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Child-Free by Choice
Not everyone wants kids. Despite the stigma sometimes attached to those who choose not to have children, they're doing fine.
Predicting School Safety Ahead of Re-Opening
Pretty much everyone is eager for schools to reopen. A new model offers a way to predict how well various safeguards work to keep them safe.
When babies are offered soft drinks and other high calorie snacks, is childhood obesity any surprise? Here's how parents can help.
Early Childhood Education Shapes the Middle-Aged Brain
Childhood enrichment programs bring long-term cognitive benefits. Brain scans reveal improved brain development even in middle age.
A Surge in Pediatric Telehealth Visits
More children saw their doctors online during the pandemic. It's convenient, but not suitable for every condition, and not all enjoy access.
Secondhand Smoke Affects Babies Before Birth
Infants exposed to secondhand smoke, even in utero, show poorer lung function at age 6. It doesn't matter who is doing the smoking.
Sugar-Sweetened Drinks Linked to Colon Cancer
Rates of early-onset colon cancer are rising; so is over-consumption of sugary drinks. There is a connection, and it's worse among teens.
Not Such Happy Meals
Ads for a free toy with a burger and fries are pretty hard for kids to resist, especially when fast-food outlets don't follow the rules.
A New View of Teens' Screen Time
Is teens' reliance on cell phones and social media any worse for them than the television and video game habits of the past?
Baby’s First Poop
It may sound gross, but the contents of a newborn's first diaper hold important clues to his or her future health.
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