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Parents are pretty creative when it comes to first names for their kids, but when it comes to last names, many parents still play it by the book.
New analysis also shows that preemies born between 22 and 24 weeks of pregnancy are less likely to develop health issues.
Vital signs monitors for babies may seem helpful, or least they can't hurt, but some scientists warn they are of little use and exacerbate parental fears.
Does an only child exhibit different behavior and personality than one with siblings? Or is this spoiled reputation nothing more than a persistent cultural myth?
Behavioral psychologists have always thought children could start spotting intentional falsehoods around the age of 4. Turns out it's probably much younger.
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.
One study attempted to find out, with a little help from some brain scans.
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.
Babies may do just fine without all that burping assistance, according to an intriguing little study.
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.
Researchers unveil findings that parents of princess-wannabes could find royally alarming. But they shouldn't.
Moving can turn a kid's world inside out. A massive, new Danish study has produced some sobering data on how moves affect kids.
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.
Even though the NIH banned funding for work on chimera embryos, a scientist explains why it's necessary — and not unethical.
Janet Jackson's pregnancy raised interest in reproductive assistance for older parents. Which mind-blowing techniques are on the horizon?
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.
In Finland, the government issues every newborn a cardboard box to sleep in. Now the "baby box" maternity package is revolutionizing global public health.
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.
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.
Being deprived of oxygen can lead to brain injuries. Strangely enough, gender can play a role in those injuries in newborns.
Controversy surrounding mitochondrial replacement has created a fear of designer babies. Will a new scientific paper convince the FDA this fear is unwarranted?
But researchers are working on a method to boost the microbiota of babies born by C-section.
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?
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.
The brains of diagnosed compulsive gamers operate differently from the rest of us, mostly in beneficial ways, but sometimes in negative ways.
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