For the third consecutive year, unvaccinated communities have grown, the CDC reported Thursday. One school in Oregon has toddler vaccination rates lower than those in Venezuela.
By Jamie Leventhal
Low birth weight, defined as being born under 5.5 pounds, has previously been linked with an increased risk of childhood mortality and poorer educational outcomes.
By Nsikan Akpan
An anthropologist explores why there’s no one-size-fits-all model of child-rearing advice for all the world’s parents.
By Alma Gottlieb, The Conversation
By 2015, 43 percent of teens reported sleeping less than seven hours a night on most nights – meaning almost half of U.S. teens are significantly sleep-deprived.
By Jean Twenge, The Conversation
By KQED Future of You
After her daughter was bullied, one mom decided to start a camp dedicated to welcoming gender nonconforming kids.
By Julia Scott, KQED
Neurobiologist Frances Jensen explores the biochemical imperatives that make teenagers and young adults so emotional and unpredictable, as well as leaving them more vulnerable to addiction and mental disorders.
By Lesley McClurg, KQED Science
Digital addictions are not official mental disorders. But researchers see the same patterns in digital addictions as in other substance abuse.
Children who spent more time with hand-held screens were more likely to exhibit signs of an expressive speech delay, according to a new study from Toronto.
By Leah Samuel, STAT
While pediatric doctors have to be certified to treat children, there are no rules for when a patient must switch to another doctor once the patient reaches adulthood. Here's why some grown-ups decide to stay put.
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