Researchers investigate the perception of gender from children’s voices

The perception of gender in children’s voices is of special interest to researchers, because voices of young boys and girls are very similar before the age of puberty. Adult male…

Parental depression affects children’s mental health and educational attainment

Children who live with a parent who has depression are more likely to develop depression and to not achieve educational milestones, according to a new study published this week in…

Boston Children’s receives NIH grant to co-lead HEALthy Brain and Child Development study

Boston Children’s Hospital has been awarded two five-year grants by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to co-lead the HEALthy Brain and Child Development (HBCD) study, an ambitious, comprehensive national…

Sleep problems may negatively affect children’s reading ability, study suggests

New research published in the British Journal of Educational Psychology suggests that sleep problems may negatively affect children’s reading ability. In the study that included 339 children aged four to…

Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone performs first-ever pediatric lung transplant

Surgeons at Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone and the NYU Langone Transplant Institute reached a historic milestone when they used a lung transplant to treat a 16-year-old girl with…

Johns Hopkins Children’s Center brings Halloween to pediatric patients

Oct 29 2021 Johns Hopkins Children’s Center brought Halloween to pediatric patients today with its annual celebration. During this year’s festivities, about 50 staff members from both adult and pediatric…

New UC Davis study to track children’s exposure to chemicals in household dust

When it comes to keeping kids safe, parents may not think about household dust as a potential hazard. But those fine particles all around your home can expose kids to…

Less physical activity and more screen time impact children’s mental health during the pandemic

Few equations are as simple as the findings of a survey measuring the habits of 1,000 children during COVID-19: More physical activity and less screen time led to better mental…

Improving children’s hospital experiences using a social robot

In this interview, News-Medical speaks to Dr. Justin Wagner about Robin, the social companion robot, and how it is improving children’s hospital experiences. Please can you introduce your work and…

Children’s facial expressions of emotion after sleep restriction forecast social problems

When Shakespeare called sleep “nature’s soft nurse,” he was definitely onto something. Centuries later researchers have found that inadequate sleep in children affects their emotional functioning in ways that may…