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Air Pollution and the Young Brain
Early exposure to air pollution can cause changes to an area of babies' brains associated with ASD, depression and anxiety later in life.
Tracking Trends in Teen Substance Use
How teens spend their time out of school affects their use of cannabis and nicotine. Having a job plays a surprising role, too.
Screen Time Is Not
Parents are wise to limit screen time. But watching age-appropriate programs with your kids can actually stimulate cognitive development.
Ultra-Processed “Gateway” Foods
Foods like potato chips and packaged pastries are habit-forming and can lead teens to eat more foods with lots of salt, sugar and fats.
COVID's Lasting Effects on Kids
Kids hospitalized with COVID before vaccines were available suffered from a number of long-term problems like fatigue and breathlessness.
Breakfast with Mental Health Benefits
It’s not only eating breakfast that matters to kids' academic performance. Where they eat their morning meal makes a difference, too.
Help Kids Cope with Impulsivity — ASAP
Kids who find it hard to control themselves can end up with more serious behavior problems. Intervening early can change that.
Are There Age Limits to Learning Mindfulness?
Kids 11 to 14 were given mindfulness training to improve their emotional health and reduce stress. But the results didn't go as planned.
Liver Disease is on the Rise in Kids
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is on the rise in kids. Prenatal exposure to certain chemicals appears to be a source of the problem.
Fit Kids Grow Up to be Sharper Adults
Healthy habits in childhood lay the foundation for cognitive function in middle age. Get your kids moving now.
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