Are Girls Protected From Autism?

Yahoo! Parenting – Rachel Grumman Bender “While scientists are still unraveling the many causes of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) — from exposure to air pollution during pregnancy to gestational diabetes — there’s one thing they know for sure: Boys are...

Researchers: Summer Break Interrupts Kids Eating, Exercise Patterns

Education News – Grace Smith “Summertime can wreak havoc with kid’s healthy eating habits and activity. Instead of spending more time outside, young people can become sedentary and consume more sugar and fewer vegetables, according to a study from Columbia...

California ranks 38th in kids’ well-being

The Mercury News – Sharon Noguchi “Parents struggling to earn a living, the effects of poverty and astronomical housing costs all drag down California’s children to the point that an annual national survey ranks the Golden State 38th in the nation in...

Could Antibiotics Raise a Child’s Risk for Juvenile Arthritis?

U.S. News and World Report – Alan Mozes “Here’s yet another reason not to overuse antibiotics: Children treated with the antibacterial drugs may face a greater risk for developing juvenile arthritis, new research suggests. The study found that...

Health: Early clue to why some children may have reading woes

The South Bend Tribune – Staff Writer “New research suggests it may be possible to predict which preschoolers will struggle to read — and it has to do with how the brain deciphers speech when it’s noisy. Scientists are looking for ways to tell, as young as...