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Dyslexia May Be Visible in Childrens’ Brain Scans

Dyslexia May Be Visible in Childrens’ Brain Scans

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Success in learning often begins with success in reading. If parents and teachers are late discovering reading issues, it can be a struggle to get young children on track in school.Now, researchers at the Massachusetts In…

Matthew McConaughey: What I’ve Learned as a Dad

Matthew McConaughey: What I’ve Learned as a Dad

Photo by Ray Tamarra/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) — Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves welcomed their third child five months ago, and on Sunday, they told ABC News that they were in the middle of the first weekend away from their kids since his birth.&ld…

Heidi Klum Pays Her Children to Eat Healthy

Heidi Klum Pays Her Children to Eat Healthy

Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Every parent knows that it’s hard to get a child to eat something if he or she doesn’t want to.Supermodel Heidi Klum reportedly solves that problem by paying her children to entice them to ea…

Meat Allergy in Children Linked to Tick Bites

Meat Allergy in Children Linked to Tick Bites

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A tiny tick might be to blame for a rash of red meat allergies across the United States, researchers say. And the latest study suggests grill-loving kids are just as vulnerable as their grown-up counterparts.”Nearly …

Survey Shows Staggering Amount of Children Are Victims of Violence

Survey Shows Staggering Amount of Children Are Victims of Violence

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A new survey found that a startling number of children and teenagers under the age of 18 have been the victims of physical violence in the last year.According to a survey published in the journal Pediatrics, over 40 …

Guns for Kids Marketing Debate Ignited by Latest Child Death

Guns for Kids Marketing Debate Ignited by Latest Child Death

(AUBURN, Wash.) — The tragic shooting death of a 2-year-old girl by her 5-year-old brother this week was compounded by the fact — baffling to many who don’t use guns — that the .22 rifle the boy used has been given to him as a present.
The shooting …

Study: Kids Menu Items Not as Nutritious as Grown-Up Food

Study: Kids Menu Items Not as Nutritious as Grown-Up Food

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(EDINBURGH, Scotland) — Children who eat the same food as mommy and daddy tend be be healthier than those that eat off the kids menu, according to a new study from the University of Edinburgh.
BBC News reports that the study exa…

Study: Light Drinking During Pregnancy Has No Effect on Children

Study: Light Drinking During Pregnancy Has No Effect on Children

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(LONDON) — A study shows that drinking alcohol lightly during pregnancy may not have a negative effect on children.The study, which was published in the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, evaluated over 10,000 child…

No Children for Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi

No Children for Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi

Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Actress Portia de Rossi says she and wife, talk-show host and comedian Ellen DeGeneres, have decided not to have children.“There comes some pressure in your mid-30s and you think, ‘Am I going t…

Bees Attack 44 Children in South Africa; 4 Critically Injured

Bees Attack 44 Children in South Africa; 4 Critically Injured

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(JOHANNESBURG) — Forty-four children were sent to the Hospital after a swarm of bees attacked them on Friday.
The pre-school group of 80 children between the ages of 2-6 was visiting Bunny Park near Johannesburg. After an afterno…

Children Are Consuming Fewer Calories, CDC Says

Children Are Consuming Fewer Calories, CDC Says

Steven Puetzer/Getty Images(ATLANTA) — While 17 percent of American children and adolescents are still obese, they are consuming fewer calories than they were a decade ago, according to a new survey from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention….

Medical Bills Bankrupt Families of Mentally Ill Children

Medical Bills Bankrupt Families of Mentally Ill Children

Comstock/Thinkstock(OMAHA, Neb.) — Ted Morrissey, a middle-class Nebraska insurance agent with a good health care policy, has spent “hundreds of thousands of dollars” on treatments for his 16-year-old daughter who has complex mental health problems th…

Educational TV Can Improve Kids’ Behavior, Study Finds

Educational TV Can Improve Kids’ Behavior, Study Finds

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Young adults who spent more time in front of a TV during their childhood are significantly more likely to be arrested and exhibit aggressive behavior, a new study found.Researchers followed more than 1,000 young peop…

Study: Parents Who Pick Favorites Among Kids Hurt Entire Family

Study: Parents Who Pick Favorites Among Kids Hurt Entire Family

Ablestock.com/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Parents may not admit it, but picking favorites among their children is a fairly common practice.  Now, new research reveals that this pattern — known as differential parenting — is not only detrimental to t…

How Should Doctors Treat Childhood Trauma?

How Should Doctors Treat Childhood Trauma?

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — After tragic events involving children, including the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Connecticut and the kidnapping of 5-year-old Ethan by Jimmy Lee Dykes’ in Alabama, researchers are focusing more …

Survey: Parents and Kids Attached at the Hip and Pocketbook

Survey: Parents and Kids Attached at the Hip and Pocketbook

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Baby boomers are much more communicative with their 20-something-year-old children than they were with their own parents at that age, according to a new survey published in the latest issue of AARP The Magazine.The…

Senators’ Kids Steal the Show at Mock Swear-In

Senators’ Kids Steal the Show at Mock Swear-In

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — They have been sworn into the Senate Thursday, but for Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas), their kids were the ones who stole the show.First was Gillibrand’s son, …

Parents’ Top Resolution for Kids in 2013: Clean Your Room

Parents’ Top Resolution for Kids in 2013: Clean Your Room

Jen Siska/Lifesize/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Parents want their children to accomplish many things, but when asked which New Year’s resolutions, if any, they would pick on their behalf, 47 percent of moms and dads said they want their kids to clean…

Body Armor for Kids: Sales Surge After Sandy Hook Massacre

Body Armor for Kids: Sales Surge After Sandy Hook Massacre

Bullet Blocker(NEW YORK) — Body armor companies are seeing a surge in sales of bulletproof backpacks following the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, in Newtown, Conn.Although the nondescript, black, child-size backpacks sold by the Massachuset…

Researchers Tell Kids to Drink Their Milk — But How Much?

Researchers Tell Kids to Drink Their Milk — But How Much?

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(TORONTO) — Pediatricians often recommend milk to help kids grow strong bones. We tell our children to drink milk, but how much “moo” juice is too much of a good thing? A Canadian study of more than 1,300 children helps wi…

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