers, parents, and other role models should consider modeling how to look on the bright side: it provides both emotional and physical benefits.
We're cutting traditional after-school activities to make time for academic ones, but the role of play in development shouldn't be forgotten.
The CDC's Advisory Committee on Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention has proposed radical changes to the way we identify, prevent, and treat this toxic substance in our kids.
In much the same way that combat affects a soldier, violence causes a kid's natural alarm and response system to become too sensitive.