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The childbearing age for U.S. women has been steadily creeping up for years. A huge, new study looks at how the delay in having kids is linked to how long a woman lives.
By Kate Kershner Nov 22, 2016
One study attempted to find out, with a little help from some brain scans.
By John Donovan Nov 7, 2016
The American Academy of Pediatrics has eased screen time limits for kids of all ages. But that doesn't mean parents can leave kids staring at a screen all by themselves.
By Kate Kershner Oct 31, 2016
Babies may do just fine without all that burping assistance, according to an intriguing little study.
By Kate Kershner Sep 22, 2016
A new study looked at the types of injuries sustained from trampoline park accidents, highlighting the need for better safety standards in these theme parks.
By Yves Jeffcoat Aug 22, 2016
Researchers unveil findings that parents of princess-wannabes could find royally alarming. But they shouldn't.
By Alia Hoyt Jul 5, 2016
Moving can turn a kid's world inside out. A massive, new Danish study has produced some sobering data on how moves affect kids.
By Robert Lamb Jun 24, 2016
Lots of babies can't nurse, whether it's because of their own health issues or those affecting the mother. A new $1 feeding cup could change that common scenario.
By Kate Kershner Jun 2, 2016
Even though the NIH banned funding for work on chimera embryos, a scientist explains why it's necessary — and not unethical.
By Dave Roos May 31, 2016
Janet Jackson's pregnancy raised interest in reproductive assistance for older parents. Which mind-blowing techniques are on the horizon?
By Alia Hoyt May 17, 2016
That's according to two authors who combed through five decades of research on 160,000 kids and found that spanking leads to negative outcomes all around.
By Allison Loudermilk Apr 26, 2016
In Finland, the government issues every newborn a cardboard box to sleep in. Now the "baby box" maternity package is revolutionizing global public health.
By Jesslyn Shields Apr 14, 2016
Parents who have more empathy for their children’s struggles have happier, healthier kids. But that empathy that helps their kids might not be serving parents so well.
By Jesslyn Shields Mar 8, 2016
Children who throw tantrums are more likely to get a tablet or smartphone as a calming device, but does that only delay trouble? New research examines the topic.
By Laurie L. Dove Feb 29, 2016
Being deprived of oxygen can lead to brain injuries. Strangely enough, gender can play a role in those injuries in newborns.
By Julia Layton Feb 25, 2016
Controversy surrounding mitochondrial replacement has created a fear of designer babies. Will a new scientific paper convince the FDA this fear is unwarranted?
By Robert Lamb Feb 10, 2016
But researchers are working on a method to boost the microbiota of babies born by C-section.
By Rachel Pendergrass Feb 8, 2016
Diagnoses of autism spectrum disorder have been rising over the past two decades, along with obesity and diabetes in women of childbearing age. How are these related?
By Karen Kirkpatrick Feb 8, 2016
A trio of economists reports that kids in larger families may have more to worry about than simply sharing a room or dealing with hand-me-downs.
By John Donovan Jan 15, 2016
The brains of diagnosed compulsive gamers operate differently from the rest of us, mostly in beneficial ways, but sometimes in negative ways.
By Robert Lamb Dec 29, 2015
It's practically the holy grail of infant care, and now, conveniently, it's on YouTube.
By John Donovan Dec 7, 2015
A U.S. trial program will implant uteruses from deceased women into live volunteers, allowing them to carry a child. Experts are divided on the procedure.
By Alia Hoyt Nov 23, 2015
Using electronics just before bedtime can be positive — and negative.
By Alia Hoyt Nov 16, 2015
MRSA is nasty infection that's worrisome enough on its own, but if you're a nursing mom, should you be concerned about passing it on to your baby?
By Debra Ronca
Why does "Hush, Little Baby" send your wee one off to dreamland? Read on to find out how lullabies affect your baby.
By Bambi Turner
What a Tangled Web a Few Squirrels' Tails Can Weave
The Logistics of Evacuating Entire U.S. Coastlines
Bullying More Likely in Less Crowded U.S. States