A study led by environmental health researchers finds that children in East Liverpool, Ohio with higher levels of Manganese (Mn) had lower IQ scores.
Although the clinical efficacy of antidepressants in children and adolescents is proven, it is frequently accompanied by side effects. In addition, the influence of the placebo effect on the efficacy of antidepressants is unclear. A meta-analysis of data from over 6,500 patients has now shown that, although antidepressants are more effective than placebos, the difference is minor and varies according to the type of mental disorder.
As golf carts become increasingly popular in communities beyond the fairway, new research shows, a significant number of children are being seriously injured while using them.
A growing body of evidence suggests access to safe, natural areas improves health across a wide variety of areas, including heart health, mental health, weight management, ADHD, and stress among children.
Showing the opioid epidemic knows no age limits, new research suggests more than 100 children test positive for opioid addiction or dependency each day in US emergency departments.
A new study demonstrates the potential of wearable technology as a social-skills aid for children with autism spectrum disorder.
Research has identified four pathogens that are responsible for the vast majority of diarrheal illnesses, leading the way for potential new treatments.
The 2010 Massachusetts law restricting the use of off-road vehicles to those age 14 and older led to significant reductions in both emergency department (ED) visits and hospital admissions resulting from ORV injuries in the following three years, research concludes.
Respiratory tract infections in young children are linked to an increased risk of asthma and worse lung function in later life, according to new research.
Children with asthma are more likely to be prescribed antibiotics even though there is no evidence that they need them any more than children without asthma.